Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors
University of Illinois
2019-2020 Children of Veterans 
  • Four year tuition waiver at the University of Illinois
  • The priority deadline is January 2, 2019
  • Must be an Illinois resident from the county in which you apply
  • Must be admitted to the University of Illinois
  • You must be the natural child, step-child, or legally adopted child of the veteran on whose service your application is made
  • You must provide proof of your ACT or SAT scores
  • To obtain additional information go to
  • Click here for application

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. 

Eastern Illinois University (EIU) has announced that they are waiving the $30 application fee from now till November 1st.
See Your councilor for additional information.
Voice of Democracy
The VFW has announced its "Voice of Democracy" scriptwriting contest.  You have an opportunity to earn money for college by writing and recording an essay on the theme, "Why My Vote Matters."  The entry completion date is October 30th. See Bonnie Love in guidance for more information
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


Elks National Foundation Scholarships for Elks Families
  • The applicant must be a high school senior
  • The applicant must apply online only. The 2019 Legacy Awards application deadline is 11:59 a.m. Central Time on Friday, February 1, 2019
  • If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge
  • Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) by December 31, 2018
  • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, Colleges or Universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Phillippines may apply Legacy Awards towards schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
  • If you are selected as a 2019 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.
  • To apply go to
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
  • High School Senior
  • Application Deadline is 11/15/18
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks
  • High School Graduates are not eligible to apply
  • To obtain additional information or to apply go to

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in high-need schools across Illinois. We prepare them for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.

Golden Apple Scholars Receive:

  • Up to $23,000 in tuition and assistance
  • Paid summer internships in teaching (a guaranteed summer job)
  • Classroom teaching experience from the start
  • Job placement assistance after college
  • Ongoing mentorship and support from Golden Apple award-winning educators


  • Illinois High School Senior, Illinois Partner University Freshman or Sophomore, Illinois Community College Student.
  • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACA recipients) and resident of Illinois.
  • Be a resident of Illinois (if you are dependent, both you and your parent/guardian must be residents of Illinois)
  • ACT: 
    Prior to 9/1/15 – Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 19 on the Combined English/Writing portion
    9/1/15 and later – Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 16 on the Writing portion 
    9/10/16 and later – Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 6 on the Writing portion
  • SAT: 
    Prior to 3/5/16 – Composite score of 1030 (critical reading + mathematics = 1030 or higher) and a minimum score of 450 on writing 
    3/5/16 and later – Composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing
  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
    Passed TAP prior to January 2019
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Priority Deadline: December 1, 2018
Regular Deadline: March 1, 2019.

For additional information or to apply go to


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

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking
  • Open to Illinois high school seniors
  • Award amount of up to $4,000
  • Must be received by the CBAI Foundation via a sponsoring back by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
  • See your counselor for an application
  • Click here for an application