Below are listings of some 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.
www.DiscoverColleges.com– to gain information on private colleges and register for a scholarship drawing for $2500.
Edvisors Scholarship: a $10,000 scholarship. Applicants mjst be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2016 at the latest and enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length. For more information and to apply go to http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_edvisors_10000_college_scholarship_8944.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201508&utm_content=59742e0b111f5fbb674fa0a4000755c2. Application deadline is August 31, 2015.
ShipDig Scholarship: a $1,000 scholarship available to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist’s enrollment. Application deadline is September 15th, 2015.
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OMG Scholarship: a $500 scholarship available to students between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th, 2015 that have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Application deadline is September 30th, 2015. Applications can be found by going to:
Wendy’s High School Heisman: If you have a GPA of at least a 3.0, participate in a high school sport and are a leader in your school and community than you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline is October 2nd, 2015. Apply online at https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/
Bruce Fishkin Scholarship: This scholarship will be in the amount of a “full ride”, for 8 semesters. Applicants must be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2015 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT composite score of 22. Scholarship deadline is October 15th, 2015. Apply online at: https://brucefishkinscholarshipfund.com/
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship: is an achievement-based scholarship for high school seniors with a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply online http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/ Application deadline is October 31st, 2015.
Horatio Alger Association: This organization offers a few types of scholarships at the National and State level. Those applying for a scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, demonstrate critical financial need and be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. The application deadline is October 25th, 2015. Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org
National Young Arts Foundation: Every year, YoungArts selects approximately 800 young artists in ten different disciplines from thousands of submitted applications. Those winners participate in National YoungArts Week and/or Regional Programs in Miami, New York or Los Angeles, where—for one intense week—they take Master classes with world-renowned artists, perform and exhibit in the most prestigious venues in the country, win cash awards of up to $10,000, get access to scholarships and become eligible for nomination as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Application deadline is October 16th, 2015. Find out more and apply online at http://www.youngarts.org/
Prudential Spirit of Community Award: Applicants must be in grades 5-12 as of November 3rd, 2015 and participated in a volunteer activity within the last year. Learn more at http://spirit.prudential.com/media/managed/SOC-How-To-Apply.pdf Application deadline is November 3rd, 2015.
Golden Apple Scholars: is a program that recognizes high school seniors that have the desire to be teachers in high-need schools. Applicants must have a minimum of a 22 ACT composite score with a 19 in English/Writing and a 2.5 GPA. Learn more and apply online at http://www.goldenapple.org/high-school-students Application deadline is January 8th, 2016.
Amazon Student Scholarship: Available for students intending to be full-time undergraduate students in fall 2016. Fifty students will receive a $5,000 scholarship and $500 to spend on textbooks. Apply online at http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=9944643011 Scholarship deadline is November 20th, 2015.
John Kennedy Essay Competition: For this scholarship you will need to write an essay on a specific topic between 700 and 1000 words. For more information on the contest and details on how to apply visit: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx. Applications are accepted between September 1st, 2015 and January 1st, 2016.
Elks National Foundation: awards 500 four-year scholarships to high school seniors throughout the country. For more information on the scholarship check out http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm Application deadline December 4th, 2015.
Burger King Scholars: offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be passionate about serving the community. To apply go to http://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/application-information/
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program: To be eligible for this program students must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities. The deadline for applications is January 13, 2016. Apply online at https://www.gmsp.org/publicweb/AboutUs.aspx
Scholarship of the Day: for a different scholarship listing every day, be sure to check out http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/ , 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.
Walmart Scholarships- Walmart offers scholarships for employees as well as for students who have a parent employed by the corporation. Please visit: http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/associate-scholarships for application and more details. Deadlines vary.
http://www.legion.org/scholarships– to gain information on the various scholarships offered through the American Legion.
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: http://www.jjc.edu/info/scholarships. 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: www.kcc.edu/scholarships 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.