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Illinois Student Assistance Commission.  A scholarship is a type of “gift aid” that rewards a student for grades, athletics, a unique skill, a special talent, financial needs or even a specific career interest.

Illinois AMVETS Scholarships

SEVERAL to look at! 

Applications available November 1st.

Deadline:  March 1st on many!

Scholarship criteria and applications can be found on  Additional scholarship offerings from our subsidiaries, Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks can also be found on website.

College Greenlight

Helps you in your search for colleges and scholarships!

Sixt Scholars -- DUE: November 30

Sixt Scholars -- $5,000 -- 5 Awards

Deadline:  November 30

To be eligible:

Be a high school senior graduating in the academic year.

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers -- $2,000 -- 5 Awards

Deadline:  December 1

To be eligible:

A) Be a high school senior planning to pursue a career in teaching physics in high school

B) Be a citizen of the United States of America

National Space Club Scholarship -- DUE: December 1

National Space Club Scholarship -- $10,000 -- 1 Award

Deadline:  December 1

To be eligible:

A) Be a senior in high school

B) Have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited US college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.

C) The applicant can only use the $10,000 scholarship towards tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver


The application for the 2018-2019 Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver is now available online. Please refer to our website,  The applicant will need to print out the application and mail it to our office with the required documents.  

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, or Springfield).


One award is available per conflict in each county, but the maximum number of awards per county is three. The following are eligible conflicts for this award: World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Siege of Beirut, the Grenada 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. The application also outlines the selection criteria that will be used to determine award winners.

The priority deadline is January 2, 2018. Candidates must submit the completed application with photocopies of both the veteran parent’s service papers (DD Form 214) and the student’s ACT or SAT scores to our office.
All candidates will be notified by mail on or around February 6, 2018 whether they have been selected to receive the Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver. We appreciate your continued assistance in providing applications and information about the Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver to students.

If you have any questions, our Financial Aid Administrators will be happy to assist you. They can be reached by phone at 217-333-0100.

10 Words or Less Scholarship, $500, Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

Fulton County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship

Applications AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS must be postmarked on or before January 19, 2018 to be considered. Mail to:

                                                FULTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION

                                                      15411-A N IL 100 HWY

                                                      LEWISTOWN, IL 61542

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Illinois Federation of Teachers--DUE March 2nd, 2018

The Illinois Federations of Teachers supports the continuing education of high school seniors by awarding two scholarships annually. The scholarships were established by the IFT to assist students with pursuing education beyond high school and to promote an understanding of the labor movement in young people that will endure for generations to come. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria and strict, unique deadlines, so applicants should review the application forms and eligibility requirements carefully before applying.

The Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship Honoring AFT President Emeritus Carl J. Megel

IFT educators have a unique opportunity to help special education students pursue higher education or career training by sponsoring them for the union’s Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship.

In 2018, the IFT will award two $1,000 Megel scholarships to a deserving high school senior who is enrolled in a special education school, class, or program for students with disabilities. Applicants must be high school seniors who will graduate in 2018.   IFT members who work directly with (or previously worked with) an eligible student must provide a letter of sponsorship for the applicant. (Children of IFT members may also apply.) The application deadline is March 2, 2018. Find the 2018 Megel Scholarship application here.

The IFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship Honoring late AFT Secretary-Treasurer Robert G. Porter 

The Illinois Federation of Teachers shall provide annually two $10,000 scholarship awards ($2,500 each year for four years) to current high schools seniors with no less than a cumulative "B" grade average. Successful applicants must plan to attend full-time at an Illinois public university and maintain at least a "C" cumulative grade average after graduating from high school. The award is unrestricted as to race, religion or political affiliation. An applicant must be the son or daughter of a currently employed, active member in good standing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the son or daughter of a member of an IFT retirees chapter or the son or daughter of a deceased member who was in good standing with the Illinois Federation of Teachers at the time of death.

The deadline for the 2018 IFT Porter Scholarship is Friday, March 2, 2018. Information and an application are available here. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2018.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education.

Visit the AFT website for additional information.

Chicago Federation of Labor William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship


The Chicago Federation of Labor will award 10 scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, to 10 high school seniors. Students or their parents must belong to a union affiliated with the Chicago Federation of Labor.

Completed applications must be received by the Chicago Federation of Labor by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The Chicago Federation of Labor is located at 130 E. Randolph Street, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60601. Applications may be dropped off at the office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
The application is available on the CFL website.  

Union Plus Scholarship

Sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation. The program is open to members, spouses and dependent children of unions participating in any of the Union Plus programs.

Winners are chosen based on academic achievement and potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial need. Applications are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.


The deadline for the 2018 Union Plus Scholarship is January 31, 2018.

Find the 2018 Union Plus Application here.

Illinois Pork Producers-DUE: April 1st

Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Foundation Scholarship


The purpose of this scholarship program is to encourage and assist young men and women in the development of technical skills that will be required for job entry in a retail agricultural equipment dealership that is dedicated to provide Illinois' and Wisconsin's agricultural industry with modern, automated agricultural equipment and trained service technicians and personnel. The scholarship applies to select one and two-year diploma and associate degree programs offered in training programs related to the sales and servicing of agricultural equipment offered at any of the community/technical colleges within the Wisconsin Technical College System and Illinois Community College System. $1000 scholarships to a community/technical college of the recipient's choice will be awarded.

College Matching, School Reviews, & Scholarships!!!!

College Matching! School Reviews! Scholarships!

MRW/Midwest Technical Institute

MCO Scholarship

Illinois Agriculture Association Foundation Scholarships

Offer a number of scholarships through one application.  The IAA Foundation endeavors to enhance the future of agriculture by providing college scholarships.

Illinois Agriculture Education -- FCAE District III Sections 11-15

As we begin the new year we also begin scholarship season it seems. Click this link to scholarships that are available in agriculture. Many scholarships with varying deadlines!!!

1st Farm Credit Services


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

Greenhouse Scholars

Greenhouse Scholars isn't your typical scholarship program.  We nurture our students with the financial, personal, and professional support they need so that they can reach their full potential.  Greenhouse Scholars supports high-performing, under-resourced college students through one-on-one mentorships, professional guidance, leadership training, peer support, and a renewable need-based college scholarship.


Get matched with up to $3 billion in scholarships.

Scottish Rite, Valley of Peoria


Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation

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.

Casey's and Dr. Pepper

Casey’s and Dr Pepper are teaming up to help pay for your education! Enter September 1 – October 31, 2017 for your chance to win one of two $5,000 Grand Prize scholarships or one of forty $1,000 scholarships.

Two River Valley Cattleman's Association Scholarship

DUE:  April 1st, 2017

Eastern Illinois University

Two scholarships that are offered for an incoming freshman at Eastern.

The first scholarship is the Carolyn A. Forbes Centennial Scholarship. It was established in 2001 by alumni and friends of the School of Technology. This award will be given to an incoming freshman declaring a major in the School of Technology.  These majors include Career and Technical Education (Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, or Technology Education) and Applied Engineering and Technology.

The second scholarship is the Lillian R. Greathouse Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Lillian R. Greathouse. This award is made to an incoming freshman, majoring in Career and Technical Education, in the top 20% of his/her high school graduating class. At Eastern, Career and Technical Education is made up of students selecting the emphasis areas of: Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Technology Education.

Students planning to attend Eastern with one of these majors in mind, please apply for these scholarships. Information regarding the majors found in the School of Technology is found at 

See Mrs. Hatfill for the scholarship application and recommendation form.

American Legion Scholarships

Illinois State University Scholarships--Financial Aid

Admissions Scholarships. Illinois State awards highly competitive.

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Illinois

SIU Scholarships

SIU - Carbondale

University of Illinois-Springfield

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University Scholarship Office

Northern Illinois University

Merit Scholarships for New Incoming Students

Student Scholarships

Leading source for finding scholarships

University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

There is a state law that provides for the University of Illinois to award one tuition waiver per identified military conflict selected by the General Assembly per each of the 102 counties for the children of veterans.

A candidate must be a permanent resident of the Illinois County from which he/she applies. The tuition waiver covers four consecutive years of in-state tuition (for undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Health Sciences Center, or Springfield Campus.

A parent who served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom must meet the guidelines listed on application.

A new complete application must be submitted each year if one applied in the past and was not selected. Supporting documents (copies of ACT scores, military paperwork) from past applications are not reviewed

The conflicts eligible were approved by the General Assembly. I recognize there are current conflicts which deserve recognition, but this is how they have written the law. If you believe these should be changed, I suggest you contact your State Legislator.

For details please go to:

Spoon River College Foundation Scholarship

The 2016-2017 Spoon River College Foundation Scholarship Application is now available. 

Completed applications (most recent transcript attached and FAFSA filed) are due to the SRC Financial Aid Office by March 15th.  Information can be viewed by clicking link.

Illinois Sheriff's Scholarship

The ISA has always taken special interest in the youth of the State of Illinois. One of the ISA goals is for Illinois children to become well educated adults, able to cope with the pressures of today’s society. Thanks to our members support, the ISA is able to offer scholarship programs to students throughout Illinois.

DEADLINE:  March 15, 2017

Lewistown High School LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

NEW, UPDATED FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018.The Lewistown community offers several scholarships for LHS students.  Check them out! 

LOCAL scholarships are scholarships offered to Lewistown High School students only.  Some that are listed are offered to students in Fulton County.'Guidance'&Page='Forms'&iSection='Guidance'&CorrespondingID='0'

Augustana College Art Scholarship

Interested in studying art in college?  Submit your original work for a portfolio review by Augustana College art faculty.  You could be awarded an art scholarship up to $4,000.

University of Illinois Secretariat--Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship

DEADLINE:  The postmark and email deadline for receipt of application materials is Monday, March 6, 2017.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, one scholarship in the amount 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:

  • be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the 2016-2017 academic year in Illinois, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;
  • have a strong commitment to pursue a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business-related field within the State of Illinois with preference given to attendance at the University of Illinois;
  • involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
  • demonstrate academic achievement;
  • be a resident of Illinois;
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

The application is available on-line at

The application materials can be sent by e-mail to (preferred method) or U.S. mail. The postmark and email deadline for receipt of application materials is Monday, March 6, 2017.

The recipient will be asked to attend a presentation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus to receive a certificate.  A recipient unable to attend the presentation must contact the committee. If a recipient makes no direct contact with the committee once they have been notified, the scholarship is forfeited.

Got a Spine Scholarship, $500, Deadline: June 2, 2018

Illinois Restaurant Association

Scholarship available to Illinois residents enrolled in a food service management, culinary arts, or hospitality management concentration in an accredited program of a two- or four-year college or university. Must be a U.S. citizen.

The Mary F. Egan Scholarship Fund

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.



Employee or son/daughter of an employee.

Center for Rural Health Scholarships

Illinois Nursing Scholarships

Illinois Nursing Scholarships and Grants

Midwest Student Exchange Program

The Midwest Student Exchange Program is a tuition reduction program that helps students attend participating out-of-state colleges and universities.

More Illinois Scholarships!

Scholarship Office-NIU

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois

WendysHeisman for Student Athletes

There's still time for top seniors to apply for the Wendy's High School Heisman!

Scholarships-Admissions-University of Illinois

Simply apply to Illinois and you are considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by individual colleges and departments. Cost

Illinois Real Estate Education Foundation

The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) awards scholarships to students of real estate and related fields of study at colleges and universities both within and outside Illinois, to candidates of the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) of Illinois program, and to those furthering their knowledge in the field of association management and leadership. The Foundation is supported through the voluntary contributions of those who recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training in the real estate industry in Illinois.

Illinois Scholarships

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Phi Epsilon is America's largest college fraternity and is committed to its mission of Building Balanced Leaders for America's Communities.  In an effort to recognize the outstanding achievements of the incoming class at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and to help offset the high price of a college education, Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering three Balanced Man Scholarships totaling $1,750.  These scholarships are being offered to incoming male students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leasdership, athletics, and community service during their high school careers. 

To qualify you must be a full-time student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during hte Fall 2015 semester and fill out the online application found at  by May 1st

Should you have any questions concerning the Balanced Man Scholarship, please call Brendan Weibel at 708.203.8038 or

BrokerFish Spring 2017 Scholarship Competition

The healthcare company, Tenbridge Group (BrokerFish) has a scholarship opportunity. 

The scholarship is now open so we encourage all high school students with interests in obtaining financial aid to apply.

  2017 BrokerFish Scholarship for University Students - $1,000 

The BrokerFish $1,000 University Scholarship is available in 2016 to students who are graduating their final year of high school. Applicants must be students who will pursue a full-time undergraduate "degree", "diploma" or equivalent program by an accredited institution of higher education.

Spoon River Electric Cooperative--May 31

DEADLINE for receipt of completed applications and submissions is May 31

High school students who are seniors during the 2016-2017 school year and meet the requirements are eligible to apply for one of seven annual scholarships, each worth $1500.  GET THE FORM FROM MRS. HATFILL and send to the cooperative before May 31, to participate.  Please see the official rules and descriptions of scholarships listed. 

Four scholarships will be awarded to students who are the sons or daughters of an electric cooperative member who resides in Illinois and is receiving service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted. 

A fifth scholarship -- the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship -- will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an electric cooperative employee or director who resides in Illinois.

A scholarship applicant is eligible for consideration in only one of the above two categories, and is eligible to apply through only one electric cooperative.

The applicant must be a high school senior who is planning to enroll in a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocations/technical school in the US.

The sixth and seventh scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who will be enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college.  Sons and daughters of electric cooperative members, employees and directors who reside in Illinois are eligible to apply.


Scholarship Points

Scholarship Points - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: February 20, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015 at the latest.

B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

$1000 Scholarship -- Illinois Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans

  • Student must be a descendant of a male who served honorably in the army, navy, judicial, executive, or civil service of the Confederate States of America.
  • Lineal or collateral family lines must have genealogical documentation with a descendancy chart.
  • Student must submit a 500 word essay, the topic of the essay shall deal with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with such cause during the War Between the States.
  • Student must submit transcript of grades and biography as background information only.

DUE:  postmarked prior to March 15th

See Mrs. Hatfill for forms.


Peace Keepers Scholarship Applications

The Peacekeepers have partnered with the Illinois Sheriff's Association to expand the Peacekeepers mission and the dedication of the funds. This would include expanding the Peacekeepers concept statewide, dedicating half the funds towards college scholarships for law enforcement or military dependents and half towards the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund (IMFRF).

 This scholarship process will be similar to the ISA scholarship. The only difference is the applicant qualifications and the final determination as to the winner. Because the funds are limited in the Peace Keepers scholarship fund there will only be seven (7) awards statewide. After your selection process the Peace Keepers board will make the final award selection. Therefore you will be selecting an applicant for the ISA scholarship and an applicant for the Peace Keepers scholarship.

1)     Applications need to be submitted to you by May 15th
2)     Submit winner and alternate to Teri at the ISA by June 1st  
3)     The ISA will announce the winners on July 1st

Spoon River Electric Cooperative--May 31

DUE:  May 2017   Awarding two $1,000 and one $500 Scholarships to High School Seniors

High school students who are seniors during the 2016-2017 school year, and are the son or daughter of a Spoon River Electric member are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Scholastic Scholarship, a $1,00 Honorary Scholarship, and the $500 Scott Parrish Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded at this year's Annual Meeting on June 16, 2016

SEE MRS. HATFILL FOR Scholarship Request Form

Illinois PTA

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2016

1st Place Award:  $3,000

2nd Place Award:  $2,000


1.  High school seniors graduating from an Illinois Public school

2.  Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above on a non-weighted 4.0 scale.

3.  Enrolling in a college or university in education or education-related degree program, which may include but not limited to:  Librarians, Instructional Media Specialists, School Nurses, School Psychologists, or Social Workers (all of which require certification from a State Board of Education).

Midwest-SouthEastern Agricultural Equipment Foundation--DUE April 1st

The purpose if this scholarship program is to encourage and assist young men and women in the development of technical skills that will be required for job entry in a retail agricultural equipment dealership that is dedicated to provide Illinois' and Wisconsin's agricultural industry with modern, automated agricultural equipment and trained service technicians.

The scholarship applies to select one and two-year diploma and assoicate degree programs offered in training programs related to the sales and servicing of agricultural equipment offered at any of the community/technical colleges within the Wisconsin Technical College System and Illinois Community College System. 

$1000 scholarships to a community/technical college of the recipient's choice will be awarded.

See Mrs. Hatfill for a list of the Vocational/Community Programs Leading to a Career in Agricultural Equipment Technology and for an application.  -- Due:  April 1st, 2017

John P. Wayne Scholarship--DUE March 15th

John P. Wayne Scholarship which is due to Mrs. Hatfill by March 15th. Download application from or see Mrs. Hatfill for more 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. 

Elks Scholarships-DUE: Nov.27

The Elks National Foundation provides $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs.

DUE:  November 27

The Hagan Scholarship-DUE: Nov. 15


1.  Must be a resident of eligible state (Illinois is an eligible state)

2.  Must have attended as a junior or senior an eligible high school.

3.  Must be a student in the high school graduating class.

4.  Must have achieved a 3.50 GPA or higher.

5.  Must score 23 or higher on the ACT.

6.  Must enroll in college the fall semester following high school.

7.  Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of college.

8.  Must complete the FAFSA   FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.

9.  Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

10.  Must not have been convicted of a felony.

Conservation Achievement Scholarships

Applicants for the Illinois Conservation Foundation's Conservation Achievement Scholarship program must be outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois' natural resources. Other criteria also apply.  Please contact the Illinois Conservation Foundation at 217-785-2003 or for more information or to make a donation to support the Conservation Achievement Scholarships.

Farm Bureau--January 20

Farm Bureau Scholarship.  Scholarship Applications are available in a “fillable” form by requesting a document via  Due Friday, January 20th.

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

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking

The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking provides monetary awards for top high-school seniors statewide. 

Essay Deadline:  Entries must be received by the CBAI Foundation via the sponsoring bank by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

See Mrs. Hatfill for application!

DAR Scholarships--DUE: February

There are two types:  national and state.  To be considered, deadlines and requirements for each type of scholarship must be met.  The following is a brief outline of the choices available.

NATIONAL:  There are approximately 22 national scholarships administered at the national level.  Requirements are explained in detail and forms are made available on the national website under "DAR Scholarship Committee".  Please read the information carefully because incomplete or inaccurate applications will be discarded.  All applications with supporting documents should be sent to the addresses indicated on the national website and must be postmarked on or before February 10, 2017

STATE:  Seven $1000 Illinois State Scholarships, one per district, are offered.  These scholarships are limited to students who are US citizens, are graduating seniors from high school, and who will be attending junior colleges, four year colleges, or universities located in Illinois.  A letter of endorsement, written by a sponsoring chapter is required.  These scholarships are primarily based on financial need.  Applications are available from the Illinois Organization website.  Applications must be received by chapters no later than February 1, 2017

NDTA Scholastic Award Program

 NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION --  Scott/St. Louis Chapter 2017 Scholastic Awards

For high school graduates planning to attend college -- DEADLINE:  must be postmarked NO LATER THAN March 1, 2017.  SEE MRS. HATFILL for application and information about this scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP PURPOSE: Academic Scholarship Program is to assist high school graduates achieve their academic goals in the fields of Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution.  Although all students may apply, preference will be given to students pursuing these and related courses of study.  

The Scott/St. Louis Chapter of the NDTA intends to award a minimum of two (2) scholarships of $4,000 each and two (2) scholarships of $2,500 each for recipients enrolled in an accredited bachelors or graduate degree program in 2017.  An additional award of $1,500 is set-aside for students enrolled in a two-year associate degree or trade certification program.

Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award-DUE: Feb. 28

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award.  Applications must be fully completed and post marked by February 28th.

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 post marked by February 28.  Please allow ample time for mail delivery.