Peoria High School Scholarship List
Scholarships Sponsored by United Negro College Fund
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. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
2019 Youth Awards
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Description: The Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Sponsor: Branson Show Tickets
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students at any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and home schooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are also encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how a show inspired their dreams.
Sponsor: The College JumpStart Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Oct. 17, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 10th through 12th grades, college students, and non-traditional students. Applicant must submit a short essay.
Sponsor: Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: October 17, 2019
Description: Giveaway is open to U.S. legal residents who are between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age. Applicant must submit their “one of a kind” goal in 350 characters or less. Once the applicant receive 50 votes, they will be eligible to submit a video. Individuals can also nominate a student with a one of a kind story by submitting a story on the student’s behalf
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Amount: Up to $22,000
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in spring/summer 2016. Applicant must demonstrate critical financial need, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.
lllinois DAR Good Citizen and Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Local DAR chapter and Illinois DAR
Amount: varies $250 - $5,000
Deadline: Must be submitted to our local chapter by October 31 – so please turn them in to Ms. Mitchell by October 25 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
2020 Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Elks National Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $4,000 to $50,000
Deadline: November 5, 2019
Description: Available to any high school senior who is a citizen and has demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Amount: $1,000-$10,000, medallion, possible trip to DC in May
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Description: Open to graduating high school seniors. Volunteer work is emphasized!
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (NSA)
Amount: $30,000 per year
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2019
Description: Minority seniors planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering should apply. Must be a us citizen, eligible to be granted security clearance, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher & SAT of 1200 or ACT of 25 or higher.
Cooke Scholarship Program
Amount: Cooke College Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger Cooke Scholar community.
Deadline: November 13, 2019
Description: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.
Huggable Supermom Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Description: Applicants must submit an essay of 500-1000 words describing how If you're a single mother in school, how do you juggle caring for your little one with pursuing a degree and everything else you do? How do you make ends meet financially? Have you thought about dropping out? What keeps you motivated to complete your degree? What do you find most challenging about the experience? What do you find most rewarding about the experience? What are your favorite moments with your little one? If you're the child or loved one of a single mother, how has this changed your life? What is your relationship to them? How does having a single mother or being close to a single mother affect your day-to-day and the way you think about your future? Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother. All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Amount: Up to $18,000
Deadline: Scholarship applications will open in early 2020 for internship opportunities in summer 2021. 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.
Sponsor: HyVee Foundation
Deadline: February 10, 2020
Description: Available to high school seniors who started working for HyVee on or before Sept. 15, 2019 OR is a son or daughter of a HyVee employee who has worked for a minimum of 6 months as of Sept. 15 2019 and who is enrolling in college for the first time.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: GE Reagan Foundation
Amount: $10,000 renewable scholarship
Description: The Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); be citizens of the United States of America; be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
OppU Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: OppU Achievers Scholarship
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
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: 20 or more students receive $10,000 annually for 4 years.
Deadline: Early consideration Nov. 1 final deadline Jan. 9, 2019
Description: US Citizen, Black/African American and current High School seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have demonstrated financial need
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
Amount: 2,500- 20,000 one-time and multiyear
Deadline: Jan. 11, 2019
Description: High School students who are representative of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community's geographic and ethnic diversity
Amount: Provides personal and professional support, in addition to financial subsidies, during all 4 years of college.
Deadline: November 22, 2019
Description: Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina. Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)
Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest in and commitment to their community
Burger King Scholars Program
Amount: up to $50,000 will be awarded.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Amount: 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 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.
Description: 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
The Fire: FREE SPEECH Essay Contest
Amount: 1-$10,0000, 1-$5,000, 3-$1,000, 4-$500
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Description: High School juniors and seniors. Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.
John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Essay Contest
Amount: 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 17, 2020
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’s birth.
Illinois Federation Of Teachers - Robert G. Porter Scholarship
Amount: two $10000 ($2,500 each year for 4 years)
Deadline: March 6, 2020
Description: Child of any active IFT teacher.
Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarship
Amount: two $1000 scholarships
Deadline: March 6, 2020
Description: High school senior who is in special education wishing to pursue higher education or career training. .
Golden Apple Scholars Of Illinois
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
State Schools Scholarship Links
Illinois State University
Eastern Illinois University
Western Illinois University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
Websites to Assist in College and Scholarship Search
Community Service Scholarships:
*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!!