CUSD#5 Guidance Counselor

Upcoming Events:
FAFSA Opens: October 1st
Woodland Scholarship Form is Due FEBRUARY 14TH

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

Edith Dady Memorial Scholarship: $1000 must be a female graduate of Woodland or Streator HS, will be enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution in the fall, shall be in good academic standing, must display leadership potential and dedication towards community service, and must have 2 letters of recommendation.  See Mrs. Lee for application. Deadline: March 11, 2022

Streator PEO Chapter CM Scholarship: $500.00  must be a female graduate of Woodland or Streator HS, will be enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution in the fall, shall be in good academic standing, must display leadership potential and dedication towards community service, and must have 2 letters of recommendation.  See Mrs. Lee for application. Deadline: March 11, 2022

Chesbro/Cushman/Kyser Scholarship: Scholarship for Livingston Ct. graduates.  Preference to students attending a 4 year college/university.  See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: March 1, 2022

The Illinois Odd Fellows Scholarship: Based on financial need and scholastic ability. Must be resident of IL.  See Mrs. Lee for application. Deadline: March 1, 2022

Mediacom World Class Scholarship: Based on life experiences, academic achievements, and community service.  Go to http://www.mediacomworldclass.com/  to apply.   Deadline: Feb 15, 2022

Financial Plus Credit Union Scholarship: 20 scholarships will be given, 10 $150.00 Bucks for books and 10 $500.00 scholarships.  See Mrs. Lee for application  Deadline: April 8, 2022

American Legion Auxiliary: Illinois Scholarship for Junior Members: Applicants for this award shall be Junior members of the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary and held this membership for the las 3 years.  This is a $1000 scholarship.  See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: March 15, 2022

American Legion Auxiliary: Past President's Parley Scholarship: This is a Nursing scholarship for an applicant who is currently accepted into an accredited nursing program or enrolled in classes required for the nursing program.   See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: March 15, 2022

IVCC Foundation Scholarships: Please announce to your students the IVCC Foundation online scholarship application is now available for the 2022-23 school year. www.ivcc.edu/foundation This link also lists all scholarships available, general and program specificThe deadline is Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Every student applying for a scholarship through the IVCC Foundation is required to submit the 2022-23 FAFSA or alternate application.

SOCU Scholarship: It’s that time of year for your students to apply for our member scholarship! SOCU offers (5) $500.00 educational scholarships and (3) $250.00 educational scholarships for SOCU members. Attached is the SOCU 2022-23 Scholarship Application PDF. We would greatly appreciate you posting this on your school website. The deadline for applications to be submitted is April 1st, 2022.  Further qualifications for these scholarships can be found in the attached PDF. Completed scholarships can be submitted through our website at https://socu.org/scholarship.

IAA Foundation Scholarships: The 2022 IAA Foundation Scholarship Application Period is NOW OPEN! The lineup includes 84 scholarships totaling $164,500 in tuition support. Apply Online Application link and all supporting materials including eligibility can be found at  www.iaafoundation.org.   Please read all instructions carefully and refer to the FAQ document on the website to help answer any questions. Deadline: Feb 15, 2022 As the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau, our Mission is to fund education, research, and charitable activities that benefit Illinois farm families and agriculture. We proudly offer scholarship opportunities for students pursuing degrees related to agriculture, and those with family farming backgrounds. Question can be directed to Jennifer Smith, Development Manager, IAA Foundation (309) 557-2232 or jsmith@ilfb.org

Arvetta M Lewis Scholarship: $500.00 scholarship has been set up to assist graduating seniors form Ford and Livingston Ct who plan to attend U of I and majoring in an agricultural field.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office. Deadline: May 6, 2022

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 16th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Scholarship Deadline   -  June 12, 2022Application Process Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm  Full details are available on our site.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship: $200.00 grant for a senior woman who is committed to the education field.  See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: March 1, 2022

Chapter IC of the PEO Sisterhood Scholarship: $300.00 to one graduating senior woman from Woodland HS who will be attending a 2 year, 4 year, or vocational school. The criteria is student academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. See Mrs. Lee for application. Deadline: March 11, 2022

Zonta Club International: Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship: Scholarship is offered to a graduating senior woman from Woodland HS.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office or online at https://www.zonta.org/images/docs/MyZonta/Tools/AwardScholarshipFellowshipTools/YWPA/YWPAApplication.pdf
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022

Dean Ritter Trust Scholarship: Award amounts $1000-8000 Must have a significant hearing loss in one or both ears, be a resident of IL, be a high school senior, and exhibit financial need.  Apply online at www.deanritter.org/2022-scholarship/  Deadline: April 1, 2022

DCFS Scholarship: To be eligible must ear a high school diploma or GED, meet the state criteria for HS graduation,  have a court ordered legal responsibility for the applicant or the applicant was formerly under the care of DCFS but has been adopted or placed in private guardianship.  See Mrs. Lee for application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Hank O Payne Scholarship: Trade school scholarship awarded to Mclean, Woodford, Logan, and Livingston Ct. award to be used toward a vocational school.  See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: May 15, 2022

Livingston Ct. Sheriff's Office Scholarship: The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding over $28,000 in college scholarships throughout the state of IL.  This is a $500.00 award.  See Mrs. Lee for application or go to www.ilsheriff.org/youth-2  Deadline: March 15, 2022

Starved Rock Country Community Foundation Scholarships: There are 6 different scholarships within this application.  See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline: March 31, 2022
Rising Star: Elementary Education $5000 scholarship
Carol and Dick Janko Scholarship for Promising Entrepreneurs: must have entrepreneurial experience during high school  Total of $7500 will be awarded
The Internet of Things Scholarship: two $1500 scholarships. preference given to students who are interest in engineering, science, computers, and technolgy.
The mac-Aero Scholarship for Aeronautics and Aviation: one 10,000 scholarship must be pursuing a degree in Aviation or Aeronautics
The Tangled Roots Brewing Company Pie it Forward: $1000 for someone pursuing a degree in hospitality or culinary arts
Women Inspired Network scholarship: scholarship to help young women to pursue their dreams.

Livingston County Home and Community Education Scholarship: $1000 scholarship for a person pursuing a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or related field.  See Mrs. Lee for application.  Deadline May 31, 2022

Greater Livingston Ct. Arts Council Scholarship:  $500Awarded to one senior who lives in or attends school located in Livingston Ct. who has excelled in the visual arts while in high school.  See Mrs. Lee for application. Deadline: April 18, 2022

Girl's State: The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor one Woodland girl who is a Junior to attend Girl's State on June 19th-25th 2022.  For more information go to  www.alagis.org or see Mrs. Lee


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