Scholarships are listed by month according to deadlines for submission. Keep in mind that the more scholarships you apply to the better the odds are that you’ll win one. 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. Scholarships with narrower criteria, lower the amount of applicants and could potentially give you better odds of winning. 

Good Luck! 

Listed by Submission Deadline:


Will County Lodging Association
The Carol Hamilton Hospitality Scholarship
Amount: $1500
Closing Date: June 1, 2018

Description: Scholarship is for a graduating senior.  Student pursuing education in Hospitality Management in Illinois and reside in Will County.  Student will need to complete an essay and have an Letter of recommendation.  For more information see Mrs. Isom in room 284

Cathedral Area Preservation Association Scholarship
Closing Date:  June 1, 2018

Description: Eligible student must live within CAPA boundaries and household is a current CAPA member; must have attended a Joliet Area High School for at least 3 years; and complete essay on the topic provided.  See your counselor for an application.

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program
Closing Date: June 15, 2018

Description: Eligible students must have completed high school by Spring 2018; be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2018 that will lead to employment; attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution; demonstrate financial need; and be a United States citizen.  Go to for more information and to apply.



Streitz Dental Arts Academic Scholarship  
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Amount: $1,000

We welcome applicants who are attending ANY type of educational program beyond high school, which includes “traditional” colleges, vocational ,and technical educational programs. We’ve tried to make it as simple and as straight forward as possible. Just submit a few documents and a short video telling us about your future plans and how you would benefit from the Streitz Dental Academic Scholarship! Applicants must be current high school seniors, recent high school graduates, or currently enrolled in post-high school education.



AES Engineering Scholarship
Closing Date: October 6, 2018

Description: 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.  

Voice of Democracy 
Closing Date: October 31, 2018

Description: Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 







JJC Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Graduates of District High Schools
Amount: Up to $3200
Closing Date: April 1, 2018

Description: This scholarship is based on a 3.25 or higher GPA and a score of 1070 or higher on the SAT/ 21 or higher on the ACT. Additionally, a transcript and signed counselor form are required. Both forms can be uploaded to the student’s scholarship application on Award Spring.

Prior to applying for scholarships, students will need to apply to Joliet Junior College in order to obtain a student identification number and JJC email address. Students may apply between now and May 1, 2018 for scholarship awards for the Fall2018 semester. For more information click on link and see your counselor.

Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties
Amount: varies
Closing Date: April 13, 2018

Description: Applicants must be a son/daughter of an owner or full-time employee of a Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties or a son/daughter of a Will/Grundy union building tradesman. Applicants must also have at least a “C” average. As part of the application, students will need to submit their high school transcripts with ACT scores, an essay, two letters of recommendation and a resume. For more information and a link to the application please click on the title.

Kids Chance of Illinois 
Closing Date:  April 30, 2018

Description: Eligible students must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work-related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need.  Applicant must be accepted as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited university, college or technical school.


Pony Baseball and Softball Alumni Scholarship
Closing Date: Submitted prior to May 1, 2018

Description: 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  for more information and to apply.

Joliet Junior College STEM Scholarship
Clsoing Date:  May 1, 2018 

Description: Eligible students must plan to enroll full-time in a STEM major at JJC; have a GPA of at least a 3.0; demonstrate financial need through FAFSA; and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.  

WCCCC Will County Center for Community Concerns
Amount: $1000
Closing Date: May 4, 2018

Description: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must reside in Will County, meet income guidelines and attend an accredited institution of higher education in Illinois during the 2018 calendar year.  Click above link for application or see Mrs. Isom in room 284 at Central. 

Latino Bar Association of Will County
Closing Date:  Postmarked by May 10, 2018

Description: Eligible students must complete an application, personal statement and essay.  Interested students should see their counselor for an application.

Alianza de Negocios Education Scholarship
Closing Date:  May 18, 2018

Description: Eligible students must be a graduating senior attending Joliet Township West High School, Joliet Township Central High School or Joliet Catholic Academy; have a GPA of 3.0 or above; and attending a two or four-year accredited college or university.  Completed application, essay and letters of recommendation are needed to be considered for the scholarship.   See your counselor for an application.

Illinois Hammer
Closing Date:  May 18, 2018

Description: Eligible students must be at least a junior in high school or enrolled in an accredited university and show proof of enrollment.  Scholarship is to help assist leaders of tomorrow in furthering their education. Go to for more information and to apply.

American Italian Cultural Society Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 yearly for 4 years
Closing Date: May 31, 2018

Description: Applicants must be current high school seniors who will graduate in the Spring from a Joliet Area high school and plan to attend college in the Fall. Every year the winner is chosen based on academic excellence, promotion of Italian culture and values as well as financial need. Please click on the title of the scholarship for the link to the application or see Mrs. Isom in room 284 for the paper application