LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS (for RCHS grads only) have arrived! All RCHS seniors were given a packet of local scholarships during their English class on 3/6/15. For a copy of this packet, please see the PDF file below. We encourage all college-bound seniors to apply for as many scholarships for which they qualify. Please note that many scholarships have different deadlines. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to earn money for college!

Local Scholarships 2015

Below are additional listings of some additional scholarship opportunities. Please check back to this site frequently as we will add more scholarships to this list as they become available.  Newest scholarships will always be posted at the top of the section below, directly below the “Discover Colleges” scholarship link.


Honors, Presidential, Chancellor, etc. scholarships offered by individual institutions are generally available to those who rank in the upper level of the graduating class, have accumulated a respectable GPA, and/or have earned a high  ACT score. Contact the institution to which you are applying or check the school’s website for specific information regarding such scholarships. to gain information on private colleges and register for a scholarship drawing for $2500.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C Law Firm- is pleased to announce their 3rd annual scholarship essay competition. The first prize is $2,500, the second prize is $1,500, third prize is $500 and 5 honorable mention prizes of $100 each will be awarded. Applicants must submit a 750-1500 word essay about distracted driving. For more information, and to apply, please visit: Deadline for submission: April 24, 2015.

Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists- has once again established one ($1,000) scholarship to a deserving high school senior. Talent, desire, area of college study and financial need will all be considered. To apply please complete the application below. The student will need to also enclose 6-10 photos of their art work which has been completed in the last 4 years; photos should include examples of various art media. Students will also need to submit one letter of recommendation in order for the application to be complete. Deadline for submission: April 14, 2015.

Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarship

Great Lakes National Scholarship- Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is pleased to announce a scholarship program to help students in an eligible STEM major—science, technology, engineering, or math. The scholarship program offers up to 750 awards of $2,500 to new and continuing students who qualify. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above, plan to study in a STEM career and demonstrate financial need. For more information, including a complete list of approved majors and to apply, please visit: Deadline for submission: April 6, 2015.

2015 Champion Physical Therapy- is pleased to once again announce their Jill Bane Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any high school senior who plans to pursue a career in either physical therapy or athletic training. Past winners have received a $1000 one-year award. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Letter of reference, academic transcript and short essay are required. For more information, and to apply, please see the information below. Champion Fitness Scholarship Deadline for submission: April 17, 2015.

The Community Services Council of Will County Inc. (CSC) is pleased to announce 2 $500 scholarships for Will County area high school graduates. Applicants must reside in Will County or attend school in Will County and plan to attend college or vocational school in Fall 2015. Students with volunteer or community service experience are encouraged to apply. Please see the application below for more information. Deadline for submission: Friday, March 13, 2015.

CSC Scholarship 2015

Sigma Nu Fraternity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an incoming freshman male planning to enter the University in Fall 2015. The details of the Sigma Nu Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship and online application form may be found at: Under the ‘Pursuit of Excellence” tab. Please note, there is no obligation to join the Sigma Nu Fraternity to be eligible for this scholarship.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign-  is offering a Balanced Man Scholarship. Scholarships are offered to incoming make students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics, and community service during their high school careers. Applicants should plan to attend UIUC as a full-time student in Fall 2015. For more information, and to apply, please visit: Deadline for submission: May 1, 2015. Please note, applying for this scholarship in no way obligates you to join Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Scholarship of the Day: for a different scholarship listing every day, be sure to check out , click on the social media icons and follow one or more of their social media accounts.

Career Scholarship Opportunity~ are you interested in pursuing a career in one of Will County’s most in demand careers? If so you may be eligible for a scholarship. For a list of careers as well as scholarship information, please review the information below.

MyCareer Scholarship

Independent Order of Odd Fellows~ offers scholarships for qualified, needy students. Three $1,500 scholarships and ten to fifteen $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. For more information, and to apply, please visit: Deadline for submission: March 1, 2015.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (FAA- College of Fine & Applied Arts) offers several scholarship opportunities for freshmen thru seniors. Freshmen thru Junior applicants can win scholarship money to attend an FAA summer institute, while senior recipients would win scholarship money to be applied towards study in the FAA at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, and to register and apply, please visit: Deadline for senior applicants: November 7th, 2014, deadline for all other grade levels: April 3, 2015.

Walmart Scholarships- Walmart offers scholarships for employees as well as for students who have a parent employed by the corporation. Please visit: for application and more details. Deadlines vary.

B. Davis Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship award. For application and more information, please visit: Deadline for submission: May 26th, 2015. to gain information on the various scholarships offered through the American Legion.

Below are some listings from, most involve writing a simple essay.  Please see the full website for a complete list of postings.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship- $500 award. Requires minimum GPA of 2.5 or above, short essay. To apply, please visit: Deadline for submission: March 30, 2015.

10 Words or Less Scholarship- $500 award. Applicants must submit an answer to the question posted on the Facebook Page. Deadline for submission: June 15, 2015.

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship- $500 award. Short essay required. To apply, please visit: Deadline for submission: April 1, 2015.

Caretenders Scholarship- $500 award. Short essay required. To apply, please visit: Deadline for submission: May 31. 2015.

Joliet Junior College offers over 400 scholarships for both full and part time students. Scholarships may be re-posted so check website frequently. Applications and information are available at: Applications will be available after December 1, 2014. Priority deadline for submission: April 1, 2015.

Kankakee Community College offers many scholarships for both full and part-time students. Applications and information is available at: Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be available after November 1, 2014. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2015. Also, please check out the flyer below.




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