Scholarships & Important Info for Seniors

2023-2024

(Newest Listed First)

Today we reopened the Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarship application for the 2024-2025 school year.  Students that did not complete the application by the initial February 1st deadline can now apply for scholarships through the KC Foundation for next fall.  The deadline to apply for these scholarships is September 1st.  Students that applied during the first round, between October 1st, 2023 and February 1st, 2024 do not need to reapply.  Students can apply for the Foundation Scholarships on the Kaskaskia College website under Apply Now.

https://www.kaskaskia.edu/

Centralia Cultural Society Scholarship

The Centralia Cultural Society established a scholarship fund in 1985 to encourage the continued interest and development of individuals in the Arts.

The criteria are as follows:
1. Recipients must have been associated with the Centralia Cultural Society by
being in plays, working backstage, volunteering at events, or by participating
in orchestra or choral concerts.
2. Recipients must be seeking a two or four-year degree in the Arts and must
show proof of registration before being awarded a scholarship.
3. Financial need is NOT a consideration for the scholarship.
4. Recipients may reapply each year they are in school.
5.  Deadline is June 1, 2024
6.  See your counselor for an application

Illinois CPA Society's Freshman Scholarship

  • High school seniors going to college in Illinois during the 2024-25 academic year

  • Racial/ethnic minorities currently underrepresented in the accounting profession (e.g. African American, Hispanic/Latino, etc.)

  • Interested in majoring in accounting (completion of a high school accounting course is preferred)

  • Have a high school GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

  • Application deadline is May 15th

  • For additional information or to apply go to https://www.icpas.org/future-cpa/high-school-students/freshman-scholarships

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

  • Open to current high school juniors

  • Full tuition and other financial benefits. NROTC Units are located at 180+ of the nation’s leading colleges and universities. 

  • $250-$400 a month tax-free allowance

  • Basic eligibility requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Be at least 17 years of age and not older than 23 by September 1sth of the year you start college

  • Complete high school/equivalent certificate

  • Take the ACT or SAT test prior to deadline and receive at least the minimum scores listed below:

  • ACT- Math 21 & English 22, Combined 44

  • SAT- Math 540 & Critical Reading 550, Combined 1100

  • For additional information or to apply go to https://www.netc.navy.mil/nstc/nrotc/

Better Business Bureau

  • Open to current juniors who will graduate in the Spring of 2025

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of Illinois or Missouri.

  • The scholarship is open to qualified high school juniors with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2025 in one of the Missouri or Illinois counties listed on the  Certification of Eligibility page of this application. 

  • For additional information or an application go to https://www.cognitoforms.com/BBBForms/_2024BBBStudentOfEthicsAward

  • Applications must be received by May 3, 2024

Centralia High School Alumni Association Continuing Education Scholarship

  • Available to students who were recipients of the CHSSA scholarship as a senior

  • Continuing their education

  • Application deadline is May 1, 2024

  • See your (former) counselor for an application

Centralia High School Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Open to graduating seniors

  • Applications are due by May 1, 2024

  • See your counselor for an application

IHSAF Scholarship

  • The IHSA Foundation is offering $14,000 dollars in scholarships to class of 2024 seniors

    who plan to:
    A) Major in education in college (or)
    B) Intend to get involved in the coaching profession after high school (or)
    C) Are currently licensed and actively working as an IHSA official.

  • Interested applicants can submit their application via a three minute or less video.

    • (Videos over three minutes will not be considered). 

  • Two recipients from each of the seven IHSA geographic divisions will be selected to win scholarships. Be sure to address

    the four criteria below in the video submission, with the most emphasis being placed on #3 & #4. Be creative in telling us your high school story, and how its impact led you to pursue teaching, coaching, or officiating. A total of fourteen students will be selected and awarded $1,000 each.

  • Part 1: Personal Information

  • High school attended, extra-curricular activities, community service and leadership positions held. (Must be part of at least one school activity or sport)

  • Part 2: Educational Plans

  • Where you intend to enroll. If still deciding, list options.

  • Part 3: Educational/Career Goals

  • Describe your education and career goals, specifically why you are choosing education or what makes you want to become a coach. Current licensed officials can describe their experience as an official.

  • Part 4: Your High School Participation/Experience

  • What has your high school participation and involvement meant to you? Include any adversity you have overcome or a highlight/memorable moment from your high school career.

  • Submit your video by April 22 at noon, via the link below.

  • 2024 IHSAF Scholarship Submission Link

  • Questions email: thenry@ihsa.org

  • Sample video from a winner last year: IHSAF Scholarship Application Video (youtube.com)

Maggie Irwin P.E.O. Chapter GL

  • Senior female graduating from Centralia High School

  • Enrolled in an accredited four year university

  • GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Involved in two or more CHS extra-curricular activities

  • Application due by May 10, 2024

  • See your counselor for an application

Kids Chance of Illinois Scholarship

  • 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. 

  • Apply at https://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/apply-for-scholarship.html

  • Application must be received by May 31, 2024

Thyme to Garden Club Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to seniors

  • Award amount $250

  • Application deadline is April 1, 2024

  • See your counselor for an application

2024 BCMW Scholarship Program

  • BCMW is offering 5 $1,000 scholarships

  • Applicant must be planning to attend a community college, vocational school or a 4 year college/university

  • Eligibility is income based

  • Applications are available at http://www.bcmwcommunityservices.org/scholarships-1.html

  • Applications must be received by March 29, 2024

  • See your counselor for additional information

Willow Grove Elementary School Alumni Scholarship

CTHS Class of 57 Scholarship

  • Current CHS senior

  • Application deadline is April 5th, 2024

  • See your counselor for an application

Tri-State Desk and Derrick Club

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must have a career goal in the natural gas and oil industry

  • No age restrictions as long as applicant has a high school diploma, GED, or high school transcript showing completion through homeschooling

  • Must be an Indiana, Illinois, or Kentucky resident OR a student attending, or planning to attend an accredited Indiana, Illinois, or Kentucky technical trade school

  • The goal of this scholarship program is to provide the means for an individual to obtain a trade that is likely to be used in the oil, gas, and energy industries

  • Award amount of up to $3,000

  • Application deadline is April 1, 2024

  • See your counselor for an application

Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership

  • Open to the Christian Males planning to attend University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

  • Award amounts range from $1000-$3000

  • Application deadline is March 29th, 2024

  • Apply here

The Society of American Military Engineers

  • The Scott Field Post will sponsor academic scholarships and needs-based scholarships for High School students who excel in math, science, and technical courses and are interested in pursuing degrees in a science, technology, or engineering-related field.
    Academic Scholarships:
    The Scott Field Post will sponsor multiple one-time $2,000 scholarships this academic year. 

  • The individuals selected for these scholarships shall show both academic excellence as well as being active in the community.

  • Needs Based Scholarships:

  •  The individuals selected for this scholarship shall have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and demonstrate a financial need based on their participation in the free or reduced-price school meal program

  • If you or any student has questions, please contact me at 618-972-2498 or email at thill@hanson-inc.com.

  • All Completed application packets should be received by March 29, 2024, for consideration

  • See your counselor for an application

Alamelu Lakshmanan Health Care Scholarship

The following criteria are established for the award:

  • 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.

  • Apply at https://salemtownhosp.com/alamelu-lakshmanan-health-career-scholarship/

  • Application deadline is April 30, 2024

Salem Township Hospital Allied Health Scholarship

The following criteria are established for the awards:

  • 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.

Rotary International District 6510 Foundation Scholarship Committee

  • Selection criteria:

    • Academics at B average or better (Maximum of 5 points)

    • School involvement:

      • Service, Clubs, Athletics, etc.

      • Cite/explain leadership roles (officer, chair, section leader, awards, etc.) (Maximum of 10 points)

    • Community Involvement and Volunteerism:

      • Cite/explain leadership roles as above

      • Include full/part time jobs you have had to support your own ambitions (Maximum of 10 points)

    • Educational and Career plan (Maximum of 5 points)

    • Essay:

      • Maximum 400 words

      • Describe how the Rotary Motto "Service Above Self" affects, has affected, o