Students have immediate access to USF Grants and Scholarships based on GPA if they apply by December 31st. No application fee.
A minimum 2.5 GPA or higher will start as a $9,000 a year scholarship.
JTHS District Scholarships
JTHS has generous donors who provide scholarships specifically to our seniors. These scholarships are now available. Apply by clicking on the District Donor Scholarship and District Committee Scholarship links below. All scholarship applications are due by March 25, 2022.
District Donor Scholarships District Committee Scholarships
Community Scholarship Bulletin Board
Scholarships are listed by month according to deadlines for submission. Please keep in mind that the more scholarships you apply for, the more scholarships you may receive. Make sure you are reading the scholarship eligibility criteria carefully before applying.
Website/ Web address: https://www.isac.org/students/during-college/applying-for-financial-aid/applications/tesp/index.html
Closing Date: 3/31/2022
To be eligible, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the “undocumented student” criteria of the RISE Act
- be a resident of Illinois
- be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, or a qualified bilingual minority applicant
- be a high school graduate or hold a General Educational Development (GED) certificate
- be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis as an undergraduate or graduate student at an Illinois institution of higher education, and
- be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies you to be licensed as a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher by the Illinois State Board of Education, including alternative teacher licensure
- or, if you are already licensed to teach, be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a course of study leading to an additional teaching endorsement or a master’s degree in an academic field in which you are teaching or plan to teach, or have received one or more College and Career Pathway Endorsements and commit to enrolling in a course of study leading to teacher licensure, including alternative teacher licensure
- have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale if enrolled at the sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level
- maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by your college
- complete the application process by:
- submitting a fully-completed Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program application, which includes the Teaching Agreement/Promissory Note, and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or (if applicable) Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid – in order to receive priority consideration for an award during the 2022-23 and subsequent academic years, both complete applications must be received on or before the March 31 immediately preceding the academic year for which the scholarship is requested,
- being certified as meeting eligibility requirements by the college at which you will use the scholarship, and
- accepting the scholarship (if one is offered)
- sign the application's Teaching Agreement/Promissory Note promising to fulfill the teaching commitment or repay funds received plus interest
- the teaching commitment for this program must be fulfilled
- at a nonprofit Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school, for which the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that no less than 30 percent of the enrolled students are African American/Black, Asian American, Hispanic American, or Native American,
- or, if you received the MTI Scholarship as a qualified bilingual minority applicant, in a transitional bilingual education program or in a school in which at least 20 English learner students in the same language classification are enrolled
- the percentage of an Illinois school's enrolled students meeting minority status requirements can be found at ISBE's Illinois Report Card by using the “IL Interactive Report Card” function and typing in the school's name.
- the teaching commitment for this program must be fulfilled
- not be in default on any student loan, nor owe a refund on any state or federal grant. If you are in default, you may re-establish your eligibility.
- not have previously received funds from the MTI Scholarship Program for the equivalent of four academic years, which is the program maximum
- not receive funds from the Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program or the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program during the same term(s) for which you receive funds from the MTI Scholarship Program
Website/Web address: https://jolietjuniors.org/scholarships/
Closing Date: 03/25/2022
The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club Alisha and Ava Bromfield Memorial Community Scholarship honors a young woman who exemplifies volunteerism, strong character, and scholarship within her community.
Demonstrate strong academic success with a minimum GPA equivalent of B or higher
Demonstrate significant volunteer contributions to her community
Demonstrate strong character
Be able to easily express her personal philosophy or purpose as to why it is important to volunteer
Be in the process of applying to or already accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university
Submit a brief essay and other materials outlined on website
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Closing Date: 4/1/2022
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program is a teacher preparation and tuition assistance program for high school seniors and freshman and sophomore Illinois college students who have the determination and drive to be highly effective teachers in Illinois schools-of-need. We prepare aspiring teachers for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.
- Up to $23,000 in total financial assistance for college, inclusive of paid Scholar Institutes
- Extensive classroom teaching experience
- Academic and social-emotional support
- Job placement assistance
- Mentoring from our award-winning teaching faculty
- Complete online application including references and personal statements.
- Upload Unofficial Transcripts
- Standardized Test Scores (ACT or SAT)
- Standardized test scores are optional and not required for acceptance to the Golden Apple Scholars Program. The review committee will closely review the strength of course selection, G.P.A., grade trending, personal statements and overall involvement for students wishing not to submit test scores.
- Students accepted into the Scholars program must submit test scores after induction to assist in research purposes.
- Home school students are required to submit test scores for application review.
- Participate in prospective Scholar interviews
Closing Date: 04/01/2022
An essay is required to discuss a creative way about how to get the word out about the Illinois Baby Safe Haven Law.
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Closing Date: 4/15/2022
- High School graduating students.
- Students who have lost a parent to colorectal cancer.
- Minimum G.P.A. of 2.00
- Acceptance to a community college, 4-year college or university, nursing program, military or professional trade school. Actual scholarship monies will be awarded upon proof of registration.
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For Samantha Inc. was formed to honor the life of our beloved Samantha Spano who lost her life to suicide in March 2017.
The Foundation's most loving and meaningful intent is to grant scholarships on behalf and in memory of Samantha Spano.
Closing Date: 4/10/2022
Students must be a United States citizen.
Students must be a graduating high school senior.
Student must have been accepted by and plan to attend an institution of higher learning
(university, college, community college, trade school) within the United States of America. This scholarship is not based on grade point average.
The following must be submitted:
1. Scholarship Application completed in its entirety- including the prompt.
2. One letter of recommendation from a school individual on school letterhead.
3. Copy of an acceptance letter to an institution of higher learning (university, college, community college, trade school), even if you have not made a final decision.
4. Release form included in packet.
5. Please DO NOT send transcripts or report cards.
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The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is pleased to offer healthcare scholarships for individuals who reside in zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436 and Fairmount District 60441
The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial assistance to those individuals pursuing a course of instruction for healthcare related programs.
Deadline: The scholarship application must be postmarked by Friday, April 22nd, 2022. The student is responsible for making sure ALL DOCUMENTS (application, three reference forms, proof of graduation, and essay) are postmarked by that date. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, May 6th,2022
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OPENS - February 1, 2022
Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Graduates of District High Schools. You have to have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or above and an ACT of 21 or above (1070 or higher on SAT). Please see your High School counselor if you are interested.
The Cathedral Area Preservation Association of Joliet (CAPA) will award two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to high school seniors residing in the Cathedral Area of Joliet for their pursuit of higher education beyond their high school years. Higher education can be a community college, a four year college or a trade school.
Applicants must live within the CAPA boundaries. The household must be a registered current CAPA member. Applicants must have attended a Joliet area high school for at least three (3) years or must have been home schooled within the CAPA boundaries for at least three (3) years.
Supporting documents necessary for the applications must include a copy of the high school transcript, a letter of acceptance from a college or university. This need NOT be a four (4) year institute of higher learning but can also be a two (2) year community college or a trade school. There is also an essay requirement. Subject of the essay is on the application.
The application submission deadline is April 26, 2022. For questions, please contact Penny Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications and supporting documents should be sent to Ms. Curran at email@example.com.
Closing Date: 5/1/2022
The applicant must show evidence of a diagnosed learning disability and proof of acceptance into a college or university, or trade school.
The JJC Scholarship application opens on February 1, 2022 and closes on May 15, 2022. This application will put you in the running for all of our Fall 2022 scholarships. Please apply, all you need is a JJC email address and a JJC student ID!
Please apply online at www.jjc.edu/scholarships. Click on "Apply For Scholarships".
Watch the YouTube tutorial on our webpage, review our tips for essay writing, and our scholarship application guidelines.
Additionally, we have a Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Graduates of District High Schools. You have to have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or above and an ACT of 21 or above (1070 or higher on SAT). Please see your High School counselor if you are interested. The deadline for this is April 1, 2022!