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RICH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOLARSHIP LIST

2014 – 2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

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* Red font color indicates scholarship deadline has passed.

Scholarship Name

Deadline

Organization

Organizations Address

Contact

Website

Amount

Eligibility Requirements

Undocumented Students Eligible?

Scholarship Available the 2014-2015 Year?


Voice of Democracy (VOD) Essay Competition

11/1/2014

Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign War

22341 S Governors Hwy

Richton Park, IL 60471



Ms. Flowers

1-(708)-822-0993



http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

$30,000

  • Open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the US and its territories.

N/A

Yes

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship

12/5/2014

SODEXO Foundation

9801 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 2087

1-(800)-

763-3946


Ext. 44848

http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp

$5,000

  • Students ages 5-25 enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the US.

  • Must demonstrate on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the US at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

  • Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

N/A

Yes

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship

12/8/2014

Greenhouse Scholars

1881 9th St, Suite 200

Boulder, CO 80302



Yuri Shane

1-(303)-


459-5473

www.greenhousescholars.org

$5,000 (Potential annual renewal)

  • High school seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000).

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in commitment to the community.

  • Demonstrate an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances.

  • Possess excellent leadership skills.

N/A

Yes

AXA Achievement Scholarship

12/15/2014

AXA Equitable

N/A

1-(800)-

537-4180 or 1-(800)-

931-1682


http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

$10,000 - $25,000

  • GPA and ACT vary

  • Applicant must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

No

Yes


Tall Club International Scholarships

12/29/2014



Paramount Tall Club of Chicago


P.O Box 56190

Chicago, IL 60656

Ms. Nancy Carroll


Ptcscholarship2014@yahoo.com

http://www.tallchicago.org


$750 - $1,000






  • High school senior

  • Must meet the minimum height requirements of 5’10” for females and 6’2” for males.

  • Plan to attend either a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall.

N/A

Yes


Conservation Education Scholarship

2/1/2015

Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District

Attn: Kim Mitchell

1201 S. Gougar Road

New Lenox, IL 60451


Ms. Kim Mitchell

1-(815)-


462-3106

Ext. 3


http://www.will-scookswcd.org/scholarships.php

$1,000

  • Must live within the boundaries of the District (Will County and S. Cook County, south of 22nd Street).

  • High school senior or graduate.

  • Must attend an accredited college or accredited school of higher learning in the coming school year.

  • Expected to be interested in environmental science, horticulture, wildlife, soil, water, or other natural resources.

  • Scholarship money will be paid directly to the institution for the second term of the applicable school year.

N/A

Yes

PTA Education

Scholarship

2/15/2015

Illinois PTA

Illinois PTA

Scholarship Director

1184 N. 1800 East Road

Taylorville, IL 62568



Barb Miller

1-(217)-


287-1055

http://www.illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html

1st Place - $3,000

2nd Place - $2,000



  • GPA of 3.0 or above in a non-weighted 4.0 scale.

  • Graduating senior, preparing to enter an Education or Education-related degree program requiring certification from a state board of education.

  • Applications must be postmarked on or before February 14, 2014 and returned to the Illinois PTA Scholarship Director.

N/A

Yes

First Scholars Award (SIU Carbondale)

2/24/2015

First Scholars Program

First Scholars Program

Southern Illinois Univ.

Woody Hall – MC 6838

900 N. Normal Avenue

Carbondale, IL 62901


Katrina James

1-(618)-


453-1843

First2Go@siu.edu



http://firstscholars.siu.edu/

$5,000 (Potential annual renewal for up to four years)



  • Entering SIUC first-time, full-time freshmen whose parents have no more than 2 (two) years of college beyond high school and have not earned a post-secondary degree.

  • Scholarship criteria include financial need and demonstrated academic ability as shown by ACT and/or SAT scores and high school GPA.

  • All incoming freshman are required to reside in the First Scholars Living Learning Community located on campus.




N/A

Yes

Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship

3/1/2015

Independent Order of Odd Fellows World Wide

Grand Lodge of Illinois

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

P.O. Box 248

Lincoln, IL 62656-0248



glioof@frontier.com

OR

Grandsecretary1@frontier.com



http://www.ioof-il.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=24&Itemid=49


Unspecified Amount

  • Be a citizen of the US or provide proof of Naturalization.

  • Resident of Illinois

  • Provide proof of financial need by submitting a current copy of IRS 1040 or proof of electronic filing.

  • Maintain at least a 2.0 cum. GPA

No

Yes

Academic Scholarship Program – UAPB

3/1/2015

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

N/A

N/A

http://www.uapb.edu/admissions/funding_your_education.aspx


Multiple Scholarships with multiple award amounts

  • Must plan on attending University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in the Fall of 2014.

  • Each award has eligibility reqs.

N/A

Yes

Dollars for Scholars Scholarship

(MUST COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP PROFILE ON WEBSITE TO APPLY!!!)

3/1/2015

Village of Matteson

Village of Matteson Dollars for Scholars

4900 Village Commons

Matteson, IL 60443


Mattesondollars4scholarsil1462@yahoo.com

www.villageofmatteson.dollarsforscholars.org

Minimum of $500

  • Recipients and their parent/guardian must be willing to support the “paying it forward” campaign by committing to volunteer for future Village of Matteson Dollars for Scholars fundraising events.

  • Proof of Matteson residency.

  • High school senior.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 as reflected on an official transcript.

  • Show acceptance to an accredited post-secondary educational facility for the summer or fall semester 2014.

N/A

Yes

Blacks at Microsoft African American Heritage Scholarship

3/1/2015


Microsoft Corporation – Seattle Foundation

The Seattle Foundation

c/o BAM Scholarship

1200 5th Ave Ste. 1300

Seattle, WA 98101



N/A

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

$5,000

(Potential annual renewal for up to four years)



  • Current high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, Ethiopian, African, or Black).

  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university of higher learning, in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.

  • Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or declare a major in business that is approved by BAM.

  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.

  • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

N/A

Yes

Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Scholarships

3/14/2015

Illinois Lumber and Materials Dealers Association

Illinois Lumber and Materials Dealers Educational Foundation

932 South Spring St.

Springfield, IL 62704


N/A

http://www.ilmda.com/images/pdfs/sch.pdf


$500 - $1,000 (Potential annual renewal)

  • Any student enrolled full-time in a certificate or degree program in an accredited trade school, 2-year college, or 4-year college or university.

  • Must be resident of Illinois.

N/A

Yes

Achievement Scholarship ($1,000)

3/27/2015













1000.00









Coca-Cola

3/30/15

Coca-Cola Pay It Forward





https://cocacola.promo.eprize.com/payitforward2015/faq.html




https://cocacola.promo.eprize.com/payitforward2015/

5000

  • 13+ TO PARTICIPATE. Nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and enrolled full-time as a student in grade 9 – 12 as of May 1, 2015







Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship

4/1/2015

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

185 Oakes Street SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503



Ruther Bishop

rbishop@grfoundation.org



http://meijerscholarship.egrant.net


$2,500 - $10,000

  • Full or part-time Meijer Team Members or Children of full or part-time Meijer Team Members

N/A

Yes


William J. Cook Scholarship

4/15/2015


Williams J. Cook Scholarship Fund


N/A


Mary Meyer

1-(507)-931-0465


https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/williamjcook


$1,000 - $5,000






  • MALE high school senior.

  • Attending a high school in Cook County.

  • Planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college/university.

N/A

Yes


National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS!!!)

4/15/2015

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement

N/A

N/A

http://www.noblenational.org/communityoutreach/noblescholarships.html

$1,000 - $3,500

  • Must be a high school senior.

  • Must be pursuing a degree in any of the Social Sciences, including technology, forensic investigations, and other criminal investigative studies, to further a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

  • Check requirements for each scholarship.

N/A

Yes

SC Foundation

(Shawn Carter” Jay Z”)

4/30/15

S C Foundation

https://www.shawncartersf.com/scholarship-fund/#app




Application




High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools

US citizen or Permanent Resident

25 years old or younger

Minimum 2.0 GPA









I’m First Scholarship

5/22/15

I’m first Scholarship


http://www.imfirst.org/scholarship/




Application

$4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year, renewable for four years of college)

Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States.

First-generation college student (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree).

Must be attending a CSO partner college or university. View CSO College Partners :








The Walt Disney Company

5/31/15

The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program 2015





Scholarship




Application

$1,000

Minimum GPA:2.5

Ethnicities: African American/Black

Residency Status: U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident

Academic Classification:



High School Senior








Jack and Jill Scholarship

5/25/2015

Jack and Jill of American, Inc.

Jack and Jill of American, Inc., 1930 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone 202-232-5290
Fax 202-232-1747

N/A

https://www.jackandjillfoundation.org/scholarships/


Unspecified Amount

  • Must be an African-American high school senior, attending a school in the South Suburban Chicago area.

  • Must be accepted into a four-year college or university for the 2014/15 academic school year.

N/A

Yes

Illinois Promise Scholarship

No set scholarship deadline; Determined based off of the undergraduate admission application to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

N/A

N/A

http://www.osfa.illinois.edu/aid/promise.html

Fund the estimated cost of tuition, fees, room and board, and books and supplies, through grants and scholarships by working approximately 10-12 hours a week.

  • Parents and student must be an Illinois resident.

  • Student must be under the age of 24 and admitted as a new freshman or new transfer student.

  • Expected Family Contribution determined through FAFSA must equal $0, Family income must be at or below the federal poverty level.

  • Total family assets must be less than $50,000, Enrolled at least 12 hours during fall or spring semesters.

  • Please check website for specific scholarship requirements.

No

Yes

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Deadlines vary for each scholarship. Ranges between late March and early June.

Congressional Black Caucus

N/A

N/A

http://cbcfinc.org/scholarships.html

Up to full tuition scholarships

  • Be preparing to pursue an undergraduate degree full-time or current full-time student in good standing

  • Must reside or attend a school in a congressional district represented by a CBC member

No

Yes

Harrison Fellows Scholarship

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.

National Lewis University

N/A

N/A

http://www.nl.edu/harrisonfellows/

Up to $50,000 over four years

(Renewable for up to 4 years)



  • Have demonstrated exceptional promise of becoming a leader in your community.

  • Have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

  • 19 or higher composite ACT score

  • Agree to attend full-time (12+ quarter hours per term) during the day on the Chicago campus of National Lewis University.

  • Enroll in one of the 5 eligible daytime degree programs.

  • Students must adhere to the satisfactory academic progress policy of National Lewis University.

Yes

Yes

Illinois AMVETS Scholarship Program

This scholarship has rolling submission dates. Please check website for updated information.

Illinois AMVETS

N/A

N/A

http://www.ilamvets.org/prog_scholarships_apps.cfm

$1,000

  • Be an Illinois high school senior

  • Have taken the ACTor SAT.

  • Application required with supplemental materials. Please check website for updated information.

No

Yes

Northern Illinois University Scholars Program

Students who meet scholarship criteria will be considered for scholarships.

Northern Illinois University

N/A

N/A

http://www.niu.edu/scholarships/new_students/index.shtml

$23,500/year (Renewable for up to 4 years)

  • 33 ACT or top 5% of senior class, or a 3.75 GPA.

  • Must be admitted to NIU.

Yes

Yes


One Million Degrees Scholarship

Please check website for specific deadlines regarding various scholarships


One Million Degrees Organization


N/A


N/A

http://onemilliondegrees.org/


Up to $750 per semester




  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll at one of the following community colleges: Malcolm X, Richard J. Daley, Harold Washington, Wright, Olive-Harvey, Kennedy-King, Truman, Prairie State or South Suburban.

  • Be enrolled full-time for the 2014-2015 academic year and be pursuing their first degree or certificate.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Be U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident eligible for federal or state financial aid.

  • File FAFSA

  • Be highly motivated and committed to their own academic and professional success.

No

Yes



***Students please CONTINUE to search for scholarships on your OWN. Other useful websites are listed below. Visit the Guidance Office if you need further assistance.
(Please check websites for scholarship deadlines.)


  • www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.isac.org

  • www.collegenet.com

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.scholarships.com

  • www.scholarshipmonkey.com

  • www.zinch.com

  • www.studentscholarships.org

  • www.grantsforwomen.org

  • www.thesalliemaefund.org

  • www.nces.ed.gov

  • www.fairtest.org

  • www.educationplanner.com

  • www.scholarshipchicago.com

  • www.collegezone.com

  • www.guaranteed-scholarships.com

  • http://www.free-4u.com

 

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• Historically Black College & University Scholarships

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• College Board Scholarship Search

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• INROADS internships

• ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

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• Scholarships4Students.Com Search Index



• CollegeData - Pay Your Way - Scholarship Finder


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