Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors

2021-2022

(Newest Listed First)

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 requirement

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

  • Application deadline is March 31, 2022

Peoples National Bank

  • 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.

  • Applications must be received by March 4, 2022

  • See your counselor for an application

The Bridging the Dream Scholarship

  • Be currently enrolled as a high school senior for 2021-2022 academic year

  • Plan to be a full time student during the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Plan to be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program during the 2022-2023 academic year

    • Two-year Schools

    • Four-year Schools

    • Vocational/Technical certificate/certification program

  • Current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher

  • Be Pell-Grant eligible

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

  • Be a diverse candidate 

  • Diverse shall include, but not limited to: 

  • Gender 

  • Disability 

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Belonging to an underserved community

  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities

  • Able to demonstrate good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence

All Applicants Must: 

  • Answer the following statement Video up to 2 mins: 
    What are 3 short term goals (academic, financial, personal, professional, etc.) that are important for you to achieve and how will this scholarship help you bridge the gap to your goals?

This application opens January 17, 2022 and closes February 28, 2022 12:00 p.m. (Noon) EST

Apply at https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/2022-2023-tmcf-bridging-the-dream-scholarship-program-for-high-school-seniors/

The Completing the Dream Scholarship

  • Enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program 

    • Two-year Schools

    • Four-year Schools

    • Vocational/Technical certificate/certification program

  • Open to Seniors planning to complete their degree or program by the end of Spring 2022 semester.

  • Current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

  • Be a diverse candidate

  • Diverse shall include, but not limited to:

    • Gender

    • Disability

    • Race

    • Ethnicity

    • Belonging to an underserved community

  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.

  • Demonstrate good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence

All Applicants Must: 

  • Need to upload a professional image

  • Answer the following Video Statement up to 2 mins: 
    What would completing your degree or program mean to you?

This application opens January 17, 2022 and closes August 31, 2022 12:00 p.m. (Noon) EST

Funding is available until the funds are exhausted.

Apply at https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/2021-2022-tmcf-sallie-mae-fund-completing-the-dream-gap-scholarship/

Beta Sigma PSI Christian Leadership Award

  • Open to graduating seniors

  • Christian male freshman attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Award amount $5,000

  • Apply online at https://www.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships/

  • Application deadline is March 5th, 2022.

SIU Credit Union

  • Open to high school seniors

  • Must belong to SIU Credit Union

  • Application deadline is March 31, 2022.

  • Apply online at www.siucu.org/scholarship

North American Lighting Scholarship for Excellence

  • Designed to help students further their education in business, engineering or technology fields

  • High school graduate in the Spring of 2022

  • Application deadline is April 8, 2022.

  • Apply at https://www.nal.com/scholarship/

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Provides financial assistance to students who exhibit significant financial need (Adjusted Gross Income below $55,000)

  • Scholarships range from $10,000 to $25,000.

  • Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org

  • Application deadline is March 15, 2022.

Marion County Farm Bureau

IAA Foundation Scholarship

  • Scholarships support agriculture majors, Illinois Farm Bureau members, and those wishing to strengthen rural communities.

  • Application deadline is February 15, 2022.

  • Apply online at http://www.iaafoundation.org/

Marion County Farm Bureau Foundation

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

  • Be a high school graduate or graduating in 2022.

  • 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.

  • 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 director or employee.

  • See your counselor for an application.

  • Application deadline is March 15, 2022.

Centralia Business & Professional Women Inc. Scholarship

  • Applicant must currently be enrolled at Centralia High School.

  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA through Fall 2021 semester.

  • See your counselor for an application.

Application must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2022.

Echo Scholarship

  • Designed for students who currently live in public housing

  • Must obtain 2 letters of recommendation

  • Essay

  • Application deadline is January 21, 2022

  • See your counselor for an application

Illinois Masonic Children's Assistance Program

  • Plan to attend or enroll in a trade or vocational program, or apprenticeship

  • Must have a GPA of 3.3 or LOWER

  • See your counselor for an application

  • Application deadline is March 31, 2022

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship

  • Award based on 4 criteria

    • Academic Performance

    • Financial Need

    • Two themed essays

    • Timely submission of the application

  • Applications must be received by the chapter by Monday, January 24, 2022

  • Award amount $1,500

  • The Hugh J White Chapter offers an additional $500 award

  • See your counselor for an application or for additional information

Illinois Elks Association College Scholarships for Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

  • Qualifications:

  • You must be a legal resident of Illinois or the border area of a neighboring state under the jurisdiction of an Illinois Elks Lodge. If you claim border area residency, bontact the children's care corporation office before proceeding with application. If you have recently married & live out of state, you are not eligible for our scholarship.

  • You must be enrolled as a FULL-TIME student in a recognized physical or occupational therapy assistant program.

  • You must have and maintain a "B" or higher cumulative grade point average, ("B-"does not qualify) NO

    EXCEPTIONS.

  • You must be planning to be a full-time practicing physical or occupational therapy assistant upon completion of your studies.

  • Required Federal and Illinois tax information

  • Statement of Goals required

  • All requested items must be in a two-pocket folder or the application will be VOID. The deadline for the application to the Lodge is March 11, 2022.

  • EVALUATION BASIS:

    • Academic qualifications – 40%

    • Financial need – 30%

    • Personality and desire – 30%

  • This is a highly competitive scholarship program. No exceptions to the qualifications and requirements are granted. No other therapy fields are eligible to apply. Applicants will be evaluated and ranked independently by four judges. Awards will be announced by letter mid-June, 2022 for the 2022-2023 School Year.

  • Apply at http://illinoiselksccc.org/forms.html

  • Application deadline is March 1, 2022

Illinois Elks Association College Scholarship for Physical and Occupational Therapy Majors only

  • Qualifications:

  • You must be a legal resident of Illinois or the border area of a neighboring state under the jurisdiction of an Illinois Elks Lodge. If you claim border area residency, contact the children's care corporation office before proceeding with application. If you have recently married & live out of state, you are not eligible for our scholarship

  • You must be enrolled as a FULL-TIME student in a recognized physical or occupational therapy program.

  • You must have and maintain a "B" or higher cumulative grade point average, ("B-" does not qualify) NO

    EXCEPTIONS.

  • You must be planning to be a full-time practicing physical or occupational therapist upon completion of your studies

  • Required Federal and Illinois tax information

  • Statement of Goals required

  • All requested items must be in a two-pocket folder or the application will be VOID. The deadline for the application to the lodge is March 11, 2022.

  • EVALUATION BASIS:

    • Academic qualifications – 40%

    • Financial need – 30%

    • Personality and desire – 30%

  • This is a highly competitive scholarship program. No exceptions to the qualifications and requirements are granted. No other therapy fields are eligible to apply. Applicants will be evaluated and ranked independently by four judges. Awards will be announced by letter mid-June, 2022 for the 2022-2023 School Year.

  • Awards for applicants:

    • Freshmen and Sophomores – $500

    • Juniors up to 2 year Graduate $800.00 - $3,000.00

  • Should you have any questions, please call the Children’s Care Corporation office at

    • 1-800-272-0074 (in Illinois)

    • 217-483-3020 (from outside Illinois).

  • Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Apply at http://illinoiselksccc.org/forms.html

  • Application Deadline to sponsoring lodge is March 11, 2022

Farm Credit Illinois

  • Open to high school seniors planning to enroll in an agricultural-based college curriculum next fall

  • Award amount $1,000

  • Application deadline is February 28, 2022

Apply at https://www.farmcreditil.com/About/community-engagement/Scholarships

Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarship

  • Are you planning on attending Kaskaskia College for the 2022-2023 School year?

  • KC has activated their Foundation Scholarship page

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

  • Deadline to apply is February 1, 2022

CBAI FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY BANKING

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Award amount of $1,000 with potential to receive for 4 years

  • Essay writing contest to highlight the importance of community banking to the local economy.

  • For complete details or an application go to https://www.cbai.com/Online/Foundation/Essay_Scholarship.aspx

  • Or speak to your counselor

  • Application deadline is Friday, February 25, 2022

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).

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) 

  • Full tuition

  • Monthly Stipend

  • Score on the SAT

    • Math = 540

    • Verbal = 550

    • 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

Hagan Scholarship

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must attend an Eligible Public High School.

  • Must have achieved a 3.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average.

  • Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation.

  • Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college.

  • Must work 240 hours during the twelve months prior to fall semester college enrollment.

  • Preferred employment is regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.

  • Must provide the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC. Must be Pell Grant eligible. The family EFC does not have to be paid, it is used only to determine disbursement amounts.

  • Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.

  • For additional information or an application go to https://haganscholarships.org/

Marion County Association of Home and Community Education (HCE)

  • Open to high school seniors

  • Must me a Marion County resident

  • See your counselor for an application