• Peoria High School:  Scholarship List

    Updated: 4/10/19


    Sigma Gamma Rho Scholarship

    Sponsor:  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Epsilon Eta Sigma Alumni Chapter

    Amount:  at least $500

    Deadline:  Application must be postmarked or emailed  by April 12, 2019

    Description:  Available to minority students in the greater Peoria area with a  minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, leadership qualities as evidenced by activities, interests, affiliations within the school and the community who have been accepted to an accredited college or university for the 2019-2020 school year.  Applications available on the table in the Counseling office.


    Golden Torch Oratorical Contest

    Sponsor: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Pi Lambda Chapter and Golden Torch Foundation

    Amount: $1,000 first place and $500 second place

    Deadline: April 12, 2019

    Description: determined high school juniors and seniors willing to show their commitment to academic excellence by competing in our annual oratorical contest. We ask that the nominees be juniors or seniors, with proof of acceptance into a post-secondary institution, that are able to commit to bi-weekly workshops between April 15 and July 6. The purpose of these meetings will be to nurture individual’s growth as a speaker and build supportive relationships within the contestant cohort.


    Bishop Leroy Smith Jr. Scholarship

    Sponsor:  Church of the Living God

    Amount:  varies

    Deadline:  April 17, 2019 Applications must be received by April 12 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.


    Peoria Jaycees Leadership in Service Scholarship

    Sponsor:  Peoria Jaycees

    Amount:  $500

    Deadline:  April 19, 2019 (this is Spring Break, turn apps in before you leave)

    Description:  Available to seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Fill out application (on the table in counseling center), submit with a 500 word essay describing your leadership and service experiences, your future academic plans, and how you plan to use these funds.  2 letters of recommendation and a transcript are also required.  Return materials to Ms. Mitchell


    ISC Athletic/Academic Scholarship

    Sponsor:  Independent Sports Club of Central Illinois

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:   Applications must be received by April 19, 2019

    Description:  Available to high school seniors who have been accepted to a college/university for the following year, has earned a min. 3.0 GPA, participated in at least 1 high school sport for at least 3 years, has a good attendance record, and is active in the community.  Applications available in the PHS counseling office.


    National Association of University Women Scholarship

    Sponsor: Peoria Branch of the National Association of University Women

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: April 21, 2019

    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.


    Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

    Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Pi Omega chapter

    Amount: varies

    Deadline: April 24, 2019

    Description: Awards will be based on academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities. A minority female or male student entering a 4-yr college or university as a freshman in Fall 2019 with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale or higher, a score of at least 16 on the ACT or 700 on the SAT, demonstrated leadership and community service and submit a one to two page personal essay. Applications must be mailed


    Larry Marquardt Scholarship

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

    Sponsor: AFSCME Council 31

    Amount: $2000

    Deadline: April 26, 2019

    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.


    AFSCME Local 51 Scholarship


    Sponsor: AFSCME Council 31 Local 51

    Amount: $250

    Deadline: April 30, 2019

    Description: Our Local is offering two $250 scholarship opportunities for your 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.


    AFSCME Scholarships

    Website: https://www.afscme31.org/union-scholarships

    Amount: Varies

    Description: Various links for scholarships available to union members and their children.


    Kids’ Chance of Illinois

    Website: www.kidschanceofillinois.com

    Sponsor: Kids’Chance of Illinois

    Amount:  Varies

    Deadline:  April 30 for students attending fall semester and December 1 for those attending Spring semester

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


    Community Reinvestment Act Scholarship

    Sponsor: Busey Bank

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: April 30, 2019

    Description: To support the academic endeavors of low-to-moderate income students with a desire to continue their higher education. Applications available in the Counseling Office.


    2019 Dollars Make Sense Student Scholarship

    Website: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-centralillinois/dollars-make-sense-scholarship?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_rarQjWUCBx5V&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=ja-maincontent&p_p_col_count=3

    Sponsor: Commerce Bank

    Amount: varies

    Deadline: April 30, 2019

    Description: Answer this year's question: What actions can young people take now to be financially literate in the future? Of those actions, which are the most important, and why? Applications are online only.


    Peoria Promise Scholarship

    Sponsor:  Peoria Promise Foundation

    Amount:  Tuition reimbursement

    Deadline:  May 1, 2019

    Description:  Seniors who have applied to ICC will complete this application at school.  We will send your transcripts via Parchment.  See Mr. Lucas for details.


    River Cup Foundation

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

    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    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


    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Enlightened Minds Scholarship Contest

    Sponsor: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Pi Lambda Chapter

    Amount: 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250

    Deadline: May 9, 2019

    Description: Annual Essay Writing contest to award scholastic achievement while promoting elevated thoughts on social, intellectual, and economic issues in their everyday lives.  Essay topic: Discuss the “Crabs in a barrel” mentality, and how it effects the Black Community? Additionally, how would you propose to resolve the issue, or change the mentality of the Black community? Applications available in the Counseling Office


    Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Undergraduate Scholarship

    Website:  https://www.ilbcf.org/apply

    Sponsor:  Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation

    Amount:  varies

    Deadline:  May 9, 2019

    Description:  This scholarship is available to Illinois African-American students who have been accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning.  Applications are on the table in the Counseling office.


    B.Davis Scholarship

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

    Sponsor:  Student Award Search Aid

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:  May 24, 2019

    Description:  The first step is to go to the website and respond to this essay promptDescribe 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.


    Abbott & Fenner Scholarships

    Website: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: June 14, 2019

    Description: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to by email to: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com


    Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.


    Several Scholarships on CollegeXpress

    Website:  www.collegexpress.com


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


    1. Easy Scholarships https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
    • All About Education Scholarship $3,000 Deadline: April 30, 2019
    • Fifth Month Scholarship $1,500 Deadline: May 31, 2019
    • Do Over Scholarship $1,500 Deadline: June 30, 2019
    • Flavor of the Month Scholarship $1,500 Deadline: July 31, 2019
    • Make Me Laugh Scholarship $1,500 Deadline: August 31, 2019
    • Shout It Out Scholarship $1,500 Deadline: September 30, 2019
    • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2,000 Deadline: October 31, 2019
    1. Athletic Scholarships
    2. College-specific scholarships
    3. Merit-based scholarships
    4. Minority scholarships
    5. Scholarships by major
    6. Scholarships by State
    7. Scholarships for high school students


    BigSun Scholarship


    Sponsor:  The BigSun Organization

    Amount:  $500

    Deadline:  June 19, 2019

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



    Website: www.goingmerry.com

    Description: Site that provides one application and you can apply to various national, local, and school-specific scholarships


    Simons and Fletcher, P.C. Law Marketing Scholarship

    Website:  http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/law-marketing-scholarship/

    Sponsor:  Simons and Fletcher. P.C.

    Amount:  $500 - $1,000

    Deadline:  July 1, 2019

    Description:  Available to any graduating senior – essay contest. The essay should focus on how personal injury law is helping people recover from tragic events. Essays should propose a marketing ad or idea that presents personal injury attorneys in a positive light. 


    Simmons and Fletcher Christian Studies Scholarship


    Sponsor:  Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

    Amount:  $500 - $1,000

    Deadline:  July 1, 2019

    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.

    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


     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: Scholarship applications will open in early 2019 for internship opportunities in summer 2020.  Check the website for more details.
    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.





    Scholarship Links from State Schools:

    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/



    Outstanding (free) Websites to assist in the college and scholarship search:

    www.collegeboard.org                       www.finaid.com                                 www.act.org

    www.isac.org                                      www.fastaid.com                                www.iacac.org

    www.fastweb.com                              www.whatsnextillinois.org                 www.nacac.org

    www.scholarships.com                       www.HighFiveScholarships.com     http://hbcuconnect.com


    Community Service Scholarships:

    http://www.volunteermatch.org/minutes/service-projects/community-service-scholarships http://www.youthink.org/pdfs/Community%20Service%20Based%20Scholarship%20Opportunities.pdf





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