2018-2019 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS

Alpine Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Applicants must be a enrolled in a Winnebago or Boone County high school or Rock Valley College.   Frequent participation in both school and community events and/or programs.  Must have outstanding moral character, have financial need and have apparent interest and the academic ability to continue his/her education beyond high school or community college levels.  Application postmark deadline is 3/15/19.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Application to be mailed to scholarship chair as listed on application.

Boone County HCE Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a current deserving 4-H member who has evidenced scholarly achievement and leadership ability.  Must be a current, active member of a Boone County 4_H club for a period of 4 years.  Application deadline is 4/2/19 to Boone County HCE Committee.

Richard L. Fairgrieves Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be a graduating senior.  Not awarded to students attending trade or vocational schools.  A study concentration in science leading to an associate and/or bachelor degree. Applications can be found on the counseling office page.  Application must be submitted to the Regional Office of Education by Friday, March 8, 2019.

Other websites to look for scholarships:

http://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/index.html

www.studentscholarships.org

www.fastweb.com

https://mycollegedollars.hyfnrsx1.com/?ep_mid=11321274&ep_rid=234101283

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=11321274&ep_rid=234101283


PAST DUE SCHOLARSHIPS

CFNIL

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) is accepting applications beginning December 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 scholarship season. CFNIL has unique scholarships that will award more than $200,000 to local students this year. The application period will close on February 1, 2019. All scholarship applications must be submitted through CFNIL’s Web Portal which is on the CFNIL website www.cfnil.org

Be sure to apply. Students will be automatically matched to all scholarships for which they are eligible. Last year, the average applicant was eligible for more than 3 scholarships. Most scholarships award between $500 and $2,500, but a few award significantly more.   Stop in the counseling office for more information about the CFNIL scholarships.

LA VOZ LATINA SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be of Hispanic/Latino descent and be a resident of Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson or Jo Daviess County.  Must be a graduating senior enrolled at an accredited college or university and must maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Application may be downloaded at www.ywcanwil.org/ywca-leader-luncheon  Application deadline is January 18, 2019.

YWCA BRIGHT FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be a female high school senior planning on continuing her education (not limited to college).  Must be a Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson or Jo Daviess County resident and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Application may be downloaded at www.ywcanwil.org/ywca-leader-luncheon  Application deadline is January 18, 2019.

2001 Plus Scholarship

This scholarship will be granted to a NB graduating senior who has remained drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free while a student.  This must be verified by a parent signature.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

American Legion Post 205 Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be pursuing a career in the medical field.  First priority will be given to those interested in nursing.   Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Belvidere Board of Realtors Scholarship

This scholarship will be granted in the amount of $1000.  Applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average or better and demonstrate a “need”, with consideration given to activities, participation, and career goals.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Belvidere Officer’s Association Scholarship

Applicants must have a 3.25 GPA and interested in the area of Public Safety.  Prepare an essay on the following topic “Why I am interested in public safety, what problems you see in your community, and what you would do to help make the community better.”  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19  to the counseling office.

Belvidere Rotary Club Scholarship

This scholarship is worth $1500.  Applications will be accepted from students in the Upper 15% of their class as determined by the school administration. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Belvidere USBC Bowling Scholarship

Applicant must have participated in the Belvidere Junior Program and not participated in any adult sports.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Betty Edwards Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is worth $1000 for a North Boone graduate who plans on attending Rock Valley College.  Student Data Form to be completed along with an essay.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Big Thunder Grange Scholarship

Scholarship in the amount of $500.  Only those entering the agriculture or mechanical field are eligible to apply.   Applicants must have a specified course of study, grade average of C+ or above, financial need, 40 hours of community service and a letter or recommendation.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Boone County Gardeners of America Scholarship

One $750 scholarship to a North Boone graduating senior.  Must enroll in post-secondary study at an accredited trade school, junior college or university and pursue course study in horticulture, landscaping, forestry, floral culture, soil or land conservation, environmental science or botany.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Boone County Longbeards Dave Bullard Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be a Boone County Resident.  Preference will be given to a student who lives on a farm and whose parent(s) are members of either the Boone County Longbeards chapter of NWTF, Boone County Ducks Unlimited, Kishwaukee Valley Pheasants Forever or Coon Creek Casters.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Boone County Republican Club Scholarship

Applicant must be a student in good standing, supporter of the Republican Party and have one or more parent/guardian registered as a Republican.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Boone County Soil and Water Foundation Franseen Memorial Scholarship

Applicants should be a student who will be studying Agriculture of Conservation Sciences.  Scholarship is $500.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Boone County Women’s Garden Club Scholarship

This scholarship is for horticulture, forestry, agriculture, natural resources and environmental studies. Scholarship is in the amount of $750.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Boone Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

Applicants must be a Boone County graduating senior pursuing a career in education.  Must be in the upper ½ of graduating class. Financial need may be considered.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Butch Peters Family Scholarship

Applicants must be a graduation high school senior, pursuing an education beyond high school, minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, participated in a minimum of one varsity level sport and have community involvement.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Capron Lions Club Scholarship

Applicants must be in the upper ⅓ of their class as determined by school administration.  Two scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded.  Application must be typed. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Capron PTO Scholarship

Applicants must have attended Capron Elementary School.  Must fill out application and submit an essay along with two (2) letter of recommendation. Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Coon Creek Casters Scholarship

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need and be pursuing an education is Health Sciences, Forestry and Conservation or Education.  Official transcript and letter of recommendation also needed.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Cosmopolitan Club of Belvidere Scholarship

Applicants must be in the upper ⅓ of graduating class and furthering their education at a two or four year college.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Diamond Ashley Persson Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be entering the medical field. Prepare an essay describing why you have chosen the medical field.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Don Morrison Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be in upper ½ of class with a minimum 2.0 GPA and pursuing a career in law enforcement.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline if 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Federated Belvidere Woman’s Club Scholarship

Applicant can be either female or male.  Must be in upper ½ of class and shall have been active in extracurricular, civic or cultural activities.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Frederick Bud Gallano Scholarship

Applicant and/or Parent/Legal Guardian must be a bowler at Concordia Lanes. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and write an essay.  Student Data form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Good Tymes Car Club

The Good Tymes Car Club of Boone County, Illinois is offering a $250 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the automotive related field.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Kishwaukee Pheasants Forever Scholarship

Applicants must have been be enrolled or accepted to a college, university or trade school and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Applicant must also be actively involved in outdoor activities and be a responsible participant in the environment.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to the application on the NBHS counseling page.   Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

LeRoy Community Grange Scholarship

Applicant must be in good academic standing and a Boone County resident for the past four years.  A short essay along with application required. Recipient will be required to work one Grange community event.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office or address listed on the application.

Manchester Elementary PTO Scholarship

Applicant must have attended Manchester Elementary. Application to include resume and answer questions on application.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Merri Milk Maids Scholarship

Preference will be given to students who are enrolling in agriculture or community service (nursing, teaching) fields.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

NIVTEA Scholarship

Applicant must be pursuing a career in any agriculture-related field.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to counseling office.

North Boone Booster Club Scholarship

Scholarship given to students who have been active with the Booster Club and parents have been active with the Booster Club.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

North Boone Fire Protection District #3 Firemen’s Association Jake Schoepski Memorial  Scholarship

Must be a Boone County resident and interested in pursuing a career as a first responder, THIS INCLUDES A CAREER IN FIRE FIGHTING, EMS, MEDICAL (nursing), POLICE or OTHER FIRST RESPONDER FIELD .  Personal interview may be required along with a short essay.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

North Boone Youth Sports Scholarship

Scholarship given to a graduating senior who has either participated in a NBYS sports program or volunteered for a NBYS sports program.  Minimum 3.0 GPA .  Complete application and a short essay about how NBYS has influenced your character.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Poplar Grove Lions Club Scholarship

The Poplar Grove Lions Club sponsors two $500 scholarships awarded to students graduating from North Boone High School. Selection for both scholarships is based on the same criteria including class rank, ACT score, Extracurricular School Activities, Community Activities, and any association with the Lions Club.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Poplar Grove Elementary PTO Scholarship

The Poplar Grove Elementary PTO awards a scholarship to a student who attended Poplar Grove Elementary.  This is a $500 scholarship.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.  Application does not need to be typed, can be handwritten.

United Bilingual Parent of North Boone  Scholarship

The NBCUSD ELL committee will be offering a $25o scholarship.  The applicants must be a Hispanic NBHS graduating senior, bilingual and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to the application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Zick Family Scholarship

The Zick Family is offering two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page. Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Zonta Club Scholarship

Applicants must be female, in the top 25% of the class and have been accepted to an accredited college or university.  Student Data Form to be completed in addition to application on the NBHS counseling page.  Application deadline is 2/28/19 to the counseling office.

Please remember to check out national scholarships you may be able to apply for through the Financial Aid Selector via Career Cruising. Additionally, please check with the college/university that you have been accepted to for scholarships through their college/university. Finally, remember to complete your FAFSA after October 1st of 2016 for federal and state financial aid.