CUSD#5 Guidance Counselor

Upcoming Events:

October 1st: FAFSA opens
March 16th: Eureka College will be here at 8:00
April 14th: SAT testing
May 13th Honor's Night at 6:00 pm

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 20, 2019

Elks: Most Valuable Student Scholarship Several scholarships are given out each year at both the national and local level.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  See Mrs. Lee for brochures or go to enf.elks.org/mvs  Deadline: November 05, 2019

Horatio Alger Scholarship: provides scholarships throughout the nation for students with critical financial need($55,000 or lower adjustable gross family income)and exhibits integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarships range from $10,000-25,000.  To apply go to scholars.horatioalger.org   Deadline: October 25th, 2019

Streator Community Credit Union Scholarship: based on dedication to community service and development of leadership skills with attention paid to special circumstances which may affect the student ability to finance their higher education.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office.  Deadline: March 20, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Scholarship: up to $3500 in educational grants to fund higher education or to fund a community based project. Requirements include: 3.0 GPA, enroll at an accredited higher education institution for 2020-2021, be of hispanic heritage, and be a US resident, US citizen, or qualify under DACA to apply go to www.HispanicHeritage.org   Deadline is October 15, 2019

National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship: Promote careers in business, transportation. logistics, supply chain, and distribution.  Will award 2 scholarships of $3000 each and 4 scholarships of $2000 each.  See Mrs. Lee for application.    Deadline: March 1, 2020

Hagan Scholarship: nationwide need based merit scholarship. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the US having fewer than 50,000 residents.  The scholarship provides up to $6000 each semester for 8 consecutive semesters. Must have 3.75 GPA and composite score of 24 aCT or 1150 or higher on SAT.  To apply go to www.hsfmo.org      Deadline: November 15, 2019

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship: Open to all future chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, or HS Chemistry teachers. They will present a number of $2000 scholarships  To apply go to www.cicil.net     Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

Delta Kappa Gamma Society  International Scholarship for outstanding female educators: $200.00 grant for a woman who is committed to the education field.  See Mrs. Lee for application.   Deadline: January 5, 2020

IAA Foundation Scholarship: 76 scholarships totaling $118,000.  Application and supporting materials can be found at www.iaafoundation.org    Deadline:  Feb 1, 2020

The Streator Masonic Lodge Scholarship:  Application can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office   Deadline April 1, 2020

Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Scholarship: Will provide scholarships to youth who actively promote the mission of the Coalition through their own behaviors and peer interaction.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office   Deadline: March 4, 2020

SOCU Member Scholarship: Will give out 5 of $500.00 and 3 $250.00 scholarships this year.  To apply must be a member of SOCU in good standing by April 1, 2020, must be enrolled or going to be enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, university or trade school, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office  Deadline: April 1, 2020

Streator's Leading Ladies High School Scholarship: $500.00 scholarship must be a female student of Streator HS or Woodland HS, can not be a relation of SLL member, will be enrolled in an accredited degree granting institution by August 2020,  must display leadership potential and dedication towards community service.   Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office   Deadline:  March 31, 2020

Beta Sigma Psi Scholarships for Lutheran Males: The Beta Sigma Psi is offering several scholarships as a way to give back to their Lutheran Community.  Applicants should be male members of the Lutheran congregation dedicated to living up to the ideals of being a Christian Gentleman.  To apply go to http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org   Deadline: February 15, 2020

Arvetta M. Lewis Scholarship: This scholarship has been set up to assist graduating high school seniors that reside in Ford or Livingston Ct. and plan to attend the U of I  majoring in agricultural fields.  See Mrs. Lee for application   Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Illinois Odd Fellow Scholarship Award: You do not need to be a member or affiliated with the organization to apply.  You may pick up an application in Mrs. Lee's office or by going to www.ioof-il.org   Deadline: March 1, 2020

Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship: $500 scholarship can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office   Deadline: March 15, 2020

Chapter IC of the PEO Sisterhood  Scholarship:  $300.00 scholarship to a graduating senior woman from either Streator HS or Woodland HS and who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational school.  Criteria will be academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement.  Scholarships can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office   Deadline: March 13, 2020

Helen Taylor IVCC Memorial Scholarship: $1000 scholarship for a 2020 graduae of an IVCC district school, student's cumulative GPA within the top 2% of their graduating class, student must attend IVCC at full time status.  See Mrs. Lee  if you think you qualify and pick up application.

Kathryn G Hansen Scholarship: $500.00 awarded by the Illinois Administrative Professionals.  Eligibility: HS senior, a strong commitment to pursue  a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business related field within the State of IL with preferences given to attendance of U of I, involvement in co-curricular and community activities, academic achievement, and a resident of IL.  Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office.      Deadline: March 9. 2020

Livingston County Home and Community Education Scholarship: $1000 scholarship for a person pursuing an education in Family and Consumer Sciences or related field.   Application can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office    Deadline: May 31, 2020

Vermillion Players Scholarship: Criteria include must be a high school senior in pursuit of a post secondary education, must have been involved in a minimum of Two Vermilion Players productions in the last four year in any capacity, must be active in theater arts including theatre, speech, communications, film, etc during his/her high school career as cast member or part of a technical crew.   Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Lee's office    Deadline: April 20, 2020

Ron Hoegger Memorial Scholarship: $600.00 scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Livingston Ct. and plans on pursuing a degree in criminal justice.  See Mrs. Lee for application.   Deadline: April 10, 2020

Kid's Chance Scholarship: To be eligible for a scholarship grant, 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 Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 18-25 at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois, scholarship award.
  • Student applicant and/or deceased/injured worker are not required to be a legal resident of Illinois.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award.
  • Applicant must be enrolled, accepted or applying for acceptance as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited university, college or technical school.
  • Awards will be disbursed to the Office of the Bursar two times a year at the beginning of each academic term. 
To apply go to https://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships.html  Deadline: May 31, 2020

Starved Rock Community Scholarship Opportunities:
 1. Five $1000 scholarships for a student who has entrepreneurial experience during high school
2. Two $1500 scholarships preference will be given to students who can demonstrate an interest in IoT (STEM careers) or have been involved in engineering, science, and/or technology activities at school. 
3. 1 10,000 scholarship for someone pursuing a degree in aviation. 
Pick up application in Mrs. Lee's office   Deadline: March 27, 2020
Girl's State: June 21-June 27th at Eastern Illinois University.  American Legion Auxilliary Illini Girls state is a simulated government program using IL government as a template.  The program provides citizenship training for approximately 400 HS Junior Girls.  Our local American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor one girl from Woodland HS to attend this year's Girl's State.  To be eligible must have finished Junior Year before the start date and maintain a C average.  Please see Mrs. Lee if interested.  If we have more than one person interested faculty will decide based on leadership, citizenship, and good character and cooperation. 


Career Information:

Career Cruising Website:     User Name: Woodland5 Paswd: Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook Website

Illinois Skills Match Website

College Information:

SAT Website

ACT Website

College Zone Website

Financial Aid Information:

FAFSA Website

Fastweb Website


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