Local Scholarships

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union #9:
Accepting applications for their apprenticeship-training program.  Applications are available at the Local Union #99 office and training school at 406 Eldorado Road, Bloomington on the following date and times: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.

OCTOBER

United States Senate Youth Program
104 students will be selected for a week-long government and leadership education program in the nation's capital and a one-time $5000 college scholarship.  For more information, please 
click here.
Deadline: October 7, 2017 at 4:00pm

Horatio Scholarship 
The Horatio Alger Association scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. To apply, visit 
scholars.horatioalger.org
Click here for more information.  
Deadline: October 25, 2017

NOVEMBER

Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its MVS scholarship contest.
To apply, visit: 
enf.elks.org/mvs
Deadline: November 27, 2017

DECEMBER

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
Students applying must submit the URL of a video they've uploaded to YouTube where you explain, present, convince, inspire, entertain, market and/or sell us your reason why you deserve to win this scholarship. The video can be anything that you feel will compell us to choose your entry as long as it has "Lead Roster Scholarship" in the title and is publicly viewable.
For more information click here.
Deadline: December 15 (annually)

The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship
Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of content marketing --the act of producing content to compel your audience to appreciate and share it-- that they have seen. In 5 paragraphs or less, you should share what you saw (feel free to link to it if its online), how it made you feel, the call-to-action, and ultimately explain why a certain marketing campaign was the best use of content marketing that you have ever seen for the purposes of achieving business goals (typically increasing revenue and profits).​
For more information click here.
Deadline: December 15 (annually)

Thomas Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship Program
The Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program awards ten $2,000 scholarships annually to students entering college to assist them with educational costs. Family must receive electric service from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative. 
For more information click here.
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship
Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? 
Click here for more information.
Deadline: December 31, 2017

JANUARY

Joyce Betz Memorial Scholarship
TEACH Outdoors, Inc. is awarding an educational scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year in the
amount of $1000.00. The scholarship will be awarded directly to a student who is furthering his or her
education by attending college, a university or trade school. All applicants received will be considered
for this award.
To apply, click here
Deadline: January 1

TEACH Outdoors, Inc. Scholarship
TEACH Outdoors, Inc. is awarding an educational scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year in the
amount of $500.00. The scholarship will be awarded directly to a student who is furthering his or her
education by attending college, a university or trade school. All applicants received will be considered
for this award. TEACH Outdoors Executive Board Members and the immediate families of board
members are not eligible for the scholarship.
To apply, click here
Deadline: January 1

Twenty college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).
To apply, please visit: 
http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
Deadline: January 7

GE-Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholarship Program
Twenty college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).
To apply, please visit: 
http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
Deadline: January 7

The Reagan Leadership Program (at Eureka College)
Six students students annually receive full-tuition, two fully funded on-site mentorships opportunities, a freshman class trip, and more. This is a Service and Leadership based scholarship. Eureka College is looking for well-rounded, active students for this program. 
For more information click here.
Deadline: January 10

The American Legion HS Oratorical Scholarship Program
A constitutional speech program. 
For more information, please
 click here.
Deadline: January 20, 2018 

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
One $500 and one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior considering a career in engineering.  For more information, please contact Michael Sewell PE at 309-662-8992 or at 
msewell@shive-hattery.com
Click here for more information.
Deadline last year: January 29

FEBRUARY

Black Note $2000 Scholarship
As part of Black Note’s goal of giving back to the community, we award scholarships of $2,000 per student on an ongoing basis. To be considered, students must meet our eligibility requirements, complete an online application and submit an essay that impresses us.  You can find more information on our on
 $2,000 Get a Boost Scholarship page.
Deadline: February 1

McLean County Beef Association Scholarships
This scholarship will award up to two $500 scholarships to high school seniors form McLean county, Illinois planning to attend any accredited 2 or 4 year college, University, Technology or Trade School and pursuing a degree in agriculture or an agricultural related career for the 2015-2016 school year.  Scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, community involvement, extracurricular activities, beef related activities and work experience.  
For more information, please visit 
www.mcfb.org/scholarships/
Deadline: February 1

​CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Annual Scholarship
The overall winner will win $1000 per year for up to 4 years of higher ed, with up to 12 additional awards of $1,000 and up to 13 2nd place awards of $500.
For more info click here.
​Deadline: Wednesday Feb 6, 2019

Martin Luther Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship
Any confirmed Lutheran male attending a 4-year University in the fall may apply for this $2,000 award.  
​To apply: 
http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/
Deadline: February 13

Illinois PTA
Education or education-related degree seeking students(ex: librarian, school nurse, social worker) will be eligible for this $3,000 scholarship.  To apply, please visit 
http://illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html
Deadline: February 156=

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Program
Any student with financial need who has maintained at least a C average may apply. For more information, please visit: 
http://www.ioof-il.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=24&Itemid=49
Deadline: February 28, 2016

Marquis Energy
Any student who lives within 90 miles of the Marquis Energy is eligible for  No minimum GPA.
For more information, please visit: http://marquisenergy.com/scholarship-application/​
Deadline: February 22

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship
One $500 scholarship is awarded to a student who has committed to pursue a career in office professional, secretarial or business-related field within the State of Illinois with preference given to attendance at the U of I.  
Click here for more information.

MARCH

REA Scholarship
Each year the Ridgeview Education Association offers a $500 scholarship to a future teacher. The REA wishes to encourage students pursuing a career in education.  
Click here for more information and application.
Deadline: March 2018

Illinois AMVETS Service Scholarship
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education. 
For more information and to apply, visit: 
http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Heartland Community College
If any seniors decide that Heartland Community College is their college choice, please know that they have many scholarships available for our students.  This year, the Foundation awarded 170 scholarships totaling nearly $270,000 to students.
More information can be found at: 
www.hccfoundation.org/scholarships.jsp
Or contact Melissa Fasig at 309-268-8102 or 
Melissa.fasig@heartland.edu.
Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award
This scholarship will award 10-15 $1000 grants for high school students
For more information,
 please click here.
Deadline: March 1

Illinois Federation of Business Women's Clubs State Scholarship:
For 2019, we hope to award six $2000.00 scholarships to qualified applicants.  Scholarship winners must be willing to participate in our Speak-Off Competition at our State Convention to be held in Effingham on Saturday, April 27, 2019. 
For more information,
 please click here.
Deadline: March 1

National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA)
A minimum award of 2 scholarships of $4,000 and 2 scholarships of $2500 to recipients towards a bachelors degree in Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution. 
To apply, please visit 
http://www.senecahs.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/4787c4fad405d/Nat%20Def%20Scholarship.PDF
Deadline: March 1, 2016

The Lee J Brockway Scholarship 
Regional competitive, merit based award program designed to provide financial support for high school students accepted into college.   Each academic year, one (1) student will be selected as the recipient of a $1,000.00 scholarship award.  The student selected should be intending to enroll in a field related to educational facility planning and design.  These would include, but not be limited to, architecture, engineering, interior design, facility planning, and construction management.
For more information and to apply: 
http://www.a4le.org/websites/regions_and_chapters/index.php?p=330
Deadline: March 4, 2015

Illinois Elks Children Care Program
Various scholarships for students pursuing degrees in physical and occupational therapy. 
For more information, visit: 
illinoiselksccc.org
Deadline: March 4, 2016

Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association Educational Foundation
These scholarships will assist and encourage qualified students to further or continue their interest in selecting the lumber and building materials field as a career.  The number of scholarships and the dollar amount for each will be determined by the Foundation, but each scholarship will be not less that $500 and not more than $1000.  For more information, please visit 
www.ilmda.com/images/pdfs/sch.pdf
Deadline: March 14, 2016

Illinois Sheriffs' Association College Scholarship
Sheriff Jon Sandage of McLean County will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a senior attending a a school within Illinois.  
To apply click here.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Young Artist Scholarship Competition
The competition is open to any Central Illinois area high school senior who will graduate in the Spring of 201 and will enroll in college or university in the Fall of 2016 to continue musical studies.
To apply
 click here.
Deadline: March 18, 2016

Mike Rowe Works Foundation: Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship
Winners will receieve a full 100% tuition paid scholarship for one of MTI's workforce training program.
For more information, please visit 
http://midwesttech.edu/microsite/mrWFScholarship/
Deadline: March 25, 2016

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF)
$2000 scholarship for women who are attending college in the fall and will graduate with a 3.0 GPA.
Contact: Alexis Kalish at 
terablue@live.com for more information and an application
Deadline: March 31, 2016
American Women Business

Karen Hill Memorial Scholarship 
Two $1000 scholarships for students in history, art, design, historic preservation, or a related field.
For more info and to apply 
click here.
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Swing of Things Scholarship
Submit a short essay (500 to 1000 words) describing what you expect to change going to college and how you will adapt. Essays must be submitted through a particular form.
To apply,
 click here
Deadline: March 31, 2017

APRIL

Illinois Masonic Scholarships
One application for six different scholarships offered by the Illinois Masons.  Click here for more information.

Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite/Valley of Bloomington
Scholarships open to students pursuing a career in healthcare. Also offering scholarships to students with a Masonic relative.
For more info and to apply 
click here.
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Erthel E Rose Scholarship
One scholarship of $250 available to any student who has a Saybrook or Arrowsmith address who is attending a college, university, or trade school following graduation.
To apply, click 
here
Deadline: April 1, 2018

SOCU Member Scholarship
Streator Onized Credit Union is offering a scholarships for the 2016/2017 school year. Five scholarships for $500 each and three scholarships of $350 will be awarded.
For more information and to apply 
click here.
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Redbird HS Risk Management Challenge:
Open to all juniors (Class of 2017) who are interested in a business career who presently have a 3.2 GPA or an ACT score of 24 or higher.
For more information and to apply 
click here.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Fairview Elementary Scholarship
Fairview Elementary PTO Legacy Scholarship: Two $500 awards are available for any student who attended Fairview Elementary for a minimum of 2 years.  F
or more information click here.
Deadline: April 13, 2017

CF Physical Therapy
Jill Bane Memorial Scholarship:Open to any undergraduate college student currently studying physical therapy or athletic training is eligible to win 1/3 $1000 scholarships.
For more info and to apply 
click here.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

IAACU High School Art Scholarship
The student must be currently attending a high school located in McLean County, Illinois. All submissions will go through a judging process completed by Doug Johnson, Director of the McLean Country Art Gallery. The top selections will be asked to showcase their framed (with wire hangers) artwork in the IAACU Lobby during the months of May and June 2018.
For more info and to apply 
click here.
Deadline: April 15, 2018

Elmo & LaVerne Miners Scholarship
Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded to RHS seniors who plan to continue their post-secondary education in a traditional vocational/tech field. Financial need will be considered.
For application click here.
Deadline:  April 18, 2018

Ridgeview Educatin Association 
Each year the Ridgeview Education Association offers a $500 scholarship to a future teacher. The REA wishes to encourage students pursuing a career in education.  
Click here for the application for 2019

American Legion Auxiliary
Each year the American Legion Auxiliary of Saybrook presents a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a resident of Cheney's Grove Township. Come to the office for a paper application
Deadline: April 20, 2019

LaVern and Nola McEntire  Lineworker’s Scholarship 
This $2000  scholarship  will  help pay  for costs  to attend  the lineworker's  school  conducted  by  the  Association  of  Illinois  Electric  Cooperative  (AIEC)
For more information click here.
Deadline: April 30, 2019

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative Scholarship
$1,000 scholarships to 
five high school seniors whose parents are members (receive electric service) of Eastern Illini.  In addition to the scholarship, the two winners will each receive a week long all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June 2016, where they will join other high school students for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour and visit our nation’s capital. 
To apply, visit: 
https://aiec.coop/iec-memorial-scholarship-official-rules/
Deadline: April 30, 2018

MAY

The McLeod-Wargo Theatre Scholarship Application
Applicants must be graduating Ridgeview Seniors with cast or crew experience in at least one RHS theatre production (Fall Play, Variety Show, or Spring Musical).
For more information, click here or contact Mrs. Lopshire at tlopshire@ridgeview19.org
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Quit Smoking Scholarship:
Apply for ECR’s academic scholarship today by telling us how you imagine a world where smoking is eradicated and get a chance to win a $5,000 award!
For more information, visit: https://ecigarettereviewed.com/scholarship​
Deadline: May 20

JUNE

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
$1000 scholarship for undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.
Deadline: June 1st
Interested students can visit this link to apply: 
https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link 
www.fashion-schools.org
Deadline: June 1, 2018

Aspiring Animation Professional
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  
For more information click here.
Deadline last year: June 1, 2018

The 2016 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship $1000
One-year, non-renewable scholarship for an aspiring nurse with a track record of academic excellence and a passion for healthcare.
To apply: 
http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2016-aspiring-nurse-scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2018

The 2016 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Nursing Schools Almanac will award a $1000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse.
To apply: 
http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/node/17039
Deadline: June 30, 2018

Illinois Premier Boys State 
Illinois Boys State is an opportunity for young men from across the state to meet to create a mythical 51st state government, complete with governmental bodies and elected public officials. Boys State awards ten college scholarships totaling $20,000.
For more 
information click here.   For an application click here.

JULY

Rosen & OHR Scholarship Program
Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident.
Deadline: July 20
For more 
information click here.

Scholarships for Student Caregivers
Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident.
Deadline: July 20
For more 
information click here.

DEADLINE TBA / NO DEADLINE / ROLLING APPLICATIONS

Many deadlines hae not been announced for the 2017-2018 school year so we have included last year's deadline as reference point. This should give you a date to use as an idea as to when the scholarship deadline will be this year.

One Voice Scholarship
One local high school student will be awarded a scholarship to join a group of community leaders on a trip to Washington DC to let Congress know that Bloomington-Normal is interested in project and legislation the impact our community.  For more information and application, please 
click here Scholarship Information.   For One Voice 2016 Hile Scholarship Guidelines click here.
Deadline: Friday, October 23rd

DAR 
Daughter's of the American Revolution: Open to all sernios who best demonstrate the qualities of a good citizen in their homes, schools, and communities.  Must be nominated and essay is required. 
For more information, please click here.
Deadline: October 27th

The Chorale 23 Annual Young Artist Scholarship
The competition is open to any Central Illinois area high school senior who will graduate in the spring of 2014 and will enroll in college or university in the fall of 2014 to continue musical studies.  For information visit 
www.thechorale.org/yas.htm
Deadline last year: March 14, 2017

Elmo and LaVerne Meiners Scholarship
Three $1000 scholarships will be offered to Ridgeview seniors who plan to continue their post-secondary education in a traditional vocational/technical field, including, but not limited to, Home Economics, Automotive, Agriculture, Industrial Science, Computer Science or Business and preferably have had some work experience.
Click here for more information.
Deadline: TBA