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Scholarships - For Seniors

Listed below are scholarship opportunities available to high school seniors.  CLICK on the name of the scholarship for more information, an application, or a link to their website. For more information, see Mrs. Witzel.

Scholarship Criteria Deadline
Delta Theta Tau Graduating seniors of Woodlawn High School March 26, 2021

Legence Bank & American Farm Mortgage - 2021 Academic & FFA Scholarships

(several local scholarships at this link)


  1. Recipient must demonstrate moderate to significant financial need.
  2. Recipient should be a student who plans to further his or her education at a vocational school, junior college or a four year college/university.
  3. The student must be a graduating senior.
  4. Recipient must have a “B” average.
  5. Recipient must be accepted as a full time student into a vocational school, junior college or a four year college/university.
  6. Recipient planning to major in business or finance is preferred, but not required.
March 26, 2021
Heneghan and Associates' Scholarship High school senior planning to enroll in engineering or surveying higher education programs. March 31, 2021
Community First Bank of the Heartland Scholarship Applicants must be graduating from a Jefferson County High School in 2021 with a GPA of at least a 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.  Additional criteria include community involvement, participation in school organizations and/or activities, a personal essay, and completed character assessments from references of the student’s choosing. March 31, 2021
SSM Healthcare Scholarship $750 scholarship awarded to a senior planning to enter the field of healthcare. March 31, 2021

N. G. Cowen Scholarship:

Details  Application

The N. G. Cowen Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to young adults from small towns in Southern Illinois who are pursuing a training in the vocational or technical fields. March 31, 2021
Shelter Insurance Scholarship Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to local seniors pursuing a college education.

March 31, 2021

Rotary International Scholarship Eligible students are seniors with a B or higher average; essay component. April 1, 2021
Crosswalk Community Action Agency Scholarship For students that have a strong financial need; must meet income guidelines. April 1, 2021
IAHCE Scholarship High school seniors who have been involved in high school and show financial need to continue their education. April 1, 2021
Golden Apple

Are you planning to become a teacher?  Are you going to attend a school in Illinois?  If so, this scholarship is for you! The Golden Apple Scholarship is worth up to $23,000!  We have had several students from WHS receive this scholarship in the past, so it's definitely attainable.  Check out the link below and apply!

Priority Deadline:
December 15, 2020

Deadline: April 1, 2021

John Howard Community Service Scholarship

Awarded to a senior graduating from a Jefferson County high school who best demonstrates the true quality of volunteerism or community service.

April 2, 2021
Mt. Vernon Business Women's Club Offering two scholarships - 1) students entering a health-related field; 2) students getting a degree in business or educational studies April 3, 2021
North American Lighting Scholarship Offering multiple $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in the business or technical field.  NAL’s goal is to support local students in higher education and provide internships for those who wish to remain in the communities we serve.  April 9, 2021
Booster Club Scholarship For WHS senior athletes who have participated in at least one sport during their senior season and parent(s) is a member of Booster Club. April 14, 2021
American Legion Post 141 Scholarship For high school seniors in Jefferson County. April 15, 2021
KARE Foundation Scholarship Need-based scholarship for seniors in Jefferson County April 15, 2021
Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship For students planning to obtain a bachelor's in nursing. April 20, 2021
Jefferson County Teachers Association Scholarship For students earning a 3.0/4.0 and planning to enter the field of education. April 23, 2021
Donna Wilson Schofield Scholarship For students entering the nursing field. May 1, 2021
Crossroads Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship For students planning to enter the healthcare field. June 11, 2021
SEMO Art & Design Scholarships Varies depending on scholarship; click on link for more info. Varies
Illinois Hammer Scholarship Must plan to attend an accredited university within 12 months of applying for the scholarship or already be enrolled in an accredited university. Scholarship will be released directly to the school once proof of enrollment is received to our office. Winner must sign a media release and be available for interview. This is a needs-based scholarship, winner must provide tax records indicating parent(s) or guardian make less than $50k a year if they are selected. Must be a current resident in Illinois. Please only apply once per application period. This scholarship is not limited to pre-law candidates; it is a scholarship intended for any area of study. June 30, 2021