Scholarships

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, 2019 – PEO STAR Scholarship – Award of $2,500 open to female senior students. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution and receive the vote of the local PEO chapter. Click on the link for details and an application: PEO Star Scholarship Application; PEO Star Info.*(Turn in applications to Ms. Stone in the Counseling Center. One MHS applicant will be selected to move forward to PEO.)*
September 30, 2019 – Golden Door Scholars – Scholarships open to high-perfoming students with DACA, TPS or certify that they meet immigration eligibility and are interested in pursuing a bachelors degree. Golden Door also provides 1:1 mentorship, professional development opportunities, and summer internship. Click on the link for details and an application: Golden Door
October 15, 2019 – 2019 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards – Awards available to students of Hispanic heritage with a GPA of 3.0+ that plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution. Click on the link for details and an application: Hispanic Heritage
October 25, 2019 – Horatio Alger National and State – Open to senior setudents with a GPA of 2.0 or higher who are planning to pursue a bachelors degree at an accredited post-secondary institution (*may start at 2 year or 4 year college). Applicants must require finanical assistance to attend college. Click on the link for details and an application: Horatio Alger
Before October 27, 2019 – Miss Mississippi Crown Organization Scholarships – Miss Mississippi Crown is a local competition to Miss America that helps to fund scholarships for women. Interested students can apply to participate in the teen competition to potentially go on to represent the Quad Cities in the Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen competition. Click on the link for details and an application: Mississippi Crown
As soon as possible – Miss Blackhawk Valley Scholarship Program – Miss and Teen competitions will be held in early 2020. WIU scholarships are available for Miss winner, 1st and 2nd runners up. Click on the link for details and an application: Miss Blackhawk Valley
December 1, 2019 – Boston University Trustee Scholarship – A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees at Boston University, and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met. Many of BU’s current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and ranked in the top of their class. *Applicants must be applying to and planning to attend Boston University. Click on the link for details and an application: BU Trustee Scholar
December 1, 2019 – Drake University National Alumni Scholarships – Open to seniors planning to attend Drake University in the fall of 2020. The following scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable:
  • 2 Full Ride (tuition, room, and board) Alumni Scholarships
  • 3 Full Tuition George Carpenter Scholarships
  • All students who fulfill all qualifications, and participate in one of the two National Alumni Scholarship Days, will receive a $3,000 Trustee Scholarship. 
Click on the link for details and an application: Drake National Alumni
December 16, 2019 – Better Business Bureau’s Student of Integrity Scholarship – Moline High School seniors can apply for a $2,500 scholarship. Only one MHS senior will be selected. Applicants are required to complete an essay, be involved in the school and the community and provide two letters of recommendation. *SEE MS. STONE IN THE COUNSELING CENTER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY. Click on the link for details: BBB
December 31, 2019 – Culinary Institute of America Early Application Grant – $1,000 grant open to students interested in attending the Culinary Institute of America who submit their completed application by December 31st. Cilck on the link for details and an application: CIA
January 2, 2020 – Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarships – Multiple awards are made each year for up to $5,000 each. Click on the link for details and an application: QC Community Foundation – Auto
  • Quad City Regional Auto Show College/University Scholarship: applicants must plan to attend a two or four-year college or university. Applicants must also be working or have a parent/guardian currently working in a new car dealership located within the following counties for at least one year (Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Jackson, Scott, Muscatine, Johnson, Washington, Louisa, Van Buren, and Lee in Iowa, and Carroll, Rock Island, Mercer, Knox, Henry, Jo Davies, and Whiteside in Illinois).
  • Quad City Regional Auto Show Automotive/Technical Trade School Scholarship: applicants must plan to attend automotive technical/trade school.
January 3, 2020 – GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – The program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply. Click on the link for details and an application: GE Reagan
January 15, 2020 – Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best written 1,500 word essay on the subject of Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War era in Illinois. Click on the link for details and an application: Verna Ross Orndorff
January 15, 2020 – America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders – $1,500 scholarship open to seniors planning to attend a vocational, 2-year or 4-year qualifying ag-related program of study after high school. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 and above. Click on the link for details and an application: AG Leaders
January 16, 2020 – Geisinger Scholarship Program – Scholarships are open to first-year students admitted to the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for the 2020-2021 academic year. Click on the link for details and an application: Geisinger
January 16, 2020 – Coolidge Scholarship – A full-ride scholarship for four years of undergraduate study is open to juniors who plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2021. Selection will be based on academic excellence, interest in public policy and Coolidge values, and humility and service. Click on the link for details and an application: Coolidge
January 27, 2020 – Quad City Engineering and Science Council Scholarship Program – Multiple one-time grants/scholarships between $1,000 and $2,500 each for high school seniors pursuing a STEM degree at a 4 year university. Criteria includes: academics, civic/community service, extracurricular involvement, career goals, and an essay on why you want a STEM degree. Also offered are engineering scholarships from Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus. Western Illinois University offers an additional 4 year scholarship to those selected. Click on the link for details and an application: QCESC
January 31, 2020 – Lynn Vermeer Youth Development Scholarship – Open to students that are an employee, child or grandchild of a UnityPoint Health – Trinity employee, have a GPA of 3.0+ and plan to enroll in a full-time two or four year college, a vocational-technical school or a health-related program. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need or other extraordinary circumstances. Click on the link for details and an application: Trinity
January 31, 2020 – Bezos Scholarship Program – Year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action. The program is open to juniors who receive free and reduced lunch. Click on the link for details and an application: Bezos
January 31, 2020 – MHS NHS Harold P. Griffith Scholar Award – $1,000 scholarship open to MHS NHS senior members. The scholarship is renewable for 4 years. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Welvaert or Mr. Lindstrom. Click on the link for details and an application: MHS NHS Griffith
February 1, 2020 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship – Open to minority high school seniors planning to attend an accredited 4-year college. Applicants should demonstrate leadership, dedication to community service and financial need. Click on the link for details and an application: Jackie Robinson
February 1, 2020 – Davenport Jaycee Foundation Community Service Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors – Open to seniors entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2020. Applicants must also actively volunteer in the QC community. Click on the link for details and an application: Jaycee
February 10, 2020 – HyVee Scholarship – Scholarships are open to senior students seeking a degree at any four-year college or two-year college leading to a four year degree in the United States. Applicants must be employed by HyVee or be the child of a HyVee employee. Click on the link for details and an application: HyVee
February 15, 2020 – GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarships – Six $1,000 scholarships are open to senior students. Descriptions are listed below. Click on the link for details and an application: GFWC
  • Taft Art Scholarship – applicant must attend an Illinois college, university or trade school. Preference is given to applicant majoring in art.
  • Arthur Grant Smith Drama Scholarship – applicant must attend a post-secondary institution in Illinois. Preference is given to applicant majoring in drama/theater.
  • Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship – applicant must attend an Illinois college or university. Preference is given to applicant majoring in music.
  • Illinois Cottage Ridge Vocational Scholarship for Girls – applicant must plan to pursue a trade at a junior college, vocational school or trade school.
  • Lincoln Lodge Vocational Scholarship for Boys – applicant must plan to pursue a trade at a junior college, vocational school or trade school.
  • Vina A. Miller Scholarship: Education 2020 – applicant must attend a post-secondary institution in Illinois. Preference is given to applicant majoring in education.

February 15, 2020 – Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity Scholarships – Open to students attending Purdue, Indiana, Illinois or another 4-year college. Applicants must be male members of a Lutheran Congregation. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi. Click on the link for details and an application: Beta Sigma Psi

  • Martin Luther Scholarship – $2,000 for any 4-year college or university
  • Christian Leadership Award – $1,500 for Purdue-West Lafayette
  • Christian Leadership Award – $1,500 for Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Christian Leadership Award – $1,500 for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
February 15, 2020 – Moline Foundation Scholarships – Numerous scholarships open to MHS seniors. The application along with the list of available scholarships is on Moline Foundation’s website (www.molinefoundation.org). Click on the links for details on how to apply and to go to the application: How To Apply; Application Link; Scholarship Descriptions
February 15, 2020 – Quad City Community Foundation Scholarships – Numerous scholarships open to MHS seniors. Make an account with Quad City Community Foundation to find out which scholarships you are eligible for. Descriptions of MHS eligible scholarships listed below. Click on the link for details and an application: QC Community Foundation
  • Richard Collins Scholarship: applicants must MHS seniors with a 3.0+ GPA and have participated in at least one middle or high school sport.
  • William Kleinschmidt Scholarship: applicants must plan on earning a health-related degree.
  • Brand Boeshaar Scholarship: art scholarship that requires portfolio of 12 works (apply on the Figge Art Museum’s website).
  • Diana De Pover-Nesseler Memorial Scholarship: applicants must be enrolling at a community college in the Quad Cities area for purposes of pursuing a career in their chosen area of study.
    • Preference will be given to female students pursuing a career in Applied Technologies and/or Career Tech Programs.
  • Don and Charlotte Williams Scholarship: applicants must have a GPA of 2.0+ and show evidence of leadership and character.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Yang Ho Rhee Scholarship: applicants must be of Korean descent (a child of one or two Korean biological parents is preferred, but as little as 25% Korean is acceptable) and have GPA of 3.0+.
  • Edwin and Ruth Adlund Scholarship: applicants must plan to attend Augustana College, Iowa State University, or the University of Northern Iowa. Financial need is the main criteria and GPA of 2.0+.
  • Elise Brett Scholarship: applicants must plan to attend an accredited educational institution to earn a college degree or a career-related certificate. GPA of 3.0+ and ability to demonstrate connection between educational plans and career goals is required.
  • Great River Bend Cyclone Award Scholarship: applicants must be planning to attend Iowa State University.
  • John Kiley Memorial Scholarship: applicants with Illinois residence will be eligible to attend a university or college in Iowa only. GPA of 3.25+ is required.
  • Kelly Marie McQuate Memorial Scholarship: applicants must be a student who has lost a mother or a father, either biological or adoptive. Financial need will be the main criteria for the scholarship.
  • Louis Bulechek Memorial Scholarship: Financial need will be the major criteria for the scholarship, and applicants must have 2.0+ GPA.
  • Morency Family Scholarship: Open to applicants planning to attend any accredited college or university (including online universities), or to receive vocational training/education. GPA must be between 2.0-3.0. Financial need is the primary consideration.
    • Preference will be given (but not a determining factor) to applicants who have at any time been in the foster care system. 
  • Paula and Barbara Yamber Memorial Stem Scholarship: applicants must be pursuing a STEM-related education and career.
  • Quad Cities Mexican American Organization Scholarship: applicants must be of Hispanic descent and have a GPA of 2.0+.
February 19, 2020 – St. Patrick Society Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship open to students related to a good-standing member of the St. Patrick Society. Click on the link for details and an application: Pats
February 21, 2020 – National Wild Turkey Federation’s Academic Scholarship – Scholarship open to students who hunt. Applicants must write about why hunting is important to them. Click on the link for details and an application: NWTF_Scholarship
February 26, 2020 – Illinois Chemical Education Foundation High School Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship open to all future chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers and high school chemistry teachers. Click on the link for details and an application: Illinois Chemical Education Foundation
February 28, 2020 – Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) – Summer program opportunity for students to participate in real-world science, technology, engineering and math work activities at the Arsenal. At the end of the SEAP apprenticeship, students will prepare and present final reports based on their experience. All students who successfully complete their apprenticeship are eligible for an educational stipend. Click on the link for details and an application: SEAP Factsheet; SEAP Website
February 28, 2020 – IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union Cash for Class Scholarship – Applicants must be a bank member by the application deadline and be enrolling at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Click on the link for details and an application: IHMVCU
February 28, 2020 – HyVee Scholarship – Scholarships are open to senior students seeking a degree at any four-year college or two-year college leading to a four year degree in the United States. Applicants must be employed by HyVee or be the child of a HyVee employee. Click on the link for details and an application: HyVee
February 29, 2020 – Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship – Five $1,000 scholarships are available to students who are or become Ascentra Credit Union members. Click on the link for details and an application: Ascentra
March 1, 2020 – State Scholarship for the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs – Six $2,000 scholarships available to female seniors with a GPA of 3.0+. Applicants should plan to attend an accredited trade school, college or university full-time in the fall of 2020. Recipients must be willing to participate in a public speaking competition. Click on the link for details and an application: IFBWC
March 1, 2020 – The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award –  Scholarship opportunity for deserving students with financial need who wish to continue their education in any post-secondary school or an accredited vocational/technical school. Click on the link for details and an application: IOOF-IL
March 1, 2020 – Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Fund – Open to students with a 3.0+ planning to attend a college/university in Illinois. Applicants must submit an essay on the role of township government in today’s society and in the future. Click on the link for details and an application: TOI
March 2, 2020 – Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship – A merit-based, one-time $5,000 award for new college entrants pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math. Click on the link for details and an application: Thomas K. Evans
March 2, 2020 – Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club Scholarship – $1,500 scholarship open to students who meet criteria related to parent/guardian involvement with the Rock Island Arsenal. Click on the link for details and an application: RIAWC

March 9, 2020 – Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship – One $500 scholarship to be used at any university within the State of Illinois. Applicants must plan to pursue higher education in office professional, secretarial or business-related-field within the state of Illinois. Preference will be given to attendance at the University of Illinois. Click on the link for details and an application: Kathryn G. Hansen
March 13, 2020 – Xi Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship – Open to senior female students of African-American descent. GPA of 3.0 and above is required. Click on the link for details and an application: Alpha Kappa Alpha
March 13, 2020 – Moline Rotary Foundation Scholarship – Up to five $1,000 scholarships open to graduating high school seniors planning to continue their education. Awards will be given based on active involvement in service-oriented activities, leadership and academic achievement. GPA of 3.0 and above is required. Active membership in Moline High School’s Interact Club is preferred. *Applications should be submitted to Ms. Stone in the Counseling Center* Click on the link for details and an application: Moline Rotary
March 15, 2020 – Eddy Scholarship – $1,000 to $1,500 awards will be granted based on the character, academic standing, school and community involvement, and career goals of applicants. Current college students are preferred, but high school seniors are also eligible. Preference will be given to those attending a college or university in the Quad Cities area. Click on the link for details and an application: Eddy
March 18, 2020 – R.I.A. Federal Credit Union Scholarship – Five $1,000 scholarships are available to students who demonstrate academic excellence, exhibit outstanding contributions to their school and community and are current credit union members. Click on the link for details and an application: RIA
March 20, 2020 – Chapter B.L. PEO Scholarship – Open to female students with a 3.0 GPA and above. *Submit completed applications to Ms. Stone in the Counseling Center.* Click on the link for details and an application: BL PEO
March 23, 2020 – Army ROTC Illinois Tuition Waiver Scholarships (WIU Event) – WIU ROTC is hosting a Tuition Waiver event on April 4, 2020 for qualified high school seniors to compete to earn a Tuition Waiver Scholarship to an Illinois State University for Fall 2020. Click on the link for details and an application: WIU Army ROTC
March 25, 2020 – Society of American Military Engineers Rock Island Post Scholarships – Combination of one-year, two-year and four-year scholarships are being offered to students pursuing a bachelors degree in engineering and the physical sciences. At least one-need based scholarship will be offered as well. Applicants must be registered at an accredited engineering or science college and have a GPA of 3.2/4.0. Click on the link for details and an application: SAME
March 27, 2020 – Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships – Applicants do not need to major in agriculture to be eligible for a scholarship. Applicants do need to be a member or a dependent of a member of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau to apply. Click on the link for details and an application: RICO Farm Bureau
March 31, 2020 – DCFS Scholarship Program – DCFS awards a minimum of 53 scholarships annually. The scholarship package includes a full tuition and mandatory fee waiver to a state-supported public school in Illinois (in-district community college or state university), a monthly grant payment, and a medical card. Applicants must have a legal relationship with DCFS. Click on the links for details and an application: DCFS Details & Instructions; DCFS Application 
April 1, 2020 – P.E.O. Chapter KT Scholarship – $500 scholarship for female high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0+. Click on the link for details and an application: PEO KT
April 1, 2020 – Carol Jeanne Davis Education Scholarship – PEO Chapter KT is offering this additional scholarship for female students majoring in education. This scholarship is open to MHS female students only. Click on the link for details and an application: Carol Davis
April 1, 2020 – Alex Hallene Memorial Scholarship – Open to MHS seniors attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall of 2020. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. *RETURN ALL FORMS TO MS. STONE IN THE COUNSELING CENTER* Click on the link for details and an application: Hallene
April 1, 2020 – Bill Bishop Athletic Scholarship – Open to MHS seniors who have been involved in girls’ or boys’ basketball, baseball or softball. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelors degree full-time and be in the top 1/3 of their class. *RETURN ALL FORMS TO MS. STONE IN THE COUNSELING CENTER* Click on the link for details and an application: Bishop
April 1, 2020 – Cyrus and Mildred Churchill Scholarship – $500 scholarship for MHS seniors who have high scholastic standing, are actively involved in MHS extracurricular activities, demonstrate financial need and possess a strong desire to advance his/her education. *RETURN ALL FORMS TO MS. STONE IN THE COUNSELING CENTER* Click on the link for details and an application: Churchill
April 1, 2020 – John “Jack” Cervantes Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship open to MHS seniors who demonstrate financial need and display the following characteristics: studious, capable and hardworking, well-rounded, dedicated to others, and serious about earning a university degree. Scholarship is renewable for three years. Immigrant students are encouraged to apply. *RETURN ALL FORMS TO MS. STONE IN THE COUNSELING CENTER* Click on the link for details and an application: Cervantes

April 1, 2020 – Moline Booster Club Scholarship – Four $250 scholarships will be awarded to 2 MHS senior male students and 2 MHS senior female students. Applicants must be a student athlete and demonstrate volunteerism. *RETURN ALL FORMS TO MS. STONE IN THE COUNSELING CENTER* Click on the link for details and an application: Booster Club

April 1, 2020 – Shirley Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship – Open to MHS seniors going into the field of education or a similar helping profession. Two scholarships will be awarded: one to a MHS senior male student and one a MHS senior female student in the amount of $500 each. *RETURN ALL FORMS TO MS. STONE IN THE COUNSELING CENTER* Click on the link for details and an application: Rosenberg
April 1, 2020 – Society of Italian-Americans Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship open to seniors with at least one Italian ancestor. Click on the links for directions and an application: Ital-Amer Directions; Ital-Amer Application
April 3, 2020 – Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program –  The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a teacher preparation and scholarship program for high school seniors who have the determination and drive to be excellent teachers in Illinois schools-of-need. *(Priority deadline of December 15th)* Click on the link for details and an application: Golden Apple
April 15, 2020 – We the Students Essay Contest – Applicants must write what civil discourse means to them. The students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of fourteen students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $20,000. Click on the link for details and an application: We the Students
April 22, 2020 – Student-View Scholarship – $12,000 worth of scholarships offered to high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year college, 2-year college or career school. Click on the link for details and an application: Student-View
May 1, 2020 – The Associates Home Loan Scholarship – Open to seniors who have been accepted into a college or university. Click on the link for details and an application: Associates Home Loan
May 22, 2020 – B. Davis Scholarship – Open to all high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must submit a leadership essay. Click on the link for details and an application: B. Davis
May 31, 2020 – PB&J Scholarship – Scholarship open to students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed. Applicants must attend a 2 or 4 year college in the fall of 2020. Click on the link for details and an application: PB&J

Search the following websites for a variety of scholarships with different critera:
www.scholarshipguidance.com
www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
https://www.collegegreenlight.com/
https://public.careercruising.com/en/
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