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2021-2022 Scholarship Postings
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Scholarships are continuously added to this database. Check back often. PCHS Local Scholarships are typically posted in mid-December.
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NationalAnyoneAbbott & Fenner12/14/216/12/22www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htmThe Abbott and Fenner scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered at any accredited post secondary institution. To apply visit www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.
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NationalAcorn Equality Fund8/25/219/24/21acornequalityfund.orgThe Acorn Equality Fund is a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents in downstate Illinois.
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NationalOpen to all fields of studyAES Engineers12/3/2010/8/21http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.phpAES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Their belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
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Pekin AreaAHEC: The Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC)12/14/21TBDhttps://ilahec.uic.edu/ahec-scholars/apply/form/ The Central Illinois AHEC's goal is to improve health care for rural and underserved populations by increasing access to health professions’ education, promoting health careers to students, and enhancing collaborative, community-based health initiatives.
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NationalAmerica's Farmers Grow AG Leaders12/14/211/11/22ffa.org/scholarshipsAmerica's Farmers Grow AG Leaders, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, gives students the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship in an ag-related field of study, helping to grow the next generation of ag leaders. Agriculture offeres a a variety of job opportunities in fields such as science, technology, business, engineering and more.
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Pekin AreaChild or grandchild of veteranAMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 1691/10/223/25/22Application Available HereAMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 169 has a $500 scholarship opportunity available for the child or grandchild of a veteran.
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Pekin AreaChild or grandchild of veteranAMVETS RIDERS Chapter 1691/10/223/25/22Application Available HereAMVETS Riders Chapter 169 has a $500 scholarship opportunity available for the child or grandchild of a veteran.
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Pekin AreaChild or grandchild of veteranAMVETS Chapter 169: Michael Ragusa Memorial1/10/223/25/22Application Available HereThis scholarship has been established in memory of Mike Ragusa, a Marine veteran, who suffered and eventually died due to cancer as a result of Agent Orange exposure during his service in Vietnam. The award will be $1,000 to the child or grandchild of a Vietnam veteran.
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NationalCTEAssociation for Career &Technical Education Grants and Scholarship Resource Center12/14/21Varieshttps://www.acteonline.org/professional-development/opportunities/scholarships/#tab-id-2This resource is designed to support career and technical education professionals and their students to seek support for their CTE programs and for funding assistance for tuition to pursue postsecondary CTE studies. Check back frequently as new programs are announced routinely
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NationalB. Davis Scholarship11/29/215/21/21http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htmThe creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering a $1,000 scholarship. Details and the application can be accessed at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.
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PCHS LocalJROTCBastean: Lance Corporal Jordan Bastean Scholarship 20211/10/223/17/22https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s5mDiklKUzjaILMBhPVHBDBpJVRdXOXujlZ9T0Fj18M/edit?usp=sharingLance Corporal Jordan Bastean was a 2010 Pekin Community High School graduate who was extremely involved in the PCHS JROTC program. While in JROTC, Jordan participated in as many activities as he could. He helped pick up trash after football games, helped with the Special Olympics, and worked with new cadets, Jordan felt that his calling in life was to protect the citizens of the United States, and upon graduating from PCHS, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. In 2011, Jordan was deployed to Afghanistan. On October 23rd, 2011, Jordan gave us the gift of our freedom by paying the ultimate sacrifice. The Jordan Bastean Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduate of PCHS who wishes to further their education at a post-secondary institution (including university, college, community college, and trade school).
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NationalBeauty Changes Lives12/14/21https://beautychangeslives.submittable.com/submitBeauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit that is driven to make beauty professions a first-choice career. https://beautychangeslives.org/scholarships-at-a-glance/
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NationalMale, Lutheran, Beta Sigma Psi12/14/213/15/21http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.orgThe Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation is offering several scholarships to graduating senior males who are members of a Lutheran congregation who plan to attend any accreditted 4-year college or University in the U.S., University of Illinois, Indiana University, Purdue University. Applications are available at http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org.
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StatewideBetter Banks12/14/212/24/22https://www.betterbanks.com/scholarship-opportunity?utm_source=onovative-core-iq&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=2020+Scholarship+Opportunity&utm_content=CBAI+Scholarship+Email++%28Email%29Better Banks is excited to announce a scholarship competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest. It is offered as part of a program sponsored by Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking to increase public awareness fo locally owned banks and their contributions to the community. For more information, visit the BetterBanks website.
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NationalJuniorsBezos Scholars Program12/14/21www.bezosscholars.org/leadThe Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership program that amplifies youth voice and action. Current high school juniors are eligible to apply for an opportunity to engage with global leaders on an all-expenses paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival.
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NationalBigSun Athletics10/28/216/19/21http://www.bigsunathletics.comThe BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
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NationalAnyoneBill of Rights Institute 12/15/214/15/22https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/At the Bill of Rights Institute, we love to ask challenging questions. We also love to reward students who rise to the challenge by tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. The year's essay prompt will be released on December 15th in celebration of Bill of Rights Day.
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NationalCaring.com Scholarship12/15/21https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarshipTwo scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.
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StatewideCBAI Foundation for Community Banking10/14/213/2/22https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-MV7ZclBM9dWI0CLJOCFEQplMGJyFFHX/view?usp=sharingThe CBAI Foundation for Community Banking provides monetary awards for top high-school senior statewide. The total awards available this year by the Foundation is $21,000. These awards help deserving students highlight the importance of community banking to the local economy. You could win up to $4,000 for higher education, and your school is eligible to win $500.
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NationalCirkled In - "No Sweat" Scholarship10/27/2112/31/21https://www.cirkledin.com/scholarships/?ref=102721IL2376Cirkled In is offering a $2,500 scholarship that can be used for schooling or summer camps.
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NationalCollegeBoard Scholarship Partners and Programs 8/25/21Varieshttps://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM366125-&rid=83951240The College Board provides a database of more than 15 different scholarship opportunities for junior and senior students.
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NationalDatabaseCollege Covered by Discover8/25/21https://www.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=E_EAW_CSEM_BM_X_BMHS3A resource guide for students, parents, and counselors.
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Pekin AreaDatabaseCommunity Foundation of Central Ilinois8/25/213/2/22https://communityfoundationci.org/scholarships/CFCI manages more than 60 scholarship funds. Each scholarship fund has its own application process. In addition to the application, each scholarship fund has a selection committee that determines the recipient(s) of that scholarship.
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NationalGerman Exchange ProgramCongress-Bundestag Vocational Scholarship12/15/211/15/22https://www.nacelopendoor.org/exchange-programs/cbyxoutboundprograms.htmlThe Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program provides a unique intercultural educational opportunity for American and German youth. Each year over 300 American high school students receive full scholarships to become exchange students to Germany, where they will live with host families for a year and attend German schools.This program is supported, as well as funded, by the United States Congress and the German Bundestag.
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PCHS LocalConner: Isaac Conner Scholarship12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)Isaac Conner taught for three years at Pekin Community High School. He created this scholarship to aid students from Pekin, Illinois who have financial need and, at the same time, have the academic ability to obtain a higher education. Selection is based on demonstrated financial need and evidence of academic achievement.
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NationalJuniorsCoolidge: The Coolidge12/15/211/26/22Coolidgescholars.org"The Coolidge" offers a full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. It can be used at any accredited U.S. college or university. The main criterion is academic merit. For more information, including application, visit Colidgescholars.org.
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StatewideThe 2022 Davidson Award10/20/2112/3/21https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYHRQ3UKYPTDqFaknaQKY_pxxN-6K0WE/view?usp=sharingThe Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), through the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF), invites you to select a teacher(s) to represent your school as a candidate for the Davidson Award for outstanding high school chemistry teaching. 2022 will be the 56th consecutive year that ICEF has presented the Davidson Award to recognize teaching excellence. ICEF will present the winner with a plaque commemorating the award and $3,000 at the ICEF/CICI Annual Scholarship Luncheon. ICEF/CICI may ask you, as the Davidson Award winner, to participate in an ICEF/CICI event in the year.
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PCHS LocalIndustrial Arts or TeachingDavis: Delmar Davis Scholarship12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)The Delmar Davis Scholarship was established in 2019 in remembrance of O. Delmar Davis (1926-2019) who not only taught woodshop and other industrial arts (CTE) courses at PCHS from 1953 to 1985, but also served as chairman of the Industrial Arts department prior to his retirement. Delmar, an avid golfer, also coached PCHS' golf team. The annual $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduate(s) of PCHS who wishes to further his/her education in industrial arts or teaching fields and may be used for trade school or college. Recipients are welcome to reapply for the scholarship in subsequent years.
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PCHS LocalTop 50% of ClassDelahunt: Lloyd Delahunt12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)The Lloyd Delahunt Scholarship was established in 2016 as a result of a trust created by Mr. Delahunt to provide scholarships for Pekin Community High School students. The scholarship(s) will be awarded to a deserving graduate(s) of PCHS who wishes to further his/her education at either a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution. The recipient(s) of this scholarship must be in the top half (50%) of his/her graduating class and demonstrate a strong potential for future success in his/her chosen program of study.
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NationalDatabaseDiscover Business Scholarship Database8/25/21https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/business-degree-scholarships/A database of 50+ privately funded awards available to college students seeking a degree in the business field.
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NationalDatabaseDiscover Scholarship Search Tool8/25/21Click Here for Additional InformationDiscover offers a college scholarship search tool that they advertise gives you access to over 3 million scholarships.
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Pekin AreaICC (Business, Hospitality & Information Systems)Disney: Bill R. Disney Memorial Scholarship12/14/213/1/22https://apps.icc.edu/scholarships/The Bill R. Disney Memorial Scholarship is for ICC students interested in selected certificate or vocational Business Majors such as accounting, banking and finance, fiance, clerk typist, data entry clerk, office management, small business management, and/or work processing specialist.
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Pekin AreaICCDisney: The Disney Family Scholarship12/14/213/1/22https://apps.icc.edu/scholarships/The Disney Family Scholarship is for non-traditional students who graduated from PCHS or resides in the PCHS district. Interested applicants apply through the ICC Scholarship Application.
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Pekin AreaICC Disney: Michael Disney Scholarships12/14/213/1/22https://apps.icc.edu/scholarships/The Michael Disney Scholarship is for non-traditional students who are interested in select health careers and/or social sciences.
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NationalJunior GirlsDistinguished Young Women8/25/21www.DistinguishedYW.orgDistinguished Young Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. Last year, they made more than $1 billion in cash tuition and college-granted scholarships available nationally. Scholarships are available in two ways: cash tuition scholarships (which can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning) and college-granted scholarships (over 100 colleges and universities offer scholarships to program participants – several scholarships are available just for taking part in a local or state program!)
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PCHS LocalElementary EducationEimer: Janet E. Eimer Memorial12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)The Janet E. Eimer Memorial Scholarship annually awards a scholarship to a deserving graduate of PCHS who intends to seek a degree in elementary education studies.
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StatewidePhysical or Occupational TherapyElks Association of Illinois; Illinois Elks Children's Care Program11/17/213/1/21https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WOrtWWFh9rU2_BDx-cQiMbrvE9YqNBpi/view?usp=sharingThe Illinois Elks Association Illinois Elk's Children's Care Program offers college scholarships for physical and occupational therapy majors. The application opens on Dec. 1st. It can be accessed at illinoiseksccc.org. For additional information call: 1-800-272-0074 or 1-217-483-3020.
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NationalElks Club's "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship8/25/2111/15/21https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfmThe Pekin Elks Lodge #1271 and the Elks National Foundation sponsor the "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship for interested seniors planning to attend college or university next Fall. The MVS is open to young men and women graduating from high school the Spring of 2022, or the equivalent thereof, who are also US citizens, and who are planning to attend a college or university next Fall. The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will be announced in April 2022.
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Pekin AreaNorth Pekin-Marquette Heights
School District 102, Can be a Mid-Term Graduate
Enhance the Future1/18/223/25/22https://docs.google.com/document/d/12LBD-e7ytLMCYJF8WkaODEqihSAaGEa-zu1tw9XBpaU/edit?usp=sharingThe Enhance the Future Scholarship is for Pekin High School seniors who graduate this school year (mid-year or end-of-year) who attended North Pekin-Marquette Heights School District 102 for, at least, six (6) years and who will be attending an accredited college, university or trade school. Students who attended District 102 Schools who still live within the District 102 boundaries, but will be graduating from a different high school may still apply for consideration. This scholarship is an ongoing project originally established by Mr. David Perkins, a retired District 102 teacher. This is a $500 scholarship.
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Pekin AreaEvans: Karen Evans Memorial Scholarship1/14/223/17/22Application Available HereKaren Evans worked at Pekin Community High School for 33 years as a biology teacher and was involved in many different committees and extracurricular activities at PCHS. She provided for all learners an engaging classroom full of hands-on life science activities which inspired many of her students to become science teachers themselves. Her friends and loved ones wish to continue her legacy through this scholarship to deserving graduate(s) of PCHS who will pursue a career in science education and/or a career within the life sciences.
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PCHS LocalICC, Community Service/InvolvementFogliano; Rose Fogliano Memorial Scholarship12/15/213/17/21Application Available HereThe Rose Fogliano Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Pekin Community High School graduate Rose Fogliano The Rose Fogliano Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to four deserving graduates of PCHS who wish to further their education at Illinois Central College (ICC). The recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate a strong desire to achieve future success in their educational program of study, a commitment to community service and/or involvement, and financial need. Each recipient will receive $1,000 one-time award.
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Pekin AreaBasketballFord: Andrew "Eddie" Ford Memorial Scholarship1/3/223/17/22Application Available HereThis local scholarship opportunity is available to PCHS seniors who have participated in Pekin High Boys or Girls Basketball Program for at least one year as a player, manager or statistician. Scholarship or scholarships total $1000.
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StatewideSTEMFuture of STEM Scholars Initiaive (FOSSI)10/20/212/15/22https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ujMqAnWKSTwxUHXSBzsmQCx9eIlUk52Z/view?usp=sharingFounded by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Institue of Chemical Engineers (AlChE), Chemours, and HBCU Week Foundation, the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) seeks to increase the number of underrepresented professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce by providing scholarships to students pursuing STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and connects these students to internships, leadership development, and mentoring opportunities at participating companies. Sponsored by chemical manudacturers and related industry stakeholders, FOSSI provides scholarship recipients $10,000 per year for four years.
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NationalInterest in Field of Education in IllinoisGolden Apple Scholars Program12/15/21Additional Information HereGolden Apple Scholars program no longer requires a counselor recommendation on their website. Any senior interested in education in Illinois can apply. The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in high-need schools. The program is more than a scholarship program that only awards funding. They provide four years of residential summer institutes, providing on-site classroom experience, as well as mentoring from a Golden Apple teacher.
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NationalGreat Communicator Debate Series12/15/213/22/21https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/great-communicator-debate-series/competition-information/The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series was founded to develop engaged, informed, and conscientious citizen leaders by hosting a national series of high school debates. The debates search for students who can effectively use logic, evidence, and personality to communicate their ideas, just as Ronald Reagan did throughout his life. Professional debate experience is not required.
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PCHS LocalCTE, Food Science, Food PreparationHall; Jerry & Vinetta Hall 8/25/213/31/22Application Available Here (Local #1)This Fund was established to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Pekin High School who are pursuing a course of study in a field related to food science or food preparation. The recipient must demonstrate a strong desire to achieve future success in these fields and a commitment to community service. At least one scholarship of at least $1,000 is to be awarded annually. Must be a senior at Pekin High School pursuing a course of study in a field related to food science or food preparation and commitment to community service
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NationalHeisman High School Scholarship9/9/21https://heismanscholarship.com/materials-for-schools/?utm_source=Initial%20Email%202&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=2021%20EducatorThe Heisman High School Scholarship continues a 27-year tradition of honoring high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all.
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StatewideU of IHansen: Kathryn G. Hansen12/15/213/22/21https://publish.illinois.edu/illinois-admin-professionals/secretariat- scholarship/about-the-scholarship/The Secretariat offers one $500 scholarship in honor of Kathryn G. Hansen. For the 2019-2020 academic year, one scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees, books, or other related educational expenses. To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Illinois, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; have a strong commitment to pursue a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business-related field within the State of Illinois with preference given to attendance at the University of Illinois; involvement in co-curricular and community activities; demonstrate academic achievement; be a resident of Illinois; be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. If a recipient makes no direct contact with the committee once they have been notified, the scholarship is forfeited.
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PCHS LocalUpper 3rd of graduating classHolman: Bill Holman Memorial Rotary Scholarship12/14/213/17/22Application available hereThis Rotary Scholarship is available to graduating PCHS students who have exhibited "Service Above Self" in school and community. Applicants must demonstrate a reasonable chance of success in college on the basis of class rank and college entrance test scores. A ranking in the upper third of the graduating class is required.
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NationalFinancial Need, CTEHoratio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program8/25/21application.horatioalger.orgThe Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Progam provides up to $2,500 for a student to pursue career and technical education. The student must have completed high school or earned equivalency credential. The student must be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program that will lead to employment. The student must demonstrate financial need and be Pell Grant eligible.
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NationalHoratio Alger National Scholarship Programs8/25/21Varieshttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/The Horatio Alger Scholarship Progams offeres various scholarships in several areas including State, Career and Technical, Target, and National. Visit the Horatio Alger for information on this plethora of scholarships.
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StatewideIACAC: Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling11/17/211/28/22https://www.iacac.org/scholarship/On behalf of the members of the IACAC Scholarship Committee, we are pleased to announce that we will award ten $1,000 scholarships ($500 per semester, non-renewable) to students who plan on pursuing a college or university education. This program allows our organization to give back to the students that we work with on a daily basis.
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StatewideICCICC (Illinois Central College) Educational Foundation ScholarshipsOpens 10/1/21https://apps.icc.edu/scholarships/The ICC Educational Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for all kinds of students. One could have your name on it!
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StatewideIllinois Chemical Education Foundation $2,000 High School Senior Scholarship Application10/18/213/5/22https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s8iep4j_48lX0G_EFnBfs0vvIZOVZcGJ/view?usp=sharingThe Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, through the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF) presents a number of $2,000 scholarships each year to top high school senior science students. The ICEF's objective is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement.
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StatewideIllinois Chemical Education Foundation $2,000 Ecolab High School Senior Scholarship Application10/18/213/5/22https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s8iep4j_48lX0G_EFnBfs0vvIZOVZcGJ/view?usp=sharingThe Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, through the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF) presents a number of $2,000 scholarships each year to top high school senior science students. The ICEF's objective is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement.
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StatewideIllinois Chemical Foundation $2,000 Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship Application10/18/213/5/22https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oJkkCXcLCtcB3I97GbBLuNFHhkG4PNtx/view?usp=sharingThe Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), is proud to announce that the Turriff Family is offerng the Lupita turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship through the the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF). This scholarship is open to all Hispanic students in Illinois seeking a college degree to apply for a $2,000 Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship Award. The ICEF's objective is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. The CICI is non-profit association of chemical companies operating in the state of Illinois. CICI activities include a number of programs in education, environment and public affairs. CICI, through ICEF, presents a number of scholarship awards each year.
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StatewideIllinois Daughters of the American Revolution: 2021 General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarship113/211/31/22https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Izz9zKBOMJNhl8tzgx9limlbbNUdhHJ9/view?usp=sharing Information PageA very important part of the DAR is promoting education. Each year, Illinois Daughters award college scholarships. These are limited to students who are U.S. citizens, graduating seniors from high school, and those who will attend colleges or universities in Illinois (two year junior colleges and four year institutions). Applicants must have a letter of endorsement from an Illinois DAR chapter. To qualify for the Illinois State Scholarships, a student's financial need and academic consideration are both factors. Completed applications should be mailed to Mrs. Julie Deakin, DAR Scholarship Committee, 113 Wildwood Court, East Peoria, IL 61611.
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StatewideIllinois Daughters of the American Revolution: 2021 General Scholarship11/3/211/31/22Scholarship Form Information Page Additional Form HEREA very important part of the DAR is promoting education. Each year, Illinois Daughters award college scholarships. These are limited to students who are U.S. citizens, graduating seniors from high school, and those who will attend colleges or universities in Illinois (two year junior colleges and four year institutions). Applicants must have a letter of endorsement from an Illinois DAR chapter. To qualify for the Illinois State Scholarships, a student's financial need and academic consideration are both factors. Completed applications should be mailed to Mrs. Julie Deakin, DAR Scholarship Committee, 113 Wildwood Court, East Peoria, IL 61611.
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StatewideIllinois School Counselor Association Student Scholarship (ISCA)12/7/211/31/21https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVg-avGm0jItEH1dcWnjbGS1VPONpxaMdIoQxUvAKXApVznA/viewformStudents who will be completing high school are eligible for this non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4 year college/university, 2 year college/university, trade school, apprenticeship program. Once finalists have been selected, all school counselors for finalists must be current ISCA members in order to move forward in the selection process. By submitting a completed application, participants agree to allow the Illinois School Counselors Association to use the responses on their website for recognition purposes or for other communications about Illinois School Counselors.
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PCHS LocalKahl: John H. Kahl Memorial12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)John H. Kahl worked for 40 years at the Caterpillar Mapleton Foundry. He had a full scholarship to Bradley University but chose to work instead to support his mother. As a result, he felt it was very important that his eight children all attend school. His children are continuing his support of education by awarding one deserving graduate of PCHS who wishes to further his/her education at a post-secondary institution (including university, college, community college, and trade school) a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Financial need will be given consideration.
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NationalKennedy: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest9/9/211/14/21https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-startedSixty-five years ago, John F. Kennedy described the stories of eight U.S. senators who demonstrated great courage under enormous pressure in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage. Although the problems facing our leaders today are different, President Kennedy’s message transcends. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is a great way for students to strengthen their research and writing skills while recognizing courageous leaders who have inspired them.
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PCHS LocalKrigbaum: Kevin Krigbaum CPR Scholarship12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)Kevin Krigbaum CPR Scholarship Foundation: The Kevin Krigbaum CPR Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2020 to honor deserving senior students who plan to become first responders in the fields of paramedics, EMT, and/or police work. The scholarship was founded to honor the Police officers and first responders who attempted to save Kevin's life and to aid the educational expenses of the next generation of first responders and police officers. Student must be going into the fields of Police work / first responders paramedics / EMT
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PCHS LocalLohnes: Dorothy Mae Lohnes Memorial12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)The Dorothy Mae Lohnes Educational Trust has established a scholarship in memory of Pekin Grade School District 108 primary teacher Dorothy Mae Lohnes. The Lohnes Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to deserving graduates of PCHS who wish to further their education at a post-secondary institution. The recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate both financial need and strong potential for future success in their educational program of study. Each recipient will receive a one-time award to be used to further their education.
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NationalLynne Mohr Scholarship for Skilled Trades Students10/28/2111/22/21https://ima-net.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Lynne-Mohr-Scholarship-Application_Fall-2021.pdfThis scholarship opportunity will provide $1,000 to any Illinois resident that is currently enrolled in an Illinois institution of higher education and studying skilled trades related course(s). Applications are due electronically by Monday, November 22nd with the finalist to be announced in early December.
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PCHS LocalMarzolf: Jack Marzolf 12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)Awarded to an outstanding senior with probability of success in college. Financial need may be taken into consideration but is of secondary importance.
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PCHS LocalInternational or Government AffairsMcNaughton: John T. McNaughton 12/14/213/17/21Application Available Here (Local #1)Awarded to a senior who plans to enter the field of international or government affairs.
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Pekin AreaU of INeumann Scholarship: PCHS/UIUC12/14/213/17/21Application available hereThe Pekin Community High School/UIUC Scholarship Fund, referred to as the Neumann Scholarship, will provide merit-based scholarships to graduates of Pekin Community High School who are incoming freshman students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign OR who are transfer students to UIUC from non-four year degree granting institutions. Need may be considered as an additional factor in selecting the scholarship recipients. Scholarship recipients may receive the scholarship for up to four years as long as the recipients continue to make satisfactory progress each year toward obtaining their degrees. No student who is or who has been a valedictorian at Pekin Community High School or has received scholarship assistance through any other scholarship program associated with Pekin Community High School shall be considered for this scholarship.
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NationalNROTC Naval Reserves Officers Training Corpshttps://www.nrotc.navy.milThe NROTC Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and recieve valuable leadership and management skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career. The basic requirements and benefits of the program can be found at https://www.nrotc.navy.mil
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PCHS LocalVarious career fieldsPCHS Local Application #112/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)Various scholarships available only to PCHS Seniors.
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PCHS LocalVarious career fieldsPCHS Local Application #212/15/203/19/21Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)Various scholarships available only to PCHS Seniors.
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PCHS LocalPCHS Scholarships12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)Several awards will be given to students on the basis of financial need and likelihood of successfully completing their respective education program.
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Pekin AreaFemalePEO: Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter AS, Illinois, Scholarships for Women1/18/223/1/22https://drive.google.com/file/d/15gI_5cGieKqI4inat3GZsbD5-n-0f8UJ/view?usp=sharingPEO Chapter AS, Illinois, Scholarships are provided annually for the support of actively involved students to obtain higher education at an accredited, not-for-profit college or university, community college or trade school. The scholarship is for full-time students. It is currently a $500 grant, which is renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains a minimum 2.7 grade point average, for a maximum of $2000. The scholarship will be directly deposited in the student’s college, university, community college, or trade school account. A scholarship committee comprised of Chapter AS members reviews the applications, interviews the top candidates, and makes recommendations for awarding the scholarship. The award is then approved by the International PEO Foundation. Relatives of members of the scholarship committee are not eligible.
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PCHS LocalTeachingPeterson: F. M. Peterson12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)One Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who plans to further his/her education in the teaching profession.
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NationalSignificant hearing loss in one or both earsRitter: Dean Ritter Trust1/19/224/1/22http://www.deanritter.org/2022-scholarship/The Dean Ritter Trust will be awarding scholarship varying in amounts between $1,000 and $8,000 each for graduating seniors who are hearing impaired and intend on enrolling in an accredited university or technical school. Applicants should have a significant hearing loss in one or both ears as well as financial need.
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NationalCTERowe: Mike Rowe 1/5/22TBDhttps://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
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PCHS LocalNursingRushford: Rosemary Rushford Scholarship12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)The Robert Rushford family has established a scholarship in memory of Rosemary Rushford. Rosemary served as the PCHS school nurse from 1967-1971. The Rosemary Rushford Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduate of PCHS who is interested in pursuing a career in the nursing field or a nursing-related field. Preference will be given to a student of color and students who would not otherwise have access to furthering their education due to financial challenges.
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NationalSenior Care 11/1/215/15/22https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/We are excited to announce the SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. And the recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that "Aging Matters" to them.
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Pekin AreaParks and Rec, Theatre Arts, Bradley, BrownSoldwedel: Tim Terry Soldwedel 12/14/213/17/22Application Available HereThe Timm Terry Soldwedel Scholarship is available to a senior who will be doing one of the following: obtaining a four-year bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Sciences, obtaining a four-year bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts/Sciences, obtaining a four-year bachelor's degree in any major at Bradley University, or obtaining a four-year bachelor's degree in any major at Brown University.
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PCHS LocalCTEStowe: Frank B. "Pop" Stowe Memorial12/17/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)The Frank B. “Pop” Stowe Memorial Scholarship annually awards a scholarship to a deserving graduate of Pekin Community High School who intends to further his or her vocational education studies.
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PCHS LocalSchool counselingStowe: Mary Stowe12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to acquire a degree in high school counseling.
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NationalDatabaseStudentScholarships.org Database8/25/21Varieshttps://studentscholarships.org/StudentScholarships.org offers a database of 15 scholarship programs available to Illinois Students. Please see the attached newsletter for more information.
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NationalStudent Research Foundation10/12/217/26/22https://www.studentresearchfoundation.org/srf-community-contribution-scholarship/The Student Research Foundation is offering several scholarships up to $7,000.
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NationalDatabaseUnigo Scholarship Database10/12/20Varieshttps://www.unigo.com/scholarshipsUnigo is a scholarship database that boasts over 3.6 million scholarships.
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NationalJunior or SeniorUnited States Senate Youth Program Sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation8/25/2110/8/21https://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspxThe USSYP brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government to meet with this outstanding group of young leaders—two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)— for an intensive week-long education and leadership program to be held either in Washington, D.C., or online. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and
political science. Now in its 60th year, the program has been fully funded since inception by THE HEARST FOUNDATIONS as an enduring commitment to preparing young people for civic leadership in our participatory democracy.
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NationalUS Army JROTC8/26/21https://drive.google.com/file/d/13E39umt1bFU7Lg0hC3knIre3j7GQJN9-/view?usp=sharingThe Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps is an educational program offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the United States.
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Pekin AreaISU, 3.0 GPAWhitton: Ron Jr. & Cathy Whitton Dentsmart Endowed Scholarship10/1/21https://business.illinoisstate.edu/management/scholarships_awards/prospective.shtmlThis scholarship will be awarded to a PCHS senior who plans to attend ISU and major in business or to a graduate of Illinois Central College with a major in the College of Business. Applicants should have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to serving others through involvement in school and/or community.
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PCHS LocalMath or ChemistryWolfer: J. Edgar Wolfer12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)Awarded to a graduating senior selected on the basis of financial need and academic promise. Special consideration will be given to students planning to major in mathematics or chemistry.
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PCHS LocalMusicYock: Norma I. Yock12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #1)To be awarded to a graduating senior who has participated in the high school music department and intends to pursue music participation in college. Must have a good academic record and show ability to complete a college education. Talent is a major consideration. The scholarship may be awarded to one senior or divided between two qualifying students. Selection is made by the music department.
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PCHS LocalMilitaryZiebold: Lt. Col. Ronald J. Ziebold12/14/213/17/22Application Available Here (Local #2 With Essay)The Ziebold Family Trust has established a scholarship in memory of 1957 PCHS graduate Lt. Col. Ronald J. Ziebold, USAF. The Ziebold Memorial Scholarship will be
awarded to a deserving graduate of PCHS who is interested in pursuing a military career.
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