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.
Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. Innovation Scholarship: Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. is sponsoring an essay contest with $3,500 in prizes to help young people further their educations.To enter, students should write a 600+ word essay on the following topic: How has technology altered the driving experience in the 21st century? Describe the ways the technological innovations have impacted highway and vehicle safety. For more information go to http://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/. Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2015.
ABRI Credit Union Scholarships: $1000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior. To be eligible student must be an Abri Credit Union member or the child of an Abri Credit Union member with a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0 or higher. Scholarship forms and more information are available at https://www.idmyway.com/scholarship/scholarship.php. Deadline for submission: January 29, 2016.
Celebrating High School Innovators~ $500 scholarship. Are you an ordinary kid who has done extraordinary things? If you have taken great ideas and made them a reality, if you have done something that’s innovative and creative, you might be chosen as one of the most innovative high school students in Illinois. Categories include: art & literature, business entrepreneurship, health & nutrition, social entrepreneurship, and STEM. For more information about this scholarship program, please visit: http://innovative100.engineering.illinois.edu or see Ms. Barber in Guidance. Deadline for submission: November 30th, 2015.
From the website scholarshipguidance.com:
- Create Real Impact Scholarship – $1,500 – 10 Awards (Deadline: November 5, 2015) Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). Apply here.
- SP Scholarship – $10,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: September 30, 2016. Student Eligibility: A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Apply here
- Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships – $5,000 – 20 Award (Deadline: December 5, 2015) Student Eligibility: Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to all college and high school students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2015. Apply here.
- 10 Words or Less Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: January 29, 2016) Student Eligibility: A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016. B) In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship. Apply here.
- Zeiger Firm Scholarship – $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: February 2, 2016) Student Eligibility: In order to participate, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2016 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the question on the website. Apply here.
- IAPMO Scholarship – $1,000 – 3 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2016) Student Eligibility: Must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program. Apply here.
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking 2016 Annual Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to top high-school seniors statewide.. Winners could win up to $4,000 for college. Students must write a short essay on the following theme: The Importance of Community Banking. Entried must be received by February 3, 2016. Find out more about this scholarship here: CBAI Foundation Scholarship
Sons of the American Revolution, Knight Essay Scholarship: The Annual Knight Essay Scholarship Contest is designed to give freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history. Students must submit an essay of between 800-1200 words, dealing with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, The Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Students should submit their essays in a Word Document via email no later than December 21, 2015. For more information go here: http://www.sar.org/Youth/Knight_Essay
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 F. 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, 2015. Priority deadline for submission: April 1, 2016.
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 2016-17 school year will be available after November 1, 2015. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2016. Also, please check out the flyer below.