The Acorn Fund Scholarship is designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender parents. There are two scholarships, one based upon academic, volunteerism, and advocacy. Scholarships are awarded based upon academic performance and an essay and range from $1,000 to $4,500. Additional information and applications are available here. This scholarship has a September deadline.
AES Engineering-belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. The award is available for high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Amount of award is $500.00. This scholarship has an October deadline. Click here to access online scholarship
This program offers an integrated Summer Research Program designed for high school students in their junior year. The major objective of the program is to introduce students to scientific research, specifically cancer research. This program will help students develop their own philosophy in biophysics, biochemistry, and pharmacology, as well as gain an understanding of cancer and its impact on Illinois residents. Deadline is in March. Apply here.
This program is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences. ACS will award 100 scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 per academic year. Eligible students must be high academic achievers in chemistry or science, be able to demonstrate financial need, and intend to pursue a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science. March Deadline. Apply here.
This organization offers $2,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community, or the workplace. An application and essay are required. Apply here.
The Best Buy Company awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. Applicants will initially be evaluated on their level of volunteer service, as well as the student’s academic achievement, work experience, school activities, statement of goals, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered. The first 15,000 applicants will be considered. Applications are available here.
This $600 scholarship is awarded to students who have played softball with the BNGSA three out of the four years of high school. An essay is required. Information and applications are available in the Counseling Center or on the Association’s website at www.bngsa.org. Deadline is March 15.
Applicants need to be high school seniors or current undergraduates planning on enrolling full time at a four-year college or university and are planning to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry. Apply here. Deadline is in February
High school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards. High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scales to be eligible. Apply here. This scholarship has an December deadline.
Four-year scholarships ranging from $4000 to $20,000 awarded by the Coca-Cola Company based upon a number of factors, with special emphasis on character, leadership in school, civic, and other extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors. All applicants must register online here. This scholarship has an October deadline.
This program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. Leaders and Achievers, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. To acknowledge these accomplishments, Leaders and Achievers students are awarded one-time scholarships, with a base award of $1,000. Students who are interested to be nominated for this scholarship need to turn in a resume or information for recommendation sheet to the counseling office specifically highlighting community service involvement and leadership abilities through high school experience. Deadline is November 18, 2016.
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applicant must have a background in production agriculture that is majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related field. the scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and financial need. Apply here.
Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Apply here. This application has a December due date.
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. Please see the Counseling office for application.
Four $1,750 scholarships will be awarded. Two to children of current patrons (defined as a producer who sells milk to Prairie Farms Dairy) of the Prairie Farms Dairy and two to children of current employees of the Prairie Farms Dairy. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability and/or financial need. Apply here.
This program is funded by a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates, this scholarship is available to African-American, American-Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander-American, or Hispanic American students who have a minimum GPA of 3.30 and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, and meet Federal Pell eligibility criteria. This is a highly competitive process and students are encouraged to submit their nomination packet as early as possible. Information can be found here. Deadline is in January.
A pre-service teaching program with up to $28,000 in financial aid for students who plan on teaching as a career. Recipients must finish their bachelor’s degree, obtain an Illinois teaching certificate and teach for five years in an Illinois school of need. Students must be nominated.l Nominations begin in March of a student’s JUNIOR year in high school. Additional information is available here. This scholarship has a December deadline.
One or two $750 minimum scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and major in agriculture, be actively involved in production agriculture in a family farm operation, and be a current or former 4-H member. Apply here. This scholarship has a February deadline.
Prospective and current, full and part time students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Scholarship selection is competitive. Scholarships are awarded according to criteria established by the sponsor. Eligibility criteria may be updated without notice. All awards are based on the availability of funds. Additional information here. This scholarship has a March deadline.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Students must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Student must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a U.S. citizen. Please click here for application.
$1,000 scholarships available to high-school seniors and college students. Applicant must be a high-school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15th or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy Vee or subsidary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, and applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time. Apply here.
The IAA Foundation is awarding several scholarships for students who will major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an agriculture-related course of study in college. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability and/or financial need. Applicants must be either a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau, spouse or the member’s child. Applications will be available in December. Apply here. This scholarship has a February deadline.
The Chemical industry Council of Illinois presents a number of $2,000 scholarships each year to top high school senior science students. Their objective is to honor students who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities, and community involvement. Application includes letters of recommendation and an essay. Apply here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be completed by March 31.
Illinois Heartland Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is offering a $2,000 scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be women who are U.S. citizens and residents of Mclean or Woodford County, Illinoi, have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and are attending or have been accepted at an accredited U.S. college or university authorized to confer a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. Application deadline is March 31. Apply here.
This is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to high school seniors each year. Students entering an education related field of study are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Students must have a 3.0 GPA, enrolling in a college or university in an education-related degree which may include: Librarians, Instructional Media Specialists, School nurse, Psychologist, or Social Workers. Apply here.
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.
If you are a high school senior considering a career in Engineering, you may be eligible for a college scholarship. Please see the Guidance office for application. This scholarship has a January deadline.
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.
This high school four year scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four year college program. To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen, between the ages of 17 and 26, have a GPA of at least 2.5, have a high school diploma, score a minimum of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT, meet physical standards, and agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component. This scholarship has a January deadline. Apply here.
The University of Illinois Secretariat offers a $500 scholarship to students intending to pursue high education in the office professional, secretarial, or business-related fields. Students will submit an application, an essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. This scholarship has a March deadline. Apply here.
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/.
Presented by the delta Kappa Gamma Society to women who desire to become teachers, rank in the top 40% of their class, submit an application, data, and an essay. Award based upon qualifications, not need. Applications can be found here. Deadline is in February.
One $300 scholarship will be awarded. Applicant’s parents must be Illinois Farm Bureau members who live on and operate a farm and must attend Southern Illinois University College of Agriculture majoring in any course except horses, floriculture, or forestry. Apply here.
The purpose of this scholarship is to promote careers in business, transportation logistics, and physical distribution. Although all students may apply, preference will be given to students pursuing these and related courses of study. An essay is required. Deadline is March 1.
The National Federation of Independent Business offers the $1,000 scholarship to recognize students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit/initiative, such as starting his/her own business, participation organizations such as DECA, Future Business leaders of America, Junior Achievement, along others or through other initiatives. Applicants must locate a dues-paying member of the NFIB for nomination following the completion of application materials and an essay. This scholarship has a December deadline. Application is available here.
This professional organization presents $500 to $5,000 scholarships to students planning on a career in education. Selection criteria is based upon academic standing, an essay, letters of recommendation, school activities, and community activities. Apply here. This scholarship has a September deadline.
The American Association of School Administrators offers this $1,000 scholarship to students who have demonstrated outstanding community service over the past year. Additionally, scholarship winners are awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Apply here. This application has a November deadline.
This national program awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African-American students. The scholarships are worth $10,000 annually for up to $40,000. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, make an impact on their communities through service to others, and demonstrate financial need. Apply here. Deadline is January 9th.
A Partnership between Ronald McDonald House Charities and its local Chapters opens the door to higher education for graduating high school seniors. The RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Apply here. Deadline is in January
This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology,
This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology, high performance internal combustion engines. The scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future. Eligible students must be a U.S. resident, have a 3.75 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required), rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT or composite ACT scores, pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program. Apply here. This scholarship has a January deadline.
Wal-Mart Corporation sponsors this program that awards two $1,000 scholarships from each Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club. Recipients also are eligible to compete for scholarships up to a total value of $25,000. Selection is based upon financial need, academic record, ACT scores, community/extracurricular involvement, and work experience. Information regarding student eligibility and application requirements can be found here. The access code (SWCS) must be used to access this application process. Check in November to apply.
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.
Students must have a 3.0 GPA, have a minimum ACT score of 25 or a minimum SAT score of 1600 and demonstrate leadership skills. Applicants must be planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Please apply here. This scholarship has a November deadline.
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.
The Central Illinois Chapter of the Links, Inc. offer a $1,000 scholarship to an African-American student planning on attending college. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and reside in the Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, Springfield, or Decatur areas. A typed application, high school transcript, and a typed essay must be submitted for consideration. Apply here.
Toyota offers renewable scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. Applicants must possess an outstanding academic record, be an effective leader, and have a well-documented record of service both within and outside the school setting, and have initiated or be actively involved in a service program addressing a school or community need. Apply here.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships awards renewable scholarships to students with financial need. Applicants can be those planning on full-time or part-time college attendance, and who have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less. Awards range from $750 to $1500 annually. Additionally, the organization targets 50% of all scholarships to students with a physical disability or of a recognized minority group. Information and application are available here. This scholarship has an October deadline.
is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. They consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities. Must have a cumulative high school GPA of a B (3.0) or higher. Apply here. The application deadline is October 4.
One $1,200 scholarship will be awarded. Applicants must attend a post-secondary institution in the state of Illinois (including junior colleges and trade schools) and working toward an occupation in an ag-related field. Preference is given to students from an agriculture background. Apply here. This scholarship has a February deadline.