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All scholarships that are available through the Counseling Office will be posted here. 
Check back regularly for updates!
Newest scholarships will be listed at the top.

Whiteside Area Career Center Scholarships- deadline: extended to May 1st!
Students who attend WACC may be eligible for a WACC scholarship. Please see website for details.

Carroll County Crime Stoppers - deadline: April 20th

All Carroll County graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice or a related field are eligible to apply for this $200 scholarship. Application process is easy - just follow the directions on the attached flyer. 

Esther Hutmacher Parriott Scholarship - deadline: April 20, 2020

To be considered for the Esther Hutmacher Parriott Scholarship: You must reside in Stephenson County, but live outside the city of Freeport, and you must be a high school senior or have graduated from school within the last six years.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the following: rank in class, economic and financial need, standardized test scores (SAT scores), and academic potential.  

$1,000 scholarships to students who plan to advance their secondary education in the field of Agriculture. Interested students should submit an essay expressing why they are interested in the field of Agriculture, their future schooling plans, and their current involvement in farm related activities, etc.  See attached flyer for more details

Boyle-Hoy Shannon American Legion Scholarship - deadline: April 10th

$300 scholarship available! Qualifications for applicants: any member of the Boyle-Hoy American Legion Post (who are in good standing) and their family members (children or grandchildren), OR any college student who has not received the scholarship before and is a relative of a Legion member OR any graduating senior from Eastland High school who has a Shannon address. Please see attached application for specific details. 


Morrison Institute of Technology - Spring 2019
$1,000 scholarship available to seniors from Eastland headed to Morrison Institute of Technology. See Mrs. Pilgrim!

Applicants must be one of the following: dependant son/daughter of US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman, or Marine who has become permenantely disabled as a result of an opperational mission or taining accident; dependant son/daughter of a Soldier (etc.) who has een killed in action; or the dependant son/daughther of a Soldier (etc.) who has been classified as a POW or MIA.  Applicants must also be a senior in high school or currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student. 

 
Fastweb.com - A FREE national scholarship search engine.  Get personalized awards based on your individual profile.  What are you waiting for?  Sign up today!
 
Christian Connector:
FREE Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing.  Students simply log onto the website and request information to be entered in the $2,500 scholarship drawing!
 
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AXA Achievement Scholarship - deadline: December 15, 2016
Scholarships of $10,000& $25,000 available...a winner in every state! Our scholarships winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:
  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college
Most Valuable Student Competition (Elks) - deadline: November 20, 2016
  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks (however, applications must be turned into the nearest Elk lodge).
  • College students are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Male and female students compete separately.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

  • NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards - deadline: December 18, 2016
    $1,000-$15,000 scholarships awarded to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.  Open to all graduating seniors who own/operates his/her own small business.  Must be planning to attend accredited two- or four-year university/community college/technical school, etc. in the fall.

    First Choice Agriculture Scholarship
      - deadline: February 15, 2017

    Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an agriculture or agriculture-related curriculum at a university, college, or community college.  Agriculture-related fields include those that would contribute to the quality of life for people living in rural areas.  Must reside or attend high school within 1st Farm Credit Services' territory. 


    Jo-Carroll Energy Scholarship - deadline: March 1, 2017
    Many scholarships over $1,000!  There are six Jo-Carroll Energy scholarships, two Lineworkers Scholarships, four Technical School Scholarships and 10 Director's scholarships available. Most require Jo-Carroll Energy as your electric/gas/sand prairie wireless provider.  See website for details.

    Delta Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter - deadline: March 24th, 2017

    $300 scholarship to outstanding senior girl who is planning to pursue degree in education.  Turn application into Mrs. Pilgrim by March 24th  as school can only recommend 1 student for this scholarship. Recommendation will be awarded to student with best application.

    Carroll County Soil & Water Conversation District  - March 31, 2017 

    $500 scholarship to a Carroll County youth who is or has graduated from a Carroll County school to further his/her education beyond high school in an agricultural field. This includes fields such as Agribusiness, Forestry, Agronomy, Ag-Economics, Natural Resources, Aquaculture, Wildlife Management, Agri-Science, etc. Click here for application and here for more information.

    CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest - April 15th or November 1st

    Create a short video (under 3 minutes) about your love of a Mustang. $500 Scholarships available. More information available on their website. Check it out!

    Sigma Nu Faternity for Univ. of Illinois - deadline: June 1st
    High school senior male's planning to attend University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana with above a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. See flyer for more details.

     

    Scholarship for students age 16-25. Applicant must have parent who was killed or seriously inured as a result of work related accident that meets the criteria of the IL Workers' Compensation Act and has resulted in demonstrated financial need. 

    Aspiring Nursing Scholarship - June 30, 2017

    $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors who are planning to pursue a degree in nursing or related field. Must write 500 word essay on why you're passionate about joining the nursing profession and how you will use education to improve healthcare of others. 

    Andrew Flushe Scholarship - deadline November 30th & June 30th
    Scholarship for seniors and current college students. Must create a PSA about the dangers of texting. Winners selected both semesters. See website for details.

    Charlie Burkart Iowa PGA Scholarship - deadline: June 16, 2017
    Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, and leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need. Students residing in IL north of Quincy and West of Freeport are eligible to apply. Application is attached. Visit website for details.

    Open to students who are enrolling at Highland and who are enrolling in environment fields such as agronomy/agriculture, botany, conservation, environmental concerns, forestry, horticulture, or landscape design/architecture. 3-$500 scholarships will be awarded

    National Space Club Scholarship - deadline: December 1, 2017
    $10,000 scholarship to a senior in high school or college student who has the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend a college/university. Preference is given to students with space related interests. 

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - deadline: January 4, 2018

    National Scholarship that awards $10,000 renewable scholarships to students. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA and embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.

    University of IL ACES Scholarship
     - deadline: December 1, 2018
    Applicants must be residents of IL and planning to major within the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. See attached flyer for more information.
    Jo-Carroll Energy Scholarship - deadline: March 1, 2017Many scholarships over $1,000!  There are six Jo-Carroll Energy scholarships, two Lineworkers Scholarships, four Technical School Scholarships and 10 Director's scholarships available. Most require Jo-Carroll Energy as your electric/gas/sand prairie wireless provider.  See website for details.
    IL Sheriff's Association Scholarship  - deadline: March 15, 2017$500 scholarship paid directly to the school on behalf of scholarship recipient. Applicants must be IL residents and be attending college in the State of Illinois as a full-time student beginning in the fall of 2017. See application for more information - read directions carefully!

    \We the Students Essay Contest - deadline: Feb. 5, 2018

    Students grades 8-12 are eligible to compete.  500-800 word essay. This year's prompt: To What extent in the U.S. does the government-federal, state, and local- have the duty to monitor internet content? Visit website for more details.

     

    RIA Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program - deadline March 1st

    5 - $1,000 scholarships awarded to individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, citizenship, community and school involvement AND are Credit Union members. An individual may join RIA for the sole purpose of eligibility. Eligibility requirements: high school senior or current college student enrolling in an accredited 2-4 year college/university/technical school who is RIA credit union member. 


    Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship 
     - deadline:March 1, 2018

    $1,000 one year non-renewable merit based award.  Eligibility Requirements: applicant must be pursuing studies in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in science or related area, resident of Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Davies, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren, or Whiteside counties, and entering their freshmen year of college in the fall of 2018.
    Jo-Carroll Energy Scholarship -  deadline: March 1, 2018
    Multiple scholarships ranging from $500-$1000  will be awarded to outstanding scholastic students who are the sons or daughters of Jo-Carroll Energy members and/or parents are lineworkers.  See website for more information. 
    National Honor Society Scholarship  - deadline February 1, 2018
    Must be a National Honor Society member to apply.

    National FFA Scholarship- deadline February 1, 2017
    Scholarship funded by Monsanto for America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders. $528,000 will be awarded in scholarships.

    Dorothy Guentner Memorial Scholarship - deadline: March 15, 2018

    The scholarship is for $500.00 to be awarded to a student who will be attending Highland Community College.  One scholarship per year will be awarded.  Eastland, Pearl City, and West Carroll are the schools being offered the scholarship (Dorothy taught in all these districts.)  Money will be paid directly to Highland after 1st semester and enrollment in 2nd semester is proven.  Students are responsible for sending this information to the scholarship committee. Scholarship will be recognized at Seniors Awards Night.

    1st Gateway Credit Union Scholarship: deadline: February 16
    Any person who is an account holder and planning to enroll as a full-time student OR is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution can apply (community college, tech school, university, etc.).  $600 scholarship available!

    Tri-County Opportunities Council Scholarship - deadline: March 30th, 2018

    12 - $1,250 scholarships available for income eligible students.  Certain household income requirements apply - see website for details.

    Northern IL Antique Dealers Association - deadline: May 15, 2018

    Two $1,000 scholarships for students who are HS seniors enrolling in 2-4 year institution of higher learning or students who are currently enrolled in college. Scholarships are for students who are studying History, Design, Arts, Historic Preservation, or a related field. 

    APWA NW Branch Scholarship
     -deadline:May 1, 2018
    $2,000 scholarship for student pursuing Civil or Environmental engineering or Public Works related field. Students must reside or be employed in Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Lee, Jo Davies, Whiteside Carroll, or Ogle counties in NW Illinois


    IL Hospital Research & Education Fund - deadline: April 15, 2018

    $1,000 scholarships to individuals pursuing degrees in the medical field. Must have 3.5 GPA or higher. Application is attached.



    scholarships between the amounts of $1,000-$5,000. Eligibility requirements include resident of state of IL, current HS senior in good standing, have significant hearing loss in one or both ears, exhibit financial need. 

    Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship - deadline: September 22, 2017
    Acorn Equality Fund is a grassroots organization that provides academic scholarships for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons and their children in Illinois. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $5,000. Questions? Email  acorn1999@gmail.com
    Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship - deadline: September 22, 2017
    Acorn Equality Fund is a grassroots organization that provides academic scholarships for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons and their children in Illinois. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $5,000. Questions? Email  acorn1999@gmail.com
    The Quad City Engineering and Science Council is offering a scholarships between $1,000-$3,000 to students pursuing a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) related degree at a 4 year university. Criteria include: high school senior, resident or Mercer/Rock Island/Henry/Whiteside/Carroll/Knox/Lee/Clinton/Scott/Muscatine/Louisa County, plan to study STEM related degree at an accredited four year college or university.  Click here for the application and more information.
    The Quad City Engineering and Science Council is offering a scholarships between $1,000-$3,000 to students pursuing a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) related degree at a 4 year university. Criteria include: high school senior, resident or Mercer/Rock Island/Henry/Whiteside/Carroll/Knox/Lee/Clinton/Scott/Muscatine/Louisa County, plan to study STEM related degree at an accredited four year college or university.  Click here for the application and more information.
    Imagine American Scholarship  
     - deadline: December 31, 2015
    $1,000 Scholarships.  Only recent high school graduates who meet the following recommended guidelines should apply: Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education,  high school grade point average of 2.5 or greater,  financial need,  demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year. Scholarship is only available for certain colleges - visit website to see if you should apply!
    Imagine American Scholarship  
     - deadline: December 31, 2015
    $1,000 Scholarships.  Only recent high school graduates who meet the following recommended guidelines should apply: Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education,  high school grade point average of 2.5 or greater,  financial need,  demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year. Scholarship is only available for certain colleges - visit website to see if you should apply!
    5 - $1,000 scholarships awarded to individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, citizenship, community and school involvement AND are Credit Union members. An individual may join RIA for the sole purpose of eligibility. Eligibility requirements: high school senior or current college student enrolling in an accredited 2-4 year college/university/technical school who is RIA credit union memeber. 
    5 - $1,000 scholarships awarded to individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, citizenship, community and school involvement AND are Credit Union members. An individual may join RIA for the sole purpose of eligibility. Eligibility requirements: high school senior or current college student enrolling in an accredited 2-4 year college/university/technical school who is RIA credit union memeber. 
    Dorothy Guentner Memorial Scholarship - deadline: March 15, 2015The scholarship is for $500.00 to be awarded to a student who will be attending Highland Community College.  One scholarship per year will be awarded.  Eastland, Pearl City, and West Carroll are the schools being offered the scholarship (Dorothy taught in all these districts.)  Money will be paid directly to Highland after 1st semester and enrollment in 2nd semester is proven.  Students are responsible for sending this information to the scholarship committee.  Scholarship will be recognized at Seniors Awards Night.
    $500 Scholarship. Eligibility: any graduating senior from Carroll County who is enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university.  Must have a 3.0 GPA and active history of community service and/or political involvement with Republican Party.

    Eastland Education Association Scholarship - deadline: March 9th
    Every senior is eligible to apply! See attachment for more details. This is an anonymous $400 scholarship/essay competition, judged by Eastland teachers (at the Elementary school).




    Tobacco Free Life  - deadline: September 30, 2016
    Students can apply by submitting a 1,000-1,500 word essay on some questions regarding smoking and why it is a problem (see website for details).

     

     ‚ÄčImagine America Scholarship   - deadline: December 31, 2018
    $1,000 Scholarships.  Only recent high school graduates who meet the following recommended guidelines should apply: Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education,  high school grade point average of 2.5 or greater,  financial need,  demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year. Scholarship is only available for career colleges and trade schools. Check website for complete listing of eligible schools. 

    Joyce Betz Memorial Scholarship -deadline: January 1, 2019
    $1,000 scholarship in memory of Joyce Betz. Must be IL senior or college freshmen. Must have 3.0 GPA and be a IL 4-H Participant.  See application for more details. 


    Golden Apples Scholar-deadline: December 1st
    Tuition support offered to aspiring teachers, up to $23,000. College freshmen and sophomores attending certain universities in IL are eligible to apply. HS seniors must have composite score of 1110 and 2.5 GPA. Golden Apple Scholars must teach for 5 years in IL School-of-need within 7 years of graduation (from college). 

    Mercyhealth Scholarships - deadline: February 8, 2019
    A variety of scholarships available for students going into the Healthcare field. Read through packet to see if you qualify! (Eastland is in the Mercyhealth service area).

    Dorothy Guentner Memorial Scholarship - deadline: March 1st

    The scholarship is for $500.00 to be awarded to a student who will be attending Highland Community College.  One scholarship per year will be awarded. Eastland, Pearl City, and West Carroll are the schools being offered the scholarship (Dorothy taught in all these districts). Money will be paid directly to Highland after 1st semester and enrollment in 2nd semester is proven. Students are responsible for sending this information to the scholarship committee. Scholarship will be recognized at Seniors Awards Night.

    Flavorful Futures Scholarship - Deadline: February 15, 2019
    Five Scholarships for $5,000 from the Sparkling Ice Foundation. Applicants must be US citizen, have GPA of 2.5, and enrolls as a freshmen in Fall 2019 in college or community college. 

    Daughters of American Revolution Scholarship Deadline: February 15t
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    Scholarships for students who are US citizens and meet a variety of criteria. There are General Scholarships, Political Sci, History, Govt, & Economics, Nursing, Specific Scholarships, American Indian, and DAR Good Citizen.All scholarships are over $1,000 - many great opportunities! 

    Applicants must be current residents or students in the Sauk Valley Area.  Scholarships will be awarded based on agricultural background, educational and career goals, extracurricular activities and civic involvement as well as the overall quality of the application.
    Applicants must be current residents or students in the Sauk Valley Area.  Scholarships will be awarded based on agricultural background, educational and career goals, extracurricular activities and civic involvement as well as the overall quality of the application.
    Applicants must be current residents or students in the Sauk Valley Area.  Scholarships will be awarded based on agricultural background, educational and career goals, extracurricular activities and civic involvement as well as the overall quality of the application.
      - deadline: February 28, 2019
    Must be member of Credit Union by Feb 28th!  6 - $1,000 scholarships open to anyone who is a member. See attached flyer for more details or visit their website: www.cornerstonecu.org

    Dean Ritter Trust for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship
     - deadine: February 28, 2019
    Must have significant hearing loss in one or both ears, be a resident of IL, a high school senior, and have two letters of recommendation. Application online.


    Christian Leadership Award - deadline: February 16, 2019
    Scholarships available to Lutheran men who are going to 4-year Colleges or Universities. See flyer for more info.


    Jo Carroll Energy Scholarships - deadline: March 1, 2019
    If your family has Jo Carroll as their electric company, check out the link to their website to see if you qualify to apply for any of their scholarships. Their are multiple scholarships for $1,000 available!



    Many scholarship possibilities!  Preference will be give to all applicants who are a child or grandchild of a Veteran. 
    • IL AMVETS Service Foundation - $1,000.  Eligibility: an IL High School Senior, grandchild or child of veteran (or active duty) and have taken the ACT or SAT.
    • IL AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship - amount TBD.  Eligibility: an IL High School Senior, who has been accepted into pre-approved nursing program (must provide copy of acceptance letter in application), or may be already a student in an approved School of Nursing in Illinois, prove satisfactory in academics, character, interest, and activity record. Financial need considered.  Priority will be given to dependent of a deceased or disabled Veteran. 
    • IL AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarship - $1,000.  Eligibility: Senior, have taken ACT or SAT, be in Junior ROTC program.
    • IL AMVETS Trade School Scholarships - $1,000.  Eligibility: IL High School Senior who has been accepted in a pre-approved trade school. Copy of acceptance letter must accompany application
    • IL AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship.Eligibility: IL High School Senior, child or grandchild of Veteran who served after Sept. 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged or who is presently serving in the military, have take ACT or SAT.
      • IL AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship
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      • . Eligibility: IL High School Senior, child of deceased father or mother who was Veteran of USA who served after Sept. 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged (need not to be killed in action or die as result of service), have take ACT or SAT. 
    • IL AMVETS Service Foundation Veterans Scholarship - Veteran with permanent IL address who was honorable discharged and is enrolled as full-time college student.

    Multiple scholarships offered to youth who have relation to Master Masons or are relatives to Scottish Rite Masons. 5 scholarships in all - visit website for details!

    IL Masonic Scholarship - Healthcare Scholarship: March 1, 2019
    You do not have to be related to Mason to apply! Application is the same form as other masonic scholarships but is intended for youthwho are pursuing health care career fields.  

    Rolling Hills Progress Center - deadline: April 1st

    Carroll County HS seniors are eligible but must be enrolled in 2 year or 4 year post- secondary institution. Primary consideration will be given to those going into special education, teaching, nursing, social work, psychology, physical, or speech therapy. Must apply to Eastland Community Scholarship to be eligible! Must write additional essay. See flyer for more info.


    Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship - deadline: March 28, 2019
    Scholarship for students enrolled or planning to enroll in a trade program (auto, aviation tech, carpentry, farming and agriculture, manufacturing, etc...see website for entire list). 


    Carroll County Soil & Water Conversation District  - March 29, 2019sc
    $500 scholarship to a Carroll County youth who is or has graduated from a Carroll County school to further his/her education beyond high school in an agricultural field. This includes fields such as Agribusiness, Forestry, Agronomy, Ag-Economics, Natural Resources, Aquaculture, Wildlife Management, Ag-Science, etc.
    Click here for application and here for more information.

    CGH Auxillary Healthcare Scholarships  - deadline: April 1

    Multiple scholarships for one application!  Applicant must reside in CGH Medical Center service area (Whiteside, Lee, Carroll, Ogle, and Bureau counties) and have proof of acceptance in accredited nursing program OR proof of acceptance in accredited healthcare program (such as physical therapy, pharmacy, radiology technology, etc.).  This DOES NOT include pre-med, pre-physical therapy or other type designations.  Demonstration of financial need and 3.0 GPA also required.


    WQAD S.O.A.R. Scholarship- deadline: April 15, 2019
    5-$1,000 scholarships for seniors who best exemplify S.O.A.R. characteristics: S-Strength of character, O-Creating Opportunities to give back to the community, A-Achievement in academics and volunteerism, R-Resolve shown when faced with an adversarial situation. Application found at WQAD website along with a complete list of rules.

    Open to residents of Carroll County who will be full-time in Fall 2019. Students should major in Political Science, Law, History, Journalism or related field. 

     FHN Scholarships - deadline September 6, 2019
    * Healthcare Career Scholarship - $1,000 for students currently enrolled in an accredited program of study
    *Volunteer Resources Scholarship - $500 for students who are an active member of the FHN Student Volunteer Program with a minimum of 40 career hours.


    Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship - deadline: September 20, 2019
    Acorn Equality Fund is a grassroots organization that provides academic scholarships for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons and their children in Illinois. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $5,000. Questions? Email  acorn1999@gmail.com

    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - deadline: October 15th
    Must be HS senior, GPA of 3.0, planning to go to college next year, and be of Hispanic heritage. Recipients are selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories.


    Hagan Scholarship Foundation - deadline: November 15
    $6,000 scholarship per semester available! Scholarship for students in the midwest from rural communities, have at least 3.5 GPA, have 24 or higher on ACT or 1150 on SAT and have financial need. Must have applied for FAFSA to be considered and have a EFC less than $6,500. Application found on website. If you qualify, don't miss out!

    Greenhouse Scholars   
       - deadline:November 22, 2019
    They are looking for high-performing, under-resourced students who have already demonstrated true leadership and positive community contributions. Requirements include: graduating high school senior planning to attend 4 year accredited institution, US citizen and legal resident of Colorado or Illinois, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, annual household income no greater than $70,000, demonstrate strong interest and commitment to the community and an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, possess excellent leadership skills.

     If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C.  Anyone grade 5-12 is eligible to apply.  You must have engaged in a volunteer activity within the last year.  Must complete application and submit it to Mrs.Burkholder.


    Horatio Alger Scholarships  - deadline: October 25
    Thousands of Dollars in scholarships awarded!  As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Requirements: high school senior, desire to complete bachelor's degree, financial need, involved, GPA of 2.0 or higher. National, State, Career & Technical, and Targeted Scholarships are all available through this association.

    Coca-Cola Scholars Program--- deadline: October 31
         

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scho
    An achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors who are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

    Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - deadline: October 31
    Open to High School Seniors planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.  With this you would attend college full-time, then work during the summer at NSA's main headquarters in Fort Meade, MD for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas related to course of study.  Qualifications:  US Citizen, HS Senior, minimum of 1000 on SAT, demonstrate financial need, 2.75 GPA or higher (is preferred). Selected recipients will receive tuition assistance while also providing challenging summer work and guaranteed employment in their field upon graduation.

    Timberline Billing Services Scholarship - deadline: January 15
    Five students will receive a $2,000 scholarship to pursue their dreams of higher education. Student must have either an active IEP or have had one sometime in High School. Other information can be found on flyer and application is attached.

    Pearl City Elevator will award 3-$500 scholarships to students pursuing higher education. Scholarship is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, need, and community involvement. 
    Three $500 scholarship awarded to high school seniors based on scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, and a perceived ability to contribute to the agricultural community in the future. Students must be a high school senior graduating in 2017 and will be pursuing a 2-4 year degree in livestock production, crop production, or closely related field. Application available above
     or go to www.pce-coops.com.


    ILMA-LAKES Scholarship -
     deadline: December 31, 2019
    Scholarship for students who have a GPA of 2.5, are an IL resident, and enrolled in a natural resource discipline related to late and/or watershed management. 
    $1,000 scholarship for future engineers. If you meet requirements, apply! There is usually a low turn out of applicants. Must be HS senior, US citizen, live in certain counties (Carroll is one), and have 3.0 GPA, and attain SAT Math of 600 / SAT English of 500
    Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarship - deadline: January 2, 2020
    Students who have parents in the car sales industry and/or who are interested in heading into automotive technologies or sales should apply!

    Hamilton Scholars - deadline: January 29th
    $500 scholarship and involvement in a five-year Alexander Hamilton Scholar Empowerment Program. Must be US citizen and have household adjusted gross income of less than $100,000. Must also attend NY Leader Week on July 11-16th

    Bi-County General Ed Scholarship - deadline: February 15th
    Scholarship for HS seniors and college students who live within the eleven member district served by Bi-County (Eastland qualifies) and plan to go into Special Education as career OR a related field (i.e. psychology, physical therapy, speech therapy, etc). 

    Bi-County Special Education Scholarship -deadline: February 15th 

    Open to students who have a disability and attend schools serviced by Bi-County Coop (Eastland qualifies) and wish to see further education via trade school, college, or certificate program.

    Eastland Community Scholarship  deadline: February 13th
    Seniors - attached is a PDF copy of the application for our local scholarships. Submit to Mrs. Pilgrim. Paper copies are also available. APPLY TODAY! Everyone going to any type of schooling after high school is eligible to apply!

    Eastland Education Association Scholarship - deadline: February 7th
    Every senior is eligible to apply! See attachment for more details. This is an anonymous $400 scholarship/essay competition, judged by Eastland teachers (Middle/Elementary school).




    GFWC IL Federation of Women's Clubs Lorado Taft Art Scholarship - deadline: Feb 15th
    $1,000 scholarship open to HS seniors, current college students, or adults returning to college. Preference is given to students majoring in Art. 

    GFWC IL Federation of Women's Club Arthur Grant Smith DRAMA Scholarship - deadline: Feb. 15th
    $1,000 scholarship that is open to high school seniors, current college students, and adults returning to college. Preference is give to a student majoring in drama/theater.

    GFWC IL Federation of Women's Clubs Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship - deadline: Feb 15th
    $1,000 scholarship that is open to high school seniors, current college students, and adults returning to college. Preference is give to a student majoring in education

    GFWC IL Federation of Women's Clubs 2020 Vocational Scholarship - deadline:February 15th
    $1,000 scholarship for a male and female high school seniors, current college students, and adults returning to college. Student must be attending a junior college or vocational school and pursuing a degree in a vocation field. Examples include: cosmetology, dental & medical assisting, computer repair and technology, HVAC, welding, auto, etc.

    GFWC IL Federation of Women's Clubs Hamilton Ridge MUSIC Scholarship - deadline: Feb. 15th
    $1,000 scholarship that is open to high school seniors, current college students, and adults returning to college. Must include a performance disc or thumb drive with three audition selections not to exceed total of 15 minutes. Audition selections should be solo performances. 


    IAA Foundation Scholarships - deadline: February 1st

    The IAA Foundation is pleased to support the future of agriculture through education and especially to IL farm families, IL Farm Bureau members and their children. There are MANY scholarships available - carefully read through the eligibilty guidelines
    .  

    2 - $600 scholarships to a graduating senior from a Carroll County high school. Children of long-standing members and Long Spur shooters residing outside of the county are also eligible to apply. Applicant must support the preservation of and actively participate in the hunting sports. 


    Cornerstone Credit Union     - deadline: February 29, 2020
    Must be member of Credit Union by Feb 28th!  6 - $1,000 scholarships open to anyone who is a member. See attached flyer for more details or visit their website: www.cornerstonecu.org

    All Eastland students are eligible to apply! Make sure you read through the entire application and include all parts requested (in order!). Be legible and thorough. This scholarship requires 2 letters of recommendation. Must be turned into the HS before 3:00 p.m. on February 28th.

    Quad Cities Community Foundation  - deadline: February 15, 2020
    QC Foundation awards over $250,000 to more than 60 students. While many scholarships are aimed at QC High School students, there are some that Eastland students can apply for. Many are also renewable. Don't miss out.

    Mediacom World Class Scholarship : deadline: February 15, 2020
    55 - $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students attending accredited post-secondary institution.. While it is not required that a student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in areas serviced by Mediacom. A complete listings of all towns they service is in the application (Shannon and Lanark are included). 


    IL Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship  - deadline: February 21, 2020
    $2,000 scholarships to top high school senior science students. Must a be high school senior who is a resident of IL and plans to go to college.  All seniors are encouraged to apply!  Visit WEBSITE
    for details on how to apply.


    QCESC Scholarship  - deadline: January 27, 2020
    The Quad City Engineering and Science Council is offering a scholarships between $1,000-$3,000 to students pursuing a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) related degree at a 4 year university. Criteria include: high school senior, resident or Mercer/Rock Island/Henry/Whiteside/Carroll/Knox/Lee/Clinton/Scott/Muscatine/Louisa County, plan to study STEM related degree at an accredited four year college or university.  
    * A 2nd scholarship will also be offered for students pursuing engineering at the WIU-Quad Cities campus. Between $8,000-$42,000 available! 



    National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship/Award - deadline: March 1, 2020
    IL residents are eligible to apply (HS seniors and college students). Priority is give to those in a degree program related to business, transportation, logistics, supply chain, or physical distribution. 

    American Legion 2020 Essay Contest - deadline: February 7
    500 word essay on "What I can do to Unite Our Country".  Essay shall be turned into the local American Legion Post.  See flyer for detailed explanation.

    Kathryn G Hansen Scholarship - deadline: March 9, 2020

    Eligibility: high school senior planning to enter college in the fall, strong commitment to pursue higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business-related field within state of IL (preference given to U of I students), be involved in co-curriculuar activities and be a resident of IL. 

    Carroll County Republican Women's Scholarship - deadline: March 1st 
    $500 Scholarship. Eligibility: any graduating senior from Carroll County who is enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university.  Must have a 3.0 GPA and active history of community service and/or political involvement with Republican Party.

    Missy Free Memorial - Scholarship award that ANY senior can apply for - even those not headed to college!  Simply write a 1-2 page essay about yourself. See flyer for details.

    Stateline Music Foundation - deadline:  March 16th

    Music scholarship aid auditions for high school seniors graduating in 2020 who reside or attend high school in these counties: Jo Davies, Carroll, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee, etc.  Must be enrolling in a music major curriculum in a junior/community college or four year college/university. $500, $350 & $250 scholarships given. Categories include piano, organ, voice, strings, brasses, woodwinds, and percussion. See flyer for more info - auditions required.

    Friends of the Lanark Public Library Scholarship - March 15
    Write a one page essay expressing how they have valued and utilized the Lanark Public Library as well as briefly sharing their plans for further education. (Must be a patron of Lanark Public Library). Turn 1 page essay into Mrs. Pilgrim.

    IL Sheriff's Association Scholarship  - deadline: March 15, 2020
    $500 scholarship paid directly to the school on behalf of scholarship recipient. Applicants must be IL residents and be attending college in the State of Illinois as a full-time student. See application for more information - read directions carefully!

    Andresen Farms Ag Scholarship - deadline: March 7, 2020

    $1,000 scholarships to seniors graduating in Carroll County. Eligibility requirements: graduating senior in Carroll County high school, enrolled or accepted fro enrollment at an accredited college, university, community college, or technical school, and must be majoring in Agriculture, Agribusiness, or Ag-related course of study. Scholarship based on scholastic ability, financial need, moral character, leadership qualities, and motivation. Application attached above.

    Andresen Memorial Scholarship- deadline: March 7, 2020
    $1,000 scholarships available in memory of Harold & Kay Andresen's sons Randy and Rodney. Must be a graduating senior of Carroll County and enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university, community college, or technical school. Scholarship to be based on need of student who has: scholastic ability, moral character, leadership qualities, motivation, and community involvement. Application attached above.

    Carroll County Help Center Scholarship - deadline: March 4th

    The Carroll County Help Center will offer two to four $500.00 scholarships to 2019 graduating seniors from any of the three high schools in Carroll County Scholarships are for prospective students looking to the future by pursuing training at a Community College and/or a Vocational/Technical School.  Each scholarship is for a 1-2 year vocational/technical program and will be given only toward Tuition, paid directly to the school of acceptance.We welcome applicants in vocational fields that include but are not limited to CNA, agricultural business, auto mechanics, data processing,laboratory tech, secretarial, etc. Click HERE for application! 

     

    Funding for these scholarships is derived from the sale of used items through the Carroll County Thrift Shop in Savanna.  We are pleased to be able to offer these yearly scholarships to help our youth further their education. 

    IL Retired Teachers Foundation Scholarship: deadline: March 7th
    $1,500 scholarships for students who are residents of IL or have graduated from IL high schools, they must be in accredited teacher training program, have a 3.0 GPA and share copy of college transcript. Application must be received before student's junior or senior year in college. If you have further questions, contact Jean Ferris, jean.ferris27@gmail.com (800)-728-4782.

    $500 scholarships for students who are seniors or students enrolled at SVCC or MIT or currently a WACC student.  Students should be planning to pursue a career in Manufacturing. 

    Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Scholarship -deadline: March 1
    Applicants must be current residents or students in the Sauk Valley Area.  Scholarships will be awarded based on agricultural background, educational and career goals, extracurricular activities and civic involvement as well as the overall quality of the application. Students should be pursuing careers in the field of agriculture.


    Compeer Financial High School Scholarship - deadline: March 15th
    Requirements for $1,500 scholarships include: HS graduation, GPA of 3.0 or higher, majoring in Ag related field, and resident of certain territories (see website). 

    Township Officials of IL - deadline: March 1, 2020

    Requirements: graduating IL high school senior with GPA of 3.0, US citizen and resident of IL planning to attend a university/college in IL, should have history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities.  

    Scholarship available to students wishing to continue their education in any post secondary school or accredited vocational/technical school, be a US citizen and maintain at least a "C" average. Applicants need not be affiliated with organization, but must be a resident of Illinois and a citizen of the United States. Visit www.ioof-il.org  for more information.

    Carroll County Farm Bureau Scholarships  - deadline: March 4th
    Six - $1,000 scholarships for the CC Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship and 1 - $1,000 scholarship for the Harold Schmidt Memorial Forestry Scholarship. CC Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship: must be a Carroll County Farm Bureau member, major in agriculture, agribusiness, or Ag-related field, high school senior or current college student.


    IL Conservation Achievement Scholarship - deadline: March 1st
    HS seniors who demonstrate voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, or enhancement of the state's natural resources. $2,000 scholarships available. 

    Masonic & Scottish Rite Scholarships - deadline: March 1, 2020
    Many different scholarships available. Click on link and see you if you eligible to apply! (Especially good for students related to a Mason).

    CBAI Foundation For Community Banking Scholarship - deadline: March 4th
    $1,000 scholarship possible to seniors graduating from IL high schools. Requires an essay on the importance of community banking (see application for more details).  Must take to bank for submission.

    Eligibility: high school senior who demonstrates standards of honesty, integrity, hard work, and commitment to quality community journalism.  Students may be editors, writers, photographers, or graphic designers at high school newspapers and/or website, or a professional news publication either print or online with plans to major in journalism or communications.  See website for further details.

    CGH Medical Scholarships
     - deadline: April 1, 2020

    $1,000 scholarships for tuition to men/women enrolled in health-related educational programs, are residents of IL residing in area served by CGH Medical Center and meet criteria. Scholarships are renewable for four years.  Health-related areas do not include pre-requisites necessary before acceptance into a specific program and/or degree specialties including pre-med, pre-pharmacy, etc. 

    $1,000 scholarships for students based on their academic record, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership, well-defined goals, and personal references. 

    Carroll County Cyrus Lodge Scholarship - Deadline: March 20th
    Anyone can apply. Must write small paragraph about what is freemasonry.  Details on flyer.

    Freedom Township Scholarship  - deadline: March 27th
    Write an essay on the Importance of Township Government and student must live in Freedom Township.  See attached flyer for mailing/emailing instructions.


    Carroll County Livestock Feeders Association - deadline: March 31, 2020

    $500 scholarship.  Applicants should have an agriculture background, applicant or parent/guardian must belong to the Carroll County Livestock Feeders Association either as an active or associate member, financial need will be a consideration.

    Students who are Highland-bound can now access their easy to use scholarship search engine. Deadline for most scholarships is April 1st. If you are going to Highland, don't miss out on these scholarships!

    Schardt Orthodontics Scholarship - deadline: March 31, 2020
    Any graduating senior who completed a full course of orthodontic treatment (braces on all teeth) or who are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment by Dr. Gregory Schardt and are pursuing further education in a vocational or technical school or college/university. $300 scholarships will be given to all qualifying patients with atleast a 24 ACT composite or 1160 SAT composit and who complete a 1000 word essay on the subject of : "The Importance of a Smile".

    Eastland PTO Scholarship        
    Deadline: March 17th
    $1,000 scholarship available to Eastland Seniors! Provide resume and write a minimum of 500 words essay. See flyer for details. Any Eastland senior is eligible to apply!


    My Friend's Closet Thrift Store Scholarship: deadline: March 30th
    $2,000 scholarships available to students in the area. No specific eligibility requirements!


    At least 10 scholarships between the amounts of $1,000-$5,000. Eligibility requirements include resident of state of IL, current HS senior in good standing, have significant hearing loss in one or both ears, exhibit financial need. 

    Citizens State Bank Scholarship  - deadline: April 3,2020
    Graduating seniors from our area are eligible to apply. Make sure to read directions on application thoroughly! 10 - $500 scholarships available!

    TEACH Outdoors, Inc. Scholarshipdeadline: January 1, 2020
    $500 scholarship for students who are IL residents and have 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay describing how you would help the great outdoors with $1 Million dollars and be willing to attend banquet if selected.

    $1,500 scholarship for a student who is resident of IL or have graduated from IL high school, they must be in accredited teacher training program, have a 3.0 GPA and share copy of college transcript. Application must be received before student's junior or senior year in college. 

    $1,500 scholarship for a student who is resident of IL or have graduated from IL high school, they must be in accredited teacher training program, have a 3.0 GPA and share copy of college transcript. Application must be received before student's junior or senior year in college. 

    $1,500 scholarship for a student who is resident of IL or have graduated from IL high school, they must be in accredited teacher training program, have a 3.0 GPA and share copy of college transcript. Application must be received before student's junior or senior year in college. 
    IL Sheriff's Association Scholarship  - deadline: March 15, 2017
    $500 scholarship paid directly to the school on behalf of scholarship recipient. Applicants must be IL residents and be attending college in the State of Illinois as a full-time student beginning in the fall of 2017. See application for more information - read directions carefully!
    IL Sheriff's Association Scholarship  - deadline: March 15, 2017
    $500 scholarship paid directly to the school on behalf of scholarship recipient. Applicants must be IL residents and be attending college in the State of Illinois as a full-time student beginning in the fall of 2017. See application for more information - read directions carefully!
    Any graduating senior who completed a full course of orthodontic treatment (braces on all teeth) or who are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment by Dr. Gregory Schardt and are pursuing further education in a vocational or technical school or college/university. $300 scholarships will be given to all qualifying patients with atleast a 24 ACT composite or 1160 SAT composit and who complete a 1000 word essay on the subject of : "The Importance of a Smile".
    Any graduating senior who completed a full course of orthodontic treatment (braces on all teeth) or who are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment by Dr. Gregory Schardt and are pursuing further education in a vocational or technical school or college/university. $300 scholarships will be given to all qualifying patients with atleast a 24 ACT composite or 1160 SAT composit and who complete a 1000 word essay on the subject of : "The Importance of a Smile".
    Hamilton Scholars - deadline: January 29th
    $500 scholarship and involvement in a five-year Alexander Hamilton Scholar Empowerment Program. Must be US citizen and have household adjusted gross income of less than $100,000. Must also attend NY Leader Week on July 11-16th
    Hamilton Scholars - deadline: January 29th
    $500 scholarship and involvement in a five-year Alexander Hamilton Scholar Empowerment Program. Must be US citizen and have household adjusted gross income of less than $100,000. Must also attend NY Leader Week on July 11-16th
    Freedom Township Scholarship  - deadline: April 1st 

    Write an essay on the Importance of Township Government and live in Freedom Township.  See attached flyer for mailing/emailing instructions.

    Freedom Township Scholarship  - deadline: April 1st 

    Write an essay on the Importance of Township Government and live in Freedom Township.  See attached flyer for mailing/emailing instructions.

    Cornerstone Credit Union   
      - deadline: February 29, 2020
    Must be member of Credit Union by Feb 28th!  6 - $1,000 scholarships open to anyone who is a member. See attached flyer for more details or visit their website: www.cornerstonecu.org
    Cornerstone Credit Union   
      - deadline: February 29, 2020
    Must be member of Credit Union by Feb 28th!  6 - $1,000 scholarships open to anyone who is a member. See attached flyer for more details or visit their website: www.cornerstonecu.org
    IL Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship  - deadline: February 21, 2020
    $2,000 scholarships to top high school senior science students. Must a be high school senior who is a resident of IL and plans to go to college.  All seniors are encouraged to apply!  Visit WEBSITE
    for details on how to apply.


    QCESC Scholarship
      - deadline: January 27, 2020
    The Quad City Engineering and Science Council is offering a scholarships between $1,000-$3,000 to students pursuing a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) related degree at a 4 year university. Criteria include: high school senior, resident or Mercer/Rock Island/Henry/Whiteside/Carroll/Knox/Lee/Clinton/Scott/Muscatine/Louisa County, plan to study STEM related degree at an accredited four year college or university.  

    * A 2nd scholarship will also be offered for students pursuing engineering at the WIU-Quad Cities campus. Between $8,000-$42,000 available! 
    IL Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship  - deadline: February 21, 2020
    $2,000 scholarships to top high school senior science students. Must a be high school senior who is a resident of IL and plans to go to college.  All seniors are encouraged to apply!  Visit WEBSITE
    for details on how to apply.


    QCESC Scholarship
      - deadline: January 27, 2020
    The Quad City Engineering and Science Council is offering a scholarships between $1,000-$3,000 to students pursuing a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) related degree at a 4 year university. Criteria include: high school senior, resident or Mercer/Rock Island/Henry/Whiteside/Carroll/Knox/Lee/Clinton/Scott/Muscatine/Louisa County, plan to study STEM related degree at an accredited four year college or university.  

    * A 2nd scholarship will also be offered for students pursuing engineering at the WIU-Quad Cities campus. Between $8,000-$42,000 available! 
    National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship/Award - deadline: March 1, 2020
    IL residents are eligible to apply (HS seniors and college students). Priority is give to those in a degree program related to business, transportation, logistics, supply chain, or physical distribution. 

    American Legion 2020 Essay Contest - deadline: February 7
    500 word essay on "What I can do to Unite Our Country".  Essay shall be turned into the local American Legion Post.  See flyer for detailed explanation.
    National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship/Award - deadline: March 1, 2020
    IL residents are eligible to apply (HS seniors and college students). Priority is give to those in a degree program related to business, transportation, logistics, supply chain, or physical distribution. 

    American Legion 2020 Essay Contest - deadline: February 7
    500 word essay on "What I can do to Unite Our Country".  Essay shall be turned into the local American Legion Post.  See flyer for detailed explanation.