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Indicate MHS Scholarships
Indicate Richland Scholarships Including The Carroll Scholarship for RCC
MENSA Education & Research FoundationU.S. Citizen who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of postsecondary education for Fall/Spring 2020/21, 550 words or less essay describing career and academic goalsNationalMultiple awards- $600-$2,5001/15/
Acorn Equality FundProvides Scholarships to the LGBT Community and alliesState$1000-$40009/20/2019
Hispanic Heritage Awards3.0 GPA, Hispanic heritage (Spain, Brazil, Phillipines are included), attend regional ceremony if chosen, US residentNationalUp tp $3,50010/15/2019
Burger King ScholarshipHigh School Seniors, 2.5 GPA, participate in clubs, sports, and/or volunteerNationalUp to $50,00010/15/2019
Horatio Alger ScholarshipFinancial Need, Co-Curricular and community service, 2.0 GPA, US CitizenState$6,000-$25,00010/25/2019
Heisman High School ScholarshipSenior; 3.0 GPA; participate in at least 1 sportNational100- $500-$5000 10/29/2019
Elks-Most Valuable Student ScholarshipsSeniors, do not have to be an Elks memberNational$1,000-$50,00011/5/2019
Greenhouse ScholarsPlan to attend 4-year university, US citizen, resident of IL, GPA 3.5, demonstrate financial need- annual household income may not exceed $70,000Stateup to $5,00 for 4 years11/22/2019
AXA Achievement ScholarshipBe a United States citizen; Enroll full-time at 2 or 4 year unviersity; Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Employees, associates, financial professionals or immediate family members of employees, associates or financial professionals of the AXA Group, or Scholarship America, or their affiliates, subsidiaries or advertising and promotion agencies are not eligibleNational1 student from each state will get $10,000, 10- $15,000; 300 $250012/15/2019
Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial ScholarshipFive 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.Local9-$2,00012/31/2019
Illinois Beef AssociationSenior attending 2 or 4 year collegeState4-$1,0001/1/20
Children of Veterans Tuition WaiverAccepted at any U of I campus, parent of a veteranCounty6- Four year tuition waivers per county1/2/2020
Farm Bureau Scholarships-IllinoisSeniors; ag related major StateVaries2/1/2020
Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) - Post-Secondary ScholarshipEssay and application- All seniors attending 4 year, 2 year, trade, or vocational schoolState7-$1,0002/7/2020
Beta Sigma Psi/Martin Luther ScholarshipLutheran Males: Must plan on attending any 4 year universityNational$2,0002/15/2020
Beta Sigma Psi/Christian Leadership AwardLutheran Males; must attend Purdue, U of I, Indiana University, or Iowa State UniversityState$1,5002/15/2020
Illinois Chemical Education Foundation SAT/ACT Scores, 2 letters of recommendation including one from science teacher, State$2,0002/21/2020
Farm Credit Services-1st Farm Credit Services ScholarshipAgriculture related majorsState24-$2,0002/25/2020
NexStem at Heartland Community College, Illinois State University, Illinois Weselyan UniversityCentral Illinois Resident, Pell Grant Eligible, achievement in STEM courses in high school, clinical health degress not eligible: Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
Mathematical sciences;
Computer and information sciences;
Engineering; and
Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)
University 10-12 - up to $10,0003/1/
Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship-ISACMinority student, Will be enrolled at least half time as an undergraduate student in college, seeking certification as a teacher at the preschool, elementary, or secondary school level, you must teach full time (one year for each year in which scholarship assistance was received) in a nonprofit Illinois public, private or parochial school with at least 30% minority enrollment within one year after completing education degree, maintain 2.5 gpaStateUp to $5000 per year for a maximum of 8 semesters or 12 quarters3/1/2020
AMVETSRelated to a Veteran; multiple scholarshipsStateUp to $1,0003/1/2020
Illinois Scottish Rite ScholarshipVariesStateVaries3/1/2020
National Defense Transportation Associaion Enroll full time in college in NDTA's Central Region, Essay, Transcript, SAT, RecommendationsStatemultiple $1500-$40003/1/2020
Kiwanis Club (Golden K) of DecaturResident of Macon County, in good academic standing, extracurriculars, community service, will attend college full-timeCountyVaries3/1/
Decatur Foundry ScholarshipMust have immediate family member (parent, step-parent, grandparent, or step-grandparent) who is a current or retired employee of Decatur Foundry, Inc., 3.0 gpa, demonstrate or exhibit strong potential for mechanical aptitudes, held positions of leadershipCountyup to $2,0003/1/
L. Mark Hanover Memorial4-year graduate of Macon County high school, outstanding science student, held positions of leadership, extracurriculars, community service, plan to major in science at U of I, 3.0 gpaCounty1-$1,000/may be renewable3/1/
Macon County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictMajor in agriculture or an agriculture related field excluding horticulture, 2.75 gpaCounty3-$2,5003/1/
Roberta K. Gorden ScholarshipMajor in an agriculture related field, 300 word essay on the value on work and give applicant's work experienceCountyAppx. $1,0003/1/
Robin Vogel Memorial ScholarshipPlan on a career in law enforcement, letter of reference from a non-relative, 300 word essay-Describe an occasion in your life when you made a decision that you later regretted. How did this experience change you? What did you learn from this experience?County$5,0003/1/
Susan Swanson Memorial Scholarship3.0 gpa, plan to enroll as a full-time student for 4 years, parent or step-parent is a Decatur Education association member or Police Benevolent and Protective Association, immediate family member has been touched by Multiple Sclerosis, major in education, special education, computer science, or law enforcementCounty$1,0003/1/
The Claud Thompson Decatur Industrial Electric ScholarshipIndustrial, electro, mechanical maintenance, or engineering technology degrees, or a student enrolled in Millikin University Tabor School of Business or Richland Community College, live within 30 miles of Decatur Industrial Electric, involved in school or community activities that demonstrate self-driven leadership duties, have a job or volunteer history-especially in electrical, mechanical, or farm help, letter of recommendation from a non-relative, brief essay on career plans after collegeCountyVaries3/1/
Michael E. Shampine MemorialParent is a union member affiliated with Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly, AFL-CIOLocal1-$5003/1/
AD Club ScholarshipPlan to attend Millikin or RCC, Graphic Design, Marketing, or Communications, 2.5 GPA, essayLocal2-$1,0003/1/
Lynn D. Augustine Memorial Scholarship2.0 GPA, financial need, letter of recommendation, 100 word personal statementLocal5-$2,000 then last 3 years of school an additional $1,000 per year. 3/1/
AFSCME Local 612 ScholarshipRelated to current or past 612 member, community service considered, 300 word essay on "How the union has impacted you and your family"Local$5003/1/
Young Leaders in ActionActive member of YLIA, essayLocal$2,5003/1/
Odd Fellows-RebekahNo affiliation necessary, resident of Illinois, must have "C" grade average, proof of financial needState10-15 $1,000 awards3/1/2020
Farm Bureau Scholarships-Macon CountySeniors-Ag related major; members of Farm BureauCountyVaries3/1/2020
Shelby Electric Cooperative, Inc. Child of a current Shelby Electric Cooperative member, enroll in college within 1 year of winning award and be a full-time student, provide proof of membershipLocal3-$1,0003/6/2020
Lions Club of Blue MoundExemplifies the motto "We Serve", essay: Own ApplicationMHS2-$3,0003/13/2020
Dell & Evelyn Carroll-NOT RCC SCHOLARSHIP! This is for 4-year college/University studentsUniversity bound seniors; letters of recommendation academics, work experience: Own ApplicationMHS2-4 Awards-$1,000/ semester- $2,000 total3/13/2020
Noland Family Agriculture ScholarshipThe recipient’s focus of study must be within the Agriculture, Horticulture or Science fields,2 letters of recommendation, essay: Own ApplicationMHS1-$1,0003/13/2020
Harry E. GriswoldTop quarter of class, be of "sound moral character:, financial records required, Own ApplicationMHS1-$4,000 ($2,000 for 1st two years of college)3/13/2020
Lydia M. HeidlebaughBlue Mound/Boody residentMHS1-$1,6003/13/2020Write a letter to Mr. Hurelbrink explaining why you deserve/need the scholarship
Billy Miller Memorial essay, 2 letters of recommendation; MHS general app. MHS2-$1,0003/13/2020
MFT-Ralph Coate AwardEssay and letters of recommendation; MHS general appMHS1-3- $500-$1,500 awards3/13/2020
MHS-National Honor Society2 letters of recommendation, essay; MHS General App.MHS2-$5003/13/2020
Student CouncilSubmit MHS general app, 2 letters of recommendation, essayMHS1-2- $250-$500 awards3/13/2020
American Red CrossMHS General App; essay, recommendationsMHSVaries3/13/2020
Richland Insurance Serivces, Inc. The recipient’s focus of study must be within the Agriculture, Horticulture or Science fields, 2 letters of recommendation, essay: MHS General ApplicationMHS1-$5003/13/2020
Faith Life Family Church MHS General App; essay, recommendationsMHS1-$5003/13/2020
Kreher Farm Scholarship Attend a 4 year college/ University: Agriculture major MHS$4,000/$1,000 for 4 years3/13/2020
MES VeteransBe a relative of a veteran, ESSAY VALUE OF VETERANS IN AMERICA-Essay Must include how you are related to the veteran; attended MES at least 1 year;MHS1-$3003/13/2020
MHS Booster ClubInvolved in athletics or Booster Club Sponsored activities /Letter of Recommendation from coachMHSVaries3/13/2020
Nancy Jo BatmanThis is a writing award. Must write a new prose, poetry, fiction, or non-fiction entry of 500-1200 words. See Application for further detailsMHS1-$1,0003/13/2020
Macon County 4-HCurrent 4-H member, essay, 2 letters of recommendation, photographLocal10-$5003/15/2020
Warren MeyersCurrent 4-H member, Agriculture major, essay, 2 letters of recommendation, photographLocal1-$3003/15/2020
Land of Lincoln Friend of Agriculture ScholarshipCurrent 4-H member, Agriculture major or related field, essay, 2 letters of recommendation, photographLocal2-$5003/15/2020
Betty and Mona Hartwig ScholarshipCurrent 4-H member, essay, 2 letters of recommendation, photographLocal1-$1,0003/15/2020
Macon County Sheriff Department/Illinois Sheriff's AssociationMacon County Resident and enroll full-time at college or universityLocal2-$5003/15/2020
American Legion Auxiliary Children of Veterans and/or American LegionNationalVaries3/20/20
Illinois Masonic Childrens Assistance Program Enroll in trade or tech school, 3.3 GPA, referral from a Illinois Master Mason; live in a town with a popluation less than 10,000StateVaries3/31/2020
Lancaster Dunn American LegionLeadership, Need based, Essay, References: Own Application; Open to students attending 4 year university, community college, trade or technical schoolMHS1-$5003/31/2020
Men Macon A Difference Attending a technical school or entering the work force; personal statement, FAFSA, transcript; MHS2-$1,0003/31/2020
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois2.5 gpa, enroll full-time as undergraduate seeking teacher certification at the preschool, elementary, middle or secondary level; attend summer institutesState$2,500 per year for freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 per year for juniors and seniors for 4 years4/3/2020
Little Illini JFL Inc.Must have played Little Illini JFL 3 years and minimum 2 years of high school football, 2.75 gpa, top half of class, demonstrate financial needArea3-$5004/15/2020
LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker's ScholarshipStudent related to a rural electric co-op employee or director in Illinois, or enrolled in Lincoln Land Lineworker's School, or has served or is serving in the U.S. armed forces or National GuardLocal1-$2,0004/30/2020
Sigma Phi Epsilon-UIUC "Balanced Man"Male accepted at UIUC, essay, activitiesState3 awards totaling $1,7505/1/2020
Jenner AgAg major; senior in high school- junior in college State2-$1,0006/30/2020
2019 Ponton Law ScholarshipSenior, Letter of Recommendation; resume, transcripts, 3.0 GPANational$1,0007/31/2020
Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver ProgramSeeking initial teacher certification in a special education discipline, Illinois resident, be in top half of class, will teach on a full-time basis within one year of completing education degree in an Illinois school and continue to teach for at least 2 of the 5 years immediately following, attend Illinois college/universityStateExempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees for up to 4 calendar years at one of the public 4-year colleges in Illinois that offer a concentration in special educationAvailable Mid December
Paul Mitchell the School NormalAttend Paul MitchellState3-$2,000 per schoolContinual See Mrs. Johnson in Guidance Office
Great ClipsPursuing cosmetology Country$250-$1500Opens 9/1/
Horatio Alger Scholarship-Career & Tech Enroll in Technical EducationNationalMultiple up to $2,500Opens February
Dell & Evelyn Carroll-RCC Scholarship****Graduating Meridian Senior, maintain 2.0 while at RichlandMHSTuition-2 YearsTBA
Richland Community College-Scherer Honors ScholarshipScholarship provides up to two years tuition to current year graduates from high schools in Richland's District who have a 3.5 GPA. Essay, extracurriculars, academic goals, letters of recommendation. Be College Ready in courses. Math score of 22 on ACT or 560 on SAT, English Score of 19 in Reading and English ACT and 480 on SAT or pass placement tests at Richland, completetion of Math 098 ora B in Calculus. Local2 years worth of tuitionTBA
Helen & Howard BrownScholarship for tuition, fees, or books, awarded to a recent graduates of Meridian High School who will be attending Richland Community College. Must be a full- or part-time student with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses or above per semester beginning the fall semester following graduation. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.MHS1-variesTBA
Kathryn G Hansenpursuing a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business-related field within the State of Illinois with preference given to attendance at the University of Illinois; Illinois resident, essay, letters of recommendation State$500TBA
JWAApplication, essay, letters of recommendation, goal oriented, and passion for volunteerismCounty$1,000TBA
Eastern Illinois University Ambassador ScholarshipSenior attending Eastern; essay, letter of recommendationCentral-State11-$2,000TBA
Staley Credit UnionMust have an account, not be an employee or family member of employee, 2.5 GPALocal3-$1,500TBA
Illinois Heartland Decorative ArtistsAttend accredited art program following high school State $1,000TBA
Illini Club of DecaturAccepted at UIUC, letters of recommendation, essayCounty1-$1,500TBA
TEACH ScholarshipFAFSA Application, maintain a 3.25 at college or university, attend a TEACH scholarship eligible college or universityStateUp to $4,000TBAFill out Fafsa and school will determine eligbility
Castle Williams Post 105 ScholarshipResident of Macon County, Essay, 3 Letters of RecommendationLocal5-$1000TBA
Decatur Memorial Hospital AuxiliaryHigh School Seniors planning to enroll in a healthcare career program (such as; nursing programs, radiology technology programs, occupational/speech/physical therapy programs, medical technology programs, etc.) may apply for this scholarship. 3.5 GPACounty$1,000TBA
Master Gardener Letter of recommendation, transcript, 2.0 GPALocal2-$500TBA
Illinois PEO Chapter BW ScholarshipSenior girls in Macon County; essay, application, letters of recommendation; SAT/ACT scoresCounty2-$2,000TBA
American Legion Lee Holsapple ScholarshipEssay, ApplicationLocal3-$500TBA
Central Illinois AHEC Health ProfessionsEnrolled in health professions in the fall of 2018 at an Illinois college, 2.5 GPA, transcript, resume, personal statement, letters of recommendationCounty10-$500TBA
Richland Community College- A variety of ScholarshipsVariesLocalMultiple awardsVaries
Prairie Beef Association ScholarshipMust reside in Macon, Piatt, or Dewitt counties, must be an active member of the Prairie Beef Association or join for $25, one page essay, letter of recommendation. State2-$500
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