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October 2017

American Musical and Dramatic Academy –
Scholarships are awarded based on talent, merit, academic excellence and financial need.  All accepted students are eligible to apply for AMDA scholarships.  Go to https://www.amda.edu/scholarships-financial-aid for more information.
Deadline:  Rolling

Breen Goril Law Scholarship Contest –
Eligible students must be a current high school senior; be a U.S. citizen and resident of Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will or Kane Counties in Illinois, expect to receive their high school diploma in 2018; and submit an essay of 1,000 words or less on the specified topic. To apply and for more information, go to http://www.breengoril.com/scholarship-contest.
Deadline:  Received via e-mail by December 20, 2017

Forest Park Alumni Scholarship Fund –
Eligible students must be a minority; have a 2.2 grade point average or higher; graduating Joliet Area High School Senior; accepted to a post-secondary school/training program; and demonstrate financial need. See your counselor for an application.
Deadline:  Postmarked by March 31, 2018

Jack Cook Kent Foundation Scholarship –
Eligible students must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018; intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in the fall 2018; earns a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; receive standardized test scores in the top 15%, SAT combined score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above; and demonstrate significant unmet financial need.   Go to http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/how-to-apply/ for more information and to apply.
Deadline:  All application materials are due by noon ET on November 14, 2017

WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program –
Eligible seniors must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scare and apply for the 2018-2019 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed on the website.
Go to http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html for more information and to apply.
Deadline:  Postmarked by February 15, 2018

Out of State:
Assumption College, Worcester, MA- Light the Way Scholarship –
Students planning to attend Assumption College in the fall of 2018; have helped people in need through community service; worked on an innovation to improve society; and actively volunteer to heal the planet.  Go to www.assumption.edu/lighttheway for more information and to apply
Deadline:  December 15, 2017

Boston University –
Students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills are encouraged to apply for Boston University’s merit-based scholarships, the Trustee and Presidential Scholarships.  To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.
Deadline:  December 1, 2017

Concordia College, Alabama –
Scholarships are available at http://www.ccal.edu/admissions/scholarships/
Deadline:  March 5, 2018

September 2017

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund –
Eligible students must be a high school senior; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and have a minimum ACT Composite score of 22 or SAT Composite score of 1,100.  Go to https://www.brucefishkinscholarshipfund.com/ for more information and to apply.
Deadline:  October 15, 2017

Daughters of the American Revolution –
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.  See Mrs. Jacquet or Mrs. Austin if you would like to be considered a candidate.
Deadline:  October 11, 2017

Morrison Institute of Technology, Counselor’s Choice Scholarship –
Eligible students must plan to attend Morrison Tech in the 2018 – 2019 school year.  See your counselor if you would like to be considered a nominee.
Deadline:  February 1, 2018

Salute to Academic Achievement Student Nomination Scholarship –
Eligible seniors must plan to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; must be an underrepresented minority with a SAT score of 1160 +; rank in the top 25% of their class; has a 3.0 or higher GPA. See your counselor by September 20, 2017 to be nominated.
Deadline:  September 24, 2017

VFW, Scout of the Year Program –
Eligible students must be the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award; be a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship at the time the award was received; have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, scouting and community.  See your counselor for an application.
Deadline:  Received at the VFW Post by March 1, 2018 (VFW Post #2199 – 124 Stone City Drive in Joliet)

VFW, Voice of Democracy –
The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12; enrolled in a public, private, or parochial high school or home study program in the U.S.; students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence and intends to become a U.S. citizen. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on the annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is, American History:  Our Hope for the Future.  Students must record an essay on audio CD or flash drive.  See your counselor for an application.
Deadline:  In the hands of the VFW Post by Midnight, Oct. 31, 2017 (VFW Post #2199 – 124 Stone City Drive in Joliet or Post #367 – 826 Horseshoe Drive in Joliet)

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards –
Eligible students must be in grades 9,10,11 or 12; attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary; and be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work and uniqueness.  See your counselor for an application.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018 (VFW Post #367 – 826 Horseshoe Drive in Joliet)

Out of State:
Boston University – Trustee Scholarship Competition
For more information and to apply, go to www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee  
Deadline:  December 1, 2017

University of Dayton –
Leadership in Service Scholarship-
Eligible students must plan to attend the University of Dayton; have an innate desire for personal development; and are committed to service within their school, church or community. 
Deadline:  See your counselor by October 25, 2017 to be considered a nominee.

To view available scholarships for the University of Dayton, go to https://www.udayton.edu/fss/financialaid/undergrad/types_of_aid/scholarships.php

August 2017

Elks National Foundation: Most Valuable Student Scholarship –
Any high school senior who is a US Citizen may apply.  Applications are judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Go to www.enf.elks.org/mvs to apply.  The application period begins September 1, 2017
Deadline: November 27, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Award –
The HHF would like to recognize students for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their focus in various educational categories.  Eligible students must be graduating in the Spring 2018; have an un-weighted GPA of 3.0; be of Hispanic Heritage; plan to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after high school graduation; and be a permanent resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen.  For more information and to apply, go to http://hhfyouthawards.com/2017/forms/login.php
Deadline:  October 2, 2017

Horatio Alger Scholarship –
Eligible students must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the U.S. with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in the U.S.; demonstrate critical financial need; be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; hold 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, 2017

Illinois State Board of Education Hearst Scholarship –
Eligible students must demonstrate the following qualities: leadership ability; high scholastic standing and other demonstrated abilities; clear speech and written communication; logical thought; and community involvement.  Go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx for an application.
Deadline:  4p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017

QuestBridge Scholarships through National College Match –
Eligible students must be high school seniors who are in the top 5 – 10% of their class; score >1310 on the SAT or >28 on the ACT; may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch; and may be part of the first generation in their family to attend college.
Go to www.questbridge.org for more information and to apply.
Deadline:  September 27, 2017

Rhea of Hope Foundation, Inc Scholarships –
Four separate scholarships have been designed to address the financial needs of deserving students seeking educational, cultural, and/or career growth and development.
Go to http://www.rheaofhopefoundation.org/scholarship.html for scholarship information and online application. 
Deadline:  Submitted by 11:59 P.M., September 1, 2017

TEACH Outdoors, Inc. Scholarship –
Eligible students must be seniors; applying for enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school; must reside in and be enrolled in a high school located in Illinois; have a current minimum GPA of 3.0 and provide documentation.  See your counselor for an application.
Deadline:  Postmarked by January 26, 2018

Wendy’s High School Heisman –
Eligible seniors must have maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, is a leader in the community and role model in school.
Go to https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/ to complete an application.
Deadline:  Submitted by 3 p.m.PT/6p.m. ET on October 2, 2017

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