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.

  • AmericanSignLetters Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      he 2018 Scholarship Contest To participate applicants can choose to design one of the following: Design a building sign for any building on your college campus. Design a sign or logo for a business you would like to own one day. Design a plaque for someone that impacted your life. All designs should be on a mockup of a building or wall. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or University in the Spring 2019 semester.
    • Deadline
      November 15, 2018
  • Andy and Jamie Schliepsick Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • How to Apply

      To obtain an application or for any questions please contact Mike McKenna, Counselor at Richwoods High School at (309) 693-4400.

    • Eligibility
      Established by the Schliepsiek and Bielenberg families in memory of Andy and Jamie (Bielenberg) Schliepsiek who met as students, as well as graduated from Richwoods High School. To honor their memory, their families have created this fund to award scholarships to Richwoods High School graduating seniors. This scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university to assist with the cost of tuition and fees. Selection Criteria Financial Need. Applicants potential for leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. Requirements Must be a senior who will be graduating and attending a college or university. Must have maintained a “C” average or above in their first 7 semesters. Must be attending Richwoods High School. Required Materials Completed Application. At least two letters of recommendation. Essay (approximately 100 words).
    • Deadline
      April 1, 2020
  • Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Description The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI) will be sponsoring a limited number of scholarships to assist individuals in gaining and furthering their higher or technical education. The scholarship award of $1,500 is good for a period of one academic year. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of the recipient’s choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled. The scholarship may be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and required fees pertinent to their course of study. Selection Criteria Essay Applicant’s demonstrated desire to succeed Requirements Applicant must be diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder. Applicant must reside in the BCDI service area of downstate Illinois, which for this purpose is defined as all Illinois counties with the exception of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. Applicant must have attended a scheduled visit with an HTC in the 24 months prior to the application deadline. Applicant must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above. Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full time student at an accredited vocational/trade school, junior college, or four-year college/university. Required Materials Completed application Official transcript Essay Doctor diagnosis confirmation email (before applying, speak with your doctor to obtain their email address)
    • Deadline
      April 1, 2020
  • Blumenthal Scholarship Fund of Rotary Club of Peoria
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Description Albert Blumenthal and his family are holocaust survivors who came to Peoria after World War II. Albert attended Peoria High School and graduated in 1951. He then received a scholarship from The Rotary Club of Peoria. Mr. Blumenthal wants to repay what he considers a longstanding debt by helping students who might not otherwise have the financial resources to further their education beyond high school. Mr. Blumenthal and his wife are the primary benefactors of this scholarship in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Peoria. Mr. Blumenthal’s sister is Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of the book “Four Perfect Pebbles”, which is the story of the family’s holocaust survival. Copies are available in the Peoria High School Library. Two recipients from the Peoria High School will be awarded up to $5,000 each for their first year of secondary education. The award will be paid directly to the school of the recipient’s choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled. The scholarship is to be used in the following sequence: (1) tuition, (2) books and fees, and (3) the balance, if any, for room and board. Selection Criteria Financial Need Scholastic Achievement Teacher and Faculty Recommendations Essay Requirements Applicant must be a graduate of Peoria High School Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited university, college or community college Lineal descendants (child or grandchild by blood or legal adoption), step children, or spouses of Rotarians are not eligible Required Materials Completed Application Essay Completed recommendation form from a teacher, counselor or administrator at Peoria High School Application Deadline – March 20 For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638 or you can contact the Rotary Club of Peoria at (309) 676-5432.
    • Deadline
      March 2020
  • Candere Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      The Eligibility of the Scholarship is as follows Clearly indicate on your submission the following details. - Name. - Age. - The University which you are currently attending. - What program or course you are enrolled in. - The financial need you have. - Phone number and email address. - Residency. - Which year in university you are in.
    • Deadline
      December 31, 2019
  • Car Removal Perth Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Write an essay of 1200+ words on the topic “How car removal helps to reduce e-waste?” You must submit your essay on or before June 31st, 2020. All applications should be sent to [email protected] in a Word format only. PDFs or Link to Google Docs will not be accepted. You should mention your full name, your university name, phone number, and email address in the scholarship application. Make sure your essay is unique and creative. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and if we have found that you have copied the article from some other source then your application will be immediately rejected. You should not provide any other information other than that mentioned above. After the application deadline has passed, our team will judge your essay on creativity, the value you have provided, and its thoughtfulness.
    • Deadline
      July 15, 2020
  • 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
  • Coach Tony Juska Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638

    • Eligibility
      Description This Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Coach Tony Juska. Tony’s greatest coaching achievement occurred in 1954 with the Peoria (Central) High Schools undefeated football team winning the City, the Greater Peoria and Big 12 Championships with a 10-0-1 record. The 1954 team was the first undefeated team in the school’s history. This remarkable season included seven shutouts and a defense that never allowed more than one touchdown a game. As a coach, Tony’s longest winning streak was 22 consecutive games at Peoria Central High School. This award of $1,000 is to be used towards tuition and other expenses. Selection Criteria Potential for Scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Applicant’s involvement in extra circular activities while in High School. Requirements Applicant must be a graduate of Peoria Central High School. Applicant must be attending a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university. Applicant must be a student athlete at Peoria Central High School. Applicant must have maintained a grade point of 2.5 through their first 7 semesters. Required Materials Completed Application. Essay.
    • Deadline
      April 1, 2020
  • Dempsey Memorial Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Description This scholarship was established in memory of James H. Dempsey, a teacher and drama director at Peoria High School. The applicant should be pursuing a career in teaching, theatrics or the hard sciences (including, but not limited to: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology). The award of $500 will be paid directly to the college or university to assist with the costs of tuition and fees. Selection Criteria Scholastic achievement Motivation to accomplish education and career goals Leadership and involvement in extra circular activities while attending Peoria High School, with special consideration given to students who have been active in drama Requirements Applicant must be current senior or a recent graduate of Peoria High School Applicant must be pursuing a career in teaching, theatrics or the hard sciences (including, but not limited to: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology). Applicant may also be a graduate of an accredited college or university who will be seeking an advanced degree in one of the aforementioned fields Applicant must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 through their first 7 semesters Required Materials Completed Application Two Letters of Recommendation Application Deadline – March 20 For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638.
    • Deadline
      March 2020
  • Future Educator Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Mrs. Prindables is offering a 2019 Scholarship opportunity for incoming or current college students majoring in Education. We believe that educators have the power to spark positive development in student's lives and their future.
    • Deadline
      August 2020
  • HOI Chorus Educational Scholarship for ICC Students
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to email [email protected] for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Student intending to apply for the HOI Chorus Education Scholarship must complete the following pre-requisites: 1. Pass a simple audition with the HOI Chorus music team, 2. Join and participate as an HOI chorus member (with a dues waiver) that contributes in a positive way to our goal of promoting A Capella singing barbershop style, 3. Attend 75% of rehearsals and performances for a three month period, and 4. Maintain status as a student in good standing at ICC. At the completion of the 3 months with the above pre-requisites fulfilled, final application can be made for one of two $500 per semester scholarships, payable through ICC financial aid, and renewable at the discretion of HOI for a maximum of 8 semesters based on continued 75% participation with HOI Chorus and continued good standing with ICC. If having fulfilled the pre-requisites but not selected for a scholarship, a $100 one-time grant will be awarded, payable through ICC financial aid.
    • Deadline
  • Hosting Advice Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      The HostingAdvice.com Future Web Developers Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to attain employment in the IT sector. Eligible majors include tracks of study in a number of computer science-related fields, including, but not limited to, web development, software engineering, digital security, systems management, artificial intelligence, networking, and data analytics, among others. Essay Topic: How XYZ Technology is Changing the Ways Modern Businesses Operate. This essay will explore how a specific technology or set of technologies (e.g., PaaS solutions, cloud or hybrid infrastructure, blockchain-based applications, etc.) has altered how modern business is conducted and how it is forcing organizations to evolve their approaches to IT to compete. A grant of $1,000 will be awarded to an applicant based on the following criteria: academic excellence as exemplified by GPA, civic involvement, extracurricular activities, and a written essay not to exceed 1,000 words.
    • Deadline
      September 2020
  • Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Applicant must be majoring, or intends to major, in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in the aggregates industry such as (but not limited to) Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Geological Engineering, Mineral Science or Mining Engineering. Applicant must have a grade point average of at least a "B".
    • Deadline
      January 3, 2020
  • National Debt Relief Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in United States. Graduate and undergraduate students can apply Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must be pursuing or intending to pursue their bachelor's degree which can be in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
    • Deadline
      December 31, 2019
  • Old School Labs Scholarships
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Every year there is one $1,000 scholarship up for grabs. To enter, please submit a video that is no longer than 5 minutes that answers the following questions: How has health and fitness changed in society over the last 50 years? How does society make it difficult to stay healthy and what is your strategy for defeating these roadblocks?
    • Deadline
      March 2020
  • Peoria Chiefs Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      Applicant must be a graduating senior from Peoria Public Schools. Must be a demonstrate financial need. Must be pursuing education at a public 4 year college or university, private vocational/technical/career college or public 2 year community/technical college.
    • Deadline
      March 1, 2020
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
    • Deadline
      November 6, 2018
  • Single Parent Scholarships
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
    • Deadline
  • The Maverick Doctor Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.  https://www.uta.edu/fao/scholarships/maverick-academic.php

    • Eligibility
      The academic profile of a Maverick Academic Scholarship recipient may vary, but students who have at least an 1100 SAT (total of Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) or 23 ACT score and who rank in the top 50% of the high school graduating class are very strong candidates for the Maverick Scholarship pool.
    • Deadline
      May 1, 2020
  • The Roy and Ada Romani Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Established by the Romani Family to a student attending Washington Community High School who has an interest in mathematics and participated in athletics throughout his/her high school career.
      The $2,000 award is to be applied to the tuition and fees and will be payable directly to the institution in which the recipient is enrolled.

      To obtain an application or for any questions please contact Molly Drenckpohl, Counselor at Washington Community High School at (309) 444-7451.

    • Eligibility
      Selection Criteria Scholastic Achievement. Applicant’s demonstration of leadership and citizenship. Requirements Must be a graduating senior at Washington Community High School. Must be enrolling as a full time student at a 2 or 4 year college or university or an accredited technical or vocational institution. Must have participated in athletics on either a competitive basis or strong intramural. Must have demonstrated a proficiency or strong interest in the field of mathematics.
    • Deadline
      April 1, 2020
  • Welding Near You Support Scholarship
    • How to Apply

      Interested applicants need to visit here for further information.

    • Eligibility
      The Topic for Essay: "How to change jobs when you are unsure about the next career move?" Scholarship Amount $1,000 Deadline: March 31, 2020
    • Deadline
      March 31, 2020