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Scholarships 2017/2018

Scholarships are due in the G.O. 5 school days prior to the actual application due date

Scholarship Information Deadline


Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship


For the senior athlete who has a GPA of 3.0 or better, participated in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. Online application is at www.wendysheisman.com.
October 2
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
For the outstanding 5th - 12th grader who is a volunteer. Have you volunteered at your church, school, assisted with community events or assisted at a local nursing home/hospital -or anywhere else? If so, this award application is for you. The Prudential Spirit committee is looking to recognize those students that have made a difference. Students should go to spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit for the online application.
November 7
Health & Wellness Foundation of Pike County CNA Scholarship
For the Pike County resident who will be pursuing a CNA certificate at JWCC in the summer or fall of 2018.
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Culver Stockton College - Pillars for Excellence Full-Tuition Scholarship
For the senior who will be attending Culver Stockton in the Fall of 2018. ACT 26 or higher/1240 SAT (critical reading & math only), 3.5 GPA or a 4.0 or ranked in the top 10% of your class. Must tour campus between October 2017 & January 2018 with a Wildcat Ambassador, attend a session with the Pillars Scholar Committee & submit an essay prior to the conclusion of the competition. Sign up online at www.culver.edu/pillars.
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Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship & Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship
Two separate scholarships for the senior student who resides in a Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) housing complex during his/her senior year. Must maintain at least a "B" average cumulatively in high school. Essays, income verification & a recommendation for the Housing Authority are very important for these scholarships. Visit www.phada.org for applications and necessary packet of materials. 
January 26
Morrison Institute of Technology Counselor's Choice Scholarship
For the senior who is interested in their Building & Highway Construction, Computer-Aided Design & Drafting or Network Administration programs. Available for consideration upon application and acceptance.
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CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship
For the senior who will be writing an essay detailing the understanding of what a community bank is, it's role in the local economy, and emphasize the philosophy of community banking.
February 1
University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign/University of Illinois Extension & the College of Aces Scholarships
For the incoming freshman to the College of Aces at the U of I UC. Criteria is academics, leadership and good citizenship and online apps are at academics.aces.illinois.edu/scholarships/new-students.
Due date is on a rolling basis beginning December 1
Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship
For the senior who is the son or daughter of an IEC Co-Op Member. Online apps are at https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/apply.
December 18
Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship
For the senior who is the child of an IEC employee or director. Due date is December 18th and online applications are at https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/apply.
December 18
LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship For the senior who will be attending lineworker's school conducted by the Association of IEC in conjuction with Lincoln Land Commuity College. April 23
Illinois AMVETS Scholarship For the senior who is a child or grandchild of a veteran. Several scholarships are involved within this application. February 23
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship For the senior student from a rural area who wishes to continue their education in an Ag related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders. Application and info are at GrowAgLeaders.com and online applications are at FFA.org/scholarships. Applications are available Nov. 15, 2017 - Jan. 26, 2018. Students do not need to be an FFA member to apply. -
BETA SIGMA PSI For the male applicant who is of the Lutheran faith and will be beginning his studies at Purdue, IN or IL or another 4-year college/university in the Fall of 2018. -
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program For the senior who is college bound in the Fall of 2018 and has demonstrated exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship in the school, community and/or workplace. Student must have also shown strong academics in high school. January 4
Quincy University Scholarships Many scholarships are available for the student who will be attending Quincy Univ. in the Fall of 2018. Various due dates
Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship For the senior who will be entering any program of study at any institution in the Fall of 2018. GPA of "C" or better and financial need is a consideration. March 1
Pittsfield FFA Alumni Scholarship For the senior FFA member who will be pursuing an education at a 2 or 4 year college/university or tech school after high school. February 23
IAA Foundation Scholarships For the senior pursuing an ag-related degree in the Fall of 2018. There are several scholarships involved in this site. Go to www.iaafoundation.org to apply.  February 1
Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling Scholarship For the senior who exhibits a commitment to learning and has demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. January 31
Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling Transfer Scholarship For the college transfer student who has a minimum of 36 semester hours at an Illinois community college, has a GPA of 3.0 or better, and is transferring to an Illinois 4-year institution that is an IACAC member. March 24
Illinois School Counselor Association Post Secondary Scholarship For the senior who will be attending any type of schooling after graduation in the Fall 2018. February 9
Fastweb.com For the senior looking for a secure scholarship site to search for applications that fit your exact area of study or situation. Check out https://www.fastweb.com -
AES Engineering Scholarship For the student who will be studying any field after graduation. May also be for the student who is currently attending college and will continue in the Fall of 2018. This will be awarded based upon character as determined by the essays that are submitted by students. Stop by the guidance office for instructions. October 6, 2018.
Illinois Association of Housing Authorities Educational Assistance Grant For the senior or college student continuing their education that resides in a member agency-owned or managed project. Student must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA during their junior and senior year. Essay about future goals, recommendations and Director comments are deciding factors. January 17th
JWCC Presidential Scholarship For the senior who will be attending JWCC in the Fall 2018. Must have a 4.25 on our 5.0 scale, ACT of 21 or higher or SAT of 1060 or higher. (Seniors: Even if JWCC is in the back of your mind, please consider filling this out as a Plan B to your college plans) January 18th
Pittsfield Lions Club Scholarship For the senior who is involved in Community Service activities and who best exemplifies the qualities of the Pittsfield Lions Club. Student may be entering any school for any career after high school. April 1st
Pike County Quail & Upland Management Association Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be entering a 2 or 4 year program with emphasis on agriculture or conservation. February 1st
The American Legion Scholarships There are many scholarships for the child or grandchild of a veteran. Various due dates
Irvin Dean Franklin Memorial Scholarship For the Pike County senior or current college student who will be continuing their education in the Fall of 2018. Student may be pursuing any career field at any college. March 25th
Pikeland Public Schools Foundation Scholarship For the senior and college student and is based on financial need, scholastic abilities, leadership, service, character and the desire to further their education. This is for any type of college, university or tech/trade school. March 28th
Masonic Grant For the senior who will be pursuing an education after high school. Community service and activities are factors in the decision making process. GPA of 2.5 or better. April 1st
Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship For the senior or college student who will be or is currently attending an Illinois college. There aren't any major restrictions to apply. March 15th
JWCC Trail Blazer Scholarship For the high achieving senior who will be attending JWCC in the Fall, 2018. March 7th
Illinois Masonic Scholarships For the senior or college student who is pursuing a college degree. May be pursuing any degree. April 1st
Class of 1994 Rashelle Cox Memorial Scholarship For the senior who best exemplifies Saukee Pride, Spirit, Drive & Dedication. Extra-curriculars, achievement, leadership & financial need are all factors in the decision making process. April 1st
UTTA Scholarship For the senior who currently has a "B" average and will be pursuing a degree after high school. April 15th
Baxter Memorial Scholarship For the senior student who will be pursuing an engineering degree after high school. March 3rd
Rod Webel Memorial Scholarship Applicant must be a member or dependent of a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau. Student may be pursuing any major but a preference will be given to Ag major applicants. Leadership, Academics & Community activities will be deciding factors. March 31st
Pike County Farm Bureau Scholarship Applicant must be a member or dependent of a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau. Student may be pursuing any major but a preference will be given to Ag major applicants. Leadership, Academics & Community activities will be deciding factors. March 31st
National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship For the Pike County senior who demonstrates a commitment to conservation and preserving our hunting heritage. Dedication, commitment, essay, activities and GPA are all eligibility requirements. March 1st
Barber Family Foundation Scholarship For the senior or college who is under 25 yrs. old who is pursuing an education after high school. Academics, extra-curricular activities, essay and financial need are all factors for this scholarship. March 23rd
Barber Family Foundation Recreational Scholarship For the Pike County resident who is under 25 years of age that would be pursuing any recreational program this summer. Examples - anything athletic, artistic for voice, music, art, travel studies, etc. March 23rd
Pike County Historical Society Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be pursuing an education after high school. Student may be attending any school for any career. Essay is required for a Pike County historical person, place or event. March 23rd 
Pittsfield High School Class of 1954 Scholarship For the senior who will be pursuing any type of program after high school (2 or 4 yr.college/university/vo-tech). Criteria will be based upon school and community involvement, financial need, academics, & handwritten essay about yourself and your goals.  April 3rd 
Class of '54 PHS Non-Traditional Alumni Scholarship For the PHS alumni who are returning to a 2/4 year college or vo-tech program after a time in the workforce. Student should already be enrolled, admitted or plan to be enrolled soon. April 3rd
Allan A. Seiler Wellness & Fitness Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be pursuing a career in the Wellness & Fitness area. April 9th
John S. Teuscher Continuing Education Scholarship For the Pike County student who is already in college and continues to further their education. April 9th
John S. Teuscher Health Occupation Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be pursuing a degree in any health occupation area. April 9th
John S. Teuscher Workforce Retraining Scholarship For the Pike County person who is in the workforce and would be returning to a college/vo-tech program to further their education in any health field. -
Health & Wellness Foundation CNA Scholarship For the Pike County student who has the desire to complete a CNA program. This is given on a first-come, first-served basis as they give out 4 scholarships annually. -
Pike County HCE Scholarship
For the Pike County senior or college student who has been a 4-year member of 4-H or if your mom or grandma is a current 3-year member of Pike County HCE. March 30th
Illinois State HCE Scholarship For the Pike County senior or college student who is a relative (mom, grandma, sister or aunt) of current 3-year member of Pike County HCE. March 30th
JWCC Foundation Agriculture Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be attending JWCC in the Fall, 2018 majoring in Agriculture. March 15th
Tom Johnson Memorial Scholarship For the well-rounded senior at PHS. April 15th
George & Hazel Barber Memorial For the senior who has an ACT of 21 or higher (SAT should equal this status). Academics, character, and financial need are requirements. April 1st
Friends of Ag Scholarship For the PHS senior who will be majoring in Ag or an Ag-related career. Must be involved in FFA. April 1st
Florence Penstone Garson Memorial For the PHS senior female who will be pursuing an education or education-related degree. April 1st
Charles "Chief" Ferguson Scholarship For the senior or college student who is a current FFA member and is pursuing an Ag program. Academics, school/community involvement & leadership are all deciding factors. May 1st
Better Business Bureau Student of Ethics Award For the junior students who personify high ethics through leadership, community service, & academics. June 22nd
We Grow Dreams Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be pursuing a career in Agriculture, Conservation, Real Estate or Wildlife Biology. GPA must be 3.0 or higher to apply. April 1st
J.L. Wade Foundation Scholarship For the Pike, Calhoun, Scott, Greene, or Adams County senior or current college student who will be enrolled at a college or university in Fall, 2018. Student may be pursuing any degree but special consideration will be given to students pursuing a degree in Natural Science and/or resides in Pike County. Academics, recommendations, extra-curriculars, character & motivation will all be deciding factors in the award process. May 1st
Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Scholarship For the senior female who is of the Catholic faith and demonstrates leadership, faith and service in your community, parish and school. March 30th
Robert Battern Memorial Scholarship For the senior who will be attending a Vo-Tech School in the Fall of 2018.
March 31st
Midwest Technical Institute of Springfield For the senior who will be enrolled at MTI in the Fall of 2018. Student must register on the MTI website for the scholarship, submit a video and complete an in-home or campus interview with an MTI rep. March 9th
Illini Community Hospital Scholarship For the senior who will be pursuing a degree in a health-related field. March 30th
Robert Cleveland & Kenneth Dodge Memorial Scholarship Program For the senior who is enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college, university or trade school. Student must have a current IEP with specific learning disabilities. Financial need will be a considering factor for the recipient. May 1st
Frances L. Snyder Memorial Scholarship For the resident of Pike, Adams, Brown or Schuyler County resident who wishes to pursue their education after high school. Student must be income-eligible under Two Rivers income guidelines. Pike County applications must be completed at our local Two Rivers office at 120 S. Madison, Pittsfield, IL. Appointments must be made by calling Jessica at 217-285-5424 and deadline to apply is June 30th. Information is available in the guidance office. June 30th
Pittsfield Fire Department Scholarship For the PHS senior who will be entering a major in the area of protective services (Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS) or for the department member's child who could be entering any major. March 22nd
C & L Tiling, Inc. Scholarship For the senior from Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike & Schuyler counties - one will be awarded from each county. The applicant must be planning a major in Ag or Ag-related field and recipient is based on academics, financial need, character, personality and creativity. April 16th
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship For the senior or person who is under the age of 30 years old who will be enrolled in a 2 year or less career/technical/certificate program in the Fall of 2018 that will lead to employment. Must demonstrate financial need. Online applications are at application.horatioalger.org March 15 - June 15th
Farmers State Bank Lou Barnett Scholarship For the PHS senior who demonstrates leadership, scholarship, service to his/her school, character, financial need and desire to further education after high school. April 16th
Farmers State Bank Helen & Forrest Baughman Scholarship For the PHS senior who is planning a career as a Medical Doctor or Nurse. Based on character, scholarship average, financial need, leadership, service and desire to further education after high school. April 16th
Farmers State Bank Louella Mae Dixon Scholarship For the Pike County senior attending any college or university pursuing any field of study based on financial need, character, and scholastic achievement. April 16th
Farmers State Bank Geneva McRill Scholarship For the Pike County senior pursuing a career as a Medical Doctor, Law Degree or Ministrial Degree. Preference will be given to students pursuing a State of Illinois University. Based on character, scholastic average, financial need, leadership, service and desire to further education after high school. April 16th
Farmers State Bank Barnes Scholarship For the PHS senior who has participated in band and/or chorus or IHSA music contests all four years at PHS. Must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university and pursuing any field of study. April 16th
Farmers State Bank Earle Seaborn Scholarship For the Pike County seniors pursuing any field of study. Preference will be given to student attending an Illinois university. Based on character, financial need, scholarship, leadership, service and desire to further education after high school. April 16th
Farmers State Bank County-Wide Achievement Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be pursuing any field of study. Based on high school or community achievement. April 16th
Farmers State Bank Pittsfield High School Achievement Scholarship For the PHS senior who will be pursuing any field of study. Based on high school or community achievement. April 16th
Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship For the senior boy who will be entering the University of Illinois in the fall of 2018. Student must have excelled in scholarship, leadership, athletics and community service during high school. Application may be found at www.illinoissigeps.com/scholarships. May 1st
National Honor Society Red Cross Scholarship For the senior who has recently participated in the February 26th NHS Blood Drive by donating blood or by trying to donate even if turned away due to medical issues. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or better April 27th
Pittsfield Rotary Club Scholarship For the senior who was a guest of Rotary on their regular meeting day and was sent by the Guidance Office as our PHS monthly representative. May 4th
The Ty Rylander Memorial Scholarship For the FFA senior who will be continuing their education after high school at any 2 or 4 year college/university pursuing an Ag or Ag-related degree. April 30th (there isn't any 5 day ruling on this one, the 30th is when it's expected completed in the G.O.)
Two Rivers Jeep Club Scholarship For the senior PHS student who has attended vocation/technical classes at Pittsfield High School and will continue their education after graduation in a vo-tech program. May 30th