State Farm Holiday Classic Scholarship

Classic Tournament, Inc. is offering four scholarships to student-athletes ranging from $500 to $1,000.  Student-athletes who participated in the tournament may apply by completing an application, submitting an essay, their transcript, and a letter from their basketball coach verifying that they have or will earn a varsity letter in basketball.  Information and applications are available at  Deadline is in March.

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship Competition

The University of Illinois Secretariat offers a $500 scholarship to students intending to pursue higher education in the office professional, secretarial, or business-related fields.  Students will submit an application, an essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation.  Deadline is March 8.  Apply at

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver program

The Illinois Students Assistance Commission awards tuition waiver scholarships to any of the twelve state universities for students who will major in and agree to teach for a minimum of two years in Special Education.  Information and applications are available by visiting  Deadline is March 1.

Illinois Heartland Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association

Illinois Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is offering a $2,000 scholarship through the Stephen Memorial Educational Fund.  To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be women who are U.S. citizens, have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, will be a college freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate level in August 2017, and are attending or have been accepted at an accredited U.S. college or university authorized to confer a minimum of a baccalaureate degree.  The application will be completed online and requires a biographical sketch, three professional letters of reference, and an official transcript.  Eligible women may request access to an application by contacting Alexis Kalish at  Applications must be completed by March 31.

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association College Scholarship

The Illinois Sheriff’s Association is offering scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education.  The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.  The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.  Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents.  Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois.  Scholarship deadline is March 15th.

NCAA-Fall 2017 Enrollees-Request Final Amateurism Certification

Starting April 1, students who plan to enroll full time at an NCAA Division 1 or 2 school this fall (2017) will be able to request their final amateurism certification.  Students must have a registered Certification Account and an enrollment period of Fall 2017 to request.  You can find more information about amateurism certification on our website and also share this step-by-step guide with your students if they have questions about how to request.  If students need to update their enrollment period they can do so easily in their account.