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Student Scholarshipswww.studentscholarships.orgScholarship search varies
Acorn Equality FundNationalwww.acornequalityfund.orgScholarships are designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students, allies or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents.September 23, 2016
Wendy's High School Heisman AwardNational www.wendysheisman.comMale and female student athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and within their communities. Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to men and women who have at least a “B” grade average, and participate in at least one of 27 sports. October 3, 2016
AES ScholarshipNational award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a postsecondary educational facility.October 6, 2016
Coca Cola Scholars FoundationNational www.coca-colascholars.orgTHE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.October 31. 2016
Illinois JAYCEE Charitable Foundation Scholarship are chosen based upon involvement, leadership roles, honors and awards, employment, personal statement, financial statement, scholastic achievement, and references.November 1, 2016
Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsNational have a record of exemplary volunteer service.November 8, 2016
The Hagan ScholarshipNationalwww.hsfmo.orgNeed based scholarship for students graduating with at least a 3.5 gpa. November 15, 2016
Elks Most Valuable Student ScholarshipLocal/State/ 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.November 30, 2016
AXA Achievement ScholarshipNational plan to attend a two or four year college or university. Must be ambitious and motivated, as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community, or work activities, and be recommended by an unrelated adult who can attest to student's achievements.
Golden Apple Scholars of IllinoisStatewww.goldenapple.orgThe 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. We prepare them for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments. December 1, 2016 **Priority
Burger King McLAMORE FOUNDATION North American high school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners are eligibleDecember 15, 2016
Cornbelt EnergyIllinois scholarships will be awarded to students who are the sons or daughters of an electric cooperative member who resides in Illinois and is receiving service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted. A sixth scholarship – the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship ­– will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an electric cooperative employee or director who resides in Illinois.December 31, 2016
Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial ScholarshipStatewww.cornbeltenergy.comFive scholarships will be awarded to students who are children of an Illinois electric cooperative member receiving service from the cooperative, including Corn Belt Energy members. A sixth scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, is awarded to a student who is the child of an Illinois electric cooperative employee. The remaining three scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college who are children of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors.December 31, 2016
IEA - NEA Education Scholarship State IEA-NEA has established a scholarship program that is open to all children/legal wards of current IEA-NEA members. All children/legal wards of deceased, divorced, or IEA-Retired members are eligible to apply, regardless of child’s age or marital status, as long as they plan to pursue a career in teaching.
National Wild Turkey Federation Conservation ScholarshipLocal for the scholarship must be members of the NWTF and are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, community involvement and commitment to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage.January 1, 2017
Community Foundation of the Great River BendNational www.cfgrb.orgCommunity Foundation which offers a large variety of scholarshipsJanuary 4, 2017
Illinois Conservation Foundation ScholarshipStatewww.ilcf.orgApplicant must be able to provide specific examples of voluntary, effective contributions to Illinois’ natural resources throughout his/her high school enrollment. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5January 15, 2017
Rock River Engineering ScholarshipLocal click here for applicationMust be a high school senior. Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application. Live in the Rock River Chapter Area (Lee, Ogle, Bureau, Whiteside and Carrol Counties). Have a 3.0 (minimum) grade point average (based on a 4.0). Attain a minimum test score on the SAT (Math- 600 and Verbal/ English- 500) or ACT ( Math- 29 and Verbal/ English- 25). January 20, 2017
Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western IllinoisRegionalhttp://rmhc-eiwi.orgMust reside in Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois, or Southern Wisconsin counties
Ronald McDonald House National ScholarshipNational to enroll in a two or four year college or university.
SAE Engineering ScholarshipNational engineering studentsFebruary 2017
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking ScholarshipStatehttp://www.cbai.comMust write a two-page essay on a specified topic related to community banking.February 1, 2017
FFA ScholarshipsNational www.ffa.orgMust be an FFA member. Plan on continuing education beyond high school.February 1, 2017
IAA Foundation ScholarshipsIllinois related scholarshipsFebruary 1, 2017
Illinois Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation ScholarshipsState criteria for each scholarshipFebruary 1,2017
Parr Scholarship - Monmouth College Local - PHS Seniorclick here for applicationMust graduate from PHS with a 3.0 g.p.a. This scholarship is meant to be a four-year award based on the student staying in "Good Standing" at Monmouth.February 1, 2017
Elks National Foundation Legacy AwardLocal/State/ be the child or grandchild of an Elk member.February 3, 2017
Adele Zearing Gibbs Performing Arts ScholarshipLocal - PHS Seniorclick here for applicationAwarded to a graduating student who will attend college enrolled in a theater, music, voice, or dance program with the goal of pursuing a career in the performing arts. Also available to students studying performing arts business or education. February 7, 2017
Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling (IACAC) ScholarshipState $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.February 7, 2017
Illinois Valley Community College Foundation ScholarshipsInstitutional 50 scholarships with various requirements.February 10, 2017
First Farm Credit ScholarshipState to enroll in a college or university during the fall semester of the academic year following their graduation and pursue an agriculture-related academic major or career. Must reside in one of the sixty central or southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Services of Illinois.February 15, 2017
Illinois PTA - Lillian E Glover ScholarshipState to major in education or an education related field. Rank in the upper third of the class.February 15, 2017
Beta Sigma PsiNational are a way of giving back to the Lutheran church and supporting youth. Young men who wish to apply are under no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member for consideration. February 17, 2017
Illinois Chemical Education Foundation ScholarshipState$2,000 scholarships given 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.February 17, 2017
Bureau County Farm Bureau ScholarshipsLocal related scholarshipsFebruary 28, 2017
Cornerstone Credit UnionRegional recipients must have exemplified leadership and dedication throughout their high school scholastic career and must attend an accredited college, university, community college or technical/trade school. All applicants must be members of Cornerstone Credit Union at least 30 days prior to the scholarship application deadline.February 28, 2017
Rebekah Odd Fellow ScholarshipStatewww.ioof-il.orgApplicant's participation in the community in terms of work service, leadership, notable skills and outstanding recognition. Need based scholarshipFebruary 28, 2017
St. Margaret's Hospital Auxiliary ScholarshipsLocal application not yet availableGraduates that have been accepted or currently enrolled in a hospital-related health care professional curriculum.March 2017
Gordon Shipp Memorial ScholarshipLocalclick here for applicationAny high school senior in the Illinois Valley area who plans to pursue a career in Wildlife Conservation or Fishery.March 1, 2017
Illinois AMVETS ScholarshipState be an Illinois high school senior, be a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940, and was honorably discharged or who is presently serving in the military. March 1, 2017
Princeton Area Chamber Ag Scholarshipcountyclick here for applicationGraduating seniors accepted into a agricultre or agriculture-related curriculum at a community college, college or university. Must reside or attend high school in bureau county.March 1, 2017
Township Officials of Illinois ScholarshipState of 3.0 or higher. History of extracurricular and community involvement. Enroll in Illinois school and pursue a four year degree.March 1, 2017
University of Illinois Children of Veterans ScholarshipLocal - State one of the University of Illinois campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Springfield) Be the son/daughter of a veteran.March 1, 2017
Illinois Elks Association - Illinois Elks Children's Care ProgramState is a COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM for students currently enrolled in/or planning on entering
the physical or occupational therapy fields. This is an open scholarship program. No current or past affiliation with
the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is required.
March 3, 2017
Illinois Elks Association - Lydia Miller Special Education ScholarshipState MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF ILLINOIS AND ATTENDING SCHOOL IN ILLINOIS
You must be a FULL-TIME student by your school’s standards, with a declared major and accepted in a
course of studies in the field of Special Education. You must be either a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student for the Fall Semester/Quarter of 2017.
You must have a B Average for all College Studies by your school’s grading scale.
March 3, 2017
Illinois Retired Teacher Association Foundation ScholarshipState be admitted into an accredited Teacher Certification Program. Maintain a 3.0/4.0. Provide a transcript prior to the disbursement of funds. Be a resident of Illinois or graduated from an Illinois high school. March 7, 2017
Marion Huber Learning Through Listining AwardNational Ally member. Based on leadership, acheivements, and activitiesMarch 10, 2017
Illinois Municipal Utilities Association ScholarshipState whose parents are residential consumers of an IMUA member utility March 10, 2017
Kohl's Kids Who Care ScholarshipLocal/National participate in volunteer activities above and beyond what is normally expected of a student his/her age.March 13, 2017
Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association Educational FoundationStateClick here for applicationAny student who is enrolled full time in a certificate or degree program in an accredited trade school, 2 year junior college, college or 4 year university, and who is a resident of IllinoisMarch 15, 2017
Illinois Sheriff's Association ScholarshipLocal on being a full-time student at an institution of higher learning in the state of Illinois.March 15, 2017
Illinois Valley Democratic Women ScholarshipLocalapplications not yet availableGraduating senior residing in Bureau, LaSalle, Putnam, or Grundy county. Must have worked 10 hours on a Democratic politiacal campaign.March 2017
St. Margaret's Stanmar Healthcare ScholarshipLocalClick here for applicationMust live in the St. Margaret's Hospital service area. Must have a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a hospital-related health care professional curriculum. $1000 scholarship.March 15, 2017
Dean Ritter ScholarshipIllinois Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship is a scholarship open to graduating high school seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing in the state of Illinois. The Dean Ritter Trust Scholarship is intended to cover tuition or related costs for the selected recipients to an accredited technical school or university. March 17, 2017
The Society of American Military Engineers ScholarshipStateclick here for applicationGraduating senior accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited engineering or science college. March 27, 2017
Kurt Garvin Memorial - Princeton Jaycees Scholarship Local - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationPresented to a graduating male or female at Princeton High School and based on community service, school activities, and scholastic awards received. March 31, 2017
Bureau County Democratic PartyLocalclick here for application$500 scholarship to a PHS graduate planning to attend a college, university or technical institution.March 31, 2017
Princeton Moose Lodge ScholarshipLocalapplications not yet availableGraduating senior from Princeton High School or Bureau Valley High School. Need not be affiliated with the Moose Lodge, but it is favorable.March 2017
Educators of Beauty ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorPlease contact Debra Dullard in the PHS Guidance Department for more informationPlan on attending Educators of Beauty in Sterling, Rockford, or LaSalle.March 2017
Illinois Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans Illinois Society, Military Order of Stars and BarsStateapplication not yet availableStudent must be a descendant of a male who served honorably in the Army, Navy, Judicial, Executive, or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America. Lineal or collateral family family lines must be documented genealogically with a dependency chart. March 2017
Newspapers in Education ScholarshipNational www.ninaonline.orgGraduating high school seniors who plan to continue their journalism education at the college level. March 2017
Shirley and Dale Espel Memorial ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationMust reside in Bureau County. Must have the intent to compete a two or four year degree in a service field. Must enroll as a full-time student. April 1, 2017
Financial Plus Credit UnionState apply for this scholarship, you must be a Financial Plus member who will be attending a Junior College, a four year University or a trade school in the Fall of 2015.April 4, 2017
Rebecca S Staton ScholarshipLocalClick here for application$500 scholarship to an economically disadvantaged first generation college student preferably from a working class family. applicant must be 1st generation to attend college.April 7, 2017
Adna Dale Kiser Memorial ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationAwarded to a graduating student who will attend college enrolling in construction management or construction technology. April 7, 2017
Charles Phelps Family ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationThis scholarship application is for a worthy, needy Princeton High School senior, who plans to attend a college of his or her choice, within their chosen field of advanced education. This non-renewable scholarship will be paid directly to the school in two equal payments (August and December) during the year following graduation. The Charles Phelps Family Scholarship can cover up to the cost of tuition, room and board, fees, and books. April 7, 2017
Chris Friend Graphic Arts ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationMust be a Princeton High School student for one year prior to graduation. Must plan to complete a two or four year degree, preference will be given to a student planning to study an Art related field. Must be enrolled full-time. April 7, 2017
Karen Carlson Greer Art, Science, and Education ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationTwo PHS seniors that plan to study Art, Science or Education full-time.April 7, 2017
Lee Wahlgren Environmental Science ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorClick here fore applicationBe a full-time student who is majoring in a field related to Environmental Science. Members of the Princeton High School Sportsmans Club will be given preference. April 7, 2017
Marcella Borge Keener Art AwardLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationMust be a member of the current junior or senior class. Demonstrate outstanding ability in visual art.April 7, 2017
Mildred A. Eckstrom Memorial FundLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationThis scholarship application is for a Princeton High School senior who plans to attend either a two or four year college and study finance, accounting, business administration and/or banking.April 7, 2017
Nelson Family Vocational ScholarshipLocal- PHS seniorClick here for applicationThe scholarship is intended for students who plan to further their education in vocational studies, e.g. technology, construction, drafting, welding or the tradesApril 7, 2017
Princeton Public Schools Foundation - IVCC Tuition ProgramLocal - PHS Seniorclick here for applicationPresented to students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher, have participated in at least one extracurricular activity per year, have performed community service, and have made a commitment to the program for their freshman year.April 7, 2017
Joan Warnecke Martin Family ScholarshipLocal - PHS Seniorclick here for applicationTwo (2) $1000.00 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to two Princeton High School seniors who intend to pursue their higher education in the trades rather than a four year university.April 7, 2017
Roger and Linda Gustafson ScholarshipLocal - PHS Seniorclick here for applicationOne $1000.00 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a Princeton High School senior who intends to pursue a degree at an accredited two or four year college or university.April 7, 2017
Velma and Hugh Morrison Education ScholarshipLocal-PHS seniorclick here for applicationGraduating PHS senior who plans to attend an Illinois institution and major in K-12 educationApril 7, 2017
Heaton-Hudson Memorial Scholarship FundLocal - PHS Seniorclick here for applicationLocal high school graduates, local college students or Bureau County Emergency Service that desire to pursue a fire or EMS career.April 7, 2017
Princeton Rotary Club ScholarshipLocal - PHS Seniorclick here for applicationPresented to seniors based on scholastic ability, academic improvement, leadership, and community service. Must also exemplify Rotary service and ideals. Please remember to complete the 4 Way Test belowApril 14, 2017
PYSL Memorial Scholarship- BoysLocal- PHS seniorclick here for applicationMust be a member of the current graduating class. Must have participated in soccer during PHS career. Must show proof of full-time enrollment.April 7, 2017
PYSL Memorial Scholarship-GirlsLocal-PHS seniorclick here for applicationMust be a member of the current graduating class. Must have participated in soccer during PHS career. Must show proof of full-time enrollment. April 7, 2017
Tri-County Opportunities Council ScholarshipStateclick here for applicationThe Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, through its Community Service Block Grant, has made funds available to Tri-County Opportunities Council for at least twelve (12) scholarships of up to $1,250 each for income eligible students. Preference will be given to applicants wishing to pursue high demand careers, although individuals pursuing other careers should not be discouraged from applying. Applicants of racial or ethnic minorities as well as previous scholarship recipients who meet the eligibility criteria are eligible to apply.April 7, 2017
Tiskilwa Scholarship AssociationLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationApplicants must have lived within the boundaries of the former District #300 for at least one year at the time of his/her graduation. April 19, 2017
S.O.A.RRegional be a current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in WQAD viewing area; anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application; planning to pursue further education and/or training after high school. For more information, contact Lisa Short at WQAD, 309-736-3243 or lisa.short@wqad.comApril 20, 2017
LCN/Allegion ScholarshipLocal-PHS or BVHS SeniorClick here for applicationCurrent PHS or BVHS seniors who have been accepted to an accredited 2 year community college or 4 year university or college with the intent of pursuing a business or engineering degree. Applicants must be enrolled on a full time basis. Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.75.April 24, 2017
Princeton Lions Club ScholarshipLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationPresented to the student who has practiced humanitarianism, leadership, citizenship, and dedication through words and actions in his/her daily life; who has exhibited concern for the welfare of the human race, regardless of creed, race, sex, or ethnic background; who has participated in extracurricular activities in school and community; and who has actively promoted the growth of self, school, church, and community. April 28, 2017
Prairie Arts Council High School Art ScholarshipLocal application not yet availableMust reside in Bureau County. Must be a full-time student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Must be planning to attend college as an art major in the fall. April 2017
Pointe Pest ControlIllinois GPA, demonstrate financial need.April 2017
Kids' ChanceIllinois Kids’ Chance is the state chapter of a national organization that awards college scholarships to kids whose parents have either been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents.April 2017
The $1,000 Active Calendar Scholarship 2015National Active Data, we are big believers in higher education, so we started a little college scholarship program to help one student make their college experience more affordable. If you are a college student or are soon to become one, entering is easy.Just write an essay between 500-1,000 words telling us why knowing what’s happening on campus is vital to your success as a student. April 2017
Association of IL Township Committees on YouthStatewww.aitcoy.orgDemonstrate an interest and has participated in serving his or her community. "B" grade point average. Demonstrates leadership qualities. Plan on majoring in a social science field of study.April 2017
Ronald Lee Sterner ScholarshipLocalapplication not yet availableAvailable to any worthy person who has demonstrated financial need and who falls within the guidelines established within the application form. High school graduates must have a 3.0 GPA to a qualified. April 2017
Delyte K. & Robert I. Zearing (U of I)Local application available from the Regional Office of Education (309)936-7890Any Bureau County resident who graduated from a high school in Bureau County or the Illinois Math and Science Academy, who has been accepted for admission at the University of Illinois is eligible.April 28, 2017
Princeton Ministerial Association Christian Service AwardLocal - PHS SeniorClick here for applicationBureau County graduating senior that embodies a Christian heart and plans to continue their servant work in the future.May 1, 2017
Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man ScholarshipState male planning to attend the University of Illinois. Must have a 3.0 gpa.May 1, 2017
Robert Cleveland and Kenneth Dodge Memorial ScholarshipIllinoisapplication not yet availableScholarship for learning diabled seniors who are enrolling in college or a trade school. May 2017
Bureau County Cattlemen's Association ScholarshipBureau Countyapplication not yet availableThree $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. Student must be resident of Bureau County pursuing an agriculture degree at a university, college, or junior college.May 2017
Perry Memorial Hospital - Auxiliary ScholarshipsLocalClick here for applicationAny person accepted into or enrolled in hospital related health care, Bureau County residentMay 1, 2017
KWQC TV6 Broadcasting ScholarshipRegionalapplication not yet availableGraduate planning to enroll in broadcasting classes.May 2017
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