2017-18 Scholarships for Juniors
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SCHOLARSHIPDEADLINEEXPIREDELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTSAMOUNTCONTACT INFORMATIONWEBSITE LINK
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October
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VFW & Ladies Aux: Voice of Democracy Essay Contest Theme is "American History: Our Hope for the Future"10/31/17xEssay & Oral version on cassette tape or CD. Turn in to HHS office before deadline. Topic: My Responsibility to America.3 local awards, first place local on to state and national where can win up to $30,000.Nancy Rieke 618-654-8263 or 618-972-3850
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P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

You can start thinking about this as a junior but you would apply in October of your senior year.
Contact your counselor by 9/8/17 deadline for full application 11/1/17, but you have to be recommended by counselor, nominated by local chapter prior to applying before that deadline.xYou would apply for this in Ocober of your senior year. Eligibility: Woman who exhibits excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics, and potential for future success, is a high school senior, unweighted GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (4.0/5.0) plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the US or Canada, full or part time in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation. Nomination of the local chapter is required.$2,500Cathy Boulanger
email: ctb1100@gmail.com
618-973-2249
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November
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Prudential Spirit of Community AwardNov. 7, 2017xOpen to 9th-12th grades. Complete online application, then Principal & Counselors will nominate one of those who applied for the HHS nominee. Must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after Sept. 1, 2016.$1,000 for state winner
apply online

spirit.prudential.com or

nassp.org/spirit
spirit.prudential.comopen to all HHS students
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SEMO/KMOX Student of Achievement ProgramNov. 3rd to turn in information to your counselorxOpen to 2019 grads with a GPA of 3.5 at end of sophomore year. Turn in a resume to counselor which includes a record of your participation in school and community activities. This is only good for South East Missouri State University$3,000 renewable
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December
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January
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American Legion High School Oratorical12/20/17xApplication available in guidance or online.
Any fees for participation are covered by the local American Legion organization.
Speech given in January (specific date to come later)
variesWayne Wirtz
654-8419
http://illegion.org/scholarship.html
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Optimist International Essay ContestJan 26 2018xStudents must reside in an area where there is an Optimist Club. Must furnish a birth certificate. 2015-16 topic: "Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction"up to
$6,000
Doug Bradley
email: dbradley@highlandcusd5.org
654-7131 submit to Doug Bradley
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United States Air Force Academy: Summer SemiarNot yet set for 2017-18Summer seminar off opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year. Two sessions June 11-16, 2017 or June 18-23, 2017. Location: USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. Cost for the seminar is $300.Not a scholarship, but a learning opportunityapply at web site.http://is.gd/USAFASUMMERSEMINAR
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February
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American Legion: Americanism Essay contestFeb. 2, 2018xAll Illinois School students 7th - 12th grade. 500 word essay, topic is "What the American Flag Means to me". Application available in guidance or online.$1,200Wayne Wirz
654-8419
http://illegion.org/scholarship.html
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Optimist International Oratorical ContestFeb 19, 2018
speeches will occur in March
xOpen to all students 9-12 grades. Topic: "Where are my roots of Optimism" Write a 4-5 minute speech that you will present at the Local Optimist contest (date of contest March ). Rules and application in Guidance. Turn in to HHS office by Feb 19. Turn in application form and a printed copy of your speech.6 winners: 3 boys and 3 girls. First Place $200, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100. If you move on to further levels there is more money.Randy Weiss
618-604-9227
email: raweiss@charter.net
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Sons of the American Revolution
Knight Essay Contest
Jan 1, 2018xOpen to all students in grades 10-12.
Contest rules can be found at website www.sar.org Scroll down under youth/education and then "Knight Essay".
$2,000Eric Reeltiz-chapter Chairperson
1439 Sunrise Point
Greenville, IL 62246
email: gfjogger@aol.com
phone: 618-664-2722
www.sar.org
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March
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Murray State Univ.-Commonwealth honors AcademyMarch 1, 2018Summer Honors Academy (June 10-July 1, 2017). At end of academy the student will receive:6 hours of univ. credit, the opportunity to take another 6 credits at Murray State as a HHS senior, a 4 year $2000 per year housing scholarship to Murray State. Qualifications: ACT composit of 25 and a 3.5/4.0 (4.5/5.0)GPA, class rank, community involvement, and teacher recommendations.College credit and $2000/ year for housing scholarship at Murray State.Applications available on line.
Questions:
Lori Rogers 270-809-3166
lrogers@murraystate.edu
http://www.murraystate.edu/cha
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VFW Ladies Aux- Young Patriotic Art ContestMarch 28th 2018 by noonXStudents in 9, 10, 11, or 12 grade. Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempra, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art is NOT acceptable. DO NOT FRAME! Turn into Mrs. McGlasson by noon on March 28th.3 local awards, first place local on to state and national where can win up to $10,000.Nancy Rieke: 618-654-8263 or cell: 618-972-3850
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April
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American Legion Boy's State ProgramApril 1, 2018XJunior Boy's. Program takes place June 9-15 at EIU in Charleston. Program is a hands on learning opportunity to create mythical 51st state government. Provides training in citizenship, leadership, and character development. All fees covered by Highland American Legion Post. Boy's State participants are eligible to receive one of 10 scholarships, as well as 3 credits of College credit.$2,000Wayne Wirtz
654-8419

writeable PDF on web site.

Contact local American Legion for fee payment and hard deadline for application.
www.IllinoisBoysState.org
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Highland Art Parents AssociationApril1, 2018XOpen to HHS Juniors and Seniors, Academic standing of average or better, intent to major in Art or a visual art related field, demonstrated accomplishment in Art via acceptance into the National Art Honors Society. Submit: Application, transcript, 1 letter recommendation, and proof of NAHS membership, and a 150 word essay see application form for details.$500
Submit application to:

Robin Ermer
1216 8th Street
Highland, IL 62249
robin_ermer@hotmail.com
Art
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Madison County Internship ProgramNot yet set for 2017-18For Juniors and seniors: GPA 3.0 out of 4.0, 2 letters of recommendation, interview, training/orientation on May 28, 20 hours per week internship in the legal field.Non-paid internship
2 participants will be selected for a $2,500 scholarship
Jo Anna Pollock
jpollock@simmonsfirm.com
618-406-5109
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May
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American Legion Girls StateMay 1, 2018Junior Girls. Must have at least "C" average, possesses qualities of leadership, and demonstrates good character. Must be able to attend the entire session, and follow all the rules. The Local American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor the girls who attend. Session will meet June18-24 at EIU.Learning, citizenship, and team work experience. No monetary award.Dorothy Durbin
618-580-6386
HerbDurbin@gmail.com
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 439
Highland, IL 62249
www.ILgirlsstate.org
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American Legion Youth Police ProgramMay 15, 2018Boys & Girls between ages of 14 -16 years. Program occurs June 24-29, 2018 Participants will see the rigorous training Police officers receive, acquire a clearer understanding of the police and thier problems, establish a relationship with state law enforcement officers. Fee will be covered by the Highland American Legion Post 439.Learning, citizenship, and team work experience. No monetary award.Wayne Wirtz
654-8419
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Charles Schweizer History Essay ContestMay 31, 2018Open to 9th-12th grades. The contest is for an original researched and proven topic on an event(s) associated with the war of 1812. Essay between 800 & 1200 words, MLA format.1st place-$1000
2nd place-$200
3rd place -$100
Mr. Eric Reelitz
1439 Sunrise Place
Greenville, IL 62246
email: gfjogger@aol.com
www.illinois1812warsociety.org
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Congression Art CompetitionMay 4thAll high school students, Artwork must be 2 dimensional and no larger framed than 26inches by 26 inches by 4 inches deep. Must weigh less than 15 labs. Mediums accepted include: paintings (oil, watercolors etc), drawings (pencil, colored pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal), collages (as long as 2 dimensional), prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints), mixed media, computer generated art, or photographs. Must be original in concept, design, and execution. Must not be copies or scanned but in original format. Winner's Art displayed in Washington DC.John Shimkus
Member of Congress
15 Professional Park Dr.
Maryville, IL 62062
www.shimkus.house.gov
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June
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Students of Ethics Award from Better Business BureauJune 22, 2018High School Juniors who will graduate in 2018 and who demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic achievement. Apply Online.$2,500May apply online at thier web site or mail in application to:
Chris Thetford
Student of Ethics Award
Better Business Bureau
211 N. Broadway, Ste. 2060
St. Louis, MO 63102
http://www.bbb.org/stlouis/student-of-ethics-awards/soe-main-counties/
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Heart of the Community Scholarship(old name: R. Robert Dale Scholarship)June 30, 2018For Juniors who are children or grandchildren of active Moose members. Must have a gpa of 3.5.$1,000Fax application to: (630)966-2248
or mail to : R. Robert Dale Scholarship
Activities Department
155 S. International Dr.
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1172
Questions can be directed to:
Valerie Korstick at vkorstick@mooseintl.org
(630)966-2214
https://www.mooseintl.org/moose-scholarship-program/
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