CUSD#5 Guidance Counselor

Upcoming Events:
FAFSA Opens: October 1st

Woodland Community Scholarship Application (please download before editing)

Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship: Scholarships range from $1000 to $4000.  The Acorn Equality Fund is a grassroots organization that provides scholarships for Gay, Lesbian,Bisexual, and Transgender (GBLT), persons, their children, and allies in Illinois' downstate counties.  Applications are available at acornequalityfund.org  Deadline: September 24, 2021

Golden Apple Award: Up to $23,000 in financial assistance for college, inclusive of paid Scholar InstitutesExtensive classroom teaching experience, Academic and social-emotional support, job placement assistance, Mentoring from our award-winning teaching faculty.  To Be Eligible:Students attending Illinois schools who are high school seniors, freshmen/sophomores in college and community college students, Illinois resident, U.S. citizens, eligible non-citizens, or Illinois Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, Please note: Standardized test scores are optional and not required for acceptance to the program this year. If Interested please see Mrs. Lee so she can recommend you. 

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: National Scholarships range from $4000-$50,000.  To apply visit enf.elks.org/MVS or stop by Mrs. Lee's office to pick up a brochure.   DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

Livingston County Pheasants Forever Scholarship Fund: Up to 3 $500.00 scholarships will be awarded based on the following: C+ or better GPA, involvement in hunting or interest in wildlife conservation, involvement in extra curricular activities, community service, HS senior from Livingston Ct., and completed scholarship application and essay.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office.   DEADLINE: February 19, 2022

Coca Cola Scholarship: Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern. The 2021-22 application is open to high school seniors until 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2021. Find details at Cokeurl.com/scholarships.

Jacob the Warrior King Memorial Scholarship: Eligibility Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Applicant must complete, sign and date the 2 page Scholarship Application.
2. Applicant must submit an essay (being 1-2 pages typed). Essay topic: Explain how you can
protect hunting and fishing through conservation and family bonds.
3. Applicant must reside in Illinois in Bureau, Ford, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Kankakee,
Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Warren,
Will or Woodford County.
4. Applicant must be enrolled in or applying for enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited
college, university or trade school. In the Fall of 2022, applicant must be a Freshman or
Sophomore in college or trade school.
5. Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0/4.0 or 3.75/5.0 GPA and provide proof of GPA.
Documentation provided must have the applicants name on it.
See Mrs. Lee for scholarship application.   Deadline: January 15, 2022

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation: HS Senior Scholarship: $2000 scholarships to recognize high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: March 10, 2022

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation: Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship: $2000 opent to all Illinois Hispanic Students who are first generation students to attend college and are seeking a college degree.  Must be a future chemists, high school chemistry teachers, chemical engineers and/or environmental engineers to apply. See Mrs. Lee for application.   Deadline: March 10, 2022

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation: $2000 for HS students who plan on pursuing  a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or HS Chemistry Teaching.  See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: March 10, 2022



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