Students

Outside Scholarships

These scholarships have been created by businesses and organizations not associated with Illinois Central College or the Educational Foundation. If you have any questions concerning a particular scholarship listed here, please use the contact information provided within each description.

  • B. Davis Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently enrolled in postsecondary institutions. Students must write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the current year's topic.
    • Deadline
      May 24, 2022
  • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Under this scholarship, beginning with the 2018-2019 award year, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be: 1) Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC greater than zero, 2) Less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death
    • Deadline
      January 2026
  • Crossroads Insurance Recovery Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Award: One (1) non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be awarded to a (1) person selected by Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC. Eligibility: Must attend college for the 2021-2022 school year. Application: Please submit the following documents: (1) essay as outlined below, (2) one reference from a professor or teacher, (3) proof of enrollment to a college/university, (4) resume’ of applicant. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Essay, reference, and resume’ must be typed. ESSAY REQUIREMENTS: 500-700 words – Double spaced – 12 point – Times New Roman font – 1-1.5” margins (top, bottom, and side) – PDF format
    • Deadline
      April 18, 2022
  • Delyte K. & Robert I. Zearing Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      To obtain a Zearing Scholarship brochure and application, call the Bureau, Henry, and Stark Regional Office of Education #28 at (309) 936-7890.

    • Eligibility
      Applications for the Delyte K. and Robert I. Zearing Scholarship are now available from the Bureau, Henry and Stark Regional Office of Education 28. Any Bureau County resident who graduates from one of the high schools in Bureau County, including the Illinois Math and Science Academy, who has applied and been accepted for admission to the University of Illinois is eligible to apply for the Zearing Scholarship.
    • Deadline
      May 2022
  • Equipment Leases Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Equipment Leases Scholarships Equipment Leases Inc. one of the premier equipment-leasing firms in the country is proud to offer hard working students of any age a scholarship two-times per year; For both the Spring Semester and Fall Semester we will be giving a deserving student a scholarship of $1,000 to further their education in whatever major they may be pursuing. “The deadline will be February 15th and September 15th yearly. Applicants should be currently enrolled or have been accepted to enroll in an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants should also maintain a good grade point average and include a copy of your transcript along with your completed application using our online form
    • Deadline
      February 15, 2022
  • General Federation of Women’s Club Illinois
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Scholarships are available in the studies of: Art, Civic Engagement, Drama , Music and Vocational Studies.
    • Deadline
      March 18, 2022
  • Jon Denzer Bear Hug Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      The Jon Denzer Bear Hug Foundation announces the Path to Good Scholarship Awards Program. Under the Program, (2) $2,500 new recipient scholarships will be awarded to High School students and young adults not 4-year college bound that would benefit from financial help for technical career training and are open to love, hope and a path to good in their lives. The award winners will be granted an additional $2,500 the subsequent year if the recipients remain in good standing with the institution enrolled and further funds are needed to continue their education in their chosen field.

    • Eligibility
      PROGRAM GUIDELINES & PRIORITIES Seeking High School youth and young adults interested in pursuing certificate/ technical educational or vocational skills in the trades who are willing to work hard and commit to a self-supporting career path. Example of Careers but not limited to: Electrician, Plumber, Automotive Technology, HVAC, Welding, Truck Driver, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Technician, Dental Assistant, Medical Coder, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Culinary Arts, Massage Therapist, Paralegal, Graphic Communications, Web Systems, Network Administrator, Surgical Technologist Applicants must have or be on a path to graduate from High School and/or achieve a Applicants must provide evidence of financial need. (Tax return or latest pay stub) Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational institution or apprenticeship as If requested, applicants must be able to provide a letter of reference from a parent, teacher, employer or other associate. Applications must be received by the Jon Denzer Bear Hug Foundation no later than 4 weeks prior to start of semester. Email or mail completed application package to: [email protected] Jon Denzer Bear Hug Foundation Path to Good Scholarship Committee c/ o Carol Denzer 3538 Westbrook Road Chillicothe, IL 61523
    • Deadline
  • Memorials.com Annual Scholarship Contest
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Application Process: To apply, please send one email to [email protected] with all the documents attached: In the body of the e-mail: First and Last Name Email Address Home Address Phone Number Country of Residency Name of University / College you will attend A short student bio about yourself. Your YouTube link with the video submission (see details about the video below). Attach to the e-mail: A clear photo of yourself (we will feature the scholarship winner on our website and on our social media channels). A copy of your high school or college transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted, but unofficial grade reports are not acceptable).
    • Deadline
      June 30, 2022
  • Path to Good Scholarship Awards Program
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

      Email or mail completed application package to: [email protected]

      Jon Denzer Bear Hug Foundation
      Path to Good Scholarship Committee
      c/ o Carol Denzer
      3538  Westbrook Road
      Chillicothe,  IL  61523

       

    • Eligibility
      The Jon Denzer Bear Hug Foundation announces the Path to Good Scholarship Awards Program. Under the Program, two (2) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to High School youth and young adults not “college bound” that would benefit from financial help, mentoring, career counseling and are open to love, hope and a path to good in their lives. In addition (2) $1,000 past recipient scholarships will be awarded to recipients in good standing with the institution enrolled to allow them to continue their education in their chosen field. PROGRAM GUIDELINES & PRIORITIES Seeking High School youth and young adults interested in pursuing educational or vocational skills in the trades (e.g. electrician, plumber, and carpenter) civil service (e.g. EMT, police, fireman) healthcare, (e.g. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), medical technician, dental assistant), CDL truck driving who are willing to work hard and commit to a self-supporting career Applicants must have or be on a path to graduate from High School and or achieve a Applicants must provide evidence of financial (Tax return or latest pay stub) Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational institution or apprenticeship as Applicants must have a letter of reference from a parent, teacher and other Applications must be received by the Jon Denzer Bear Hug Foundation no later than 4 weeks prior to start of applicable
    • Deadline
  • PEO Continuing Education Grant
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Eligibility A woman is eligible for recommendation by a local chapter if she: is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada; is enrolled in a certification or degree program from an accredited institution*; is living and studying in the United States or Canada for the entire course of study; has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life; is within 18* consecutive months of completing her educational program which, at the conclusion of, will lead to employment or job advancement. has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life; is within 18* consecutive months of completing her educational program which, at the conclusion of, will lead to employment or job advancement. A woman is not eligible for grant consideration if she: is requesting the grant for use in prerequisite courses needed to secure admission into another program of study; is choosing immediate continuation of her education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested; is enrolled in a post master's certificate or doctoral program.
    • Deadline
  • Single Parent Scholarships
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
    • Deadline
  • UMOS, Inc. Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      The purpose of the UMOS National Farmworker Jobs program is to help families improve their economic well being, education, health, and housing situations so they may better realize their potential. To qualify for this scholarship you must be enrolled in certificate and/or other short-term programs not fully covered by federal and state financial aid. The scholarship awarded may be up to $4,400.
    • Deadline