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Richard T. Humphrey Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 1st 1/14/2019

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Richard T. Humphrey Scholarship -- DUE: postmarked no later than April 1, 2019

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.


Fulton County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship-DUE: 1.18.19 12/10/2019

Applications AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS must be postmarked on or before January 18, 2019 to be considered. Mail to:

                                                FULTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION

                                                      15411-A N IL 100 HWY

                                                      LEWISTOWN, IL 61542

Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Scholarship--DUE: May 1st 2/1/2018

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 2/6/2017

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 write to 15411 N. IL 100 Hwy, Suite C, Lewistown, IL  61542.  The deadline for submitting an application is May 1, 2017.

Mary F. Egan Scholarship 3/12/2018

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.

Spoon River Electric Scholarships--DUE: May 31st 3/13/2018

Click here for more information!  DUE:  May 31st

Spoon River Professional Womens--DUE: MAY 1st 3/27/2018
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Offering $500.00 scholarships to girls graduating in the 2018 Class.  These are one-time cash scholarships to be used in furthering your education or vocational skills.

All girls should be receiving a letter via mail, but you may also SEE MRS. HATFILL FOR A FORM. 


College Visit Request Form 9/10/2014

_Illinois Sheriff's Association--DUE: MARCH 15TH 1/15/2018

_John P. Wayne Scholarship--DUE: March 15th 1/11/2018

John P. Wayne Scholarship which is due to Mrs. Hatfill by March 15th, 2018Click 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 15th! 1/20/2018

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 15in 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.

SRC Drama Scholarships 3/7/2018

We are announcing scholarship opportunities in theatre for the 2018-2019 academic year. Auditions and interviews for both cast and crew scholarships will take place March 21 & 22, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Taylor Hall Theatre on the Spoon River College Canton Campus. 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


Anne Cordray Miller Trust Scholarship--NEW!!! Due: April 3rd 2/15/2018

Class of 2018 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.


Lewistown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 0001 -- DUE: April 6th 2/5/2018


*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 3rd 1/30/2018


-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 3rd

Applications will not be accepted after this date.


Red Dog Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship (Health Fields)--DUE: APRIL 1ST 1/30/2018

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.

Two River Valley Cattleman's Association Scholarship--DUE: April 1st 3/12/2018

Two River Valley Cattleman's Association will award 2 scholarships of $500.00, to eligible students in May 2018.  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, 2018.  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 2018.

American Red Cross Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 15th 2/27/2018

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.


George W. & Wilma F. Miller Trust Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/30/2018

Click here to download an application:  For current LHS seniors graduating May 2018.

George W. Miller & Wilma F. Miller Trust Scholarship RENEWAL APPLICATION (PDF format)--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/30/2018

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


Glenn Hillig Memorial Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/30/2018

The $1000 scholarships will be given to one male and one female applicant.

LCUSD 97 Alumni Association Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 18th 2/1/2018


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 18th 2/1/2018

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 V.F.W. Post #5001--DUE: APRIL 16th 2/5/2018

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.

Linda Shawver RENEWAL Application 4/9/2018

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 18th 2/1/2018

For LHS seniors.

DUE:  April 18th

Shirley Shannon Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/30/2018

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 3/13/2018

Spoon River Garden Club is offering a $500 scholarship for the 2018-2019 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, 2018

Spoon River QDMA Scholarships--DUE: Mon., April 9th 3/7/2018

To give (2) Lewistown High School seniors each 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 Mon., April 9th

SRC Bonnie Stine--DUE: APRIL 1ST 1/20/2018

The 2018 application form and guidelines for the Bonnie Stine SRCFA (Spoon River College Faculty Association) $500 Scholarship are attached.   This scholarship is for seniors planning to attend Spoon River College in the fall of 2018.  This scholarship is available to full- and part-time students who will be enrolled in a minimum of six hours of transfer or vocational classes.

The Bonnie Stine SRCFA Scholarship was formerly called the SRCFA Scholarship.  In 2013, the faculty voted to name this scholarship in Ms. Bonnie Stine's honor.  She started the fund which makes this scholarship possible.

The completed application form and essay must be returned by April 1st, the winner will be notified by May 1st, and the money will be awarded on (or before) September 15th.

Tompkins-Wolf Scholarship--DUE: APRIL 16TH 1/30/2018

Agricultural studies, Nursing studies, Teacher Education studies.