|SCHOLARSHIP||DEADLINE||EXPIRED||ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS||AMOUNT||CONTACT INFORMATION||WEBSITE LINK|
|VFW & Ladies Aux: Voice of Democracy Essay Contest Theme is "American History: Our Hope for the Future"||10/31/17||Essay & 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|
|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.||x||You 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.||$2,500||Cathy Boulanger|
|Prudential Spirit of Community Award||Nov. 7, 2017||Open 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|
|spirit.prudential.com||open to all HHS students|
|SEMO/KMOX Student of Achievement Program||Nov. 3rd to turn in information to your counselor||Open 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|
|Sodexo Foundation Stop Hunger||Not yet set for 2017-18||Open to students (k-college graduate school) enrolled in accredited educational institutions in the United States. Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Volunteer services must help non-family members. Apply online.||$5,000||www.sodexofoundation.org|
|American Legion High School Oratorical||Not yet set for 2017-18||Application available in guidance or online.|
Any fees for participation are covered by the local American Legion organization.
|Optimist International Essay Contest|
applications will be available in mid-December from Mr. Bradley or in the Counseling office.
|Students 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 |
654-7131 submit to Doug Bradley
|United States Air Force Academy: Summer Semiar||Not yet set for 2017-18||Summer 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 opportunity||apply at web site.||http://is.gd/USAFASUMMERSEMINAR|
|American Legion: Americanism Essay contest||Not yet set for 2017-18||All Illinois School students 7th - 12th grade. 500 word essay, topic is "What the American Flag Means to me". Application available in guidance or online.||$1,200||Wayne Wirz|
|Optimist International Oratorical Contest||Not yet set for 2017-18||Open to all students 9-12 grades. Topic: "What the World Gains From Optimism". Write a 4-5 minute speech that you will present at the Local Optimist contest (date of contest March 4). Rules and application in Guidance. Turn in to HHS office by Feb 17th.||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|
|Sons of the American Revolution|
Knight Essay Contest
|Not yet set for 2017-18||Open 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".
|$2,000||Eric Reeltiz-chapter Chairperson|
1439 Sunrise Point
Greenville, IL 62246
|Kohl's Kids Who Care||Not yet set for 2017-18||Students who have volunteered for a significant project and must be from the age of 6 to 18. Nomination required. Each nominee must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older. Parents may nominate their own children.|
Apply online. Must be nominated by an adult.
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|Murray State Univ.-Commonwealth honors Academy||Not yet set for 2017-18||Summer 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. |
Lori Rogers 270-809-3166
|Sons of the American Revolution|
Joseph Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
|The local chapter is in transition for coordinator for this contest.||Open to all students in grades 9-12. Application needs to be delivered to Mr. ???? ??. Requires an original oration not less than five minutes and not more than six which deals with an event, a document within the context of the American Revolution War, or a personality showing the relationship it bears to America today. Forms are in guidance, but not sure of deadline or who to send it to.|
If you wish to participate contact Mrs. McGlasson prior to 3/1/16 and she will find out the information for you.
GGRC Rumbaugh Chairman
|VFW Ladies Aux- Young Creative Art Contest||Not yet set for 2017-18||Students 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 Guidance by 8am on 3/31/17||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|
|American Legion Boy's State Program||April 1, 2018||Junior 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.||$2,000||Wayne Wirtz|
writeable PDF on web site.
Contact local American Legion for fee payment and hard deadline for application.
|Congression Art Competition||Not yet set for 2017-18||All 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
|Highland Art Parents Association||April1, 2018||Open 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:
1216 8th Street
Highland, IL 62249
|Madison County Internship Program||Not yet set for 2017-18||For 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|
|American Legion Girls State||Not yet set for 2017-18||Junior 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|
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 439
Highland, IL 62249
|American Legion Youth Police Program||Not yet set for 2017-18||Boys & Girls between ages of 14 -16 years. Program occurs June 26 - July 1 2016. 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 Highladn American Legion Post.||Learning, citizenship, and team work experience. No monetary award.||Wayne Wirtz|
|Charles Schweizer History Essay Contest||Not yet set for 2017-18||Open 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|
3rd place -$100
|Mr. Eric Reelitz|
1439 Sunrise Place
Greenville, IL 62246
|Students of Ethics Award from Better Business Bureau||Not yet set for 2017-18||High School Juniors who will graduate in 2018 and who demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic achievement. Apply Online.||$2,500||May apply online at thier web site or mail in application to:|
Student of Ethics Award
Better Business Bureau
211 N. Broadway, Ste. 2060
St. Louis, MO 63102
|R. Robert Dale Scholarship||Not yet set for 2017-18||For Juniors who are children or grandchildren of active Moose members. Must have a gpa of 3.5.||$1,000||Fax application to: (630)966-2248 |
or mail to : R. Robert Dale Scholarship
155 S. International Dr.
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1172
Questions can be directed to:
Valerie Korstick at firstname.lastname@example.org
|applications available in Members area, click on activities & sports.|