Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors
Attention Juniors
2018 Student of Ethics Scholarship
  • Open to current high school juniors
  • Looking for the student who personifies ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history
  • Award amount $2,500
  • Apply online at
  • Application deadline is June 22, 2018
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship
  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Award amount $2,500
Bricklaying apprenticeship for seniors: Click Here
Architecture camp
Architectural camp held at Southern Illinois  University. High School students in grades 9-12 are eligible and the camp is held July 15-20
  • Explore historic architecture
  • Travel to St. Louis or other architecture sites
  • Cost is $520 or $370 for commuters
  • Register online at
  • See your counselor for additional information
North American Lighting Apprenticeship
NAL is looking to hire 5 apprentices for our Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) sponsored program. The NAL Technical Apprenticeship is a 5-year program that will begin in August 2018. Apprentices will earn an hourly wage between $13.49-$21 and work towards industry specific certifications while completing an associate's degree.

Detailed Flyer: Click Here
Information on Benefits and Apprentice: Click Here

Apply Online at:  
Clinton County MERS Goodwill WIOA Youth Program
  • Must be a Clinton County resident
  • High School Senior
  • Program assists youth with education & employment goals
  • Offer assistance with college and scholarship applications
  • FAFSA completion, job search, resume building, interview skills etc.
  • Some clients pursue post-secondary degrees
  • Some enter the workforce and others juggle both
  • See your counselor for additional information
Camp 5 Scholarship
  • Open to college students or graduating high school seniors
  • Must be accepted to college
  • Award amount $500
  • For additional information or to apply go to
  • Willing to work camp July 15-20
Washington University Summer Experience Eligibility
To be eligible for the High School Summer Scholars Program students should:
  • Be a current sophomore or junior in high school
  • Have an academic average of B+ (3.3/4.0) or better
  • Have a combined SAT score of at least 1200 or a combined act score of at least 25.*
  • Apply online at

Murray State University’s Commonwealth Honors Academy

The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region.

  • receive six hours of university credit.

  • have the opportunity to take six hours of university courses at Murray State University during the subsequent academic year. 

  • be awarded a four-year, renewable $2,000 on-campus housing scholarship to attend Murray State University. 

The Academy differs from the traditional high school in its approach to learning and in the creation of a living-learning community.   CHA offers students a chance to know and make friends with other enthusiastic, energetic students with high intellectual capacities.  The interaction of students with different backgrounds is one of the most valuable aspects of the Academy.

The Academy provides students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to share the joy of discovery and to exchange ideas in a warm community atmosphere.  Supportive secondary and university faculty chosen from the region work closely with the students in classes, seminars, and extracurricular activities.  Outstanding college men and women serve as residential counselors to provide leadership, friendship, and encouragement to the students.  Exceptional speakers, performers, films, interesting field trips, special events and recreational experiences offer students an array of stimulating activities that provide fun and enjoyment, as well as learning opportunities.

There is no cost to students except for a $195 tuition processing fee.*  In addition, students are responsible for personal articles, laundry, snacks, and incidental expenses

*Fee waived for students receiving free or reduced student lunch, or ACT Fee Waiver.  See your guidance counselor.

The 2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

  • Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018. The winner will best demonstrate:
  • · A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics courses
  • · A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
  • We encourage applicants to read the competition guidelines on this page in their entirety before completing the online application.
  • Competition eligibility This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year. Only one application entry is accepted per student.
  • Important dates August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT. September 2018: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received. October 2018: Winner will be notified and $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
  • Application form Interested students may find the complete scholarship application form here. We recommend composing the 500-word essay in your favorite word processor and then pasting the finished product into this form.
  • Terms and conditions One scholarship winner will be selected to receive a one-year, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. Scholarship recipient will be chosen at the sole discretion of the Aspiring Nurse Scholarship committee.
  • Scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, books, supplies, or any other direct education expenses. Scholarship recipient must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited U.S. nursing program.
  • Once submitted, all essays are property of Nursing Schools Almanac and may be published at its discretion. Nursing Schools Almanac will announce the scholarship winner on its website and through its media outlets.
  • All personally identifiable information is collected solely to conduct the scholarship competition. Student information will never be used for marketing purposes or shared with any third party.

Centralia Foundation Scholarships

·        Jerry and Rosemary Wilson

·      Madge E. Reichman, Lillian May Harris, Fred L. Wham Jr. & Grace J. Wham

·      Hazel Bledsoe Memorial Fund

·      Paul W. Rau & Jean Zimmerman Rau Fund

·      Elizabeth Edwards Funds-Business, Education & Medical Awards

·      American Legion Auxiliary

·      Fred L. Wham Jr. & Grace Wham Nursing Scholarship

·      Marian Ruth Bude Scholarship

·      Robert D. & Donna M. Quick Scholarship

·      Vaughn-Gardner Scholarship


Freedom Foundation
  • Students must be at least 15 years of age
  • NOT open to seniors
  • This is a four day conference held November 1-4, 2018
  • Topics include:
    • Freedom
    • Civil rights
    • Civic responsibilities
    • Citizenship
    • Public Policy
    • Self development
    • Leadership
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Apply online at
  • Application deadline is July 15, 2018

MERS Goodwill WIOA Youth Program Offers services to
youth facing barriers to education who reside in CLINTON County
  • Offer career exploration
  • Job readiness training
  • Turoring
  • Paid work experience
  • Assist with college & scholarship applications
  • Students must live in Clinton County
  • Between ages 14-21
  • Face baarriers such as:
  • Special education services
  • Receive free or reduced lunch
  • Public assistance
  • Homeless
  • Foster child
  • Court record
  • Pregnant or raising a child
  • Engish language learner

See your counselor for additional information