Scholarships 2021/2022

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE IN THE G.O. 5 SCHOOL DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL APPLICATION DUE DATE.

Scholarship

Information

Deadline

Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship

Seniors associated with the LGBTQ community and residents in the AEF service area are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

September 17, 2021

Heisman Scholarship

Seniors who have completed volunteer hours and play a sport can complete and turn in the scholarship application online.

Heisman Scholarship

October 19, 2021

Coca Cola Scholarship

Seniors committed to making a positive impact on their community can apply.

Coca Cola Scholarship

October 31, 2021

Prudential Spirit Scholarship

Juniors and Seniors involved in volunteering can apply for the scholarship through the link listed in your Google Classrooms.

November 10, 2021

Golden Apple Scholarship

Golden Apple Scholarship Link

Golden Apple Scholarship PDF

April 1, 2022

JWCC Trailblazer Scholarship (1/2 tuition scholarship)

Full-time student (12+ hours per semester). Merit-based scholarship awarded annually. To be considered, students will need to complete the Trailblazer scholarship application. Applications can be filled out via a link in your Google Classroom.

March 1, 2022

JWCC Presidential Scholarship (FULL tuition scholarship)

Students will compete for three, two-year presidential full-in-district tuition scholarships at John Wood Community College. The competition involves an interview process with JWCC faculty, students, and administrators. High school grade point average and ACT/SAT score, as well as application attachments, will also be factors in the competition. Students with at least a 3.75 GPA (cumulative unweighted on a 4.0 scale) should apply by filling out the form via the link in your Google Classroom.

January 31, 2022

JWCC Foundation Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available for students in many occupations. 60+ scholarships are available!

JWCC Foundation

Varies per Scholarship

JWCC Music Auditions

Instrumental or vocal scholarships for the 2021-22 school year are now open to high school seniors. Please call 217-641-4999 or email ssoebbing@jwcc.edu for more information or to register.

You can audition either March 24 or March 25, 2022

JWCC Visual Arts Portfolio Reviews

Senior students can now apply for a visual arts scholarship for art and graphic design majors for the 2021-22 academic year. You can seek more information/register by calling 217-641-4517 or emailing wiewelc@jwcc.edu.

You can audition either March 24 (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.) or March 25, 2022 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

UIUC Scholarship

The Alpha Alumni Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi -

National Lutheran Fraternity is offering a $3,000 scholarship given out to a Christian male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2022. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500.

March 5, 2022

Prudential Emerging Visionaries

Now accepting applications for Prudential Emerging Visionaries from people ages 14 to 18 who are taking on today’s toughest financial and societal challenges. Sound like you?

Prudential Emerging Visionaries

November 4, 2021

Pittsfield High School Alumni Scholarships

PHS alums enrolled in or planning to pursue a post-secondary degree or training program are eligible to apply for a scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of Pittsfield High School and enrolled in good standing or accepted to their chosen educational program. Should only be submitted to: classof1954scholarship@gmail.com

November 30, 2021

Greenhouse Scholar Program

Graduating seniors planning on attending 4-year academic institutions with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above who demonstrate financial need and have great leadership skills can apply for this program. You can apply online. 

Greenhouse Scholars

November 5, 2021

Burger King Scholarship

High school seniors who wish to continue their education can apply for this scholarship. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and be able to demonstrate your involvement in the community, clubs, and your school.

Scholarship America

December 15, 2021

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

 "Graduating high school seniors can apply by submitting an essay describing how they exhibit courage in pursuing what’s possible, display strength in managing challenges, and share wisdom with others." Must plan to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college or university in the upcoming year.

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

December 17, 2021

Illinois Chemical Education Scholarship

Seniors who are seeking degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or teaching high school chemistry are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office, they ask for a variety of materials. Do not staple papers, please paperclip only.

February 28, 2022

Illinois Chemical Ecolab Scholarship

Seniors who are seeking degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or teaching high school chemistry are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office, they ask for a variety of materials. Do not staple papers, please paperclip only. Ecolab Scholarship is dedicated to water education and includes a different essay question. 

February 28, 2022

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship

Graduating seniors who can write an essay explaining the importance of community banking can apply. Applications are available to be picked up in the Guidance Office. 

February 3, 2022

IEC Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eight scholarships will be awarded to high school students who are the sons or daughters of an electric cooperative member who resides in Illinois and is receiving service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted. A ninth scholarship – the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship ­– will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an electric cooperative employee or director who resides in Illinois.

Applicants must be high school senior who is planning to enroll in a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school. 

IEC Memorial Scholarship Fund

December 31, 2021

Pike County Quail & Upland Management Association Scholarship

Seniors who are entering a 2 or 4-year program with an emphasis on agriculture or conservation can apply for this scholarship. The due date is January 26, 2022, to the Guidance Office. Paper applications are available to pick up in the Guidance Office.

January 26, 2022

DAR Scholarships

Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study, and/or financial need, or other restrictions on specific scholarships. Applications can be filled out through the attached link in the senior Google classroom by January 31st.

Open from November 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

HomeGrown Scholarship

Seniors pursuing 2 and 4-year degrees in agriculture and/or science can apply online for this scholarship at the link in your senior google classroom!

January 30, 2022

Department of Illinois Americanism Essay Contest

Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office

January 31, 2022

Odd Fellow - Rebekah Scholarship

Seniors who are Illinois residents and planning on attending college or vocational school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

February 23, 2022

ISCA $1,000 Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Scholarship can be used to support attendance to a 4-Year College/University, 2-Year College/University, Trade School, or Apprenticeship Program. The application link is listed in the senior Google Classroom. 

January 31, 2022

Baxter Memorial Scholarship

Seniors who will attend an ABET-accredited engineering or technical program at a four-year college or university are eligible to attend, applications are available in the Guidance Office.

February 25, 2022

Prairieland FS Scholarship

Seniors who are active in vocational classes or local agriculture groups and who have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply. If you wish, there is a link in the senior Google Classroom which allows you to fill it out online, print it, and then turn it into the GO.

March 18, 2022

Elk Lodge Physical or Occupational Therapy Majors Application

Full-time students currently enrolled in a physical therapy program or occupational therapy program who are intending to further their education in this same field can apply at this link http://illinoiselksccc.org/forms.html.

March 4, 2022 

Compeer Financial Scholarship

Seniors who will be attending a university, community, or technical college, who have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and who are involved in agricultural activities are eligible to apply. This must be filled out online through the pdf version and then printed and turned in to the GO. The link is in the Senior google classroom.

March 9th, 2022

Pike County Historical Society Scholarship

Seniors graduating who will be pursuing post-secondary training or education are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the GO.

February 28, 2022

Irvin Dean Franklin Scholarship

Any Pike County Senior or Pike County Graduate who will be continuing their education post-high school/currently are continuing their education post-high school are eligible to apply.

March 20, 2022 

General Federation of Women's Clubs Vocational Scholarship

Seniors who will be entering the trades or vocational schooling post-high school are eligible to apply.

March 11, 2022

General Federation of Women's Clubs Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship

Students who will be attending an Illinois College/University/Community College in Fall of 2022 and who will be either majoring or minoring in music are eligible to apply. Applications are in the GO.

March 11, 2022

General Federation of Women's Clubs Lorado Taft Art Scholarship

Students who will be attending an Illinois College/University/Community College in Fall of 2022 and who will be either majoring or minoring in the art are eligible to apply. Applications are in the GO.

March 11, 2022

General Federation of Women's Clubs Arthur Grant Smith Drama Scholarship

Students who will be attending an Illinois College/University/Community College in Fall of 2022 and who will be either majoring or minoring in drama are eligible to apply. Applications are in the GO.

March 11, 2022

We Grow Dreams Scholarship

Seniors who are looking to pursue a career in agriculture, conservation, real estate, or wildlife biology are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are available in the GO.

April 25, 2022

Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship

Seniors who will be enrolled as full-time students in a post-secondary institution during the 2022-2023 school year (not including summer sessions) are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

March 9, 2022

Horatio Alger Scholarship

This year, the scholarship committee has shifted its focus to juniors. Any juniors who are planning to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree after graduation and who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply. The link for the application is in the Junior google classroom.

March 15, 2022 


Wally Groom Ag Scholarship

Seniors pursuing an ag-related major in a two or four-year college/university/trade school/technical or vocational school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

March 24, 2022 

Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Scholarship

Catholic senior girls who show great leadership, faith, and service are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

March 28, 2022

ADI - Ag Drainage Scholarship

Seniors who are pursuing an agricultural-related field are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

April 7, 2022

Pikeland Public Schools Foundation Scholarship

Seniors or past graduates of Pittsfield High School are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

March 21, 2022

Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship

Senior girls or current college women who show financial need and who are set on continuing their education are eligible to apply. Applications in the GO.

February 22, 2022

Health Occupation Scholarship (John S. Teuscher)

 Those who plan on pursuing or who are currently pursuing health-related professions are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

March 25, 2022

Dr. James Post Graduate Degree Scholarship

Candidates for a Master's degree or higher in a health-related field of study are eligible to apply and must be from Pike County. Applications in GO.

March 25, 2022

Allan Seiler Wellness and Fitness Scholarship

Graduating seniors pursuing a career in fitness or a wellness-related field are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the GO.

March 25, 2022

Continuing Health Education Scholarship

Individuals already in college and pursuing a degree in a health field are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the GO. 

March 25, 2022

Health Workforce Retraining (John S. Teuscher)

Individuals already in the workforce in a health field who are wanting to go back to school for new training in a health field or to seek supplementary qualifications in a particular health field are eligible to apply. Applications in GO.

March 25, 2022

CNA Scholarship Application

Pike County residents who are seeking a CNA certification at JWCC are eligible to apply. Applications in the GO.

March 25, 2022

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant that may be pursuing training in a certified, trade, professional, or technical program, or a two-year or four-year degree program. Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion. Link in senior Google Classroom.

March 1, 2022 

Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

Eligible to apply if daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. The scholarship is for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board. Link in Senior google classroom.

March 1, 2022

1954 College, Vocational and Technical Scholarship

Seniors who plan to further their education are eligible to apply. Applications in the Guidance Office.

April 8, 2022

Barber Family Foundation Scholarship(s)

Applications are available online at the link in the senior Google classroom. Opportunity to earn up to $2,500.

March 19, 2022

JWCC Agriculture Scholarship

 This scholarship opportunity is for students planning on attending classes at the JWCC Ag Center.

March 4, 2022

Dolores Cox Nursing Scholarship

 Seniors who will be pursuing a nursing career and who exhibit Saukee pride, spirit, drive, and dedication are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the GO.

March 21, 2022

Tom Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Applications are available in the GO for any senior planning on continuing their education.

March 21, 2022

Lions Club Scholarship

Seniors involved in community service who best exemplify the qualities of the Pittsfield Lions club may apply. Applications are available in the GO.

March 25, 2022

Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships

Graduating seniors pursuing an education at a technical school, trade school, community college, college, or university can earn a $1,000 scholarship. An agricultural major is required for all schools. You may fill out the pdf form in google classroom and print or pick up a copy from the available ones in the guidance office.

March 8, 2022

Ty Rylander Agricultural Scholarship

 Seniors who are current FFA members and who have enrolled or been accepted at an approved college/university with an agricultural program are eligible to apply.

March 8, 2022

Pittsfield FFA Alumni Scholarship

  Pittsfield FFA senior members planning to continue their education at a college, university, or technical school are eligible to apply. Applications in GO.

March 8, 2022

Illini Community Hospital Scholarship

Seniors who will be pursuing studies in any health care field are eligible to apply.

March 24, 2022

Illinois Conservation Achievement Scholarship

Seniors who can provide examples of voluntary contributions to Illinois' natural resources throughout their high school enrollment and who are planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college/university are eligible to apply. Applications in GO.

February 22, 2022

Masonic Lodge #790

Seniors who plan on continuing their education after high school are eligible to apply for one of 2 - $1,000 scholarships. Applications in the GO.

April 5, 2022

Pittsfield Fire Dept. Scholarship

Seniors active in community service who will be majoring in protective services such as fire, law enforcement, EMS, or medical service fields are eligible to apply. You can also apply with any major if your parent is a member of the Pittsfield Fire Dept. Applications in GO.

March 24, 2022

Boys State

Boys who have completed their junior year of high school are eligible to attend boys state. This program lasts from June 11th – 17th, 2022, and allows you to gain experience with our three branches of government, as well as compete for $20,000 in scholarships. You will participate in sports and other activities such as broadcasting throughout the days of the program. Please contact the guidance office if interested. Information links are in the Junior and Senior google classrooms. 

Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State 81st Session is being planned for June 19 - 25, 2022 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State is a simulated government program using the Illinois government as a template. The program provides citizenship training for approximately 400 High School Junior girls. Please contact the guidance office if interested. Information links are in the Junior and Senior google classrooms.

Illinois Masonic Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships for various majors available on the link in the senior Google classroom.

March 1, 2022

Saukee Nation Scholarship

Seniors who are planning on continuing their education after high school are eligible. Applications in the GO.

April 7, 2022

1994 Rashelle Cox Memorial Scholarship

Seniors graduating with their class who best exemplify Saukee Pride, Spirit, Drive and Dedication are eligible to apply. Applications available in the GO

April 20, 2022

Music Boosters Scholarship

Seniors majoring in music are eligible to apply, no GPA necessary. Applications are in the GO.

April 1, 2022

Friends of Agriculture Scholarship

Seniors currently involved in FFA who best exemplify the qualities of FFA are eligible to apply. Applications available in the guidance office.

April 1, 2022

George and Thelma Woods Scholarship

Seniors of good moral and ethical character who show reasonable financial need are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance office.

April 13, 2022

Laurence and Ruth Hubbard Scholarship

Seniors who will be furthering their education through either an accredited college, a community college, a university, or a trade school and who show financial need are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance office.

April 13, 2022

Hack-Miller (Farmers State Bank)

Application is online and the link is in your senior google classroom. Any field of study can apply, application is due online.

April 18, 2022

Helen & Forrest Baughman (Farmers State Bank)

Application is online and the link is in your senior google classroom. Healthcare majors can apply, application is due online.

April 18, 2022

The Barnes Scholarship Fund (Farmers State Bank)

pplication is online and the link is in your senior google classroom. Any field of study but must have participated in band or chorus all four years of high school, application is due online.

April 18, 2022

The Earle Seaborn Scholarship Fund (Farmers State Bank)

Application is online and the link is in your senior google classroom. Any field of study, application is due online.

April 18, 2022

The Cox Scholarship Trust (Farmers State Bank)

Must attend a college or university supported by the State of Illinois. Application is online and the link is in your senior google classroom. Any field of study, application is due online

April 18, 2022

The Glen & Ada Schnepf Scholarship (Farmers State Bank)

Application is online and the link is in your senior google classroom. Any field of study can apply, application is due online

April 18, 2022

The Geneva McRill Scholarship Fund (Farmers State Bank)

Applicants must be planning to pursue a medical doctor degree, law degree, or ministerial degree.  Application is online and the link is in your senior google classroom. Application is due online

April 18, 2022

Pittsfield High School Achievement Scholarship

Graduating Pittsfield High School Seniors who are planning on attending college in any field of study can apply. Applications are available in the GO.

April 11th. 2022

Pike County Achievement Scholarship

Graduating Pike County Seniors who are planning on attending college in any field of study can apply. Applications are available in the GO.

April 11th. 2022

Rotary Scholarship

Graduating seniors pursuing any field are eligible to apply. Applications are in the GO, application answers must be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

May 6th, 2022

2022 LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Lineworker’s Scholarship Application

Please see your senior google classroom to see if you are eligible. Application is online per link in the senior google classroom

April 30th, 2022

Western Illinois Tractor Club Scholarship

 Graduating seniors who will be attending either a tech school, junior college, college, or university in the fall of 2022 can apply. Applicants must use this scholarship towards an Agriculture related degree. Applications in the GO.

May 5th, 2022

UTTA Scholarship

Seniors who have at least a "B" average are eligible to apply. Applications are in the GO.

April 12th, 2022

J.L. Wade Foundation Scholarship

Seniors who are pursuing degrees to promote the study of nature and the preservation of the environment (Ag) are eligible to apply. Applicants must be accepted to attend an undergraduate college or university for the fall semester of 2022 and have a permanent residence in Pike, Calhoun, Scott, Greene, or Adams county.

May 6, 2022

Florence Penstone

Senior girls who will be future educators and teachers are eligible to apply. Applications are in the Guidance Office.

May 4, 2022

Crime Stoppers Scholarship

Seniors majoring in law enforcement and/or criminal justice are eligible to apply.  Applications are available in the GO.

May 13, 2022

Class of 1954 PHS Alumni Scholarship

PHS alums enrolled in or planning to pursue a post-secondary degree or training program are eligible to apply for a scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of Pittsfield High School and enrolled in good standing or accepted to their chosen educational program. Applications may be requested from classof1954scholarship@gmail.com or picked up from the GO. 

June 15, 2022

(June 13th if turning in to the GO.)