Local Scholarships

Information for local scholarships and select national scholarships is available in the College and Career Office and through the scholarship listing below. This list will continue to grow throughout the school year.

77. Illinois Kids' Chance Scholarship

Illinois Kids’ Chance is a state organization under the umbrella of the national Kids’ Chance of America. We award college scholarships to kids whose parents have either been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents. Please click the link for eligibility requirements and application. The application deadline is May 30, 2022.

76. Ellevation Scholarship

Ellevation awards five $2,000 scholarships to deserving EL students so they may pursue their higher education. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior who has been enrolled as an English Language Learner (ELL) at some point during their K-12 education.

  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2022-2023 academic year

You can find all the information you need and the link to apply here. Applications are open now and will be accepted until May 12th, 2022 at 3 PM Central Time.

75. Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans-Women's Division

The Women’s Division of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans is offering scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to young ladies, of Italian heritage, who are graduating at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Applicants should have at least one parent of Italian descent, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, will be enrolling full-time in a 2-or 4-year accredited college/university or an accredited vocational/technical school for the 2021-2022 school year. The Scholarship will be presented on May 13, 2022 at the Scholarship Benefit Show and Dinner to be held at Drury Lane, Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois. All application materials must be submitted by April 25, 2022.

74. Pottawatomie Garden Club Scholarship

Deadline Extended: Pottawatomie Garden Club of St. Charles will award a $3,450.00 scholarship to a full-time student majoring in Agriculture, Botany, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Concerns, Forestry, Horticulture, Land Management, and/or related studies. An applicant must be a graduating senior or a high school graduate and reside within St. Charles Community Unit School District 303. Applicants should submit this form, along with their essay, postmarked on or before April 30, 2022 and send to: Pottawatomie Garden Club Scholarship, 84 Dunham Place, St. Charles, IL 60174. A copy of the application should also be given to Mrs. Patty Hofer in the CCR Office.

73. The Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship

The Palumbo Family Foundation strives to make a difference in two sectors of our communities in the Chicagoland area. One is providing scholarships to well deserving students of lower income families. Without scholarships, many of these students would not realize their dream of furthering their education. Scholarships are open to all high school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 yr or 4 yr) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools who meet the program requirements. The application deadline is March 31, 2022 for the current year’s scholarships.

72. Tri-State Desk & Derrick Club

The Tri-State Desk & Derrick Club is offering a scholarship up to $3,000 for a high school graduate or GED recipient that has a career goal in the natural gas and oil industry. Applicants must be an Illinois, Indiana or Kentucky resident or a student planning to attend an accredited technical or trade school in one of these states. More information is available on the website: www.addc.org. The application deadline is April 1, 2022.

71. Cathy Nordlund Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the St. Charles Educational Support Professionals (SCESP) to honor the life and work of Cathy Nordlund. Cathy was a Teaching Assistant at Haines and Thompson Middle Schools in St. Charles, IL. She was a fierce advocate for the students she worked with and a voice for the members of St. Charles Support Staff. This award continues her legacy of assistance and support. The SCESP will award two $1,000 scholarships to High School Seniors of an SCESP Member. Applicants must intend to enroll as a full-time student in a certificate or degree program at an accredited trade school, 2-year junior college, technical institute or a 4-year college or university. All application materials are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 7, 2022.

70. Cindy Perkinson Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Zonta West-Illinois and the family and friends of Cindy Perkinson to support young women pursuing higher education in the fields of business, languages, and/or music. This $750 award can be applied to tuition, books, fees, and materials directly related to the course of study. The application deadline is March 31, 2022.

69. Zonta "Full Steam Ahead" Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Zonta West-Illinois to support young women pursuing higher education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Aeronautics, or Mathematics (STEAM). This $750 award can be applied to tuition, books, fees, and materials directly related to the course of study. The application deadline is March 31, 2022.

68. The PTO Senior Award

The STCE PTO will provide four $1,000 scholarships to STCE graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in service to their school and community and whose parents have been active in the PTO at some point during their K-12th grade years. Applicants must have a parent/guardian that is a current/paid STCE PTO member as of 11/1/21. Applicants must also be graduating seniors from STCE who will continue their education at a university, college or vocational school. Applications are available in the College & Career Office or online at the STCE PTO website. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 4, 2022. Contact Amy Sheridan at aesheridan@att.net with any questions. Please reference the PTO Scholarship in the subject line.

67. APWA Fox Valley Branch Scholarship

The American Public Works Association is offering six scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 to students who plan to attend an accredited university in the Fall of 2022 whose major course of study encompasses the field of Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public Works Administration, or other programs within the public works field. All application materials must be submitted via email or postmarked on or before March 20, 2022.

66. SEMA Scholarship & Loan Forgiveness

Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition and SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply! Earn up to $5,000 for school. Applications are due March 1, 2022.

65. Robert Cleveland and Kenneth Dodge Memorial Scholarship

The Fran Center of Darien, Illinois has two scholarships of $750 each available to high school seniors with a diagnosed learning disability who are planning to enroll in a two or four year college, university or trade school in the Fall. The application deadline is May 1, 2022.

64. The Friends of Moraine Hills State Park Scholarship

The Friends of Moraine Hills State Park is offering two $1,000 scholarships to seniors that will be pursuing environmental or natural science at an accredited university or college. Click here for the application to print, fill out and mail in by April 30, 2022.

63. Julie Elizabeth Berls Memorial Scholarship

The Julie Elizabeth Berls Memorial Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship awarded to one St. Charles East High School senior who will be attending college as an education major. Julie attended Munhall Elementary School, Wredling Middle School and St. Charles East High School, where she was active in band and choir. Julie graduated high school in 2007. Julie attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated with her degree in Elementary Education. She was excited about starting her new life as a teacher. She performed a semester of student teaching at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin, IL. On December 31, 2011, Julie’s life was cut tragically short in an automobile accident. She was never able to have her own class to teach. The award recipient will be selected by a committee consisting of Julie’s family. Applications should be submitted to juliesmemorial@yahoo.com by April 15, 2022.

62. Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship

Illinois Administrative Professionals has announced its annual scholarship competition in honor of Kathryn G. Hansen to students planning to pursue higher education in the office professional, secretarial, or business-related fields within the State of Illinois. For the 2022-2023 academic year, one scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees, books, or other related educational expenses. The deadline for all application materials is March 14, 2022. The application materials can be sent by e-mail to pames@illinois.edu

61. The Hull-Miller Memorial Scholarship

The Hull-Miller Memorial Scholarship will award a $1,000 scholarship to one graduating senior boy and one graduating senior girl who played soccer for the Saints in the 2021-2022 season. The player did not have to play Varsity. No minimum grade point average is required. If you played soccer for the Saints and are graduating, please apply. Applicants must have applied to at least one college, vocational school, or other post high school institution. Each applicant must write one 300–500-word essay (can be handwritten or typed) that explains what being a Saints soccer player means to you and how the relationships you formed as a result of being a part of the program will help you throughout the rest of your life. Scholarship winners will be announced at the Senior Awards Night. The scholarship may be used by the winner for any college-related expenses. The scholarship application must be submitted by Tuesday, April 5, 2022. All parts of the application must be emailed to Clint Hull at hullclint@att.net or mailed to 3725 Deville Lane, St. Charles, IL 60175. If mailed, applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

60. St. Charles Women's Club Sherry Costello Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is open to a female senior enrolled in a high school within the D303 boundaries OR an adult female living or working within the D303 boundaries and enrolled in a degree program who would like some financial assistance. Every year the club gives out two scholarships of varying amounts to qualified candidates. Please fill out the application and email it to SCWCApps@gmail.com by April 10, 2022 for review.

59. Northwestern Medicine-Medical Staff Scholarship

The Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital Medical Staffs are pleased to offer six (6) well-deserving students, who reside in the hospitals’ communities, a scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The scholarship may be renewed for three additional years for up to a total of $10,000. The applicants we are looking for must be: 1. entering into a pre-med major 2. an upstanding member of our community and 3. have a letter of acceptance for a college or university with a documented major in pre-med. The application and supporting documentation must be returned via email to MSO-West@nm.org by March 31st, 2022.

58. STCE Athletic Booster Scholarship

The St. Charles East High School Athletic Boosters will award four $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from the Class of 2022. Applicants for these scholarships must have participated in a sport or support activity (Marching Band or Sports Medicine) for at least two years. Applicants must rank in the upper one-half of the Senior class at the end of the seventh semester. Applicants must have applied to at least one college, vocational school, or other post high school institution. Applicants will be judged on leadership, character, school and community service, academic achievement, and activities. Applications and support materials must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 5, 2022 or hand-delivered to the Main Office by 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

57. Temple Hoyne Buell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to incoming freshman males who will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Fall, 2022 semester. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to those applicants that best exemplify the ideals of the Chi Psi Fraternity intellectually, morally, and socially. Acceptance into the fraternity is not required. The application deadline is May 15, 2022. Visit https://azdchipsi.org/buell/ or the CCR office for a copy of the application. Completed application materials should be e-mailed to BuellScholarship@gmail.com

56. PB&J Scholarship

The PB&J Scholarship is a $500-$1,000 award for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to: medical issues; peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.; family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc. Applications are open to high school seniors seeking to attend a 2-year or 4-year accredited college in the U.S. The application deadline is 5/31/22.

55. The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship

The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship seeks to provide financial support to students enrolled full-time at an accredited two or four-year community college, college, or university, which will lead to a career in a natural resource field. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts up to $1,000. All materials must be received by February 15, 2022.

54. Kombrink Team Scholarship

The Kombrink Team is a real estate team in St. Charles that has been doing business in the Fox Valley area for over 30 years. We would like to give back to the community that has helped us grow and prosper, and award candidate(s) the opportunity to pursue their education and develop a blueprint for their own future! We are offering up to three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors. The recipient(s) of this award should be someone planning to pursue a course of study in the field of marketing, business, engineering, real estate or architecture. They should also exhibit the necessary leadership and teamwork skills through their involvement in extracurricular activities. Visit this link https://www.kombrink.com/local-real-estate-team-offering-business-scholarships to access the application and information online. The application deadline is April 30, 2022.

53. Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships

The Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is offering one year scholarships in the amount of $500. The Memorial Scholarship requires applicants to 1) be an Illinois High School Senior, 2) be a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the US Military who served, or is presently serving, on or after 9/15/1940, and 3) have taken the ACT or SAT. The Worchid Scholarship requires that applicants 1) be an Illinois High School Senior, 2) be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the US Military who served after 9/15/1940 and was honorably discharged, and 3) have taken the ACT or SAT. Be sure to check the appropriate box when submitting your application. All application materials are due by March 1, 2022.

52. Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Program

Since 1989 the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Fund has awarded funds to graduating seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges and universities. A total of $345,500 has been awarded to 207 students. This year the Township Officials of Illinois will award seven $2,000 scholarships. A central component of the application is an essay. Applicants must complete a 500-word essay conveying their understanding of township government among the local government landscape in Illinois. Specifically, “The Role of Township Government in today’s Society and in the Future” and a summary of an interview with a township official. Download an application here or pick up a paper copy in the CCR Office. Application deadline is March 1, 2022.

51. Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. To apply for this $1,000 scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent by email to: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com

Essay Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending. The application deadline is January 31, 2022.

50. The Anna Daley "Fighting Saints" Memorial Scholarship

The Anna Daley – “Fighting Saints” – Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one (or more) St. Charles East High School graduating senior(s) who will pursue further education at a college or university, first responder education and training, and/or accredited skilled trade, vocational and technical schooling. Selection criteria will be based on, among other considerations, the extent to which the applicant’s life reflects the values by which Anna Daley lived her life, including the applicant’s integrity, ability to transcend life’s challenges and make a positive difference in the lives of others, leadership, academic achievement, community service, spirituality, and participation in athletics or other extracurricular activities. The $1,000 scholarship will be made payable directly to the college or university of the selected applicant's choice. The application and all support materials must be postmarked no later than March 7, 2022.

49. Dr. Dennis Murphy Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000-$2,000 scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Dennis Murphy who practiced as a pediatrician in the St. Charles area for over 40 years. He devoted many years to treating all his patients with compassion and dedication. He also served as a school board member, earned his MBA and real estate license, and continued his passion for caring for others as a pediatric hospice doctor. His spirit of perpetual learning and growth was infectious, and he encouraged all around him to keep learning and to strive to reach their full potential, and to never give up. Interested applicants must have attended St. Charles East High School for four years and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2022. Additional selection criteria include strong academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities and/or outside work experience, and financial need. Please return the completed application to dennismurphyscholarship@yahoo.com by March 31, 2022. Recipient(s) will be notified of the award by approximately April 30, 2022.

48. IMUA 2020 Scholarship Program

The City of St. Charles, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is offering four $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school students. To qualify, applicants must be high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of City of St. Charles utilities. Eligible students must submit an application and essay of 500 words or less addressing one of four utility-related questions. The application and list of essay questions can be downloaded at http://www.imea.org/Documents/IMUAScholarshipApp.pdf. Applications and essays are due March 11, 2022. The scholarship program seeks to promote and recognize scholastic achievement, as well as create greater awareness among young adults of the many issues facing consumers and public power municipalities. For more information, contact IMUA at 217-789-4632 or visit www.imea.org/IMUA_Scholarship.aspx.

47. Dennis Taylor Scholarship

The Dennis Taylor Scholarship Foundation for the Performing Arts will be awarding college scholarships for the 2022-23 school year. Awards are available to students of voice, instrument, theatre and dance residing in Chicago’s western suburbs. Applicants may be post-secondary, undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in the performing arts and who demonstrate a passion for performance. Candidates can complete a scholarship application at dennistaylorsf.org. The deadline for submitting application materials is April 2, 2022. Interviews will be conducted by invitation and appointment only on April 9, 2022 via Zoom.

46. Random Acts Matter Scholarship

Random Acts Matter is a local organization with a mission to instigate and mobilize our community to provide care and compassion through random acts of kindness and support. This $1,000 award recognizes one exceptional graduating senior from each of the St. Charles high schools (St. Charles North and St. Charles East) who are committed to making their community a better and kinder place to live. Award winners will be chosen by the RAM board and recognized at the Senior Honors Night in May. All application materials (RAM application, 2 letters of recommendation and 500-word essay) should be submitted to randomactsmatter@gmail.com by midnight on March 20, 2022.

45. Paul J. Schaffhausen Memorial Scholarship

The Friendship Senior Options Foundation has created a $1,000 scholarship for high school seniors living in the Friendship Senior Options’ key markets. Applicants must be pursuing a degree, licensure, or certificate at a college or university in the fall and be able to demonstrate a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The application deadline is April 15, 2022.

44. Elgin Community College Foundation Scholarships

Seniors planning to enroll at ECC for the Fall 2022-2023 semester can apply for an ECC Foundation Scholarship available in three primary categories: career areas of study, academic and leadership excellence, and financial need. Applicants are required to have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Over 200 scholarships are awarded each year with the average award amounting to $900. Approximately 80% of the students that applied by June 1st received at least one scholarship award last year. Complete the application online. Applications are accepted year-round. The first round of awards for the coming academic year begins in April. You may receive more than one scholarship from the ECC Foundation.

43. Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Tyler Brett Caruso, a student of St. Charles East High School who died unexpectedly in 2002. Tyler was a student leader, athlete, musician, and community activist. The criteria for the $1,000 scholarship is evidence of exemplary achievements in many of the following areas: academics, athletics, student leadership and school service, music, along with community leadership and service. Students must complete an application and provide a copy of their high school transcript with two letters of recommendation and a completed essay. Please visit the website for more information. Applications are due by April 15, 2022.

42. Thomas J. McBride Memorial Scholarship

This is a $1,000 fine arts scholarship opportunity. Interested students can pick up applications in the CCR Office. Please note that applicants must write an essay of no more than 200 words explaining why the applicant should receive this prestigious award. Return completed application materials to the CCR Office by Friday, April 8, 2022.

41. Rotary District 6440 Vocational or Technical Scholarship

Scholarship grants in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to support students entering educational programs preparing them for vocational or technical careers. Grants will be limited to an Associate Degree or certification program. More information is available on the Rotary website. The application deadline is February 24, 2022 by 4 P.M. Please send all completed applications to Mrs. Lisa Dandre in the Student Activities Office. Do not send any documents directly to the Rotary Club.

40. Horatio Alger Scholarships (Juniors & Seniors)

In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial needs and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award values from $10,000 to $25,000.

This year the focus of the National & State Scholarship Programs has shifted to high school juniors. High school seniors are encouraged to apply for the "Targeted Scholarships" on the Horatio Alger Scholarship website. Students should apply online between December 1--March 15 at scholars.horatioalger.org

39. Coolidge Scholarship (Juniors Only)

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This scholarship may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. Applicants must be a high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident to be eligible. All applications must be completed online and submitted by 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

38. Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. Volunteer Scholarship

JLKD is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Voluntarism is an important part of a thriving community and it is more important than ever to support this spirit of giving and leadership.

With that in mind, JLKD will award up to $2,000 in scholarships to college-bound, female high school students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to voluntarism. Full application instructions and details are available online and applications must be received by January 28, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@jlkd.org.

37. Spc. Ethan J Martin Scholarship

A Salute To Our Heroes Inc. Foundation Scholarship Fund of Elgin is offering a scholarship opportunity to children of veterans or individuals who have an immediate family member (mother, father, grandparent, or sibling) who is a veteran or on active military duty for the United States. Applicants must reside in Kane County and be a high school senior, college student or adult entering studies for a degree or trade. Scholarships that are awarded will be granted directly to the named accredited college/university or trade school. The application submission deadline is April 15, 2022, and scholarship(s) will be awarded on May 1, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 224-600-3318 or email us at: asalutetoourheroes@gmail.com. For more information, view the scholarship website: asalutetoourheroes.com

36. Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship Program

The Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation has announced a $3,000 scholarship given out to a Christian male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2021. The application is due by March 5, 2022 at 11:59PM. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. If you have any questions email UIUCscholarship@betasigmapsi.org

The Beta Sigma Psi National Educational Foundation offers scholarships and grant opportunities for members of the Christian community. Scholarships for incoming freshmen in Fall 2022 are available at: any accredited 4-year College or University in the United States; Indiana University; Iowa State University; Ohio State University; Purdue University; University of Illinois; University of Missouri, University of Nebraska. These opportunities can be found here: https://www.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-for-high-school-students/

35. Hansen-Furnas Foundation Scholarship & William Carlyle Furnas Scholarship

The Hansen-Furnas Foundation has made their scholarship application available in the CCR Office or by email request to hansenfurnas@sbcglobal.net . Criteria for the general scholarship award is based primarily on financial need and academic scholarship. All applicants must live within a 12 mile radius of Batavia City Center (please see map in application packet) and be a United States citizen. Scholarship awards up to $3,000 maximum. Application deadline is March 1, 2022.

34. CRCA Foundation Scholarship

The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association will award two $5,000 renewable scholarships to high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2022 in the following programs: liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture or business. The scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic performance, faculty recommendation, extracurricular activities, employment experience and demonstrated interest in a productive career. Download an application here. The application deadline is March 4, 2022.

33. DAR Scholarship

The Elias Kent Kane Chapter of the National Society of the American Revolution has announced a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to a senior planning on attending a 2 year or 4 year college or technical school on a full time basis in the fall. Interested students will hand write a 500-600 word essay answering the question "Why I should be the recipient of the DAR scholarship?" You should submit the cover sheet and the handwritten essay by the application deadline of March 1, 2022. Please direct any questions to Rosemary Caldwell at 630-584-3546.

32. The Stephanie Joseph Memorial Fund

The SJMF scholarship committee awards two or more $2,500 scholarships each year in loving memory of Stephanie Joseph. The recipients of this scholarship will be awarded funds to pursue academic ambitions with the courage, passion, valor and strength that Stephanie showed while faced with overwhelming adversity. The hardship may be on a personal level or within their immediate family. Interested candidates should have a 3.0/4.0 GPA, a strong work ethic, dedication to school work and sports, put others before self and have proven plans to attend a four-year college. Please see the website for more information. The application deadline is January 15, 2022.

31. The St. Charles Education Foundation Merit Scholarships

The St. Charles Education Foundation annually awards scholarships to two graduating seniors at each of the two high schools, St. Charles East and St. Charles North. The monetary value of each scholarship will be a minimum of $1,000. In order to qualify, seniors are expected to further their education at a 2-year or 4-year college or university, vocational school or post-high school institution of higher learning. The scholarships are a one-time non-renewable award that will be granted on the basis of overall merit. The scholarship applications are available in the CCR Office and www.stcedfoundation.org. Winners of the scholarships will be announced at the Senior Awards Night in May. The application deadline is March 11, 2022.

30. Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley 2022 Scholarship Program

Since 1948, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded over $20 million in scholarships. The Community Foundation offers over 200 plus scholarship opportunities to students who will attend an accredited institution of higher education within the United States of America during the 2022-2023 academic year. The application window will open on November 22, 2021 and close on January 18, 2022. If you need assistance, please contact Beth Christoffel at scholarship@cffrv.org or 630-896-7800.

29. The Cameron Pepera Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Kevin, Judy, and Paige Pepera of Saint Charles, IL, in loving memory of their beloved son and brother, Cameron (August 2002-September 2015). The Pepera Family’s vision is to keep the memory of Cameron alive in the community and to help students in the area who may need additional support to have a fulfilling future after high school. Eligibility is restricted to students who are high school seniors graduating from St. Charles North and St. Charles East High Schools. Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance. It is preferred that the students have participated in extracurricular activities during their high school years, i.e. sports, clubs, and/or volunteering. The application for a 2022-2023 scholarship has been linked from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley website. The application will be available from November 22, 2021 through January 18, 2022.

28. Kayla’s Hope Scholarship Fund

Kayla's Hope Scholarship Fund was created by Hans, Ruthie and Hannah Lehmann of Saint Charles, IL to honor the life of their beautiful daughter and sister, Kayla Brooke Lehmann (April 5, 2003- April 7, 2018). Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to 2 graduates of St. Charles East High School and 2 graduates St. Charles North High School who will continue their education studying music, literature, psychiatry or psychology. The application for a 2022-2023 scholarship has been linked from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley website. The application will be available from November 22, 2021 through January18, 2022.

27. Jan Bateman Willenborg P.E.O. Memorial Scholarship

To honor her memory, the family of Jan Bateman Willenborg have created a PEO Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to be awarded every spring to a deserving young woman who is a senior high school student attending either St. Charles North, St. Charles East, Geneva or Batavia High School. Applicants should have a strong academic record, community/school involvement and a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The application deadline is April 1, 2022. Please return all application materials to jbwillenborgscholar@gmail.com.

26. Stig P. Orum Memorial Scholarship

The Stig P. Orum Foundation's mission is to promote the betterment of young people and the safe-keeping of human lives; to encourage education, leadership, and respect of humanity and the environment, in the spirit of Stig P. Orum. If you are applying for an educational scholarship, students must be full or part time and provide proof of financial need; a letter of recommendation, an official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores are also required. The application must be postmarked no later than by February 28th to be considered. Applications may be sent to: Stig P. Orum Foundation; P.O. Box 506; St. Charles, IL 60174

25. University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarships

Over 400 scholarships are available for the 2022-23 academic year to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying engineering, accounting, business or other courses of study. Graduating high school seniors, full-time post-secondary students, and former recipients are welcome to apply. Each completed application is considered for all scholarships where the student meets the qualifications. Application deadline is March 31, 2022.

24. IACAC Scholarships

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling has recently announced that they will award ten $1,000 scholarships to students who plan on pursuing a college or university education. These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated involvement in their schools, the community and/or service to others, with a motivation to achieve personal goals. The application process is entirely online with a deadline of Friday, January 28, 2022. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Scholarship Committee Chairs at scholarship@iacac.org .

23. Doris J.Hunt Memorial Scholarship

The Doris J. Hunt Memorial Scholarship is a $3,500 scholarship awarded to a high school senior woman from St. Charles School District 303 that is in good standing, in need of financial assistance, and interested in pursuing a four-year college, community college or a trade school in the Fall of 2022. Please submit the completed application and essay by April 1, 2022.

22. The Geneva Lions Club Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors residing within the Geneva Lions Club service area of Geneva and St. Charles. As an organization dedicated to service, the scholarship is designed to reward and promote a commitment to service. Therefore, the community service component is heavily weighted. Additional criteria include:1) Graduating senior residing within Geneva or St. Charles. 2) Attend a four-year college or university, starting no later than the fall semester following high school graduation 3) GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 4.0 on a 5.0 scale (a B average)

The application deadline is March 1, 2022. Download the Scholarship Application Form here. It is preferred that you scan and email your completed application to: scholarship@genevalionsclub.org If unable to scan, please mail the completed application, along with a transcript, to: Geneva Lions Club Scholarship Committee; PO Box 382; Geneva IL 60134-0382.

21. Moose International Youth Awareness Scholarship Program

For more than 25 years, the Moose have organized high school students into a highly effective speakers’ bureau with the goal of educating preschool and elementary school-aged children on a variety of topics, including drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, “stranger danger,” bullying and peer pressure, and healthy habits and nutrition.

Through Moose KidsTalks presentations, participants in the program have reached an audience more than 750,000 children throughout North America. Students also have a chance to compete for $30,000 in college scholarship money that is awarded annually through this program.

For more information about the program, please read the linked brochure.

20. Community Foundation 2021 Scholarship Program

Since 1948, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded over $17 million in scholarships. The Community Foundation offers over 200 plus scholarship opportunities to students who will attend an accredited institution of higher education within the United States of America during the 2022-2023 academic year. The application window will open on November 21, 2021 and close in mid January 2022. If you need assistance, please contact the CFFRV Scholarship Team at scholarship@cffrv.org or 630-896-7800.

19. Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship Program

The Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation has announced a $3,000 scholarship given out to a Christian male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2022. The application is due by March 5, 2022 at 11:59PM. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. If you have any questions email UIUCscholarship@betasigmapsi.org

The Beta Sigma Psi National Educational Foundation offers scholarships and grant opportunities for members of the Christian community. Scholarships for incoming freshmen in Fall 2022 are available at: any accredited 4-year College or University in the United States; Indiana University; Iowa State University; Ohio State University; Purdue University; University of Illinois; University of Missouri, University of Nebraska. These opportunities can be found here: https://www.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-for-high-school-students/

18. Richard A.Maass Memorial Scholarship

The American Society for Quality-Fox Valley Section 1208 has announced the availability of the Richard A. Maass Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will fund one year of undergraduate tuition and fees up to a maximum of $2,000 to the university or college attended by the successful applicant. The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, community service, outstanding essay on the importance of quality products and/or services to the future of our country, and financial need. Complete instructions are available in the CCR Office or at the link provided above. The application deadline is Saturday, March 5, 2022.

17. Illinois Chemical Education Foundation

Every spring the Illinois Chemical Foundation presents multiple scholarships to Illinois high school and undergraduate science students. The $2,000 scholarships are presented to students who demonstrate academic excellence in the pursuit of a science-related career. Applicants must be an Illinois resident and planning to attend a post-secondary institution located in Illinois. Please submit your application materials postmarked no later than Friday, March 5, 2022 and received by Wednesday, March 10, 2022. Additional Information on the Scholarship Program and ICEF can be found at www.cicil.net or by contacting Lisa Frede, ICEF/CICI at 847-544-5995.

16. The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2022.

15. Gold Star Mission Scholarship Fund

The Gold Star Mission awards $1,000 scholarships to individuals who exemplify selfless service and honor our Fallen Heroes. Scholarships can be used to subsidize the costs of tuition, school books, fees, on-campus room and board, approved educational tutoring, and other educational expenses deemed appropriate by the student’s school and approved by the GSM scholarship committee. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

14. Ron Brown Scholar Program

The mission of the Ron Brown Scholar Program is to advance higher education and improve the lives of public service-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans and to accelerate their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities. Awards are renewable $10,000 scholarships. Click here for more details. Application deadline is 1/9/22.

13. Imagine America Scholarship

The Imagine America Scholarship program offers high-school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a trade school or career and technical college an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship. Please click the link above or stop by the College & Career Office for more information.

12. Dell Scholars

Dell Scholars is a scholarship and college completion program that nurtures and empowers students on their path to a college degree. Applicants must be enrolled in an approved college-readiness program, such as AVID, demonstrate financial need, be eligible for the Pell Grant, have a 2.4/4.0 G.P.A. and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation. Interested applicants should complete the application by December 1, 2021 deadline.

11. Evans Scholarship

The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. To qualify, caddies must meet the requirements of having a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.

Scholarship applications are accepted at the beginning of an applicant’s senior year of high school, as well as from college freshmen.

The entire application – including supporting documents like evaluations, recommendation letters, transcripts, test scores, a CSS profile and FAFSA information – are expected to be completed by October 30. The Scholarship Committee will begin its review when the application is complete. The Committee will interview finalists, and the final selection rests with the Committee. All decisions will be finalized by April 1.

10. Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2022 competition. Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. Male and female students compete separately. Awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2022 500 national winners in late April 2022. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.) Application deadline is 11/15/21.

9. Greenhouse Scholars

Applications are now open for eligible high school seniors that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, served his or her community, shown accountability and overcome obstacles to pursue a higher education. To be considered eligible students must be planning to attend a 4-year accredited institution, have an un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000). Application Part I Deadline is 11/5/21 and the Part II deadline is 11/19/21 and early submissions are highly encouraged.

8. Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Foundation

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is the largest undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as a thriving network of nearly 2,500 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards (up to $40,000) vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive. Key requirements include: Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. SAT score of 1200 or above, or ACT score of 26 or above. Demonstrated financial need and family income up to $95,000. Application deadline is 11/18/21.

7. Golden Apple Scholars Program

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is now recruiting high school seniors to apply for our teacher preparation program. Scholars are provided with extensive teaching experience and advanced preparation to supplement their college curriculum, academic support throughout college, college tuition-assistance and support (up to $23,000), and mentoring during their first years of teaching. In return, Scholars commit to teach in Illinois schools-of-need for five years after college graduation from an Illinois partner university. Follow this link to apply now. Deadline: April 1, 2022 For questions, please contact scholars@goldenapple.org.

6. Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Scholarship awards range from $10,000 to $25,000. Students can apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org. Application deadline is October 25, 2021.

5. PEO Star Scholarship

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization that supports educational opportunities for women. THE PEO Chapter OB of St Charles is looking for resumes to select one senior woman for the Star Scholarship. Interested senior women should send a resume to Mrs. Heide Hughes: hughesterra@aol.com. The resume should include your GPA, SAT or ACT scores, school involvement, and volunteer activities inside and outside of school. Please also include your career goals and any work history. The Scholarship amount is $2500 and the application deadline is October 1, 2021.

4. College Board Opportunity Scholarships The College Board has created a program that allows you to earn the opportunity for scholarship dollars based on your initiative and effort as you complete key steps along your path to college. Steps include: 1) Build Your College List: $500 2) Practice for the SAT: $1,000 3) Improve Your Score: $2,000 4) Strengthen Your College List: $500 5) Complete the FAFSA: $1,000 6) Apply to Colleges: $1,000. If you complete all six steps, you would then be eligible for the Complete Your Journey Scholarship: $40,000. The scholarship deadline is February 28, 2022. For more information, please see the Official Rules.

3. Heisman High School Scholarship Program

The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors hundreds of the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes each year. This year, the college scholarship amounts have been doubled, increasing support for each student-athlete’s education. The program will recognize a winner from each high school that has student participation. The top male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000. State winners will move on for the chance to become a national finalist and win at least $2,000. Of the national finalists, a male and a female will be selected as the winner of the $10,000 National Heisman High School Scholarship. Community-minded scholar-athletes can learn more and apply at https://heismanscholarship.com. the application deadline is October 19, 2021.

2. The Voice of Democracy

The Voice of Democracy is the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ premier scholarship program. Each year nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives, with a top prize of $30,000. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. The 2021-2022 audio-essay competition topic is: America: Where do we go from here? The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12. All entries should be submitted to the CCR Office or the local St. Charles VFW Post 5036 by October 23, 2021 in order to meet the national deadline. Rules and criteria for submitting your application are attached here. An application checklist has also been provided for your convenience.

1.Women in Public Finance Scholarships

In support of its mission, Chicago WPF plans to award up to three scholarships: the Dana Marinacci Scholarship ($2,000) for women students interested in public finance with a focus on government, the Founder’s Scholarship ($1,500) for women students interested in all scopes of finance, and the Miró Scholarship ($1,000) open to women students with an interest in financial services. This year we are also adding an additional new element to the scholarships. Those awarded will also receive ongoing mentorship and access to a limited number of Chicago WPF educational and social events in the upcoming year.

The application states that applications are due on July 30, but the deadline has been extended to August 30, 2021.