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Scholarship Scene

Scholarship Scene
January 16, 2018

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Scholarships for Latin@ students (with mention of citizenship requirements), click here.


Local/Regional/State Scholarships 

**Large list of scholarships, many are for Lake County students (as of 9/25/17).  Click here!


Name: Joe Hutten Scholarship Application (Lake County Federation of Teachers)

Website: N/A - Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Rack

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 22, 2018 (3:30pm)

Notes: Open to Lake County students only. 1 page essay describing your education and career goals, transcript, 1-3 letters of rec, and resume.


Name:  Kim Kearby Senior Scholarship

Website: N/A - Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Rack

Amount: $1,000 (FOUR will be awarded - open to RLHS seniors only!)

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Notes: Looking for students who contribute to their community (not just best grades/SAT)! Three short, typed essays questions.


Name: IACAC Scholarship

Website: https://www.iacac.org/scholarship/

Amount: $1,000 (10 total)

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Notes: 3.0 GPA required. Must demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, or service to others with the motivation to achieve personal goals.  Application, resume, essay, and counselor letter of rec required.


Name: CWC Service Scholarship

Website: http://caringwomensconnection.com/scholarships/

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: February 1, 2018 (postmarked)

Notes: Open to all Lake County residents (Males can apply even though it's from a women's organization.). Minimun overall 3.0 GPA and 3.0 GPA in math, English, and science.  Must have 50 hours of verifiable volunteer hours during high school.  Must be willing to volunteer 10 hours of service time while in college (5 hours 1st semester to get the 2nd half of teh scholarship). Teacher/community member letter of rec, peer letter of rec (200 words or less), and personal statement (500 words).


Name: Paramount Tall Club of Chicago (PTC) and Tall Club International (TCI) Scholarships

Website: www.tallclubchicago.org

Amount: $750.  Winner will be nominated by PTC for the TCI scholarship of $1000

Deadline: February 12, 2018

Notes: Males must be 6'2'' or taller and females must be 5'9" or taller.  Finalists will be chosen for an interview in February.


Name: Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Website: N/A - Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Rack

Amount: $500, $1000, and $2000 (open to students who live in Round Lake Area only!)

Deadline: February 15, 2018, 3:00pm (Applications accepted starting December 1st)

Notes: Must attached SAT scores. 6 short essay questions.  If selected, interviews will be on Friday, March 9, 2018.


Name: Illinois Realtors Bicentennial Essay Contest

Website: https://www.cognitoforms.com/IllinoisAssociationOfREALTORS1/HomeIsWhereTheHeartIsBicentennialEssayContest

Amount: $1,000 (1), $750 (11), or $250 (11)

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Notes: Open to students in grades 9-12. 500-700 word essay that reflects the theme, "Home Is Where The Heart Is."


Name: Illinois School Counselor Association Scholarship

Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M8pcZjLHD5kASU0h3fnpgkixx3NEsvGGmDX4rBlY_Sk/viewform?edit_requested=true

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: February 16, 2018

Notes: 2 required essays (500 words) about your school counselors and 2 optional essays (500 words).


Name: Beta Sigma Pi National Lutheran Fraternity Scholarships

Website: http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/

Amount: $1,500-2,000

Deadline February 17, 2018

Notes: Applicants should be male members of a Lutheran congregation who are interested in living up to the ideals of being a Christian gentleman.  Marthin Luther scholarhsip ($2,00) can be used anywhere.  Others are specific to Purdue University, Indiana University, and at U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Name: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships

Website: http://ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

Amount: 20 Scholarships up to $1,000 each

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Notes: Preference given to military families. May need to participate in JROTC.  Trade scholarships available.


Name: Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship

Website: http://www.crca.org/crca_scholarship/index.htm

Amount: $4,000 (two, renewable every year)

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Notes: Must major in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture, or business and attend a 4-year school. Minimum 29 ACT (1360 SAT) to apply.


Name: Lake County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

Website: Website: N/A - Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Rack

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: March 5, 2018

Notes: Must be prusuing a career in Education. Two letters of rec and essay, plus list of activities.


Name: Lake County Women Interested in Government Service Scholarship

Website: N/A - Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Rack

Amount: Does not say

Deadline: March 8, 2018

Notes: Must show proof of acceptance at a 2 or 4-year institution majoring in: political science, business, public adminitration, pre-law or education. Two letters of rec: 1 from high school staff and 1 from community representative. 


Name: We Dream Senior Scholarship

Website: N/A - Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Rack

Amount: TBD

Deadline: March 21, 2018

Notes: Scholarships awarded to RLHS Undocumented seniors only!  Two short essay questions.


Name: Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship

Website: http://palumbofoundation.org/scholarship-application/

Amount: Range from $500-$15,000

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Notes: Must have 3.0 GPA or higher, annual adjusted incoming of $60,000 or less on 2017 federal 1040 income tax return on which the applicant is claimed as a federal tax exemption (will be verified), and be a US Citizen.


Name: State Bank of the Lakes Scholarship

Website: N/A - Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Rack

Amount: $500 per year for 4 years ($2,000 total)

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Notes: Can ONLY be used at a 4-year school (so not CLC). Application, short written statement, transcript, letter of rec and financial form all required. Turn into Mrs. Seedoff.


Name: Lake County Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Website: Fill-in PDF: http://www.lc-ispe.org/assets/2018%20ISPE%20Melvin%20E.%20Luke%20Scholarship%20Form.pdf or see Mr. Chiakulas for a paper copy.

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Notes: Must be an Engineering major.  3.0 GPA min.Teacher letter of rec, statement of activities.


Name: Abbott and Fenner Scholarship 

Website: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 14, 2018

Notes: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay  between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent by email to: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

National Scholarships


Name: Redfin Scholarship

Website: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Notes: Opens November 1st. Must have a 3.5 GPA.  300-500 word essay.


Name: CollegeRaptor Scholarship

Website: www.CollegeRaptor.com/2500Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Notes: Essay required.


Name: Beauty + Wellness Scholarships for Women - Skin Care Ox

Website: https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

Amount: $1,000 plus package of assorted wellness items

Deadlines:  March 31, June 30, September 30

Notes: Must be a US Citizen or permanent legal resident and a woman.  500 word essay max on living a healthy lifestyle.  All GPAs and majors considered.


Name: Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship

Website: http://www.indydisplays.com/content/16-graphic-arts-scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 1, 2018

Notes: Must be a legal US resident planning to enroll full-time in college in fall 2018 and be pursuing a major in Graphic Design. You must create a unique visual design and write a short essay.


Name: AES Scholarship

Website (for info): http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

Amount: $500

Deadline: October 6, 2018

Notes: There is no application! Just submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the topic, " When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?"  Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. Email the essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com.  You do not need to be an engineering major.


Name:  Weekly “Three Sentence Essay” Scholarship plus MANY MORE!

Website: http://www.zinch.com/scholarships

Amount: Varies ($1,000 for Three Sentence Essay)

Deadline: Varies 


Name: Various Scholarships from ScholarshipExperts.com

Website: https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

Amount: $1,500-$5,000

Deadline: Varies. 


Name: Various Scholarships for High School Seniors

Website: https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/high-school-students/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Note: HUGE list.  Must register with the website.  Free registration.


Name: Scholarships by Major

Website: https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/by-major

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies