Miscellaneous

The scholarships in BLUE have a link attached to them. So select on the link and then you'll be taken to the webpage regarding information about the particular scholarship your looking into. If in GREEN, they have their own application and can be found in the attachment section below.

LendEDU Scholarships: At LendEDU, we help students find financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. Unlike student loans, scholarship awards do not need to be paid back. We are excited to offer our very own scholarship this fall. Click on the link to check out eligibility requirements. Deadline: April 15, 2018.

U of I College of ACES: Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship: Jonathan Baldwin Turner (JBT) Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of leadership, good citizenship, and scholarly achievement. Applicants must have an ACT composite score of at least 29 or class ranking in the upper 10% at the end of their junior year of high school. Deadline: October 1, 2017 - March 1, 2018.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. Deadline: November 27, 2018

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Students that have performed volunteer work over the past year can apply. Before submitting application, complete the student/parent agreement page, which can be found on the last tab of the application. Deadline: November 6, 2018.

The Thomas Moore Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program: awards TEN $2,000 scholarships annually to students entering college to assist them with educational costs. The fund was designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family” while also providing a means for co-ops and individuals to honor deceased members of the co-op family through memorial gifts. Deadline December 31, 2018 LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship: Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is a member-owned rural electric co-op based in Paxton, IL that supplies electricity to approximately 13,500 meters over 4,500 miles of electric line in parts of 10 east central Illinois counties. Deadline: April 30, 2019

Oratorical American Legion Scholarship Program: Must be a HS U.S. citizen and under the age of 20. Please complete the form from the guidance office and student will need to give the form to their respective District Americanism Chairman who will forward on from there. Deadline: January 25, 2019

Youth to Washington Scholarship: Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is sponsoring a "Youth to Washington" $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: January 31, 2018

CBAI Foundation For Community Banking Annual Scholarship: The CBAI Foundation is offering a $1,000 per year (up to four years) scholarship. An essay is required for this scholarship. Deadline: February 6, 2019.

Life Lessons Scholarship: The loss of a parent or guardian is one of life’s most difficult ordeals. The emotional strain can be devastating to children and young adults. And for too many families, an untimely death also brings financial stress. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money. Please select on link to find out more details regarding this scholarship. Online applications will begin being accepted February 1 through March 1, 2018

AMERICANISM American Legion ~ Department of Illinois/AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST: Must be a HS U.S. citizen. Essay shall be no more than 500 words on the following subject: What The American Flag Means to Me. Brochure available in the guidance office. Deadline: February 2, 2018

Illinois PTA Scholarship: This scholarship is available to seniors planning to major in education (or education related majors) and have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Deadline: February 15, 2018

Fred S. Bailey Scholarship: Students who have shown commitment to community engagement, service, leadership, and academics. This is for students planning to attend the U of I. The application is open from November 7 - February 18, 2018.

Beta Sigma Psi: Christian Leadership Awards: The National Lutheran Fraternity Educational Foundation is offering scholarships to males of a confirmed Lutheran congregation and who will be starting college in the Fall of 2018. One winner from each college will be chosen of those attending U of I, Purdue, and Indiana University. There is no obligation to join the Beta Sigma Psi or be related to one of its members. One-time award to each student-school of $1500. Needs to be postmarked by: February 17, 2018.

Beta Sigma Psi: Martin Luther Scholarship: The National Lutheran Fraternity Educational Foundation is offering this scholarship to males of a confirmed Lutheran congregation and who will be starting college in the Fall of 2018. Applicant needs to be attending an accredited 4-Year College or University. There is no obligation to join the Beta Sigma Psi or be related to one of its members. One-time award of $2000. Needs to be postmarked by: February 17, 2018.

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship: The ICEF presents a number of $2,000 scholarships each year to top high school senior science students. The ICEF's objective is to recognize and honor HS seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular - employment activities and community involvement. Must be postmarked by: February 22, 2019

Mediacom Communications: Mediacom will award 55 scholarships of $1,000 through its World Class Scholarship Program to HS Seniors. Deadline: February 15, 2019

Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Program: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Illinois are aware of the financial need for so many deserving students wishing to continue their education in any post-secondary school or accredited vocational/technical school and have a GPA of 2.0. Applicants must be a resident of Illinois and a citizen of the United States. The application must be enclosed in one packet. Once on Forms page, please select ioof_scholarship link. Deadline & Postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Freese Memorial Scholarship: Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville and Ed and Helen Freese offter this scholarship for sons and daughters of farmers in any area of study they choose. Applicant must reside in Champaign, Ford or Vermilion County and been accepted by a community college or university. Mail application to the Champaign County Farm Bureau. Deadline: March 1, 2018

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation: The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education. For questions, email Crystal@ilamvets.org. Must be postmarked by March 1, 2019

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship: One $500 scholarships is being awarded by The Secretariat in honor of Kathryn G. Hansen. She was one of the founding members of the State Universities Civil Service System and The Secretariat, and organization composed of employees in civil service classifications with qualifications that meet or exceed those of Office Support Associate. Applicant must have a strong commitment to pursue higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business-related field, demonstrate academic achievement. Please review link for more information. Deadline: March 5, 2018

IL Lumber and Material Dealers Association Educational Foundation Scholarship: The Foundation is awarding academic scholarships to selected students to pursue their interest in selecting lumber and building materials field as a career. Any student enrolled full time in a certificate or degree program in an accredited trade school, 2-year junior or 4-year college or university and a resident of Illinois is eligible. Deadline:

Illinois Sheriff’s Association: Applicant must be a permanent Illinois Resident – One time, $500 scholarship. Student must enroll as a full-time student for college. Deadline: March 15, 2018

Jostens Renaissance Education: Award: $2500. Jostens has established a scholarship program to assist graduating high school students from schools with a Jostens Renaissance Program who plan to continue their education at a college or vocational school. Student must have demonstrated solid academic performance and potential and write an essay. Please select on link for more information. Postmarked by: May 15, 2018

MTI Scholarship Program: Established in 2013, the mrWF/MTI Scholarship program awards a select number of graduating high school seniors with a 100 percent tuition-free scholarship for one of MTI’s workforce training programs in a number of mechanical trades, allied health and transportation career fields. To be eligible for consideration, students must submit a 250 word essay and a video up to five minutes in length explaining their desire to win the scholarship and the reasons why they should be selected. Videos will then be posted to this website and voted on by the public to determine each year’s winners. Deadline: March 9th, 2018

Valley of Danville Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: Select on link to review the scholarship opportunities which are available through the Valley of Danville Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Deadline: April 1, 2018

Valley of Bloomington Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite: Select on link to review the scholarship opportunities which are available through the Valley of Bloomington Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. Deadline: April 1, 2018

Iroquois County Law Enforcement Association: Awarded to a senior that will attend an Illinois college to study Law Enforcement. Student must live in Iroquois County and must maintain a passing GPA in law enforcement studies. A total of $1,000 over four semesters will be awarded to the selected student. Postmarked by: April 14, 2018

AITCOY (Association of Illinois Township Committees on Youth) Scholarship: AIYCOY offers a $500 scholarship for 2 seniors planning on attending a 4-year college. Criteria: Have a “B” average, demonstrate leadership qualities and have interest in/participated in serving their community and plan on majoring in one of the following fields: Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Youth Recreation, Youth Prevention, or Sociology. Deadline: May 18, 2018

Busey Community Reinvestment Act Advisory Committee: This scholarship is to support the academic endeavors of low-to-moderate income students with a desire to continue their education. Been a resident of Ford County for at least 3 years. The annual gross family income can't exceed 80% of the median income which is $54,430. This includes income of everyone over the age of 18 in the home. Award: $1,000. Deadline:

Kids’ Chance Scholarship: Applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the IL Workers’ Compensation Act and that has results in financial need. Other criteria can be found by selecting on the link. Deadline: April 30, 2018 for students attending the Fall Semester. December 1, 2018 for students attending the Spring Semester 2019.

LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship: LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded based on a short essay, biographical statement references and recommendations. Deadline: April 30, 2018

Onarga Academy: Several $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to enroll in college directly after graduation. This scholarship is open to ALL PBL students and has its own application, please select on attachment below. Deadline: April 27, 2018

Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship: Incoming Full Time Male attending U of I starting in the Fall of 2018. We award three monetary scholarships who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics and community service during their high school careers.. Applicants for these scholarships are in no way obligated to join Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Deadline: May 1, 2018

James Beard Foundation Scholarship: U.S. high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled at least part-time during the 2017-18 academic year in a course of study leading to a certificate or degree at a licensed or accredited culinary school. Deadline: May 15, 2018

B. Davis Scholarship: To apply for this $1,000 scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words. Please select on the link below to view the essay topic. Deadline: May 22, 2018

Academic Opportunity Scholarship: Parkland College is offering 10 scholarships that will be 50% of tuition and fees for 2 years for students who meet the qualifications. Please select on pdf file below for more details. Deadline: June 4, 2018

Fast Web Scholarships for High School Seniors: As a high school senior, the pressure is on to find scholarships for college. At this point, high school senior scholarships are just as important as getting into the dream school. Fortunately, there are plenty of scholarships for senior high school students to apply to. By selecting on this link - checkout what's available for you. Due Dates will vary.

AES Engineer Scholarship: Their belief is that achieving a high GPA should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship to be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not REQUIRED to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words. Please select on link below for essay topic and more details. Deadline: Varies dates

Sussle Scholarship: Sussle is a community-generated encyclopedia of the most interesting images, videos, and facts. Please help us by contributing your knowledge, and in return, we offer an easy scholarship. No application and no essay, Just contribute stuff that's worth saving. Here are the qualities we look for: Interesting and funny like beautiful images or viral videos, Useful like recipes or how-to's, Hard-to-find like facts not in Wikipedia, or links not on the first page of Google results, well-written, informative comments for each post, not already posted, and not copied verbatim from another source. This is a monthly scholarship so select on link for due date(s).

Valley of Bloomington Scholarships: The Valley of Bloomington supports several different types of scholarships. Please select on the link to see if you're a fit for any of these scholarships. Due dates will vary. April 1, 2018

Student Scholarships.Org: Please select on the webpage to open up a list of scholarships Illinois school students are eligible for. Due dates will vary.

Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen Scholarship: The Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen Organization has a scholarship for any graduating high school student. For more information, select on link.

National Co-op Scholarship Program: WACE-Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education-encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship. Application Deadline is February 15, 2018

Hagan Scholarship: The Hagan Scholarship is a need-based merit scholarship for high achieving, self-motivated students in need of financial assistance to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. Over three hundred new scholarships will be awarded in April 2019. Hagan Scholars currently attend one hundred ninety four colleges and universities. Deadline: 5:00pm CST, November 15, 2018

AXA Achievement Scholarship: Are you active in your community? Have you led a project that benefits others? Have you overcome personal challenges? There is a winner in every state. Apply by: December 15th, 2017

Real World Design Challenge Scholarship: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: Be currently enrolled in grade nine, ten, eleven or twelve. Students enrolled in school environments with alternative grade of level designations must be engaged in a program of study equivalent to the corresponding high school grade level. Deadline is November 17, 2017

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: Be any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply> Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Deadline: November 30, 2017

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the U.S. All applicants must be ages 5-25. Also must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the U.S. within the last 12 months. Deadline is December 5. 2017

Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: High School applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four-year college/university or a technical training college. Deadline is December 31, 2017

Harris Poll Scholarship: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be: a legal resident of the 50 U. S. and DC who are 13 years or older at the time of entry. Deadline is December 31, 2017

Thiel Fellowship: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: Be interested in building new things. Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011. Deadline is December 31, 2017

VIP Scholarship: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: Be at least 13 years of age or older. Deadline is January 31, 2018

Union Plus Scholarship: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicants spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent) Deadline is January 31, 2018

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program: Minority students are especially encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Please refer to the website. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2017.

Central Prairie Award: MacMurray College is offering a $1,000.00 Scholarship for first year students attending high school in Central Illinois. Follow the Link for more information.

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship: One $500 scholarship is being awarded by The Secretariat in honor of Kathryn G. Hansen. Ms. Hansen was one of the founding members of the State Universities Civil Service System, and The Secretariat, an organization composed of employees in civil service classifications with qualifications that meet or exceed those of Office Support Associate. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, or other related educational expenses at any university within the State of Illinois. Due Date March 5, 2018

Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Will be awarding scholarships varying in amounts $1000 and $8000 each that meet the criteria: Must be a resident of state of Illinois, Currently is a high school senior in good standing, have a significant hearing loss in one or both ears, exhibit financial need. Due date: March 23, 2018

Student Insights: Is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Deadline is April 22, 2018

Women’s Business Council of Champaign County Jumpstart Scholarship: The WBC Jumpstart Scholarship is an annual merit-based award that is open to 12th grade female students in Champaign County pursuing additional education. The goal is to recognize students who are committed to using education to better their lives and that of their family and or community. Due Date March 15th, 2018

Jennifer Sinclair Arnold Smith Memorial Scholarship: Must be enrolled as an incoming, full-time student during the semester that the scholarship is to apply. Must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the year the scholarship is to apply, and have financial need. Must submit a one-page (minimum) typewritten essay describing your short- and long-term goals, including how this scholarship will help you to “Live Legendary,” making the most out of your life. Deadline is April 16, 2018

Colwell Law Group Single Parent Scholarship: As family lawyers in Albany, NY we understand how difficult it can be for a single parent to go to college, or for a single parent to come up with enough money so that their child can go to college. That’s why we’ve decided to sponsor this scholarship. Divorce hurts and you situation may seem hopeless in the short-term; we are committed to bringing you hope for a better future in the long-term. Deadline May 31, 2018

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): has a scholarship for qualified students enrolling in BSC’s Nuclear Power Technology program during the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship amount ranges from $5000-$10,000 for the 2018-19 school year. The NRC hopes the scholarship can be used to increase the number of women, minorities and low income students entering the nuclear work force, although anybody is eligible to apply. Deadline: September 15, 2018

The Horatio Alger Scholarship: Receive up to $25,000 for College. If, integrity, determination and courage describe you-you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. Website for more details: scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline: October 25, 2018