LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS For Seniors: March 2024, all scholarships will be sent via Google Classroom. GARNETT/DRESSEL, LEF, ROTARY, JASON MARTIN, AND BLAKE WOOD SCHOLARSHIPS ARE IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM. FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 15. Late applications will NOT accepted.
- ****Juniors will take a State of Illinois provided standardized test. This test is a State issued requirement for graduation from any public high school in Illinois.
- ++++Starting with the Class of 2021, all seniors must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive a diploma. Seniors can begin completing their FAFSA December 15 of the current year and will refile each year after while attending post-secondary education. You must have an FSA ID before December 1 of your filing year. Click for the FAFSA/FSA ID sites. Financial Aid Night is November 7, 2024 at 6:00PM in the commons.
Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Each year, the Elks National Foundation awards 500 Most Valuable Student Scholarships. This year, over $2.44 million will be awarded. Applications are now available, as of August 1, 2023 at: enf.elks.org/mvs. These four-year scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $7,500 per year. This past year, one MVS Scholarship was awarded to a local student for a total of $4,000. Two local students also won a $2,400 district scholarship. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Judging criteria includes scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Finalists will be announced in March 2024.
To be eligible:
1. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen can apply for this scholarship.
2. Male and female students will compete separately. Applicants need not have to be related to an Elk member.
3. Applications and all supporting documents must be in English.
4. The application must be submitted electronically by the November 13, 2023 deadline. The Counselor Report is due November 20, 2023.
5. Students who wish to be considered for the Paul L. Kunz Memorial Scholarship, which is the Belleville Lodge scholarship program, must also submit this application.
6. Applications available online starting August 1, 2023 at enf.elks.org/mvs
Paul L. Kunz Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible:
1. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from a Belleville area high school. Financial need, good character, and “average” students will be considered.
2. Applicants will be judged based upon the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student application.
3. Students will be considered after the final judging for the MVS has been completed.
4. Students will not be eligible to receive any other Elks Scholarships (MVS, Legacy, PT/OT).
5. Six $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to three girls and three boys.
6. The Paul L. Kunz College Endowment Fund shall be used and administered by the Trustees of Belleville, Illinois Lodge 481 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.
Scholarships for Elks Families
The Legacy Awards
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Elks National Foundation will offer a total of 350 Legacy Awards.
To be eligible:
1. For 2024, any child, grandchild (or stepchild, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk. The Elk must also be a paid-up member on or before April 1, 2021. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. Membership must be in place for four years after the award is given.
2. The applicant must be a high school senior.
3. The applicant must apply online only at: enf.elks.org/leg.
4. If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.
5. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, the Elks will award the scholarship with the greater value.
6. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American colleges or universities.
7. If you are selected as a Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship.
8. Applications are evaluated based on their commitment to the core values of the ENF: Knowledge, Charity, Community Service, and Integrity.
Applications available online starting September 1, 2023. The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application by 11:59 a.m. Pacific Time on February 5, 2024. When a student registers to complete the online application, both the applicant and the Lodge Secretary will be notified by email. If you have any questions about the application, visit the elks.org Legacy Awards FAQ page. Winners will be announced in late April 2024. More information can be received by email: email@example.com or call 773/755-4732.
2024 Buffalo Soldier Scholarship Opportunity - Application and Guidelines the deadline is March 29, 2024.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation - Students must be a US citizen, attend a traditional public high school, have a 3.50 GPA or higher, plan to enroll in a 4-year university or college, graduate in four years or less from college, work 240 hours from January 1, 2024 until commencement of the 2024 fall semester (must be regularly scheduled employment under supervision for compensation), Adjusted Gross Household Income must no exceed $85,000 per 2022 taxes, finalists must provide a copy of the FAFSA SAR showing their EFC, must apply for federal and state grants if eligible, and must not have a felony conviction.
2024 Profile in Courage Essay Contest - Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. Essay submission is du by January 12, 2024. You can also find a QR code in the commons.
Hugh J. White Chapter - Tuskegee Airman, Inc. Scholarship - There will be 40 scholarships awarded in the value of $1,500.00 based on 1) academic performance, 2) financial need, 3) two themed essays, and 4) timely submission fo the complete application (must be received by the Scholarship Chair by January 22, 2024). There is also the Mr. Lweis Lynch scholarship for student who plan to pursue a career in aviation.Please see Mrs. Schorfheide for an application.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - ELIGIBILITYTo be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a graduating, minority high school senior
- Be a United States citizen
- Present evidence of financial need
- Demonstrate a record of academic excellence
- Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university
- Have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college.
Scott Spouses Club Scholarships
Golden Apple Teacher Tuition Assistance Scholarship
American Legion Essay Scholarship Contest
American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest
- The National Corn Growers Association Supports Three Scholarships
William C. Berg Academic Excellence Scholarship - Five $1,500 scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in any field, provided by BASF Corporation and NCGA.
Graduate Student Scholarship Program - Two $2,500 scholarships for graduate students whose area of study will benefit the corn sector.
Illinois School Counselor Association Scholarships - students must graduate in 2024, have an ISCA member in their school (Mrs. Schorfheide is a member), be enrolling in a 4-year, 2-year colelge or university, trade school, or apprenticeship/vocational program, and complete ALL application questions. February 16, 2024 is the deadline. Seniors should apply!!!!
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships deadline if March 8, 2024
Illinois Professional Land Surveryors Association Scholarships
Horatio Alger Scholarship - this is for juniors who are on track for graduation with their class. You must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and comoplete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution, demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverence in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be a US citizen. The deadline is March 15.
Farm Credit Scholarships - students who will study ag-related or trade in college/trade school can apply for a scholarship up to $2,500. Applications are due by February 29, 2024
Illinois Pork Producers Scholarships
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Alpha Alumni Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi - National Lutheran Fraternity - Scholarship for Christian senior males planning to attend UIUC. There is no obligation to join the fraternity. More information on the fraternity can be found at: https://www.betasigmapsi.org/.
DCFS Scholarship for foster care students who are seniors.
Elks Scholarships for physical therapy and occupational therapy majors.
Professional Women in Building Scholarship
SIUE CODES: CODES is a selective program designed for SIUE students who are:
- A first-generation college student, Black, Latinx and/or Pell-eligible
- Interested in research and active learning
- Committed to the community and ready to take action
CODES is a program of study in addition to a scholarship. The program is cohorted and students receive extensive support in their first year of college. They also take their education beyond the walls of the University to engage in hands-on learning with community partners.
The application period ends on March 31.
Salvation Army's Women's Auxilary Scholarship
Gregory Yank "Servent Leader" Scholarship
Salvation Army WAX Scholarship
Southern Illinois Builders Association Building Trades/Vocational Education Classes Grant Application for up to $500 - See Mrs. Schorfheide for the application.
Alpha Delta Kappa Illinois Scholarship IOTA Chapter Teacher Scholarship - See Mrs. Schorfheide for the application.
Vantage Credit Union Scholarships
Rotary International District 6510 Foundation 2024 Scholarship Application
Trenton Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - must have a 62293 zip c ode.
Society of American Military Engineers
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
The East St. Louis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc is committed to providing scholarship opportunities to deserving African Amerian female, AfricanAmerican, students in Madison and St. Clair Counties. Applications are open for submission through Feb.29, 2024.
Sam Taylor Scholarship for future Ag Teachers
Mathis, Marifian & Richter, LTD Law Career Scholarship - applicants must plan to become an attorney, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, earn and SAT of at least 1180 or ACT of at least 26, be in the top 25% or their class and be involved in student government, debate, history club, or Model UN. See Mrs. Schorfheide for an application.
Washington University in St. Louis is hosting a Bridge the Gap experience for first and second generation African high school students. Please click for information and registration.
SWIC is hosting "Cool Careers in The Military" at the Belleville Campus. For information please click.
National Portfolio Days - The National Portfolio Day Association has portfolio days established for students in the arts. Click for information.
AMDA College of Performing Arts New York City/Los Angeles - Set up your auditions.
FUTURE TEACHERS: SWIC is hosting an Education and Early Childhood Day March 21, 2024.
Webster Univeristy St. Louis is hosting their annual Central Region Audio Student Summit March 22-24, registration ends March 23. High School Students - $10 Save even more cash if you are a high school student with promo code: HS2024. -The Mix Competition opens February 16th!- The mix competition is a highlight for student participants of the summit, use the multitrack that will be released from our website on February 16th and any DAW or plugins you have to aim for the top! Highly placing participants can score some sweet gear and software from our sponsors. Past examples include: -Genelec 8010s, -HI-X85 Headphones, -API 8 Slot 500-series Lunchbox, -SSL UC1 Controller, -Shure SM7B Microphone, -Prism Lyra 2 Interface, -Eventide and Izotope plugin suites