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Scholarship Scene

Scholarship Scene
November 17, 2017

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For a list of nationwide scholarships, as well as financial aid information, visit BestColleges.com.

For a list of over 50 FREE scholarship search websites, click here.

SmartScholar Scholarship Search Site, click here.

For a list of scholarships for Undocumented Students, click here.

Database of over 7 MILLIONS scholarships: Tuition Funding Sources

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: Consumers Cooperative Association Scholarship

Website: myconsumers.org/promos/scholarship-application

Amount: $2,000 (10 awarded!)

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Notes: Student or his/her parent/guardian MUST be members of Consumers Cooperative Cerdit Union for at least 1 year.  250 word essay.


Name: Fox Lake Round Lake Rotary Scholarship

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

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

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Notes: Interviews on January 26th. 1-2 page essay on your career goals.


Name:  Kim Kearby Senior Scholarship

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


National Scholarships


Name: Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

Website: https://www.autolist.com/used-car-to-dream-car-scholarship

Amount: $1,500 (offered 4 times during the year)

Deadline: December 1

Notes: Application, two short essays. Must be a legal US resident.


Name: Planet Dish Scholarship

Website: https://planetdish.com/dish-network-scholarship/

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 7, 2018

Notes: Must be in college during Spring 2018 (EARLY GRADS!)


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: 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:  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