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Scholarships 2016-2017

Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must have a history of extracurricular activities
  • Must submit an essay
  • Application deadline is 03/01/2017
  • See your counselor for an application
Attention High School Juniors
College Prep Scholars Program
  • Full Scholarships to college summer programs at Stanford, Yale, Emory, Penn, and more that cover travel, tuition, and room & board

  • A head start on applying to colleges

Eligibility:

  • Have mostly A’s in the most rigorous courses available

  • Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually

  • May be eligible for free or reduced lunch

  • May be part of the first generation in their family to attend college

  • Application Deadline is 03/22/2017

Apply online at www.questbridge.org
BCMW Scholarship
  • Criteria based on Income, Grade Point Average, Career Goals Statement, Letters of Recommendation, and interview with Scholarship Committee

  • Available to low-income residents of Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties

  • Residents furthering their education at a trade school, two-year community college, or a 4 year college or university

  • Award amount is $750

  • Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017

Applications are available online at www.bcmwcommunityservices.org or see your counselor
Central City Lioness Scholarship
  • Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2017
  • See your counselor for an application
Illinois Health Careers Video Contest
  • High school and college age students currently enrolled in a health professions relate program
  • No more than 4 students per entry
  • Award amount from $250 to $1,000
  • Video must be about a specific health career and provide inspiration to other students to choose this career
  • Submit video and related material before March 31, 2017
  • For additional information see your counselor or go to http://ahec.rockford.uic.edu/scilahec/
Salem Township Hospital Foundation
Linda Mobley Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Resident of Marion County
  • Enrolled in the Nursing Program at Kaskaskia College
  • Must Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must agree to apply for employment with Salem Township Hospital
  • Award Amount $2,500
  • Obtain an application from your counselor or go to http://salemtownhosp.com/
  • Application Deadline is March 31, 2017
Raterman Trust Allied Health Scholarships
  • Must be a resident of Marion or surrounding counties
  • Enrolled in an Allied Health Program at an accredited college to include but not limited to Nursing, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Coding, Pharmacy, or Medicine
  • Must Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must agree to apply for employment with Salem Township Hospital
  • Award amount $2,500
  • Obtain an application from your counselor or go to http://salemtownhosp.com/
  • Application Deadline is March 31, 2017
Kyle Price Memorial Scholarship for Marion County
  • Scholarship is a tribute to the life of Kyle Price who served in Iraq with the United States Marines
  • Award amount $250
  • Award based on school and community participation as well as financial need
  • Application deadline is May 2, 2017
  • See your counselor for an application
Beta Sigma Psi
Southeast Missouri University
Midwest Achievement Award (MAA)
  • Apply for admission by March 1
  • Save over $5,300 a year
  • Have a 21 or composite score on the ACT or 98 SAT CR+M or 1060 SAT ERW+M
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Live in an MAA eligible state (AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, NE, ND, TN, or WI

And that's not even the best part... The MAA scholarship can be combined with one of the following Academic Scholarships:
 a $2,000 University Scholarship or a $1,000 Residence LIfe Leadership Scholarship
Learn more at:

http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/scholarships/index.html#maa

Southern Illinois Regional College Fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
  • Location: Southern Illinois University Arena
SIU Credit Union
  • Applicant or the applicant's legal guardian must be a SIU Credit Union Member
  • Graduating Senior
  • Award amount $1,000
  • Application Deadline is March 31,2017
  • See your counselor for an application or go to https://www.siucu.org/scholarship
Commonwealth Honors Academy
 
The Commonwealth Honors Academyis a challenging 3 week academic, social, and personal growth program for outstanding high schools students
  who have completed their junior year and will return to high school as a senior in the fall following the academy
  • Receive 6 hours of university credit
  • Have the opporturnity to take 6 hours of university courses during the subsequent academic year
  • Be awarded a 4 year, renewable $2,000 scholarship to attend Murray State University
  • Academy runs from June 10 to July 1, 2017
  • Application deadline is March 1, 2017
  • See your counselor for an application or go to: http://www.murraystate.edu/cha/application.htm

Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholarship

·         College-bound high school seniors who are pursuing agriculture-related curriculum & careers

·         Award amount $2,000

·         Application deadline is February 27, 2017

·         Apply online at http://www.farmcreditil.com/resources/community/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx

 Illinois Odd-Fellow Rebekahs

·              Applicant must be a resident of Illinois

·         Demonstrate financial need

·         Application deadline is February 28, 2017

·         Apply online at https://ioof-il.org/forms/

 Bezos Scholarship

  • Junior status during the 2016-17 academic year
  • Legal U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have received DACA status
  • Demonstration of leadership in one’s school and community
  • Have taken at least one of these tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT, or ACT Aspire
  • Be enrolled in, or have taken, one or more Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or college-level courses
  • Availability to participate in all program dates, including June 24-30, 2017 in Aspen, Colorado

·         Application deadline is February 10, 2017

·         Apply online at joinbsp.org

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders

·           Must be in an ag-related field of study

·         Award amount $1,500

·         Application deadline February 1, 2017

·         Apply online at http://www.americasfarmers.com/community-outreach/grow-ag-leaders/

Future Healthcare Hero

·           Applicants must be pursuing entry into any health-science program for fall 2017

·         Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA

·         Must intend to practice in a rural, or underserved setting, upon completion of the program

·         Scholarship amount $500

·         Application deadline is March 1, 2017

·         See your counselor for an application

New Life in Christ Scholarship
 
Open to high school seniors
  Seven scholarships are awarded
  May apply for only 1 scholarship
  GPA requirements as well as financial need
  Application deadline is 02/01/2017
  See your counselor for an application or go to https://www.nlicic.org
Donald J & Janet B Woodard Scholarship
     
Above-average student
       Students accepted at  Eastern University, Murray State University, University of Illinois, or any other accredited college or University
       Award amount $2,000
       Application deadline is April 15
    
  A member or child of a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Centralia, IL who meets all other criteria for the scholarship may have priority over other applicants
       For more information see your counselor or contact Lori Aarons, church secretary for First United Presbyterian Church
Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarships
       Open to high school senios enrolling at Kaskaskia College
       Go to the following website to create a login account https://apps.kaskaskia.edu/
       Application deadline is February 27, 2017
       See your counselor for additional information
       
   Elizabeth Edwards Fund- Business Award
                                               - Education Award
                                               - Medical Award

·        Graduating Senior of Centralia HS pursuing a degree in education

·        Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the Fall of 2017 at   Kaskaskia College

·        Application deadline is 03/15/2017

·        See your counselor for an application

                Application Deadline is March 15. 2017
        Madge E. Riechman Fund, Lillian May Harris Fund,& Fred L. Wham Jr. & Grace J. Wham Fund       

·        Current Senior or Graduate of Centralia High School

·        Demonstrate Financial Need

·        Maintain a 2.0 or above GPA

·        Application deadline is 03/15/2017

·        See your counselor for an application

               Application Deadline is March 15, 2017
        American Legion Auxiliary

·        Must be a US Citizen

·        Graduating high school senior

·        Application deadline is 03/15/2017

·        See your counselor for an application

                Application Deadline is March 15, 2017
        Hazel Bledsoe Memorial Fund

·        High school senior

·        Pursuing a teaching degree in Family & Consumer Sciences

·        Maintain a 2.0 or above GPA

·        Application deadline is 03/15/2017

·        See your counselor for an application

                Application Deadline is March 15, 2017
       Fred L. Wham Jr. & Grace J. Wham Fund Nursing Scholarship

·        Graduate of Centralia High School

·        Pursuing a degree in Nursing at Kaskaskia College

·        Maintain a 2.0 or above GPA

·        Application deadline is 03/15/2017

·        See your counselor for an application

                Application Deadline is March 15. 2017
       Marian Ruth Bude Scholarship Fund

·        Graduate of Trinity Lutheran School

·        Graduate of Centralia High School

·        Grant amount is $750

·        Application deadline is 03/15/2017

·        See your counselor for an application

                Application Deadline is March 15, 2017
       Robert D. and Donna M. Quick Scholarship

·        Graduate of Centralia High School

·        Demonstrate Financial need

·        Maintain a 2.0 or above GPA

·        Application deadline is 03/15/2017

·        See your counselor for an application

               Application Deadline is March 15, 2017
      
Paul W. Rau & Jean Zimmerman Rau Fund
                -Centralia High School Graduate
                -Puruing a degree in Business and attending Kaskaskia College
                -Demonstrate financial need
                -Maintain a 2.0 or above GPA
               Application Deadline is March 15, 2017

GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club
Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship

  • Student Must be studying a Field of Study in International Outreach, such as International Business,
     Foreign Languages, Missions, International Healthcare, etc.
  • Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2017
  • Students MUST attend an Illinois School
  • See your counselor for an application
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club
Vocational Scholarship Application
  • Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2017
  • Student MUST attend an Illinois School
  • See your counselor for an application
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club
Centennial Library Scholarship
  • Open to those pursuing a degree in Library Science
  • Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2017
  • Student MUST attend an Illinois School
  • See your counselor for an application
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club
Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Drama $500
  • Music $1,000
  • Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2017
  • Student MUST attend an Illinois School
  • See your counselor for an application
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club
Lorado Taft Art Scholarship
  • Award amount $1,000
  • Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2017
  • Student MUST attend an Illinois School
  • See your counselor for an application
BPW Scholarship
  • 2017 Graduate of Centralia High School
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Application deadline is 02/28/2017
Kids Chance of Illinois
To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria
 of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need.  Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 16-25 at the time of the full disbursement of Kids' Chance Inc. of Illinois, scholarship award.
  • Student applicant and/or deceased/injured worker are not required to be legal resident of Illinois
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award.
  • Applicant must be enrolled, accepted or applying for acceptance as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited university, college, or technical school
Illinois Chemical Education Foundation
  • Open to Future Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Enviromental Engineers, or High School Chemical Teachers.
  • High School Seniors who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement.
  • Senior planning to attend a post-secondary educational institution located in Illinois
  • Award Amount $2,000
  • Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, Feburary 17, 2017
  • See counselor for additional information or go to cicil.net
Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Application
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
  • Be a high school graduate or graduating in 2017 and working toward a BS Degree
  • Be a Marion County Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or child of a member. (Minimum of 2 years)
  • Be accepted for enrollment or enrolled at a post-secondary school.  Good toward BS, no graduate studies
  • Exhibit potential for successful completion of course of study
  • Be a resident of Illinois
  • Not be a spouse, child, sibling, grandchild, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law of a Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation Board member or employee
  • Past recipients may reapply, but no student may win more than two (2) scholarships from the Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation
The Critieria for awarding the scholarship are as follows:
  • Scholarship- Academtic performance and honors:  Rank in Class:  ACT Score
  • Demonstated interest in agriculture or related field  **Special consideration will be given to students who are entering a field of study that is PRIMARILY production agriculture or agri-business field of study
  • Financial Need
  • Evidence of self-help.  How is the student contributing financially to his/her education
  • Character and Personality-  Maturity:  Industriousness and motivation:  Intellectual interest:  Moral Character:  Demonstrated leadership

Applications with picture of the applicant must be received at the Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation Office by March 15, 2017

Kaskaskia Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Open to high school seniors
  • Scholarship consist of a waiver of tuition & mandatory fees
  • Scholarships are available in activities of...
    • Instrumental Music
    • Theater
    • Vocal Music
  • Applications must be received by 6/30/17, click here to download document
Students in Recruitment (SiR's Scholarship)
  • Open to in-district students only
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Must have completed the FAFSA
  • Application deadline is 4/1/17
  • See your counselor for additional information or click here to download document
National Defense Transportation Scholarship

·        Applicants must be high school seniors or full time college students

·        Priority given to students in a degree program related to  business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution

·        Application deadline is 03/01/2017

·        Award amounts up to $4,000

·        Two letters of recommendation

·        See your counselor for an application

2017 Careers in Agriculture
  • High School Senior
  • Majoring in the agricultural field
  • Application deadline is 03/01/2017
  • See your counselor for an application