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2017-2018 Scholarships
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FemaleAAUW: American Association of University Women2/6/183/16/18Application Available Here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThis $1,000 scholarship will be given to a PCHS senior girl who has a high probability of academic success in college and has a financial need.
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LGBQT Students, allies of LGBQT, and/or children of LGBQTAcorn Equality Fund9/22/17http://www.acornequalityfund.org/files/123227454.pdfThe 2018 scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, with up to $35,000 being awarded. To be eligible, applicants must retain permanent residence in the AEF service area of downstate Illinois (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution. Applications for 2018 must be postmarked by Friday, September 22.
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AES Engineers12/13/1710/6/18http://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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ALTRUSA CLUB Reinhard/Leifheit Scholarships2/7/183/31/18Application Available Here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThis $1,000 scholarship opportunity is available for a student graduating from high school who will be enrolled as a full-time student in an approved college or vocational school this fall. The application process involves completion of the paper application and, if requested, an interview with the scholarship selection committee. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
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Child or grandchild of veteranAMVETS RIDERS Chapter 1691/8/183/25/18Application Available HereAMVETS Riders Chapter 169 has a $500 scholarship opportunity available for the child or grandchild of a veteran. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
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Child or grandchild of veteranAMVETS Chapter 169: Michael Ragusa Memorial2/2/183/25/18Application 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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Child or grandchild of veteranAMVETS Chapter 169: Paul Towne Memorial1/8/183/25/18Application Available HereThe Paul Towne Memorial AMVETS post 169 Ladies Auxiliary has a $500 scholarship opportunity available for the child or grandchild of a veteran. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
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Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship2/6/186/1/18https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htmAt Athnet Sports Recruiting we believe in the ability of sports to teach young people important life lessons. As an organization committed to helping student athletes use sports to further their education, we are proud to be able to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a current or future college student who plays, or has played high school or college sports. The Athnet Scholarship committee will award the scholarship to the student whose essay best demonstrates how the lessons they learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education.
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B. Davis Scholarship10/1705/22/18www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htmThe creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2018. Details and the application can be accessed at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.
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JROTCBastean: Lance Corporal Jordan Bastean Scholarship2/6/184/12/18Application Available Here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Jordan Bastean Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) deserving graduates of PCHS who wish to further their education at a post-secondary institution (including university, college, community college, and trade school). Each recipient will receive a $500 award to be used to further his/her education. Applications available in the Counseling Office.
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Male, Lutheran, Beta Sigma Psi12/12/172/17/18http://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 University of Illinois, Indiana University, or Purdue University. Applications are available at http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org. Applications are due February 17, 2018.
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ConstructionBuilders Association of Tazewell County10/25/172/1/18Pick up a copy of the application in the Counseling Office.The Builders Association of Tazewell County scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities, employment experience and a demonstrated interest in a construction industry career. Students must graduate from a high school in Fulton or Tazewell County. This is a $1,000 scholarship.
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Busey Bank4/11/184/30/18Application Available HereBusey is accepting applications for the $1,000 Community Reinvestment Act Scholarship for low-to-moderate income students in all markets we serve including central Illinois. The scholarship is for students pursuing studies at a college or university and must be used during the upcoming academic year
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Community Foundation of Central Illinois3/2/18Various Dateshttp://www.communityfoundationci.org/central-illinois-foundation-scholarship-opportunitiesCFCI 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. • Applicants must live in CFCI's service area (50 mile radius of Peoria, IL, excluding Knox and McLean counties).
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Coolidge: The Coolidge11/16/171/24/18Coolidgescholars.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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CrimeStoppers: Greater Peoria Area CrimeStoppers3/2/184/1/18http://www.peoriaareacrimestoppers.com/custom.aspx?p=3Applications are now being accepted for the GPACS scholarship program. There are three $1,000 scholarships available to qualified students in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties. For more information, download the application.
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DAR: Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships11/16/172/1/18Application and informationThe Illinois State DAR organization awards up to eight $1,000 scholarships each year; seven "general" scholarships and one (The General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarship) for a student committed to an American History major. Completed applications should be mailed to Mrs. Julie Deakin, DAR Scholarship Committee, 113 Wildwood Court, East Peoria, IL 61611 by February 1, 2018.
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DAR: NATIONAL Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships10/23/172/15/18https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarshipsThe NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training. Please see their website for more information on the many scholarships available.
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Top 50% of ClassDelahunt: Lloyd Delahunt12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)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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Elementary EducationEimer: Janet E. Eimer Memorial12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)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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Elks National Foundation Awards "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship9/8/1711/27/17enf.elks.org/mvsThe 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 2018, or the equivalent thereof, who are also US citizens, and who are planning to attend a college or university next Fall. A total of 500 scholarships worth $2.44 million are awarded nationally.
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North Pekin-Marquette Heights
School District 102, Can be a Mid-Term Graduate
Enhance the Future2/1/183/13/18Apply HereThis $500 local scholarship opportunity is available to PCHS graduating seniors who have attended North Pekin Marquette Heights Grade Schools for at least 6 years and are accepted at an accredited college, university, or trade school. Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline to apply is March 3, 2017 by noon to the Counseling Office.
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ICC, Community Service/InvolvementFogliano; Rose Fogliano Memorial Scholarship11/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe 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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BasketballFord: Andrew "Eddie" Ford Memorial Scholarship2/23/184/20/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThis 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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Interest in Field of Education in IllinoisGolden Apple Scholars ProgramOpened 10/1/17https://www.goldenapple.org/high-school-studentsGolden Apple Scholars program no longer requires a counselor recommendation on their website. Any senior interested in education in Illinois can apply as early as October 1, 2017. 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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GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs2/2/182/15/18https://drive.google.com/a/pekinhigh.net/file/d/1wtjut_SKymyq7r-oBrk_xMxWXGO9XBf5/view?usp=sharingThe GFWC offers 5 different scholarships ranging spanning a wide range of fields. Scholarships are available for college, university, technical or trade schools.
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Greenhouse Scholars10/31/1712/1/17http://greenhousescholars.org/our-scholars/become-a-scholar/Greenhouse Scholars is a unique scholarship program for low income college students. They seek students who are academically driven, exceptional leaders, and compelled to help their communities. They provide financial, personal, and professional support in college.
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Athlete or Manager, Haussler: A.G. "Frenchy" Haussler12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #1)The A.G. "Frenchy"; Haussler is awarded to one male and one female graduating senior. Selection is based on: (1) financial need (2) probability of success in college. Recipient(s) must have participated for three years on a PCHS athletic team, as a player or manager, as a member of the cheerleading squad, or as a member of the pompon squad. Applications are available in the Counseling office. Application deadline is April 12, 2018.
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Community InvolvementHonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship2/13/184/8/18http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/"Whether through essays or multimedia, you’ve used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here’s your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you’ll better your community. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we’re also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000" Visit their website for more information.
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Upper 3rd of graduating classHolman: Bill Holman Memorial Rotary Scholarship2/20/184/11/18Application available here or in the PCHS Counseling OfficeThis 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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2.0 GPA, Financial NeedHoratio Alger Scholarship10/25/17scholars.horatioalger.orgThe Horatio Alger Scholarship looks to reward students who possess the character to succeed in life. To qualify, students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college. To learn more and apply, visit scholars.horatioalger.org.
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Horatio Alger Scholarship: CTE Specific3/2/186/15/18https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
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CTEHughes: Tommy Hughes3/20/18https://hughesscholarship.wordpress.com/application/These scholarships will be awarded to young men and women planning a career in the industrial skilled trades (welder, plumber, mechanic, auto body repair, construction laborers, concrete masons) who plan to attend a junior college, tech school, or who are accepted into a trade's apprenticeship.
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3.0 GPAIACAC: Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling1/11/181/31/18Application available hereIACAC is offering ten $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester, non-renewable) to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
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ICC Illinois Central College2/13/184/1/18http://icc.edu/admissions/scholarships/
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Military familiesIllinois AMVETS11/3/174/1/18www.ilamvets.orgThe Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation has 20 scholarships available through their website www.ilamvets.org. Additional scholarships offered from their subsidiaries, Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks can also be found on their website. Preference is given to military families. Applications must be a 2018 high school graduate. Scholarship criteria and applications can be found on www.ilamvets.org.
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Illinois School Counselors Association (ISCA)12/12/172/16/18https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwaOy7-w6yJZm4AmfAV1XvOFpRUODccQLmx1y5lZ4rnAWvaw/viewformStudents who will be completing high school in 2018 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. All applications have to be submitted by Friday, February 16th. Winners will be invited to attend one of the 2 ISCA conferences in April (Rosemont or Springfield), to receive their award and to recognize their school counselor. 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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AthleteISC: Independent Sports Club03/08/184/14/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeISC, whose goal is to recognize and support outstanding student-athletes as they continue their educations, will award male and female recipients $1000 each. Applicants should be accepted and planning to attend an institution of higher learning in the US in the fall of 2018, have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, have participated in at least one high school sport for a minimum of three years, have maintained respectable attendance, have reasonable financial need, and be a US citizen. Please e-mail the completed application to: ISC_2018@yahoo.com or mail to ISC, P.O. Box 5776, Peoria, IL 61601-9998.
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Physically ChallengedJefferson: Thomas Jefferson Educational Foundation Scholarship02/13/184/2/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Foundation intends to award several scholarships, ranging from $500.00 to $2,500.00, to physically challenged students in need of funds to further their education in a school of higher learning. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
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Kahl: John H. Kahl Memorial01/09/184/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeJohn 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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Kid's Chance03/15/18http://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships.htmlTo be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants 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. If interested in applying, visit http://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships/.
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Legally BlindLighthouse Guild01/08/183/31/18lighthouseguild.org/scholarshipsThe Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship program for college-bound high school and graduate students who are legally blind. The program will award approximately 20 college-bound scholarships of up to $10,000 each and one graduate scholarship of up to $10,000. Apply online at lighthouseguild.org/scholarships or visit scholars@lighthouseguild.org. Application deadline March 31, 2018.
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Lohnes: Dorothy Mae Lohnes Memorial12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)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 a twelve (12) 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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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation1/22/183/1/18https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/Several scholarships are available for the children of active duty or reserve U.S. Marines. These scholarships are both for CTE fields as well as degree programs.
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Marzolf: Jack Marzolf 12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #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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Interest in golfMaxheimer: Steve Maxheimer Memorial Scholarship Foundation3/1/183/29/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Steve Maxheimer Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. seeks to award college scholarships to young men and women from the Tri-County area. Students must plan to attend an accredited two or four year college or university and have an interest in golf.
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International or Government AffairsMcNaughton: John T. McNaughton 12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #1)Awarded to a senior who plans to enter the field of international or government affairs.
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GolfMonge; Robert B. Monge Golf Scholarship1/26/184/12/18Application available in the PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Robert B. Monge Golf Scholarship is awarded annually at the the Robert B. Monge Best Ball Invitational Golf Tournament to a graduate of PCHS. The $1,500 scholarship is based on need, extra-curricular activities in school, community, church and overall academic achievement. The applicant need not have played high school golf. However, there should be some kind of connection to the game; such as participation in junior golf, a recreational interest in the game, or parents/grandparents who play golf. Applications are available in the Counselors' Office. The scholarship application is due back to the the Counselors' office on or before April 12, 2018.
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Myers and Steiner Memorial12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)The Myers & Steiner Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of 2005 PCHS graduates Kyle Myers and Joseph (Joey) Steiner. The Myers & Steiner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a one (1) deserving graduate of PCHS who wishes to further their education at a post-secondary institution (including universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools). The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate a strong potential for future
success in their chosen educational program of study. The recipient will receive a one-time award to be used to further their education.
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Transportation Related FieldNational Defense Transportation Association12/15/173/1/18http:www.ndtascottstlouis.orgThe Scott/ St. Louis Chapter of the NDTA intends to award a minimum of 2 scholarships of $4,000 each and 2 scholarships of $2,500 each for recipients enrolled in an accredited bachelors or graduate degree program. An additional award of $1,500 is set aside for students enrolled in a two-year associate degree or trade certification program. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
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U of INeumann Scholarship: PCHS/UIUC2/5/183/26/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe 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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Business, EntrepreneurshipPekin Area Network (PAN)11/13/183/23/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Pekin Area Network Scholarship was established in 2017 to recognize students who wish to further their education at a post-secondary institution in the field of business and/or who wish to become an entrepreneur. The recipient(s) of this scholarship must demonstrate a strong potential for future success in a business related field and/or the world of entrepreneurship. The recipient(s) will receive a $500.00 one-time award to be used to further their education or business. *Amount of award is subject to change due to funds available.
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PCHS Scholarships12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #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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Athlete, Manager, Cheerleader, Pompon squadPCHS Dragons Booster Club Scholarship2/13/184/27/18Application must be opened in Microsoft Word) Hard copies available in the PCHS Counseling OfficeThis scholarship is available to all male and female athletes who participated on a PCHS athletic team, as a player or manager, as a member of the cheerleading squad, or asa member of the pompon squad for at least 3 years including her/his junior and senior year. Individual monetary awards for successful applicants will be a minimum of $500. Eligibility for this scholarship is not based on financial need.
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Pekin Women's Club1/8/183/15/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Pekin Woman’s Club awards a $500 scholarship to a PCHS senior who is continuing his/her education in a two-year or four-year college. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018.
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3.0 GPA, FemalePEO Scholarship11/1/17Application window has passed.The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited post secondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year. Applicants should exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success
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Education FieldPeterson: F.M. Peterson12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #1)One scholarship awarded to a graduating senior who plans to further his/her education in the teaching profession.
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Law enforcement or related fieldQuarello: Bob Quarello Memorial Scholarship2/13/184/1/2018Application available here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Bob Quarello Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to graduating high school seniors or current college students who are accepted into or currently enrolled in a law enforcement or related professional curriculum, or enrolled in classes in preparation for a career within law enforcement or related field. The applicant must be a permanent resident of one of the following counties in Illinois where Bob Quarello served during his law enforcement career: Fulton, Mason, Peoria, or Tazewell. Scholarship winners will be awarded a minimum of $500.00, depending on availability of funding. Applications are available in the Counseling office.
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JuniorsQuestBridge 2018 College Prep Scholars Program2/6/183/21/18www.questbridge.orgThe QuestBridge National College Match connects academically outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships - worth over $200,000 each - to the nation's leading colleges.
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Top 5-10%, SAT 1310 or higher, ACT 28 or HigherQuestBridge National College Match9/8/179/27/17www.questbridge.orgThe QuestBridge National College Match connects academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships - worth over $200,000 each - to the nation's leading colleges.
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Reagan: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program12/12/171/4/18reaganfoundation.org/scholarshipsEach year, the program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient. For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.
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Significant hearing loss in one or both earsRitter: Dean Ritter Trust2/6/183/23/18http://www.deanritter.org/2018-scholarshipThe 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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GolfRiver Cup Foundation2/6/185/15/18Apply HereThe River Cup Foundation will award an undetermined number of scholarships to graduating seniors who have an involvement in the game of golf. Applications should be good students and be active in their school and/or in the community. Additional information and the scholarship application are available on the Foundation's website at www.rivercup.com. Electronic submission is prefered.
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Engineering, Physical SciencesSociety of American Military Engineers (SAME): Rock Island Post2/6/183/27/18http://posts.same.org/rockislandThe Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Rock Island Post, has a scholarship to encourage and support talented students in their pursuit of careers in engineering and the physical sciences. SAME is offering a combination of one-year and four-year scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a bachelors degree in these fields. A downloadable version of the scholarship is available at http://posts.same.org/rockisland. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
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Sandrock: Dale and Lela Sandrock Scholarship2/5/184/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)Dale and Lela Sandrock established this scholarship in 2018, as a way to provide student(s) with financial need the opportunity to earn a four-year college degree. The Dale and Lela Sandrock Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) graduates of PCHS who are in the top 50% of their graduating class and who have expressed a deep desire to attend college but for whom this would be a financial hardship. Recipients must agree to attend Illinois Central College for two (2) years to obtain an Associate’s degree that can be transferred to an Illinois university. ICC tuition, up to $5,000 annually, will be covered by the scholarship each of the two years with evidence of academic success. Upon completion of the Associate’s degree and acceptance at an Illinois university, the scholarship will award each student with $12,500 per year, renewable for two years, to be used for tuition and room/board. Applicants must attach a copy of their FAFSA application or parent/guardian’s previous year taxes.
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SeniorAdvisor.com: Future of Assisted Living Scholarship12/31/17https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-livingSeniorAdvisor.com: Future of Assisted Living Scholarship. Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018. Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the SeniorAdvisor.com Assisted Living page. This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.
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U of ISigma Phi Epsilon: Balanced Man Scholarship4/11/185/1/18www.illinoissigeps.com/scholarshipsEach fall, the men of the SigEp Illinois Alpha chapter are proud to recognize some of the University of Illinois' best and brightest incoming freshman through the Balanced Man Scholarship.They award three monetary scholarships based on high school performance in academics, extracurriculars, and demonstrated leadership experience. Applicants for these scholarships are in no way obligated to join Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
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Parks and Rec, Theatre Arts, Bradley, BrownSoldwedel: Tim Terry Soldwedel 12/13/174/12/18Application Available Here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe 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. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be submitted by April 12, 2018.
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Stokes Educational Scholarship Program11/15/17IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA/nsastudents.htmlThe Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. You must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter in the freshman year and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter after the freshman year. If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition.
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Stowe: Mary Stowe12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #1)Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to acquire a degree in high school counseling.
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CTEStowe: Frank B. "Pop" Stowe Memorial12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)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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Sutton: Dale and Norma Sutton Memorial 12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)The Dale and Norma Sutton Memorial Scholarship was established to annually award a scholarship for higher education to an exemplary graduate of PCHS who has an aptitude for grammar and writing skills.
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3.0 GPA, Love of OutdoorsTEACH Outdoors, Inc. 1/26/18www.teachoutdoors.orgTEACH Outdoors, Inc. is awarding an educational scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount of $500.00. The scholarship will be awarded directly to a student who is furthering his or her education by attending college, a university or a trade school.
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Township Officials of Ilinois2/20/183/1/18Application available here or in the PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Township Officials of Illinois will award seven $1,500 scholarships to graduating Illinois high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
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AthleteWendy's High School Heisman10/2/17WendysHeisman.comTO ACHIEVE AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2017 WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN, STUDENTS MUST BE SENIORS DURING THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR, GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 2018. APPLICANTS MUST: Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better, Participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes:
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ISU, 3.0 GPAWhitton: Ron Jr. & Cathy Whitton Dentsmart Endowed Scholarship10/2/171/15/18https://business.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/studentlife/scholarships/prospective%20scholarship_12.16.pdfThis 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. Applications can be found in the Counseling Office. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018.
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2.75 GPAWilson: Don Wilson Memorial Scholarship2/9/184/7/18Application Available Here or in PCHS Counseling OfficeThe Don Wilson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one male and one femail high school senior. Applicants must be a graduating senior from an Illinois or Missouri High School, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on 4.0 scale, and must be furthering education at a University, College, Junior College or Trade School.
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Math or ChemistryWolfer: J. Edgar Wolfer12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #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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MusicYock: Norma I. Yock12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #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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MilitaryZiebold: Lt. Col. Ronald J. Ziebold12/13/174/12/18Application available here or in PCHS Counseling Office (Local Application #2)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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