Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors

2020-2021

(Newest Listed First)

Southern Illinois School of Cosmetology

  • Current Centralia High School Senior

  • Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA their senior year

  • $1000 Scholarship

  • Application deadline is May 1, 2021

  • See your counselor for an application

Ernestine Foster Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to current graduating seniors of Centralia High School

  • Emphasis placed on students that have taken Business related classes at Centralia High School

  • Award amount $500

  • Application deadline is Friday, April 30th

  • See your counselor for an application

Vic E. Dunahee Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship

  • High School senior graduating in 2021

  • Applicant must have artistic ability

  • Does not have to be a Art Major to apply

  • Award amount $500

  • Submission required by April 18, 2021

  • See your counselor for an application

CTHS Class of 57

  •  Graduating Senior

  • Essay required

  • Applications due in the Guidance Office on or before Friday, April 30

BCMW Scholarship

  • Five $1,000 scholarships available

  • Eligibility Criteria: Income and Grade Point Average

  • Three letters of reccomendation

  • Deadline Wednesday, March 21, 2021

  • See your counselor for an application or go to www.bcmwcommunityservices.org

Heneghan & Associates Scholarship

  • High School senior

  • Enrolled in either Civil Engineering or Surveying higher-education programs

  • Award amount $500

  • Deadline Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • See your counselor for an application

Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship

  • Designed for students who are pursuing degrees in science and technology or engineering related field

  • Award amount $1,000

  • All applications must be received by March 31, 2021

  • See your counselor for an application

Kaskaskia College

Student Ambassadors Scholarship

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or above

  • Applicants must have completed and submitted the FAFSA

  • All application information must be received by May 31, 2021. The deadline has changed to May 1st, 2021!

  • Applicants must have registered with Kaskaskia College before applying

  • Must be a full time student for the Fall of 2021

  • Must complete 19 hours of recruitment service a week

  • For additional information or to apply go to https://kaskaskia.smapply.io/

Rotary International District 6510 Foundation Scholarship

Each applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • High School Senior

  • Reside in Rotary District 6510

  • Academics at B average or better; include a copy of most current transcript including fall grades

  • Résumé of School Involvement – Service, Clubs, Athletics, etc.; cite leadership roles (officer, chair, section leader, awards, etc.)

  •  Résumé of Community Involvement and Volunteerism; cite leadership roles as above and part-time jobs

  • Educational and Career Plan

  • An essay about how the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self” affects, has affected, or will affect your life in the future (400-word limit).

  • Award amount $2,500

  • Applications must be received by April 1, 2021

  • See your counselor for an application

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships

  • 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 requirements

  • Application deadline is March 31, 2021

  • Apply online at https://automotivescholarships.com/apply-online

North American Lighting (NAL) Scholarship

  • Graduating in 2021 and enrolling in college in the Fall of 2021.

  • The college you attend must be an accredited technical school, junior college or university.

  • The degree you pursue must be in the business or technical field.

  • You must provide three letters of recommendation from individuals outside of your family to support your character, work ethic and community involvement.

  • You must submit a 500-word (minimum) essay titled "My Educational and Career Goals."

  • Application deadline is April 9, 2021

  • To apply go to https://www.nal.com/scholarship/

Peoples National Bank Scholarship

  • Positive leadership and character exhibited in both academic and extra-curricular school activities.

  • Positive leadership and character exhibited in community activities.

  •  Full time enrollment in an accredited two/four-year college, university or trade/vocational school. (Proof of enrollment will be required for release of scholarship funds.)

  • Eligible applicants must be a graduating senior of a high school within an approved market area of Peoples National Bank.

  • Applicants must have maintained a “B” average or better for seven semesters of high school.

  • Student/Applicant or one or both parents/guardians of student/applicant must be a customer of Peoples National Bank.

  • Award amount $500

  • Applicants must have the application and transcripts turned in to Peoples National Bank, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 908, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 by March 5, 2021. 

  • See your counselor for an application

Alamelu Lakshmana Health Career Scholarship

·         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.

To apply go to https://salemtownhosp.com/alamelu-lakshmanan-health-career-scholarship/ or see your counselor.

Application deadline is April 28, 2021

Ratermann Trust Allied Health Scholarships

  • The applicant must be a resident of Marion County and/or surrounding counties

  • The recipient must not have received any other Ratermann Scholarship

  • 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

  •  Four scholarships will be awarded for $2,500 each and will be credited to the recipient’s account and is restricted to tuition, books and fees at an accredited college.

To apply go to  https://salemtownhosp.com/scholarships-for-allied-health/ or see your counselor

Application deadline is April 28, 2021

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
    https://siucu.org/about/scholarship/

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

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 https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/Apply/ 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 https://farmcreditil.com/

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

To apply go to https://kaskaskia.smapply.io/

for additional information speak to your counselor or go to https://www.kaskaskia.edu/admissions/financial-aid/grants/foundation-scholarships/

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

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

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 www.nrotc.navy.mil/

  • ·        Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) also available at www.nrotc.navy.mil