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Caring & Sharing Thrift Shop Scholarship

Caring & Sharing Thrift Shop Scholarship

Click here to download the application for the Caring and Sharing Thrift Shop Scholarship. Applications must be submitted to the Caring and Sharing Thrift Shop by noon Friday, May 31.

Community Services Block Grant Program

Community Services Block Grant Program

The Wabash Area Development Inc. and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity together announce one scholarship per county as part of the Community Services Block Grant Program. Each $1,150 scholarship will be available to an income-eligible student in Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties for the 2022-23 academic year. High school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply.

Completed applications are due to any Wabash Area Development Inc. office around end of April. (This scholarship has already been awarded for the 2022-2023 school year.) Those with questions should contact Debbie Meyer at 618-963-2387, Ext. 8056.

Click here to download the application.

Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship - Nursing Program

Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship - Nursing Program

Crossroads Community Hospital will be awarding scholarships to college students accepted into the Nursing Program at Rend Lake College. The scholarship will be applied directly to the student's account and cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies related to the academic program. Please read all the details located on the application for specific information regarding the Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking here. All applications are due by June 28, 2021, and returned to Crossroads Community Hospital Attn: Administration, #8 Doctors Park Road, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Crosswalk Community Action Agency

Crosswalk Community Action Agency Scholarships

Crosswalk Community Action Agency is awarding scholarships to Franklin, Williamson, Jefferson, and Jackson county residents. These funds are provided by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,500. Each student must meet the list of requirements to be eligible for a CCAA scholarship, including proof of income for all household members. Applicants can send copies of income directly to Crosswalk. CCAA will not consider any applications which are not complete and accurate. To view the list of income requirements, click here. A complete checklist of requirements needed to apply for the CCAA scholarship can be found here.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking here. All applications are due by August 1, 2022, and returned to Crosswalk Community Action Agency, 410 West Main Street, West Frankfort, Illinois 62896. For more information, contact Rayeanne Miller at 618-937-3581, Ext. 133.

"A Dog Changed My Life" Scholarship

"A Dog Changed My Life" Scholarship

  • Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. 
  • Amount: $500
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
  • Scholarship Link: https://dogcentral.org/dog-lover-scholarship/ 

Dr. Jean M. Modert Scholarship

Dr. Jean M. Modert Scholarship

Dr. Jean M. Moderts, MD was an honored, highly respected physician in Mt. Vernon, IL after his service to our country where he gained several decorations; Dr. Modert served our community from August 1946 until his death on August 31, 1985. Dr. Jean M. Modert's family set up two scholarship opportunities in honor of his legacy. 

To download the student application, click here. To download the employee application, click here. The application and supporting documents must be submitted or postmarked by May 31, 2022. Applications should be sent to the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, #1 Good Samaritan Way, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

For questions or concerns, contact Becky Pierce at [email protected] or 618-899-1048

Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship

Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship

The SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation is pleased to offer the Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year. This scholarship, valued at up to $1,000, is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Nursing.

Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship was established to honor Peg’s dedication to the nursing profession. She was a Registered Nurse for over 39 years and received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2009. This scholarship’s purpose is to support a student whose intention is to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and who demonstrates the initiative and leadership qualities to make a positive contribution to the healthcare industry by working in the field of nursing.

The application and supporting documents must be submitted or postmarked by May 31, 2022. Click here to download the application. Applications should be sent to the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, #1 Good Samaritan Way, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation will announce the chosen recipient in June 2022 and they will be notified by the contact information provided on the application.

For questions or concerns, contact Becky Pierce at [email protected] or 618-899-1048.

Healthy Living Scholarship

Healthy Living Scholarship

Heaton Award

Heaton Award - SIU Carbondale

The Heaton Award is given to a student who is a graduate of Rend Lake College's Engineering Science or Engineering Technology programs. The recipient must be an incoming or current SIU Carbondale student, majoring in Engineering. The application can be found at https://siu.academicworks.com/opportunities/22768

Independent Accountants Association of Illinois Scholarship

IAAI Scholarship

The Independent Accountants Association of Illinois (IAAI) Scholarship Foundation will present two (2) $1,000 awards, for the academic year 2022-2023. The scholarship is available to students residing in Illinois, with a 'B' average or better in accounting subjects, who are attending a college, university, or community college in Illinois. 

Students may apply by submitting an application, transcripts from each college attended, and a letter of recommendation from either the head of the accounting department or an accounting professor at the college they are presently attending. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2022.

Click here for more information. Click here for a printable application.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship

The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation is committed to supporting educational goals for our Illinois veterans. The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship has been established to invest in their education. Award amounts will vary and are based on eligible funding annually. Each award is for up to $2,000 and can be utilized for books, housing expenses, school fees, and tuition.

The application period runs from November 1st - March 1st each year. Application material must be postmarked by March 1st, in order to be considered. Questions? Call 1-800-638-8387. 

Click here to download the application, which includes information about eligibility and the selection process. 

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Education Foundation Scholarship

IAAP Education Foundation Scholarship:

Members of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers believe in the importance of encouraging students to pursue an education in a field of study that will open up opportunities to work in the crushed stone, sand, gravel, and industrial mineral mining industry in Illinois. We accomplish this goal by providing scholarships to worthy students. This year the IAAP will award up to five scholarships (between two scholarship programs) of at least $2,000 each. These scholarships are a one-year grant. Students may re-apply subsequent years.

The application period opens on September 1st each year. Interested candidates should submit their applications to the IAAP Education Foundation (1115 South 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704) on or before January 4, 2023. 

To find more information and the online application, please click here.

Illinois Association for Home and Community Education and Perry County HCE Scholarships

A. IAHCE Member Education Scholarships:
These scholarships are awarded by the IAHCE Scholarship Committee according to the guidelines found in the IAHCE Guidebook. Full scholarships of $500 each will be awarded annually if funds are available. Click here for IAHCE Educational Scholarship Guidelines. *application will be updated soon*

B. Perry County HCE Scholarship:

To download the Perry County HCE Education Scholarship application, click here. Completed applications should be mailed to the Perry County Extension Office, 3764 State Route 13/127, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 or emailed to IAHCE State President Jane Chapman at [email protected].

Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association is awarding scholarships to students who have graduated from a Jefferson County High School for the 2022-23 academic year. These graduates may be planning to attend an accredited college or university and must be working toward a major in teacher education. Students can be already enrolled and partially through a program or straight out of high school.

Applications are due April 1 each year. A completed application includes a cover page for the application documents and an information sheet explaining required student qualifications, application procedure, and documentation. Applicants must meet all requirements to be eligible for the scholarship. Submit applications to Larry Pearson, JCRTA Treasurer, 17530 E. Knox Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Finalists will be selected by the JCRTA Scholarship Committee, after which arrangements will be made for an interview with each finalist. The interview is mandatory. Notification of results will be prior to Honors Day at each high school.

To download the cover page, click here. To review the scholarship guidelines, click here.

Learner SAT Scholarship

Learner SAT Scholarship

Pet Lover Scholarship

Pet Lover Scholarship

  • Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. 
  • Amount: $500
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2022
  • Scholarship Link: https://dogcentral.org/pet-lover-scholarship/

Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship

CWC Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship:
This scholarship is offered by Country Women's Council USA. The CWC is an affiliate of IAHCE (see IAHCE and Perry County HCE for more details on IAHCE). Click here for Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship Guidelines. To download the application, click here.

More information can be found at http://www.cwcusa.org/ruth-buxton-sayre-scholarship/. There are four $500 scholarships available each year. The applications are open to females only. The application form can be found online and a completed form must be mailed by March 1 to IAHCE State President Jane Chapman, 936 Hollyhock Rd., Coulterville, IL 62237 or [email protected].

All scholarships are renewable to qualified applicants. For questions, contact Jane Chapman at 618-317-2727 or [email protected] or Annette Lanham at [email protected]

The N.G. Cowen Scholarship

The N.G. Cowen Scholarship:

The Cowen Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Master Mason Norredden Gene Cowen by his wife.

The goal of the Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to young adults from small towns in Southern Illinois, who are pursuing training in the vocational or technical fields. The Cowen family hopes this scholarship will not only bless the lives of young people but also benefit the towns to which they might return as skilled workers and craftsmen. With this particular vision in mind, Mrs. Cowen has instilled the following requirements. Applicants must:

  • Plan to attend or be currently enrolled in a trade school, vocational classes at a college, community college, GED, or apprenticeship program
  • Reside in a town in the Southern Area with a population under 10,000
  • Be 25 years old or younger
  • Be in need of financial assistance
  • Have had a high school GPA of 3.3 or lower.
  • Receive Referral Endorsement from an Illinois Mason in any Masonic affiliation.

Applications are available through the Illinois Masonic Children’s Assistance Program (IMCAP) or a local Masonic Lodge. Please contact IMCAP director, Gale Kilbury, at (217) 529-8900 Ext. 222 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

The O'Brien-Vrba Scholarship

The O'Brien-Vrba Scholarship:

There is a generous scholarship opportunity that was established by two farm families in Northern Illinois to benefit rural students. The O’Brien-Vrba scholarship is for rural students living in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Iowa. The donors were farm families from the DeKalb area who established this scholarship to help rural youth attain a college education.  

The scholarship application for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in January 2023. The scholarship information can be seen at: https://scholarshipamerica.org/scholarship/obrien-vrba-scholarship-trust/. To download the application, click here.

White County Lions - Martin Blackledge Scholarship

White County Lions - Martin Blackledge Scholarship:

Applications are available to Community College students beginning March 1, 2023, and must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the guidance counselor in the three areas of White County High Schools referenced below by April 1st each year. Scholarship availability is as follows:

Any White County High School senior or graduate from one of the three White County High Schools attending a community college, are eligible to apply. White County High Schools are Carmi White County High School, Grayville High School, Norris City Omaha Enfield High School.

Applications are available from any White County High School guidance counselor or online here. Questions? Please contact Alan Van Cleef at (812) 482-0779 or by email at [email protected] 

Currently Unavailable

Currently Unavailable/Outdated Scholarships

Chase Rubin Scholarship is offering a $1,200 grant opportunity to eligible students toward their higher learning education each year. Eligible students can enter by submitting a 500-word essay on the following topic: What is something that hasn't been invented yet that you think the world can benefit from? Submissions are due November 1, 2020. A winner will be selected and contacted during December 2020 by Chase Rubin or his representative. Once contacted, the winner has two weeks to respond before a winner is selected. Once the winner responds, the scholarship will be sent to their school's financial aid office.

Eligibility Requirements:
Current high school students graduating in 2021 who have already been accepted into an accredited college or university.
Current college or university students who haven’t reached their final year of school.

Complete the application online at www.chaserubingrant.com.

 

The Karl Jobst DDS Scholarship was created to provide support to aspiring dentists, dental hygienists, and those who wish to work in academia. Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, each applicant will be asked to submit a short essay of no more than 500 words. The following people are eligible for the Karl Jobst scholarship: high school students graduating this calendar year, and have been accepted into a college, or university in the United States; and/or students currently enrolled in a college or university, and not yet reached their senior year. Applicants must be United States citizens from the 50 states or the District of Columbia.

The award for this scholarship is $1,000 and all applications must be submitted by November 1, 2020. At the conclusion of the application period, a committee will confer and select a winner by December 1, 2020. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by January 1, 2021.

To apply, visit www.karljobstddscharity.com.

 

Scholarship applications from the Mabel K. Toops Scholarship are available to college students who are graduates of Grayville High School.

Applications are available at Grayville High School or German American Bank - Wealth Advisory Group, located at 21 SE Third Street, Evansville, IN 47708, or by contacting Patti R. Evans at German American Bancorp at 812-437-7320 or [email protected].

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2021 - postmarked or delivered to Grayville High School, 703 W. North Street, Grayville, IL 62844 by 3:30 p.m.

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