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Scholarship and College Info

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 https://kaskaskia.smapply.io/
The last date to apply is Feb 17.  See Google Classroom for the direct link and additional information.

CBAI Community Banking Scholarship
$1000.00 a year for 4 years to the top winner
Due Jan 10 to First National Bank in Carlyle
Application can be found in Google Classroom

Thomas H Moore Scholarship
The Thomas H. Moore program offers (11) academic scholarships to members of an Illinois Electric Coop. (such as Clinton County Electric)  $2000.00
Interested applicants can mail their applications individually to Clinton County Electric Cooperative.
Please note the deadline for the Thomas H. Moore Scholarships is December 31. Additional applications and computerized fill-in-the-blank copies can be downloaded from the Clinton County Electric Cooperative website.  https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/?coop=CTN

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 https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/?coop=CTN.  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.

SHC YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
($2000- 10 Awarded)... Provides scholarships and support to those students who have experienced homelessness. Provides a peer/adult support network for before, during, and after your college career.
Applicants must have been born on or after Nov. 11, 1999.
Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the 2020-21 school year. This means that the application is for high school seniors;
Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply.
Application deadline is November 10. To apply, visit their website: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program/

WELLS FARGO SCHOLARSHIP FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 
(Up to $2,500 per year for 4 years)... Applicants must be high school seniors with a diagnosed disability. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. An essay is required answering the question"What life experiences have shaped who you are today?" Deadline for applications is December 10th or until 700 applications have been submitted.  Website:  https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/

Burger King Scholarship
https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars

Applicants must:

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Due Dec 15th

Magna Track
Attention High School Seniors:

If you are not planning to attend college right away after graduation, here is a great opportunity

  • Nascote Industries has partnered with Kaskaskia College to offer Magna Track

  • This program invests in high school seniors that have a desire to obtain a good job with a great company

  • Students accepted into the program will participate in a hybrid class

  • Upon completion of Magna Track requirements, students will be offered full-time employment with Nascote Industries

  • Application deadline is December 2, 2019

  • See Mrs. Branon for an application

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 www.cicil.net/high-school-scholarship-application.  Must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 21, 2020

GE Reagan Scholarship
Due January 3rd.  For students who show leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.  Up to $40,000 per scholar

  • 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.

For more info: reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Stokes Educational Scholarship
For students planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. In this program, students attend school full-time then work during the summer at NSA headquarters. Students receive a year round salary and can have a full-time position waiting for them upon graduation.  3.0 GPA.  1200 or higher on SAT or 25 ACT.  Due November 15th

Benefits:

  • Tuition and mandatory fees up to $30,000 per year

  • Year-Round Salary while attending College

  • Housing and Travel Entitlements during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)

  • Paid Time Off / Health & Life Insurance / Federal Retirement Plan

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • You must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.

For more info: http://intelligencecareers.gov/NS

Hagan Scholarship
It is a need based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will need financial assistance to attend college.  Must be a US citizen.  Must attend a public high school.  Must be a senior.  Must have a 3.75 or higher GPA.  Must have a 1150 or higher SAT or a 24 or higher ACT.  Must enroll in a 4 year college/university on the approved.  Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to college.  The EFC on the FAFSA must be less than 6500.00.  Must not have been convicted of a felony.  Due November 15.  For more info:   http://www.hsfmo.org/
 
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
*$500.00
 
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:  enf.elks.org/leg
 
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.
 
Imagine America Foundation Scholarships
For seniors going to a career or trade school.  Make sure the school you are planning to attend is on the scholarship list.  Dec 31 deadline.  Must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  Here is the link: https://www.imagine-america.org/students/scholarships-education/highschoolscholarships/highschoolscholarshipsapplicationprocess/   
 
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
For all high school students.  Must have engaged in volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after Sept 1, 2018.  Read additional details through this link:  http://spirit.prudential.com/.  Due Nov 5, 2019
 
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Scholarship will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership and Financial Need.  Applications must be submitted online.  Scholarships awarded from $4,000 to 50,000
Due by November 5th at 11:59 pm.  Apply at: enf.elks.org/mvs
 

Timberline Billing Scholarship
Student must have an active IEP or had one during high school.  Due January 15  For more information. click here.  $2000.00 amount.

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: 2020Census.gov/jobs   
 
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.