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Timberline Billing Services Scholarship
 - deadline: January 17th
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. Our school does contracts with Timberline Billing so Eastland students are eligible to apply.

IL Chemical Education Foundation Ecolab HS Scholarship - deadline: March 3, 2023
$2,000 scholarships to top senior high school science students who are seeking degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or high school chemistry teaching. This scholarship includes a second essay on "How would you make the world  cleaner, healthier and safer for everyone".

IL Chemical Education Foundation Scholarships  - deadline: March 3, 2023
Multiple $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 and seek a degree in chemistry chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or high school chemistry teaching. 

CBAI Foundation For Community Banking Scholarship- deadline: January 30th
$1,000 scholarship possible to seniors graduating from IL high schools. First State Bank of Shannon-Polo-Lake Carroll is one local bank providing this scholarship opportunity. Applications and essays would be turned into that bank! Contact if you have questions.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation - deadline: December 1st
$6,000 scholarship per semester available! Scholarship for students in the midwest from rural communities, have at least 3.5 GPA, enroll in an eligible four-year college or university the first semester after graduation and have worked in the past 12 months.  Must have applied for FAFSA to be considered and have adjusted household income that does not exceed $85,000. Application found on website. If you qualify, don't miss out! (We've had two graduates receive this scholarship!). 

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.

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. 

CGH Health Foundation Ed Anderson Healthcare Scholarship: deadline: Sept 16th 
 Must be accepted into nursing program or other accredited healthcare program, 3.0 GPA, and reside in CGH Medical Center area.

Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship- deadline: September 23, 2022
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 - $4,000. Questions? Visit: 

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund -

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. - 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!


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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Daughters of American Revolution Scholarship Deadline: February 15t
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.
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
    • . 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.

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). 

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.

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.

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

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. 

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:

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. 

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.

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, (800)-728-4782.

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.  

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).

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. 

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.

Whiteside Area Career Center Scholarships-

Students who attend WACC may be eligible for a WACC scholarship. Please see website for details.

Morrison Institute of Technology - Spring 2019

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

ton 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.

National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship/Award - deadline: March 1, 2020IL 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 7500 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.

Greenhouse Scholars      - deadline:November 1, 2020

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.

Pearl City Elevator will award 3-$500 scholarships to students pursuing higher education. Scholarship is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, need, and community involvement. 

PB&J Scholarship - deadline: December 31, 2020
$500-$1,000 scholarships for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. No GPA requirements but letters of recommendation required! 

National Space Club Scholarship - deadline: December 2, 2020
$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 5, 2021

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.

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

AXA Achievement Scholarship- deadline: December 15th
Scholarships of $2,500, $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

National FFA Scholarship- deadline: January 14th
Scholarship funded by Monsanto for America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders. Over $2 millions dollars will be awarded in scholarships.

$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 .

QCESC Scholarship  - deadline: January 25, 2021
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 a STEM related career

Kathryn G Hansen Scholarship- deadline: March 8, 2021
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. 
Scholarship available to students wishing to continue their education in any post secondary school or accredited vocational/technical school, and be a US citizen. Applicants need not be affiliated with organization, but must be a resident of Illinois and a citizen of the United States.

Multiple scholarships offered to youth who have relation to Master Masons or are relatives to Scottish Rite Masons. Not all scholarships require family relations! Check out the website for more information.

Missy Free Memorial - Deadline: March 16th 

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.

IL Sheriff's Association Scholarship  - deadline: March 15
$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 2021. See applicationfor more information - read directions carefully!

Friends of the Lanark Public Library Scholarship- March 10
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 Federation of Business Women's Club - deadline: March 15th
6-$2,000 scholarships for females who are graduating in 2021. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be willing and available to compete in the Virtual Young Professional public speaking competition in May 2021.

Carroll County Democrat Scholarship - deadline: April 10th

Open to residents of Carroll County who will be college students in 2021 and attending an IL college and/or out of state college that is within commuting distance.  Students should major in Political Science, Law, History, Journalism or related field. 

$500 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. 

Cornerstone Credit Union
- deadline: March 31, 2021

Must be member of Credit Union by Feb 28th!  4 - $1,250 scholarships open to anyone who is a member.

NINA Northern IL HS Journalism Scholarship- deadline: April 9th
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.

$1,000 scholarships to students who plan to advance their secondary education in the field of Agriculture, Building, or Welding. Interested students should submit an essay expressing why they are interested in the field of Ag/Building/Welding, their current involvement in related projects/activities, and what inspired them to pursue their career.  See attached flyer for more details

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). 

Bradley University - the Family and Consumer Sciences department has annual $4,000 scholarships for students going into Family and Consumer Sciences and related fields (hospitality, nutrition and dietetics, retail merchandising, etc.)
 FHN Scholarships- deadline September 3, 2021
* Healthcare Career Scholarship - $1,000 for students currently enrolled in an accredited program of study
*Volunteer Resources Scholarship - $1,00 for students who are an active member of the FHN Student Volunteer Program with a minimum of 40 career hours.
*Diversity Healthcare Scholarship - $1,000 for minority students currently enrolled in accredited program of study involving healthcare and related fields.

Gongaware Scholarship - deadline: December 1
Highly competitive scholarship for students at Indiana State University pursuing business related degree (insurance, risk management, and financial services). Over $36,000 for four years!  Must have 3.5 GPA, be in the top 15 percent of class and have a minimum 1140 SAT.  See attached flyer for details and where to apply.

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.

  • 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). Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,500

  • 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, eligible to gain security clearance, 3.0 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.

    VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - deadline: October 31
    Scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000.  Submit your entry to the local VFW post. It is a patriotic audio essay competition "America: Where do we go from here?"

    National Honor Society Scholarship- deadline December 1st
    Must be a National Honor Society member to apply.
    Eastland Education Association Scholarship- deadline: February 8th
    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).

    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 2021 and will be pursuing a 2-4 year degree in livestock production, crop production, or closely related field. Application available above  or go

    USDA Scholars Program: deadline: January 31st
    Scholarship opportunity for students pursuing a degree in agriculture, food, natural resources, or other related fields. Must attend certain schools (see letter for more information). This opportunity includes full tuition, fees, books, room and board, and a summer internship which may convert to full-time employment with USDA after graduation.

    QCESC Scholarship  - deadline: January 25, 2022
    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/RockIsland/Henry/Whiteside/Carroll/Knox/Lee/Clinton/Scott/Muscatine/Louisa County, plan to study STEM related degree at an accredited four year college or university.  

    ILMA-LAKES Scholarship - deadline: December 31st
    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. 

    Eastland Community Scholarship deadline: February 16th
    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!
    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!  Visit their website for complete list of credit unions. 

    IAA Foundation Scholarships - deadline: February 15th
    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 eligibility guidelines

    Quad Cities Community Foundation- deadline: January 8th and Feb 15th (varies)
    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.

    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.

    Mediacom World Class Scholarship 
    : deadline: February 15,2022
    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 Pork Producers Scholarships: deadline: March 1st
    $1,000-$3,000 scholarships available!  Click on link to read more - background of FFA or 4H and heading into agriculture related field.

    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.

    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.

    Andresen Farms Ag Scholarship-deadline: March 5, 2022

    $1,500 scholarships to seniors graduating in Carroll County. Eligibility requirements: graduating senior in Carroll County high school, enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university, community college, or technical school, and must be majoring in Agriculture, Agribusiness, or Ag-related course of study.

    Andresen Memorial Scholarship- deadline: March 5, 2022
    $1,500 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.

    Friends of the Lanark Public Library- deadline: March 10th
    Anyone who used the Lanark Public Library in the past or currently is eligible to apply. 
    Carroll County Livestock Feeders Association- deadline: March 31, 2022

    $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. *MORE INFO ADDED*

    Carroll County Republican Women's Scholarship- deadline: March 30th
    $500 Scholarship. Eligibility: any graduating senior from Carroll County who is enrolling in a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university in fall 2022 with GPA of atleast 3.0, had demonstrated good moral character, strong leadership skills and a concern for he local community.
    Carroll County Help Center Scholarshipdeadline: March 18th

    The Carroll County Help Center will offer $300-$500.00 scholarships to 2022 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. 

    Running Scholarship deadline: March 11th
    Anyone who participated in track or cross country 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!

    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-$2,5000 scholarships available.

    Schardt Orthodontics Scholarship - deadline: March 31, 2022
    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 composite and who complete a 1000 word essay on the subject of : "The Importance of a Smile".

    Eastland PTO Scholarship        
    Deadline: March 8th
    $1,000 scholarship available to Eastland Seniors! Provide resume and write a minimum of 500 words essay. See flyer for details - turn into Mrs. Pilgrim. Any Eastland senior is eligible to apply!

    Vicki Stiefel-Lartz Memorial Scholarship - April 1st
    This scholarship is in loving memory of Vicki Stiefel-Lartz who passed away in May 2020 after a battle with cancer. All students are eligible to apply - only requirement is an essay . See flyer for details.

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

    Solutions Bank Scholarship - deadline: April 1, 2022
    $1,000 scholarship for local high school graduates who will be chosen based on their academic record, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership records, well-defined educational goals, and personal references. 

    IL Sheriff's Association Scholarship  - deadline: March 15, 2022
    $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!

    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. 
    Save Abandoned Babies Scholarship - deadline: April 1st
    5-$1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in IL who will be attending college or a trade school in fall of 2022. 

    NW IL Economic Development John Cooke Memorial Scholarship - deadline: March 18, 2022
    $2,000 & $1,500 scholarships to a graduating high school senior from Jo Davies & Carroll County who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business.  Completed applications and or questions should be sent to David Schmit, Program Coordinator: or 1 Commercial Drive, Ste. 2. Hanover, IL 61041 by Friday, March 18, 2022.  John Cooke's Biography is attached here.

    Highland Community College Scholarships: deadline: April 1st
    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!

    Blackhawk Area Credit Union: deadline: March 30th
    3-$300 scholarships to members of a BACU with an account in good standing.

    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 March 4th with all parts completed! Turn into main office or Mrs. Pilgrim
    $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. 

    Jo Carroll Energy Scholarships - deadline: varies by scholarship
    MANY scholarships available to families who are in the Jo Carroll energy service area.

    IL Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship - deadline: March 5th
    $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.

    Freedom Township Scholarship  - deadline: April 8th
    Write an essay on the history of Freedom Township and student must live in Freedom Township.  Include resume of activities and future goals. See attached flyer for emailing instructions.

    Carroll County Crime Stoppers- deadline: April 15th

    All Carroll County graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice or a related field are eligible to apply for this $300 scholarship. Application process is easy - just follow the directions on the attached flyer. 

    WQAD S.O.A.R. Scholarship- deadline: April 15, 2022
    3-$5,000 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 atWQAD website along with a complete list of rules.

    Citizens State Bank Scholarship  - deadline: April 8, 2022
    Graduating seniors from our area are eligible to apply. Make sure to read directions on application thoroughly and complete all sections! MANY $500 scholarships available!

    Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation In Memory of Jim Gaines Scholarship - deadline: April 15
    $2,000-$4,000 scholarships available to graduating students in the USA who have lost a parent to colorectal cancer. 

    Carroll County Cyrus Lodge Scholarship - Deadline: May 16th 
    Anyone can apply for this $500 scholarship. See the attached flyer for info.

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