Value: Varies

The Elgin Community College Foundation Scholarships offer a wide variety of scholarships which are divided into five primary categories. Requirements for some scholarships include financial need, high academic standing, specialized talents, or area of study, ethnicity, gender and residency. To apply, please visit Information is also available in the College & Career scholarship file.


Value: Varies

The Air Force ROTC program offers high school graduates scholarships through its High School Scholarship Program. The scholarship cycle begins in the spring of the student’s junior year and continues through December of his/her senior year. The application opening and closing dates vary from year to year and deadlines are posted at along with additional information.

Value: $10,000

The Hearst Foundations believe is in the public interest to encourage these outstanding young people to continue their educational development.  The $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship award is subject to the conditions and requirements specified online.  Additional detailed scholarship information will be provided to the delegates after Washington Week.  Certificates representing the award will be presented to the delegates during their visit to Washington DC. Please visit for more information.


Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Value: Varies

High School juniors & seniors for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE’S   essay contest.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800-1000 words on the provided topic FREE SPEECH.  One $10,000 first prize, one $5000 second prize, and three $1000 runner up prizes will be awarded for the best essay.  Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.

Fire will accept essay contest entries through December 31, 2017 Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018.

To enter please go to THEFIRE.ORG/CONTEST    

Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018
Value: $500.

For students to be eligible to receive a scholarship from TEACH Outdoors, Inc. the applicant must be seeking a degree majoring in or relative to any of the following studies: Education, Conservation, Parks & Recreation, Agricultural, Environmental, Criminal Justice, Fire Protection, Nursing, Special Education, Teaching, or other degrees relative to the above listed qualifying majors.

The Scholarship application and more information is also available online at


Deadline: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Value: $1000.00

Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society of female educators.  This scholarship is for Senior Female Students entering the field of education.  The finalist will have a grant of $1000 encumbered at the college or university of her choice for use towards tuition, textbooks, or lab fees.

If you have any questions please contact Beta Theta member Peggy Bauer at  Or you can telephone at 630-892-6318.   

Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018
Value: Varies

Many scholarships are available to high school seniors who will be graduating in the spring of 2018 and attending an accredited institution of higher education on a full-time basis during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

The majority of scholarships offered require students to reside within the Community Foundation service area.  Financial need and academic ability are the basis for most scholarships.  However, a few scholarships do not consider financial need.

Students can go onto for more information and to obtain an Application Form.

Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018
Value: Varies

Paramount Tall Club of Chicago scholarship is for a graduating high school senior who lives in the Chicagoland area and meets the height requirements of the club, 5’10 for females and 6’2 for males. You must meet the following criteria:

Minimum height requirements 5’10 for females and 6’2 for males.

Academic achievement

School activities

Volunteer work

Personal achievement

Chicagoland area student

Applicants must write an essay “What being tall means to me” preferably typed.    Please read the attached information, fill out the application, send it all in with the forms they are requesting.  Please go to for full directions. 


Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Value: Varies

Students from throughout the State of Illinois who wish to attend any post-secondary school or an accredited vocational or technical training school and who have maintained at least a “C” grade average may make application for a scholarship through the Grand Lodge Office in Lincoln, Illinois.  Scholarships are awarded based upon need, scholastic standing and ability.   

Applications must be completed and returned to the Grand Lodge office no later than March 1st of each year.   Students must show proof of financial need by submitting a current copy of IRS 1040 or proof of electronic filing.  You can go on line to to access all forms needed for this scholarship.