2016-2017 Scholarship Information
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Wendy's High School HeismanScholar-Athletes/3.0 GPA10/3/2016VariesSubmit application onlinehttps://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
Voice of DemocracyVFW: "My Responsibility to America"11/1/2016Varies: Post, District, state and national level3-5 minute written and recorded essayApplication available in student services.
Hagan ScholarshipDesigned for high achieving students with financial need. 11/15/2016VariesApply online, must have a 3.5 GPA, 23 ACT, enroll in a 4 year school, must workwww.hsfmo.org
Elks Most Valuable Student ContestJudged on Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need11/30/2016VariesSubmit application onlinewww.enf.elks.org/mvs
IEC Memorial ScholarshipApplication must be submitted online and completed in one sitting. Contact the local office with any questions 618-244-5151.12/31/2016$2,000Tri-County Electric Cooperative Memberhttps://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/scholarship-application-preparation/
Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship - Local ChapterStudents must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. 1/6/2017$250 Locally $1,000 at IL state level, and $10,000 at National levelMust hold current hunting license, minimun 3.0 GPA, an essay and 3 letters of recommendationLink to application
Illinois Chemical Education FoundationOpen to all future chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, or high school chemistry teachers2/17/2017$2,000Two letters of recommendation and an essayFull list of requirements available in student services.
Kaskaskia College Foundation ScholarshipsStudents must create an account online, write an essay, letters of recommendation, FAFSA completed2/27/2017VariesRequest an electronic transcript from your counselor.https://apps.kaskaskia.edu
Farm Credit Agriculture ScholarshipFor seniors planning to pursue a major and career related to agriculture2/27/2017$2,000Submit online application, essay, and other verificationwww.farmcreditIL.com
The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah ScholarshipFor students attending a post-secondary school or vocational/technical training school. Application is available in student services 2/28/2017$1,000Illinois resident, "C" averagehttp://www.ioof-il.org/
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships20 different scholarships, preference given to military families3/1/2017VariesVarieswww.ilamvets.org
Future Healthcare Hero AwardApplicants must be pursuing entry into any health science program for the 2016 Fall semester3/1/2017$500A minimum of a 2.5 GPA, two letters of recommendation, personal statementApplication available in student services.
Robert Marion & Ethel Koelker 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
3/1/2017$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 deadline3/1/2017$500 - Two will be awardedAchievement, extracurricular involvement, community activiesLink 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.3/1/2017$500Graduate of Selmaville, no minimum GPA, written statement, two letters of recommendationLink to application
Ralph Mirka Aviation ScholarshipGiven to a senior(s) planning to major in the field of aviation.3/1/2017$2,333Biographical essay-with career goals, three references, transcriptsLink to application
Kiwanis Service Award - SalemAttending college is NOT a requirement to apply3/1/2017$500SCHS senior, volunteer hours and Link to application
Xi Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi ScholarshipApplications must be returned to Student Services prior to deadline3/1/2017$300SCHS senior, 3.0 GPA, short essayLink to application
Veterans ScholarshipStudents with a miliary affiliation have preference, but it is not required3/1/2017$500biographical essay with future plans, one letter of recommendation, official transcriptLink to application
SCHS Academic Foundation ScholarshipSeniors must be in the upper 20% of their class3/1/2017$1,000Written statement, 2 teacher letters of recommendation, 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 a senior girl who will be attending Murray State University in Murray KY. 3/1/2017$500SCHS female student, official transcript, letter of acceptance to Murray State University Link to application
Albright Family ScholarshipSCHS Seniors who plan to attend one of the top 50 national universities (with the University of Illinois being excluded) or top 50 Liberal Arts colleges (as identified by US News and World Reports) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. If you have applied, been accepted, and plan to attend one of these colleges/universities, please apply for this generous award.3/1/2017$1,000Admitted to one of the top 50 college identified by the US News and World Report Top Schools, University of Illinois does not qualifyLink 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.3/1/2017$500Senior entering an agricultural program in college, biographical sketch with future plans, list of activities, GPA, ACT, letter of recommendationLink 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. 3/1/2017$1,000Graduate of Iuka Grade School, pursuing a career in education is preferred but not required, minimum 3.0 GPA, essayLink to application
Science and Bio-Technology ScholarshipThis scholarship is made available by Bob Wallace, 1962 graduate of SCHS. Mr. Wallace served as President of Exxon Enterprises Company in the Phillipines, worked with start-up companies in the medical electronics and semiconductor field and later became vice-president of operations and engineering for SanDisk Corporation. He has over 100 patents in material sciences, electronic components, and electronic systems design.3/1/2017$1,000Any senior intending to pursue a degree in a science related field, no minimum GPA requirementLink 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. 3/1/2017$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
Greater Salem Area Foundation Honoring Michele CavalettoThis scholarship is part of the Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarships. The scholarship is only for students who plan to attend KC in the 2017-2018 academic school year. Recipients will be required to develop and implement five hours of public service work in the Salem area in order for the student to experience the value of volunteerism. Additionally, a commitee of Foundation members will interview applicants and award the Greater Area Salem Foundation Scholarship. 3/1/2017$500Minimum 2.0 GPA, must attend KC in the fall, short essay, letter of recommendation, copy of high school transcriptLink 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.3/1/2017$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.3/1/2017$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.3/1/2017$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.3/1/2017$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.3/1/2017$250Upper 20% of graduating class, ACT score, pursuing a degree in teaching, financial need, personality and potential as a teacher, application, essay, two letters of recommendationLink to application
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. He later went on to become the President and CEO of US Sonet. 3/1/2017$1,000This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who plans to pursue a degree in Information Technology, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Network Administration, Computer Network Engineering, or Information Systems.Link to application
South Central FS-Careers in Agriculture ScholarshipStudents pursuing a two year degree at a junior college in agronomy or related crop production, or closely related fields. All tuition and expenses paid, based on scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. 3/1/2017Application, transcript, and two completed character reference forms. Application available in student services.
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. 3/1/2017$2,500SCHS female student who plans to enroll full-time in an accedited two-year or four-year college/university in the USA. Canidates should demonstrate excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Two letters of reference and transcript required.Link to application
Austin Freeman Memorial ScholarshipScholarship given in memory of Austin Freeman. Applicants must be enrolling in a Kaskaskia College medical related program.3/1/2017$500SCHS graduate enrolling in a KC medical related program of study, must attached official transcript Link to application
Bob Eller Athletic ScholarshipBob Eller was a long-time teacher, coach, and athletic director at SCHS. He promoted good character, leadership, and sportsmanship. This scholarship was established in his memory by his wife, Anna Lou Eller, and her family.3/1/2017$500Senior male or female student at SCHS, actively participates in athletics at SCHS, has displayed good character, leadership, and sportsmanship, brief essay, list of accomplishments, two letters of recommendation Link 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.3/3/2017$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 semestersLink to application
Robert D. and Donna M. Quick ScholarshipThis scholarship is part of the Centralia Foundation Scholarships. Applications must be mailed to the Centralia Foundation before the deadline. You may pick up a copy of the application in Student Services or download the application under link tab on this page. 3/15/2017Demostrate a financial need and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, application and copy of transcript must be submitted by deadlineLink to application
Marion County Farm BureauThe 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.3/15/2017minumum $500 maximum $2,000Member or child of Farm Bureau member, interested in Agricultural field of study, financial need, must include picture along with applicationLink to application
Marion Eye Center Academic Achievement in ScienceThis scholarship will be awarded to the senior who applies with the highest GPA in sciences courses at SCHS3/18/2017$250Application and highest GPA in sciences classes at SCHSLink 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.3/31/2017$1,000Enrolled in a two year OR four year nursing degree program with the intention of pursing 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
Salem Township Hospital Foundation-Linda Mobley Memorial Nursing ScholarshipThis is a memorial scholarship to honor Linda Mobley's passion for the nursing profession. The applicant must be enrolled in the nursing program at Kaskaskia College. In addition the candidate agrees to pursue employment first at Salem Township Hospital. 3/31/2017$2,500High school transcript, GPA of 3.0http://salemtownhosp.com/foundation/
Salem Township Hospital Foundation-Raterman Trust 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. 3/31/2017$2,500High school transcript, GPA of 3.0http://salemtownhosp.com/foundation/
SSM Health Good Samaritan Auxiliary Applicants must be pursuing a health care career, with an acceptance letter to an accredited school. 3/31/2017$1,500Essay, official transcript, income information, interview in April, two letters of reference.Application available in student services.
SIU Credit UnionThe applicant or the applicant's legal guardian must be a member of the SIU Credit Union. 3/31/2017$1,000Application, transcript, letter of recommendation, essaywww.siucu.org/scholarship
Heneghan and Associates ScholarshipEnrolled, or in the process of enrolling in one of the following higher-education programs: Engineering, Surveying, or Mathematics 3/31/2017$500Application, transcript- Mail to Heneghan and Associates, P.C. Attn: Debbie Hayes 838 East McCord Centralia IL 62801Link to application
Shelter Insurance Foundation ScholarshipApplicant must be planning to attend an accredited college or university 3/31/2017$2,000Application completed and submitted in student services 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.3/31/2017$500 per semester for 2 years - 2 will be awarded biographical essay which includes long range goals, 3 references, one letter of recommendationLink to application
Illinois Sheriffs' AssociationThe Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue high education during the 2016-2017 academic year. 3/15/2017$500Must 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. http://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships
Bill and Gerrie Milam ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to senior members of the golf team. 3/1/2017$500Application and a written statementLink 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.3/1/2017$500Written statement, 2 teacher letters of recommendation, official transcript Link to application
Salem Theater Board 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. 3/31/2017$500Application, Written statement, 2 letters of recommendationLink to application
BCMW ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to low-income residents of Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties. Must be planning to attend an Illinois accredited 2 year community college, vocational school, or 4 year college or university.3/24/2017$750Low-income (see informational packet), GPA, career goals statement, three letters of recommendation, and an interview.Pick up packet in Student Services.
Robert D. Petrea Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to any senior planning to major in the field of agriculture. 3/24/2017$500Written statementLink to application
Lost and Found by GraceMust have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, plan to attend an accredited, degree-granting college or trade school, demonstrate active involvement in school and community service, plan to pursue a career in a helping field (such as counseling, social work, teaching, etc.)4/4/2017$1,000A cover page with your name and address and the scholarship name, a list of activities –school, community, church, etc., copy of your transcript including semester one Grade 12, an essay explaining your career plans and how you plan to serve in a “helping field.” This should be typed, double spaced and in 12 point font. It should not exceed 1000 words.Link to application
Rotary Club of Salem Healthcare ScholarshipThis scholarship will be awarded annually to an individual or individuals pursuing a career in the field of healthcare. Preference to be given to the individuals(s) intending to come back to Salem to work in the hospital, nursing homes, or local Doctor's offices. 4/14/2017$500Accepted to an accredited program, exhibit a financial need, signed affidavit acknowledging that scholarship money be repaid if student drops out or withdraws from school prior to the end of the semester for which the money has been paid, possess the academic ability necessary to succeed in the healthcare field. Link to application
Salem American Legion Post 128 ScholarshipThe award recipients may apply the scholarship towards any of the following expenses: tuition and special fees, textbooks, room and board, and ancillary fees. Priority will be given to applicants who meet all criteria and have a relative who is or was a member of the American Legion.4/28/2017$250Must be enrolled as a full-time student (15 or more credit hours) at an accredited two- or four-year college/university or a vocational training program. GPA 2.0 or higherLink to application
NAL Scholarship for ExcellenceThis scholarship is for any senior planning to attend an accredited technical school, junior college, or university. The degree you are pursuing must be in business or technical field. 5/19/2017$1,000Essay, three letters of recommendationLink to application
Lon McHaney Memorial ScholarshipPositive leadership and character exhibited in academic and extra-curricular activities and community activities . Applicant must plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two/four-year college, university, trade, or vocational school. Eligible applicants or parents/guardians must be a member in good standing of Kaskaskia Valley Community Credit Union.  Applicants must have maintained a “B” average or better for seven semesters of high school.5/5/2017$200Completed application and transcript.Link to application
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