• Peoria High School:  Scholarship List

    Updated: 1/13/19

    IACAC

    Website: https://www.iacac.org/scholarship/

    Sponsor: Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling

    Amount $1000 (ten scholarships are available)

    Description: The applicant must be a graduating senior from an IACAC member high school (where at least one counselor is an IACAC member) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To verify if your high school is an IACAC member, contact Linda Haffner, (800) 829-0176

    Due Date: February 1, 2019

    Write an Essay

    Reflect on a time when you worked with others to achieve a meaningful goal

     

     

    Community Foundation of Central Illinois Scholarships

    Website: https://communityfoundationci.org/scholarships/

    Deadline: April 18, 2019

    Scholarships are available for Peoria High Students:

    1. Jenny Meek Memorial Fund-$1000
    2. Randy Neumann Memorial Fund-$2000
    3. Dempsey Memorial Scholarship Fund-$500

    Description: Applications and criteria are available in the Counseling Office.

     

    ICAT STEM Student Scholarship

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: March 1, 2019

    Description: three scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors attending 4-year brick and mortar university beginning in the fall of 2019.  The award focuses on academic achievement and involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) coursework and activities. Applications available in the Counseling Office  on the table.

     

     

    Illinois School Counseling Association

    Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_-50JAg6442vaaBVCGGZWyBl_Gz9UgWr_B8zVTV6HOkp7-g/viewform

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: January 25, 2019

    Description: The scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4 year college/university, 2 year college/university, trade school, apprenticeship program.

     

     

    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 at abbottandfenner.com

    Topic:

    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.

     

     

    Niche Monthly Scholarships

    Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/january-scholarship/?utm_source=Fastweb&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=FWmonth

    Deadline: January 20, 2019

     

     

    Ag Day Essay Contest

    Website:  https://www.agday.org

    Sponsor:  Agricultural Council of America

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline: January 31, 2019

    Description:  Students must be a U.S. citizen to compete and attending school in the U.S.  Applicants must write an essay or make a video in response to , “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?”

     

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    Website: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

    Sponsor:  The Jackie Robinson Foundation

    Amount:  You can receive up to $30,000 over four years of college

    Deadline:  February 1, 2019

    Description:  You must be a graduating, minority student who is accepted to an accredited 4-year university, have shown leadership potential, have participated in community service, be a United States citizen,  be able to demonstrate financial need (FAFSA), have a minimum ACT of 21 or composite SAT of 1,000. 

     

    Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

    Website: www.courageouspersuaders.com

    Sponsor:  Courageous Persuaders

    Amount:  $250 - $3,000

    Deadline:  February 8, 2019

    Description:  You must be a high school student of the U.S. or Canada.  You need to make a 30 second commercial about the dangers of underage drinking or the dangers of texting while driving.

     

    Scholars Helping Collors Scholarship

    Website:  https://www.petplay.com/scholarship/

    Sponsor:  P.L.A.Y.

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:  February 28, 2019

    Description:  Students must be full time juniors or seniors in high school who have been involved with volunteer efforts to save animals.  A 500-1000 typed essay submitted with 2 or 3 photos of the applicant’s efforts to help animals in need.  Essay topic:  How the involvement with animal welfare has changed their life or shaped their perceptions on animal welfare.

     

    Grow Our Own Scholarship

    Sponsor:  The Hope Renewed Youth Conference

    Amount:  $5,000

    Deadline:  April 1, 2019

    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. Applications must be typed – give Ms. Mitchell your email so she can forward this to you.

     

     

     

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

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

    Sponsor:  Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:  June 14, 2019

    Description:  Submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website.

     

    Engineering Scholarship

    Website: http://qcesc.org/for-students/#Scholarships

    Sponsor:  Quad City Engineering and Science Council

    Amount:  $8,000 - $42,000 (over 4 years)

    Deadline:  January 26, 2019

    19Description:  Graduating senior who is planning to study for an engineering degree at an accredited 4-year university.  ACT of 20 or above; GPA of 3.0 or above.  See folder in counseling center for more information.

     

    College Raptor Scholarship

    Website: www.collegeraptor.com/2500scholarship

    Sponsor:  College Raptor

    Amount:  $2,500

    Deadline:  March 31, 2019

    Description:  You are entered to win this scholarship by creating a profile and using a searach tool to discover schools that match your goals.

     

    Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity Scholarships

    Website:  http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/

    Sponsor:  Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity

    Amount:  Martin Luther Scholarship  $2,000

                     Christian Leadership Award $1,500 for Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

                                                                    $1,500 for Indiana University, Bloomington, IN          

                                                                    $1,500 for U of I Urbana-Champaign, IL

    Deadline:  February 16, 2019 (Martin Luther) March 2, 2019 (Christian Leadership)

    Description:  Available to young men who are members of a Lutheran Congregation.  You can apply online or get an application in the Counseling Office.

     

     

    Illinois Odd Fellow – Rebekah Scholarship

    Website: https://ioof-il.org/programs/scholarships/

    Sponsor:  Independent Order of Odd Fellows

    Amount:  10 to 15 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded

    Deadline:  must be postmarked by March 1, 2019

    Description:  Students who have financial need, as determined by your FAFSA, who also have at least a 2.0 GPA, are U.S. citizens and are residents of Illinois may apply.  Forms available online or in the counseling center.

     

     

    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

     

     

    Illinois DAR Scholarships

    Website: www.ildar.org

    Sponsor:  Local DAR chapter and Illinois DAR

    Amount:  varies $500 - $5,000

    Deadline:  Must be submitted to our local chapter by February 1, 2019 – so please turn them in to Ms. Mitchell by January 25, 2019 so she can run your transcript and get them to our chapter on time.

    Description:  Completed application, Illinois DAR Financial Need form, 2 letters of recommendation from someone who is not in your family, a personal biography (less than 400 words), a list of extracurricular activities, honors, awards, significant accomplishments, and high school jobs (a resume), and an official transcript.  Applications available in the counseling center and online.

     

     

    General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarshipwww.ildar.org

    Sponsor:  Local DAR chapter

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:  Must be submitted to our local chapter by February 1, 2019 – so please turn them in to Ms. Mitchell by January 25, 2018 so she can run your transcript and get them to our chapter on time.

    Description:  Completed application, Illinois DAR Financial Need form, 2 letters of recommendation from someone who is not in your family, a personal biography (less than 400 words), a list of extracurricular activities, honors, awards, significant accomplishments, and high school jobs (a resume), and an official transcript.  Applications available in the counseling center and online.

     

    The Links, Incorporated

    Website: www.centralillinoislinksinc.org/scholarship

    Sponsor:  Central Illinois Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:  February 1, 2019

    Description: For an African-American graduating senior with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.0 cumulative GPA on a 5.0 scale.

     

    Illinois AMVETS SCHOLARSHIPS

    Website: www.ilamvets.org

    Applications available in the Counseling Office

     

    ILLINOIS AMVETS SERVICE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

    ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE


    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

    1. Be an Illinois High School Senior
    2. Have taken the ACT or SAT
    3. Child or grandchild of a veteran or active-duty

     

    ILLINOIS AMVETS SAD SACKS NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS

    ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS - AMOUNT VARIES YEARLY


    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

    1. Be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program (A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application.) or may already be a student in an approved School of Nursing in the State of Illinois
    2. Prove satisfactory in academic record, character, interest and activity record, and financial need.
    3. Priority will be given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled Veteran.

     

    ILLINOIS AMVETS JUNIOR ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

    ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE

     
    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

    1. Be an Illinois High School Senior
    2. Have taken the ACT or SAT
    3. Participate in a Junior ROTC program
    4. Child or grandchild of a veteran or active duty

     

    ILLINOIS AMVETS TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

    ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE


    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

    1. Be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted in a pre-approved trade school program.
    2. Child or grandchild of a veteran or active duty

     

    ILLINOIS AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS - AMOUNT VARIES YEARLY

     

    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

    1. Be a Illinois High School Senior
    2. Be a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged or who is presently serving in the military.
    3. Have taken the ACT or SAT

     

    ILLINOIS AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY WORCHID SCHOLARSHIPS

     ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS - AMOUNT VARIES YEARLY

     

    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

    1. Be a Illinois High School Senior
    2. Be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. They need not be killed in action or died as a result of a service-connected disability.
    3. Have taken the ACT or SAT

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Several Scholarships on CollegeXpress

    Website:  www.collegexpress.com

     

    ***PPS Foundation Scholarships

    Website: www.ppsfoundation.org/student-scholarships

    Sponsor:  Peoria Public Schools Foundation

     

    Name

    Amount

    Special Qualifications

    John Gift

    $1,000

    2.75 GPA, Preference for those pursing a degree in a Business field

    Roy Gummerson

    $2,500

    2.5 GPA

    E.N. Woodruff

    $500

     

    John Garrett

    $500

    2.1 GPA,  service oriented

    Elizabeth Rasmussen

    $1,000

    Major in Teaching

    Urban Forestry

    $500

    Major in forestry or related

    field

    H.E.A.R.

    $1500 (renewable)

    Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

    Deadline:  You MUST see your counselor to attach your transcript before hitting submit.  You will have to access your application in your counselor’s office by Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.  PLEASE do not wait until the last minute. Applications due March 1, 2019.

     

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

     

    1. Easy Scholarships https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
    • I have a Dream Scholarship $1,500 Deadline: January 31, 2019
    • Sweet and Simple Scholarship $1,500 Deadline: February 28, 2019
    • Superpower Scholarship $2,500 Deadline: March 31, 2019
    • 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

     

     

    Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists

    Website: http://ihda.us/education.html

    Application link: http://ihda.us/uploads/3/5/9/5/35954757/2019_scholarship_info.pdf

    Hard copies of the application are in the Counseling Office

    Description: $1000 First place scholarship for Art Students and the Art Department at your school will get $250 if a student wins

     

    BigSun Scholarship

    Website:http://www.bigsunathletics.com

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Goingmerry

    Website: www.goingmerry.com

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

     

     

    HyVee Scholarship

    Sponsor:  HyVee Foundation

    Website: https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate/our-company/community/scholarships/

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:  February 8, 2019

    Description:  Available to high school seniors who started working for HyVee on or before Sept. 15, 2018 OR is a son or daughter of a HyVee employee who has worked for a minimum of 6 months as of Sept. 15 2018 and who is enrolling in college for the first time. 

     

    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.

    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

    http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/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

     

      

    Golden Apple Scholars Of Illinois

     

    Website:   https://goldenapple.academicworks.com/opportunities/65

    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:  December 1, 2018 (priority) regular deadline: March 1, 2019

    Description:   Students who plan to teach in Illinois for five years in a school of need.  You must have a 2.5 GPA and a 22  or higher and a minimum score of 16 on the Writing portion on your ACT.  You must have a composite score of 1110 and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language on the SAT. In addition to the monetary award, winners receive paid summer internships in teaching and will receive job placement assistance after graduating.

     

    Illinois Federation Of Teachers - Robert G. Porter Scholarship

     

    Website:   https://www.ift-aft.org/your-benefits/scholarships

    Award:  up to $6,000 ($1500 x 4 years)

    Deadline:   TBD

    Description:  Child of any active IFT teacher.

      

    AXA Achievement Scholarship

     

    Website:  https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/axa-achievement-scholarship.html

    Award:  Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

    Deadline:  December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received.

    Description: A high school senior who resides in a community where AXA has a branch office. Focus is on students with ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family, and community. Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health and/or emergency-preparedness

     

     

     

    John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Essay Contest

     

    Website   https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

    Award:  The first-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place receives $3,000. Five finalists receive $1,000 each. Eight semifinalists receive $100 each. Ten students receive honorable mention.

    Deadline: January 18, 2019

    Description:  Essays can be no more than 1,000 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 was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level.

      

    CBAI Foundation For Community Bank Scholarship Program

     

    Website:  http://www.cbai.com/index.php/education-foundation-2?showall=&start=2

    Award: varies up to $4000

    Deadline:  TBD

     Description: Students must be sponsored by a participating CBAI member bank. Students, for more information, please contact Bobbi Watson via email CBAIBW@cbai.com or at 800/736-2224

     

     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

    http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type

    http://www.college-scholarships.com/free-scholarship-searches.htm

     

    *If during your scholarship search you come across new scholarships that you feel your classmates may benefit from, please share them with the counseling department so we can add them to the list.  Each year, new scholarships are created, and some old scholarships are discontinued.

     

    *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. 

     

    IF YOU COME ACROSS A SCHOLARSHIP THAT IS ASKING FOR $$, STOP!!! THESE ARE SCAMS!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

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