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Scholarships to Fund Future Education

Listed below are scholarship opportunities available to high school seniors.  CLICK on any links for more information, an application, or a link to their website (if available). For more information, see Mrs. Witzel.

Scholarship Criteria and Other Information Deadline

Kaskaskia College - Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility: Graduating Senior

Monetary Award: N/A

February 1, 2024

Illinois Principal's Association Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School Senior going into education

Monetary Award:  $500

February 16, 2024

Jefferson County Chamber Student of the Year Scholarship

Eligibility:  Senior in a Jefferson County high school.

Monetary Award:  $1,000

February 9, 2024

Norredden Gene Cowen  Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Plans to attend or currently enrolled in a trade school, vocational classes at a community college or college, GED program or apprenticeship.
  • Resides in a small town in the Grand Lodge Southern Area with a population under 10,000.
  • 25 years old or younger.
  • Must be in need of financial assistance.
  • Have a 3.30 GPA or below average in high school.
  • Receives Referral from an Illinois Mason from any Masonic affiliation.

Monetary Award:  $500 to $5,000 based on the student’s program and need

March 31, 2024

Community First Bank of the Heartland Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating from a Jefferson County High School in 2024 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 three completed character assessments from references of the student’s choosing.

Monetary Award: N/A

March 29, 2024

Heneghan and Associates Scholarship

Eligibility: Any high school seniors enrolled or going to be enrolling in Engineering or Surveying are welcome to apply

Monetary Award: $500

March 22, 2024

SIU Credit Union Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School Senior attending a 2 or 4-year college.

Monetary Award:  $1000

March 29, 2024

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School senior majoring in a Health Care field.

Monetary Award:  $1,000-1,500

5pm, March 29, 2023

Mike Coleman Shelter Insurance Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School Senior

Monetary Award:  $1,500

March 31, 2024

Turn in to Mrs. Witzel

Crosswalk Community Action Agency Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School senior with financial need.

Monetary Award:  $1,500 - 4,000

April 1, 2024

Jefferson County HCE Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School Senior.

Monetary Award:  $250

April 1, 2024

Township Official of Illinois Scholarship

Eligibility:  Graduating senior planning to attend a university or college. 

Monetary Award:  $2,000

March 1, 2024

Herb and Garden Club Scholarship

Eligibility:  Senior who plans to major in horticulture or a horticulture-related major.

Monetary Award:  $500.

April 1, 2024

American Legion Post 141 Scholarship

Eligibility:  Read the details closely concerning eligibility.

Monetary Award:  $500.

April 15, 2024

Legence Bank Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School seniors.

Monetary Award:  Varies

3pm, March 22, 2024

General Federation of Women’s Club Illinois Scholarship

Eligibility: Any graduating senior, current college student, and/or adult returning to school.

Applicant must be attending a  vocational school, community college, college, or university located IN the state of Illinois studying Art, Education Drama, Music, and Vocational Studies.

Monetary Award: $1500-$15,000

April 1, 2024

Jefferson County Retired Teacher Scholarship

Eligible:  Senior planning to major in education. Must have a 3.0 GPA.

Monetary Award:  $500.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Turn in to Mrs. Witzel

2024 Illinois Pork Producers Association Scholarships

  • IPPA Scholarships
  • Adam Fesser Scholarship
  • Ryan & Friends Scholarship

 

IPPA - The Illinois Pork Producers Association proudly awards nine students with a scholarship each school year. Three Levels are awarded: (3) Gold Scholarships at $2,000 each; (3) Silver Scholarships at $1,500 each; (3) Bronze Scholarships at $1,000 each. Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or be enrolling to begin in the Fall of 2024 to be eligible. IPPA Scholarships are open to students pursuing any undergraduate degree at any two-year or four-year college.

Previous winners may apply again

Adam Fesser - IPPA hosts the Adam Fesser scholarship each year, which is sponsored by the Mid-Illinois Pork Producers Association. One award of $1,000 will be given. Applicants must be an undergraduate at a university/college or community college for the fall semester 2024. Applicants must also have been a 4-H or FFA member and an Illinois resident. Students applying for the Adam Fesser Scholarship must complete an application form and a typed essay identifying the reason they want to pursue a career in agriculture, as well as provide transcripts, list of achievements & activities, and statement of financial need. Applications will be reviewed by the Adam Fesser Scholarship Committee to determine the winner.

Previous winners may not apply again

Ryan and Friends - 

IPPA encourages students to apply for the Ryan & Friends Scholarship, sponsored by the Purebred Swine Council. Detailed information about the scholarship can be requested by emailing Chuck Gocken at chuck@mcagplus.com

4pm on March 1, 2024

Rotary 6510 Scholarship

Eligibility: High School Senior.

Monetary Award:  $2,500

March 1, 2024

Gregory F Yank "Servant Leader" Scholarship

Eligibility: High School Senior.

Monetary Award: $2,500.

April 1, 2024

John Howard Community Service Scholarship

Eligibility:  High School Senior.

Monetary Award:  $500.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Turn in to Mrs. Witzel

K.A.R.E. Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility:  Senior in a Jefferson County high School.

Monetary Award:  Not available

Friday, April 12th, 2024

Crossroads Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Eligibility:  Senior planning to work in the healthcare industry. 

Monetary Award: $1,000.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Shelby Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:  Senior planning to major in the teaching field.

Monetary Award:  ?

May 3rd, 2024.  Return completed applications, a transcript, and a copy of attendance record to Sandra Kabat at skabat@woodlawnschools.org

Booster Club Scholarship

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Crossroads Hospital Nursing Scholarship and Career Opportunity

Eligibility: High School Senior planning to major in nursing

Monetary Award: $4,000 per semester (up to four semesters)

By midnight April 1, 2024