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Amount

10/31

Coca-Cola Scholars

Senior, employment & academic achievement, leadership in school, commitment to community

up to $20,000

11/01

Stokes

Senior, computer science, electrical, computer engineering major, agree to work for National Security Agency for 1.4 times the length of your academic program, ACT composite of 25, GPA 3.0, demonstrated leadership.

Tuition, salary, housing, travel, books

11/27

Elks MVS   Most Valuable Student

Senior, academics & community involvement.  High grades, high ACT, Proven financial need.

up to $60,000

11/30

Golden Apple

Senior, teaching major. Must be nominated. Contact your counselor if you would like to be nominated.  Must have 2.5 GPA, complete online application, and submit ACT/SAT scores.

up to $23,000

December

Will.i.am Scholarship Foundation

Seniors, attend a four-year college and pursue degrees in the STEM and arts fields.

Covers tuition, books, fees, room and board for four years

December

Burger King Scholars Program

Seniors, US or Canada residents who plan to attend college the year after they graduate high school

Varies by student

12/11

DAR Christopher Columbus

9th - 12th grades, essay 750 or fewer words.

$1,200

12/15

AXA Achievement

Senior, Start a service organization.

up to $25,000

12/31

Rural Electric Convenience Coop

http://www.recc.coop

Children of an Illinois electric cooperative member receiving service from the coop

$2,000

12/31

Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship

http://www.recc.coop

Student who is a child of an Illinois Electric cooperative employee or director

$2,000

01/09

Elks Legacy

Senior, child or grandchild of current Elks member,

$4,000

01/11

Gates Millennium Scholars

Senior, Pell eligible African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American, 3.3 GPA, leadership in community, service & extracurricular activities. 

up to unmet need

01/14

Walton

Senior, work at Wal-Mart (or parent works at Wal-Mart), 22 on ACT, involvement, Must use money in first year of college.

up to $10,000

01/15

MENSA

Senior, essay of fewer than 550 words

up to $1,000

01/20

IL Society of Professional Engineers

Senior, engineering major, 3.0/4.0 GPA, ACT-Math score of 29 and ACT English score of 25

up to $3,000

01/20

Sikich Accounting

Senior, major in accounting. 

$500 Renewable for up to 4 years

01/21

LLCC Foundation

Senior, LLCC student next fall.  Affiliated with the Springfield Urban League, or plan to major in art, fine art, music, speech, or theater, or direct descendant of current member of AARP Springfield, or intend to play in the LLCC Jazz Band, or a parent seeking educational improvement.

$125 per semester up to FULL TUITION for 60 credits.

01/25

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation (ICEF)

Senior science student.

$2,000

01/31

BSA National Eagle Scout Academic

Eagle Scout, ACT of 26+, strong record of participation in activities outside of scouting

up to $48,000

02/01

American Legion - Americanism Essay

7-12th grades.  Americanism essay, patriotism and good citizenship.  Essay 500 words according to rules.  Give essay to your counselor.

11 & 12th grades $1,200

7-10th grades $200

 

02/01

BSA Scout

Senior, Eagle Scout OR Ventures or Explorers with exceptional scouting experience.

$2,500

02/01

Mayme I Lawrance Pre-Law Scholarship

Senior, Pre-law at Lincoln Land Community College.

?

02/01

LLCC First Generation

Senior, First in family to graduate from college. Attend LLCC next year.

?

02/01

LLCC Trustee's Honors Program

Senior, 25+ ACT.  Attend LLCC next year.

Up to full tuition for up to 60 credits

02/08

Community Banking Association of IL

Senior

up to $4,000

02/10

KFC Colonel's Scholars

Senior, 2.75+ GPA, pursuing bachelor's degree at public in-state school

up to $20,000

 02/14

Bunn Memorial

Senior, need & high moral character. 

Depends on need and yearly amount allowed

02/14

Roesch Vocal Music

Senior, vocal music performance major, audition.  Tell your counselor that you would like to be nominated.

$1,500 renewable for 4 years

02/14

Oh, the Places You'll Go

Senior, essay, 500 words

$5,000

02/15

AXA Community

Senior, goal Oriented, demonstrated drive and determination, respect for self, family and community and the ability to succeed in college.

$2,000

02/15

Best Buy

Grades 9-12, 2.5 GPA, Outstanding community service.

up to $1,000

02/15

Jackie Robinson

Senior, minority, show leadership potential and demonstrate financial need, ACT composite 21+.

$7,500

02/28

US Bank Internet Scholarship

Senior, enter a drawing.

$1,000

03/01

American Chemical Society

Senior, African American, Hispanic, Native American, chemical sciences major.

up to $15,000

03/01

AMVETS -  Ladies Auxiliary Memorial

Senior, parent or grandparent in armed forces 1940 or later.

$500

03/01

AMVETS – ROTC

http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

Senior, taken ACT, participate in junior ROTC.

$3,000

03/01

AMVETS - Sad Sacks Nursing

http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

Senior, accepted into nursing major, academics, character, activities/interests, need.

to be determined

03/01

AMVETS - Service Foundation

http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

Senior, have taken the ACT

$3,000

03/01

AMVETS - Trade School

http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

Senior, accepted to trade school

$3,000

03/01

AMVETS – Worchid

http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

Senior, child of deceased veteran parent (after 1940).  Parent's death need not be related to military service.

$500

03/01

Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver

Senior, son or daughter of deceased or disabled veteran.    Attend UIUC, UIS, UIC Health Sciences Center or Global Campus; be the son or daughter of a deceased or disabled Veteran who served in any of the following wars: WWII. Korea, Vietnam, Southwest Asia, Operation Enduring Freedom, Southwest Asia, Operation Iraqi Freedom.  One scholarship per war per county will be awarded.  Tell the financial aid office at UIUC, UIS, UIC, Health Science Center or Global Campus, that you are interested and qualify.

Up to full tuition for four years. 

03/01

Farm Credit of Illinois We Understand Scholarship

Senior,agriculture-related academic major or career.

$1,000

03/01

Frontiers International Springfield Club

Senior, African American, substantial financial need, C average GPA, resident of Sangamon County (SCCF).

$500

03/01

IL Women in Leadership High School Scholarship

Senior, female, leadership, strong potential and desire for professional growth (SCCF).

$1,000

03/01

IL Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award

Female, who has earned a high school diploma or GED at least 5 years ago exhibiting leadership qualities and strong potential and desire for professional growth.  May be full-time or part-time student.  May be a first-time, or continuing, or returning college student.   (SCCF).

$1,000

03/01

National Defense Transportation Association

Senior, IL or MO High School Senior or college student.  Any major.  Preference given to those majoring in business, transportation logistics or physical distribution.

up to $2,500

3/1

Von Behren Springfield Area Homebuilders Association

Seniors, building industry related major (drafting, architecture, building trades, heating and air conditioning, and other related fields. C+ GPA, leadership and extracurricular activities, community involvement, awards, honors & achievements.  Tell your counselor that you would like to be nominated (SCCF).

up to $1,000

03/1

World War II Illinois Descendants Scholarship

Senior, direct descendant of WWII Illinois Veteran, Have a 4.0 GPA (SCCF)

$2,000

03/05

Illinois Education Association

Graduating high school senior or college student.  Pursuing a career as a public school teacher.

$1,000

03/06

Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year

Senior, excellence in academics, athletics, community service, leadership and include milk as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

$7,500

03/10

Elks OT/PT

Senior, Physical or Occupational Therapy or PT/OT Assistant Programs.

up to $12,000 renewable

03/12

Capitol Area MoneySmart Kid

Grades 7-12. Essay. 500 or fewer words. 

$1,000 for grades 7 & 8.  $2,000 for grades 9-12.

03/13

Catholic Female High School Senior Leadership

Senior, Catholic, female, outstanding example of leadership, faith and service. 

$1,000

03/10

Junior League of Springfield Outstanding Community Service

Junior.  Involved in community service.

No monetary award.  It is an honor to list this on your Résumé and may help you attract other scholarships.

03/15

Orthopaedic Center of Illinois Comeback Player of the Year

Senior, two sport athlete both junior and senior years, treated by an OCI physician for an injury or disorder, graduating senior.

$1,000

03/15

Orthopaedic Center of Illinois

Foundation Scholarship

Senior, health related major.  Graduating senior, resident of Sangamon county, going to college full-time next fall.

$1,000/ year. Renewable up to 4 years.

03/15

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Senior, descendant of male who serve in Army, Navy, judicial, executive or civil service of the Confederate States of America.  Must provide descendancy chart and 500 word essay.

$1,000

03/30

Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists

Senior, major in Fine Arts.  Judged on talent, desire and need.  Must live within 100 miles of Champaign, IL.

$1,000

April

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships

Outstanding black high school seniors interested in careers in technology. Must pursue Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems or business.

??

April

NBNA Scholarship Program for Black Nurses

Seniors, Enrolling full time at a four-year or two-year college or university pursuing Bachelors, Associate or LPN degree.

14 scholarships available

04/01

IL Lumber and Material Dealers Association

Senior, Intent to pursue a degree in lumber and building materials or an allied field.

$500-$2,000

04/01

Lions Club

Senior, health care major, 3.0/4.0 GPA

up to $1,000

04/07

Ameren Illinois Minority

Senior, engineering major.  2.667 / 4.0 GPA.

$2,500 Renewable

04/11

Delta Sigma Theta

Senior, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarships for African American female seniors. Four scholarships (DST-any field--high need, Barton-science or math, Bowman-Lott--fine arts, and the Washington-music education).

?

04/15

American Dream

Senior, African American, Pell eligible, financial need, 2.5 GPA.

$500- $5,000

04/15

First in My Family

Senior, Hispanic, first in family to attend college, financial need, 3.0 GPA.

$500-$1,000

04/28

Epilepsy Foundation

Senior, students with Epilepsy.

$1,000

04/30

American Legion Department of Illinois Eagle Scout Award

Eagle Scout & 500 Word Essay.  Contact the local BSA office at 546.5570 or the American legion Dept. of Illinois PO Box 2910 Bloomington, IL 61702

$1,000 ($200 for four runner-up awards)

04/30

LaVerne and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s

http://www.recc.coop

Student who will attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with LLCC

$2,000

04/30/2010

National Defense Transportation Association

Graduating Seniors or full-time college students.  College students may be enrolled in any field of study, but priority will be given to those in a degree program related to business, transportation logistics or physical distribution.

$3,500

4/30

Schwallie

Senior, established autism or Asperger Syndrome diagnosis, need to take at least 6 credits or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal).

$3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate college or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and; 3) Trade, technical or vocational school. These will be one-time awards for any recipient.

05/01

Springfield Civic Garden Club

Senior, plan to study in an environmentally related field such as conservation, horticulture, botany, landscape design, or turf management.

$1,000

05/05

Lincolnland Illini

Senior, accepted to University of Illinois at Urbana.

$750

05/09

SLICE Scholarship for Low-Income College Entries. Sangamon County Department of Community Resources.

Senior. low-Income, Resident of Sangamon County, Demonstrate financial need (125% of poverty; i.e. family of 3 earning $22,000/year or less), be accepted for full time enrollment at an accredited Illinois College, University, or Vocational School, Complete the application process to determine eligibility.

?

05/14

Old Capitol Art Fair Outstanding Artist

Senior, submit Three or four pieces of artwork to be displayed and judged.

$600

05/15

Davey Loan Fund

Senior, attach transcript and ACT scores. 5% loan to be repaid after graduation from college.

?

05/15

Excellence in Agriculture

Senior, planning an agriculturally-based college curriculum, answer short essay question.

$2,500

05/15

Illinois College Heritage

Juniors, tell your counselor that you would like to be nominated.  Hope to attend Illinois College in Jacksonville.  Senior, top 10% of graduating class, ACT composite of 25 or higher, 3.5 or higher GPA in core (English, history/social sciences, foreign language, science).

One year free tuition at IL College in Jacksonville.

05/30

Imagine America

Senior. Attend a trade school.

$1,000

05/31

Unmet Need

Senior. Earn <$30,000 combined income of parents.  Application goes on this site on or after April 1st.

$1,000-$3,800

Ongoing after April of junior year

Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC)

Senior, Military Reserve Officers Training Corp interest, ACT math 21 and 22 in English, good character, physically fit.

up to $180,000 +books & fees + $250+/month stipend

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