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Name of Scholarship Type Website or ContactDescription or Criteria Application Due
You Deserve it ScholarshipNational be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a U.S citizen and 16 years of age or older. August 29, 2018
Joe Marchesi Construction Industry Scholarship program.Local must be actively enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a course of study leading to a degree which could help advance the Illinois Valley Construction Industry; be associated with the Illinois Valley Construction Industry as an employee, spouse or child of a contributing contractor, or an employee, spouse or child of the Association or Industry Fund; or be a member or employee, their spouse or child, of a participating local union; have maintained a scholastic average of B-; must be a full time student (A minimum of 12 hours).August 31, 2018
Student ScholarshipsNationalwww.studentscholarships.orgScholarship search varies
Acorn Equality FundNationalwww.acornequalityfund.orgScholarships are designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students, allies or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents.September 21, 2018
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 17, 2018
AES ScholarshipNational be eligible, students must answer an essay question found on the scholarship's website. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. October 6, 2018
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, 2018
VIP ScholarshipNational must be 13 years of age or older, a U.S Citizen and enrolled in a college or high school.October 31, 2018
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, 2018
The Eugene McDermott Scholars scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation. It includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders. Closed
ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS ASSOCIATION STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDState purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to the undergraduate student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in land
surveying from an accredited college or university, or a baccalaureate degree in a related science including at least 24 semester hours of land surveying
courses from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Land Surveyors Licensing Board approved curriculum of an accredited institution.
Applicant must be an Illinois resident attending an Illinois school. ($1500)
November 14, 2018
ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPState purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student pursuing a career in the surveying profession. This scholarship is intended for students attending a Community College pursuing a degree associated with the land surveying profession. ($1000)November 14, 2018
Stokes Educational Scholarship programNational requirements include: must be a U.S. Citizen, eligible to be granted a security clearance, high school senior at the time of application, achieve a minimum SAT/College Board score of 1200 (600 evidence based reading and writing, 600 math) or a ACT score of 25, must be planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering, a 3.0 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and you must submit your online application and hardcopy documents during the application (which begins in late summer/early fall). Please visit the website for more information or call the NSA Student Program Office at 1-866-NSA-HIRE or 410-854-4725.November 15, 2018
The Hagan ScholarshipNationalwww.hsfmo.orgThe Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship for high school students who will require financial assistance to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school having fewer than 50,000 residents. Eligibility requirements include: must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, score a 23 or higher on the ACT and 1,200 or higher on the SAT, enroll at an eligible four year college the fall semester following graduation, must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year, must complete the FAFSA in 2017 (EFC less than $6,500), must apply for federal and state grants, and must not have been convicted of a felony. Please visit the website to see the responsibilities that are to be carried out by the recipient. November 15, 2018
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 15, 2018
The Princeton Public Schools Foundation IVCC Continuing Education AwardLocalclick here for applicationThis award is for GRADUATE PHS students who enroll at IVCC within a year of graduation from PHS and fulfill the qualifications will be granted $750 for up to 3 consecutive semesters.November 30, 2018
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. Prioroity Deadline: Decemeber 1, 2018 Regular Deadline: March 1, 2019
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. ONLY FOR THOSE ENTERING COLLEGE IN THE SPRING SEMESTERDecember 1, 2018
Burger King McLAMORE FOUNDATION North American high school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners are eligibleDecember 15, 2018
Caring.comNational is offering two $1,500 scholarships to two students attending an accredited U.S. college or university and caring for a loved one.December 31, 2018
2018 Future of Assisted Living ScholarshipNational $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 Assisted Living page. This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.TBD
Illustrators of the Future ScholarshipNational students must be a new or amateur artist who have not professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting or have your work broadly featured to the general public. TBD
CrossLites ScholarshipNational students must be currently enrolled in a high school, college or graduate school. TBD
National Wild Turkey Federation Conservation ScholarshipLocal 1, 2018
TEACH Outdoors, Inc ScholarshipStateClick here for applicatonAlong with the applications, students must also submit an essay (being at least one page typed) describing a memorable outdoor experience with a tradition or lesson that was passed on to the applicant, and that the applicant will pass on to future generations. Applicant must: reside in and be enrolled in a high school located in Illinois, be enrolled in or applying for enrollment as a full time student in an accredited college, university or trade school, have a current GPA of 3.0 and provide documentation. Applications must be postmarked by January 1, 2019. January 1, 2019
Joyce Betz Memorial ScholarshipStateClick here for applicationApplicants must complete application, submit an essay (1-2 pages) describing what being a mentor means to them and how they will continue to mentor throughout their life, must be enrolled in a Illinois High School (homeschooled students are welcome to apply too), must be enrolled or applying for enrollement in an accredited college/ university/ tradeschool, must have a minimum 3.0/4.0, must be an Illinois 4-H participant, must submit a letter of recommendation, winner must attend TEACH Outdoors Annual Banquet to be awarded with the scholarship. Banquet will be February 23, 2019 at Jennifer's Garden in Morris, ILJanuary 1, 2019
The Children of Veterans Tuition WaiverState needs to print off application from the website and mail it in with required documents. Required documents include photocopies of the veteran parent's service papers and the students SAT/ACT scores. This is a four-year in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois (all campuses included). For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Administrators at 1-217-333-0100.January 2, 2019
Quad Cities Regional Auto Show ScholarshipRegional must be a current senior, planning to attend a two or four year college, live in one of the counties listed on the website, must have worked or have a parent working in a new car dealership with the last calendar year. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation, a short essay discussing future goals, Applications will be filled out online.January 2, 2019
Profile in Courage ScholarshipNational students must be a United States high school student in grades 9-12.January 4, 2018
Ron Brown Scholarship ProgramNational scholarship is for those students with african American heritage. Applicants must also be a U.S Citizen, current high school senior, demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities, and have demonstrated financial need. January 9, 2018
The Ronald W. Reagan Leadership ProgramNational must be accepted into Eureka University, have a cumulative GPA 3.0/4.0 ACT composite score of 25 or a SAT score of 1160. Reagan Fellows receive a four-year full tuition scholarship to Eureka College. January 10, 2019
Washington Crossing Foundation ScholarshipNational must be a high school senior who is a U.S Citizen, and planning a career of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. January 15, 2019
Pathable Women in Science ScholarshipNational must be a female student going into their freshman year of college, or a female student who is currently enrolled in a computer science or computer related degree from an accredited university. TBD
The Rock River Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional EngineersRegionalclick here for applicationApplicants must be: a high school senior, be a citizen of the United States, live in the Rock River Chapter Area, have a 3.0 GPA (minimum), attain the minimum SAT/ACT score indicated in the applicationJanuary 18, 2019
Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) - Post-Secondary ScholarshipState who will be completing high school in 2019 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, January 25th, 2019 using the google form. An essay is required. In 500 words or less, write responses to the following questions. Applicants must answer all Essay Questions.
1. What are three qualities your school counselor possesses and why are these important to students?
2. Explain a time when your school counselor helped you work through a situation and how this made an impact on you.
3. What is an obstacle you have overcome in your high school career?
January 25, 2019
Illinois Conservation Foundation ScholarshipState 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 2.5TBD
Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling (IACAC) ScholarshipState $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester, non-renewable) to students who have a 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, or service to others with motivation to achieve personal goals.February 1, 2019
SCAD- The University for Creative CareersNational who apply to this school have the opportunity to be nominated by a teacher or counselor for a $20,000 per year award. Students must meet and complete all SCAD admission requirements. You can apply online using the link provided. February 1, 2019
FFA ScholarshipsNational be an FFA member. Plan on continuing education beyond high school.TBD
IAA Foundation ScholarshipsIllinois related scholarshipsTBD
Paul Mitchell School of Beauty- Normal, ILLocal must have a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor, as well as submit their application for enrollment. $2,000 scholarships offered.See Guidance Counselor
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, 2019
Elks National Foundation Legacy AwardLocal/State/ be the child or grandchild of an Elk member.February 1, 2019
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking ScholarshipStatehttp://www.cbai.comMust write a two-page essay on a specific topic related to community banking.TBD
Illinois Valley Community College Agriculture ScholarshipsInstitutional for over $15,000 available to students pursuing IVCC ag degrees. Applicants must file a 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by Feb. 8. For information, call Donna Swiskoski at (815) 224-0551.TBD
Illinois Valley Community College Foundation ScholarshipsInstitutional 50 scholarships with various requirements.February 7, 2019
Community Foundation Great River BendRegional registering on our online scholarship system, students will complete an eligibility quiz that will tell them which scholarships they can apply for. February 15, 2019
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, 2019
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs- 2019 Performing Arts Scholarship ApplicationState to any high school seniors, current college/trade school students, and/or adults returning to college/trade school who have experience with theater or music and is attending an Illinois school for the Fall of 2019. Two $1000 scholarships available, 1 for drama and 1 for music.February 15, 2019
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs-2019 GFWC Illinois Native American ScholarshipState scholarship is offered to a Native American student who is pursuing a degree at an Illinois college, university or trade school and who will be enrolled in classes in the Fall of 2019. February 15, 2019
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs-2019 Vocational ScholarshipState seperate $1000 scholarships for 1 boy and 1 girl. This scholarship is for students going into the vocational field attending either an Illinois junior college, vocational school, or trade school pursuing a professional career for the Fall of 2019.February 15, 2019
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs-Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship - Conservation (2019)State is for a student attending an Illinois college, university, technical or trade school for the Fall semester 2019 that is planning to study in the field of Conservation. Examples are as follows but are not limited to Environmental Studies, Landscaping, Horticulture, Agricultural, Animal Rehabilitation, Wildlife, Forestry, Land Management, Ecology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Recycling.February 15, 2019
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs- 2019 Lorado Taft Art ScholarshipState must be attending an Illinois School for the Fall of 2019 and submit color photos or digital copies of 3 original art works- please include a description of each.February 15, 2019
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs- 2019 GFWC Illinois Cultural Exchange ScholarshipState scholarship is for individuals who will participate in an international cultural exchange/study abroad program through an Illinois high school or university.February 15, 2019
Marquis Energy ScholarshipRegional scholarship is being awarded to 5 incoming or current college students. You must live within 90 miles of the Marquis facility in Hennepin. February 16, 2019
Illinois School Counselor Association- Post-Secondary ScholarshipState school seniors are eligible for this non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to be used for 4 year college/university, 2 year college/university, trade school, or apprenticeship program. An essay of 500 words or less will be required. 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. February 16, 2018
1st Gateway Credit Union ScholarshipRegional will be 3-$600 scholarships to seniors who are members of the 1st Gateway Credit Union. Visit their website for the application and essay form. Students must also turn in their high school transcript. February 16, 2019
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. Must be confirmed members of a Lutheran congregation and attending a 4 year college or university.February 17, 2018
Vegetarian Resource Group ScholarshipNational be graduating from high school in 2018 and demonstrate an interest in Vegetarianism in the community or at school.February 20, 2018
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 28, 2018
SP ScholarshipNational students must be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2018. Applicants must answer the essay questions on the sponsors website.February 28, 2018
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, 2018
Bureau County Farm Bureau ScholarshipsLocal related scholarships for local students. The application can be found on the website by clicking the link. Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2019 or handed in to the Farm Bureau office by 4pm that same day. Late applications will not be accepted. February 28, 2019
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. Prioroity Deadline: Decemeber 1, 2018 Regular Deadline: March 1, 2019
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 scholarshipMarch 1, 2019
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.
SEG ScholarshipNational be a high school senior planning to attend college next year and be intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.March 1, 2018
National Farmers Farm Kids ScholarshipsNational be a high school senior who plan to pursue agriculture-related degrees and pursue degrees from accredited colleges or universities.March 1, 2018
Project Yellow Light Billboard ScholarshipNational be a high school junior or senior between 14-20 and create a design for a billboard advertisement to encourage safe driving.March 1, 2018
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, 2018
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
Princeton Area Chamber Ag ScholarshipCountyClick here for applicationGraduating seniors accepted into a agriculture or agriculture-related curriculum at a community college, college or university. Must reside or attend high school in bureau county.March 1, 2018
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, 2019
Student ScholarshipsNationalwww.studentscholarships.orgScholarship search varies
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. March 6, 2018
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
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 9, 2018
Illinois Municipal Utilities Association ScholarshipState whose parents are residential consumers of an IMUA member utility March 9, 2018
Midwest Technical Institute/Delta Technical CollegeState program will award graduating Seniors up to 23 scholarships for various amounts at each of their locations. Please visit website for more details and to apply.March 9, 2018
USPAACC ScholarshipsNational be at least 16 years old at the time of application and be a high school senior and be of Asian or Pacific Island heritage.March 10, 2018
Marion Huber Learning Through Listening AwardNational Ally member. Based on leadership, achievements, and activitiesMarch 10, 2018
Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association Educational FoundationStateapplication not yet availableAny 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 IllinoisTBD
Sister Rita Jeanne ScholarshipsNational be a high school senior who is interest in journalism and submit a portfolio of your journalistic skills.March 15, 2018
Beyond the Boroughs National ScholarshipNational be accepted into an accredited four-year college or university, low income household, GPA of 2.5, involvement in extracurricular activity or work, and completed the FAFSAMarch 15, 2018
United States Institute of Peace ScholarshipsNational be a high school student interested in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict, encouraging appreciation for diplomacy's role in building partnerships that can advance peacebuilding.March 15, 2018
Microsoft Disability ScholarshipNational be a current high school senior with living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech, or other disability.March 15, 2018
Illinois Sheriff's Association ScholarshipLocal on being a full-time student at an institution of higher learning in the state of Illinois.March 15, 2018
Illinois Valley Democratic Women ScholarshipLocalClick here for applicationGraduating senior residing in Bureau, LaSalle, Putnam, or Grundy county. Must have worked 10 hours on a Democratic political campaign.March 15, 2018
Horatio Alger ScholarshipNational Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.March 15, 2018
SAE Engineering ScholarshipNational engineering studentsMarch 15, 2018
2018 High School Senior Scholarship ProgramStateClick here for applicationMust be a graduating senior who has been accepted or will enroll at a university, college, or community/technical college. Must have a 3.0 GPA, reside in Compeer's 144-county services territory, have a designated agriculture major or interest in an agriculture-related field, or have an agricultural or rural background.March 16, 2018
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 23, 2018
The Society of American Military Engineers ScholarshipStateClick here for applicationGraduating senior accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited engineering or science college. March 27, 2018
St. Margaret's Hospital Foundation 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 28, 2018
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.March 30, 2018
Starved Rock Country Community Scholarship OpportunitiesRegionalClick here for applicationBureau County students are eligible for two of the three scholarships. The first you must be a senior or recent graduate that has entrepreneurship experience or has taken entrepreneurial or vocational courses and enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting college or university (min. of 12 credits for the following academic year). The second scholarship, the student must be a senior or recent graduate with at least a 3.5 and an intent to pursue a degree in engineering, science and/or technology and enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting college or university (min. of 12 credits for the following academic year). March 31, 2018
Hispanic Scholarship FundNational in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.
Scholarship opens January 1, 2018 and closes March 31, 2018. Candidates are selected in June of 2018. See website for information and to apply.
March 31, 2018
Bureau County Democratic PartyLocalClick here for application$500 scholarship to a PHS graduate planning to attend a college, university or technical institution.March 31, 2018
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
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