Scholarships 2020/2021

Scholarships are due in the G.O. 5 school days prior to the actual application due date

Scholarship Information Deadline
The Coca-Cola Scholars ProgramThis is an  achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Please visit the following website for more information: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/October 31
Acorn Equality Fund ScholarshipA non-profit organization that provides college scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and allies in Illinois' downstate counties. https://www.acornequalityfund.org/scholarships--grants.htmlSeptember 18
Horatio Alger AssociationTo be considered eligible for this scholarship, one must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
Demonstrate critical financial need.
Seniors must have a 3.0 GPA. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/
October 25
Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship$1000 scholarship available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft or labor occupations.   https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspxApril 30
Golden Apple Scholars ProgramGet up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and stipends and become a teacher in Illinois! Apply for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program today: www.goldenapple.org/scholarsDecember 15
2021 Prudential Spirit of Community AwardFor students who have made meaningful contributions to their community through volunteer service. To access the application, visit spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spiritNovember 10
AES ScholarshipFor seniors and awarded on the basis of character. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Please visit https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php for more information.October 5
Heisman High School ScholarshipFor a senior athlete with strong capabilities not only on the field, but in school as well. Please visit https://heismanscholarship.com/application/ for more information. October 10
TrailBlazer ScholarshipFor the high-achieving students who want to become a leader and an integral part of our JWCC Student Culture. You can get up to 1/2 tuition paid for!
March 1
JWCC Presidential ScholarshipApplicants must apply for admission at JWCC and submit their HS transcripts by February 12,2021.
January 31
JWCC Foundation ScholarshipFor the senior who will be enrolling in JWCC for the Fall, 2021
March 1
Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship ProgramIllinois electric cooperatives will award 12 $2,000 scholarships in 2021 to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. To learn more about the scholarship and apply, visit https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/December 15
Pittsfield High School Class of '54 Alumni ScholarshipThis scholarship is for Pittsfield High School alumni who are enrolled and in good academic standing at institutions of higher education OR admitted/plan to begin a post-secondary program in January 2021. You can request an application from classof1954scholarship@gmail.com, email me at bburdick@pikeland.org, or stop in the GO to get a paper copy.December 1
Quincy University Discovery ScholarshipThe university offers students an opportunity to qualify for a renewable $500 per year award. To be considered, you must complete a campus visit that includes an interview. Please visit quincy.edu/visitApril 15
Quincy University Presidential ScholarshipAt QU, faculty and staff work with every student to develop an individualized plan for success. Our comprehensive learning experience combines rigorous classroom learning with relevant and exciting experiential learning opportunities to prepare graduates for lives of purpose and success in the 21st century. Please visit quincy.edu/visit for qualifications. January 25
Illinois Chemical Education Foundation ScholarshipFor students who are seeking degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering or high school chemistry teaching. February 19
Earl W. Struck Memorial ScholarshipFor the Senior who is the son or daughter of an Illinois Electric Co-op employee or director. Apply online at https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/December 31
LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker's ScholarshipFor the senior who will attend LLCC lineworker's school. Apply online at https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/March 30
The Helena Acre HomeGrown ScholarshipFor the graduating senior who will pursue a 2 or 4-year degree in an agriculture and/or science major. This scholarship is to encourage the next generation of Ag professionals who wish to improve the Ag industry. Apply online at http://www.helenahomegrown.com.January 31
Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah ScholarshipFor the senior or current college student who has been active in community service and leadership activities. Financial need is a determining factor.February 19
POET Never Satisfied ScholarshipThis is open to students enrolled for Fall Semester 2020 in any two- or four-year post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA. Never Satisfied Scholars receive up to $5000 each, and will have the opportunity to visit the POET sioux Falls campus during the school year. Apply at https://poet.com/scholarships.February 15
Quincy University Virtuoso Scholarshipvocal and instrumental, must be an incoming freshmen, and not required to be a music major. Apply at www.quincy.edu/applyFebruary 1
Chapter CD PEO ScholarshipFor the senior female in any area of study.April 1
Compeer Financial ScholarshipsFor the senior who has an agriculture or rural background, or plan to major in an agriculture-related field at a college, university, or technical school. Recipients will be selected on academic achievement, agricultural and community organization involvement and essays. Apply online at https://compeer.com/Home/Investing-in-Rural-Communities/Giving-Back/Scholarships/ScholarshipsMarch 15
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club Lorado Taft Art ScholarshipFor the senior, college student or adult who will be pursuing a drama major/minor.February 15
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club Hamilton Ridge MUSIC Scholarship For the senior, college student or adult who will be pursuing a music major/minor. February 15
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club Vocational ScholarshipFor the senior, college student, or adult who will be attending a junior college or vo-tech program after graduation.February 15
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Club Vina. A. Miller Memorial ScholarshipFor the senior, college student or adult who will be pursuing a degree in a conservation-related area.February 15
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran ScholarshipFor the veteran who is or will be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year school or vocational/technical school.March 1
Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing ScholarshipFor the 2nd year or greater nursing student who has been accepted into a pre approved nursing program. Academics, character, interest and activity record and financial need are all determining factors. March 1 
Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial ScholarshipFor the senior who is a child or grandchild of a betrean who served after September 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged or who is currently serving in the military.March 1 
Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid ScholarshipFor the senior who is the child of a deceased father or mother who served in the military after September 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged.March 1 
Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation ScholarshipFor the Lutheran male who will be attending a 4-year college/university after graduation. Apply online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbrk3j0pvAWVhiqa1dEGdQtGQKl3QvO4li849I4qnJVewoMQ/viewformMarch 15
Pike County Quail & Upland Management Association ScholarshipFor the Pike County senior who will be entering a 2 or 4-year program after graduation pursuing a degree in Agriculture or Conservation.February 1 
This I Believe Essay ProgramFor seniors who wish to write a 300-500 word statement on belief. For more information, visit https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/i-believe-illinois#stream/0January 28