General Scholarships

January Deadlines

The Best of CO-OP Scholarship (if you attend these Universities)

Clarkson University, Drexel University, Miami Dade, Merrimack College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Albany SUNY, U of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology

See Ms. Frey for more information if you are interested in any of these colleges and Cooperative Education.

NROTC Scholarship (includes a list of schools offering NROTC scholarships)

Due Date: January 24, 2019

Application opens NOV. 1, 2018. This year, National Beta Club will award over 250 scholarships, ranging from $1000-$15000 to deserving Senior Beta Club members. All 12th Grade Beta Club Members are invited to apply. They are looking for Academic Excellence, Demonstrated Leadership, Commendable Character, School/Community Service, and Participation in Beta Club.

Due Date: January 24, 2019

Application opens NOV. 1, 2018. This year, National Beta Club will award over 250 scholarships, ranging from $1000-$15000 to deserving Senior Beta Club members. All 12th Grade Beta Club Members are invited to apply. They are looking for Academic Excellence, Demonstrated Leadership, Commendable Character, School/Community Service, and Participation in Beta Club.

Deadline: January 25, 2019

(2) $1000 scholarships, nonrenewable

This scholarship is for graduating seniors to support a 4 year, 2 year, or trade/apprenticeship school. Winners will receive their award and be recognized at the ISCA conference in April. There is a required essay which includes sharing a time when your school counselor has helped you work through a situation. All applications must be completed through the Google Form.

February Deadlines

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

(72) awards between $1000-$7500

The IAA Foundation endeavors to enhance the future of agriculture by providing college scholarships to IL Farm Families, Illinois Farm Bureau members, spouses, or their children who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related courses of study.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

(10) $1000 ($500 each semester, nonrenewable)

Mascoutah High School Counselors are members of IACAC. Because of this, MHS students are able to apply for this scholarship. ​Student must have a commitment to learning and have demonstrated involvement in their schools, the community, and service to others with a motivation to achieve personal goals. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the IACAC annual conference in Normal, IL.

Deadline: February 14, 2019

(15) scholarships

This years essay asks you to dig deep and make your scholarship essay personal. A citizen comes in many shapes and sizes. Some serve their community by voting and participating in political events. Others serve through entrepreneurship or philanthropy. We want to know what you think makes a good citizen in your community. We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how citizenship is not an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles. We can’t wait to see what citizenship looks like in your community!


(5) scholarships of $5000 that celebrate students individuality, creativity, and communication of future goals. Be Sparkling. Be Smart. Be the Future

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Student must be graduating this school year and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Deadline: 2019 Applications close February 15, 2019

Overview: Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2019-20.


Deadline: February 20, 2019

Overview: The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. Each year they will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.

Awarded to: High school student

Requirements: Must submit writings by the deadline. Early submission recommended.


Deadline: Feb. 22, 2019

The Chemistry Industry Council of IL, through the IL Chemistry Education Foundation) presents several $2000 scholarships each year to the top high school senior science students. The ICEF's objective is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. Attached is the criteria and instructions for submission. GOOD LUCK!

March Deadlines

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Committed to helping build a future in agriculture workplace, Farm Credit IL will designate two students as Diversity in Ag Scholars.

Recipients receive $1000 in Fall 2019 and $1000 in Fall 2021 school year.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

(32) $2000 scholarships are available to high school seniors enrolling in Ag based college curriculum next fall. Selection criteria include academic achievement, participation and leadership in school, and commitment to pursue an Ag related career field.


Deadline: March 5, 2019

(1) $500 scholarship

Eligibility: High School Senior, enrolling in Biology, Science, Conservation or related higher education program.

Applicants must complete the application and submit it along with a minimum of two-page statement regarding the topic "Illinois Waterfowl Hunting Heritage." The application also has requires a signature from your school counselor.

Deadline: March 12, 2019

The Association of the United States Army, St. Louis Gateway Chapter is awarding merit scholarships of between $1000-$3000. Last year 7 were awarded. High School students must meet ONE of the following criteria: 1) A parent who is currently a member of any Active, Guard, or Reserve of US Army, 2) a parent who has served in the US Army, Guard, or Reserve, 3) a parent who currently works for an Army defense contractor or Army defense agency, or 4) the student is in JROTC program. These scholarships recognize a student's academic and leadership achievements. Applicant myst complete the application, attach an admissions acceptance letter, an official transcript, a test score, two letters of recommendation, and essay.


Deadline: March 15, 2019

Students must submit a one page letter of application. An ACT or SAT test score must be provided along with an acceptance letter from a college. Student must write an essay (not more than 250 words) stating where they expect to be 5 years after completing high school or trade school. Click the link for the application.

March 15, 2019

(1) $500 per semester

This scholarship is for St. Clair County Farm Bureau members, spouses, or their dependents who major in agriculture or an AG related field at an IL accredited college, university, or community college. Applicants must be a graduating senior that has been accepted (or has applied or intends to apply) to an IL accredited college, university or community college. Other criteria can be found by clicking the title of the scholarship.

Deadline: March 15. 2019

(1) $500 scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of a committee member that passed away in 2011. This scholarship is paid directly to the school where the student is enrolled. It is to any high school student pursuing a degree in agriculture. Farm Bureau members or the dependent of a Farm Bureau members are eligible.

Deadline: March 31, 2019

This scholarship application is for MHS Students who have been in the district their junior and senior year. Student must have a 3.0 GPA. A written statement, transcript, letters of recommendation and copies of tests scores are required. Click the title for the application.

April Deadlines

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Alpha Delta Kappa-IL is an honorary society for women educators. They are offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who is entering college of the purpose of becoming a teacher. Must have a 3.0 GPA and been accepted into a college, university, or community college. Application and other requirements are attached.

Due Date: April 12, 2019

MUST BE ATTENDING A UNIVERSITY IN ALABAMA: Texting and driving poses a serious safety hazard for young drivers in across the United States. To spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Driver Safety Scholarship program. Our law firm will award three scholarships to 2019 graduating seniors and/or rising freshmen in Alabama colleges and universities who create an original essay explaining the dangers of texting and driving and practical steps to ending this momentous problem.

Deadline: April 19, 2019 (postmark)

This scholarship is for African American Males who are graduating this year from high school. Student must have a 2.75 GPA and planning to attend an accreedited 4 year university . Student must also have leadership, academic achievement and extra curricular activities. Submit application, transcript, three letters of recommendation, and an essay response. See the link for the application.

Deadline: April 26, 2018

The purpose and vision of this scholarship is to grant hard working student an opportunity to further themselves to the next academic level. Through the mission of maximizing what is inside and expounding on all the everyday moments that occur to help fuel innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Junior ROTC and Trade School Scholarship are available.

Must be graduating in 2019. Preference given to military families

(200) scholarships of $10,000, renewable each year

Students who demonstrate financial need and come from an underrepresented group or under-served community will be eligible to receive this scholarship. Other requirements include: Majoring in a STEM field, 3.5 GPA or higher, attending an accredited 4 year institution, US citizen, and be willing to consider an internship at Lockheed Martin.

May or Later Deadlines

Deadline: June 28, 2019

(1) $1000

This scholarship will award one student with $1000 to be used for educational expenses. This requires a 600 word essay describing the college major they are interested in and why. The essay should talk about how they plan to work in their chosen field to help their community.


Deadline: September 30, 2019

Overview: Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.

Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!

Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.


Deadline: May 31, 2019

(1) $750 scholarship

Applicant must show proof of enrolling in a college/university next school year and have at least a 3.0 GPA.



Deadline: July 20, 2019

This essay contest is open to high school students and college students who have been accepted into a college or university in the US next school year. The goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma, provide information about its prognosis and the dangers of being exposed to asbestos.