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Caring & Sharing Thrift Shop Scholarship

Caring & Sharing Thrift Shop Scholarship

Click here to download the application for the Caring and Sharing Thrift Shop Scholarship. Applications must be submitted to the Caring and Sharing Thrift Shop by noon Friday, May 31.

Community Services Block Grant Program

Community Services Block Grant Program

The Wabash Area Development Inc. and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity together announce one scholarship per county as part of the Community Services Block Grant Program. Each $1,150 scholarship will be available to an income-eligible student in Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties for the 2021-22 academic year. High school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply.

Completed applications are due to any Wabash Area Development Inc. office by 5 p.m. April 18, 2021. Those with questions should contact Angie Peyton at 618-963-2387, Ext. 8077.

Click here to download the application.

Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship - Nursing Program

Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship - Nursing Program

Crossroads Community Hospital will be awarding scholarships to college students accepted into the Nursing Program at Rend Lake College. The scholarship will be applied directly to the student's account and cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies related to the academic program. Please read all the details located on the application for specific information regarding the Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking here. All applications are due by June 28, 2021, and returned to Crossroads Community Hospital Attn: Administration, #8 Doctors Park Road, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Crosswalk Community Action Agency

Crosswalk Community Action Agency Scholarships

Crosswalk Community Action Agency is awarding scholarships to Franklin, Williamson, Jefferson, and Jackson county residents. These funds are provided by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,000. Each student must meet the list of requirements to be eligible for a CCAA scholarship, including proof of income for all household members. Applicants can send copies of income directly to Crosswalk. CCAA will not consider any applications which are not complete and accurate. To view the list of income requirements, click here. A complete checklist of requirements needed to apply for the CCAA scholarship can be found here.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking here. All applications are due by April 1, 2021, and returned to Crosswalk Community Action Agency, 410 West Main Street, West Frankfort, Illinois 62896. For more information, contact Rayeanne Miller at 618-937-3581, Ext. 133.

Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship

Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship

The SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation is pleased to once again offer the Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year. This scholarship, valued at up to $1,000, is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Nursing.

The application and supporting documents must be submitted or postmarked by April 19, 2021. Click here to download the application. Applications should be sent to the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, 400 North Pleasant St., Centralia, IL 62801.

The chosen recipient will be announced by SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation on May 1, 2021, and will be notified by the contact information provided on the application.

For questions or concerns, contact Caitlin Keele, SSM Health Fund Development, at [email protected] or 618-899-1048.

Heaton Award

Heaton Award - SIU Carbondale

The Heaton Award is given to a student who is a graduate of Rend Lake College's Engineering Science or Engineering Technology programs. The recipient must be an incoming or current SIU Carbondale student, majoring in Engineering. The application can be found at

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship

The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation is committed to supporting educational goals for our Illinois veterans. The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship has been established to invest in their education. Award amounts will vary and are based on eligible funding annually. Each award is for up to $2,000 and can be utilized for books, housing expenses, school fees, and tuition.

Click here to download the application, which includes information about eligibility and the selection process. 

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Education Foundation Scholarship

IAAP Education Foundation Scholarship:

Members of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers believe in the importance of encouraging students to pursue an education in a field of study that will open up opportunities to work in the crushed stone, sand, gravel, and industrial mineral mining industry in Illinois. We accomplish this goal by providing scholarships to worthy students. This year the IAAP will award up to five scholarships (between two scholarship programs) of at least $2,000 each. These scholarships are a one-year grant. Students may re-apply subsequent years.

Interested candidates should submit their applications to the IAAP Education Foundation (1115 South 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704) on or before January 4, 2021.

To find the application and qualifications, please download the PDF here.

Illinois Association for Home and Community Education and Perry County HCE

A. IAHCE Member Education Scholarships:
These scholarships are awarded by the IAHCE Scholarship Committee according to the guidelines found in the IAHCE Guidebook. Full scholarships of $500 each will be awarded annually if funds are available. Click here for IAHCE Educational Scholarship Guidelines. To download the application, click here.

The N.G. Cowen Scholarship

The N.G. Cowen Scholarship:

Deadline is March 31, 2021. The Cowen Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Master Mason Norredden Gene Cowen by his wife.

The goal of the Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to young adults from small towns in Southern Illinois, who are pursuing training in the vocational or technical fields. The Cowen family hopes this scholarship will not only bless the lives of young people but also benefit the towns to which they might return as skilled workers and craftsmen. With this particular vision in mind, Mrs. Cowen has instilled the following requirements. Applicants must:

- Plan to attend or be currently enrolled in a trade school, vocational classes at a college, community college, GED, or apprenticeship program

- Reside in a town in the Southern Area with a population under 10,000

- Be 25 years old or younger

- Be in need of financial assistance

- Have had a high school GPA of 3.3 or lower.

- Receive Referral Endorsement from an Illinois Mason in any Masonic affiliation.

Applications are available through the Illinois Masonic Children’s Assistance Program (IMCAP) or a local Masonic Lodge. Please contact IMCAP at (217) 529-8900 Ext. 222 or

[email protected] with any questions or concerns.

The O'Brien-Vrba Scholarship

The O'Brien-Vrba Scholarship:

There is a generous scholarship opportunity that was established by two farm families in Northern Illinois to benefit rural students. The O’Brien-Vrba scholarship is for rural students living in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Iowa. The donors were farm families from the DeKalb area who established this scholarship to help rural youth attain a college education.  

The scholarship information can be seen at: To download the application, click here.

White County Lions/Blackledge Scholarship

White County Lions / Blackledge Scholarship:

Applications are available to Community College students beginning March 1, 2021. Scholarship availability is as follows:

Any White County High School senior or graduate from one of the three White County High Schools attending a community college, are eligible to apply. White County High Schools are Carmi White County High School, Grayville High School, Norris City Omaha Enfield High School.

Applications are available from any White County High School guidance counselor or German American Bank-WAG, 21 S.E. Third Street, Evansville, IN 47708 or by calling: Patti R. Evans, at German American (812) 437-7320 (direct) or email [email protected]

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2021, postmarked or hand-delivered to the guidance counselor on the three areas of White County High Schools referenced above.

B. Perry County HCE Education Scholarship

B. Perry County HCE Education Scholarship:
Perry County uses the same information form as the IAHCE above. Perry County awards two $500 scholarships.

The IAHCE Member Education Scholarships and Perry County HCE Education Scholarship application is one application form for both scholarship opportunities. Completed applications should be mailed to the Perry County Extension Office, 3764 State Route 13/127, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 or emailed to IAHCE State President Jane Chapman at [email protected].

C. Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship

C. Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship:
This scholarship is offered by IAHCE affiliate CWC. Click here for Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship Guidelines. To download the application, click here.

More information can be found on the website. There are four $500 scholarships available. the applications are open to females only. The application form can be found online and a completed form must be mailed by March 1 to IAHCE State President Jane Chapman, 936 Hollyhock Rd., Coulterville, IL 62237 or [email protected].

All scholarships are renewable to qualified applicants. For questions, contact Jane Chapman at 618-317-2727 or [email protected].

Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association is awarding scholarships to students who have graduated from a Jefferson County High School for the 2021-22 academic year. These graduates may be planning to attend an accredited college or university and must be working toward a major in teacher education. Students can be already enrolled and partially through a program or straight out of high school.

Applications are due April 1, 2021. A completed application includes a cover page for the application documents and an information sheet explaining required student qualifications, application procedure, and documentation. Applicants must meet all requirements to be eligible for the scholarship. Submit applications to Larry Pearson, JCRTA Treasurer, 17530 E. Knox Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Finalists will be selected by the JCRTA Scholarship Committee, after which arrangements will be made for an interview with each finalist. The interview is mandatory. Notification of results will be prior to Honors Day at each high school.

To download the cover page, click here. To review the scholarship guidelines, click here.

Karl Jobst DDS Scholarship

Karl Jobst DDS Scholarship

The Karl Jobst DDS Scholarship was created to provide support to aspiring dentists, dental hygienists, and those who wish to work in academia. Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, each applicant will be asked to submit a short essay of no more than 500 words. The following people are eligible for the Karl Jobst scholarship: high school students graduating this calendar year, and have been accepted into a college, or university in the United States; and/or students currently enrolled in a college or university, and not yet reached their senior year. Applicants must be United States citizens from the 50 states or the District of Columbia.

The award for this scholarship is $1,000 and all applications must be submitted by November 1, 2020. At the conclusion of the application period, a committee will confer and select a winner by December 1, 2020. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by January 1, 2021.

To apply, visit

Chase Rubin Grant

Chase Rubin Grant

Chase Rubin is offering a $1,200 grant opportunity to eligible students toward their higher learning education each year. Eligible students can enter by submitting a 500-word essay on the following topic: What is something that hasn't been invented yet that you think the world can benefit from? Submissions are due November 1, 2020. A winner will be selected and contacted during December 2020 by Chase Rubin or his representative. Once contacted, the winner has two weeks to respond before a winner is selected. Once the winner responds, the scholarship will be sent to their school's financial aid office.

Eligibility Requirements:
Current high school students graduating in 2021 who have already been accepted into an accredited college or university.
Current college or university students who haven’t reached their final year of school.

Complete the application online at

Mabel K. Toops Scholarship

Mabel K. Toops Scholarship

Scholarship applications from the Mabel K. Toops Scholarship are available to college students who are graduates of Grayville High School.

Applications are available at Grayville High School or German American Bank - Wealth Advisory Group, located at 21 SE Third Street, Evansville, IN 47708, or by contacting Patti R. Evans at German American Bancorp at 812-437-7320 or [email protected].com.

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2021 - postmarked or delivered to Grayville High School, 703 W. North Street, Grayville, IL 62844 by 3:30 p.m.

WiseGeek Mental Health Well-being Scholarship

WiseGeek Mental Health Well-being Scholarship

This scholarship is for Rend Lake College students who have faced mental health challenges. So many young people are suffering through difficult and stressful circumstances due to the pandemic. This scholarship is to support mental health well-being.

Qualification: college students who have experienced challenges with mental health or had those close to them who have.

$500 scholarship. Applications are due April 16, 2022. 

Please visit the WiseGeek link to fill out the application and to learn more

Mesothelioma Hub Scholarship

Mesothelioma Hub Scholarship

The Mesothelioma Scholarship Initiative will provide $1,000 of funding to one student. The program is open to those currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college, university, or trade school in the United States.

$1,000 scholarship. Applications are due December 31, 2021.

Please visit the Mesothelioma Hub link to fill out an application and learn more The Mesothelioma Scholarship Initiative (

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