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    • Use your email account to request official transcripts for a scholarship application

MAP Grants (Monetary Award Program for IL)

MAP grants, which do not need to be repaid, are available to eligible Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges and demonstrate financial need, based on the information provided on the FAFSA. You are not required to submit high school grades or test scores when applying for a MAP grant. MAP grants are not limited to traditional college-aged students. If all eligibility requirements are met, adult and non-traditional students (older than recent high school graduates) may also qualify. MAP grants can be applied only toward tuition and mandatory fees.

Colleges use the MAP formula to determine eligibility. The formula distributes the appropriated funds so that the neediest students receive grant assistance. Several components are used to determine eligibility, including: information provided on your FAFSA [from which your expected family contribution (EFC) is calculated], the cost of attendance at the college you plan to attend, and the amount of other financial aid you are receiving.

        • Ideally Completed in October/November

RISE Act- Alternative Application :The Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a pathway for these qualified students to apply for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students.

Current (Active Applications)

Illinois Pork Producers: The Illinois Pork Producers Association proudly awards nine students with a scholarship each school year.

Jo-Carroll Energy: Several awards offered to students who will be working as a linemen, or attending a 2-year school, or are children of members. Many different opportunities.

IL Chemical Education Foundation: The ICEF objective is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities an community involvement.

        • Senior who will be attending an accredited academic institution
        • IL resident
        • Due February 21.
        • ONLINE APPLICATION National Scholarship: TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition. The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation.

Cornerstone Credit Union: Awarding six $1500 awards to deserving high school seniors.

Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Freeport: One of the guiding principles of Freemasons is providing influence to strengthen our community. We believe investing in our young people will strengthen our communities. The Scottish Rite Scholarships are sponsored by the Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, and the Illinois Council of Deliberation.

Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah: Awarded to deserving students wishing to continue their education in any post-secondary school or accredited vocational/technical school. Applicants do not need to be affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Illinois AMVETS:The Illinois AMVETS have been providing various scholarships since almost their beginnings. We offer scholarships for the following individuals:Veterans currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year institution, 2nd year nursing students - Provided by the Illinois Sad Sacks, Ladies Auxiliary memorial scholarships, Freedom's Foundation for high school sophomores

IL Conservation Foundation: The Illinois Conservation Foundation offers the Conservation Achievement Scholarship to promote the value of our natural world and encourage the next generation of leaders to engage in personal efforts to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment.

Carroll County Republican Women: Recipient must show a high degree of motivation in pursuit of thier education and have an active history of community service and/or political involvement with the Republican Party.

Rotary Club of Savanna: General - $2000 total to be distributed at $500/year for 4 years, Berenice Hussey - $1000 total to be distributed at $250/year for 4 years, L.B. Hussey - $1000 total to be distributed at $250/year for 4 years

Carroll County Farm Bureau Foundation/Harold Schmidt Memorial Forestry: Awarded to students majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study. Based on scholastic ability and/or financial need.

        • Due March 4
        • Must be a Carroll County Farm Bureau member, spouse, or child

Carroll County Help Center: Awarded to students pursuing training at a community college or vocational/technical school.

Dorothy Footitt: A few highlights you must follow. Complete all questions (Neatness counts, legibility is essential). Attach a copy of college admission test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.). Verify that the principal or counselor has completed Section I. Verify that both you and a parent or guardian have signed and dated the application. Attach a photograph . DO NOT change application format. Additional facts you may wish the Committee to consider in judging eligibility for the scholarship may be presented in the form of a letter accompanying the application. Please maintain section and question numbers.

Andresen Memorial Scholarship: The scholarships are based on need of the student, scholastic ability, moral character, leadership qualities and community involvement. There will be an unlimited number of scholarships given out to deserving students from Carroll County.

Andresen AG Scholarship: In apreciation of student's success in farming, the Andresens are awarding AG scholarships in order to encourage young people to join this exciting field.

Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship: MTI scholarship for graduating high school seniors interested in going to MTI campus for a technical trade.

Compeer Financial: Through the Compeer Fincial Fund for Rural America, they award scholarships to students from Ag backgrounds who are pursuing a career in Agriculture.

RIA Credit Union: Available to any primary member of R.I.A. FCU with an account in good standing (no delinquent or charge-off loans) and a U.S. citizen may apply. An individual may join R.I.A. for the sole purpose of eligibility.

American Red-Cross-Blood Donor: Applicant must be a West Carroll High School graduating senior who has given blood or has attempted to give blood.

Andrew Reed Memorial: $500 one time scholarship. Applicants must submit a typed 300-500 word essay (Common Essay) stating academic and vocational plans and why s/he has chosen that field, how s/he would use this scholarship, and how s/he has demonstrated initiative and integrity in his or her life. The selection Committee will be looking for examples of character, leadership, service and scholarship.

Betty Teeter Scholarship: Available to graduating female senior students of West Carroll High School who plan on continuing their education in either an academic or vocational program. Students primary residence must be within the territory of the orginal Mt. Carroll School District #304 as it existed in 2000. *Requirements new 2020, please include with form the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your email address.

Teeter Scholarship - Mt. Carroll Rotary: The Gene & Betty Teeter - Mt. Carroll Rotary Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership skills, community involvement, school involvement, and future goals. The scholarship amount will be $500 and the scholarship committee will determine the number of scholarships to be awarded. You must be a graduating senior of West Carroll School district. Your primary residence must be within the territory of the orginal Mt. Carroll School District #304 as it existed in 2000.

Charles & Betty Guenzler Scholarship: On behalf of the Charles and Betty Guenzler Memoral, four (4) recipients from the Senior graduating class will be awarded with scholarships. These students will be awarded with a renewable (up to four years) amount of $2000 per year.

Jill Iben Memorial: Awarded to West Carroll Seniors who are pursuing a career in the nursing/health care field. 2 awards of $500 for one year. The award will be paid on a semester basis ($250) when the high school receives verification that the student is enrolled in a post-secondary program.

Mt. Carroll Home Center:The Mt. Carroll Home Center Academic Scholarship is a $500.00 scholarship. It is available to any West Carroll Senior who is planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university. Complete the basic application that follows and attach a copy of your transcript along with an essay. Applications must be mailed (post marked) or hand delivered to the Mt. Carroll Home Center by the 3rd Friday in March.

Van Bibber-Hansen American Legion Post #148: Applicant must be a graduating senior from West Carroll High School with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Savanna Ambulance: Applicant must be a graduating senior from the West Carroll High School and live within the Savanna Fire & Ambulance Protection District. They must have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Savanna Rotary Scholarship:Applicants must be a graduating senior of West Carroll High School planning to continue their education in either an academic or vocational program. Students must submit 3 letters of recommendation from adults (such as teachers, pastor, etc.) who are not related to them. Students must include a copy of your high school transcript and include a recent photo with your application.

Savanna Women of the Moose Nursing Scholarship: Applicant must be a graduating senior from West Carroll High School with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students must be planning on a career in the nursing field.

Smaltz-Kness/York Township Trust:The Smaltz-Kness/York Township Trust will offer scholarship grants to residents of York Township who have been accepted for post-secondary enrollment at an accredited institution. All applicants must have been a resident of York Township for a minimum of 1 year prior to the date of applying for this scholarship.Grant recipients shall be selected by the Trustees upon review of all submitted applications. Preference, as determined by the Trustees, will be given to:

        • Graduating High School Seniors
        • Those applicants who are pursuing their first year of post-secondary education
        • Students enrolled in full-time status

The amount of this year’s grant will be determined by the funds available as well as the number of scholarship grants awarded. Payment of the grant will be made later in the summer when proof of enrollment has been received by the Trustees. Applications are available from and can be returned to any of the following:

        • West Carroll High School Counselor
        • Jessica Edwards (Trust Secretary), 2507 Market St., Thomson, IL 61285, (815)757-9528 or
        • Thomson Village Hall
        • Due March 20

Vaughn E. Hungerford: Must be a West Carroll High School graduating senior who lives within the Mt. Carroll School District as it existed when the will was signed in 1991, or a Mt. Carroll High School graduate

West Carroll Education Association: WCEA will award 2 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in Education or a similar field of study. This is a non-renewable scholarship.

Lions Clubs of West Carroll: This application is for a $500, one-year, scholarship to be awarded to a senior student living in the West Carroll School District. Scholarship is available for any accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational or trade school. Selection will be based on leadership and community service; financial need, future goals, and scholastic accomplishments. Each of these four criteria will have equal weight (25%) in the ranking process.

West Carroll High School Common Application: Students must be a graduating senior from West Carroll High School. Plan on enrolling in an accredited Trade School, 2 year Community College or 4-Year College or University. Applications are due back to the HS Counselor by the 3rd Friday in March (March 20, 2020). Students completing this one application are entered for all 6 of the following scholarships;

West Carroll Chapter of the NHS Scholarship – The membership of the West Carroll NHS would like to give this money to a promising non-NHS member. The award will be for $500 for one year.

West Carroll High School Teacher’s Scholarship – This scholarship is given by the HS teachers based on strong academic records and good school citizenship.

Gerald Brookhaus Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is available to any senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, which is a “C” average or better. It will be awarded to any student pursuing a post-secondary education. Amount is dependent on interest rate for present year.

Geraldine Mach Brookhaus Scholarship – This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a career in health care. Amount is dependent on interest rate for present year.

Lockhart & Law Insurance Scholarship – This scholarship will be given to a student who intends to prepare for a career by attending a community college or vocational/technical school. The award will be for $500 for one year.

Ruth K. Robbe Memorial Scholarship – Given to a well-rounded, actively involved student enrolled in an institution of higher learning. The award will be for $100 for one year. The student must also have resided in the WCHS district for at least two years immediately preceding graduation.

Blackhawk Area Credit Union: Any primary member of BACU with an account in good standing may apply. An individual may join BACU for the sole purpose of eligibility.

IL Dept of DCFS: Provides tuition waivers and grants to students who attend their local community college or an IL university. Must be in the custody of the State.

Carroll County Soil & Water Conservation District: The Directors of the Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are taking applications for a scholarship of $500.00. This will be awarded to a Carroll County youth who is or has graduated from a Carroll County school to further his or her education beyond high school in an agricultural field. This includes fields such as Agribusiness, Forestry, Agronomy, Ag-Economics, Natural Resources, Aquaculture, Wildlife Management, Ag-Science, etc.

Carroll County Livestock Feeders Association: Renewable scholarship for students with an agriculture-related background. Initial award $500.

        • Parent/Legal guardian must belong to the association either as an active or associate member.
        • Senior who will be attending an accredited higher education institution
        • Demonstrate Financial Need
        • Due March 31

Morrison Tech: The Counselor's Choice Scholarship will be awarded to one student who demonstrates career readiness and outlines a clear career plan.

        • Senior who will be attending Morrison Tech next year
        • WCHS Stuent
        • Due April 1.

Carroll Service Company: Carroll Service Company is offering three (3) $1,000 scholarships to seniors who will major in Ag-related fields OR pursuing a degree/certification in the Building & Trades or Welding.

Illinois Hospital Research & Educational Foundation: For students pursing a health-related career.

TBK Bank: a $1,000 scholarship for ten hardworking students who qualify as low to moderate income, in keeping with standards set forth by the Community Reinvestment Act. We encourage any student living in a community served by TBK Bank and demonstrating financial need to apply.

        • Submit brief essay
        • Senior who will be attending an accredited higher education institution
        • Demonstrate Financial Need
        • Due April 30.

Links to College Scholarship Sites

Inactive (From Last's Years List but Not Rec'd)

Crime Stoppers: Carroll County Crime Stoppers are offering a $300 scholarship to 2018 Carroll County graduating seniors. Those applying intending to enter criminal justice related degrees would receive preference during the review of their submitted applications. No handwritten applications will be accepted.

        • Due March 12

Riverport Railroad, LLC: 1 award of $2000 for one year. The award will be paid on a semester basis ($1000) when the High School receives verification that the student is enrolled in a post-secondary educational program. Student must maintain passing grades to receive 2nd semester award. In addition, the awardee will be offered summer employment for the summer after graduation from WCHS. Applicant must be a graduating senior from West Carroll High School with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Enrollment in any of the following institutions: Trade/Technical Vocational School or 2-Year Community College.

        • Due March 15

NW IL GSA: Available to students who are a member of the NW IL GSA. Are a graduating high school senior, from Jo Daviess County or Carroll County entering an institute of higher education this fall. Identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender student or a straight ally demonstrating an interest in service to and/or support of the LGBTQ community. Have been accepted by a verifiable secondary educational institution (i.e. 4 year college, community college, or vocational school).

        • Due March 15

Tri County Opportunities Scholarship: Tri-County Opportunities Scholarship is offering 12 scholarships up to $1250. Preference given to applicants pursuing high demand careers. Please see document for eligibility requirements

        • Due March 22

2019 Betsy Mendenhall Memorial: Awarded to a senior female student or former student from West Carroll high school who is pursuing a career in the Science, Math,Engineering, or Computer Science (STEM) field. 1 award of $500 for one year. The award will be paid on a semester basis ($250) when the high school receives verification that the student is enrolled in a post-secondary program.

        • Due March 22

Rolling Hills: Graduating seniors from each high school in Carroll County are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled in an accredited trade school, 2-year community college, 4-year college or university. Primary consideration will be given to those going into: special education, teaching, nursing, social work, psychology, physical or speech therapy

        • Essay Required
        • Demonstrate Financial Need
        • Due April 1.

CGH Medical Center Auxilliary Health Care: The CGH Medical Center Auxiliary awards annual $1,000 scholarships to students, who are enrolled in health-related education programs, reside in the area served by CGH Medical Center and meet the criteria established by the Auxiliary. Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s character, academic achievements, activities, financial need and community service. Academic achievement requires a minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale overall or equivalent. Scholarship amounts are paid directly to the educational institution. The Scholarship Committee’s definition of “health-related” does not include:

• Prerequisites or core curriculum necessary prior to acceptance into the specific health-related program.

• Degree specialties including pre-med, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, audiology, speech therapy (and others) unless you have actually been admitted into the program which usually happens in these majors at the junior, senior or post graduate level of college

        • Due April 1.

Mt. Carroll American Legion Post 67: High School seniors are offered three, $500 scholarships for outstanding displays of Americanism through the submission of a 500-word essay on the topic of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Right to Bear Arms. Applications are due to the HS Counselor.

        • Due April 10

MacLean-Fogg (Metform) Scholarship: MacLean-Fogg awards college scholarships to graduating seniors at our area high schools who have been accepted by an accredited four-year college of his or her choice and who have excelled in mathematics and/or the sciences, coupled with skills of creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit. The scholarships are awarded to students who have exhibited such competencies, but also have an intellectual curiosity and interest in “how things work.” Important factors also include extracurricular activities and after school employment that exhibit work ethic, initiative and results. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors seeking a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a business-related field, therefore, Metform will only accept completed Scholarship Applications from seniors seeking these career paths. Children or dependents of MacLean-Fogg Company or Metform LLC are not eligible for this scholarship that is intended to solely benefit the community. Please return your completed application to your high school counselor by the scholarship deadline.

        • Maximum of $3000 per school year, renewable for four years
        • Opportunity to work at Metform during summers and holiday breaks
        • Due April 12

Kids Chance of Illinois: 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.

        • Due April 12

American Public Works Assoc. Northwest Branch Scholarship:The Northwest Branch of the Illinois American Public Works Association (APWA) would like to extend an invitation to those students pursuing degrees in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Public Works Related Field to apply for a $2000 scholarship offered by our organization. The scholarship application and eligibility requirements are attached

        • Due April 12

SOAR Scholarship-WQAD:

We are looking for seniors that best exemplify the S.O.A.R. characteristics.

S-Strength of character,

O-Optimism–predictions for future success and where will you be making a difference;

A–Achievement in academics and volunteerism;

R–Resolveshown when faced with an adversarial situation

5 high school seniors will be selected to receive a $1000 scholarship to be used towards further education and training. Applicants must fill out the application attached.

        • Due April 15

American Public Works Association: To fulfill our Mission, the Illinois Chapter – Northwest Branch of the American Public Works Association is sponsoring a scholarship program for Candidates Pursuing a Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Public Works Management.

        • College Student in the Fall 2020
        • Must live in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, Lee, Jo Daviess, Whiteside or Carroll Counties
        • Due May 1.

Carroll County Democrat Committee: A $500 College Scholarship is open to residents of Carroll County, Illinois, admitted as a full time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) at any Illinois College or University for the fall semester of 2018. Students may also attend an out of state school within commuting distance of Carroll County, Illinois. This scholarship is for a student majoring in Political Science, Law, History, Journalism or a related field. Applicants should submit an original essay of 200 to 250 words explaining why politics is important to them.

        • Due May 15

Rock River Human Resource Professional Association: The Rock River Human Resource Professional Association is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship to an applicant who meets the following criteria:

        • Business Major with an emphasis in Human Resources
        • College student in the Fall 2020
        • Participate in extracurricular activities
        • Due May 31.

Moose- Heart of the Community Scholarship: Be a student of the high school graduating Class of 2019 (to be verified by a high school official.)Have a father, mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is a current member of the Moose in good standing (Applicant is NOT required to reside in the same household).Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent (proof must be provided via a copy of high school transcript or most recent report card.)

        • Due June 30

Past Due

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards: the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers.

        • 3.0 Unweighted GPA
        • Senior who will be attending an accredited higher education institution
        • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
        • Demonstrate financial need
        • Due October 15.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation: To provide each reciepient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt-free. And to provide practical life skills through our workshops

        • 3.75 Unweighted GPA
        • 24 ACT or 1150 SAT
        • Senior who will be attending an eligible four-year accredited academic institution
        • Due November 15.

Greenhouse Scholar: Our vision is to create a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. We work with the next generation of leaders and change agents, and together change the trajectory of their families, their communities, and broader global communities.

        • 3.5 Unweighted GPA
        • Senior who will be attending a four-year accredited academic institution
        • IL resident
        • Demonstrate financial need
        • Due November 22.

Brockman Scholars Program: The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

        • Merit-based full tuition for 5 years of study (including M.S.)
        • 1400 SAT/32 ACT
        • Applied & been accepted at Texas A&M
        • Due December 1

AXA Achievement Scholarship : The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

        • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness
        • Enrolling in college for fall 2020.
        • Due December 15.

Networks Scholarship: Created from a grant in the Lily Endowment, Inc. for students studying for a career in business and financial services-all majors in the Scott College of Business are eligible.

        • 3.5 Unweighted GPA
        • Top 15% of Graduating class
        • Senior who will be attending a Indiana State University-Scott College of Business
        • 4-year Full Tuition valuing over $40,000, Professional Development including International programs
        • Due December 15. Accepted to Indiana State Univ by Dec 1.

Thomas H Moore IL Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship : Five scholarships will be awarded to students who are the sons or daughters of an electric cooperative member who resides in Illinois and is receiving service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted. A sixth scholarship – the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship ­– will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an electric cooperative employee or director who resides in Illinois. Three scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who will be enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college. Sons and daughters of electric cooperative members, employees and directors who reside in Illinois are eligible to apply.

        • Essay Required.
        • Enrolled in college/trade/tech school for fall 2020.
        • Due December 31.

Quad City Regional Auto Show: Scholarship for a senior who will attend an automotive program or other technical program in the fall 2020.

        • Senior who will be attending an accredited academic institution
        • Carroll County resident
        • Due January 2.

Quad Cities Community Foundation:The Quad Cities Community Foundation administers multiple scholarship funds, all started by donors who want to ensure students are able to continue their education at community colleges and four-year institutions. Over 40 scholarship applications are available through our website. When we include scholarships that are able to be renewed each year students are in school, these applications result in nearly $600,000 in scholarships being distributed by the Community Foundation every year to help students meet their higher education goals.

Agriculture First (Pearl City Elevator): To improve and and support the future of the agriculture industry. Up to 3 $5oo awards to qualifying students who are furthering their education in an agricultural field.

        • Senior who will be pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in livestock production, crop production, or closely related agricultural field.
        • Due January 6.

Jim Vondra Memorial (Pearl City Elevator): Awarded based on academic acheivement, service and leadership in the community, financial impact, and an essay by the applicant. Up to 3 $5oo awards to qualifying students who are furthering their education.

        • Senior who will be pursuing a two-year or four-year degree
        • Due January 6.

Eureka College-Ronald Reagan Leadership Program: Full tuition scholarship program focused on leadership development. Become a Reagan Fellow and join leaders in business, medicine, law, politics, finance, non-profits, ministry, arts, and a variety of other careers.

Rock River Chapter of the ISPE: The Rock River Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (RRC-ISPE) is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the annual scholarship(s) given by the organization to the most qualified student(s) entering the field of engineering. This scholarship is for high school seniors who will be enrolling in an engineering program in the fall of 2020. The eligibility requirements are listed on the first page of the application packet.

Carroll County Pheasants Forever: The Carroll County Illinois Chapter of Pheasants Forever is accepting applications for two $600 college scholarships. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of a Carroll County high school who will be enrolled in college in the 2020-2021 academic year. Children of long-standing members and Long Spur shooters residing outside of the county are also eligible to apply. The scholarship can be for additional years if the student meets the academic standards set by the chapter.

        • Due February 1.
        • Must support the preservation of and actively participate in the hunting sports.
        • Enrolled in any accredited college or university.

NW Illinois Economic Development: Awarded to students who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business. Scholarship can be used for community college, technical college, university, or start-up costs for business planning.

        • Due February 3
        • Resident of JoDaviess, Carroll, or Whiteside counties

Jackie Robinson Foundation: The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”. This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.

First Gateway Credit Union: We take pride in supporting the educational goals of our members and their families. In

2020, we will award three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are credit union members.

GFWC IL-Lorado Taft Art Scholarship

GFWC IL-Arthur Grant Smith Drama Scholarship

GFWC IL-Vina A Miller Education Scholarship

GFWC IL-Vocational Scholarship

GFWC IL-Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship