J.T.H.S. WEST SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship –
Eligible high school seniors must be entering a program in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture or business. Students will be selected on the basis of academic performance, faulty recommendation, extracurricular activities, employment experience and a demonstrated interest in a productive career. Go to http://www.crca.org/crca_scholarship/index.htm for more information and to apply.
Deadline: March 2, 2018
Community Services of Will County, Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission –
Eligible seniors must plan to attend a college, university, business school, or vocational school in the Fall of 2018; live in the zip code areas of 60432, 60433, 60436, and or the Fairmont District of 60441; and provide community service activities. See your counselor for an application.
Deadline: Postmarked by March 19, 2018
Illinois Federation of Teachers Scholarships –
The IFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship and Carl J. Megel Special Education Scholarships are available for high school seniors to apply. Applicants must be the child of a currently employed, active member in good standing of the IFT. Go to https://www.ift-aft.org/your-benefits/scholarships for more information and to apply.
Deadline: March 2, 2018
Jackie Robinson Foundation –
Eligible students must be a graduating, minority high school senior; plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institutions within the United States; show leadership potential; demonstrate a dedication to community service; present evidence of financial need; be a U.S. citizen; have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21; and not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship. Go to http://www.jackierobinson.org/ for more information and to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Joliet Area Alliance for Youth, Patricia Johnson Scholarship –
Interested students must complete an application which evaluates school involvement, leadership, honors, volunteerism, employment, college plans and academics. See your counselor for an application.
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties, Inc., 2018 Volunteer Scholarship –
Eligible female high school seniors must attend a high school located in Kane, DuPage, Will or Kendall County Illinois and demonstrate an outstanding commitment to voluntarism. JLKD recognizes the strong leadership and voluntarism commitment of these young women and wishes to continue to support their educational goals. Go to http://jlkd.org/projects/scholarships/ for more information and to apply.
Deadline: Received by March 1, 2018
Pony Baseball and Softball Alumni Scholarship –
Eligible students must be high school seniors; must play on a PONY affiliated Pony, Colt and/or Palomino team for at least two years prior to application; be involved in school and community activities and provide letters of recommendation. Go to http://www.pony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1025997 for more information and to apply.
Deadline: Submitted prior to May 1, 2018
Zonta Club of Joliet, Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship –
The Zonta Club is proud to award two $1,000 scholarships to young women in the community through the Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Applicants must be 16 to 19 years old. Commitment to the volunteerism, leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy are recognized. Go to http://jolietzonta.org/ for more information and for an application.
Deadline: February 16, 2018
Abri Credit Union –
Two $1,000 college scholarships will be available. Eligible students must be graduating high school seniors or current college students. Winners not chosen on financial need or GPA. For more details and to apply, please visit https://www.idmyway.com/scholarship/scholarship.php
Deadline: January 31, 2018.
AES Engineering Scholarship –
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline: October 6, 2018
Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation Scholarship -
Several scholarships ranging from $1500-$2000 are available from the Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Educational Foundation. Eligible students must be male and members of a Lutheran congregation who will be attending any college or university in the fall of 2018. Students are not required to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to one of its members. Students should apply using the following link: http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org.
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Black Bar Association of Will County Scholarship –
The Black Bar Association of Will County, established in December 2007, has worked diligently to carry out its mission “To Seek Justice" in the Will County community. In keeping with our mission to serve our community, we have established a scholarship awards program to reward hard-working, Will County area high school seniors with an opportunity to earn money for college through a competitive application process. See your counselor for an application.
Deadline: Postmarked no later than January 10, 2018
Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties Undergraduate Scholarship Program –
Eligible students must be a son/daughter of an owner OR of a full-time employee of a CAWGC member company OR of a Will/Grundy union building tradesman; a high school senior planning to attend college full-time; have a construction related field major; and have a C or better average. Go to www.cawgc.org for more information and to apply.
Deadline: Received at the CAWGC by Friday, April 13, 2018, 4 PM
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Joliet/Area South Suburban Alumnae Chapter Academic Scholarship –
Eligible students must attend high school and reside in the chapter service area, be a graduating senior, a person of color (minority) and have a minimum of 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Go to www.jassacdeltas.org for an application and for more information.
Deadline: Received by March 14, 2018
Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute –
All senior students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and who live in the United States. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Go to http://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/ for more information and to apply.
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Hispanic/Latino Coalition and Silver Cross Hospital Healthy Community Commission, Dr. Daniel Gutierrez Scholarship 2018 -
Eligible students must be of Hispanic/Latino descent and hold a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal United States Resident or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Ten scholarships will be awarded to students residing in the following zip codes: 60432, 60433, and 60436. Please note students DO NOT have to reside in those zip codes to apply. Please see your counselor for an application.
Deadline: March 12, 2018
Holly Club, Barbara J. Rakoski Volunteerism College Scholarship –
Eligible students must have GPA and college-entrance scores that demonstrate the ability to succeed in post-high school academics and commitment to the youth in our community. Applicants must submit an essay which details volunteer experiences. E-mail your counselor for an application. All applications must be completed electronically and e-mailed per the Instructions for Submission on the application.
Deadline: February 15, 2018
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc., Joliet Chapter Scholarship and the Silver Cross Health Community Commission Scholarship –
Eligible students must be a college bound high school senior at the time of applying for the application; attending college for the first time in the fall of 2018; be enrolled in either two or four-year accredited educational institution; have a 2.5 or high GPA; and agree to the scholarship funds awarded only at an accredited institution. For the Silver Cross Scholarship, students must live within the zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436, and 60441 (Fairmont School District 86). Go to www.nhbwjoliet.com for more information and to apply.
Deadline: Postmarked by February 28, 2018
The Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Program
Eligible students must be a resident of Illinois, a US citizen or provide proof of naturalization, demonstrate financial need, and must maintain at least a “C” average. Students may attend any post-secondary school or accredited vocational or technical training school. Go to www.ioof-il.org for more information or see your counselor.
Deadline: March 1, 2018.
University of St. Francis Merit Scholarship –
Eligible students must be of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American or Native American origin; be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen; express financial need; be a graduate of JTHS; have a high school GPA of 3.0; be admitted to USF as a full-time, first term, freshman student; and commit to teaching in Joliet Township High School District 204 or Joliet Elementary School District 86 for 4 years. For more information and to apply, go to www.stfrancis.edu/real/merit-apply/.
Deadline: February 16, 2018
Will County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship –
Eligible students must be members or dependents of members in good standing of the Will County Farm Bureau. Scholarships are based on financial need, scholastic ability and service/activities of the applicant in school church and community. Go to http://www.willcfb.com/ for more information and to apply.
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Out of State:
Alabama, Concordia College Alabama – Go to http://www.ccal.edu/admissions/scholarships/ to view list of scholarships.
November 2017 –
AXA Achievement Scholarship –
Eligible students must be United States citizens or legal residents; be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for an entire 2018-2019 academic year; and demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Go to https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html for more information and to apply.
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships –
See each individual scholarship for specific information. Go to www.ilamvets.org for more information and to apply.
Deadline: Postmarked by March 1, 2018
Illinois Education Foundation Scholarship –
Eligible students must be an Illinois resident and planning to attend a post-secondary educational institution located in Illinois. Student must demonstrate academic excellence in the pursuit of a science related career. Go to www.cicil.net for more information on the application materials.
Deadline: Postmarked no later than Friday, February 23, 2018
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship –
Eligible students must be a graduating, minority high school senior; plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States; show leadership potential; demonstrate a dedication to community service; present evidence of financial need; have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21; and not possess a degree from 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship. Go to www.jackierobinson.org for more information and to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. ET
Leopold Education Project Scholarship –
Students must be high school seniors or graduate (diplomas or GED certificates), must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university (in a natural resource field), have a 3.0 grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale), and permanently reside in Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will or Winnebago counties. See your counselor for an application.
Deadline: Received by February 15, 2018
Ronald Reagan Scholarship -
Eligible students must be seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Go to www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships for more information and to apply.
Deadline: Jan 4, 2018.
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program –
Eligible students must be high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen; granted a security clearance; have a 1200 minimum SAT score or ACT score of 25 or higher; have a 3.0 grade point average. Go to www.IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA/nsastudents.html for more information and to apply, search under “Scholarship”.
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation Education Scholarships –
Applicants must live within the boundaries of the District; must be a high school senior; attend an accredited college or accredited school of higher learning in the 2018/2019 school year; and be interested in environmental science, horticulture, wildlife, soil, water, or other natural resources. Applications are available at www.will-scookswcd.org.
Deadline: Received by February 1, 2018
Out of State:
St. Joseph’s University – www.sju.edu/mcnulty
University of Cincinnati – Scholarship program awards scholarship to students based on academic abilities, creative skills and leadership potential. Go to www.admissions.uc.edu to complete an admissions application. Deadline: December 1, 2017
University of Notre Dame - https://meritscholarships.nd.edu/scholarships/
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.
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
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
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