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October 2016 – Part 2

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship –
Any high school senior can apply and will be judged based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Go to www.enf.elks.org/mvs to apply.
Deadline: November 30, 2016

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award –
Are you a young entrepreneur and a graduating high school senior?  Do you operate your own small business?  Go to www.nfib.com/yea for more information on this scholarship opportunity.
Deadline: December 18, 2016

Greenhouse Scholars –
A program for low income students who are academically driven, exceptional leaders, and compelled to help their communities.  Go to http://greenhousescholars.org/our-scholars/become-a-scholar/ to learn more and apply.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Out of State:
Minnesota: The College of St. Scholastica – Several scholarships are offered to first-year undergraduate students.  Go to www.css.edu/freshmanscholarships for more information. 

October 2016

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship –
Eligible students must be seniors who are able to write an essay explaining an understanding of what a community bank is and its role in the local economy.  See your counselor for an application and a list of participating banks.
Deadline:  Received at the Foundation Headquarters by 5p.m. on February 1, 2017

Great Clips, The Great Scholarship Program –
Eligible students must me high school seniors or current cosmetology students interested in pursuing a cosmetology career.  Go to www.GreatClipsCareers.com/scholarships for more information and to apply.
Deadline:  October 31, 2016

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program –
Students must be a U.S. Citizen, have a minimum ACT of 25 or SAT of 1200, plan to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering, and a minimum 3.0.  Go to www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa  to apply.
Deadline: October 31, 2016

University of St. Francis, Multicultural Education Recruitment in Teaching Scholarship –
Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen; be a student of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American or Native American origin; be a graduate of JTHS District 204; have an ACT composite score of at least 20; have a GPA of 3.0; be admitted to USF as a full-time, first term, freshman student; commit to teaching in JTHS District 204 or Joliet Elementary School District for 5 years; and express financial need as demonstrated by completing the FAFSA.  See your counselor for an application.
Deadline:  February 1, 2017 for the ‘17-’18 academic year

WACE National CO-OP Scholarship Application 2016-2017 –
Students applying to certain schools can apply (Clarkston University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University, Merrimack College, R.I.T., State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.  They must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Go to www.waceinc.org to apply.
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Out of State:

Central Michigan University – https://go.cmich.edu/tuitionandaid/undergraduate/pages/scholarships.aspx

Northern Michigan University –


September 2016 - part 2

Hispanic Heritage Foundation –
Eligible seniors must graduate in the Spring of 2017, plan to enroll in a college in the fall of 2017, identify as Hispanic/Latino, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, attend regional ceremony in your region, and be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident/qualify under DACA. For more information and to apply, go to
Deadline: October 2, 2016

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program –
Applicants must demonstrate initiative in a leadership; effort in volunteering; and impact the individual involved and personal growth.  Students who have volunteered over the past year are encouraged to fill out an application at https://spirit.prudential.com/.
Deadline:  November 8, 2016

Out of State:
Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity -  All incoming first-year students are eligible to apply for the prize, which will be awarded to the student whose work of credited written expression is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Broadway’s Hamilton.  The recipient must be accepted to and enroll full-time at Wesleyan University for the 2017-2018 school year.  Go to www.wesleyan.edu/admission to apply.
Deadline:  Must be received on or before January 1, 2017

North Carolina –
 Davidson College Bryan Scholars – Eligible students must present outstanding academic records, are strong leaders both in the classroom and in their sport and are impact players at the NCAA Division I level in one of the eighteen eligible sports.  For more information go to www.davidson.edu/Bryan
Deadline:  See your counselor by September 21, 2016 to be nominated

Missouri –
 University of Missouri Nonresident Scholarships -  Go to www.scholarships.missouri.edu for instructions and additional information about the available scholarships. 
Deadline:  December 15, 2016

September 2016

Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Program –
Eligible students must be high school seniors who must have the following qualities:  dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  The scholarship contest consists of a personal statement and an essay.  Please see Mrs. Fredrickson or Mrs. Austin if you would like to be considered a candidate. 
Deadline:  September 20, 2016

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. –
Eligible students must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the U.S. with plans to enter college in the U.S. no later than the fall following graduation; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the U.S.; demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); involvement in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0; and be a U.S. citizen.
Go to scholars.horatioalger.org for more information and to apply.
Deadline:  October 25, 2016

Rhea of Hope Foundation Scholarship –
Eligible students must be seniors.  There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available for students.
Go to www.rheaofhopefoundation.org for more information and to apply. 
Deadline: September 1, 2016 (this was e-mailed to seniors on 6/13/2016)

Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship –
Eligible seniors must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better; participate in at least one of the 43 sports listed on the website; and be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman. Go to https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/ for more information and to apply.
Deadline:  Phase 1 of the application must be completed and submitted by 3p.m. Pacific time on         October 3, 2016

Will County TUFF Hunters Scholarship –
Eligible students must meet all of the following criteria listed in the application.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is furthering his or her education by attending college, a university or a trade school.  See your counselor for an application.
Deadline:  Postmarked by February 1, 2017


Out of State:

Washington University in St. Louis, Danforth Scholars Program -
Eligible students must exhibit a capacity for service and leadership, as well as academic excellence, and who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum.
Students planning to attend Washington University in St. Louis should see the counselor to be nominated.
Deadline:  November 15, 2016


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