SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN 2022-2023
FRED DRENDEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - AGRICULTURE - (3) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a graduating high school senior pursuing a degree or career in an agricultural related field. This scholarship can be used for tuition and books at any accredited college, university or trade school. Please see Guidance for the application. Deadline is May 12th, 2023
Riverside Hospital Community Outreach Scholarship: Is offering a monetary scholarship for any student who attended one of our Distracted Driving or Pre-Prom (mock prom accidents) this year. Please see Guidance for additional information, application deadline for submission is May 12th.
Exelon Scholarship - $1000 scholarship awarded to a deserving GSW senior who plans on entering a career of science or technology. Please see guidance for more information. Application Deadline is March 24th, 2023
Sharon Leve Band Booster Scholarship - $500 scholarship available to one senior who has been a member of the GSW Band, Chorus or Pantherette Spiritline for four years and has been accepted by and enrolled in a junior college, college or university for the fall semester of 2023. For more information and the application, see guidance. Application Deadline is March 24th, 2023
Diane Donnelly Family Scholarship: - $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one senior who will be continuing their education after graduation. You must write a short essay that describes areas in your life where you demonstrated leadership and overcame obstacles either through your school, social or family life. Deadline is March 24th, 2023
Mack & Associates, P.C.Scholarship: The Gardner-South Wilmington Accounting & Business Scholarship will award $1,000.00 to one senior student of Gardner South Wilmington High School who will be attending a two or four year college or university in the fall of 2023, who plans to study in the fields of accounting or business. All applicants must complete the questionnaire form and include a 250 word essay to accompany their application submission. The essay should explain why the applicant has chosen to pursue a degree in accounting or business. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application Deadline is April 10th, 2023. Please see guidance for more information. /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/53f75ed99b1c7/Mack Scholarship.pdf
Vista Learning Scholarship and Laptop - $1000 scholarship AND laptop will be awarded to graduating senior from Grundy-Kendall County. Student MUST qualify for free or reduced lunch. For more information, see guidance.
Masonic Scholarship: $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one senior who will be enrolled in a 4-year college-a 2 year junior college- or an accredited trade school or vocation training school. This award is provided by Mazon Lodge #826.Student Interviews will be held March 28th. Please see guidance for more information. Deadline is March 24th, 2023.
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Bloomington - SEVERAL scholarships are available on their website: http://www.valleyofbloomington.org. Go to this website and click on the scholarships tab along the top. Some of their available scholarships require you to have a Masonic Relative and others are open to the public. For additional information please see their website or see guidance. Deadline is March 24th, 2023.
Gardner-South Wilmington High School Alumni Scholarship (sponsored by the class of 1957) - $500 scholarship awarded to GSW senior planning to further their education at an accredited college or technical/trade school and work toward a degree/diploma in the student's choice of study. Application available in guidance office. Application Deadline is March 24th, 2023
Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties - Scholarship opportunity available to graduating senior who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2023 pursuing a construction related undergraduate degree. Must be the son/daughter of an owner and/or full time employee of a CAWGC member company or a son/daughter of a Will/Grundy union building tradesman. Student must have a C or better average. For more information and application, go to http://www.cawgc.org Application Deadline is March 15, 2023
Nick Morris Production Scholarship: $500.00 will be given to a student who will be attending a Junior College, 4 year College or University or Trade School. Must be enrolled fall semester of 2023. See guidance for application Deadline is March 24, 2023
Lions Club Scholarship - Two $500 scholarship awarded to TWO G.S.W. graduating seniors continuing their education at a 2 year, 4 year college, trade or vocational studies program. For application and more information, see guidance. Completed applications must be submitted no later that March 24, 2023
Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) This scholarship is being offered through the Grundy County Retired Teachers Association. You must meet all requirements to be considered for this scholarship. The IRTA awards six $2,000 scholarships throughout the state to incoming juniors and seniors who ate residents of Illinois and graduates of an Illinois high school. The HELEN Kennedy Scholarship - awards one $2,000 scholarship to an incoming sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a recognized college or University. Applicants must have declared a major in education. Rose Sandstrom Scholarship - award a $2,000 scholarship to an incoming senior who is a graduate of an Illinois High School. Each applicant must have declared a major in physical education and be enrolled at Monmouth College or Western Illinois University. All scholarship and applications are available on the IRTA website (www.irtaonline.org) under the Foundation tab. Application Deadline is March 7th, 2023
Illinois Sheriffs' Association: The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to purse higher education during the 2023-2024 academic year. This scholarship is worth $500.00, applications are available at your local sheriff's office or on the Illinois Sheriffs' Association website at www.ilsheriff.org.youth-2/ You must meet all requirements to be considered for this scholarship and all completed paperwork along with essay be submitted by March 15th, 2023.
Grundy County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship - $500 to $1000 (amount to be determined) scholarship available to graduating senior continuing their education at a post-secondary school. Must be a member or dependent of a member of the Grundy County Farm Bureau or be actively involved in the Collegiate Farm Bureau program. For more information and an application go to http://www.kendallgrundyfb.com Applications must be received by the Grundy County Farm Bureau Foundation office by 4:00PM, Friday March 17th, 2023
JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE - The JJC Foundation Scholarship is offering a merit scholarship. This Merit is for tuition and fees for the academic year (full time enrollment) up to a maximum of $3,600.00 The student must have a 3.25 or higher GPA and a score of 1070 or higher on the SAT/21 or higher on the ACT. The application site is called Award Spring. Students interested can visit http://www.jjc.edu/scholarships. Application deadline to apply is March 30th 2023.
JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE – Check out their website for a variety of scholarship opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.jjc.edu/info/scholarships. Applications will be available February 1st, 2022 Priority deadline for submission: April 1, 2023
GAVC SCHOLARSHIPS: Current seniors that attend GAVC can apply only. Please see GAVC.com to apply for scholarships.
DCFS Scholarship: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is currently accepting application for the 2023 scholarship program for current and former youth in care. Any questions or concerns about the application process can be directed to the DCFS Office of Education. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2023. Scholarship winner will be announced on May1, 2023 Applications may be obtained at DCFS.email@example.com
Illinois State University Actuarial Program: There are a number of scholarship opportunities for actuarial students. For more information click on the link to see what they have to offer. http://business.illinoisstate.edu/katie/outreach/risk/
Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship: Each year the the University of Illinois, Illinois Administrative Professionals offers the Kathryn Hansen scholarship to students planning to pursue higher education in the office professional or business-related fields.One $500.00 scholarship will be offered if you plan on attending college in Illinois for the 23-24 school year. The application is available on-line at http://publish.illinois.edu/illinois-admin-professionals/secretariat-scholarship/about-the-scholarship/ Deadline is March 13th, 2023.
Streator Onized Credit Union (SOCU): Is offering educational scholarships for the 2023/2024 school year. Five (5) scholarships will be awarded to recipients in the amount of $500.00 each and three (3) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $250.00 each. Please see the attached link to see if you qualify. http://www.streatoronizedcreditunion. You must be a member in good standing with the credit union to apply. Deadline is March 24th 2023
For Samantha Scholarship: This scholarship is an opportunity for High School Seniors to earn money to help pay for college expenses. This scholarship is open to any student regardless of grade point average or financial need. To qualify the student must be a US citizen, a high school senior and must have been accepted to and plan to attend an institution of higher learning within the United States. Students can find the application on our website: http://www.forsamantha.org or please see the guidance office.
Char & Mike Farrell: In honor of Char & Mike Farrell, the Community Foundation of Grundy County is now offering two $10,000 scholarship to area students attending University. To honor both of them, the Foundation has created two large endowed scholarships to benefit residents who are juniors or seniors in college in order to help complete their degree. Grundy County residents One scholarship will go to an education major and one $10,0000 scholarship will go to a student majoring in journalism, communication, or similar degree. Please call the Community Foundation of Grundy County at 815-941-0852 for further information.
Township Official of Illinois Scholarship Fund Award: Each year, since 1989, the Township Official of Illinois Scholarship fund awards funds to graduating high school senior to continue their education at Illinois/colleges/universities. Any question may be directed TOI at 217-744-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in the guidance office for the application to be mailed to TOI Deadline is March 1st, 2023
Grundy County Marine Corps League Scholarship - $1000 scholarship awarded to graduating senior of a Grundy County High School planning to attend a post-secondary career training program, college or university. Must have 2.0 GPA. For application and more information, see guidance. Application Deadline is March 24th 2023
CIRKLEDIN - $2500.00 scholarship grant is currently being offered to one outstanding High School student (Grades 9-12) For more details on this scholarship log onto http://www.cirkledin.com You must sign on and create an account and follow the instructions online to apply for these.
Golden Apple Scholars: If you dream of Teaching you can receive up to $23,000 in financial assistance and much more. Please apply http://www.goldenapple.org/scholars
PB & J Scholarship Foundation: This scholarship is 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. We offer awards that range from $500-$1000. Students please fill out the online application. To learn more please log onto http://www.pbjscholarship.org
Give Something Back Foundation - This scholarship program process begins with FRESHMEN. To qualify, the student must have a 3.0 GPA and qualify for the full Pell Grant. For more information, go to https://www.giveback.ngo/
Scholastic Art & Writing Scholarships - The 2022 Scholastic Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. To learn more, visit http://artandwriting.org
Student Scholarships - Several scholarship opportunities $500-$100,000 are available at http://studentscholarships.org. Scholarships are updated throughout the year on this website. For more information contact guidance office.
ACT Scholarships Program - ACT introduced a new Scholarship Program in 2019, giving away more than $50,000 in Scholarships. This year ACT will give more students the opportunity for a chance to participate in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway Program. Please see http://act.org/scholarshipgiveaway/
Promise America Grant: This grant in Illinois will focus on helping individuals get the skills necessary for employment in Manufacturing in the Chicago Metropolitan area with a focus on the southern part of the City, Cook and Will County. Please see Guidance for additional information on the programs this grant covers or visit http://www.trainingupdate.org
Western Illinois University: WIU has reserved a Principal's Scholarship for a student who will attend WIU in the fall of 2022. This scholarship is valued up to $4,000.00 ( ($1,000 per year) for up to four years of undergraduate study at Western Illinois University. Students will need to apply and complete their application for admission to WIU by June 1, 2022. WIU full array of stackable scholarship options can be found at wiu.edu/scholarship.
Lewis University: Lewis University Partners with TheDream.US for Scholarship Opportunities . You must meet all current immigration eligibility criteria including DACA or TPS. TheDream.US Scholars to cover 100 percent of their tuition and fees for 4 years. The scholarship application is NOW OPEN! For more information please log on to http://www.thedream.us
Wilmington Women of the Moose (WOTM-781): Is giving their annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior of any school. This senior must have a parent or grandparent who is a current member of our Wilmington Chapter 781 or our Mens Wilmington Moose Lodge (LOOM-241). Please see Guidance for additional information.
St. Norbert College Music Department: If you are a student that wants to continue your music involvements, St. Norbert College is offering music scholarships. St. Norbert College music scholarships are available to any student, regardless of your major. Please visit their website to gather more information about their program and scholarship opportunities. http://snc.edu/music/auditions
Peacekeepers College Scholarship: Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2022-2023 school year (excluding summer session) this scholarship must be utilized at institutions of higher learning. Applicants must be dependents of active duty or retired Law Enforcement or Law Enforcement killed in line of duty death or dependents of active duty military, active Military Reserve, active National Guard or a member killed in action. You may obtain an application at http://www.ilsherriff.org All documents must be returned to Sheriffs Office in the county of your permanent residence by May 15, 2022 ( must be postmarked by this date).
Minority Teacher Scholarship Program: (MTI) If you are pursuing a career in teaching and in order for your application to be considered you must complete the online application. You must log in to the http://studentportal.isac.org and create a profile. The application deadline is March 31, 2022.
Morris Hospital Foundation: The Morris Hospital Foundation is offering scholarships to students from the Morris Hospital service area who are pursuing an education in healthcare. A total of $14,000 in awards will be available this year. You must meet all requirements to apply for these scholarships. To gather more information log on to http://www.morrishospital.org in the search box type in scholarships and you will be able to view the foundation scholarships. All materials must be postmarked by April 14th, 2023 winners will be notified in May.
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC): Please see Guidance for additional information or visit http://www.netc.navy.mil/NROTC
Kendal - Grundy County Community Services Block Grant Scholarship: These scholarships provide financial assistance to eligible individuals who reside in Grundy or Kendal County and is designed in cooperation with the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. You must meet the criteria that is requested. Application(s) must meet income eligibility guidelines. Please see Guidance for the application. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Deadline is April 15th, 2022 by 4:30 PM - No late applications will be accepted.
Illinois State University Actuarial Program: There are a number of scholarship opportunities for actuarial students. For more information click on the link to see what they have to offer. http://business.illinoisstate.edu/katie/outreach/risk/
Burger King Scholarship - High school seniors, BURGER KING employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S. Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships if you plan on attending a college or university in the fall of 2022. You must have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scare (or equivalent) Be active in their school, community and/or have work experience. To learn more and apply http://www.bk-scholars.com
National Co-op Scholarship Program - Receive $6000 (renewable) to attend a WACE Partner University. There are 10 universities to choose from! They use a work-integrated education program. Must have a 3.5 or higher GPA. For more information and a list of the WACE Partner Institutions, visit http://www.waceinc.org or see guidance.
Grundy Work Force Service Grant: Need assistance for career training? To see if you qualify you must go to http://grundyworkforce.com and submit the form.
Festival of Trees: First Midwest Bank will be offering (2) - $1,000.00 scholarships for two seniors. You must write an short essay explaining what your community means to you. The essays will than be reviewed and two lucky seniors will receive $1,000.00 each. Essays must be dropped off to the Guidance Office, no later than January 31st.
IFBW: Illinois Federation of Business Women's Club is awarding six $2,000 scholarships to deserving young women in Illinois. High School seniors are encouraged to apply. If selected, scholarship winners must be willing to participate in our Virtual Speak-Off Competition scheduled for May 2021. IFBW is a state-wide organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of working women. To learn more about this scholarship and for the application visit http://www.ifbwc.org/scholarships
Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering a $3,000.00 scholarship. This scholarship is for any male student that will be entering in the fall of 2021 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You must have achieved a 3.0 or above GPA in your overall high school academic studies through your junior year in high school. You must complete the online application at http://www.sigmanuillinois.com/poe.html Application Deadline is July 1st 2021.
University of St, Francis: The University of St.Francis is offering a FOUR (4) year scholarship up to $8,000 per year for an eligible senior applying at USF as a first-year freshman that will be majoring in Education. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Commitment to teach in Joliet schools for either two or four years upon graduation from USF. To apply visit http://stfrancis.edu/merit
Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship - Multiple scholarships worth varying amounts. Student must attend post-secondary school or accredited vocational or technical training school and who have maintained at least a 'C' grade average. Application Deadline is March 1st, 2021. For more information, go to http://www.ioof-il.org
Cimarron Ridge Legal Group Legal Group Car Accident Scholarship: This $1,000 (One-time award) is to any senior who will be entering the law field. You must be attending a 4yr college/university or 2 -yr community college for Fall 2021.Deadline is April 30th, 2021
Bradley University: The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at Bradley University is pleased to announce that two FCS freshmen will be awarded the Arnold/Wheeler scholarships in the the Spring of 2021. Each awardee will become either a "C.C." Wheeler Scholar" or a "Mildred Arnold Scholar," with an accompanying annual scholarship of $4,000. Each scholarship award may be renewed annually for up to four years, provided the student maintains a minimum GPA 3.00 and completed the scholarship requirements each semester. Too see if meet the qualifications please log onto http://www.bit.ly/33OYmJE Application deadline is January 22, 2021
Marist College - Several full tuition, room and board technology scholarships available for any seniors seeking a career in technology at Marist College in New York. Go to http://www.marist.edu/technologyscholarships for more information or contact the guidance counselor's office.
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships - MULTIPLE scholarships worth varying amounts. Must be a 2021 high school graduate, preference given to military families. For more information, go to http://www.ilamvets.org/whatwedo/programs/scholarships/tabid/120/default.aspx
Lions Club Scholarship - $500 scholarship awarded to TWO G.S.W. graduating seniors continuing their education at a 2 year, 4 year college, trade or vocational studies program. For application and more information, see guidance. Completed applications must be submitted no later that April 9, 2020.
Lions Club 1-BK Scholarship - $750 scholarship available to graduating senior planning to further their education completing a degree that leads to working in the field of special education, including, but not limited to education of children with vision and/or hearing impairment. Priority for scholarships will be given to applicant who themselves have received special education services during high school with further preference for applicants who have a primary impairment of vision or audiology will also be considered. For more information and application, see guidance.
SAE Engineering Scholarship: Please log onto SAE International for additional scholarship information. Application Deadline is March 15, 2020
DWIGHT VFW AUXILIARY: The Dwight VFW Auxiliary is pleased to present 2- $500.00 scholarships for financial assistance to local Veterans, or members of a Veteran's family who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree, or a career in direction at a technical school. You must meet all required requirements for this scholarship. Applications may be obtained by emailing email@example.com for more information or see the Guidance office. Deadline is April 20th, 2021
Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc: This $500.00 college scholarship is offered to childhood cancer and blood disorder survivors. To apply, you will need to write an 500 essay. Apply at http://bit.ly/faithlovescholar Deadline is May 5th, 2021
Stop the Bleed Scholarship: Open to high school students who have a parent or guardian who have been on the frontline this past year. To apply for this $1,000.00 scholarship log onto http://bit.ly/frontlinefamilies Deadline is May 8th, 2021
Jacob "Warrior King" Bouxsein Memorial Scholarship TEACH Outdoors, Inc, NEP - TEACH Outdoors, Inc. NFP is awarding a $500.00 scholarship to a student who is furthering his or her education by attending college, a university or trade school in the Fall of 2022. Please see guidance for the application and eligibility requirements. Deadline is January 15th, 2022.
GFWC Illinois Morris Woman's Club: If you are pursuing a career in Criminal Justice please see Guidance for a form. Under this program, one scholarship of $750.00 will be awarded to a senior. Application Deadline is April 10th 2021
Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) - There will be up to four scholarships of $2,000.00 each that will be awarded for the 2021-22 year. See Guidance for further information. Application Deadline is March 1st, 2022
Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW Program) If you are student who is pursuing a career in teaching to be considered you must log on to complete the online application, the student must log in to the ISAC portal and create a profile. Application deadline is March 1st 2022
Paul O. Johnson Scholarship: AFT Local 604 is pleased to offer at least one $4,000.00 ($2,000.00 per semester) to a senior who is planning on attending any college or University in the field of Education. Your parent or guardian much be an AFT Local 604 member in good standing. Please see Guidance for more information. Deadline is March 14th, 2022
Jacqueline B. Vaughn Memorial Scholarship: AFT Local 604 is pleased to offer at least one $4,000.00 ($2,000.00 per semester) to a senior who is planning on attending any College or University in the field of Education. Your parent or guardian must be an AFT Local 604 member in good standing. Please see the Guidance office for more information. Deadline is March 14th, 2022
Heisman High School Scholarship - Class of 2023 here is your chance to be selected. This scholarship is awarding scholarships to the nations most accomplished and community-minded scholar-athletes male and female. This years winner will compete for 100 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 - $10,000, along with recognition at the state and national levels. For more information and apply at http://heismanscholarship.com Deadline is October 18th, 2022
Appelley Publishing: Student Poetry Contest Over $3,000.00 in Prizes - Each student may submit only one original poem on any subject, of no less than 2 lines and no more than 20 lines. To see the complete rules visit their website at www.appelley.org. Mailing deadline is November 18th, 2022, Online entires may be submitted through November 23rd. If you need a Entry Form please stop in the Guidance Office.
U.S Senate Youth Program Hearst Scholarship: Illinois High School Junior or Seniors are invited to apply for the Hearst Scholarship. For more information log onto www.ISBE USSYP.com webpage. Applications must be submitted by 4pm October 7th.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation: This scholarship is a nationwide four-year need-based merit scholarship, designed to help high-achieving students graduate college debt free, providing $6,000 each semester Recipient must be Pell Grant Eligible You must attend over four years of college. For more information and to access the Scholarship application please visit http://www.hsfmo.org Application Deadline is December 1, 2022 by 5:00 PM Central time.
Discover Student Loans: 2022 College bound seniors can enter to win 1 of 12 scholarships worth $5,000.00 each. To enter students can enter at http://Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com Enter early for more chances to win. No essay or lengthy application is required.