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Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors
2019-2020
Illinois Masonic Children's Assistance Program (IMCAP)
  • Must plan to attend or enroll in a trade or vocational program
  • Reside in a small town in the Grand Lodge Southern Area
  • Must have a C+ or below grade point average in High School
  • Be 25 years of age or younger with an identified financial need
  • See your counselor for an application or if you need additional information

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
Golden Apple Scholarship
Centralia Business & Professional Women Scholarship
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at Centralia High School
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • All applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020
  • See your counselor for an application
South Central FS
South Central will cover the cost of tuition, books, and fees each semester, for those students who meet the required qualifications.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Effective communication skills
  • Dependable team player
  • positive attitude
  • Must work for  a minimum of 2 years at South Central FS after graduation
  • for more information or to apply go to www.southcentralfs.com

Centralia Foundation Scholarships


 

American Legion Auxiliary

  • Must be a United States of America Citizen

  • High school senior

  • Preference given to an honorably discharged veteran or descendant of such a veteran

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/


Hazel Bledsoe Memorial Fund

  • Graduate of Centralia High School

  • Pursuing a degree in education with preference given to students pursuing a degree in Consumer &/or Family Sciences

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/


Marian Ruth Bude Scholarship

  • Applicants must be a graduate of Trinity Lutheran School & Centralia High School

  • Award is not based on need but shall be made to a student who has shown an aptitude for achievement

  • Award amount is $750

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/


Elizabeth Edwards

  • Graduate of Centralia High School

  • Business Award pursuing a degree in Business

  • Education Award pursuing a degree in Education


J. Carl Hall Business Fund

  • Graduate of Centralia High School

  • Pursuing any degree in the Business field

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/


J Carl Hall Medical Fund

  • Centralia High School graduate

  • Pursuing a degree in any profession in the field of medicine

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/


Robert D. & Donna M. Quick Scholarship


Madge E. Riechman, Lillian May Harris, Fred L. Wham Jr. & Grace J. Wham Fund


Vaughn-Gardner Scholarship

  • Graduate Centralia High School

  • Must be pursuing a degree in a non-sports related area

  • Award of full tuition for student attending Kaskaskia College

  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/


Jerry & Rosemary Wilson Scholarship

  • Graduate of Centralia High School

  • Demonstrate need

  • Must be enrolling at Kaskaskia College

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/


Paul W. Rau & Jean Zimmerman Rau

  • Must be graduate of Centralia High School

  • Enrolling at Kaskaskia College

  • Pursuing a Business Degree

  • Application deadline is March 13, 2020

  • Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may complete them online at https://centraliafoundation.com/scholarships/



Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs

2020 Peoples National Bank Scholarship

2020 Aviation Summer Academy

  • Click link to find application process and application

  • All links on PDF in below link are accessible

  • 2020 ASA

SIU Credit Union

  • Click link to find application process and application

  • All links on PDF in below link are accessible

  • SIU Credit Union Scholarships

    Donald L. & Janet B. Woodard Scholarship

    • Centralia High School senior

    • Above average student

    • Preference given to those accepted by Kaskaskia College, Eastern Illinois University, Murray State University &/or University of Illinois

    • Priority will be given to members of the First United Presbyterian Church

    • Award amount $500

    • Application deadline is April 15

    • See your counselor for additional information or for an application


    Heneghan & Associates

    • High School senior

    • Enrolled, or in the process of enrolling in either Civil Engineering or Surveying higher-education programs

    • Award amount $500

    • Application deadline is March 31, 2020

    • See your counselor for additional information or to obtain an application

    Central City Lioness Lions

    • High School senior

    • Award amount $500

    • Application deadline is March 31, 2020

    • See your counselor for an application

     

    North American Lighting Scholarship For Excellence

    • High School senior

    • Award amount $1,000

    • A way to help students further their education in the business or technical field

    • Our goal is to support local students in education and to provide internships for those who wish to  remain in the communities we serve

    • See your counselor for additional information or to obtain an application

     

    Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship

    • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

    • Applicants need not be enrolled in a four year nursing program to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicants may be attending a two year nursing program with the intention of receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or higher upon completion of the two year program.

    • Outstanding student

    • Demonstration of initiative and leadership skills and/or abilities 

    • Application deadline is April 20th

    • See your counselor for additional information or to obtain an application

     


    Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship
    • Be a high school graduate or graduating in 2020.
      - Be a Marion CFB member, spouse, or child of a member (minimum 2-years)
      - Be accepted for enrollment (or enrolled) at a post-secondary school (good toward BS, no
      graduate study).
      - Exhibit potential for successful completion of course study.
    • Award amount of up to $2,000
    • Application deadline is March 16, 2020
    • See your counselor for an application
    • Electronic Application (Instructions on application)

Kyle Price Memorial Scholarship

On Friday, January 13, 2006, Woodlawn High School lost a dear friend and alum, Kyle Price. He was serving in the United States Marine Corps in Ramadi, Iraq. Kyle, son of John & Cheryl Hun-sell of Woodlawn and Dave Price of Indianapolis, IN, was a 2004 graduate of Woodlawn High School.

This scholarship for $250 was established as a tribute to the life of Kyle Price. It will be awarded to one student from Marion County based on school and community participation, as well as financial need.

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

  • Official school transcript with official seal (please include class ranking and ACT and/or SAT score)  

  • 1 recommendation letter from a teacher 

  • 1 recommendation letter from someone who is not a member of your family

  • See your counselor for an application


The Illinois Society War of 1812 Essay Contest

  • Open to Freshman to Seniors

  • Top award of $500

  • Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2020

  • See your counselor for an application


GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Club

  • Scholarship may be applied to the registration fee of an educational summer camp or to the tuition at an Illinois college or university

  • Applicant must be at least 16 years old

  • Award amount $350

  • Application deadline is March 1, 2020

  • See your counselor for additional information or an application

Salem Township Hospital Foundation Scholarships
  • The applicant must be a resident of Marion County
  • The applicant may be a full time or part time student enrolled in an Allied Health Program at an accredited college to include but not limited to Nursing, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medical Coding, Pharmacy or Medicine
  • The applicant must submit a copy of his/her high school transcript and GPA, or a copy of his/her GED Diploma and test scores
  • The recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for the award
  • The candidate must agree that he/she will apply for employment first with Salem Township Hospital. If this term is breached by the candidate, he/she will be considered in default and will be asked to reimburse the STH Foundation
  • One scholarship will be awarded for $1,000 and will be credited to the recipient’s account and is restricted to tuition, books and fees at an accredited college.
  • Application deadline is March 31, 2020
  • Apply online at  https://salemtownhosp.com/alamelu-lakshmanan-health-career-scholarship/

 

The University of Evansville is offering Engineering Options for High school girls
The summer program will teach girls about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in engineering and computer science.
  • Camp is held June 14 to June 19th
  • Open to girls currently in 9th, 10th, & 11th grade who have completed geometry
  • Participants will receive a $5,000 scholarship to attend University of Evansville
  • For additional information or to apply go to www.evansville.edu/options/
Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship
  • be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the 2019-2020 academic year in Illinois, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;

  • have a strong commitment to pursue a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business- related field within the State of Illinois with preference given to attendance at the University of Illinois
  • involvement in co-curricular and community activities

  • demonstrate academic achievement

  • be a resident of Illinois

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

  • award amount $500

  • application deadline is March 9, 2020

  • for additional information or to apply go to https://publish.illinois.edu/illinois-admin-professionals/secretariat-%20scholarship/about-the-scholarship/

CTHS CLASS OF 57 SCHOLARSHIP

  • Graduating senior attending college or university for the fall of 2020

  • List high school extra-curricular, and community activities

  • One page essay

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Application deadline is Wednesday April 15, 2020

  • See your counselor for additional information or an application


CENTRAL CITY/CENTRALIA LIONS CLUB EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Centralia High School graduate

  • Applicant plans to obtain either a certificate degree or associate degree from Kaskaskia College

  • Must be in good academic standing (C or better grade point average)

  • Must plan to be a full time student for the fall of 2020

  • Application deadline is June 1, 2020

  • See your counselor for additional information or an application


Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship

Who Qualifies for this Scholarship? 

∙     Full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school

∙     Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time students at any of the above

∙     No GPA requirement 

  • Application deadline is March 31, 2020

For additional information or to apply go to https://www.automotivescholarships.com/apply_online.cfm

Rotary International District 6510 Foundation
  • Reside in Rotary District 6510
  • Academics at B average or better
  • Resume of community involvement and volunteerism
  • Award amount $2,500
  • Application deadline is April 1, 2020
  • See your counselor for additional information or for an application
Kids Chance Scholarship
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 18-25 at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois, scholarship award.
  • Student applicant and/or deceased/injured worker are not required to be a 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.
  • Awards will be disbursed to the Office of the Bursar two times a year at the beginning of each academic term. 
  • For additional information or to apply go to https://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships.html
BCMW Scholarship
  • available to low-income residents of Bond, Clinton, Marion & Washington counties
  • eligible education includes vocational, two year and four year colleges and universities
  • award amount of $1,000
  • Based on 90-day income guidelines
  • must provide an essay, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation
  • All applications due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020
  • for additional information or for an application go to www.bcmwcommunityservices.org
G. Scott Jones Scholarships
  • Graduating senior
  • Enrolled at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university
  • Award amount $1,000
  • Applicant must have participated in a minimum of 1 varsity sport
  • Application deadline is May 1, 2020
  • See your counselor for an application
Louisville Clay County Farmers Mutual
  • Must be children or grandchildren of current policyholders
  • high school senior
  • Award amount of up to $750
  • Application deadline of April 20, 2020
  • See your counselor for additional information or an application