2019 College Scholarship Applications

 The scholarships listed below are compiled by the application deadline.  Seniors are highly encouraged to check the pages weekly as the list may change.  The listings are fluid and may vary from year to year so the best way to stay informed is to check the list frequently. 

The due date listed is the date the organization MUST receive your application.  It is imperative that the application is turned into Mrs. Rivera in the Academic Center no later than 5 workdays prior to the due date listed to ensure that transcripts and required paperwork may be submitted on or before the actual due date. Please note the due dates for scholarships are firm and, as a rule, scholarship application will not be accepted past the established due date.  If you have questions regarding any of the applications or submissions procedures, you may email Mrs. Rivera at mrivera@mymchs.org.      

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may provide any additional information or if you have additional resources to share.  We wish you the best in your scholarship pursuit, and we hope to hear if you are the recipient of any scholarships! 

 

January 2019

ISCA Student Scholarship
Qualifications-  Any Senior can be awarded this scholarship to be used to support the following post-secondary options:  4-year college/university. 2-year college/university, trade school or apprenticeship program. Non-renewable.
Deadline- January 25, 2019
$1000
 
TheBank of Edwardsville
Qualifications- Any Marquette graduating senior.  Must have maintained a "B" average or better for seven semesters of high school.  Applicant must plan on enrolling full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of the following:  1) positive leadership and character exhibited in both academic and extra-curricular school activities 2) positive leadership and character exhibited in community and/or religious activities.  Gender, race, or financial needs will not be criteria for selection.
Deadline- January 31, 2019
$2000/year
  

February 2019

 
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking
Qualifications-  Competition is open to Illinois high school seniors who are sponsored by a CBAI member bank; it is not based on financial need.  Students must be U.S. citizens and residents of Illinois.  Student bank employees, plus the immediate families of any bank's employees, board members, and CBAI employees are ineligible. Students are asked to write one paragraph on each of the three topics. See specifics on the form. MCHS is eligible to win $500.
Deadline- February 6, 2019
 up to $1000/year

 

Madison County Farm Bureau
Qualifications-  Open to Madison County Farm Bureau members, spouses or their dependents who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study. Students must attend schools located in Illinois and are based on scholastic ability. The program's purpose is to help assure a well-qualified and professional agricultural workforce in Illinois. Applicant must have applied, intends to apply or has been accepted for enrollment at an accredited Illinois college, university or community college.
Deadline- February 11, 2019
$500/semester

 

1st Presbyterian Church Scholarships -5 separate scholarships 
Qualifications-  
  • Jay Reed Delano, Jr. & Robert B Lynn, Jr. Scholarships- Provides financial aid to needy and worthy students in the top 40% of their class.  Consideration also is given to students who demonstrated leadership and acceptance of responsibility in school, church, or community activities.
Varies
  • Virginia J. Sooker Memorial Scholarship- Applicant must be in good standings and ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class.  Applicants who are member or children of members are given preference.  If no applicant is an attendee of 1st Presbyterian of Alton, Illinois, preference will be given to students with an interest in theater and/or music. Financial need is not taken into consideration.
Varies, but no scholarship less than $1000
  • Lorelle Webb Memorial Scholarship- Graduating female with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Applicant must have participated in some extracurricular activities and COMMUNITY SERVICE.  Award not based on income but may be considered.
Varies, but no scholarship less than $500- Renewable
  • Frank K. Webb Memorial Scholarship- Graduating male with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Applicant must have participated in some extracurricular activities and COMMUNITY SERVICE.  Award not based on income but may be considered. 
Varies, but no scholarship less than $1000
 
Madison County Farm Bureau
Open to Madison County Farm Bureau members, spouses or their dependents who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study. Students must attend schools located in Illinois and are based on scholastic ability. The program's purpose is to help assure a well-qualified and professional agricultural workforce in Illinois. Applicant must have applied, intends to apply or has been accepted for enrollment at an accredited Illinois college, university or community college.
Deadline- February 11, 2019
$500/semester
 

Alton Area Optimist Club
Applications can be picked up in the Advisors' Office

March 2019

Illinois AMVETS
Qualifications-  Eligible applicants must be the child of a veteran, child of active-duty or the grandchild of a veteran.
Deadline- March 1, 2019 
up to $1000

Applications 

 
The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award
Qualifications-  Applicants must be a resident of Illinois and a U.S. citizen. Short essays, letters of recommendation focusing on community service, not school accomplishments. Awarded to those with financial need.
Deadline- March 1, 2019 
Award varies

Applications 

 

Elijah P. Lovejoy
Qualifications-  Eligible applicants should be in the top third of your graduating class.  Applicants must show character and growth potential, submit recommendations, and show an economic need. 
Deadline- March 1, 2019 
up to $6250
Applications can be picked up in the Advisors' Office.

 
Phillips66 Community Advisory Panel (CAP) of the Wood River Refinery
Qualifications-  awarded to high school senior who plans to attend a 2-year community college or 4-year college or university following graduation.  The scholarship is awarded on the following criteria:  education/career goals, community service/involvement, social need., and academic performance. Applicant must submit an essay on how you intend to give back to your community in the future and how this relates to your planned studies. Submit letters of recommendation. Document your school and community activities, submit a short essay stating need of scholarship/special circumstances in the family, submit a non-official transcript.  
Deadline- March 8, 2019
 
The Women of the Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
The Springfield in Illinois SDCCW, and Affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women has instituted a Diocesan Scholarship Program to recognize outstanding Catholic, female high school seniors who exemplify SDCCW's mission, values of leadership, faith, and service.
Qualifications- Young women who are interested in applying for the scholarship must be from one of the 7 Deaneries of Alton, Decatur, Effingham, Jacksonville, Litchfield, Quincy or Springfield.  A typed completed application, essay, and two letters of recommendation are required.  
Click here to read the application requirements.
Deadline- March 30, 2019 
 
Humbert Road Dentistry Scholarship

Qualifications- Available to Marquette Catholic graduating seniors interested in entering a healthcare profession. Applicate must demonstrate good citizenship through extra-curricular activities that enhance the community or school. 2.5 GPA or better based on a 4.0 scale.  Write a 500-800 essay.
Deadline- March 30, 2019
$1000
Application

 
1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Qualifications- Applicant must be a member of the 1st MidAmerica in good standings. Employees, directors and their families are not eligible.  Applicant must submit an official transcript for the most current semester available with the total cumulative GPA on the transcript, two letters of recommendation and an essay on the topic provided on the application.
Deadline- March 30, 2019
$1000

 

Liberty Bank
Qualifications-  Eligible applicants shall be graduating seniors, must have a "B" average or a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and applicants must plan to enroll full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university or trade/vocational school. The recipient selected from Marquette Catholic will be based on the following criteria:  1) Positive leadership and character exhibited in both academic and extracurricular school activities 2) Positive leadership exhibited in community service and/or religious activities
Gender, race, or financial need will NOT be criteria for selection. View application to see detailed instructions.
Deadline- March 22, 2019
up to $1000/year per year for up to four years of full-time enrollment per student

 

 

  

 

 

October 2018  

AES Scholarship

Qualifications- Any Senior Student-Awarded on the basis of character. Not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Deadline- October 6, 2018
$500
Application

Rotary Club of the Riverbend
Qualifications- Any Senior Student graduating from Marquette or Alton High School. Based on financial need and career aspiration and/or for contributions to school and community to reflect Rotary ideals of service.
Deadline- October 15, 2018
$3000
Application

 

Scholarships below are not updated and are for reference only.  Links will be updated as soon as they are available.    

March 2018    (13 Scholarships Available) 

Community Advisory Panel (CAP) of the Wood River Refinery Scholarship

Qualifications- Any Senior Student
Deadline- March 9, 2018
$1000
Application

Greater Madison County Federation of Labor-Boyer/Greer Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications- Applicant's parent(s), grandparent(s), or legal guardian must be a member of a local union affiliated with the Federation
Deadline- March 16, 2018
$1500
Application

The Metro Area Professional Organization

Qualifications- 2.5 GPA or Better
Deadline- March 20, 2018
Vary
Application 

Home Builders Association Professional Women in Building Metro East

Qualifications- Female and involvement within the building industry
Deadline- Submitted between January 1-March 31, 2018
$500
Application

Illinois Sheriffs' Association

Qualifications- Any Senior Student
Deadline- March 15, 2018
$500
Application

 

 

Liberty Bank Scholarship

Qualifications- Positive leadership and character exhibited in both academic and extracurricular school activities. Positive leadership and character exhibited in community service and/or religious activities. Applicants must have a "B" average or a cumulative GPA of 3.0
Deadline- March 23, 2018
$1000
Application

The Women of Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

Qualifications- Catholic Female Senior Student
Deadline- March 30, 2018
$500
Application

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers- St. Louis Chapter

Qualifications- Graduating Senior who plans on studying Engineering
Deadline- March 31, 2018
$1000
Application

Heneghan and Associates, P.C.

Qualifications- High School Senior- Enrolled or in the process of enrolling in either engineering or surveying higher-education program
Deadline- March 31, 2018
$500
Application

Union Pacific Railroad Black Employee Network's Jerry Morris and Summer

Qualifications- African-American graduating high school Senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Active in extracurricular school/community activities and demonstrate their social awareness and involvement.
Deadline- March 31,2018
Vary
Application

William Pablo Feraldo Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program

Qualifications- A Male student who demonstrates a financial need as calculated by Scholarship America
Deadline- March 31, 2018
$2000-$5000 
Application

1st MidAmerica Credit Union

Qualifications- Must be a member of 1st MidAmerica in good standings
Deadline- March 31,2018
$1000
Application

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association

Qualifications- Students pursuing a degree which leads to a manufacturing career
Deadline- March 31, 2018
Up to $2500
Application

Turn in all applications to Mrs. Mary Rivera in the Academic Center 5 workdays prior to the posted deadline date to assure transcripts and paperwork are submitted on time.

April 2018       (11 Scholarships Available)

National NTMA Association-The Brock Babb & Edwin Vobeda Scholarships

Qualifications- For Students pursuing further education in manufacturing- especially in machining, tool and die, and related fields of study
Deadline- April 1, 2018
minimum $1000
Application

Midwest Members Credit Union Scholarship Program

Qualifications- Applicants must be a member of Midwest Members Credit Union for at least three months prior to applying & 3.0 GPA or better
Deadline- April 1, 2018
$1000
Application

Tori-Hoerman Law Distracted Driving Essay Scholarship

Qualifications- Must be a current high school senior student planning to graduate in Spring 2018. Must be accepted into an accredited university. Must have proof to show that they are planning to attend that university- this can include: Acceptance letter, Class schedule or School ID
Deadline- April 1, 2018
$1000
Application

Grace Skief Memorial Volunteer Scholarship

Qualifications- Any Senior Student 
Deadline- April 6, 2018
$500
Application

 

Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Southwest Illinois Chapter 2108 Scholarship Essay Competition

Qualifications- Open to all college-bound high school seniors
Deadline- April 6, 2018
$500-$1500
Application

Don Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications- 2.75 GPA or higher
Deadline- April 7, 2018
Vary
Application

Southwest Conference Cory Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications- four-year student-athlete in the same sport with a 2.5 GPA or better
Deadline- April 7, 2018
Vary
Application

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Scholarship

Qualifications- African American female student with 3.0 GPA or better.
Deadline- April 9, 2018
$500
Application

BJC Healthcare Scholarship Fund 

Qualifications- Any Senior Student- Need Based
Deadline- April 16, 2018
$10,000 
Application

East End Improvement Association

Qualifications- Student must demonstrate good citizenship through extra-curriculum activities in or away from their school which enhances their Community or School.
Deadline- April 30, 2018
$1000
Application

Arch City Granite & Marble

Qualifications- Any Senior Student
Deadline- April 30, 2018
$1000
Application

Turn in all applications to Mrs. Mary Rivera in the Academic Center 5 workdays prior to the posted deadline date to assure transcripts and paperwork are submitted on time.

 

May 2018        (3 Scholarships Available)

Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Qualifications- Graduating Seniors who are hearing impaired and intending on enrolling in an accredited university or technical school
Deadline- May 1, 2018
Varies $1000-$8000
Application

Drone Technology College Scholarship

Qualifications- students who demonstrate an interest in pushing the drone industry forward to support their studies
Deadline- May 1, 2018
$1000
Application

Mitchell & Crunk Adoption Scholarship

Qualifications- Any senior student- Special consideration will be given to students interested in pursuing a career in Adoption law and can share a story of their own adoption or someone they know
Deadline- May 31, 2018
$500
Application

Turn in all applications to Mrs. Mary Rivera in the Academic Center 5 workdays prior to the posted deadline date to assure all transcripts and paperwork is submitted on time.

 

June 2018      (2 Scholarships Available)

Madison County Community Development Scholarship

Qualifications- Students who plan on attending LCCC, SWIC, or SIUE. - Must meet block grant guideline (low-income students)
Deadline- June 1, 2018
$1500
Application

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Qualifications- future college students who play or have played sports at the high school level
Deadline- June 1, 2018
$1000
Application

Turn in all applications to Mrs. Mary Rivera in the Academic Center 5 workdays prior to the posted deadline date to assure transcripts and paperwork are submitted on time.

 

July 2018        (1 Scholarship Available)

UEW Healthcare

Qualifications- Any high school senior
Deadline- July 31, 2018
$1000
Application

Turn in all applications to Mrs. Mary Rivera in the Academic Center 5 workdays prior to the posted deadline date to assure transcripts and paperwork are submitted on time.