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Virtual Events

 

Virtual Financial Aid Application Completion "Walk-In" Workshop (FAFSA)
Have you heard -- the FAFSA is a graduation requirement this year? Let us help you! You are invited to attend a Virtual Financial Aid Application Completion "Walk-In" Workshop – Seniors and their parents login to the virtual WebEx main meeting room and receive assistance from the ISAC.
When: October 26, 2020 (6:30 – 7:30pm)
Meeting Link

 

Verto Education Virtual College Fair

Join Verto Education, New York times bestselling author Jeff Selingo, and 50+ colleges and universities at the next Virtual College Fair. Speak with representatives from William & Mary, Temple, University of Tennessee, University of Oregon, Case Western, Butler, Rhodes, Denison, and more!
When: October 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Register


Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a program that provides transformative leadership development training for high school sophomore students
The seminar will be held during June 11, 2021 – June 13, 2021
If you are a sophomore and interested in attending this leadership seminar, email Mr. Solomon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DEADLINE 11/06/20

 

October 2020

 

 AES Engineering Scholarship
This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
o When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Reward amount is $500
Submit essay to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline 10-5-20

 

Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE) FREE Application

Seniors interested in SIU-Edwardsville, SAVE THE DATE!! You can apply for FREE October 5th - 18th.
Application
Application period 10/5-18/20

 

November 2020

 

Opportunity for Black Women Scholarship

Applicant must be a black woman who is a high school senior.
Reward amount: $1,000
Website
DEADLINE 11/11/20

 

Elk's National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Male and female students compete separately.
Reward amount: Ranges from $1,000-$12,500 per year
Website
DEADLINE 11/15/20

 

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship
The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade's lifelong commitment to servant leadership Scholarships. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
Reward amount: $1,000
Website
DEADLINE 11/30/20

 

Driver Education Initiative Scholarship
The essay contest "In the Driver's Seat" seeks to have applicants highlight the importance of being a safe and educated driver.
Reward amount: $500
Website
DEADLINE 11/30/20

 

Driver Education Initiative Annual Scholarship

The essay contest "In The Driver's Seat" seeks to have applicants highlight the importance of being a safe and educated driver. This scholarship seeks to reward six students for his or her submission dealing with the importance of being a safe and educated driver.
Reward amount: $500
Website
DEADLINE 11/30/20

 

December 2020

 

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
The AAPT Board of Directors offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers.
Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.
Reward amount: up to $2,000 for 4 years
Website
DEADLINE 12/1/20

 

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship
Each year, the Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team awards two scholarships to innovative and highly creative high school and college students.
This scholarship seeks essay submissions from students who are creative thinkers and problem solvers.
Reward amount: $1,000
Website
DEADLINE 12/1/20

 

 National Space Club Scholarship

Applicants must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking.
Reward amount: $10,000
Website
DEADLINE 12/2/20

 

NROTC Marine Option Scholarship

There are three different scholarships that we offer: NROTC Marine Option Scholarship, Fredrick C. Branch Scholarship, Pedro Del Valle Scholarship. Visit our website to learn more about each scholarship.
Reward amount: $180,000
Website
DEADLINE 12/31/20

 

January 2021

 

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. – Hugh J. White Chapter

This scholarship is for graduating seniors and is based on academic performance, financial need, and submission of two themed essays.
Submit completed application to the contact information provided on the application.
Reward amount: varies from $500 - $1,500
Application
DEADLINE 1/25/21

 

Busey Bank Scholarship

The goal of Busey Bank's Community Scholarship Program is to assist graduating high school seniors in continuing their education beyond high school at a university, college, trade, or vocational school.
The recipient will be selected on the basis of positive leadership and character exhibited in both academic and extra-curricular school activities. Positive leadership and character exhibited in community and/or religious activities.
Applicants must have maintained a "B" average or better for seven semesters of high school.
Submit completed application to Mr. Solomon
Reward amount: $2,000 per year for up to 4 years.

Application
DEADLINE 1/31/21

 

March 2021

 

The Quail Club Scholarship

The Quail Club Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Belleville West Senior who has earned a "C" average or better, has a good attendance record, and has expressed an interest in continuing their education.
Reward amount: $1,000
Submit completed application to Mr. Solomon
Application
DEADLINE 3/31/21

 

April 2021

 

David M. Berry Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to qualified seniors who have demonstrated their care and concern for humanity through community service and constructive extra-curricular activity.
Submit completed application to the contact information on application.
Reward amount: Ranges from $500-$1,000
Application
DEADLINE 4/12/21

 

May 2021

 

B. Davis Scholarship
This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic: "Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual."
Application submissions must be sent by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reward amount: $1,000
DEADLINE 5/22/21

 

June 2021

 

2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our website.
Reward amount: $1,500
Website
DEADLINE 6/30/21

 

July 2021

 

 Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship
In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We'd like to learn more about you as a student, and how you've persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.
Reward amount: $1,000
Website
DEADLINE 7/31/21

 

September 2021

 

SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship University of Missouri
For the Fall 2020, Sigma Phi Epsilon, better known as SigEp, is offering the Balanced Man Scholarship to students on campus who pursue balance in their lives
Applicant must be a male student who will attend the University of Missouri
Reward amount not specified
Website
Deadline 9-8-20

 

SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship

SigEp is proudly offering the Balanced Man Scholarship to incoming freshmen at Eastern Illinois University. The scholarships will be awarded to motivated and driven men who have demonstrated success in academics, athletics, and community involvement.
Reward amount is $500
Website
Deadline 9-14-21

 

October 2021

 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual International High School Essay Contest. Students have the opportunity to earn a $500 award from the Nu Chi Foundation and the winner will represent the Nu Chi Chapter in its district competition. If the submission wins at the district competition, they will then represent the Chapter and District in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., International High School Essay competition and compete for four college scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000.
Reward amount: varies from $500 - $5,000
Website
DEADLINE 10/31/21

 

December 2021

 

 Dirk Derrick Car and Truck Accident Injury Scholarship
This scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.
Reward amount is $1,000
Website
Deadline 12-15-21

 

Zippia My Dream Job Scholarship Contest

Tell us in 500 words or less, what your dream job would be. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry".
Reward amount is $1,000
Website
Deadline 12-31-21