Scholarships

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READ THE DIRECTIONS

I cannot memorize each scholarship’s guidelines or complete items for you.

PAY ATTENTION TO DUE DATES/POST MARKED DATES

If it is late your application will not count.

PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE THE SCHOLARSHIP NEEDS TO BE SENT

Some go to me and some are to be sent to an address on the instruction sheet. Some can be completed online.

BE RESPECTFUL OF MY TIME

If a scholarship says it is due on the 30th, do not wait until the 29th to ask me to complete a transcript request or school information section and expect your application to be complete and on time.

CHECK THE LIST OFTEN

Scholarships are being sent to me all the time to update. Some never send an updated copy. if I have a new copy of a scholarship, I will upload it. If not, use the old one.

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List of Regional Scholarship

Regional Scholarship Directory. Download to see list!

Scholarship Amount
Varies
Application Due Date
01/01

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Trades and Plumbing Scholarships

CLEAN Restoration in Quincy, IL is a family-owned and operated restoration company, serving the west central IL and northeast MO areas. We are excited to share that we are currently offering two scholarship opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the trades or plumbing industry.

Who is Eligible?

  • Be a high school senior or already pursuing technical training or certification programs
  • Interested in hands-on work
  • Attend a high school or live in West Central Illinois or North East Missouri

How to Apply?

  • Complete scholarship application
  • Provide one letter of recommendation
 
Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
01/01

Pike County Quail Unlimited Management Association Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a senior at any Pike County High School. Eligible students may be entering a two-year or four-year program after graduation with an emphasis on agriculture or conservation. This scholarship will be awarded annually and payable to said recipient for educational purposes.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
02/10

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Great Rivers Bank and Liberty Bank Essay Contest for Community Banking Association of Illinois

This scholarship requires an essay where students talk about the importance of small-town community banks.  Students can decide which bank to submit their essay to, Great Rivers Bank or Liberty Bank.  Essay due dates vary between banks. Please check with the Guidance office for essay due dates and copies of application.

Scholarship Amount
$250-$1000
Application Due Date
02/15 or 2/23

Ellis Foundation Scholarship

All of The Ellis Foundation Scholarships are for $8000. The scholarship pays $1000 per semester for 8 consecutive semesters. The scholarship is paid directly to the college and can be applied for books, tuition, and on-campus housing.

Please have students fill out the application carefully and complete the essay portion in detail. It is important for the student to clearly state why they need/want this scholarship. Make sure students also include school and community involvement. We check all applications carefully and consider the student’s academic success, school and community involvement, as well as, the financial need of each student. We give special consideration to situations such as a single-parent family, a family where parents are out of work, a student living independently etc.

Students need to meet the following criteria to qualify for The Ellis Foundation Traditional Scholarship: Degree Choice: Any, Minimum GPA: 3.0, Minimum ACT: 20

The details to apply, including the username and password, are below.

Monday, February 19th 2024.

Steps to Apply:

  • Visit our website: www.theellisfoundation.org
  • Enter the username: TEF
  • Enter the password: Ellis2024
  • Complete the application and submit
Scholarship Amount
$1000 per semester
Application Due Date
02/19

Marvin J Likes and Thomas Leo Likes Math Scholarship

For a Western High School student, who has an ACT score of 27 or better, intends to study math, math education, engineering, surveying, or engineering and surveying at an accredited college or university.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
02/28

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The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
03/01

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IEA/NEA Scholarship

For students whose teachers are parents (does not have to be in our district). Then check to see if they are members of IEA or NEA. The students must be an undergraduate education major or a high school senior who is planning to enroll in education.

You can send the application electronically to dina.ealy@ieanea.org

For questions- call 217-322-2101

Scholarship Amount
$500-$1200
Application Due Date
03/01

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National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship

High school senior who will enroll full time at an accredited institution in IL, MO, CO, IN, KS, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, SD, WI, WY.

Questions: 1-618-622-2212

Application can be found at http://www.ndtascottstlouis.org

Scholarship Amount
4 scholarships of $2000-$2500
Application Due Date
03/01

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Odd Fellows Scholarship

Open for all seniors.

Questions: Call 1-217-735-2561

Apply by following this link www.ioof-il.org Go to programs and then “Educational Foundation” to find the scholarship applications.

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
03/01

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IL AMVETS Service Foundation

Five different scholarships:

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial: be a senior and a child or grandchild of a veteran, either honorably discharged or currently serving.

  • Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary War child Scholarships: be a senior, a child of a deceased father or mother who was a veteran, either honorably discharged.
  • Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarships: be a senior and participate in the Junior ROTC program.
  • Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship: be a senior and have taken the ACT or SAT.
  • Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships: be a senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved scholarship program

Application available online at www.ilamvets.org

Scholarship Amount
$500-$1000
Application Due Date
03/01

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Great River Corvette Club Scholarship

Awarded to a high school senior who is in good standing at their high school and has a good grade point average and attendance record that indicates preparation for success in post secondary training program in an automotive related career.

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
03/01

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Children of Vets Tuition Waiver

The Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver is a four-year in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois. The recipient may use his/her Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver at any of the University of Illinois campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Health Sciences Center, Springfield).

The application can be found online. Please refer to our website www.osfa.illinois.edu.

Candidates must submit the completed application with photocopies of both the veteran parent’s service papers (DD Form 214) and the student’s ACT scores to our office.

Scholarship Amount
Up to six tuition waivers are awarded per county – one for each of the following wars/conflicts: World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specific information regarding the required service dates and medal eligibility is provided on the application itself.
Application Due Date
03/01

Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship

For students who have shown a history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership roles or a commitment to civic responsibility, social consciousness and a willingness to serve the community service.

Application available at www.toi.org after JAN 1st

Scholarship Amount
6 $2000 scholarships
Application Due Date
03/01

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Illinois Masonic Lodge Scholarships

Lots of scholarships for nursing, health care, and other vocations/trades. Deadlines vary from March 1st- April 1st.

Applications must be done online at https://imcap.org/scholarships

Scholarship Amount
Varies
Application Due Date
03/01

Marine Corp Scholarship

For the son or daughter of an active duty or reserve marine, US Marine who was honorably discharged, medical discharge, or killed while serving, an active duty US Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served, or a US Navy Corpsman who has been honorably discharged, medically discharged or killed while serving. Also applicant’s family must have gross income of less than 77,000 dollars. A GPA of 2.0 is needed as well.

Questions: 1-800-292-7777

Application and Instructions can be found at www.mcsf.org after Dec. 1st

Scholarship Amount
One year scholarships of $1000-$10,0000.
Application Due Date
03/03

Illinois ELKS Scholarship

For students who are planning on entering the physical therapy or occupational therapy fields.

Questions: 1-800-272-0074. Applications are not printed anymore and can be found at http://www.illinoiselksccc.org/forms.html

Scholarship Amount
$1000-$2,500
Application Due Date
03/13

Pike County and Illinois Home & Community Education Scholarship

Pike HCE applicants must be related to a current three year HCE member (your Mom or Grandma) OR a four-year member of 4-H. Illinois HCE applicants must be related to a current HCE member (your Mom, grandma, sister, or aunt). THE ATTACHED APPLICATION IS USED FOR BOTH SCHOLARSHIPS. Also, the applicant must be accepted or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a college or technical school, must be in good scholastic standing with at least a “C” average, and parents of applicants must live in Pike County.

The application can be found at http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/pike

Scholarship Amount
Two $250 dollars for Pike County HCE and four $500 Illinois HCE to be awarded once.
Application Due Date
03/15

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Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2023-2024 academic year. 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 are to be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois.

Student must be enrolled as a full-time college student during the 2023-2024 school year (excluding the summer session).

Please visit https://www.ilsheriff.org/youth-2/ for the application.

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
03/15

Compeer Financial Scholarship

For any graduating senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must be pursuing an ag major or an ag-related field, or have an ag or rural background. Special consideration is given to students of parents who do business with Compeer Financial.

Scholarship Amount
$1500
Application Due Date
03/15

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American Legion Dept of Illinois Scholarship

Applicant must have a relative who is an American Legion member, anywhere in Illinois.

Scholarship Amount
Unkown
Application Due Date
03/16

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Barber Family Foundation Scholarship

The Charles and Frances Barber Scholarship is awarded annually to 5-7 Pike County students, one of which is reserved for a Pittsfield High School graduating senior. This scholarship is in memory of Charles and Frances Barber. Charles was a lifetime resident of Pike County and a graduate of Pittsfield High School. Frances was a long-time resident and taught in the Pittsfield school system. To apply for this scholarship, complete the academic scholarship application.

There are no paper copies. Online applications only at the website www.barberfamilyfoundation.org

 

Scholarship Amount
$2500
Application Due Date
03/19

Louella Mae Dixon Scholarship

For a graduating senior at any Pike County School. Any field of study can be pursued.

Scholarship Amount
Unkown
Application Due Date
03/21

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DOT Foods Scholarship Program

Minimum ACT score of a 21, minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants are expected to work at Dot foods three out of their four summers while in college.

Questions: 217-773-4486

Scholarship Amount
Student will receive $2000 for year semester to go toward their tuition.
Application Due Date
03/21

Farmers State Bank Achievement County Scholarship

For all senior students. Any field can be pursued.

Questions: Contact Farmers State Bank.

The trust department applications are also available online at www.farmersstate.com  Located under Trust.

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
03/21

Earle Seaborn Scholarship

Awarded each year to a graduating senior of any Pike County, IL school. Any field of study can be pursued.

Questions: Farmers State Bank Trust Dept. 1-217-285-6228

The trust department applications are also available online at www.farmersstate.com  Located under Trust.

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
03/21

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Hack-Miller Pike County Scholarship

The Hack-Miller Pike County Educational Trust Scholarship was established under the William Hack and Elizabeth Miller Family Educational Trust and is available to a Pike County, Illinois, graduating senior.  Applicants can pursue any field of study. The recipient will be selected by the Hack-Miller Pike County Educational Trust Advisory Committee based on community service,
leadership, character, academic achievement, job experience, and financial need.

The trust department applications are also available online at www.farmersstate.com  Located under Trust.

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
03/21

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Prairieland FS Scholarship

Prairieland FS offers a $1000 scholarship to full-time area students pursuing a career in
agriculture.

Criteria:

Be active in local agriculture groups or vocational classes, including membership in an FFA Chapter or 4-H Club.
Be a high school senior or already in college, must have maintained a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Scholarship recipients can only receive a Prairieland FS scholarship once.
Scholarship recipients’ permanent address must be in the Prairieland FS trade territory

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
03/22

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Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships available are two Scott County scholarships, a Pike County Scholarship, the Wayne Riley Memorial Scholarship, and the Rod Webel Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing an education at a technical school or institute, trade school, community college, college, or university of their choice. An agriculture-related major is required for all scholarships.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
• Applicant must be a member, or the dependent of a member, of the Pike-Scott Farm Bureau;
• Students must mark the scholarship(s) for which they are applying (certain restrictions apply);
• Scholarship as evidenced by applicant’s ACT/SAT score and a minimum 3.00 GPA (4-point scale);
• Leadership, school, and community activities;
• Completion of a short essay; and
• Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers or administrators.

Return completed application items by March 27 to: foundation@tworiversfarmbureau.org

Drop them off at the Pike-Scott Farm Bureau office or mail them to:
Jenna Morrow, Executive Director
Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation
PO Box 6, 1301 East Washington St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363-0006

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
03/27

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IL Association of Housing Authorities Central Coucil- Ed Assistance Grant

The Central Illinois Council of the Illinois Association of Housing Authorities has elected to implement an Educational Assistance Grant Program. The program will be administered by the Central Council. The money may be used for tuition, books, approved activity fees, necessities, or work programs and other items at the discretion of the sponsoring council.

Scholarship Amount
Once all money is procured, committee will make recommendation for scholarship amounts
Application Due Date
03/28

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Pike Soccer Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds to a deserving Western School District high school graduating senior interested in or intending to pursue a post-high school course of study at either college/university or another post-secondary educational institution.

Award Components: A $500 scholarship awarded to the student selected by Pike Soccer
Criteria:
Applicant must be a Western School District resident.
2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.
3. Applicant must have participated in Pike Soccer

Application Process:
Applicant must submit the following items:
1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)
2. Essay 500 words or less about how a volunteer has benefited your life or how being a
volunteer has made an impact on your life must be provided.

The deadline for the receipt of the application is March 29th, 2024
Please mail to:
“Pike Soccer” Scholarship Program
Pike Soccer
1102 E. Washington St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363
OR
Western High School Guidance Counselor Office

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
03/29

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1st Mid-American Credit Union

Applicant must be a member of the 1st Mid America and the account must be in good standing. Applicant must be a high school graduating senior, and 1 st Mid America employees, directors, and families are not eligible.

Application can be found under forms on the Guidance web page and at www.1stMidAmerica.org.

Questions: 1-618-258-3168 ext 1457

Scholarship Amount
3 scholarships of $1000
Application Due Date
03/30

US Bank Scholarship Program

For seniors who are attending a US Bank Student Loan eligible four-year college or university are encouraged to apply. Winners are selected at random. See a list if your school is eligible at www.usbank.com/scholarship

Scholarship Amount
40 $1000 scholarships
Application Due Date
03/30

Frances Snyder Memorial Scholarship

Must be a Pike County resident. There are strict financial guidelines.

HOW MUCH: $1250

Applications are not available, see download for more information. To apply for this scholarship you must go to a Two Rivers outreach office and must meet income guidelines. The Pike County office is located at 120 South Madison Pittsfield, IL 62363.  Stephanie Dehart. 1-217-285-5424.

Scholarship Amount
$1250
Application Due Date
03/31

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Alan Seiler Fitness Scholarship

For a high school senior with proof of acceptance into an accredited health profession of study including physical therapy, physical education, fitness administration, or others deemed as deemed appropriate, must plan on being enrolled as a full time student and maintain a cumulative B average throughout the term of the scholarship. This is to be mailed to the address on the scholarship by APRIL 1st.

Please visit: https://www.hwfpc.org/scholarships/high-school-senior-scholarships/

Scholarship Amount
$300
Application Due Date
04/01

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Chapter CD PEO Scholarship

This scholarship is not solely on scholastic achievement but takes into account your overall desire to further your personal growth and education. For any Senior girl.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
04/01

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George and Hazel Barber Scholarship

High school student who lives in Pike County, IL, must be in good moral standing, must have an academic record sufficient to indicate probably success in a college program, and must show the reasonable need for financial aid to complete a college program.

Scholarship Amount
Depends on the interest accrued on CD.
Application Due Date
04/01

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John S. Teuscher Health Occupations Scholarship

For a high school senior with proof of acceptance into an accredited health profession of study including nursing, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, mental health, health education, health administration, or others as deemed appropriate, possess leadership ability and demonstrate a serious commitment to community service. This is to be mailed to the address on the scholarship by APRIL 1 st.

https://www.hwfpc.org/scholarships/high-school-senior-scholarships/

Scholarship Amount
2 $1000 Scholarships
Application Due Date
04/01

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Pike County Crime Stoppers

For a high school graduate who intends to pursue a career in Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice.

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
04/01

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Lippincott Family Scholarship

Awarded to a Western senior who is interested in the field of nursing, medicine, or the ministry. Need to have a 3.0, acceptance into a college, and an essay discussing goals.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
04/01

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Floyd Gilbert and Emma Phillips Scholarship

Criterion for selection are GPA, class rank, GPA, monetary need, essay, good character, and citizenship.

Scholarship Amount
$250-$500
Application Due Date
04/05

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North River Old Iron Club Scholarship

Recipient will be chosen by financial need, academic performance and potential, interest or history in agriculture, and character and citizenship.

Scholarship Amount
$250
Application Due Date
04/07

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Pike County Historical Society Scholarship

The Pike County Historical Society offers a $500 scholarship to a Pike County senior or graduate of a Pike County High School pursuing higher education or training. The registration form and rules are on our website: https://pikecountyilhistoricalsociety.org/

Any questions can be submitted to our email at pikecountyilhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Scholarship Amount
$500.00
Application Due Date
04/12

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CL Tiling Scholarship

It is our intention based on qualified applicants to award (7) scholarships to graduating seniors in Adams, Brown, Ford, Fulton, Hancock, Pike, and Schuyler counties – One per county.

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

  • Be a high school graduate or graduating in 2022.
  • Be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at a post-secondary school.
  • Exhibit potential for successful completion of a course of study and be a full-time student.
  • Be a resident of Illinois.

The criteria for awarding the scholarship are as follows:

  • Scholarship
  • Academic performance and honors
  • Rank in Class
  • ACT Score
  • Demonstrated interest in agriculture or related field.
  • Financial need.
  • Character and Personality
  • Maturity
  • Industriousness and motivation
  • Intellectual interest
  • Moral character
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Creativity
Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
04/14

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Illini Community Hospital Scholarship

For any senior student who will continue their education in the health care field.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
04/14

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American Legions of Illinois Scholarships

Applicant must be a member in an Illinois scout troop, be a senior in high school, and epitomize the best in scouting spirit as evidenced by awards, and hold an Eagle Scout award.

Scholarship Amount
$700 or $200
Application Due Date
04/15

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Eagle Scout Scholarship

An active, registered member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing Crew. Need to have received the Eagle Scout award, be an active member of his religious institution and have received the emblem, have demonstrated citizenship in church, school, scouting, and community.

Questions: 1-309-663-0361

Scholarship Amount
$2500-$10,000
Application Due Date
04/15

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JL Wade Foundation Scholarship

Intended for students who live and attend school in Pike County, IL. Applicants are required to be accepted for full-time enrollment in an accredited college. An autobiography is required.

 

Please see attached.

Scholarship Amount
$5000
Application Due Date
04/15/2024

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George and Thelma Woods Scholarship

For a needy Pike County high school graduate to help with financial incentive to attend an accredited college in the United States.

Scholarship Amount
Depends on interest acrued on CD. Scholarship is awarded to recipient for four successive years.
Application Due Date
04/20

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Laurence and Ruth Hubbard Scholarship

For a needy Pike County high school graduate to help with financial incentive to attend an accredited college in the United States.

Scholarship Amount
Scholarship is awarded to recipient for four successive years
Application Due Date
04/20

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Kenneth Cooley Memorial Scholarship

For high school seniors who are enrolled in an approved program at a trade or technical school.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
04/25

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LaVern and Nola McEntire Line worker’s Scholarship

Applicant must be a relative of an employee or director of an AIEC member electric cooperative or a son or daughter of an AIEC electric cooperative member/consumer (who resides in IL and is currently receiving service from the cooperative at the time of the application.)

Scholarship Amount
$1250
Application Due Date
04/30

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We Grow Dreams Scholarship Whitetail Properties

“As a land company, it’s important to us to help educate the next generation of farmers, realtors,
and land managers. We are also proud to be headquartered in Pittsfield and we want to invest in our

local area whenever possible.” – Dan Perez, Principal Partner

The scholarship will be a one-time award of $1,000.00 and will be disbursed before the start of the 2nd semester once proof of 1st semester GPA from college and the 2nd-semester class schedule has been provided to the scholarship committee. This scholarship is to be used towards one or a combination of the following: Room & Board/Supplies/Tuition. The applicant’s GPA must be 3.0 or higher to apply.

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
04/30

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BK Electric Skilled Trade Scholarship

The BK Electric Two Rivers Plumbing Skilled Trade Scholarship is intended for graduating high
school students of Pike County, Illinois who will attend a technical or trade school focusing on
electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, heating or cooling. Additionally, this scholarship is intended to
assist in filling the gap of skilled tradespeople in the Pike County, Illinois community.

Requirements

  • 2023 graduate of a Pike County high school
  • Intention and admission to enter a skilled trade program (electrical, plumbing, refrigeration,
    heating or cooling)
  • Award funds will be distributed upon documentation of acceptance/enrollment into one
    of the above-skilled trade programs

 

Scholarship Amount
$2000
Application Due Date
05/01

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Hull Lions Club Scholarship

A Senior who demonstrates good citizenship and leadership, patriotism, and writes a 75 word essay on “What the American Flag Mean to Me.”

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
05/01

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Western Foundation Book and Fees Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Western senior who has volunteered their time to community service during their high school career.

Scholarship Amount
The scholarship recipient will receive a check for $500 upon presenting proof of registration of the college of their choice to the Western Guidance Office.
Application Due Date
05/01

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Barry High School Alumni Association Scholarship

Selection is made primarily on financial need and academic promise.

Scholarship Amount
Varies
Application Due Date
05/01

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Western Education Association Scholarship

Student does not have to have the intention of entering the field of education, but will receive extra points for pursuing an education degree.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
05/01

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Illinois Association of HCE Scholarship

The applicant must be a member in good standing or an immediate family member, child, or grandchild of such member of a county HCE-HEA for a minimum of three years. Applicant must attend a two or four year university or college working toward an under graduate degree. The applicant must submit a new application each year. Eligibility is limited to four years. Student must be considered a full time student and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average (transcript required). A photo must be attached to the scholarship application. Applicant should be declared a major in the home economics curriculum.

Scholarship Amount
Two $500 scholarships will be awarded
Application Due Date
05/01

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LEWMAR- Funded by Lewis Hybrids Scholarship

Students must have a 2.5 GPA or better and must attend an accredited institution.

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
05/01

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POST 222 American Legion Scholarship

For a child or grandchild or great grandchild of a veteran who served In the Armed forces. Applicant must have a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent in the Barry Post 222 American Legion in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
05/01

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Richard Dunker Memorial Scholarship

Student must be continuing their education through John Wood Community College, but due to consideration, may not be able to do so without help. Selection will NOT be selected by class rank or GPA.

Scholarship Amount
Varies
Application Due Date
05/10

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Western Illinois Tractor Club

WHO: Available to Senior students residing within the counties of Brown, Cass, Greene, McDonough, Menard, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, and Scott Counties.  Students must attend a technical school, junior college or university in the fall of 2023 to be eligible.

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
05/10

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ABWA Scholarship- Quincy Charter Chapter

The Quincy Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is sponsoring a
$2000 impact scholarship for the 2024/2025 academic year funded through the Stephen Bufton
Memorial Educational Fund. Below are the eligibility requirements, guidelines, and procedures
to complete the application process.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements
• A female U.S. citizen.
• Has achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
• Has at least accumulated 12 hours of college credit.
• Plans to attend one of the four colleges or universities listed below for the 2024/2025
academic year:
o John Wood Community College, Quincy IL
o Culver Stockton College, Canton MO
o Hannibal LaGrange University, Hannibal MO
o Quincy University, Quincy IL
• Will be at least a freshman or sophomore in August 2024

Scholarship Amount
$2000
Application Due Date
05/15

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Western American Red Cross “Young Minds Change Lives” Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Western senior who has volunteered their time or donated blood to one of three blood drives held during the 2015-2016 school year.

Scholarship Amount
$250
Application Due Date
05/15

Virginia Redman Scholarship

For students who regularly attend Catholic Mass and have lived in St. Mary’s Parish for at least one year. Applicants are required to be accepted for full time enrollment in an accredited college.

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
06/01

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Timberline Billing Service Scholarship

For a senior who has an IEP during high school. The applicant must be attending a school that uses Timberline Billings Service. (Western uses Timberline Billing Service.) Applicant must be graduating in May and planning to attend a community college, trade school, or a 4-year institution.

Scholarship Amount
2000
Application Due Date
1/16/24

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The Hagan Scholarship

Must have a 23 ACT or higher and work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of college. Must be willing to complete a FAFSA in 2015 using the 2014 tax information and the estimated family contribution (EFC) be less than $7,500. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
11/15

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IEC Memorial Scholarship – Thomas Moore

Eight scholarships. Four will be given to the child of an electric cooperative member. The fifth would go to a child of an electric cooperative employee. The six and seventh scholarship are reserved for students who enroll full time at a two year community college in IL and are the sons or daughters of an employee, members or directors. Illinois Rural Electric will match the Illinois Electric Cooperative Memorial Scholarship won by the child of one of its members. The 8th scholarship is reserved for relatives of co-op employees or directors as are individuals who are serving or have served in the armed forces or National Guard. The scholarship will help pay for the student to attend the line workers school conducted by the AIEC and Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.

Scholarship Amount
$1250
Application Due Date
12/31/24

IL PTA Scholarship

For a student who plans to enroll in an education related degree program. Students must be in the top 33% of their class, a senior, and enrolling in a college or university in one of the following programs (Library Science, instructional media specialists, school nurses, school psychologists or social workers, etc.

— Application and Instruction sheet can be downloaded at www.illinoispta.org

Scholarship Amount
$1500-$2000
Application Due Date
2/14

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation

Future Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers or High School Chemistry teachers. This scholarship is awarded teacher year to top high school science students. More information can be found at www.cicil.net or by contacting ICEF at 847-544-5995.

Scholarship Amount
$2000
Application Due Date
2/21

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Dorothy J Motley Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothy J Motley Memorial Scholarship is offered to help support quality students who have not been able to secure other substantial financial aid for their academic achievement.

This scholarship is intended to recognize the typical Western senior student: the student who does a good job while not receiving the highest scores or best grades. This student must display good citizenship, be of good character, and must display a financial need.

Each year an estimated average amount of the scholarships is expected to be $350.00

The criteria that are to be considered for the scholarship are listed below:

  1. ACT or SAT score
  2. Class Rank
  3. Monetary need
  4. Grade point average
  5. Course difficulty factor
  6. Be of good character
  7. Display good citizenship
Scholarship Amount
$350
Application Due Date
2/28

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John Wood Foundation Scholarships

For any student who is going to attend JWCC. Please see me for a complete list of foundation scholarships that are available to JWCC students. Applications are available from Mrs. Rennecker or at https://www.jwcc.edu/financial-aid/jwcc-scholarships/

Scholarship Amount
Varies
Application Due Date
3/1

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Kathryn Hansen Scholarship- University of Illinois

Each year Illinois Administrative Professionals (IAP), at the University of Illinois, offer the Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship to students planning to pursue higher education in a business-related field. Kathryn G. Hansen was one of the founding members of the State Universities Civil Service System and IAP and, in her honor, IAP created this scholarship. 

For the 2024-2025 academic year, one scholarship of $500 will be awarded. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees, books, or other related educational expenses. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:   

·             Enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the 2023-2024 academic year in Illinois, progressing normally toward graduation. 

·             Plans to enroll in college/university no later than the fall following high school graduation. 

·             Strong commitment to pursuing higher education in a business-related field within the State of Illinois (with preference given to those attending the University of Illinois). 

·             Involvement in co-curricular and community activities. 

·             Academic achievement. 

·             Resident of Illinois. 

·             Citizen or permanent resident of the United States. 

The application form is available online at https://publish.illinois.edu/illinois-admin-professionals/secretariat- scholarship/about-the-scholarship/  

Applications must include the following: 

1.          Application form and a brief essay (approximately 500 words) explaining future educational and career plans. 

2.          Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives. 

3.          High school transcript to include grade-point scale, average GPA, ACT and/or SAT score, and class rank. Note: An unofficial transcript is acceptable.  

Application materials should be sent via e-mail to hagans@illinois.edu.  All application submissions must be complete and received by 5 pm, Monday, March 10, 2024

Please contact me at hagans@illinois.edu if you have any questions.

Scholarship Amount
$500
Application Due Date
3/10

Baxter Memorial Scholarship

The Western Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers is accepting applications for the 2024 Baxter and Steinkamp Memorial Scholarship.

For any seniors who are planning on majoring in engineering or a technical discipline. Will award 2-4 scholarships up to $1000 each.

The Illinois Engineering Initiative also has scholarships available at:

https://ilengineeringinitiative.org/scholarships/

Scholarship Amount
$1000
Application Due Date
4/15

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Beard Scholarship and Work Study Overview

For high school students who are looking to gain valuable insight from working one on one with experienced technicians. This program allows students the opportunity to develop skills for use in the agriculture field. Students will be able to see all aspects of Beard Implement Company and learn valuable skills in communication, business, and working in group settings. We strive to create a welcoming and safe environment and develop a relationship of trust.

BENEFITS: 

  • Full and partial tuition assistance
  • Up to and over $7000 in tools
  • Uniforms
  • Paid apprenticeship
  • Hands-on training with experienced techs
  • Modern facilities
  • Full-time employment upon graduation

Please visit www.beardimplement.com/scholarships

Scholarship Amount
Unknown
Application Due Date
Unknown