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Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors
2018-2019
G.Scott Jones Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Must be a graduating senior of Centralia High School and enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year accredited college or university
  • Award amount will be $1,000
  • Applicant must have participated in a minimum of one varsity sport
  • Deadline of May 3rd, 2019
  • Click here for more information
Louisville Clay County Farmers Mutual
  • Open to students in Clay, Marion & Wayne Counties
  • Applicants must be children or grandchildren or current policy holders
  • Must be a high school senior who plans to attend college, trade school, or technical school
  • Awards range from $500 to $1500
  • Application deadline is April 16, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application
The Society of American Military Engineers
  • Open to students pursuing degrees in a science, technology or engineering related field
  • Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Application deadline is March 30, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application
BCMW Community Services Scholarship
  • Available to residents of Bond, Clinton, Marion & Washington Counties
  • Five $1,000 scholarships available
  • Open to high school seniors attending an accredited Illinois College, University, or Technical Program
  • Income guidelines based on 125% of poverty level
  • Applications are due by 3:00 pm on March 22, 2019
  • Applications available @ http://www.bcmwcommunityservices.org/scholarships-1.html
The University of Evansville Engineering Options for High School Girls
  • Career opportunities in Engineering & Computer Science
  • Classes taught by University of Evansville Engineering & Computer Science Professors
  • Hands-on projects
  • Mentoring by professional women working in these fields
  • Team & confidence-building exercises
  • Experience life on a college campus
  • Participants receive UE college scholarships totaling $5,000
    • Who: High school girls currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed geometry. Prior participants in Options who are currently still in high school are also invited and will be eligible for priority registration.
    • When: The University of Evansville Campus, Evansville, Indiana
    • Cost: $500 (Includes all costs)
  • Application deadline is April 1, 2019
  • Apply online at https://www.evansville.edu/options/hsGirls.cfm
Centralia Lady of the Elks Scholarship
  • Award Amount $250
  • Application Deadline is April 15, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application
Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay
  • Be a legal U.S. resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Texas
  • Be enrolled in 12th grade in a public or private school (or home school) located in one of the states listed above
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Plan to attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2019-2020 academic school year
  • Choose the African-American you want to write about. It could be someone famous, a relative or a person you know. Just make sure the individual inspires and motivates you. For guidance, review the "How to Enter" instructions and the "Contest Judging Criteria" in sections 4 and 5 of the Official Rules, and be sure your essay is 500 words or less. You can write your essay directly in the application or you can copy and paste it into the appropriate area in the application form.

For additional information go to www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship

Illinois Laborers’ Training Program

  • Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program
  • Applicant must apply in person the first Tuesday of each month
  • Must be 18 years old at time of application
  • Physically able to perform the work of the trade
  • Aptitude testing required
  • Three year program with minimum of 3,000 hours on-the-job diversified work & training
  • See your counselor for an application or for more information
Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship
  • Open to students pursuing nursing
  • Award amount $1,000
  • Application deadline is April 19, 2019
  • Winner will be announced May 9, 2019
  • Click here for an application
Central City Lioness Lions Scholarship
  • Open to Centralia High School Seniors
  • Award amount $500
  • Application deadline is March 31, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application
  • Click here for an application
2019 Lon McHaney Memorial Scholarship
  • An educational scholarship to assist high graduates in continuing their studies
  • Applicant or parents/guardians must be in good standing with Kaskaskia Valley Credit Union
  • Must have a "B" or better GPA for 7 semesters
  • Award amount $200
  • A total of 5 scholarships will be awarded
  • Positive leadership & character exhibited in academic & extra-curricular activities
  • Positive leadership & character exhibited in community activities
  • Application deadline is Friday, April 26, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application

2019 Heneghan & Associates Scholarship

  • High School Senior
  • Enrolled, or in the process of enrolling in either Civil Engineering or Surveying high-education programs
  • Award amount $500
  • Application deadline is March 31, 2019
  • Click here for an application
  • Or see your counselor for an application
Illinois Sheriff's Association
  • Must be a resident of Illinois
  • Attend an Illinois institution of higher learning
  • Award amount $500
  • Application deadline is March 15, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application or go to www.ilsheriff.org

 Kaskaskia College SIR'S

Students in Recruitment Program Information

·  The award is a waiver for tuition & mandatory student & technology fees

·  Maximum 15 hours per semester

·  Must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA

·  Application deadline is April 1, 2019

·  For additional information click here or see your counselor

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SIU Credit Union

SIU Credit Union awards annual scholarships to help members throughout southern Illinois continue their education.  A college education is one of the most important investments a person can make and SIU Credit Union is dedicated to helping its members with that investment.

Five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2019 and will be announced to the rest of the Credit Union membership in a future publication.  A check will be made payable to the recipient.  The check will be presented to the recipients during a May presentation at the Carbondale East branch (395 N. Giant City Road) of SIU Credit Union.

Eligibility

1. Applicant or the applicant's legal guardian must be a SIU Credit Union member in good standing and maintain that membership status throughout the duration of the award to apply for the scholarship.  A member in good standing is defined as one with a minimum balance of $5 in his or her account and no loan delinquencies.  Membership is open to any of the following individuals:

• Anyone who lives or works in the following Illinois counties: Alexander, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, or Williamson.

• Immediate family members of existing members (parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandchildren, or grandparents).

• Anyone who works or belongs to one of our select employer groups (SEGs) or eligible associations.  See our website for a full listing.

2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior enrolling into a two or four year college; community college student transferring into a four-year university; or adult student returning to college.

3. Applicant must fully complete the Scholarship Application and return it to SIU Credit Union with all appropriate support material by the March 29, 2019 deadline for the application to be considered by the committee.

4. SIU Credit Union employees, committee members, board members and their immediate family members are not eligible

 

Centralia Foundation Scholarships

All Foundation Scholarships may be found online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

J. Carl Hall Medical Fund

  • ·        Must reside in the Centralia High School District and be pursuing a degree in any profession within the field of medicine

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

J. Carl Hall Business Fund

  • ·        Must reside in the Centralia High School District and be pursuing a degree in the field of business.

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

Hazel Bledsoe Memorial Fund

  • ·        Centralia High School graduates majoring in Consumer Science may receive funds.

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

Elizabeth L. Edwards Scholarship Fund  
 Funds are awarded to graduates of Centralia High School and Kaskaskia College to obtain degrees in the medical, business and education fields.

Marian Ruth Bude Scholarship

  • Must be a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Elementary School in Centralia and Centralia High School or any Lutheran high school.
  • This is a non-renewable grant for $750
  • Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

Robert D. and Donna M. Quick Scholarship

  • ·        Must be a graduate of either Centralia, Salem or Odin High School, or a student or graduate of Kaskaskia College.

  • ·        Students shall demonstrate financial need to renew their grants and shall maintain at least a 2.0 GPA

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

Jerry and Rosemary Wilson

  • ·        Must be a graduate of Centralia High School and preference shall be given to students attending Kaskaskia College

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

American Legion Auxiliary

  • ·        Must be a United States of America citizen, graduating high school senior or GED recipient and be a resident of Marion, Clinton, Jefferson or Washington County. Preference is given to an honorably discharged veteran or descendant of such a veteran of the armed forces of the United States.

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

 

Madge E. Riechman Fund

Lillian May Harris Fund

Fred L. Wham Jr. & Grace J. Wham Fund

  • ·        These three grants are awarded to graduates of Centralia High School

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

Paul W. Rau & Jean Zimmerman Rau Fund

  • ·        Funds are provided to graduates of Centralia High School who pursue a business degree at Kaskaskia College

  • ·        Students shall demonstrate financial need to renew their grants and shall maintain at least a 2.0 GPA

  • ·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

  • ·        See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm

Fred L. Wham Jr. & Grace J. Wham Fund Nursing Scholarship

·        Must be a graduate of Centralia High School and pursuing a nursing degree at Kaskaskia College

·        Students shall demonstrate financial need to renew their grants and shall maintain at least a 2.0 GPA

·        Application deadline is March 15, 2019

See your counselor for an application or apply online @ www.centraliafoundation.com/scholarships.htm
Attention Seniors:
Illinois Elks Association
Illinois Elks Children's Care Program
  • College scholarship for Physical & Occupational Therapy Majors only
  • Application available online at illinoiselksccc.org
  • Application deadline is March 8, 2019
  • Submit Completed Application to Local Elks Lodge

Illinois Elks Association
Illinois Elks Children's Care Program
  • College scholarship for Physical & Occupational Therapy Assistant 
  • Application available online at illinoiselksccc.org
  • Application deadline is March 8, 2019
  • Submit Completed Application to Local Elks Lodge

North American Lighting (NAL)
  • High School seniors graduating in 2019 & enrolling in college in the Fall of 2019
  • Pursuing a degree in business or technical programs
  • Award amount $2,000
  • The college you are attending is an accredited technical school, junior college, or university
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 500-word essay titled "My Educational and Career Goals."
  • Application deadline is Friday, April 12th, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application
  • Click here for more information

 

Marion Co Farm Bureau
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ISCA Scholarship
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Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

-          Be a high school senior graduating this spring or college student working on BS degree.

-          Be a Marion County Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or child of a member. (Minimum 2 years)

-          Be accepted for enrollment or be 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.  Swan Memorial Scholarship is open to all applicants even if you have won 2 scholarships in the past from the Farm Bureau Foundation.

·         Complete application must be received at the Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation Office by March 15, 2019. 

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School
  3. Must be a student in the 2019 high school graduating class
  4. Must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher
  5. Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,200 on the SAT
  6. Must Enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation
  7. Must work 240 hours in twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2018 to August 2019
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2018 using 2017 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. For additional information or to apply go to www.hsfmo.org


Centralia Business & Professional Women (BPW)
 High school senior
 GPA of 3.0 or above
 All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2019
 Scholarship award is $1,000
 See your counselor for additional information or an application

Click here for an application