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  • 2018 SCHOLARSHIP HANDBOOK -- 2,400 Programs Offering Private, Federal, and State Money
  • THE INSIDERS GUIDE TO A FREE RIDE -- Learn how you too can win $500,000 of scholarships for college!


Illinois Agriculture Education Scholarships 2/14/2020

Insuring Rural Communities (IRC) Sustainable Scholarship 3/3/2020

This scholarship was created to support students from rural counties in Missouri and Illnois.  Fulton County is eligible!!

Students of all ages who have graduated high school or have a GED are eligible to apply for annual, renewable scholarships of us to $5,000 to pursue information technology, healthcare, or risk managment degrees or certificates.  Applications will be evaluated based on financial need, academic potential, strength of character, and commitment to rural community. 

Applications close May 15.

Questions may be directed to the office at 314-725-7990 or email

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Miscellaneous Scholarships DUE in April 3/3/2020

HE Parts Express Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award - DEADLINE:  April 1st, 2020

Women in Technology Scholarship - $2,500 - 10 Awards - DEADLINE:  April 1st, 2020

Be enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four-year college or university with the United States

Be planning a career in computer science, information technolgoy, management information systems, or another closely related field

National Dairy Shrine Scholarships - $3,000 - 42 Awards - DEADLINE:  April 15th, 2020

All National Dairy Shrine Scholarships and student awards are only for US students attending schools, colleges, or universities in the US and majoring in dairy industry or other agricultural related fields

Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award - DEADLINE:  April 15, 2020

Be a high school senior with a GPA of at least 3.0 and have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Porch Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarship - $2,000 - 1 Award - DEADLINE April 16, 2020

Be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology.

Have a minimum 3.4 GPA

Review It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award - DEADLINE:  April 30, 2020

Be attending college or university no later than September 2020

Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and plan on attending a school in the US

Miscellaneous Scholarships DUE in June 3/3/2020

Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarships - $5,000 - 16 Awards - DEADLINE:  June 1,2020

OTHER Scholarships 2/1/2020

Check out "OTHER" scholarships.  You will see some repeated (mostly LOCAL), but there are many other NATIONAL scholarships!

Regional Office of Education #26 Scholarships--Various Deadlines 2/1/2020

Scholarships offered through the ROE #26

1st Farm Credit Scholarships 1/28/2020


Applications must be typed.  This scholarship will assist deserving high school seniors to further their education in an agriculture or rural life-related field of study.

Provides 24, individual $1,500 scholarships to students within the 42-county services territory of 1st Farm Credit Services.  The scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an agriculture or agriculture-related curriculum at a university, college or community college and either reside or attend high school within 1st Farm Credit Services' service territory. 

SELECTION CRITERIA:  Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, community and agricultural youth organization involvement and essays.  Apllicants will be judged by a panel of independent agribusiness, educaiton, youth and farm organization leaders. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Qualifying students may fill out an application online, or obtain an application online (Word format) or through Mrs. Hatfill or a local 1st Farm Credit Services office.  Online applications are at

Anne Cordray Miller Trust Scholarship--NEW!!! Due: April 2nd 1/28/2020

Class of 2020 graduates:  The Miller Memorial Trust was established by Anne Cordray Miller to provide scholarships for graduates of Lewistown High School to further their education at an accredited institution of higher learning. The $1500 a year scholarship will be awarded for up to four years for undergraduate studies leading to a BA or BS degree as long as the recipient maintains a C average.


Community Foundation of Central Illinois Scholarships 1/17/2020

Please be sure to check out the scholarship opportunities listed on our website:  The Jean M. Brown Scholarship deadline has changed to March 6th (in the past it wasn’t due until June).  A majority of the scholarship deadlines are in March and April but some vary.  

 Here is an additional breakdown by type:

 Graduating High School Seniors

High School Graduates / College Students

Non-Traditional Students

Lewistown students may apply to the following:

Vietnam Moving Wall, Bleeding Disorders, Duryea Engineering Scholarship for ICC students, Epilepsy Scholarship, Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Co. (for children of employees), Jean M. Brown Nursing Scholarship, Joyce & Thomas Stinisic Scholarship, Michael McCoy St. Jude Run Scholarship, MidAmerica National Bank's Employees Children Scholarship.

Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Scholarship--DUE: May 1st 2/1/2020

At present, the Foundation considers only applicants who reside in six western Illinois counties, although they may attend any accredited institution within the United States.

Applications are accepted by the Foundation during the period of February 1 to May 1 only.  Applications postmarked after May 1 will not be considered. 


Fulton County 4-H Federation--DUE: May 1st 2/1/2020

The Fulton County 4-H Federation announces college scholarships being offered to Fulton County 4-H members.  Several scholarships, in various amounts, will be awarded to county 4-H members at his or high school graduation or awards program.

For each scholarship, the recipient must be a current Fulton County 4-H member; must also be an achievement member; and must actively participate in 4-H events.  The application will include a place for the member to list accomplishments and career goals.  Financial need will not be a factor.

The scholarships will be given to seniors in high school; therefore, these scholarships can only be received once by individuals.

To receive a 4-H Federation Scholarship application, contact the Fulton County Extension Office at 547-3711, or email , or write to 15411 N. IL 100 Hwy, Suite C, Lewistown, IL  61542.  The deadline for submitting an application is May 1

George W. & Wilma F. Miller Trust Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 1st 1/28/2020

For current LHS seniors graduating May 2020.

George W. & Wilma F. Miller Trust Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 1st 3/5/2020

Word version

George W. Miller & Wilma F. Miller Trust Scholarship RENEWAL APPLICATION (PDF format)--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/28/2020

RENEWAL --  For LHS graduates now attending college and was awarded this scholarship the year they graduated.


Glenn Hillig Memorial Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/28/2020
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The $1000 scholarships will be given to one male and one female applicant.

Golden Apple 2/1/2020

Do you dream of teaching?

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in schools-of-need in Illinois. We prepare them for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.

Click here.

IL AgriWomen & WCFA Scholarships 1/28/2020
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LCUSD 97 Alumni Association Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 17th 2/4/2020


Who’s eligible? Any senior or graduate, including GED graduates of Lewistown Community Unit District 97 High School.


LCUSD#97 Alumni Scholarship--RENEWAL* DUE: April 17th 1/28/2020

Renewal* form is for students who received the Alumni Scholarship as a senior in high school and is currently enrolled in college or trade school. 

*Completion of this renewal application does not guarantee scholarship award. Awards are determined on available monies, need, and number of applicants.

Lewistown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 0001 -- DUE: April 17th 1/28/2020


*Change:  veteran does not have to be local. 

This is an annual scholarship given to the daughter or granddaughter of a veteran who was honorably discharged. The Lewistown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship is in the amount of $500 and is to be used for the pursuit of higher education at a college, trade school, or university.


-Daughter or Granddaughter of a veteran

-Graduating senior or graduate of Lewistown High School

Lewistown American Legion Post 1 Scholarship--April 1st 1/28/2020


-Applicant must be a male

- Applicant must be an immediate family member or grandson or great-grandson, of a local veteran, that has NOT been dishonorably discharged from the United States Military

- Applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate of Lewistown High School

- Please share with us, in a page or less, about how your relationship with veterans has affected you.

-Provide two letters of recommendation

-ACT / SAT score

Deadline:  April 1st

Applications will not be accepted after this date.


Lewistown V.F.W. Post #5001--DUE: APRIL 1st 1/28/2020
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An annual scholarship made to the son or daughter of a local veteran (honorably discharged) or the grandson or granddaughter of a local veteran (honorably discharged), in honor of all deceased members of V.F.W. Post 5001 who served this nation in time of war, and honored and served their community through their efforts while members of V.F.W. Post 5001.  The Lewistown V.F.W. Post 5001 Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship is in the amount of $500 and is to be used for pursuit of higher education at a college, trade school, or university.

Lewistown V.F.W. Post #5001--DUE: APRIL 1st 3/10/2020


Linda Shawver RENEWAL Application-DUE: April 1st 1/28/2020

RENEWAL --  For LHS graduates now attending college and was awarded this scholarship the year they graduated.


*Completion of this renewal application does not guarantee scholarship award. Awards are determined on available monies, need, and number of applicants.


Linda Shawver Scholarship--DUE April 1st 1/28/2020

For LHS seniors.

DUE:  April 1st

Mary F. Egan Scholarship 2/1/2020

DUE:  All applications must be postmarked no later than June 1st.  Recipient will be announced by the first Monday in August.

PURPOSE:  The purpose of the Mary F. Egan Scholarship Fund is to provided financial assistance to an individual attending a college or university on a full-time basis with the intent of earning an undergraduate degree.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be a citizen of the US and a resident of one of the following Illinois counties:  Fulton, Henderson, Knox, Warren.  Must be able to show proof of acceptance into a college or university or show a transcript of college work and must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

SELECTION CRITERIA:  The following areas will be given primary consideration in awarding the scholarship, and they bear no ranking in the order that they are listed.  KCCDD also reserves the right to award the scholarship to an individual who best exemplifies the purpose of the scholarship.

An applicant who is recommended by a KCCDD employee, an applicant with a disability, an applicant pursuing a degree in speech/language, health care, and health or social services.

FUNDS AVAILABLE:  Minimum of $1,000.00 per school year available.

APPLICATION DETAILS:  A complete set of forms may be obtained from the KCCDD Administrative Office located at 2015 Windish Drive, Galesburg, IL  61401 or online at

Questions or Comments, please contact Christina Smith at or 309.344.2600

In addition to filling out the form, please submit:  an essay of no more than 500 words outlining one's career goals and future plans; and a copy of applicant's most recent transcript.

Peacekeepers--Military & Law Enforcement Dependents 3/5/2020

Peacekeepers College Scholarship Application for 2020-2021. The award this year is for $2500.00 to one student. (There may be more funds available after the ride in July depending on how much they raise).  The student deadline for submissions to you is May 15th This is also available on our website under Youth Outreach.

Red Dog Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship (Health Fields)--DUE: APRIL 1ST 1/28/2020

The Ipava State Bank/Red Dog Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship was established to support and encourage seniors to seek an education and career in the field of medicine, or any related medical field. Students pursuing any post-secondary degree or certificate in any medical-related field are encouraged to apply.


Richard T. Humphrey Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 1st 1/7/2020

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Richard T. Humphrey Scholarship -- DUE: postmarked no later than April 1

The scholarship money is awarded from the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Richard T. Humphrey's Scholarship fund.  The scholarships will be in the amount of $750 dollars each and there will be FOUR recipients from the graduating seniors of the 2018-2019 school year.  The money is to be used for further education expenses. The applicants will be judged on their essay.


Scottish Rite, Valley of Peoria 2/1/2020

 2019-2020 Masonic Scholarships

It is now time to apply for the 2019-20 academic scholarships.  ​Each year the Valley of Peoria Scottish Rite administrates scholarships for around 50 recipients. Over the last 14 years ICOD has paid out over $5 million dollars.
Applications need to be submitted before March 1
​Pass the word on about these scholarships to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Any questions please contact Fred Esken at: 309-846-6000 or email: Scholarship Chairman
The Valley of Peoria Scottish Rite participates in the following scholarships detailed below.
Please submit all Scholarship Applications to : Peoria Scottish Rite Scholarships c/o Fred Esken 111 Rust Rd. Apt. 308 Bloomington, IL.  61701 

1. Grand Lodge of A.F. & A. M. Illinois Scholarship To qualify, applicants must have a father or grandfather who is an Illinois Master Mason. There is no residency restriction for the applicant. The   applicant must have a “B” average.  Applicant will receive the scholarship for one year only but may re-apply for additional years.
2. Illinois Masonic Healthcare Scholarship To qualify, applicants must plan to pursue a career in the health care field.
3. Leon M. Abbott Scottish Rite Scholarship Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander (1921-1932). The applicant must be a member of or directly related (bloodline or by legal means) to a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Also eligible are a members of youth organizations sponsored by the Masonic fraternity in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The recipient must be either an undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. While all other scholarships require a B average, The Abbott has a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grade scale.
4. Louis L. Williams Memorial ScholarshTo qualify, applicants must reside in the State of Illinois, be a relative of a Scottish Rite Mason, and attend Illinois Wesleyan University.
5. Robert B. Perkins Memorial Scholarship To qualify, applicants must reside in the State of Illinois and be a relative of a Scottish Rite Mason.
6. Sherwood & Evelyn Kresin Memorial Scholarship To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university at either the undergraduate or graduate level, but must reside in Illinois.
  Your Application may only be submitted to one Scottish Rite Valley. At the discretion of the scholarship committee and the chairman, scholarships may be renewed. Over 450 scholarships are awarded state-wide on an annual basis (including renewals). As renewals may be granted, there may not be openings in certain scholarship in any given year.

Shirley Shannon Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/28/2020
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By completing this application, a student will be considered for the Shirley Shannon Memorial Scholarship. Students must be eligible to apply in the following manner: the student must be a graduating senior from Lewistown High School; and the student must intend to pursue studies in either field of Teaching (preferably in Language Arts) or Performing Arts.

Spoon River Garden Club--DUE: April 20th 3/3/2020

Spoon River Garden Club is offering a $500 scholarship for the 2020 school year to a Fulton County student majoring in Horticulture or Agriculture.  Students who would like to be considered for this scholarship should compose a short essay detailing why they chose their major, GPA, what college they plan to attend, and contact information (name, address, phone number).  Send essays to Janice Reneau, President of Spoon River Garden Club, 245 N. 4th Street, Canton, IL  61520

Application deadline is April 20th, 2020

Spoon River Professional Womens--DUE: MAY 1st 3/13/2020
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Offering $500.00 scholarships to girls graduating in the 2020 Class.  These are one-time cash scholarships to be used in furthering your education or vocational skills.

See attached.


Spoon River QDMA Scholarships--DUE: April 8th 1/28/2020

To give a Lewistown High School senior a $500.00 Spoon River QDMA scholarship

QDMA is the leading whitetail organization dedicated to conserving North America’s favorite game animal. We are hunters from all walks of life who share a passion for white-tailed deer. 

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:  Mrs. Hatfil by April 8th

SRC Bonnie Stine--DUE: APRIL 1ST 1/28/2020

The Bonnie Stine SRCFA Scholarship



The purpose of the Bonnie Stine SRCFA (Spoon River College Faculty Association) Scholarship is to award a $500 scholarship to a deserving student who plans to attend Spoon River College.


 The student will describe in 300-500 words (typed, double-spaced) Why It Is Important for Me to Attend SRC. Each entry will be judged on clarity of expression and relevancy to the topic and should be relatively free from grammatical errors. This essay will be worth 50% of the total score.

The student will complete an application form provided by the SRCFA. Information from the form will be used to determine the remaining portion of the score according to the following:

30% – Financial Need (income, family size, dependents, other financial aid)

20% – Resourcefulness (activities, employment, honors, awards, offices, or memberships in organizations)



April 1 – Students must return completed application form and essay to

Bonnie Stine SRCFA Scholarship OR e-mail:

Attn: Sarah Dalpiaz Subject Line: Bonnie Stine

Spoon River College SRCFA Scholarship

23235 North County 22

Canton, IL 61520

May 1 – The winner will be notified on or before this date.

*September 15 – The student will receive the $500 on or before this date.

*Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six hours of vocational or transfer classes at SRC on this date or the scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up.


SRC Bonnie Stine--DUE: APRIL 1ST 3/10/2020


Tompkins-Wolf Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/28/2020

Agricultural studies, Nursing studies, Teacher Education studies.

Two River Valley Cattleman's Association Scholarship--DUE: April 1st 1/28/2020

Two River Valley Cattleman's Association will award 2 scholarships of $500.00, to eligible students in May 2020.  To be eligible, you must meet and complete the following requirements:  

I.  You must be a High School senior who is a resident of Fulton County, Peoria County, or Stark County or a TRVCA member and plan on attending a two or four year college or university.

II.  You must be an active member of your counties 4-H, FFA chapter, or be enrolled in an agriculture related course.
III.  You must be planning to major in an agriculture related area at a four year university or community college.
IV.  You must fully complete the application and write an original essay on “A significant challenge to the beef industry.”  The essay must be at least 750 words and needs to be typed and attached to the application.

V.  You must enclose a letter of reference from a teacher in a sealed envelope.

All applications, essays, and teacher recommendations must be postmarked by April 1, 2019  The Two River Valley Cattleman's Association Scholarship Committee will then administer the applications, read each essay, and select two scholarship recipients.  Essays will be judged on the basic clarity of expression, originality, and relevance of the topic.  Recipients will be notified by mail or by phone in May 2019.

Darth Winkler Memorial Scholarship--DUE: May 1st 2/14/2020

The Darth Winkler Memorial Scholarship is intended for a Lewistown High School football and/or track athlete who is continuing his/her post high school education. This award will be given to each recipient for a minimum of two consecutive years. Specific criteria are as follows:

-         Participated in Lewistown High School football and/or track through your senior year of high school

-         A post-high school student pursuing academic or vocational training at an accredited college, university, or trade school.

Darth Winkler Memorial Scholarship--RENEWAL Application 2/23/2020

DUE:  May 1st

Renewal form is for students who received The Darth Winkler Memorial Scholarship as a senior in high school and is currently enrolled in college or trade school. 

E. Luke & Angela M. Potter Memorial Scholarship -- DUE: April 26th 2/25/2020

For Lewistown High School Class of 2020 Graduates.

Illinois Coaches Association 2/1/2020

For children of coaches and members of the ICA. Click here.

ISPE Peoria Area Chapter Scholarship 1/7/2020

High school seniors entering engineering college this fall.   Application is due back May 3, 2019.See Mrs. Hatfill for application.

Kids' Chance of Illinois Scholarship 3/3/2020

Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois was founded with the goal of awarding academic college scholarships to deserving children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job.

We believe we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals.

We are thrilled to announce that Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the academic year 2020. We anticipate awarding several scholarships to qualified scholars during this year. Please help us by spreading the word about our organization and by encouraging potential candidates to apply.

The 2020 Academic Year deadline for applications is May 31, 2020.

Applications should be sent to:

Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois

2601 West Lake Ave, Suite A6, #266

Peoria, IL 61615


Please follow this link to download the Scholarship Application, and visit our website to learn more about us and follow us on KCOI Facebook.

Spoon River Electric Scholarships--DUE: May 31st 2/1/2020

Click here for more information!  DUE:  May 31st

Scholarships for Children of Single Parents 2/1/2020


As statistics show that the number of children living in single-parent households has doubled since 1960, there’s a growing number of scholarships for children of single parents available to reduce the financial burden of college.

Today, 15 million American children are being raised without a father and another five million are living without a mother. Whether children have lost the support of another parent due to divorce, addiction, incarceration, or death, it may seem impossible to save enough money for higher education. After all, single parent families tend to have significantly lower incomes and nearly 38 percent live below the poverty line.

College Visit Request Form 1/10/2020

Fulton County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship 12/10/2019

Applications AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS must be postmarked on or before January 20, 2020 to be considered. Mail to:

                                                FULTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION

                                                      15411-A N IL 100 HWY

                                                      LEWISTOWN, IL 61542

_Illinois Sheriff's Association--DUE: MARCH 15TH 1/15/2020

The Illinois Sheriffs Association announces that it will be awarding over $50,000.00 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2019-2020 academic year. 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. Sheriff J. Whipper Johnson, Saline County, will be awarding a scholarship in the amount $500. There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:

  • Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents -Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2019-2020 school year (excluding summer session). Applications are now available at your local Sheriff’s Office or on the ISA Website Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s Office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2020. (Must be postmarked by this date).

_John P. Wayne Scholarship--DUE: March 15th 1/11/2020

John P. Wayne Scholarship which is due to Mrs. Hatfill by March 15th, 2020Click here for application.

GENERAL  INFORMATION The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors.   Scholarships are awarded each year, with each being for each of the four years of schooling. The awards are based upon the following: 1.     Scholastic records and achievements 2.     Extracurricular activities 3.     Financial need 4.     Moral character 5.     Potential of the candidate to adapt successfully to a four-year college or university and complete the requirements leading to a major degree.  Application forms require complete information relating to each of the above criteria, together with the identification of the college or university where the applicant will enroll.


Each student receiving an award must agree to the following requirements:

1.      To furnish the Citizens Bank Trust Department with the name and address (and the specific office) where the scholarship funds are to be mailed. 2.      To furnish a progress report (short letter about how things are going) and a grade report at the end of each semester. 3.      To notify Citizens Bank Trust Department of any intention to transfer, and the address of the school to which they intend to transfer. 4.      To notify Citizens Bank Trust Department of any intent to change the major course of study. 5.      To report in person to any one of the Trustee within thirty (30) days after the end of the school year if they return to Illinois (otherwise a report by telephone is required.) If the student obligations listed above are not acceptable and are not met, scholastic aid will automatically be discontinued.  


Pursuant to the terms of the trust, each participating high school has established a Scholarship Committee. The application procedure is as follows: 

1.       Interested students should secure necessary information from the office of their principal and/or guidance counselor. 2.       Applications for graduating seniors must be filed with the Scholarship Committee. 3.       Applications shall be typewritten (forms are furnished) and a transcript of the student’s scholastic record must be attached. 4.       Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application. One letter should be from a person established in the community, and one letter should be from school personnel, both of whom have specific knowledge of the applicant’s capabilities and/or personal knowledge of the applicant’s background, behavior, achievements, and fields of interest. 5.       The Scholarship Committee will then makes its recommendation for awards to the Trustees for their consideration 6.       The Trustees are the Superintendents of Fulton Co. and McDonough Co. Education Regions and Citizens, a div of Morton Community Bank. 

John P Wayne, a native of Connecticut, and an alumnus of Yale and Yale Architecture, was assigned to Camp Ellis, Illinois, for engineer basic training at the beginning of World War II. During this period, he became well acquainted with many local residents. Enjoying the people and the countryside, he decided that when the opportunity arose he would return permanently to Illinois. John did return to Illinois in 1967, and lived in Table Grove, Illinois before moving to Macomb, Illinois, in 1988

Mr. Wayne always had a great interest in young people and a desire to help them in furthering their education and becoming productive members of their community. For many years, he devoted much of his time and resources to assisting young men and women realize their goals in education and careers. With the invaluable assistance of Judge Keith F. Scott, Mr. Wayne established the Scholarship Trust which now bears his name.         


_Spoon River College Foundation--March 16th! 1/20/2020

The  Spoon River College Foundation Scholarship applications are now available on the College website.  Students are encouraged to complete and submit the applications and the FAFSA as soon as possible.  The application is due by 4:30 p.m.March 16 in the Financial Aid Office.

Both applications are available at the following link:  Applications can be mailed, scanned and e-mailed to or faxed to 309-649-6393.


GFWC Illinois offers several opportunities for scholarship awards! Applications are available now. Click the name of the scholarship to download its application.

HyVee Foundation--DUE: Feb. 28th 1/30/2020

Awarding $90,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors and College Students.

Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award 1/10/2020


The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award.  Applications must be fully completed and ARE DUE MARCH 1ST

Applicants need not be affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, but must be a resident of Illinois and a citizen of the United States.

The application may be found at    Highlight Programs, click on State Projects, then Scholarship Program, then Scholarship Application. 

Applications must be fully completed and RECEIVED by MARCH 1ST.  Please allow ample time for mail delivery. Applications received after March 1st will be disqualified.

Illinois Pork Producers--DUE: March 1st 2/1/2020

Several Scholarships!  Click here.

Miscellaneous Scholarships DUE in March 3/3/2020

Truman D. Picard Scholarship - $2,500 - 3 Awards - DEADLINE:  March 13, 2020

Be a graduating senior in high school

Be a native american student interested in studying Natural Resources

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship - $20,000 - 2 Awards - DEADLINE:  March 15, 2020

Be a high school senior accepted to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent

Be from a low-income household

You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award DEADLINE:  March 29, 2020

SP High School Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards - DEADLINE:  March 31, 2020

Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2020

Answer the Essay question on the sponsor's website

GenM Scholarship - $5,000 - 4 Awards - DEADLINE:  March 31, 2020


Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship - $3,500 - 40 Awards - DEADLINE:   March 31, 2020

Be a childhood cancer survivor who has demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with motivation and determination.


American Red Cross Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16th 4/3/2020

By completing this application, a student will be considered for the American Red Cross Scholarship. Students must be eligible to apply in the following manner: participation in both school and community based activities along with academic achievement must be noted.


SRC Drama Scholarships 1/28/2020

Prospective students interested in tech/crew experience will interview during this time. Students interested in acting should prepare a two-minute comic monologue and a two-minute dramatic monologue, which need not be memorized.  All students should bring a list of prior experiences in theatre. 

Scholarship amounts will vary. However, these scholarships are all unrestricted GRANTS, not loans that students will be required to pay back.

Our drama program includes credit-bearing academic classes as well as a co-curricular season of classic and contemporary theatre productions. While students interested in pursuing a career in acting or theatre can build a solid foundation at SRC, our program of coursework and theatre production—including scholarships—is open to students in ANY academic program or major.

For more information about the theatre program please contact Douglas Okey at 309-649-6308 or