Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors
(Newest Listed First)

Southern Illinois Credit Union

  • Graduating Seniors
  • Applicant or the legal guardian must be a SIU Credit Union member
  • Award amount $1,000
  • Application deadline is March 31, 2021
  • For additional information or to apply go to

The Illinois Masonic Children's Program (IMCAP)

  • Plan to attend a trade school or enrolled in vocational classes at a college
  • Display financial need
  • Have a GPA of 3.3 or lower
  • Must receive a Referral from an Illinois Master Mason
  • Application deadline is March 31, 2021
  • See your counselor for an application
Virtual EIU ROTC Scholarship and Information Brief
13 January at 7PM.  I encourage any student enrolling in college to attend this virtual brief.  Parents are welcome as well along with school counselors and administrators.   


During this brief we will discuss scholarship opportunities, NO OBLIGATION Tuition Waivers available, classes required, guaranteed jobs available upon graduation, and earning potential as an Army Officer in the National Guard, Army Reserves or Active Duty Army. We will be rewarding 3-5 Scholarships to incoming freshman and have up to 40 “no obligation” tuition waivers available for next fall.  Scholarships consist of full tuition and fees OR room and board, $1200 yearly book allowance, and a $420 monthly stipend paid to the student. Tuition waivers come with no obligation and cover the cost of tuition for the semester awarded. Tuition waivers may also be used in conjunction with a scholarship.



13 JANUARY 7:00 PM

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IAA Foundation Scholarship
Providing college scholarships to Illinois Farm Families, Illinois Farm Bureau members, spouses and their children who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or ag-related course of study
Seventy-seven scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,500
Application period is from January 1, 2021 to February 15, 2021
For additional information or to apply go to

Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) Post-Secondary Scholarship
May be used for post-secondary schools or programs

Award amount $1,000

Application deadline is February 12, 2021

For additional information or to apply go to


Beta Sigma PSI
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)
  • The scholarship covers 100% of undergraduate tuition, books,uniforms, and includes a monthly subsistence allowance.

  • The program runs concurrently with a student’s normal college educational course of study. 

  • NROTC students attend classes in Naval Science, participate in unit drill and physical training, and other activities.

  • Students are taught the leadership principals and high ideals of a military officer.

  • During the summer students participate in a variety of training courses. These periods of instruction help students understand different career options, as well as familiarize them with a military life.

  • Upon graduation, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

  • Students incur zero obligation by applying and can withdraw from the program at any time during the freshman year of college.

  • Students can simply visit to start the application process.

  • Minimum academic requirement of 1000 on SAT (Math plus critical reading)

  • Additionally the applicants must score at least 200 points on the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (consisting of a timed three mile run, crunches, and pull-ups/push-ups).

Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholarship
  • High school seniors attending college next fall
  • Pursuing a major and career related to agriculture, food systems, or environmental resources
  • Award amount $2,000
  • Application deadline is March 12, 2021
  • Apply online at
Centralia Foundation Scholarships
13 Scholarships Currently Available! The Centralia Foundation distributes over $190,000 in scholarships each year to Centralia area students. Each of the following
scholarships requires a separate application.

Current Scholarships Available:
- Rollen & Lecta Rae Robinson Scholarship Fund
- Madge Riechman Scholarship Fund/Lillian May Harris Fund/Fred & Grace Wham Fund
- Elizabeth Edwards Scholarship Fund
- Paul and Jean Zimmerman Rau Scholarship
- Hazel Bledsoe Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Marian Ruth Bude Scholarship Fund
- Fred & Grace Wham Fund Nursing Scholarship
- American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
- Jerry & Rosemary Wilson Scholarship Fund
- Robert & Donna Quick Scholarship Fund
- J. Carl Hall Medical Scholarship
- J. Carl Hall business Scholarship
- Edward Stephens, Jr/Ruth Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Click here for applications and details. Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2021
Please contact your counselor if you have questions.
Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarships
The foundation scholarship are currently open
for additional information speak to your counselor or go to
Students need to create a login to apply
Centralia BPW Scholarship
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in Centralia High School
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Transcript must be submitted with the application
  • All Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2021
  • See your counselor for an application

United States Senate Youth Program

·        Open to any high school junior or senior

·     Must have demonstrated leadership ability.

·     Award amount $10,000

·     Application deadline is February 5, 2021

·     For additional information or to apply go to

Marion County Farm Bureau

·        Be a family member of a Marion County Farm Bureau member

·     High school senior graduating in the Spring 2021

·     Enrolled in a post-secondary school

·     Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000

·     Must be received by March 15, 2021

·     See your counselor for an application

Daughters of the American Revolution

·        One general scholarship and one history scholarship candidate

·    Open to both male and female students

·     Family membership in DAR is not required

·     Applications must be submitted to the local chapter before February 1, 2021

·     Portal to apply opens November 1, 2020

·     For additional information or to apply go to

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship

·        Applications are based on academic performance and academic need

·        Award amount $1,500

·        Applications must be received by January 25, 2021

·        Open to high school seniors

·        Must have a 3.0 GPA

·        For additional information visit

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) 

·        Full tuition

·        Monthly Stipend

·        Score on the SAT

o   Math = 540

o   Verbal = 550

o   Combined = 1200

·        Apply for the Navy or Nurse Corps

·        For additional information go to

·        Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) also available at

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

Entry Points

  • High school Class of 2021
  • College Freshmen and Sophomores at Partner Universities in Illinois
  • Community college students in Illinois

General Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACAmented student) and resident of Illinois
  • Illinois High School Senior, Illinois Partner University Freshman or Sophomore, Illinois Community College Student.
  • Academic Requirements
    • Every application submitted to Golden Apple Scholars receives a holistic review. This means every piece of your application is reviewed and considered in order to make a decision. One single item does not determine your application decision.

Apply at

Priority deadline: December 15, 2020

Deadline: April 1, 2021