Skip to content

Peoplesmart Scholarship Essays

Scholarships become available throughout the school year.  Check this page on a regular basis for the latest information on specific scholarships.  If you do not have access to a computer, Arron Thomas can help you do research and download scholarship applications.

Any due dates listed below that have already passed will be updated for the following school year as information becomes available.

View Scholarships by Due Dates:  OngoingAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly



MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Scholarship Amount: $1000Due Date: none specified

Web Site:

Criteria:  Seniors from all 50 states are invited to participate. Must be a senior of good standing. No application or essay necessary. Scholarship is awarded to the senior who raises the most funds for MS. Students do not need to have MS in their families to qualify for this national opportunity.

Scholarships of Masonic-Related Organizations of California        Amount:  VariesDue Date:  Varies

Web Site:

Criteria: Specific criteria will vary.  All applicants must be a US Citizen AND a current resident of California for at least one year; have a minimum 3.0 GPA unweighted; are in need of financial aid; will attend an accredited 2 or 4 yr. college or university as full-time freshman in the Fall.

Additional Information:  The entire manual listing all the scholarships is available at: – click on “Scholarship Center” and then on “Scholarship Manual”.

Cappex Scholarships       Amount:  VariesDue Date:  Varies

Web Site:

Criteria: is providing MORE THAN $30,000 in our own unique scholarships. Some of our most popular ones include “A GPA Isn’t Everything”, “My College Review” and “Cappex #1 Fan”. The Cappex scholarships will be awarded to students with the most well-rounded profiles, so don’t be humble–get detailed in your profile.

American Legion Scholarships      Amount:  VariesDue Date:  Varies

Web Site:

Additional Information:  The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education.

ANYCOLLEGE.COM      Amount:  $2000Due Date: Four random drawings per year:  Oct. 1st, Jan. 1st, April 1st, and July 1st.

Web Site:

Sun Trust Off to College  Scholarship Sweepstakes    Amount:  $1000Due Date: One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October thru May.

Web Site:

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program  Amount:  Forty $1000 scholarships awarded in random drawingsDue Date: October thru March.

Web Site:

Varsity Tutors’ Scholarship  Amount:  $1,000Due Date: Monthly Contest.

Web Site:

Additional Information:  Varsity Tutors hold a monthly $1,000 scholarship contest, where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.  Visitors to the Varsity Tutors webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries.  The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is chosen.

August Due Dates

Cappex Easy Money Scholarship  Amount: $1000Due Date: 8/31/15

Web Site:

Criteria:  Create a Cappex profile, click on the scholarship tab, then click on “Cappex Scholarships, and click on this scholarship”. Scholarships will be given to students with well-rounded profiles, so don’t hold back on details.

Additional Information:  There are a variety of scholarships at this site with different criteria, deadlines, and awards.

September Due Dates

Questbridge National College Match Scholarship  Amount: Full 4-yearDue Date: 9/28/15

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must plan on attending one of 31 specific partner colleges (including Stanford and USC). Seniors must show outstanding academic ability (most are in the top 5 %) despite facing economic challenges and be from a household earning less than $60,000 per year (family of 4). Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident (with the exception of Brown, Pomona, Princeton and Yale).

VIP Scholarship   Amount: $5000Due Date: 1/31/17


Criteria:  Must be at least 13 years of age; multiple entries can be submitted by following instructions on the sponsors website.

October Due Dates

Wendy’s high School Heisman Scholarship  Amount: $500 Wendy’s gift card/ $10,000 for your High SchoolDue Date: 10/2/15

Web Site:

Criteria:  You must have maintained at least a “B” GPA, participate in one of 27 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations, and demonstrate active involvement in your community. Students who apply will be judged based on their academic achievements, athletic accomplishments, community-leadership, and involvement in various extracurricular activities during grades 9 through 11.

Additional Information:  Each applicant must have their online application reviewed and confirmed online by a school representative.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards  Amount: up to $3000Due Date: 10/15/15

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must be of Hispanic or Latino heritage; a cumulative, unweighted GPA of at least 3.0; must demonstrate success in the classroom and community; must be a citizen or US permanent residency; willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in your selected region (San Jose). These are the categories: Business & Entrepreneurship; Community Service; Engineering and Mathematics; Education; Healthcare/Science; Innovation and Technology; Media & Entertainment; Sports & Fitness.

Additional Information:  Fill out the application at: categories are added each year and are subject to change without notice. You may apply in more than 1 category.

College Jump Start Scholarship  Amount: 2 @ $1000Due Date: 10/17/16 & 4/15/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  10th, 11th, and 12th graders are eligible. Must be a US citizen or legal resident and committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community. The College Jump Start Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. Recipient chosen based on an essay of 250 words.

Horatio Alger Scholarship  Amount: 10 @ $25,000Due Date: 10/25/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must have critical financial need, preferably $55,000 or lower adjusted gross income per family; involvement in co-curricular and community service activities; minimum GPA of 2.0; United States citizenship; have a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor’s degree (students may start their studies at a 2-year institution and then transfer). Students must apply online; must submit 1 letter on recommendation from an adult who understands your adversity and can describe the unique circumstances in your life. (This form must be filled out online). Your counselor must fill out the online Certification Form. Official transcript and a copy of only the front page of your parent/guardian federal tax return are required.

CARiD Scholarship Program  Amount: 2 awards $1,000Due Date: 10/31/16 & 4/30/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must be a US student between the ages of 16 and 20 that will be enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester; cannot be a CARiD employee or related to any CARiD employee or its partners.


Scholarship Points Award   Amount: 10 @$10,000Due Date: 1/31/17


Criteria:  You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US; You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Aspirations in Computing Bay Area Affiliate Award  Amount: $16,000 ($250 gift card, a day @Google, & more)Due Date: 11/17/16

Web  Site:

Criteria:  Girls only (grades 9-12); must have demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/computing, and demonstrated leadership ability; 3.0 or better GPA. This requires a Parent/Guardian approval and an Educator Endorsement that must be submitted by 11/9/15.

Additional Information:  Application is open September 1

Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Amount: $5,000Due Date: 10/27/16

Web Site:  Download an application at:

Criteria:  To recognize students who have served their community. Essay required describing your unique community service activities; letter of recommendation required. Scholarships are awarded based on greatest service (to the community) and financial need.

You Deserve It Scholarship  Amount: $1000Due Date: 1/29/17

Web  Site:

Criteria:  Must be at least 16 years of age or older; must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or US Territories.

Brian Ohleyer Memorial Award (The Olympic Club Foundation)  Amount: $4000Due Date: 10/31/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  You must be nominated by Live Oak High School – we can nominate one male and one female. Should be recognized for achievements in organized sports by the team, school, and league or sports association – should be one of our top scholar-athletes; maintain a 3.0 GPA or better; exceed the school requirements for community service. They are looking for a student (senior) who has achieved exemplary personal success both athletically and academically, and whose accomplishments exemplify the highest ideals of sportsmanship, honor, and caring.

Additional Information:  Come and see Mrs. Bergkamp if you are interested in being nominated for this award.

Easy College Money (ECM) Scholarship  Amount: $1000Due Date: 10/31/16

Web  Site:

Criteria:  Must be currently enrolled in high school or college, or plan to enroll in the next 12 months.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Amount: 150 @ $20,000Due Date: 10/31/16

Web Site: (Click on ‘Apply Online’ then ‘Four Year Award for Seniors’)

Criteria:  Students will be evaluated on: Demonstrated leadership in school, Commitment to Community, Academic Achievement (GPA of at least 3.0), and Part-time employment.

November Due Dates

2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Amount: $1,000 – $6,000Due Date: 11/8/16

Web Site: or (Click on the “Apply Now” link.)

Criteria:  This award honors students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. You must describe a volunteer community service activity performed at least in part after September 1, 2014. Grades 5-12 are eligible. You must also go to the “Certification” page after you have completed your application. Your certifier will be our principal, Lloyd Webb and you must deliver the instructions to him by 11/3.

Additional Information:  For more Information, you can call 877-525-8491.

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program – National Security Agency (NSA)Amount:Due Date: 11/15/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must be a U.S. citizen; have security clearance eligibility; minimum 1600 on SAT or ACT of 25; a planned computer science or computer/electrical engineering major; 3.0 GPA or above is preferred; demonstrated leadership abilities. Letter of recommendation, official transcripts, essay, and a copy of SAT or ACT scores are required. You may also submit up to 3 pages of supplemental information.

Additional Information:  This scholarship offers: paid college tuition and mandatory fees; year-round salary (even while attending college); reimbursement for textbooks; potential housing and travel entitlements; paid time off; health and life insurance; federal retirement plans; a job upon graduation

Zumper Apartments Scholarship Program Amount: 2 @ $1000Due Date: 11/15/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  Looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way.  Any legal US resident in high school or college who will be atttending an accredited university or college in Fall 2016 is eligible to apply.

STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP Amount: 11 @ $2500Due Date: 11/15/16

Web Site:

Criteria: Must be a high school sophomore student or older; must have taken at least one photography or related art class. All applications must be submitted via the internet.

Aspirations in Computing Bay Area Affiliate Award  Amount: $16,000 ($250 gift card, a day @Google, & more)Due Date: 11/17/16

Web  Site:

Criteria:  Girls only (grades 9-12); must have demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/computing, and demonstrated leadership ability; 3.0 or better GPA. This requires a Parent/Guardian approval and an Educator Endorsement that must be submitted by 11/9/15.

Additional Information:  Application is open September 1

Amazon Merit Based ScholarshipAmount:  $5,000 – Tuition $500 – TextbooksDue Date: 11/20/14

Web Site:

Criteria:  Awards will be based on merit. Applications will be scored on GPA, community service, and leadership experience. Semifinalists will be required to write an essay to advance to the final round.

Youth Volunteer Scholarship AwardAmount:  $500Due Date: 11/29/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  Over the past 2 years you must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work; over the past 2 years you must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Essay required.

Andrew Flushe Scholarship Amount:  2 @ $500Due Date: 11/30/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  The contest for this scholarship requires that students raise awarenes of the dangers of texting and driving.  Applicants must create a public awareness advertisement video (PSA) that addresses the severity of the problem.  Student must be a a citizen or lawful resident of the US in order to apply.

Additional Information:  The judge panel wants to see how creative and convincing you can be with yoru video.  Make sure it is geared towards your peers.  Videos can be technical, narrative, documentary, fiction, or any other video style you can think of.  Video selfies will not be considered. Be creative!  They’ve seen lots of stats and percentages which can get boring.  The video must be your own work.  Music videos taken on YouTube will not be considered.

Odenza Caption Scholarship Amount:  $500Due Date: 11/30/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  Submit a caption in the comment section of any post on the Odenza Facebook page prior to the November 30th deadline.  Please ensure to place #OdenzaCaption at the end of your caption/comment.  A caption consists of a title or brief explanation appended to any of the photos or illustrations on Odenza’s Facebook page.  Six weeks after the deadline, the person whose post receives the most likes will be considered the scholarship winner.

Additional Information:  Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a resident of the US or Canada.

Sixt Rent A Car ScholarshipAmount:  $5000Due Date: 11/30/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and plan to enroll full time in a 2 or 4 year college or university. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship Management Services must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Additional Information:  Only the first 500 valid applicants will be considered so apply early!

December Due Dates

SMART SCHOLARSHIP FOR SERVICE PROGRAMAmount: $25,000 – $38,000Due Date:  12/1/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  You must plan to pursue a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  They will be looking at your Academics, Community and Volunteer Work, Leadership Experiences, Teamwork Experiences, Awards & Honors, SAT/ACT Scores, and more.  If you are chosen to receive this scholarship, you will receive full tuition and education related fees, summer research internships, health insurance, mentoring, and employment placement after graduation.

BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSHIP Amount: 5 @ $2000Due Date: 12/1/16

Web Site:

Criteria: These scholarships are for future high school physics teachers. Applicant must be a US citizen attending a US school.


Web Site:

Criteria:  Open to students (Kindergarten through graduate school); must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the US at least within the last 12 months.  Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.  Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.  Must obtain a Community Service Recommendation and must be US citizens or permanent residents.


Web Site:

Criteria:  High academic achievement; active in school and community activities; recognized as leaders by your peers; need financial assistance to attend college.  Must be a US citizen.  Must include an official transcript in a sealed envelope and the Counselor Report completed by the student’s counselor and sealed in an envelope.

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAMAmount: $1,000 – $25,000Due Date:  12/15/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  GPA of 2.5 or higher; recipients are chosen based on:  academic record (50%); participation in school and community activities and work experiences (50%).

NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDAmount: $1,000 – $15,000Due Date:  12/18/16

Web Site:

Criteria:  Seniors who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and initiative – a budding entrepreneur or a student who has started their own business.  Semi-finalists MUST be interviewed by an NFIB member, who will be assigned to each semi-finalist.  Also considered are:  academic records, extracurricular activities, leadership, and character.  Financial need is not a factor.

NRA SCHOLARSHIP Amount: 4 @ $1,000Due Date:  12/1/16

Web Site:

Criteria: Applicants must write an essay of about 1000 words, neat, and legible (double spaced, typed preferred).  The fund historically receives a large number of entries and the contest is highly competitive.  Include your name, age, address, telephone#, school, and grade as well as a statement from a teacher or parent certifying that the essay is your original work.  Essay contest winners will be selected and notified in early 2017.  All entries become the property of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

January Due Dates

DILLER TEEN TIKKUN OLAM AWARDSAmount: $36,000Due Date:1/4/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must be Jewish and a teen (age13-19); have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that “repair the world”.  Teen projects may focus on the Jewish community or the general community.  You may be nominated by anyone familiar with the value of your project or you may nominate yourself.  (Family members are not eligible to nominate.)

GE – REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPAmount: $10,000/year for 4 yrsDue Date:  1/5/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  Demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community; be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization; be recommended by an authority figure; demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 minimum GPA); demonstrate financial need; be a US citizen; plan on attending a 4-year US college or university.   (Only the first 25,000 completed applications will be considered.)

RAOUL TEILHET SCHOLARSHIPSAmount: $1,000 & $3,000Due Date:  1/10/17

Web Site: (Click on ‘Scholarships’.)

Criteria:  Must be a child or dependent of a CFT (California Federation of Teachers) member in good standing or a child of a deceased CFT member.  The awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, special talents and skills, participation in extra-curricular activities, community service, and a 500-word essay on a social issue about which the applicant feels strongly. Official transcript, parents’ tax return, essay, AFT/CFT Member Verification form, and 3 Rating Sheets (1 from a teacher, 1 from a counselor, and 1 from a community member) are required.


Web Site:

Criteria:  Seniors must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; citizen or legal permanent resident; GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted); demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility (students must submit a separate FAFSA form by the March 2nd deadline to determine if they are Pell Grant eligible); must complete 3 required forms.

DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAMAmount: $20,000  + technology & other resourcesDue Date:  1/15/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must have participated in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program (such as AVID) for a minimum of 2 of the last 3 years; minimum 2.4 GPA; demonstrated need for financial assistance; planning to attend a 4-year college or university; US citizen or permanent resident.


Web Site:

Criteria:  Seniors must be U.S. citizens who are planning careers of service to the U.S. in local, state, or federal government. Requires 3 copies of all documents:  cover page, 1-page essay, a letter of recommendation, transcript, and resume.  The application must be received by 1/15/15.

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. SCHOLARSHIPAmount: $500 – $2,500Due Date:  1/16/17

Web Site: Apply online or pick up application at the Career Center.

Criteria:  Must be of African-American descent.  Selection will be based upon:  scholastic achievement, demonstrated financial need and participation in school and /or community activities.  GPA of 2.75 or higher.  An interview, essay, official transcript, photograph, and 2 letters of recommendation are required.

RMHC (Ronald McDonald House Charities) U.S. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMAmount: $1,000  (Amounts may vary)Due Date:  1/18/17

Web Site: for information; for application

Criteria:  There are 4 different categories:  Asian-Pacific, African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or Scholar.  You can only apply for 1 category.  Other Criteria:  Demonstrated academic achievement (minimum 2.7 GPA); financial need; community involvement; limited access to educational & career opportunities, legal U.S. resident.  Personal statement & IRS form required.


Web Site:

Criteria:  Minimum 3.4 GPA; open to students of any ethnic or cultural background; must be US citizen or permanent resident.  Also taken into consideration is:  demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; above average scholastic performance.  The application must be entered and submitted online, so go to the website above to download and submit.  Essay, transcripts, and one letter of recommendation are required.

AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) Scholarship Amount: 3 @ $500Due Date: 1/31/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  This is an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. You must write a 500-1000 word essay that’s based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career.

REDFIN SCHOLARSHIP Amount: $2,500Due Date:1/31/17 for Spring award, 7/31/17 for Fall award

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must be 2017 graduating senior,  legal US resident with a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Student will be asked to write an essay in 800 words or less that answers the following:  When the population of a city grows, low-income people are often forced to move to more affordable areas outside of the city. Many initiatives have been proposed or implemented to keep affordable housing within city limits. Identify one such initiative and discuss its pros and cons.

February Due Dates

1890 Scholars Program Amount: 17 @ $5000Due Date: 2/1/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  This is for US Citizens who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in agriculture or a related science at one of the 1890 Land Grant Institutions. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better, a combined verbal/math score of 1000 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT. Must demonstrate leadership and community service.

CESAR E. CHAVEZ SCHOLARSHIP FUNDAmount: VariesDue Date:  2/3/17

Web Site:  Pick up information from Mr. Thomas at the Career Center.

Criteria: High school graduate, enroll in a Western Associations of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited community college or university, and minimum GPA of 2.5, autobiographical essay with an explanation of how Cesar E. Chavez’s struggles and core values affected or influenced your life, financial need.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARDSAmount: $1,000/year for 4 yearsDue Date:  2/3/17

Web Site:  Apply online or pick up information from Mr. Thomas at the Career Center.

Criteria:  Must be a child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before 4/1/10; must have taken the SAT or ACT by 12/31/14; must be planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university and exhibit the core values of the Elks National Foundation:  Knowledge, Charity, Community, and Integrity.  Must be a US citizen.


Web Site:  Apply online

Criteria:  Seeking students who give back to their community. How do you give back to your community? What local organizations have you volunteered your time for? What drives you to give back in this way?

YOUTH ON COURSE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPSAmount: $4,000 – $12,000Due Date:2/28/17

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be accepted for enrollment at a 4-year college/university.  You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course members and/or golfers will be given first priority during selection.  Scholarships are both need and merit based.  A digital copy of your official high school transcripts and digital copies of SAT/ACT scores are required.


Web Site:  Application is available online only

Criteria:  Planning to attend a 4-year university or college; parent or grandparent is employed full time with, or who are the proprietor of a company or individual holding a valid California liquor/beer/wine license.  This includes hotels, restaurants, retail & wholesale grocery establishments, drug stores/convenience stores, airlines, breweries, wineries, distributors, etc. Must have participated in athletics and/or performing arts during both 11th & 12th grades; demonstrates outstanding community service as evidenced by student’s written essay (50% of the application process).


Web Site: Fill out application online or download a copy

Criteria:  There are 9 different scholarships with different criteria and each has a supplemental application that is turned in with the main application.  All scholarships are open to all students regardless of race, sexual orientation or any other basis.  All scholarships require that you are a resident of the PG & E Service Territory, and you must show proof of residency (copy of PG & E bill).

Access (Employees with Disabilities Resource Group ($1,000-3,000):  Recipients are selected based on their essay, community involvement, financial need, and school activities.  Official transcript and a copy of SAT/ACT scores are required.

Black Employees ERG (Employee Resource Group) ($1,000 – $5,000):  At least 2.5 GPA and may not be an employee of PG & E.  Official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and 2 essays required.

Asian ERG (Employee Resource Group) ($1,000-2,000):  Minimum unweighted 3.5 GPA; minimum SAT score of 1500 or comparable ACT score; active involvement in one or more of the following areas:  community organizations, academic or vocational activities, leadership roles.   Official transcript and essay required.

Latino ERG (Employee Resource Group) ($1000 – $2,000):  Official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and an essay required.

Legacy ERG ($1,000-3,000):  You must work or volunteer in a not-for-profit organization that supports the senior citizen community; be pursuing coursework in financial management, peer counseling, mentoring seniors, or other transitioning issues prominent in senior populations; have demonstrated leadership and/or volunteered through active involvement in community organizations, academic, or vocational activities; are not an employee of PG&E.

Pride Network Employee Resource Group ($6,000): Must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community (applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible); must be available for an interview either by phone or in-person.

PSEA ($1,000):  To a number of PG&E employee dependents.

Samahan ((Filipino) Employee Resource Group ($1,000 – $2,000):  Minimum 3.25 GPA; active participant and/or leader in school and the community.  Copy of SAT/ACT scores, official transcript, essay, 2 letters of recommendation required.

Women’s Network Employee Resource Group ($1,000 – $3,000):  Minimum 3.0 GPA; are pursuing a degree or career in engineering, information technology, business, environmental, or other major related to the energy field; have demonstrated leadership and/or volunteered through active involvement in community organizations, academic or vocational activities or student organizations.  Official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and an essay required.


Web Site:  To see information on all the different scholarships being offered, click on ‘2014 Scholarship Guidebook’.

Criteria:  There are many types of scholarships to fit the many types of FFA members; decisions are made based on:  grades; your major; your community service; your FFA involvement; your leadership skills; your SAE.


Web Site:  Please pick one up an application in the Career Center.

Criteria:  Must be attending a four-year college or university; have a GPA of 3.5 or above; must demonstrate financial need; must be a US citizen.  Also taken into consideration is participation in school, community, religious or social activities; leadership responsibility in a school, community, religious or social organization; letters of recommendation.  Recipients of the scholarship must maintain communication with the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation by attending a dinner meeting once each year.

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPAmount: $1,000 & $2,000Due Date:  Applications are closed for 2017

Web Site:

Criteria:  Students should be ambitious and motivated, as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community, or work activities, and be recommended by an unrelated adult who can attest to the student’s achievement. You must have demonstrated a non-academic achievement – in your school, in the community or in the workplace.  Must describe this outstanding achievement in detail.  Consideration will also be given to other extracurricular activities in school and community, work experience, and your academic record over the past four years.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted, so don’t procrastinate with this scholarship.

THE NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMAmount: 195 for a total value of $4,700,000Due Date: Applications are closed for 2017

Web Site:  Application and information available online.

Criteria:  To be eligible for a merit co-op scholarship, a student must apply, be accepted, and attend one of the 10 WACE Partner Colleges and Universities:  Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University,  Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better.  Minority and female students, as well as students interested in science, math, engineering, and technology are encouraged to apply for this merit co-op scholarship.


Web Site:  Download application.

Criteria:  Must be seeking a career in wood technology, machinery or related fields.  Also taken into consideration are academic success, interest, special abilities, and financial need.    Essay, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation are required. The completed application must be received by 2/3.

THE STEPHANIE BROWN CADET MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPAmount: $1,000Due Date: Applications are closed for 2017

Web Site:  Download application.

Criteria:  Must have a significant number of volunteer hours in community service within the last 18 months; 3.0 or greater GPA; attending a US 2 or 4 year college or university; resident of the greater San Francisco Bay Area (which you are if you attend Live Oak).  Essay required.  Scholarships can be renewed annually for up to 4 years.


Web Site:
Click here for the application, pick up an application in the Career Center or see Mr. Thomas.

Criteria:  Plan to enroll in a WASC accredited 2 or 4 – year college or university; minimum 2.5 GPA.  Applicants will be considered for their:  academic achievement; autobiographical essay (information about you and your family, school and extra-curricular/community activities, career goals and aspirations, explanation of how Cesar Chavez’s struggles and core values affected or influenced your life); financial need.  Priority will be given to Farm worker families.

EQUALITY SCHOLARSHIPAmount: VariesDue Date:  2/1/17

Web Site:  Apply online or pick up an application from Mr. Thomas in the College and Career Center.

Criteria:  Must have applied to a 2 or 4 yr college, university, or trade school; must have demonstrated service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community (applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible); letter of recommendation required; must answer six questions.  Other criteria that will be used to select recipient:  leadership, hardship or special circumstances, and academic achievement.

CIF/FARMERS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEARAmount: $2,000 & $5,000Due Date:  2/14/17

Web Site: To apply, click on “students” and then “Awards and Scholarships”.

Criteria:  Recipients are chosen based on excellence in athletics (must have demonstrated superior athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within CA and must participate as a senior), academics (3.50 minimum GPA), and character (must have portrayed themselves as athletes of character displaying trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, community service, and citizenship).   2 letters of recommendation, a sportsmanship statement signed by the coach, transcripts, and an essay required.


Web Site:

Criteria: Must be a high school student; must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying? How has cyberbullying personally affected teens?”

SHUI KUEN AND ALLEN CHIN SCHOLARSHIPAmount: $1,000Due Date:  2/24/17

Web Site:  Download application.

Criteria:  Student must be the past/present Asian restaurant worker (or child of).  Must be involved in community advocacy or social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and other progressive causes; minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, any ethnic background (no citizenship requirement).

BANATAO FAMILY FILIPINO AMERICAN EDUCATION FUNDAmount: $5,000 (Renewable for total of $20,000)Due Date:  2/24/17

Web Site: Download application.

Criteria:  Must be attending a 4-yr college in the Fall; Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental or Physical Science major; must be of Filipino heritage (at least 50%); minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need.

LAPIZ FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPAmount: $2,000Due Date:  2/24/17

Web Site:  Download application.

Criteria:  Must be a past or present farm worker or the child of a farm/migrant worker (any ethnic heritage); plan on attending a UC full-time in Fall 2015; minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrates financial need; any ethnicity or racial background; essay required.


Web Site:  Download application.

Criteria:  Must be of Filipino heritage (at least 25%); must be attending a college or university located in California; 2.75 minimum GPA; financial need.


Web Site:  Download application.

Criteria:  Must be of Asian ethnic heritage (1st generation Asian American immigrant); must plan on attending a 4-yr college or university in the Fall; must have a passion for business (not required to be a business major); minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need; community service required.

KAISER PERMANENTE ASIAN ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPAmount: 7 @ $3,500Due Date: Scholarship not available

Web Site:  Submit your application online.

For information:

Criteria:  Minimum 2.5 GPA.  They are looking for students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to an Asian community and have the potential to be future leaders. (You do not have to be Asian, as long as you have shown demonstrated leadership within an Asian community.)  Students may have demonstrated this through their activities in school, in the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances.  Essay required.


Web Site:  You can download application, fill it out online and print it, or pick one up at the Career Center.

Criteria:  Must be a female of Vietnamese ancestry attending school in Santa Clara County;  financial need, commitment to community service, leadership abilities and the potential for leadership are all taken into consideration.

QUE LLUEVA CAFÉ SCHOLARSHIPAmount: $500Due Date:  2/25/17

Web Site:  Download application or pick one up at the Career Center.

Criteria:  Must be of Chicano/Latino descent; must be an undocumented student; must demonstrate academic promise…whether by grade point average, college acceptance, personal or professional recommendations, or written essay;  must demonstrate financial need.  Must provide a statement of financial need and a transcript and write an essay (1000 word maximum).


Web Site:  Pick up an application at the Career Center.

Criteria:  Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have spent time volunteering within their community.  Any student enrolled in grades 9-12 may apply, but applicant must meet 3.0 GPA requirements at graduation to be eligible.  Applications will be evaluated on the following:  extracurricular/charitable/volunteer service; plausibility of the action plan in your essay being put into effect within your community; leadership roles held; creativity of your community service action plan, scholastic achievement (total GPA); some preference will be given to applicants in the San Martin area.  A transcript is required and an essay or action plan of no more than 1,000 words answering:  “Why is community important to you and how would you use $500 to better your local neighborhood?”

THE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PROGRAM (UC BERKELEY)Amount: $6,000 each year & a new laptop computerDue Date:  2/24/15

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must be a UC Berkeley applicant, a CA resident (AB 540 accepted); 3.0 GPA or above; family income of $86,000 or less

THE LEADERSHIP AWARD (UC BERKELEY)Amount: $2,000Due Date:  2/24/15

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must be a UC Berkeley applicant, a CA resident (AB 540 accepted); 3.3 minimum unweighted GPA; demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting academic, work, or community environments.  Interview required.


Web Site:  Information at or  Pick up an application at the Guest Services Desk at the Gilroy Outlets.

Criteria:  Must live within 50 miles of Gilroy Premium Outlets and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college or technical or vocational school.  Taken into consideration will be:  academic record, leadership skills, participation in school and community activities, and financial data.  Official transcript and your parent or guardian’s most recently filed tax form are required.  Only the 1st 3,000 applications received will be processed.

SILICON VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS (SVCF)Amount: $1,000 up to $40,000Due Date: (Due dates vary. Please check your students email for further information)

Web Site:

Criteria:  SVCF administers more than 40 different scholarships.  Criteria varies depending on the specific scholarship.  Deadlines vary as well.  Most of the scholarships require that the applicant:  demonstrate financial need; be a US Citizen or legal resident; be a full-time student.  Some scholarships also focus on academic achievement, academic potential, and/or community service. Required application materials: completed online form; personal statement; official transcript; 2 letters of recommendation; proof of citizenship or legal residency; a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report or Tax Form 1040.  Scholarship applications must be filled out online – paper applications are no longer accepted.


Web Site:  Download application or pick one up at the Career Center.

Criteria:  Looking for seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others.  Must have at least a 3.5 GPA; have demonstrated superior athletic ability in at least 2 years of varsity play within CA; have acted as athletes of character, displaying trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, community service and citizenship.  Official transcripts and essay required.  3 letters of recommendation required:  1 for Athletic skill (a coach or association official); 1 for Academic Standing (teacher or counselor); 1 for Personal Qualities (adult relative or family friend).

COMMONWEALTH EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Amount: Multiple awards of VariesDue Date:  2/28/17

Web Site:  Applications can be completed online.

Criteria:  Looking for seniors who volunteer their time with local organizations.

BUICK ACHIEVERSAmount: $2,000 to $100,000Due Date:  Application is closed for 2017

Web Site:

Criteria:  Must plan to enroll full-time at a 4-yr. college or university; plans to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry.  They are looking for good grades, a leader in school, community service, a college-bound and community-minded individual, and in need of financial assistance.

March Due Dates


Web Site:  Apply online or see Mr. Thomas to get an application.

Criteria:  Females who are pursuing education in art, writing, or music. A personal letter describing your achievements, educational goals and major

Paying for College Events


  • Financial Aid 101 - Tuesday, September 26, 6:00pm TFS cafeteria

 Scholarship Application Process


  1. Complete an application from the scholarship website.

  2. Click on the Parchment link to create an account and request your transcripts to be sent electronically.

  3. Submit all required documents to your counselor to be uploaded to your Parchment account at least 10 days prior to the scholarship deadline.

T.F. South College Scholarship Bulletin

AAU High School Sullivan Award & Scholarship Program

Open to high school seniors in any sport who are or have been AAU participants.  Please visit website for more information.

Abby Foundation Academic Scholarships

Women who need assistance to attend college. $1,000 to students attending a four-year college/university, and $500 to those planning to attend a two-year community college. Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0/4.0. Please visit the website for an application. For additional information, please contact Wanda Manning at 708-802-6205 or

AHEPA Foundation

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum of a "B" cumulative grade point average, and be either of Greek heritage or have a parent that is an active member of the AHEPA family.

Alpha Delta Kappa - Kathy Brunke Memorial Scholarship

Beta Epsilon chapter will award one $600 scholarship yearly to applicants that maintained a B average through his/her junior year, and must indicate a desire to major in the field of education. Applications are available in the Guidance office or by contacting Mrs. Maureen A. Stombaugh at 219-476-0094.

American Legion Premier - Illinois Boys State

Illinois Boys State is proud to offer nine scholarships totaling over $15,000 each year to Boys State participants. All scholarships are based upon merit achieved during the Boys state program, with the exception of the Samsung Scholarship as well as the essay and oration contests, which may be prepared ahead of time. While a citizen may receive more than one scholarship, no single citizen may receive cumulative awards of more than $5000 at the state level.

Americorps NCCC

Young adults 18 to 24 years old serve a full-time, 10-month residential service program, and in exchange for their service members receive $5,645 to help pay for college or pay back existing student loans.

Art Scholarship (Augustana College)

Prospective art students are invited to submit original work to Augustana Department of Art for a portfolio review.  Augustana offers art scholarships up to $4,000 annually for students who declare a major or minor in art, graphic design or art education.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Provides college scholarships to Asian & Pacific Islanders with financial need.

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Your local AXA advisor branch distributes up to 12 $2,000 college scholarships in your community. Please visit the website to apply.

Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity

Three $1,500 scholarships for Lutheran men attending University of Illinois, Indiana University, or Purdue University.

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund

Offers "full ride" scholarships, including tuition, room & board and books, to any accredited college or university.  Must be a high school junior or senior with a 3.0 or greater.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

High school seniors and current undergraduates who plan to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.

Burger King Scholars

High school seniors, Burger King employees and children of Burger King employees are eligible to apply. Please visit website for eligibility requirements and how to apply.

CEDA Scholarship Programs

Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) of Cook County offers scholarships to income-eligible residents of suburban Cook County.

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association

The CRCA will award at least one $3,000 renewable scholarship to a high school senior who will enter college in the fall each year in the following programs -- Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Architecture or Business. Minimum ACT score is 28.

CISCO - Construction Industry Service Corporation

CISCO now offers (2), four-year scholarships ($2,000/year) to high school seniors; (2), two-year awards ($1,000/year) for seniors planning to attend community college; and (2), two-year continuing education awards ($1,000/year) to union members or contractor employees.

DAR Good Citizens Scholarship

The NSDR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

Debbie Gayden-Lavizzo Scholarship

Please visit website for additional info.

Delta Sigma Theta JASSAC Scholarship

Student of color with a 2.75 GPA enrolled in the "604--" or "608--" zip code area. Completed application packet must be received on or before March 15.

Emil Jones, Jr. Youth Foundation, Inc.

The foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. contact the foundation at 773-568-6729 for more information.

Fervent Hearts

Awards scholarships in 5 categories. High school students must have a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA.

First Scholars

First Scholars is a program designed to help first-generation college students succeed in school and ultimately graduate from college.  The program is open to incoming first-time, full-time freshmen whose parents did not attend college.  First Scholars at SIU-Carbondale .

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our 40th president, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

George McKibbon Scholarship

Must be a full-time college junior or senior student in an agricultural program at an Illinois State University, and have a 3.2/4.0 or a 4.0/5.0 GPA.

George M. Pullman

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation maintains different types of scholarship programs, each designed to meet the needs of specific groups of college-bound students in Cook County. Each year, the foundation provided financial assistance to students who are: first year candidates (high school seniors entering college) and renewing students (Pullman Scholars continuing in college).

Golden Apple Foundation

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares a diverse group of bright and talented high school graduates and college sophomores who have the promise for successful careers as excellent teachers in high-need schools throughout Illinois.

Greenhouse Scholars

Four-year need-based college scholarship of up to $5,000 per year to high-performing, under-resourced students who have demonstrated the values of leadership, community, accountability, and relentlessness.  3.5 unweighted GPA or higher and a household income no greater than $70,000.

Herff Jones

Quantitative criteria: GPA, class rank, test scores, honors, activities on campus and hours/types of community service.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documents.

Hispanic and Latino Scholarships

Best Colleges offers a comprehensive listing of 40+ scholarship and grant opportunities.

Horatio Alger Association

Critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross family income preferred, if higher an explanation must be provided) and involvement in co-curricular or community activities required.  Please visit website for additional details.

Illinois AMVETS Scholarship

Every year Amvets awards multiple scholarships to current Illinois high school seniors.  Scholarships include nursing students, trade schools, and children of war veterans.

Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association

Any student who is enrolled full-time in a certificate or degree program in an accredited trade school, 2-year junior college or 4-year college or university, and who is a resident of Illinois.

Illinois PTA Lillian E. Glover Scholarship Program

Graduating seniors with a 3.0 non-weighted GPA entering an Education or Education-related degree program requiring certification from a state board of education.

Illinois Sheriff's Association

ISA will be awarding four $500 scholarships for Cook County students wishing to pursue higher education.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows - Illinois

Deserving students wishing to continue their education in any post-secondary school or accredited vocational/technical school should apply.  Applicants need not be affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, but must be a resident of Illinois and a citizen of the United States.

Infinite Scholars Program

Infinite Scholars Program hosts an annual college and scholarship fair to help low-income and first generation college students attend accredited institutions of higher learning.

Italian Catholic Federation

The ICF offers $400 scholarships to Roman Catholic graduating seniors of Italian descent who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.

Jack and Jill of America Scholarship

African-American seniors applying to a 4-year accredited college or university.  Jack and Jill is a national non-profit organization that provides cultural, social, civic, community, and recreational activities to children.  It is the oldest African-American family organization in the United States.

Jackie Robinson Foundation

Must be a graduating minority senior attending a 4-year accredited and approved institution in the US, show leadership potential, community service, present evidence of financial need, and have an ACT score of 22 or higher.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Must provide verification of activity in at least one social service program, either at school or in the community during the past year and written proof of acceptance from an accredited four-year college or university. Applications available in the Guidance office while supplies last.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program

Nominees must be between 6-18 years old and must be nominated by someone 21 years or older. Parents may nominate their own children.

L.A.C.E./Autumn Fest Volunteer Recognition Scholarship


To promote and nurture a sense of community involvement through the act of volunteering.  Four (4) $500 scholarships to be given to a seniors who are planning to attend an accredited college or other such accredited institute of higher learning.  Applicant must be a permanent resident of, live within the boundaries of Lansing and must have been a registered, working volunteer at Lansing Autumn Fest.  Service hours must be verified with Mr. Jake Gourley before application is turned in to the Guidance Department by April 1, 2015.



Lansing Old Timers Scholarships

graduating high school senior

enrolled or accepted by a two or four year college or university

at least a "b" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) grade average on their latest transcript

participated as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in school athletic program

participated in at least one Lansing old timers sponsored program.

Lansing Lions Club

Lansing resident planning to major in pre-med, special education, speech, or nursing.

write to: Lansing Lions Club, p.o. box 421, Lansing, IL 60438 or check guidance office after mid-January.

Magnus Charitable Trust

Must be a resident of Cook, DuPage, Lake, or Will counties in Illinois, have an overall 2.5/4.0 GPA, and maximum annual income of $30,000/year for single parent and $45,000 for dual parent household.  Please visit website for additional information.


High school seniors with disabilities planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or university.

Martin G. Alberico Scholarship

Five $1,000 scholarships: Applicants must rank in top 20% of his/her class, minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA, and must show evidence of participation in extracurricular involvement, community service, or other leadership activities within his/her school.

National Security Agency

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

Nordstrom Scholarship Program

Awards $10,000 to 80 outstanding high school JUNIORS with a minimum 2.7 GPA and participate in community service and extra-curricular activities.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Chi Lambda Lambda Chapter will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to college bound high school seniors. Applications are available in the guidance office or by contacting Curtis Murphy at 708-367-0221 or Earnest Davis at 708-748-6256.

Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship

High school senior with an adjusted gross income of $48,500 or less with a 3.0+ GPA residing in Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake, or Will counties.  Visit webpage for more information and application.

Paramount Tall Club of Chicago (PTC)

To apply for the local PTC scholarship,  a student must meet the minimum height requirements of 5'10" for females and 6'2" for males, be a graduating high school senior, and plan to attend either a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall.

Patti Leach Memorial Scholarship

$500.  Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Lansing, IL and must have attended a public school in Lansing School District 158 from kindergarten through 8th grade.  In addition, applicants must have attended TF South high school for four years.  Applications will be available to senior students in the main office at TF South beginning March 20th.  The deadline for filing a completed application will be April 20th.  All applications must be returned to the main office at TF South, 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL 60438.  Please call 708-585-2007 for additional information.

PeopleSmart Scholarship Contest

Current high school students can submit a 500-750 word essay to win a $2500 scholarship or produce a video, pictures, etc. for a $500 scholarship.  The topic is related to social media and privacy.

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship

If you are a high school junior who has a strong academic record and an annual household income of less than $60,000, you are encouraged to apply. The scholarship awards high-achieving low-income students to compete for admission to leading colleges such as Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Stanford, Notre Dame, Penn and Yale.

R.A.Y. of Illinois Scholarship

James Mix and Sean Carter Memorial Scholarship to high school students whom plan to enroll in an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Contact Kelly A. Thornton at (708) 837-8092 to request an application.

Richard A. Thomas Scholarship Award Application

Three $1,000 scholarships to African-American seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer and who have a 2.5 GPA and are applying to a full-time, four-year accredited college or university. In addition, there will be one $1,000 scholarship awarded to a golf sports student. Contact Dreina Lewis at 708-878-1454 or .

Richard L. Storey Memorial Scholarship Theta Mu Lambda Charitable Foundation

Promising senior African-American males with a 3.0 GPA.

Ron Edmonds Scholarship Award

Students of Color or Students of Poverty who are seeking a post-secondary education. High school students must show proof of acceptance into a college or University.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)

The RMHC scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Scholarship

Awards graduating African-American male high school seniors entering an accredited four year college $2,500 per year.  Please see Guidance office for requirements and an application.

Silk N Classy Barber College

Offering (1) tuition free scholarship and (2) partial scholarships to three graduating seniors (male or female) that have a desire to become a licensed professional barber. Visit website for details and application.

Sisters Investing In Souls

Please visit website for application and eligibility.

South Suburban College

Board of Trustees Scholarship includes two years of tuition for all TFS students with a 3.5 or higher GPA.  Please visit website for applications and additional scholarship opportunities.

South Suburban Cultural Enrichment Organization (SSCEO)

High school seniors that live in the south suburbs of Illinois with a 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA.  Visit website for application and additional information.

South Suburban Youth Service Alliance

Must be a resident of the south suburbs with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Student-View Scholarship Program

No minimum ACT/SAT or GPA, No essay required, no lengthy application forms and No Application fees. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.

Theta Mu Lambda Charitable Foundation

Please visit website for application and requirements.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

TMCF are highly competitive merit-based and need-based scholarships awarded to students attending TMCF member-schools, which are public Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Tom Joyner Foundation "Full-Ride" Scholarship

Must attend an HBCU and have 3.5 GPA and 30 ACT.

Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

Any student-athlete who is currently a junior with a grade point average of 2.5 or above in the following geographic regions: Counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will.

Twenty Pearls Foundation

TPF offers multiple scholarships to African-American high school seniors.  Please visit the website or call 708-829-8936 for more information.

UAPB Chicago Alumni Scholarship

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chicago Alumni Chapter annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarship money to outstanding and deserving Chicagoland students. Must have been accepted to UAPB, 18 ACT, and additional criteria. For more information and application, please contact Angie Weeden 630-460-4591 or Girrod Walker 708-758-0409 or 708-307-2412.

UNCF Program Service Scholarships

UNCF administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own criteria, open/close dates, and required documents.

University of Chicago

Families with incomes below $90,000 a year will have their federal student loan obligation reduced or eliminated with grants from UChicago.

US Bank Scholarship Program

Forty lucky high school seniors/college undergraduates will win a $1,000 US Bank scholarship.  Must attend a US Bank student loan eligible four-year college or university.  Winners are selected randomly.  Further details, including college or university eligibility, can be found at the website.

VFW Post 311 Commander's Scholarship

Benjamin O. Davis VFW Post 311 offers a scholarship to descendants of an honorably discharged veteran with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Please visit website for application and additional information.

WACE Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education

To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and be accepted to a WACE Partner Institution.

William J. Cook Scholarship

Must be male high school seniors attending a high school in Cook County, Illinois, who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. Please keep in mind that recipients are selected on basis of both merit and financial need. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of $1,000 financial need to receive an award.

Will-South Cook Conservation Education Scholarships

The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to Will and South Cook County students who expect to major in an Agriculture or Natural Resource field.


Please visit website for application and eligibility.

Additional Resources


Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Estimator

EFC Estimator - College Board

HBCU Connect

Online College Degrees and Scholarships

ISAC - College Illinois



National Merit Scholars

NCAA Eligibility Center