General InformationDeadlineAmountCriteriaLink to Application
The Shannon Heflin Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to the two individuals chosen to speak at graduation. 4/1/20242-$500Applicants must have a 3.6 GPA, and submit a written draft and audio recording of speech.Link to Guidelines
Elks Most Valuable Student ScholarshipJudged on Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need11/13/2023VariesSubmit application onlineElks Most Valuable Student
Elks Legacy ScholarshipParent or grandparent must be an Elks member2/5/2024$4,000Submit application onlineElks Legacy
Hagan ScholarshipDesigned for high achieving students with financial need from a rural community. 12/1/2023VariesApply online, enroll in a 4 year school, must have a 3.5 GPA, must work, must be eligible for Federal and State grantsHagan Scholarship
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois ScholarshipDesigned for high school seniors entering a teacher education program. 12/1/2023 Early 4/1/2024 FinalVariesApply online, 2.5 GPA, must agree to teach in Illinois for 5 years.Golden Apple
Horatio Alger Association ScholarshipMinimum 2.0 GPA, critical financial need, complete list of eligibility requirements on website 3/15/2024VariesSubmit application onlineHoratio Alger
DAR Scholarships-Local Chapter Isaac Hull DAR's scholarships are awarded and judged without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, or disability.Illinois DAR awards various scholaships. Specifics are listed on the website. 1/31/2024VariesSubmit application online contact Karen Short at 618-918-9820 with questionsDAR
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking ScholarshipThe goal of this scholarship is to highlight the importance of community banking to the local economy. Email any questions to Depends on local bank, Final deadline is 3/1/2024$500-$1,000Essay contest regarding the understanding, impact, and importance of community bankingLink to Application
Christine McQuiston Memorial ScholarshipP.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. 2/1/2024$2,500SCHS female student who plans to enroll full-time in an accedited two-year or four-year college/university in the USA. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Two letters of reference and transcript required.Link to Application
South Central FS Scholarship ProgramThe program is designed for students interested in sales and marketing roles, vocational roles, or applicator roles. Recipients will have community college or vocational program paid for and guaranteed employment upon completion.11/30/2023Tuition, fees and booksComplete the application, submit 2 letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Mail or email final application materials. South Central FS Application
Somer Real Estate Future Broker ScholarshipApplicants must be planning to pursue business/real estate, with the career goal of becoming a broker. 1/31/2024$1,000Complete the application, schedule an interview, submit materials to Somer Real EstateLink to Application
Schmidt Ford Future Mechanic ScholarshipApplicants must be planning to pursue further education in the automotive field. 1/31/2024$1,000Complete the application, schedule an interview, submit materials to Schmidt FordLink to Application
Schmidt Ford Future Fishing ScholarshipApplicants must be going to college to fish on a bass fishing team.1/31/2024$1,000Complete the application, submit materials to Schmidt FordLink to Application
Illinois Chemical Education FoundationOpen to all future chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, or high school chemistry teachers3/8/2024$2,000Application, two letters of recommendation, transcript and an essay, submit via mailIllinois Chemical Education Foundation
Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship - Local ChapterThe purpose of the NWTF Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship Program is to recognize and reward an NWTF member, who is currently a senior in high school, for their outstanding academic achievement, community involvement and leadership roles. The National Scholarship Winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Mossy Oak. 1/1/2024$250Must hold current hunting license, minimun 3.0 GPA, an essay and 2 letters of recommendation Contact Gerald Lively with questions LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED 1/15/24Link to Application
Illinois Electric Cooperative Memorial ScholarshipsApplication must be submitted online and completed in one sitting. Contact the local office with any questions 618-244-5151.12/31/2023$2,000Tri-County Electric Cooperative MemberLink to Application
Ben Baggett ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to honor Ben Baggett, a long time educator, coach, and administrator for Iuka Grade School. His career with Iuka Grade School began in 1956 and ended 37 years later with his retirement in 1993. 3/1/2024$1,000Graduate of Iuka Grade School, pursuing a career in education is preferred but not required, minimum 3.0 GPA, essayLink to Application
Wabash-John D. Andrews Memorial ScholarshipJohn D. Andrews was a 1983 graduate of SCHS. John was a pioneer in the beginning days of internet service and he was passionate about technology. John started several small businesses throughout his lifetime and was the 2nd internet provider in all of Illinois and Missouri. John worked closely with the University of Illinois, Illinois State Board of Education, and school districts all over the state to provide the internet to schools. This scholarship has been started to honor his memory.3/15/2024$1,000Complete the application, transcript required, and a written statement. Mail in completed materials to Wabash Communications. Link to Application
Wabash Communications Co-op General ScholarshipFor customers of Wabash Communications Coop3/15/2024$2,000Apply online or mail in application to Wabash Communications.Link to Application
Salem Community Theatre and Cultural Center ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to any student planning to pursue a degree in the arts. This would include anything from drawing to painting to photography to design and even include art of the culinary, musical and literary varieties. 3/1/2024$500Application, written statement, 2 letters of recommendation 2024-2 reciipients will be chosenLink to Application
Selmaville Education Association ScholarshipEstablished in 2013 to assist former Selmaville students further their education. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior student who will be graduating from SCHS and pursuing higher education.3/1/2024$500Graduate of Selmaville, no minimum GPA, written statement, two letters of recommendationLink to Application
Robert Marion & Ethel Keolker Stewart ScholarshipThe fund was established in 2002 by Nancy Stewart Hindman to memorialize her parents, who graduated from Salem High School, Class of 1935. The fund is within the Madison County Community Foundation which is a component fund of the Blue Grass Community Foundation.
3/1/2024$1,000 and can be renewable for up to 4 yearsAny student who plans to attend an accredited, degree-granting program of study, active in school and community, minimum 2.5 GPA, biographical sketch, and list of activitiesLink to Application
Iuka State Bank ScholarshipBusiness, finance, agribusiness degree preferred. Application, essay and letter of recommendation submitted to Student Services prior to deadline3/1/2024$1,000Achievement, extracurricular involvement, community activitiesLink to Application
Salem Fraternal Order of Police Criminal Justice ScholarshipThe Salem Fraternal Order of Police are looking to award one SCHS senior planning to pursue a criminal justice degree in Illinois a scholarship.3/1/2024$2,500Application and essay to be submitted to Student Services. Link to Application
Kim Mulvany Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is for a student entering the nursing program at KC. 3/1/2024$1,000Complete the application, write a personal statement, provide proof of enrollment, and include two letters of recommendation. Link to Application
The Dr. Robert Raver Scholarship presented by the SCHS Academic FoundationThis scholarship opportunity is for students that have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. 3/1/2024$1,000Written statement, 2 teacher letters of recommendation, official transcript Link to Application
Veterans ScholarshipStudents with a military affiliation have preference, but it is not required3/1/2024$500Biographical essay with future plans, one letter of recommendation, official transcriptLink to Application
Albright Family ScholarshipThe objective of this scholarship is to fund students venturing beyond 100 miles from Salem and attending academically rigorous and competitive institutions. As the application states, we will decide on who future recipients will be given their full story, i.e. where they plan to go (and maybe why) and then what their financial situation looks like.3/1/2024$2,000Complete the application and provide necessary documents. Link to Application
Maddie Finch Memorial ScholarshipApplicant must be planning to pursue a major or minor in a second language.3/1/2024$500Completed application, written statement, 2 letters of recommendationLink to Application
Austin Freeman Memorial ScholarshipTwo scholarships will given in memory of Austin Freeman. Applicants must be enrolling in a Kaskaskia College.3/1/2024$500SCHS graduate enrolling at Kaskaskia College, must attach official transcript Link to Application
Marion and Belva Garner ScholarshipThe daughter of Marion & Belva Garner, Lana Garner Porter, a 1961 graduate of SCHS, has created this scholarship. It will go to both a male and female student who will be attending Murray State University in Murray KY. 3/1/2024$500SCHS senior, official transcript, letter of acceptance to Murray State University Link to Application
Marvin Jenkins Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to any student planning to attend an Illinois school and major in civil engineering or land surveying.3/1/2024$500Written statement, 2 teacher letters of recommendation, official transcript Link to Application
Herschel and Nina Rose Agricultural ScholarshipGiven in memory of Herschel and Nina Rose who were grain and livestock farmers in Marion County. All of their children helped on the family farm, with the four youngest children taking an active role in the agriculture program at SCHS.3/1/2024$500Senior entering an agricultural program in college, biographical sketch with future plans, list of activities, GPA, ACT, letter of recommendationLink to Application
Blum Memorial ScholarshipMrs. Blum was a teacher in the Business Department at SCHS. Seniors planning to major in business or technology may apply for this scholarship.3/1/2024$250Senior planning to major in business or technology, application form, list of activities, brief essay, two letters of recommendationLink to Application
Charlotte Holt Memorial ScholarshipMrs. Holt was the choral director at SCHS for several years. Any senior who is a member of chorus and is planning a degree in music may apply.3/1/2024$250Member of choir, planning a degree in music, application, essay, two letters of recommendation Link to Application
Helen Allen Memorial ScholarshipThe recipient must plan to major in a human services area. This includes, but is not limited to, social work, the ministry, teaching, psychology, sociology, and areas of medicine.3/1/2024$250Written statement with future plans and official transcriptLink to Application
David Wright Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is for any senior graduating from Salem Community High School. Applicants must continue their education at a college, university, or community college upon graduation from high school.3/1/2024$500Three evaluations, application form, list of activities and awards, essayLink to Application
McClain Memorial ScholarshipKerry McClain was the SCHS Principal for 17 years (1967-1984). He and his wife, Peggy, were killed in a tragic train-car accident. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior student who will be graduating from Salem Community High School and pursuing a teacher career.3/1/2024$250Upper 20% of graduating class, ACT or SAT score, pursuing a degree in teaching, financial need, personality and potential as a teacher, application, essay, two letters of recommendationLink to Application
The Heflin Science Scholarship This scholarship is for a student that exhibits a strong aptitude for science.3/1/2024$1,000Any senior intending to pursue a degree in a science related field, no minimum GPA requirementLink to Application
Mary Gertrude Morton Educational Memorial ScholarshipThis is a one time scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a degree in education.3/1/2024$500-$1,000Complete the application and submit to student services. Link to Application
Larry Malone Scholarship for Arts and LettersThis scholarship is for students pursuing a college degree in the arts, music, or English.3/1/2024$500Complete the application and submit to student services. Link to Application
Salem Elementary Teachers Association ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students that graduated from Franklin Park. One will be awarded to a future teacher and the other to a student entering a vocational program.3/1/2024$500Complete the application, two letters of recommendation and submit to student services. Link to Application
Mission Salem Vocational ScholarshipThe Mission Salem Vocational Scholarship is for any Salem High student that plans to pursue a career in the building trades (construction, welding, HVAC, plumbing, electrician, etc.). There is also a volunteer component, recipients must volunteer 20 hours with Mission Salem. 3/1/2024$1,000Application, Written statement of career and educational plans, 2 letters of recommendation. Mail completed apps to Mission Salem PO Box 541 Salem IL 62881 ATTN: Scholarship CommitteeLink to Application
Ralph Mirka Aviation ScholarshipGiven to a senior(s) planning to major in the field of aviation.3/31/2024$1,664Biographical essay-with career goals, three references, transcriptsLink to Application
Illinois Elks Children's Care ProgramPhysical and Occupational Therapy Majors and Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistant Degrees, application will be available after 12/13/3/2024$500-$3,000Submit completed application to Local Elks LodgeLink to Application
Farm Credit Agriculture ScholarshipFor seniors planning to pursue a major and career related to agriculture2/29/2024VariesSubmit online application, essay, and other verificationFarm Credit Scholarship Application
Robert D. and Donna M. Quick Scholarship-Centralia FoundationThis scholarship is part of the Centralia Foundation Scholarships. Applications must be mailed to the Centralia Foundation before the deadline.3/8/2024VariesDemonstrate a financial need and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, application and copy of transcript must be submitted by deadline to address on applicationLink to Application
IAA FoundationVarious scholarship opportunities for agriculture majors. 2/15/2024VariesCheck website for full list of requirements and eligibility.Link to Application
Salem Township Hospital Auxillary ScholarshipThe Auxiliary is able to provide scholarships to qualifying individuals desiring to pursue a career in the healthcare field and work in areas of the hospital after completion of their studies.3/31/2024$2,000Biographical essay which includes long range goals, 3 references, one letter of recommendation, completed applications must be mailed to address on applicationLink to Application
Salem Township Hospital Foundation Allied Health ScholarshipThe applicant must be enrolled in an Allied Health Program at an accredited college to include but not limited to Nursing, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medical Coding, Pharmacy, or Medicine. In addition the candidate agrees to pursue employment first at Salem Township Hospital. 4/30/2024$2,500High school transcript, GPA of 3.0, submit to address on applicationLink to Application
Alamelu Lakshmanan Health Career ScholarshipThe applicant must be a resident of Marion County, be enrolled in an Allied Health Program at an accredited college. Applicant must also agree that he/she will apply for employment first with Salem Township Hospital. 4/30/2024$1,000High school transcript, GPA of 3.0, submit to address on applicationLink to Application
Gale Baker Memorial ScholarshipMust be planning to pursue a career in Ag or a trade. 3/1/2024$500Application, List of Activities, EssayLink to Application
Zachary Braddy Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is for seniors at SCHS planning to enroll in a junior college or 4 year college with plans to pursue a degree in education or something related or health care. 4/15/2024$500Completed application, transcript, essayLink to Application
Modern Woodman-Make an Impact ScholarshipMust have Modern Woodmen life insurance, enrolling as a full-time student at a 2 or 4 year college or university, minimum of 40 hours of volunteer hours, GPA requirement-track 1-3.50, track 2-2.502/5/2024VariesApplication online, submit transcriptLink to Application
Heneghan and Associates ScholarshipEnrolled, or in the process of enrolling in one of the following higher-education programs: Civil Engineering, or Surveying 3/22/2024$500Mail completed application and materials to- Heneghan and Associates, P.C. Attn: Laura Dabbs 1004 State Highway 16 Jerseyville, IL 62052 You can call 618-498-6418 with questionsLink to Application
SSM Health Good Samaritan Auxiliary Applicants must be pursuing a health related career, with an acceptance letter to an accredited school. 3/29/2024$1,000-$1,500Letter of acceptance, essay, transcript, financial information, two letters of reference. Mail application and supporting documents to SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee 1 Good Samaritan Way Mt. Vernon, IL 62864Link to Application
Shelter Insurance Foundation ScholarshipApplicant must be planning to attend an accredited college or university 3/31/2024$1,500Application completed and submitted in student services, see info sent in email.Link to Application
Debra K. McCullum Memorial ScholarshipDebbie McCullum was a 2003 graduate of SCHS. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior graduating from SCHS who wishes to continue his/her studies in the field of culinary arts/services, music, or performing arts. 3/1/2024$500Enroll in a culinary arts, music, or performing arts program, 2.0 GPA or higher, brief essay with educational plans, one letter of recommendation Link to Application
The Sue's Kids Acts of Kindness Foundation ScholarshipAwarded in memory of former Hawthorn Elementary Teacher and First Woman Mayor of Salem, Sue Morgan. Mrs. Morgan was known for putting students first and helping others regardless of their circumstance. This scholarship is based on, but not limited to, you overcoming adversity, making a difference in your school and community, completing acts of kindness or Paying It Forward.3/1/2024$500Complete online application, 500-1000 word essay, 2.0 or higher GPALink to Application
Illinois Sheriffs' Association ScholarshipThe Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue high education during the 2023-2024 academic year. 3/15/2024$500-$1,000Must be a permanent Illinois resident, scholarship must be used at an institution of higher learning within the state of Illinois, application and written essay should be submitted to the sheriff's office in the county of your permanent residence. Link to Application
Peg Edwards Nursing ScholarshipThe Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship was established to honor Peg’s dedication to the nursing profession. She was a Registered Nurse for over 39 years and received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2009. This scholarship’s purpose is to support a student whose intention is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and who demonstrates the initiative and leadership qualities to make a positive contribution to the health care industry by working in the field of nursing.5/1/2024$1,000Enrolled in a two year OR four year nursing degree program with the intention of pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing, demonstration of initiative, leadership skills and/or abilities, application, personal statement, essay, two letter of recommendation, official transcript. Application must be mailed to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in Mt. Vernon by the deadline. Link to Application
North American Lighting Scholarship for ExcellenceNAL is the largest automotive lighting manufacturer in North America. NAL is committed to its surrounding community and fostering the continued education of two students interested in a career in business or technical fields. This scholarship will be paid directly to the college as designated by the student.4/5/2024$1,000Pursuing a degree in business, engineering, or technical program, three letters of recommendation, and a 500 word essayLink to application
Xi Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi ScholarshipApplications must be returned to Student Services prior to deadline3/1/2024$500SCHS senior, 3.0 GPA, short essayLink to Application
Salem American Legion AuxiliaryThis scholarship is for any student with a Veteran in their family. 3/15/2024$200Complete application, provide a 200-300 word essay, submit to Mrs. KnappLink to Application
Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation ScholarshipsThe objective of the Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation’s Scholarship program is to provide scholarships to college students who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study.3/15/2024minumum $1,000 maximum $1,500Member or child of Farm Bureau member, interested in Agricultural field of study, financial need, must include picture along with applicationLink to Application
Peoples National BankPeoples National Bank has provided financial services to Southern Illinois since 1909. In keeping with the tradition of community service and commitment to the education of future civic and business leaders, Peoples National Bank has established an educational scholarship to assist high school graduates in continuing their education at a university, college, trade or vocational school.3/1/2024$500Student or parent/guardian must be customer of Peoples National Bank, student must show positive leadership/character, proof of full time enrollment in a 2yr or 4 yr college/university or trade/vocational school, maintained a B average or better for seven semesters-include transcript, mail completed packet to address on form.Link to Application
Getting There Scholarship ProgramThe DCFS Scholarship Program provides several scholarships each year. These scholarships are for students that have been or ar in DCFS care. 3/31/2024VariesIf you have questions please call the DCFS Office of Education and Transition Services at 217-557-2689Please email to get an application
The Helen Woodruff Future Educator ScholarshipThis scholarship is for a student entering the field of education.4/10/2024$500Complete application and personal statement. Link to Application
Rotary International District 6510 Foundation ScholarshipApplicants must reside in Rotary 6510 District. See application for details.3/1/2024$2,500Email completed application and materials to address listed on application. Must include: school and community involvement, career plan, essay, etc. Link to Application
Gregory F. Yank "Servant Leader" ScholarshipApplicants must reside in Rotary 6510 District. See application for details.4/1/2024$2,500Email completed application and materials to address listed on application. Must include: resume, career plan, essay, etc. Link to Application
Salem Elks/Wes Villalobos Memorial ScholarshipWes Villalobos was a 2007 graduate of SCHS. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior graduating from SCHS, or former SCHS graduate transferring to a university, planning to pursue a career in engineering.3/1/2024$1,000Application, minimum GPA of 3.0, essay, and two letters of recommendationLink to Application