2017 Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship

The Spanish American Cultural Center has worked hard to make funds available to benefit Latino students.  Students must be of Latin American descent (1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation) with either the applicant, a parent or grandparent born outside the USA, be a high school graduate from one of the following Illinois counties, or have a GED Certificate from an institution located in any of the following counties:  Sangamon, Cass, Douglas, Champaign, Macon, McLean or Morgan, must be no older than 20 years of age by September 1st of the coming school year, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a non-weighted scale and attend school as a full-time student in the coming fall at an accredited community or four year college/university.  Apply here.

Fairview Falcon Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all seniors looking for financial assistance with post high school education.  The selected students must have attended Fairview for a minimum of two academic years.  Application deadline is April 13.  Please see the Counseling office for application.

Swiss Benevolent Society Scholarship

This tuition only scholarship, ranging from $750 to $2,500, is presented to students who either a Swiss national or of Swiss descent (with documents of proof) who have a minimum ACT composite score of 26.  An application, essay, and Swiss descent documentation forms are required.  Information and application are available at www.sbschicago.org/education.html.  Deadline is in March.

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 www.theclassic.org.  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 https://publish.illinois.edu/secretariat/secretariat-scholarship/.

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 www.collegezone.com.  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 terablue@live.com.  Applications must be completed by March 31.