All scholarships will be announced on a weekly basis to be read over the student announcements and posted on the scholarship website. As this page is updated weekly, the new scholarships will be posted in a “different color” to differentiate them from the already received scholarships.
Scholarships with a college listed means you need to have applied to the college and plan on attending there if you are going to apply for that particular scholarship. If an organization is mentioned and a career is noted, you need to major in that particular field in order to apply for the scholarship. If you have questions on any of the scholarships posted, please contact Ms. Stone at: 309-743-8822.
September 18, 2020 – Acorn Equality Fund – Scholarships of $1,000 to $4,000 open to LGBT students, allies or children of LGBT parents. Click on the link for details and an application: Acorn Equality Fund
October 25, 2020 – Horatio Alger Scholarship Program – Need based scholarship program where academic achievement and leadership potential are considered. The program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Click on the link for details and an application: Horatio Alger
December 31, 2020 – WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship – $500 scholarship open to female high school students who are planning to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. Click on the link for details and an application: WiseGeek
April 1, 2021 – The Golden Apple Scholar Program of Illinois – Get up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and stipends and become a teacher in Illinois! Golden Apple Scholar is a teacher preparation and tuition assistance program for students who have the determination and drive to be highly effective teachers in Illinois schools-of-need.*Priority deadline of December 15, 2020* Click on the link for details and an application: Golden Apple Scholar
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College Board Scholarships – Complete college prep and financial aid steps to earn scholarship money! https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?excmpid=vt-00248
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