Welcome to our scholarship page Steelmen! If you are here, it means you care about your future and your education, and that says a lot about you. Congratulations on taking this initiative, we admire you for that!
With that said, here is some great scholarship advise gathered from scholarship experts. First, READ READ READ! Make sure you are reading the scholarship eligibility criteria very carefully! You don’t want to waste time and effort applying for scholarship you do not qualify for.
You should also know that there are some great websites that will do the searching for you! These websites have you create a profile where they'll ask some questions about yourself and then match you with scholarships you could qualify for based on how you answered those questions. Some great websites we recommend are:
Another piece of advice when applying to scholarships is to know what kind of scholarship you’re applying for. There are national scholarships, state scholarships and local scholarships. Remember that the broader the criteria the more people there will be to compete against, which can lower your chances of winning it. Scholarships with narrower criteria, lower the amount of applicants and could potentially give you better odds of winning.
You should also keep in mind that the more scholarships you apply to the better the odds are that you’ll win one. Statistics show that students typically win 1 out of every 10 scholarships they apply for so get to it Steelmen!
10 Words or Less Scholarship
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2018. Applicant must share in 10 words or less why they deserve the scholarship.
Education Matters Scholarship
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.
Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time high school seniors currently enrolled at a high school in a community serviced or approved by Comcast. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.8 and student must demonstrate leadership in school activities or work experiences. Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor
Forrest Park Alumni Scholarship
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Student must be a minority, have a 2.2 GPA or higher, graduate from a Joliet area high school in the Spring (2018), be accepted to a post-secondary school/training program and must show financial need. Please see Ms. Cardenas in room 279 for the paper application.
Amount: up to $5000.00
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: Applicant must be High school student. Student must submit an essay of between 800-1200 words, dealing with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with American Revolution, The Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. For more information click link above or see Mrs Isom in room 284
(See link on the top right for additional scholarships)