January Deadlines

  • Burger King Scholars Foundation Award – BURGER KING co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than 17,000 scholarships—$17.6 million—to high school students, BURGER KING® employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Last spring, thanks to the support of the BK® family and the McLamore Family Foundation, the Foundation awarded more than 2000 scholarships, totaling more than $2.2 million, nearly doubling the number of scholarships granted in 2011. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site..  Deadline: January 10.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program – Funded by a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates, this scholarship is available to African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander-American, or Hispanic American students who have a minimum GPA of 3.30 and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, and meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.  This is a highly competitive process and students are encouraged to submit their nomination packet as early as possible.  To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.  Deadline: January 15.
  • McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship – The McKelvey Foundation offers this scholarship to seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by owning and operating their own business while in high school.  Applicants must own and operate a genuine business (non-profits are eligible) and have at least one employee, even if only part-time and complete the on-line application by the deadline.  The scholarship is worth up to $10,000 per academic year for 4 years and an additional $2,500 for a summer abroad program. Apply on-line on their website..  Deadline: January 31.

February Deadlines

  • IAA Foundation Scholarships – The IAA Foundation is awarding several scholarships for students who will major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an agriculture-related course of study in college.  These scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability and/or financial need.  Applicants must be either a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau, spouse or the member’s child.  There are six scholarships available to U-High students and they are listed below.  Students may apply for as many as they wish, but are limited to receiving one.  Applications will be available in December.  To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.   Deadline: February 1.
  • IAA Foundation General Scholarship – Eight $750 scholarships will be awarded.  Applicant must be a major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related field. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.. Deadline: February 1.
  • William J. Kuhfuss Memorial Scholarship – One $1.200 scholarship will be awarded.  Applicant must attend a post-secondary institution in the state of Illinois (including junior colleges and trade schools) and working toward an occupation in an ag-related field.  Preference is given to students from an agricultural background. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.. Deadline: February 1.
  • Dale E. Butz Scholarship – One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.  Applicant must have a background in production agriculture that is majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related field.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and financial need. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.. Deadline: February 1.
  • Fletcher A. Gourley Scholarship – Four $1,750 scholarships will be awarded.  Two to children of current patrons (defined as a producer who sells milk to Prairie Farms Dairy) of the Prairie Farms Dairy and two to children of current employees of the Prairie Farms Dairy.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability and/or financial need. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.. Deadline: February 1.
  • Key Club International Scholarships – Key Club International offers seven different scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.  Applicants must be active Key Club members who have at least a 3.50 GPA, participated in several service projects, completed the application, supplied reference letters, and written an essay. Applications and information is available in the Counseling Center or by visiting this site.  Please note that some of the various scholarships have different deadlines, however, the general deadline is February 11.
  • Key Club International Scholarships – The Best Buy Company awards scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,500.  Applicants will initially be evaluated on their level of volunteer community service over the past four years.  Recipients will be selected by the level of volunteer service, as well as the student’s academic achievement, work experience, school activities, statement of goals, and an outside appraisal.  Financial need is not considered.  The first 15,000 applicants will be considered.  Applications are available on this site.  Deadline: February 15
  • KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program – KFC offers scholarships of up to $5,000 per year to students who will enroll in a public, in-state college, maintain at least a 2.75 GPA, are US citizens or permanent residents, need financial assistance for college, and have an entrepreneurial spirit.  Application can be found online at this site. Deadline:  February 16.
  • Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship – The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois presents a number of $2,000 scholarships each year to top high school senior science students.  Their objective is to honor students who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities, and community involvement.  Application includes letters of recommendation and an essay.  To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.  Deadline: February 20.
  • The Links Scholarship – The Central Illinois Chapter of The Links, Inc. offer a $1,000 scholarship to an Africian-American student planning on attending college.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and reside in the Bloomington-Normal, Champaign, Springfield or Charleston area.  A typed application, high school transcript, and a typed essay must be submitting for consideration. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site. Deadline: February 21.
  • The CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand- Health Initiative Scholarship This scholarship program focusing on health was established in 1998 as the CBC Spouses partnered with the naming sponsor, General Mills, to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the years, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health related fields. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site. Deadline: Feb. 28

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April Deadlines

May Deadlines

  • The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship Fund - This scholarship fund was established in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This is the foundation’s first educational program. The CBC Spouses Educational Scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. The Educational Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 and has experienced substantial growth. The fund is operated through the district offices of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). CBC Members work through local scholarship committees to award money to academically talented and highly motivated students. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.  Deadline: May 1
  • The CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship Program - Established in the year 2000, the CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship program was developed in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their goals.
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 for students who are pursing a career in the visual arts. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site. Deadline: May 1
  • Bromenn Healthcare Scholarships – Scholarships for designated degrees/certificates are available to Bromenn employees as well as to external applicants.  The number and types of scholarships offered any given year are determined as a result of planning and forecasting their position needs.  Scholarships generally range from $1,000 to $4,000.  Applicants who meet the following criteria are considered: 3.20 GPA, letter of interest, two letters of reference, panel interview, and completion of on-line application. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.  The following types of scholarships are typically available:
    • Ph.D. Nursing Practice                                   
    • BS Nursing
    • Associate Degree in Nursing                         
    • Nursing Diploma
    • Practical Nursing Certificate                         
    • Medical Laboratory Tech
    • Medical Transcriptionist Certificate              
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Clinical Lab Scientist & Technician               
    • Respiratory Therapy Associates
    • Pharmacy                                                       
    • Nuclear Medicine Certificate
    • Physical Therapy Master’s & PTA                 
    • Master’s – Nursing Associates
    • Surgical Technologist Certificate                  
    • Radiological Technology Certificate
    • Speech Pathology Master’s Degree              
    • Occupational Therapy Master’s & COTA
    • For additional information and how to apply, please contact Bromenn Human Relations via telephone by calling  309-268-2300, via email at HRMailbox@bromenn.org, or by visiting their website.  Deadline: May 1.
  • Upakar Scholarship – The Indo-American Community Foundation provides this scholarship, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to student of Indian descent based upon financial need and academic performance. Information is available in the Counseling Center and applications are available after February 1.  Deadline: May 2.
  • Educational Communications Scholarship – The ECS Foundation offers 61 scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $6,000.  Primary consideration is based upon GPA and Aptitude Tests Scores (ACT/SAT) with secondary consideration given to involvement in school or community athletics or work experience.  There is a $4.00 processing fee required to apply. Applications are available in the Counseling Center website. Deadline: May 15.
  • Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship – The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago awards three $1,000 scholarships to students with epilepsy.  An application, essay, two letter of recommendation, doctor’s statement verifying the diagnosis of epilepsy or a seizure disorder, personal statement and resume are required for submission. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site. Deadline: May 15.
  • Illinois Business Education Association Scholarships – This $500 scholarship is awarded by the IBEA to students who plan to enroll in a teacher education program with an emphasis in business education in an Illinois school that leads to certification in business, marketing, and/or computer education.  An application, letters of recommendation, and an essay are required.  To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.  Deadline: May 17.
  • Triangle Achievement Award – The Gamma Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity awards the $500 and $1,000 Triangle Achievement Award to males who will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Applicants are judged by their academic success in high school, as well as leadership in extracurricular activities.  Applicants do not have to make any commitment to join the fraternity. To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site. Deadline: May 31.

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September Deadlines

October Deadlines

  • Outstanding Students of America Scholarship – this scholarship is open to any senior with a GPA of 3.00 and above who is active in community service and school activities.  The application requires a one-page essay. Additional information and applications are available at their website. Deadline: October 15.
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship – the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursure a college education, and a desire to contribute to society for their scholarship.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.00 GPA, involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, and an adjusted gross family income of below $50,000. Students interested in applying must submit an application online at their website. Deadline: October 30.
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program – Four-year scholarships ranging from $4000 to $20,000 awarded by the Coca-Cola Company based upon a number of factors, with special emphasis on character, leadership in school, civic, and other extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors.  Paper applications are no longer available.  All applicants must register online at by visiting this site.. Deadline: October 31.

November Deadlines

  • Susan Komen Breast Cancer College Scholarship – This scholarship, worth up to $10,000 is offered to students who have lost a parent to breast cancer and intend to attend a state supported college or university in Illinois.  Award is based upon academic achievement, community service, and demonstrated leadership ability.  An application, letters of recommendation, and two essays are required.  To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site.. Deadline: November 1.
  • Target All-Around Scholarships – The Target Corporation awards several scholarships to students ranging in amount up to $25,000 based on number of community service volunteer hours, volunteer leadership awards and honors, appraisal from supervisor, an essay on volunteer service, and having a minimum 2.00 GPA.  To learn more about this scholarship visit this site. Deadline: November 1.
  • High School Christian Student Athlete All-American – $1,000 scholarships given to outstanding Christian Student-Athletes.  There are 10 criteria that student-athletes must meet in order to be nominated by the school.  See To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site. Applications are also available on-line.  Deadline: November 4.
  • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program – The National Security Agency through this program will pay tuition and book costs at the college of your choice in return for your employment at the NSA for a length of 1½ times the length of study in college.  Recipients will attend school full-time the work during the summer for the NSA in areas that are related to their course of study.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and 25 ACT score.  Applicants may also choose a full-time major at college in any of the following areas: Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Languages, or Mathematics.  Application must be performed on-line at: To learn more about this scholarship, visit this site. Deadline: November 30.

December Deadlines

Other Scholarships Available