J.T.H.S. WEST SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN
Eastern Illinois University –
Students planning to attend EIU should visit the scholarship website at www.eiu.edu/scholarships for scholarship opportunities.
Familias Unidas Por La Educacion, Vargas Scholarship –
Eligible students must be of Hispanic/Latino descent, have graduated from a Will County High School, attend a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution, have and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have a 21 or higher ACT score, and be a first-generation college student. Go to https://goo.gl/PZvOio for more information and to apply.
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Golden Apple Scholarship –
Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACAmented student) and resident of Illinois, graduate high school in 2017, complete an online application, have a 2.5 GPA and an ACT composite score of 22 or highs. See your counselor to be nominated.
Go to http://www.goldenapple.org/ for more information.
Deadline: January 1, 2017
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation –
20 scholarships available. Go to www.ilamvets.org (http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx) for additional information and more information from their subsidiaries (Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks).
The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Program –
Eligible students must be a citizen of the United States or proof of naturalization, a resident of Illinois, provide proof of financial need, and have at least a “C” grade average. Go to www.ioof-il.org to learn more and apply.
Deadline: Postmarked by February 28, 2017
JASSAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Academic Scholarship - Eligible students of color (minority) can apply if they attend high school in a "604" zip code and have a 2.75/4.0 GPA. Students will need to complete an application and personal statement as well as submit letters of recommendation, transcript(s), test scores, and a copy of college acceptance letter. Go to www.jassacdeltas.org to apply.
Deadline: Received on or before March 15, 2017
Leopold Education Project Scholarship Program –
Eligible students must be a resident of Will County; be a high school senior; planning to enroll in a fulltime course of study at an accredited 2 or 4-year community college, college or university in a natural resource field; and have a 3.0 GPA. See your counselor for an application.
Deadline: Received by February 15, 2017
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. –
Eligible students must be a college bound high school senior at the time of filling out the application, have a 2.5 or higher grade point average, be attending college for the first time in the fall of 2017, be enrolled in either a two or four year accredited educational institution, and agree to use the scholarship funds awarded only at an accredited institution. See your counselor for an application.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Will County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship –
Eligible students parents or legal guardians must be Will County Farm Bureau members in good, students can plan to be attending any accredited college to study any major. For more information and to apply go to http://www.willcfb.com/committees/foundation.html.
Deadline: Received by March 1, 2017
Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation Education Scholarship –
Eligible students must live within the boundaries of the District; be a high school senior; must attend an accredited college; have interest in environmental science, horticulture, wildlife, soil, water and other natural resources. Go to www.will-scookswcd.org for more information and to apply.
Deadline: Received by February 1, 2017
Out of State:
Indiana State University: Networks Financial Institute four year Renewable Scholarship –
Eligible students must be attending Indiana State University and have the potential to be a corporate leader in the financial services industry. In addition, they must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, 23 ACT, and be in the top 15% of their graduating class. Go to www.indiana.edu/apply to apply.
Deadline: December 15, 2016 (must also have applied to Indiana State University by December 1, 2016)
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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.
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 –
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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
University of Missouri Nonresident Scholarships - Go to www.scholarships.missouri.edu for instructions and additional information about the available scholarships.
Deadline: December 15, 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