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Scholarships 2018/2019

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

Scholarship Information Deadline
American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Students eligible are 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th graders with application deadline May 1, 2019. Students apply at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org and use "invitation code": M6206. Please note that Mrs. Westbrook wants each student to understand that you do not have to pay and should not pay within this site for what they're offering. Scholarships shouldn't ever be a "pay to play" advantage for our students. May 1st
Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship A Non-profit organization that provides college scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and allies in Illinois' downstate counties. September 16
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Seniors may apply at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply. Criteria for application is student must have the capacity to lead and serve, as well as a commitment to making a significant impact on their school and community. October 1st
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking For the senior who plans to further their education after graduation. This scholarship is to further the understanding of the vital role that community banks play in our economy and to financially assist seniors to reach their career goals. February 6th
Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship For the senior who is the son or daughter of an Illinois Electric Co-op employee or director. Online application is at www.e-co-op.com. December 31st
LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship For the senior who will attend LLCC lineworker's school. Online application is at www.e-co-op.com. April 30th
Illinois Electric Cooperative Scholarship For the senior who is the son or daughter of IEC member receiving services from the co-op. Online application is at www.e-co-op.com. December 31st
Greenhouse Scholars For the student who demonstrates leadership within their community. Greenhouse scholars impact the next generation to make a difference in their families, their communities and across the world. Apply at www.greenhousescholars.org/apply.
ACT College & Career Readiness Champions For the senior who has overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions. Must have a minimum ACT of 22 on a single test date or a Gold ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate. Applications are at www.act.org/readinesschampions October 31st
PHS Class of '54 Alumni Scholarship For the PHS grad who is enrolled or enrolling for the Spring, 2019 in any institution of higher learning. Emails may be sent to classof1954scholarship@gmail.com or application may be picked up in the PHS guidance office. November 30th 
JWCC Trail Blazer Scholarship For the senior who will be enrolling in JWCC for the Fall, 2019. Based on academics & leadership. March 1st 
Pike County Quail & Upland Management Association Scholarship For the Pike County senior who will be entering a 2 or 4-year program after graduation pursuing a degree in Agriculture or Conservation. February 1st
AXA Achievement Scholarship For the senior who plans to enroll in any 2 or 4 year college after graduation. Apply online at https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/register.php December 14th
Burger King Scholars Program For the senior or a student who has graduated within the past 3 years from high school. Academics, leadership, community service, athletics, school activities & work experience are all determining factors. Online applications are at https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/register.php December 15th
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran's Scholarship For the veteran who is or will be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year school or vocational/technical school. March 1st 
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship For the high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a veteran or an active-duty soldier. March 1st
Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship For the senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program or student who is already in an approved school of nursing. Academics, character, interest and activity record and financial need are all determining factors. March 1st
Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarship For the senior who is participating in ROTC programming and is the child or grandchild of a veteran or active-duty soldier. March 1st
Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship For the senior who be attending a pre-approved trade school program. Must be a child or grandchild of a veteran or active-duty soldier. March 1st
Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship   For the senior who is a child or grandchild of a veteran who served after September 5, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged or who is currently serving in the military. March 1st
Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship For the senior who is the child of a deceased father or mother who served in the military after September 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged. March 1st
Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation Scholarship For the Lutheran male who will be attending a 4-year college/university after graduation. February 16th
The Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship For the graduating senior who will pursue a 2 or 4-year degree in an agriculture and/or science major. This scholarship is to encourage the next generation of Ag professionals who wish to improve the Ag industry. January 31st
Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship For the senior or current college student who has been active in community service & leadership activities. Financial need is also a determining factor. March 1st
Professional Athletes Foundation For the senior athlete who will be attending a 2 or 4-year college that does not award any athletic scholarships. Determining factors are: career goals, nomination by coach, academic achievement, potential for success, leadership & character. February 1st
Pittsfield FFA Alumni Scholarship For the PHS senior who is a current FFA member and will be attending any type of education after graduation. March 1st
Illinois Federation of Women's Club Cultural Exchange Scholarship For the senior, college student, or adult who will be participating in an international cultural exchange/study abroad program through an Illinois college or university. February 15th
Illinois Federation of Women's Club Lorado Taft Art Scholarship For the senior, college student or adult who will be majoring/minoring in art in college. February 15th
Illinois Federation of Women's Club Native American Scholarship For the senior, college student or adult who is a Native American student who is pursuing a degree at any Illinois college, university or tech school after graduation. February 15th
Illinois Federation of Women's Club Vocational Scholarship For the senior, college student or adult who will be attending a junior college or vo-tech program after graduation. February 15th
Illinois Federation of Women's Club Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship For the senior, college student or adult who will be pursuing a degree in a conservation-related area. February 15th
Illinois Federation of Women's Club Performing Arts Scholarship For the senior, college student or adult who will be pursuing a performing arts degree in the Fall 2019. February 15th
SDCCW Female High School Senior Leadership Scholarship Document March 30th
IRVIN DEAN FRANKLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
For the Pike County senior or current college student who will be continuing their education in the Fall of 2019. Student may be pursuing any career field at any college. March 25th
2019 BAXTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Western Chapter ISPE
For the senior student who will be pursuing an engineering degree after high school.
February 25th
UTTA Scholarship  For the senior who currently has a “B” average and will be pursuing a degree after high school.
April 1st
TOM JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP For the well-rounded senior at PHS March 25th
2019 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.
March 25th
ILLINOIS SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION
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 8th
THE FLORENCE PENSTONE GARSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
For the PHS senior female who will be pursuing an education or education-related degree. March 22nd
CRIME STOPPERS OF PIKE COUNTY
For the senior who will be pursuing a career in Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice. March 25th
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. March 22nd
Illinois Masonic Scholarships For the senior or college student who is pursuing a college degree. May be pursuing any degree. March 22nd
SCHOLARS HELPING COLLARS SCHOLARSHIP For the student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue
animal or animal welfare cause in general.
February 28th
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.
February 22nd
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 25th
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 25th
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 a 4.0 or higher to apply.
March 25th
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 13th
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 13th
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.
February 23rd
McDONALD’S SCHOLARSHIP For the senior graduating from Pittsfield High School and is employed part time during the school year
by an individual, family member or business. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
March 25th
THE GEORGE & THELMA WOODS EDUCATIONAL FUND For the graduate of a Pike County High School & a senior at the time of application. Must be of good
moral & ethical character with an academic record sufficient to indicate probable success in a college
program. Also, a reasonable need for financial assistance to enroll in a higher education program is
necessary.
March 26th
THE LAURENCE & RUTH HUBBARD SCHOLARSHIP For the graduate of a Pike County High School & a senior at the time of application. Must be of good
moral & ethical character with an academic record sufficient to indicate probable success in a college
program with a 3.5 or better GPA. The applicant must show a reasonable need for financial assistance
to enroll in a higher education program.
March 26th
LaVERN & NOLA McENTIRE LINEWORKER’S SCHOLARSHIP For the senior who will be attending lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of IEC in
conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College.
April 23rd
ILLINOIS AMVETS SCHOLARSHIP For the senior who is a child or grandchild of a veteran. Several scholarships are involved within this
application.
February 22nd
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 20th
WORK ETHIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM For the student who is willing to learn a trade in demand: plumbers, electricians, welders, and all
skilled workers who make civilized life possible. Additional information is available in the guidance
office and online: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
March 21st
PITTSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1954 SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FOR PHS ALUMNI For PHS alums who plan to take summer classes that apply as credit toward their program of
study/degree are eligible to apply for scholarships ranging from $500-$1000 to be used during the 2019
summer session. Eligibility criteria require that applicants be PHS graduates and presently enrolled and
in good standing at institutions of higher education. Multiple awards may be made
March 25th
PITTSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1954 COLLEGE & VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP For PHS Seniors who plan to attend 4-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and
vocational/technical schools are eligible to apply. College scholarships are renewable for 4 years at
$5,000/year. Community college and vocational scholarships will be one time awards of $5,000 and
may be used toward any course of study, including health/dental careers; building, mechanical, and
automotive trades; cosmetology, mortuary science, etc.
March 25th
KATHRYN G. HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP For the Illinois high school senior planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation.
Must have a strong commitment to pursuing a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or
business-related field within Illinois with preference given to attendance at the University of Illinois.
Must also be involved in co-curricular & Community activities, demonstrate academic achievement, a
resident of Illinois, a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
ILLINOIS LABORERS’ TRAINING PROGRAM The Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program application period is now open. Program
information including basic qualifications and entry process is available in the guidance office.
JOHN S. TEUSCHER CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP For the Pike County student who is already in college and continues to further their education. March 25th
JOHN S. TEUSCHER HEALTH OCCUPATION SCHOLARSHIP For the Pike County senior who will be pursuing a degree in any health occupation area. March 25th
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.
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, 2019. 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.
April 24th
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 22nd
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 22nd
ALLAN A. SEILER WELLNESS & FITNESS SCHOLARSHIP For the Pike County senior who will be pursuing a career in the Wellness & Fitness area. March 25th
JWCC Agriculture Scholarship For any Pike County senior attending JWCC majoring in agriculture. March 4th
American Legion Scholarships Information in Guidance Office March 4th
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. This can be used for summer or fall
CNA classes.
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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.
March 1st
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF ILLINOIS Applicant must be working towards a degree in Education with emphasis on the subjects required for
teaching mentally or physically challenged children. Applicants must be a sophomore or junior in
college, in the upper half of the class, in need of financial assistance and a resident of Illinois. Also,
applicants must have an American Legion Auxiliary Unit as their sponsor.
March 8th
MILDRED R. KNOLES SCHOLARSHIP Applicants for this award shall be Veterans, children or grandchildren or great-grand children of veterans
who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.
Applicants must be presently attending college and have an endorsement from an American Legion
Auxiliary Unit.
March 8th
GEORGE & HAZEL BARBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP For the senior who has an ACT of 22 or higher (SAT should be 1120 or higher). Academics, character,
and financial need are requirements.
March 22nd
ADA MUCKLESTONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP For the graduating high school senior who is a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild or veterans who
served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.
March 8th
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF ILLINOIS APPLICATION FOR NURSES SCHOLARSHIP Applicants must be seeking a career in nursing and currently accepted into an accredited nursing
program or enrolled in classes required for the nursing program.
April 5th
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.
March 25th
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.
March 25th
AG DRAINAGE INC. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM For the graduating senior who has demonstrated an interest in agriculture or related fields. April 19th
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 25th
PIKELAND MUSIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP For the PHS senior who will be majoring in music. April 4th
Western Illinois Tractor Club Scholarship Program Senior students must reside in Pike County and attend a technical school, junior college, college or
university in the fall of 2019 to be eligible.
May 1st
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 8th
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 8th
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 8th
SCHNEPF SCHOLARSHIP TRUST For the PHS senior or Pleasant Hill senior planning to attend
the University of Illinois or any state college or university supported by the state of Illinois.
Any field of study can be pursued.
April 8th
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 8th
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 8th
COX SCHOLARSHIP TRUST For the PHS senior or Pleasant Hill senior planning to attend the
University of Illinois or any state college or university supported by the State of Illinois. Any
field of study can be pursued.
April 8th
HELEN & FORREST BAUGHMAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP FUND 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.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY RED CROSS SCHOLARSHIP For the senior who has recently participated in
the February 28th 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 8th
PRAIRIELAND FS GROWING OUR FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must be active or seeking
membership in local agriculture groups or vocational classes, including membership in his/her local FFA
chapter or 4-H. Must be at least a high school senior or already enrolled in a college and must have
maintained a satisfactory grade point on at least 3.0 of a 4 point scale.
April 12th
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 2019 that will lead to employment. Must
demonstrate financial need. Online applications are at application.horatioalger.org
June 15th
DOLORES COX NURSING SCHOLARSHIP For the Pittsfield High School Senior who best exemplifies Saukee Pride, Spirit, Drive, and Dedication April 8th
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIORS Student of Ethics Award Program recognizes high school students who personify high ethics
demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.
May 24th
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP 2019
For the senior who was invited to attend the Rotary Luncheon this year. April 26th