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: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Value: Varies

QuestBridge believes that you deserve to reach your full academic potential regardless of your financial background.  QuestBridge is actively seeking students who have excelled academically despite financial hardships.

 The Scholarship application and more information is also available online at


Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017
Value: $1000

Students who enter our contest will record a video on the following topic:  What law or laws would you create to make roads safer?  Our goal is to support students’ educational efforts while raising awareness about this important issue. Please carefully read through our contest rules and don’t let the submission deadline pass without taking advantage of this exciting opportunity. Please go to for more information.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Value: $2,500

The law offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. is offering a $2,500 scholarship to one high school student. To apply, create a short (30-120 second) video telling us what community services activities you have been involved in and why you are dedicated to your community. What cause are you most passionate about and why? How has it contributed to your growth; both personally and educationally? How will this scholarship help you reach your goal? Upload your video to YouTube.

For more information about the scholarship, please visit:


Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Value: Varies

Application requirements:

  1. Complete application online
  2. Upload transcript or grade report
  3. 400-500 word essay on the following question:


Essay Questions:

If you were on the board of a scholarship selection committee 20 years from now, would you award the 17 year-old you a scholarship? Why or why not?


To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

Be a high school senior

Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale

Have a minimum ACT Composite score of 22 or SAT Composite score of 1,100 (based on the “new” SAT scoring system)


For more information and to apply, go to:



Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Value: Varies

Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship is your chance to be rewarded and gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman.  Apply at


Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Value: Varies

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society.

In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial Assistant to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6000 to $25000.  Please visit for more information regarding this scholarship.