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Illinois School Counselor Association Scholarship:
Application Deadline:  All applications must be submitted by Friday, February 7, 2020.  Winners will be invited to attend the ISCA Annual Conference (April 17th-Tinley Park) to receive their award and to recognize their school counselor. By submitting a completed application, participants agree to allow the Illinois School Counselor Association to use their responses on its website for recognition purposes or for other communications about Illinois School Counselors.  Application Questions:  Students are asked to provide a description of post-secondary plans.  Essay Questions:  In 500 words or less, write responses to the following questions. Applicants must answer all Essay Questions:
1. What are three qualities your school counselor possesses and why are these important to students?
2. Explain a time when your school counselor helped you work through a situation and how this made an impact on you.
3. What is an obstacle you have overcome in your high school career?
Application Requirements:
All applications must be completed online through the Google Form.

Heneghan And Associates Scholarship

  • Due March 31st
  • Must be going into civil engineering or surveying

Aloys and Ann Christ Memorial ScholarshipDue April 1st to First National Bank
Attn: Selection Committee
Must be a resident of CUD #1
Must be a CHS Senior
May attend a two year program or junior college as long as the intent is to complete a four year undergraduate degree
Plan to enroll or be enrolled in a recognized degree program
Must maintain full time student status
Must be of good moral character and serious in intent
Go to: under the Services tab, will be a PDF fillable format.

Florence & Joe Seiffert Memorial Scholarship
Due April 1st to First National Bank
CHS, Mater Dei or Central Seniors are eligible
May attend a two year program or junior college as long as the intent is to complete a four year undergraduate degree
Plan to enroll or be enrolled in a recognized degree program
Must maintain full time student status
Must be of good moral character and serious in intent
Go to: under the Services tab, will be a PDF fillable format.  

Dr. Otto Bender Scholarship

  • Due April 1st
  • Cannot be a child of an employee of the school district orthe school board. Also cannot be a child of an elected official for the City of Carlyle or an employee of the City of Carlyle.
  • Students who work for the City of Carlyle are still eligible
  • May attend a 2 or 4 year college as long as the expressed intention is to complete a 4 year degree
  • Must be full time
  • Must be of good moral character and serious in intent
  • Go to: under the Services tab, will be a PDF fillable format.

Goldsmith-Fielder Agricultural Scholarship

  • Due April 1st
  • Senior planning to complete a 2 or  year degree in a recognized agricultural program
  • Must be full time
  • Must be of good moral character and serious in intent
  • Go to: under the Services tab, will be a PDF fillable format.

Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SWECI) is excited to award ten $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors or post high school graduates from member families across its service territory again this year. These scholarships are available only to SWECI students who are currently, or who will be, pursuing a college degree or vocational school certificate in fall 2020 from any accredited university, college, or technical school in the U.S.
Please note the entire application must be completed in full, and received with the appropriate supplementary materials, in advance of the application deadline, February 14, 2020. Recipients awarded a scholarship will be asked to attend a banquet, along with their parents, to make a short, 30-second video for the membership at our annual meeting in September.  For more information, please visit the website at You may also find the Post High School Graduate application on our website.  

Illinois AMVETS Veterans Scholarship - Download application

Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship - Download application

Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship - Download application

Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship - Download application

FLAVORFUL FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP  Applicants must be seniors with a 2.5 or better GPA. Get the application at Flavorful Future. Deadline is February 15.

2020 Clinton County Farm Bureau (CFB) Foundation Scholarship applications are available. The deadline will be March 16, 2020
Must:  Be a high school graduate or graduating in 2020. Be a Clinton County Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or child of a member. (Minimum 1 year). Be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at a post-secondary school. Good toward BS, no graduate studies. Exhibit potential for successful completion of course study. Be a resident of Illinois.
Not be a spouse, child, sibling, grandchild, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law of a Clinton County Farm Bureau Foundation Board member or employee.

Illinois Sheriff’s Asociation Scholarship
Due March 15.  Must plan to attend an Illinois college or university in the fall.  Must be full time student  Website:

Midwest Members Credit Union Scholarship
Due April 1
For high school seniors
Proof of continuing education required
Must be a member of the Midwest Members Credit Union for at least 3 months
3.0 GPA or better
Essay of 500-1000 words describing themselves, their college plans and their future goals
One letter of reference from a teacher, administrator or person affiliated with the high school
Application available in Google Classroom 

IMUA Scholarship
1000.00. For students whose parents receive their electrical service from the City of Carlyle.  Due March 6.  Include a copy of your transcript and your essay of 500 words or less.  See Google Classroom

Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is again sponsoring its "Youth to Washington" and "Youth to Springfield" programs this spring. Clinton County Electric and its sister cooperatives across the state have sponsored these programs for over 50 years in an attempt to introduce students to government and the political process. Today, many "alumni" of these programs work in state or federal government or have gone on to serve as elected officials. Two retired members of the Illinois General Assembly are "alumni" of our programs.
Clinton County Electric will sponsor up to twelve sophomore or junior students, whose primary residence is served by CCEC, on an all-expense paid trip to Springfield on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. During the day the students and their counterparts from other Illinois high schools will meet their elected senators and representatives at the Capitol and learn first-hand about the workings of state government. In addition, the students will tour the Supreme Court and other historic sites of Springfield during the day.
Clinton County Electric Cooperative will also sponsor two of these students on a weeklong, all-expense paid bus trip to Washington, D.C. on June 19-26, 2020. During the week in the nation's capital the Illinois student contingent will hopefully meet with Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. The U.S. Representatives will meet with students for a luncheon while on Capitol Hill.
Clinton County Electric’s two "Youth to Washington" representatives will be selected from the contingent that tours Springfield on March 31. (The two students will be chosen from their written and verbal responses to judges who will interview all student representatives in Springfield.)
All applications for Youth Day must be received at the Clinton County Electric Cooperative office by February 20, 2020. The application for Youth Day is also available for download on our website, under the Youth Programs tab. We hope your high school will be represented in Springfield and Washington, D.C.

Great Clips Scholarship
Due January 31.  $250-1500.  Must be going into cosmetology.  

Apply Now for FFA Scholarships!
Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Scholarships support non-FFA and FFA high school seniors and collegiate members.  Just one application is required for multiple opportunities!  Deadlines extended!  Application Deadline: Jan. 22, 2020.

Carlyle Lake Ducks Unlimited/Burel Goodin-2020 Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship
Applicant must be a junior or senior planning to enroll as a college student (2 year, 4 year or technical colleges)
Required to submit a 300 word essay describing his/her most memorable outdoor experience and how it has impacted his/her view on conservation
Provide DU member or volunteer history
Provide official transcript
Must be postmarked by Feb 23rd
Mail to:       Burel Goodin   
                  4424 Linpark Drive
                  Birmingham, AL 35222

Illinois Odd Fellow - Rebekah Scholarship Award
Available for all majors in college or trade school. Agricultural related majors get separate consideration. Use the same application, just discuss the agricultural-related goals in the student essay. Based on student essay, letters of recommendation, academics and need. Application at Deadline: March 1st. At least five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students in the Carlyle and Breese area.
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships(St. Clair Chapter)
$1500.00.  Due April 17th.  Must be planning to attend an accredited engineering program in Illinois or Missouri.  3.0 GPA or higher.  SAT Minimum is 665 Math/600 Verbal.  ACT Minimum is 29 Math/25 English.  Website:

IAA Foundation Scholarship Program Announcement
The 2020 IAA Foundation Scholarship Application Period is NOW OPEN! The lineup includes 76 scholarships totaling $118,000 in tuition support. 
Apply Online
Application link and all supporting materials including eligibility can be found at   Please read all instructions carefully and refer to the FAQ document on the website to help answer any questions. 
Watch the Deadline
Students can apply between now and February 1, 2020. All required information must be submitted by that date, no exceptions.
Supporting the Future of Agriculture
As the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau, our mission is to fund education, research, and charitable activities that benefit Illinois farm families and agriculture. We proudly offer scholarship opportunities for students pursuing degrees related to agriculture and those with family farming backgrounds. 

Illinois Elks Association Children's Care Program Scholarships
For Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Majors.  Due March 6th.  Apply at

Illinois Elks Association Children's Care Program Scholarships
For Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Majors.  Due March 6th.  Apply at 

ROVE PEST CONTROL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)...Applicants must be high school seniors and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Will be judged mostly on academic achievement, but financial need may be taken into consideration. Application deadline is January 31. To view more details or to apply,
The Inaugural Ducks Unlimited National Scholarship program has launched and will be open for applications until March 1.  Need at least a 3.0 GPA and a member of DU.  Website:
Farm Credit Illinois Agricultural Scholarship
$2000.00.  Due February 28.  Considers: academic achievement, participation and leadership within school and community organizations, and a commitment to pursuing an ag-related career
The Kaskaskia College Foundation Scholarship Application is now open. If you are planning to attend KC next fall, this is a great scholarship opportunity. The link is
The last date to apply is Feb 17.  See Google Classroom for the direct link and additional information.

LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship:

  • Due April 30th
  • $2000.00
  • The LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship deadline is April 30.  Applications and computerized fill-in-the-blank copies can be downloaded from the Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc. website at  Parent must be a member of an Illinois Electric Coop such as Clinton County Electric and/or enrolled in the electrical distribution program at LincolnLand Community College

Illinois Masonic Children's Assistance Program (IMCAP)
Must plan to attend or enroll in a trade or vocational program.  Reside in a small town in the Grand Lodge Southern Area.  Must have a 3.3 GPA or below grade point average in High School.  Be 25 years of age or younger with an identified financial need.  See your counselor for an application or if you need additional information.

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation
High School Senior Scholarship-Open to all future chemists. chemical engineers, environmental engineers, and high school chemistry teachers.  Recognize and honor who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities & community involvement.  
To apply or for additional information go to  Must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 21, 2020

HB & R Professional Women in Building Council Metro East Program Scholarship:
*Must be female
*must be under age 20
*must pursue a onstruction related career such as construction management, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, design, or any related specialty
*C+ grade point average or higher
*Must submit between January 1 and March 31
Elks National foundation Scholarship for Elks Families
Legacy Award.  $4,000.00.  Must be a child or grandchild of a dues paying Elks member.
Judged on : Knowledge, Charity, Community Service and Integrity.  Due by January 31 at 11:59 am.  For more info:
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Up to $10,000.  Requirements:  The contest deadline is January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). 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. See Contest Topic and Information and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.  Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.  Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified.  Essays must have a minimum of five sources.  Click here for more information.
The Census is seeking people to work for the 2020 Census and are committed to hiring people for jobs in their own communities. This is a great opportunity for senior students.  Field positions are temporary and will start this summer with different opportunities through 2020. You may work flexible hours either full, part-time or evenings and weekends. Jobs will start at $14 an hour and .58 for mileage reimbursement.  Flyer with more information is attached.  APPLY ONLINE:   
For more information on Agriculture scholarships click here.  There are over 40 scholarships listed on this website.

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here. For more info about this, please visit this site. It is a comprehensive suite of completely free practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels.There are 2 new essay scholarships available from Varsity Tutor. Go to this site for more information and to apply.