Scholarships 2019/2020

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

Scholarship Information Deadline
Coca-Cola Scholarship http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

October 31
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
Horatio Alger Association
To be considered eligible for this scholarship, one must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
Demonstrate critical financial need
Seniors must have a 3.0 GPA
October 21
Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship$1000 scholarship available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations.April 27
The Entrepreneurial Scholarship $1000 scholarship available to a student enrolled as a Business major who may one day be an entrepreneur and start their own business
April 27
Timberline Billing Services ScholarshipStudent must have either an active IEP or had an IEP anytime during their Secondary school years. This is not a financial needs-based scholarship. Please visit the GO for application
January 15
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
for students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.- To access the application, visit spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit  
November 5
2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars-General Component
for students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. To access the application, visit https://www.isbe.net/Documents/88-01A-B.pdf
October 4
2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Program
for students who demonstrate excellence in career and technical education(CTE). They must participate in FFA. To access the application, please visit https://www.isbe.net/Documents/2020US-Pres-Scholars-CTE.pdf
October 4
AES Scholarship

-for seniors that is awarded on the basis of character. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
October 6
Heisman High School Scholarship
senior athlete with strong capabilities not only on the field, but in school as well. Visit heismanscholarship.com
October 22
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Annual Scholarship
essay writing scholarship for seniors.
January 27
JWCC Foundation Scholarship 
For the senior who will be enrolling in JWCC for the Fall, 2019. Visit https://www.jwcc.edu/financial-aid/jwcc-scholarships/ for more information.
March 1
TEACH Outdoors Scholarship
for a Senior who plans to attend any college/university after graduation.Joyce Betz Memorial Scholarship-for a Senior with 4-H experience planning to attend any college/university after graduation
December 20
Better Business Bureau Scholarship
for a 2021 graduate. For student who demonstrates through leadership, community service overall personal integrity and academic history. Apply online at bbb.org/stlouis/student-of-ethics-awards
May 29
JWCC Presidential Scholarship

applicants must apply for admission at JWCC and submit their HS transcripts by February 14th.


January 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
November 22
PDRA (Paint and Decorating Retailers Association) Scholarship
 Carolyn at Casteel's would like to encourage students in the area to apply for this scholarship. Applicants need to write an essay explaining their commitment to education and to volunteer work. Have it signed by Carolyn or by any PDRA member. Learn more at pdra.org/scholarhsip
March 2, 2020
Pittsfield High School Alumni Scholarship PHS alums enrolled in or planning to pursue a post-secondary degree or training program are eligible to apply for a scholarship. It is hoped that such an award will help the recipient either jump-start or finish a program of study. To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of Pittsfield High School and enrolled in good standing or accepted to their chosen educational program. Should be submitted to: 1) classof1954scholarship@gmail.com (scanned copies welcomed) or PHS Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund, PO Box 205, Pittsfield, IL 62363.
Friday, December 13, 2019
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 16th
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.
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 16th
AXA Achievement Scholarship
For the senior who plans to enroll in any 2 or 4 year college after graduation. Apply online at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
December 15th
Burger King Scholars Program
For the senior or student who has graduated within the past 3 years from high school. Academics , leadership, community service, athletics, school activities, and work experience are all determining factors. Online applications are at https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/
December 15th
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. Apply online at http://www.helenahomegrown.com/
January 31st
Mattress Advisor's Sleep Science Scholarships
Information in GO or visit

Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship

For the senior or current college student who has been active in community service and leadership activities. Financial need is a determining factor. February 21
POET Never Satisfied Scholarships 

This is open to students enrolled for Fall Semester 2020 in any two- or four-year post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA. Recieve up to $5,000 each, and will have the opportunity to visit the POET Sioux Falls campus during the school year. Visit https://poet.com/scholarship for more information. February 14 @ 11:59PM CST
Compeer Financial Offers Scholarships
Each recipient will receive $1500 for educational tuition expenses. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, agriculture and community organization involvement and essays. Please visit compeer.com
March 16th
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 Vocational Scholarship
For the senor, college student, or adult who will be attending a junior college or vo-tech program after graduation.
February 15th
Illinois Federation of Women's Clube 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 Arthur Grant Smith DRAMA Scholarship
for the senior, college student or adult who will be pursuing a drama major/minor.
February 15th
Illinois Federation of Women's Club MUSIC Scholarship
For the senior, college student or adult who will be pursuing a music major/minor.
February 15th
Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation Scholarship
For the Lutheran male who will be attending a 4-year college/university after graduation.
February 15th
Springfield Diocesan Council for Catholic Women
For the senior female who exemplify SDCCW's mission, values of leadership, faith and service.
March 30th
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 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 Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship
For the senior who is a child or grandchild of a betrean 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 or a deceased father or mother who served in the military after September 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged.
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
2020 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 Historical Society Scholarship
For the senior is willing to write a historical essay on an aspect person, place, or event that happened in Pike County. Stop by the GO for this application.
March 15th
Illinois Sheriffs' AssociationFor 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
2020 Department of Illinois Americanism Essay ContestThe purpose is to aid the schools of Illinois in teaching of Americanism and Good Citizenship. This is available to students 9-12 grade. February 7th
2020 Youth Cadet Law Enforcement AcademyThe primary purpose of the Youth Police Program is to stablish an inter-personal relationship between the youth of our State and Law Enforcement Officers. Available for males and females ages 15-17. May 30th
2020 Baxter Memorial Scholarship-Western Chapter ISPE
For the senior student who will be pursuing an engineering degree after high school. February 28th
We Grow Dreams ScholarshipFor 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. April 30th
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois Edna Mae Unfer Nurses ScholarshipApplicants (female) 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 10th
Mildred R. Knoles ScholarshipApplicants (female) for this award shall be Veterans, children, grandchildren or great grandchildren 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 15th
ADA Muckleston Memorial ScholarshipFor the graduating high school senior (female) 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 15th
American Legion Auxiliary Illinois Scholarship for Junior MembersApplicants for this award shall be/have been Junior members of the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary; said Junior to have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years and must now hold a membership card for the year 2020. Junior members may be daughters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, or sisters of the veteran. March 15th