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2016-17 Scholarship Information
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Financial Aid SitesDescriptionApplication/Website
Due Date
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fafsa.ed.govFree application for federal student aid
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collegecountdown.comInformation on college costs and available aid
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isac.orgIllinois Student Assistance Commission
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knowhow2goillinois.orgInformation on college planning and financial aid
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mappingyourfuture.org
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Scholarship Search Sites
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careercruising.comProvides scholarship information under the "Financial Aid" tab. Allows you to search for scholarships by a keyword.
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collegenet.comCreate an account to search for scholarships that match your profile
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fastweb.comCreate an account to search for scholarships that match your profile
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scholarships.comCreate an account to search for scholarships that match your profile
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bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-searchA scholarship search engine provided by College Board
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wisemantech.com/guidanceProvides scholarship information as well as other college planning links
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willroe.orgWill County Regional Office of Education site that has information on local and statewide scholarship programs
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https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/Offers scholarship information in different categories such as, scholarships for women, unusual scholarships, scholarships for hispanics, etc.
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studentscholarships.orgWebsite including career information and scholarship database
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http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/lgbtq/Scholarship site for LGBTQ students
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Regional Scholarships
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Veterans of Foreign Wars "Voice of Democracy" High school students in grades 9-12 can compete for the grand prize: $30,000 paid directly to the american college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice.www.vfw.org/VOD
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Distinguished Women of Illinois Scholarshiphttp://il.distinguishedyw.org/
Varies depending on scholarship
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AIA Northeast Illinois Student ScholarshipOffering two $3000 scholarships for students planning to study architecturehttp://aianei.org/2017-aia-northeast-illinois-student-scholarships/April 21, 2017
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American Society for QualityUp to $2000 for one year based on academic achievement,community service, an outstanding essay and on the importance of quality products and/or services in the future and financial need
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Black Bar Associationof Will CountyTo reward hard-working, Will County area high school seniors with an opportunity to earn money for college through a competitve application process
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The Illinois Sheriff's Association ScholarshipAvailable to a Will County resident attending an Illinois higher learning institutionhttp://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships3/15/17 Postmark
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Contractors Association of Will/Grundy CountiesApplicant must be son/daughter of an owner OR son/daughter of full-time employee of a CAWGC member company OR son/daughter of a Will/Grundy union buiding tradesman. Applicant must be a graduate of 2016 planning to attend college FULL-time OR presently a FULL-time college student pursuing an undergraduate degree. Applicant must be majoring in a CONSTRUCTION related curriculum, such as construction management, architecture, engineering, interior design, etc.Contractors Association of Will/Grundy Counties
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2017 EAARA-Chicago Frank M. Clark/John T. Hooker Scholarship
Applicant must be an African-American Illinois resident in the ComEd service territory; Attend or plan to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year degree program at an accredited college/university; have a 2.75 minimum cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scaleEAARA Scholarship Application 2017May 1, 2017
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Pointe Pest Control$750, Must demonstrate financial need, GPA 3.0 or greater, need to submit FAFSA reportwww.pointepestcontrol.net/illinois-scholarship4/14/2017
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Friends of Moraine Hills State ParkTwo $1,000 scholarships for students interested in environmental studieshttps://www.friendsofmorainehillsstatepark.org/scholarships-20174/30/2017
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The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Reward10-15 $1,000 scholarships made to qualified students with needThe Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Reward2/28/2017
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The Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties, Inc Scholarship
Two $1,000 awards to college bound women in Kane, DuPage and WIll Counties, who are dedicated to volunteerismwww.jlkd.org/projects/scholarships3/24/2017
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The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship
Two $3,000 renewable awards to students entering liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture, or business. Must have ACT of 29 or higherwww.crca.org3/3/2017
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Community Services Council of Will County ScholarshipTwo $500 Scholarships: must be a resident of Will CountyCommunity Services of Will County Scholarship3/20/2017
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DLA Arcchitects, Ltd. THINK (about architecture) scholarship
$500 Scholarshipwww.dlascholarship.com4/12/2017
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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship$10,000 renewable scholarship. Must be able to demonstrate leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship. Must have a 3.0 GPA and show financial need.www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarship.aspx1/5/2017
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Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC scholarshipFor a high school senior who has participated in a junior ROTC program. Must have taken the ACT
http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx
3/1/2017
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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxillary Memorial ScholarshipFor a high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a US Veteran who was honorably discharged or currently serving
http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx
3/1/2017
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Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing ScholarshipFor a high school senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program. Priority is given to dependants of disabled veterans.
http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx
3/1/2017
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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxillary Worchid ScholarshipFor a high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a US Veteran who was honorably discharged or currently serving
http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx
3/1/2017
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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship$1,000 for a high school senior. Must have taken the ACT.
http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx
3/1/2017
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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship$1,000 for a high school senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved trade school program.
http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx
3/1/2017
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Illinois Elks Association College Scholarship for Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistant or Physical and Occupational Therapy majors$500 for Illinois resident who will be enrolled full time in a recognized physical or occupational therapy program.http://www.illinoiselksccc.org/services.htm3/10/2017
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Illinois Lumber and Materials Dealers Association Educational Foundation$500-$1000 to those in the Building or Lumber field of study. Can apply yearly.
Illinois Lumber and Materials Dealers Association Educational Foundation
3/14/2017
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Illinois PTAGiven to a current high school senior entering an education related field of study (such as librarian, school social worker, etc) at a college or universityhttp://www.illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html2/15/2017
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Irish American Society of County Will$1,000 for a graduating senior who plans on attending an accredited college or university, a junion college, or a trade school beginning in the fall of 2017.Irish American Society of Will County Memorial Scholarship4/22/2017
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Italian Americans Women's Division ScholarshipFor women of italian descent with a 3.5 or better GPA and can demonstrate financial needhttps://jccia.wordpress.com/scholarships/5/1/2017
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Kid's ChanceApplicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need.http://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships/4/30/2017
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Marianjoy Scholarship ProgramStudents with physical disabilities can get scholarships to help fund their education When looking on the website type the word 'scholarship' into the search window in the top right andddd click on the first link titled 'Marianjoy Physical Rehabilitation Hospital - News'http://www.marianjoyfoundation.org/scholarship/Scholarship2.aspx
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Paramount Tall Club of Chicago Scholarship$750 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who lives in the Chicagoland area and meets the height requirements of the club. Females must be at least 5' 10" and males must be at least 6' 2".
Paramount Tall Club of Chicago & Tall Club International Scholarships
2/13/2017
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Rhea of Hope FoundationOne scholarship given to a female senior (class of 2017) and one to an african american male, grades 6-12Deadline has passed for the 2016-17 school year
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Township Officials of IllinoisSeven $1,500 scholarships to be awarded to graduating high school seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges/universities
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US Tzu Chi Scholars Program$1,000 Scholarships to students with a 3.0 GPA demonstrating financial needhttp://www.tzuchi.us/scholarships/3/3/2017
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Will County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship25 $1,000 scholarship awarded to High School Seniors. Parents or legal guardians must be Will County Farm Bureau members in good to be eligible. Scholarship is available for any college or accredited school of higher learning or technology.Will County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship3/1/2017
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Will County TUFF Hunters$500 scholarship will be awarded directly to a student who is furthing his/her education by attending college, a university or a trade school.United Foundation of Future Hunters Scholarship Application1/20/2017
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Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation Education Scholarship
2 $1000 scholarship for high school student who plans to major in Agriculture or natural resource field at any accreditted college or school of higher learning Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation Education Scholarship2/1/2017
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Leopold Education Project Scholarship for Students Pursuing education in field of Natural Resources
Up to $1000 in scholarships to seniors enrolling in college Fall 2016 Leopold Education Project Scholarship
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Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship$500 scholarship awarded to a student planning to pursue higher education in a business-related, secretarial, or office professional field.
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Joliet-Will County independent Insurance Agents' Association
One $1500 tuition scholarship to an outstanding young person who excels in leadership, citizenship, and scholarship and who will enroll in a University or College for the 2016 fall semester.
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Association of Illinois Township Committees on YouthTwo $500 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate community service, maintain a B average, and who plan on majoring in counseling, psychology, sociology, youth recreation, or preventionhttp://www.aitcoy.org/scholarships.html4/21/2017
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Zonta Club of Joliet$1000 scholarship given to women ages 16-19. Must demonstrate active commitment to volunteerism, knowledge of Zonta, be an advocate of Zonta Internationalhttp://jolietzonta.org/scholarships/2/22/2017
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Local Scholarships
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American Italian Cultural Society Scholarship 2017This is a four year scholarship amounting to $1,500.00 per each academic year. The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.8 and above on 4.0 scale or 3.8 on a 5.0 scale and submit proof of such after each academic year.American Italian Cultural SocietyJune 30, 2017
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Associated Orthodontists5 winners will be chosen to recieve a $1,000 scholarship. Must be a senior graduating in June 2017, current or former patient of Associated Orthodontists, and have at least 3.0 GPA
http://greatbraces.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2017-Scholarship-Rules.pdf
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Lockport Township Government ScholarshipUp to four $1,000 scholarships, 2.5 GPA or higher, must be a resident of Lockport Township2017 Lockport Township Government College Scholarship 2/3/2017
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Canals and Trails Credit Union Scholarship$1,000 to a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student or parent must be a member of Canals and Trails2016-17 Canals & Trails Scholarship2/24/2017
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Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, RHO Chapter, Illinois
$500 scholarship to a senior girl entering the field of education.
http://deltakappagamma.org/IL/EducationalExcellence/2017FlorenceACookRecruitmentGrantApplicationwithRubric.pdf
2/1/2017
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Holly Club: Barbara J. Rakoski Volunteerism College Scholarship
3-$500 scholarships available. Awarded to a senior attending any 4 year college or university who has demonstrated volunteer service.Holly Club: Barbara J. Rakoski Volunteerism College Scholarship2/15/2017
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Homer Glen Junior Women's Club ScholarshipA $1000 scholarship given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism in the community. The student must be a resident of Homer Glen or Homer Township, and be enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university.Homer Glen Junior Woman's Club 2017 Scholarship3/1/2017
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Homer Township Chamber of Commerce ScholarshipTwo $1,000 scholarships given to a graduating high school senior who resides in Homer Township or whose parent is a Homer Township Chamber member4/1/2017
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JJC Foundation - Dr. John & Melanie Peterson Academic Scholarship
Must be a LTHS female athlete who participates in athletics at JJC.http://www.jjc.edu/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
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JJC High School Foundation Scholarship$2,500 scholarship to a graduating LTHS student attending Joliet Junior Collegehttp://www.jjc.edu/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
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JJWC Alisha and Ava Bromfield Memorial Scholarship$2,500 scholarship to candidate who demonstrates strong academic success with minimum GPA equivalent of B or higher, volunteers to her community, and be in the process of applying to or already accepted to an accredited two or four year college or universityJJWC Alisha & Ava Bromfield Memorial Scholarship3/24/2017
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Joliet Coalition of Black Trade Unionists ScholarshipStudents that are graduating from high school and have applied to and been accepted by a college or university, may submit their name.
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Latino Bar Assocation of Will County
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Lockport Chamber of Commerce Moving Forward Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship to a senior pursuing a business related field to cover tuition, books and suppliesLockport Chamber of Commerce Scholarship4/7/2017
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Lockport Lions Club Richard C. Dystrup ScholarshipStudent must be a LTHS senior in the 60441 zip code. Priority given to students interested in a medical field with weight toward blind and hearing impaired.Richard C. Dystrup Scholarship3/15/2017
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Lockport Rotary Club ScholarshipStudent must be a LTHS senior who is looking to further their education in serving others in the futureLockport Rotary Scholarship 2016-174/7/2017
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Lockport Woman's Club Scholarship$2,000 for a senior enrolling in a 4-year college or universityLockport Women's Club College Scholarship 20172/28/2017
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Lockport Woman's Club Community College/Technical /Vocational/Trade School Scholarship$1,000 to a senior enrolling in a 2-year or technical programLockport Women's Club Tech/Voc 20172/28/2017
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National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. (Joliet Chapter)Awarded to a high school senior who will be attending a 2 or 4-year accredited college who demonstrates academic merit and community service. Applicant must live within the zip codes of 60432, 60433, 60436 or 60441National Hook-Up of Black Women (Joliet Chapter) Scholarship2/28/2017
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NAACP ScholarshipAwarded to a college bound African-American high school senior
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Pearl Essence Foundation, Inc Scholarship $500-$2,000 scholarships awarded to a high school senior who is a resident of Will County with a GPA of 2.5 or greaterhttp://www.etachizeta.org/pearl-essence3/31/2017
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Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission Healthcare ScholarshipHigh school senior who lives in the Lockport District 89 area pursiuing a career in the health care fields
http://www.silvercross.org/images/stories/pics/about-us/2017-2018-w-panel--Scholarship-Application.pdf
4/30/2017
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The Tealight FoundationCoretta Scott King Scholarship: To a graduating female senior with a B+ average. The Historically Black College Scholarship: Open to graduating senior planning to attend a Historically Black College and has a B or better average. The Ponquinette Merit Scholarship: Open to graduating male or female seniors with a B average or above. Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission: Open to a graduating senior with a B+ average living in Fairmont Grade School District 89. Dr. George Jones Joliet Junior College Health Scholarship: Open to graduating seniors planning to attend JJC with at least a B average and plans to pursue a degree in a health related field. Robert A. Meade Joliet Technologies Memorial Scholarship: Open to a senior with a B+ or better GPA planning to major in an electronics or technology related field.The Tealight Foundation3/31/2017
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LTHS Foundation Scholarships
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Breanne "Bree" Conterio Memorial ScholarshipTwo $500 scholarships will be awarded to two LTHS senior who meet the criteriaBreanne Conterio Memorial Scholarship 2017March 10, 2017, 4 pm
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CITGO ScholarshipDesigned to financialy assist qualified applicants in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) or any field with any relation to the petroleum industry.CITGO LTHS Scholarship Application 2017March 17, 2017
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Dick Dystrup "Be Positive" Boys' Golf Scholarship$500 to a LTHS senior member of the LTHS Boys' Golf Team who will be going on to college to play golfDick Dystrup "Be Positive" ScholarshipMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Diane Meader Schenk Commemorative Scholarship$2,000 scholarship for students attending a four-year college and who are active members of the LTHS BandDiane Meader Schenk Commemorative ScholarshipMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Dr. Christopher and Katie Ward Scholarship$500 to LTHS member of 2017 attending a college/university or a trade/technical school or junior collegeWard Scholarship 2017March 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Endwood ScholarshipOne $1,000 & Two $500 to assist LTHS senior in continuing his or her education.Endwood Scholarship 2017March 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Fred R. Lindner Law Enforcement College Scholarship$500 scholarship to LTHS graduating senior pursuing a career in law enforcementFred R. Lindner Law Enforcement College ScholarshipMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Michelle Ivanich Scholarship$1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior of Lockport Township High School who plans to pursue a career in education at an accredited college or universityMichelle Ivanich Scholarship 2017March 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Morgan Gerny Memorial Scholarship$1,000 to LTHS graduating senior who will major in a music field at an accredited college, university, community college, or vocational school; have shown strength and determination to overcome a tragic event, personal challenge or hardshipMorgan Gerny Memorial ScholarshipMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Nicholas A. Morice AwardMemorial gift and $2,000 to any LTHS senior athlete whose character, integrity and selflessness have positively impacted youth.Nicholas A. Morice AwardMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Francis H. Gerrity Scholarship$1,000 to LTHS senior who also is a graduate of District 91 and who will be majoring in education at either a two-year or a four-year college or university.Francis H. Gerrity ScholatshipMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Jim Mahar Memorial Scholarship$2,000 to 2 (two) LTHS member of class of 2017 attending a college/university or a trade/techical school or junior collegeJim Mahar Memorial Scholarship 2017March 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Kevin Killmer Memorial Scholarship$1,000 to LTHS senior for use at any higher education institution (college or university; junior college; business, technical, trade, or vocational schools). Money awarded is for the purposes of tuition, books and fees only. The recipient cannot be receiving a FULL or EXTREMELY LARGE scholarship for academic or athletic performances.Kevin Killmer Memorial ScholarshipMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Leo H. Pryor Scholarship$500 to LTHS senior for the pursuit of a scientific field.Leo H. Pryor ScholarshipMarch 10, 2017, 4 pm
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Kevin Benes Memorial Scholarship$500 to LTHS senior who has survived adversity and yet continues to excel.Kevin Benes Memorial Scholarship 2017March 10, 2017, 4 pm
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