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Scholarship Opportunities 2017-2018

September 13, 2017

 

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Our local ISACorps (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) representative is Cody Whightsil.  He is available to help you with FAFSA questions.  

He can be reached at 815-681-1518 or Cody.Whightsil@isac.illinois.gov.

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Below are links to scholarship opportunities available to Serena High School students.  Check back often because new links will be added as they become available. 

In addition, the College and Career center located in the Serena High School office has 2 comprehensive scholarship guides available for students and parents to check out. 

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____________________________________________________________________________________________________TEACH Outdoors, Inc. Scholarship

DUE JAN 26, 2018: Open to a student who is furthering his or her education by attending college, a university, or trade school.

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ACT Student Champion Award

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org

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AXA Achievement Scholarship

Due December 17, 2017 OR whenever 10,000 entries have been received (whichever comes first).  Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.  Students need to:

 
 

Greenhouse Scholars

Greenhouse Scholars is a unique scholarship program for low income college students.  Please apply by December 1, 2017.

To review our eligibility requirements, visit:  http://greenhousescholars.org/our-scholars/become-a-scholar/

 


National Security Agency Scholarship

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who plan to major in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering.  Please visit IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA/nsastudents.html and search under "Scholarship."  If you have any questions you call 1-866-NSA-HIRE or 1-410-854-4725.

 

ACT Scholarship

Class of 2018---If you have already taken the ACT here is a scholarship for you.  Check to see if you meet the qualifications and apply by December 1, 2017

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org

 

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships

Please check out their website at www.ilamvets.org to learn about the scholarships they offer.  You can also contact State Headquarters at 217-528-4713 for more information.

 

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