• Peoria High School Scholarship List

    Updated 3/29/2020

    Scholarships Sponsored by United Negro College Fund Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/

    Deadline: Various depending on scholarship selected

    Description: UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process.


    Unigo Scholarships Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

    Deadline: Varies


    1. Easy Scholarships

    2. Athletic Scholarships

    3. College-specific scholarships

    4. Merit-based scholarships

    5. Minority scholarships

    6. Scholarships by major

    7. Scholarships by State

    8. Scholarships for high school students


    OppU Achievers Scholarship Website: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/

    Sponsor: OppU Achievers Scholarship

    Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility: GPA above 3.0

    Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30

    Description: Students submit a short essay through the application portal responding to a prompted question. Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.

    Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0




    Undergraduate Agriculture Scholarship

    Website: http://www.peoriacountyfarmbureau.org/scholarships

    Sponsor: Peoria County Farm Bureau Foundation Inc.

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March 29, 2020

    Description: For Peoria County residents who are accepted to a 4-year or 2-year college or university and who is pursuing an agriculture or related major. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.


    DCFS Scholarship Program

    Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/Pages/default.aspx

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    Eligibility: Be at least 16 years of age and under 21 years of age on the scholarship application deadline

    Have earned a high school diploma from an accredited institution, or a General Education

    Development (GED) certificate/diploma or met the state criteria for high school graduation before the

    start of the school year for which they are applying for the scholarship, The Department must have court-ordered legal responsibility for the applicant, the applicant must

    have aged out of the Department’s care at age 18 or older, the Department must have had legal

    responsibility for the applicant prior to the adoption being finalized, or the applicant must be in the

    Subsidized Guardianship Program

    Description: The scholarship package includes a full tuition and mandatory fee waiver to a state-supported public school in Illinois (in-district community college or state university), a monthly grant payment, and a medical card. Applications available online and from Ms. Mitchell


    Modern Castle Scholarship Website: https://moderncastle.com/scholarships/

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    Description: Create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) answering the supplied questions. A currently enrolled high school (or home-schooled)

    senior planning on attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the US in the following year. Grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale


    Sleepopolis Scholarship Website: https://sleepopolis.com/scholarships/

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    Description: To apply please create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that answers the following questions: How has the internet changed the way you research and buy products?

    How has the internet changed old-school industries? (ex. mattresses, newspapers, television, etc.) If you could change an established industry for the better using the internet, which would it be and what would you do to change it?


    Recent Immigrant Scholarship Website: https://bold.org/scholarships/recent-immigrant-scholarship/

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    Description: This scholarship is open to any high school student who immigrated to the United States on or after January 1, 2010 and plans to live & work here.


    Illinois Central College

    Sponsor: Illinois Central College Educational Foundation Website: https://icc.edu/admissions/scholarships/

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Description: Several scholarships are offered through the ICC Educational Foundation. Students must first apply to ICC and then apply online for the various scholarships offered. Student will complete one application to apply to every scholarship.


    Bob Quarello Memorial Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April 1, 2020 (must be received in the office by this date)

    Description: The applicant must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a law enforcement or related professional curriculum or enrolled in classes in preparation for a career within law enforcement or related field. Applications available in the Counseling office.


    2019 Holiday Classic Scholarship

    Sponsor: State Farm Holiday Classic Website: http://theclassic.org/about/holiday-classic-scholarship/

    Description: The Holiday Classic Scholarship Fund was created by the State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament and currently awards four, $1,500 scholarships each year to student-athletes from participating schools in our tournament. Complete an online application and write a brief essay (200-500 words) entitled “How my high school sports experience helped prepare me for success in higher education.”

    Deadline: April 1, 2020


    · have been on the roster of a participating team in the 2019 State Farm Holiday Classic

    · be a graduating senior the next spring

    · maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale

    · be admitted to and plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college



    Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

    Website: https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/women-in-technology

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Description: You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. To apply, you will need to set up a student profile on Bold.org and write a 500-1,000 word essay about the following:

    How do you envision using your interests, skills, and career in technology to make the world a better place? The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students are women who intend to enter a technical or non-technical career that leverages technology to make the world a better place. While not required, being involved in entrepreneurial endeavors and STEM fields of study will be a plus on student applications.


    Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

    Website: https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness/

    Amount: $750

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Description: You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. To apply, you will need to set up a student profile on Bold.org and write a 500-1,000 word essay about the following:

    How has your experience with mental health influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations? The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges. Students applying to the scholarship will be required to write an essay about how their experience with mental health has influenced their beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations. While not required, working or volunteering at organizations that increase mental health awareness, provide mental health support, or research mental health solutions will be a plus on student applications.


    Grow Our Own Scholarship Website: https://www.hryc.info/scholarship

    Sponsor: The Hope Renewed Youth Conference

    Amount: up to $5,000

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Description: The scholarship is for graduating seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have full acceptance at a 4 year university and majoring in Education, Law, or Law Enforcement; have a total family income of under $60,000 and be willing to be employed in the Peoria Metro area for 1 year upon graduation.


    Golden Apple Scholars Of Illinois Website: https://www.goldenapple.org/scholars

    Award: up to $23,000 in tuition and assistance, paid summer internships in teaching (a guaranteed summer job), classroom teaching experience from the start, job placement assistance after college, ongoing mentorship and support from Golden Apple award-winning educators

    Deadline: April 03, 2020

    Description: Students who plan to teach in Illinois for five years in a school of need. The Golden Apple scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in high-need schools across Illinois


    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

    Sponsor: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Peoria Alumnae Chapter

    Amount: varies

    Deadline: April 3, 2020.

    Description: This scholarship is for minority graduating seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, have demonstrated leadership through participation in community service and/or extracurricular activities, are accepted into a college/university for the 2020-2021 school year and who have financial need. The application is in a fillable PDF format. Please submit your completed application and transcript electronically to: Info@dstpeoriaalumnae.com


    National Association of University Women Scholarship

    Sponsor: Peoria Branch of the National Association of University Women

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: April 8, 2020

    Description: An annual scholarship is given to Peoria area students. Minority students are encouraged to apply. Applications are available in the Counseling office and must be mailed in.


    ASMZINE Scholarship Website: https://asmzine.com/blogging/asmzine-scholarship/

    Amount: $350

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    Description: Students interested in Technology and Blogging. Applicants must mail, a 12 point font, double spaced, printed Word document or Google Doc, 1,000 words or less document titled. It must provide a unique solution to the “Brand Building”. Therefore send your entries to below given email id annylindsay910@gmail.com


    Thomas Jefferson Educational Foundation

    Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson Educational Foundation

    Amount: $500-$2500

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    Description: Scholarship will go to a physically challenged student in need of funds to further his or her education in a school of higher learning. A letter of recommendation must be submitted with the application.

    Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications/

    Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Amount: Up to $2,500 Deadline: April 15, 2020 Description: Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States

    Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)

    Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity


    Porch Skilled Trade & Technolog Scholarship Website: https://porch.com/resources/scholarships

    Amount: $2000

    Deadline: April 16, 2020

    Description: You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.

    You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch.


    Larry Marquardt Scholarship

    Website: https://www.afscme31.org/body/Marquardt_application-2019.pdf

    Sponsor: AFSCME Council 31

    Amount: $2000

    Deadline: April 17, 2020

    Description: Our Council offers two $2000 scholarship opportunities to a college-bound High School senior or your college student under the age of 25 years old as well as Council 31 members in good standing who plan on attending college are encouraged to apply. Parent or guardian must be an AFSCME member.


    Bishop Leroy Smith Jr. Scholarship

    Sponsor: Church of the Living God

    Amount: varies

    Deadline: April 22, 2020 Applications must be received by April 17 to Ms. Mitchell to mail or you will need to mail on your own.

    Description: Available to graduating high school seniors from Manual Academy, Peoria High School, and Richwoods High School who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and have demonstrated leadership in community service and/or extracurricular activities. Applications and a list of supporting documents available in the counseling center.



    Health Professions Student Training Awards Website: https://ilahec.uic.edu/regional-centers/ci/grants-awards/

    Sponsor: Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

    Amount: $500 (will award 10)

    Deadline: April 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Description: Students in the health professions can apply this award to educational expenses including books, scrubs, housing, travel, workshops or conferences, etc. Be a student enrolled in a health profession program and attending college (or an accredited health profession program) in the State of Illinois in Fall 2020. A Health Profession is broadly defined, and includes for example, medicine, osteopathy, nursing, dentistry, dental hygiene, optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic, allied health, public health, psychology, social work, behavioral/mental health, physical and occupational therapy, and emergency medical services.

    Be a resident of one of these Central Illinois counties: Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marshall, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties.

    Have at least a 2.5 GPA.


    River Cup Foundation

    Website: http://www.rivercup.com/index.php?scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    Description: To be considered for a scholarship under this program, applicants must demonstrate an interest and involvement in golf. Examples of such interest might include, but are not limited to the following:

    · Member of a high school golf team

    · Participation in Tri-County Juniors, Peoria Junior Opens, or other tournaments

    · Employment in a golf related field (ie. Golf course maintenance position, golf shop, practice facility, caddy program)

    · Have currently or in the past held a CDGA or USGA handicap card.

    All applicants must be of high moral character and provide reference. Apply online.


    B.Davis Scholarship

    Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

    Sponsor: Student Award Search Aid

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: May 22, 2020

    Description: The first step is to go to the website and respond to this essay prompt: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.


    Water Variety 4u Scholarship Website: https://watervariety4u.com/scholarship/

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: May 12, 2020

    Description: Essay Topic: Providing Clean Water to Every Human


    In your own words, what are the top 3 things we as a global society need to do to achieve 100% access to clean water for every human being on earth?


    Balanced Man Scholarship Website: https://illinois.sigep.org/bms/

    Sponsor: SigEp Fraternity

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    Description: The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards students who have shown academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to their health and well-being. At the IL Alpha Chapter at UIUC, SigEp believes that recognizing students who demonstrate balance and all-around excellence is one way to promote this important idea. We are committed to helping our members develop the skills they need to succeed in the classroom, future careers, and everyday life. There is no requirement of joining the fraternity in order to be eligible to apply or win the scholarship.

    Kids’ Chance of Illinois Website: www.kidschanceofillinois.com

    Sponsor: Kids’Chance of Illinois

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: May 31 for students attending fall semester and December 31 for those attending Spring semester

    Description: Academic college scholarships to deserving children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job.


    PB&J Scholarship Fund Website: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbj2020

    Amount: $500-$1000

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    Description: The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.


    CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program Website: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html Sponsor: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Amount: Up to $18,000 Deadline: Will open March 2-June 15, 2020 for internships in summer of 2021 Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors or college freshmen and sophomores who are at least 18 years of age and U.S. citizens. Applicant must have financial need. Applicants selected for the program will complete work sessions during each summer break in Washington, D.C. If selected, student will be given an annual salary, benefits package and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies.


    BigSun Scholarship Website: http://www.bigsunathletics.com

    Sponsor: The BigSun Organization

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: June 19, 2020

    Description: The successful applicant will be a high school senior who is currently involved in some sport in high school or in the community.

    words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count. Essays must be the original work of the student. John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy’s birth.


    2109 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

    Website: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship

    Amount: $1,500

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Description: Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.


    Simmons and Fletcher Christian Studies Scholarship http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/christian-studies-scholarship/

    Sponsor: Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

    Amount: $500 - $1,000

    Deadline: July 1, 2020

    Description: Available to high school seniors who are involved in missionary and/or volunteer work and are planning to attend a Christian University. The essay should discuss, in detail, how Christian education and Christian business leaders help to enhance the moral fibers of the United States. The essay should also include a description of how a Christian education has or/and will benefit the applicant, and how a Christian education will help the applicant to be a future leader among their peers.


    Jared Jeffrey Davis Scholarship Website: http://jaredjeffreydavisscholarship.com/

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Description: Submit an essay of 700-800 words answering the following question.

    What is your best solution for resolution of the student loan debt crisis? Submissions must be made via email, in the form of an attached WORD-DOC, and emailed to scholarshipforacause@gmail.com.


    The Ram Duriseti Grant Website: https://ramdurisetigrant.com/

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Description: Currently enrolled at an US-based University that has not reached senior year.

    Submit a min 500-word essay answering the following question: Is the cost of healthcare in the United States justified?

    Send your essay to applications@ramdurisetigrant.com along with the following information:

    Full Name


    Mailing Address

    University Name

    If you’re a freshman/sophomore/junior

    Current GPA


    Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship Website: http://patrickhenrymaddrenscholarship.com/

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Description: Submit an essay of 700-800 words answering the following question. What is your best solution for resolution of the student loan debt crisis?


    Marc Mitchell Ravenscroft Scholarship Website: https://marcravenscroftscholarship.com/

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Description: Submit an essay of 700-800 words answering the following question: What is your best solution for resolution of the student loan debt crisis?


    Beth DeBouvre Scholarship Website: https://bethdebouvrescholarship.com/

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Description: The scholarship will help one (female) student lessen the burden of University tuition, and move toward establishing the successful career she deserves. Applicant must submit a 700-850-word essay answering the following question: “Are higher salaries better than other incentives for motivating workers?”


    Capital Auto Auction STEM Scholarship

    Website: https://www.capitalautoauction.com/about-us/scholarship/

    Amount: $1,000/$250 textbook scholarship to the two runners-up

    Deadline: August 15, 2020

    Description: majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university


    Future Educator Scholarship

    Sponsor: Mrs. Prindables Scholarship Program

    Website: https://www.mrsprindables.com/news/education-scholarship/

    Deadline: August 20, 2020

    Amount: $1000

    Description: incoming or current college students majoring in education.


    Rick Sayegh MD Scholarship Website: https://ricksayeghmdscholarship.com/

    Deadline: September 1, 2020

    Amount: $1000

    Description: The applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior student.

    To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must submit a minimum 500-word essay related to the following topic: Applications of Big Data to the Medical Care System.


    Arlington Capital Management

    Website: https://arlingtoncapitalmanagementscholarship.com/

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: October 1, 2020

    Description: To apply for the Arlington Capital Management Scholarship, you must send an email to contact@arlingtoncapitalmanagementscholarship.com with the following information:

    First and Last Name

    Phone Number

    Mailing Address

    Name of University

    If you are a freshman/junior or sophomore

    Current GPA

    Attach a WORD document with a 700-800-word essay answering about the following topic: Growth Capital and Future Trends.


    2020 Molded Dimensions, LLC

    Website: https://moldeddimensions.com/scholarship.php

    Deadline: November 30, 2020.

    Description: Molded Dimensions is proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree in STEM. The awarded student will receive $500 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree.

    Amount: $500

    Qualifications: U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. The winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to your college or university, or a college transcript.

    State Schools Scholarship Links


    Illinois State University Website: https://financialaid.illinoisstate.edu/scholarships/


    Eastern Illinois University Website: https://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/


    Western Illinois University

    Website: http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/scholarship/


    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Website: https://scholarships.siu.edu/types/


    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Website: https://www.siue.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships/index.shtml


    Northern Illinois University Website: https://www.niu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/academic-works/index.shtml


    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Website: https://admissions.illinois.edu/Invest/scholarships-all


    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Website: https://honors.uic.edu/resources/scholarships/


    Websites to Assist in College and Scholarship Search www.collegegreenlight.com www.collegeboard.org www.finaid.com www.act.org https://www.cappex.com/ www.iacac.org www.fastweb.com www.whatsnextillinois.org www.nacac.org www.scholarships.com www.goingmerry.com http://hbcuconnect.com/scholarships/ https://www.chegg.com/scholarships

    Out of State School Scholarship Pages


    Kent State University https://www.kent.edu/financialaid/scholarships-freshmen-outside-ohio


    *Majority of Scholarships are now on-line! Be sure to visit scholarship websites well in advance of deadline!! This way you can have all of the required information ready to submit in time.


    websites well in advance of deadline!!  This way you can have all of the required information ready to submit in time.