Please refer to each link below for scholarship applications and information.  If you have any questions or need additional information please visit Student Services.

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Scholarship Name

Click on the link to access application.


General Eligibility Guidelines (Please read additional details as explained in each respective scholarship)


FGM Architects Scholarship


  • Amount & number of scholarships based on number of applicants
  • For High School Seniors interested in architecture of allied design

GFCW Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs 2019 Cultural Exchange Scholarship

February 15,2019

  • $500
  • For students participating in International Cultural Exchange/Study Abroad program through an IL high school or university

GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs 2019 Illinois Native American Scholarship

February 15, 2019

  • $750
  • Native American student pursuing a degree at an Illinois college, university or trade school

GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs 2019 Lorado Taft Art Scholarship 

February 15, 2019

  • $1000
  • Any field of study, with preference given to students majoring or minoring in Art

GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs 2019 Performing Arts Scholarship

February 15, 2019

  • $1000 for Drama
  • $1000 for Music

GFCW Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs Vina A Miller Memorial Scholarship for Conservation

February 15, 2019

  • $1000
  • Field of study in Conservation

GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs 2019 Vocational Scholarship

February 15, 2019

  • $1000 Female- Vocational/Trade Scholarship
  • $1000 Male- Vocational/Trade Scholarship

Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity Educational Foundation

February 16, 2019

  • $1500 each to U of I, Indiana University, & Purdue
  • Male Scholarship
  • Lutheran confirmed

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation

February 28, 2019 (Deadline extended)

  • Multiple Scholarships
  • Specific Requirements for each Scholarship (See details after clicking link)

Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs Scholarship

March 1, 2019

  • (6) $2000 each
  • Female, 19 years or older, US Citizen
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Preference given to students with financial need
  • Must be willing and able to participate in speaking competition April 27th in Effingham

GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs 23rd District Scholarship

March 1, 2019

  • $350

Farm Credit Illinois Agricultural Scholarship

March 1, 2019

  • $2000
  • Pursuing career related to Agriculture
  • Must reside (or family must farm) in one of 60 IL counties served by Farm Credit IL

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award

March 1, 2019

  • US Citizen & IL resident
  • Based on Financial Need (Must provide proof)
  • “C” Grade Average

Teutopolis Knights of Columbus/Burford-Weber Scholarship Award

March 1, 2019

  • (3) $1000
  • Son or Daughter of member in good standing, or deceased member of the Teutopolis K of C
  • Current or graduating senior

Army ROTC Scholarship


  • US Citizen
  • Age 17-26
  • Min GPA 2.5
  • SAT min 1000 -OR- ACT min 19
  • Meets Physical standards

Golden Apple of Illinois Scholarship

March 1, 2019

  • Up to $23,000 in Scholarship & Stipend Funds
  • 2.5 min GPA
  • ACT 22 -OR- SAT 1030

Michael Hindman Teacher Education Scholarship

March 1, 2019

  • Reside in IEA-NEA region 3 or 7
  • Pursuing career in education

U of I Kathryn G Hansen Scholarship

March 4, 2019

  • University of Illinois
  • Majoring in Office Professional, Secretarial or Business Related field
  • $500
  • Recipient must attend awards banquet

American Legion Scholarship

March 15, 2019

  • $1000
  • Son, daughter, or grandchild of current paid up member of American Legion, Dept of Illinois, or son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased member of the Department of Illinois

PEO Lakeland Scholarhip

March 15, 2019

***This application should be turned in to EHS Student Services

  • $500
  • Female Graduate of EHS or St. Anthony
  • Enrolling at Lakeland College

University of Illinois Dorothy Stier Scholarship

March 15, 2019, 4pm

***This application should be turned in to EHS Student Services

  • $500
  • Female Graduate of EHS or St. Anthony
  • Enrolling at U of I Champaign
  • Applicants will be interviewed by PEO Sisterhood

South Central FS Careers in Agriculture Scholarship

March 15, 2019

  • Students pursuing 2 year degree in Ag or related crop production, or closely related field.
  • All tuition & expenses to a Junior College
  • Dependents of employees of South Central FS NOT eligible.
  • Scholarship winner must work for South Central FS during SOE program

Lee J Brockway Scholarship

March 22, 2019

  • $1000
  • Reside in Midwest/Great Lakes Region
  • Enrolling in field related to educational facility planning & design (education, architecture, engineering, interior design, facility planning, construction management, etc.)

Effingham Rotary Club Scholarship

March 28, 2019

***This application should be turned in to Student Services rather than being mailed directly to Rotary***

  • $1000
  • Required Essay Submission
  • Student must rank in top 25% of class after seventh semester

IL Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Female HS Senior Leadership Scholarship

March 30, 2019

  • $500
  • Catholic Senior Female

Effingham Unit 40 Education Foundation Scholarships

March 31, 2019

CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation’s CSBG Scholarship

April 1, 2019

  • Possible multiple scholarships, depending on need
  • Based on income
  • Based on interview process

Bishop Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship

April 1, 2019

  • (4) $250 scholarships
  • Student must be a policy holder, child or grandchild of a policy holder- Bishop Mutual insurance

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hosptial Auxiliary Scholarship

April 1, 2019

  • $500
  • Majoring in Medical Field
  • 2.0 GPA Minimum

North American Lighting Business or Technical Scholarship

April 12, 2019

  • $2000 to one EHS student
  • Pursuing degree in Business or Technical field

Sarah Bush Lincoln Volunteer Guild Scholarship

April 15,2019

  • Multiple Scholarships
  • Health Related Field
  • Student must be accepted into full time hospital related clinical health care professional curriculum
  • 3.5 GPA is desirable

Kids’ Chance Scholarship

April 30, 2019

  • Scholarships available for Children of Workers killed or seriously injured on the job

LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship

April 30, 2019

  • $2000 Lineworker’s School conducted by Asscociation of Illinois Electric Cooperative
  • Relative to a rural electric coop employee or director in the State of Illinois OR
  • Son or daughter of an electric coop member in Illinois
  • Must have high school diploma or GED when scholarship is awareded (July, 2019)

The Teri A. Deshazo Art Scholarship

May 1, 2019

  • $1000
  • 3.8 GPA in Art Class
  • Pursuing Advanced Arts Degree from Accredited Program

Holland Energy Scholarship

May 4, 2019

  • $1000
  • Attending 4 year University or 2 year Junior College
  • Family members of Holland Energy employees not eligible

*If you know which college you will be attending, be sure to check into scholarships that are specific to that university or community college.  Most colleges & universities offer various scholarships of their own to students enrolling as Freshmen.