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BEFORE APPLYING for a scholarship, click here to read important information about the CFCI scholarship program.

All information submitted will become the property of CFCI and will be kept confidential. Applicants will be notified on award status by mail. Additionally, recipient names will be posted on the CFCI website. By applying for a CFCI scholarship, the applicant agrees to these terms and conditions.

CFCI Scholarship Funds

Not sure where to start? Based on your student status, click on one of the following categories below. NOTE: This is only a guide to help connect students to possible scholarships. Make sure to read the scholarship's description and requirements closely to ensure you qualify for the scholarship.

Graduating High School Seniors
High School Graduates / College Students
Non-Traditional Students (have not attended post secondary education for at least 1 year)

List of CFCI Scholarship Funds

To review and apply for a CFCI scholarship, click on a scholarship below.

Jody Aldridge IHOPU Scholarship Fund
The Paulette M. Archer Scholarship Fund
The Chief William T. "Bill" Bauer Scholarship Fund 
The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute Scholarship*
Blumenthal Scholarship Fund of Rotary Club of Peoria
Jean M. Brown Nursing Scholarship Fund 
Gerald C. Bulkeley Scholarship Fund*
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center Leadership Fund*
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center Scholarship*
Dempsey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Larry DeSutter Scholarship Fund
The Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea Engineering Scholarship Fund

East Peoria Community High School Scholarship Fund
Epilepsy Foundation of Central Illinois Scholarship Fund  
Forest City High School Alumni Fund 
Vernon “Butch” Gudat Charitable Fund
Alvin R. and Donna M. Haerr Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
Linda (Lynn) Hohenbery Memorial Scholarship 
Illinois Mutual Employees' Children Scholarship Fund*
Dr. Valentine Jobst III Educational Fund Scholarship 
Coach Tony Juska Memorial Scholarship Fund
Little Giant Scholarship Fund
W.F. Hardin Scholarship Fund in Memory of F.E. Hardin  
The Mark Matuszak Family Scholarship Fund 
Dennis McPherson Scholarship Fund 
Jenny Meek Memorial Fund
MidAmerica National Bank's Employees Children Scholarship Fund
The Walter A. and Minna (Miche) Moehle Scholarship Fund
The Randy A. Neumann Memorial Fund 
Pekin Riding Club Scholarship*
Sam Pendola Jr. Class of 1956 Track and Field Scholarship Fund
Peoria Academy of Science Scholarship Fund
Elmer and Adolph Pletsch Memorial Scholarship Fund 
The Roy and Ada Romani Scholarship Fund
Andy and Jamie Schliepsiek Memorial Scholarship Fund
Michael D. McCoy St. Jude Run Scholarship Fund
Joyce and Thomas H. Stanisic Scholarship Fund 
Dennis R. Triggs Scholarship Fund
Vietnam Veteran's Moving Wall Fund 
Gregory M. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund*
Women in Leadership in Central Illinois Scholarship Fund 
Women Lifestyle Educational Fund
Woodruff High School Swimming Scholarship Fund

Peoria Public Schools Foundation Scholarship Funds

Below is a list of all Peoria Public Schools Foundation Scholarship funds held at CFCI. To learn more about which scholarship you qualify for and which application to use click here.

Click here to access Peoria Public Schools Foundation's scholarship applications.

To learn more, click on a scholarship below:

Please note, scholarships not in bold are awarded by the Peoria Public Schools Foundation and follow a seperate process and therefore do not accept our online applications.

Colonel Joseph E. Bauwens Scholarship Fund
Genevieve Kroebel Cahail Physics Scholarship Fund
Can Do 4:13 Scholarship Fund
Deirdre Collins Memorial Fund
Jamie Epstein Memorial Scholarship
John Garrett Scholarship Fund
John W. Gift Independent Insurance Agents Scholarship Fund
H.E.A.R. Endowment Fund
Nevada Buchley Manion Scholarship Trust Fund
Wayne Macomber Memorial Scholarship Fund
Manual High School Band Fund
Manual High School Educational Fund
Manual High School/Eureka College Fund
Lynn Pastucha Scholarship Fund
Urban Forestry Foundation Scholarship Fund
Fund for Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Center
Washington School Gifted Eudcation Fund
Dale and Elizabeth Whitehurst Memorial Research Fund
Edward N. Woodruff Scholarship Fund

  

 

  

 

Jody Aldridge IHOPU Scholarship Fund

Description
This scholarship was established by the estate of Jody Aldridge for students who are accepted into and attending the International House of Prayer University in Kansas City, MO.

Not Accepting Applications.

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The Paulette M. Archer Scholarship Fund

Description
This scholarship will be established by the estate of Paulette M. Archer for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing at Saint Francis Medical College of Nursing.

Not Accepting Applications.

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The Chief William T. Bauer

Description
The William T. Bauer Scholarship Fund is a charitable foundation for assisting tri-county residents and their communities. The fund provides academic scholarships to qualifying residents furthering their education in law enforcement, who are current residents in Stark, Marshall and Bureau counties. The fund commemorates the dedication and bravery of Chief William T. Bauer, who was killed in the line of duty in a tragic car accident on August 6, 2010.

This Scholarship of $1,000 is to be used towards the costs of tuition and other fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Essay.
2. Applicant's demonstrated desire to succeed.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a current resident in Stark, Marshall or Bureau county.
2. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited course(s), trade school, two or four year college or university in the United States in the coming academic year and be focused on furthering their education in law enforcement.
3. Applicants can apply for a scholarship a maximum of four times.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Essays.

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute Scholarship*

Description
The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI) will be sponsoring a limited number of scholarships to assist individuals in gaining and furthering their higher or technical education.

The scholarship award of $1000 is good for a period of one academic year. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of the recipient's choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled. The scholarship may be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and required fees pertinent to their course of study.

Selection Criteria
1. Essay.
2. Applicant's demonstrated desire to succeed.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder.
2. Applicant must reside in the BCDI service area of downstate Illinois, which for this purpose is defined as all Illinois counties with the exception of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will.
3. Applicant must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above.
4. Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full time student at an accredited vocational/trade school, junior college, or four-year college/university.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Official transcript.
3. Essay.
4. Doctor diagnosis confirmation email (before applying, speak with your doctor to obtain their email address).

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Blumenthal Scholarship Fund of Rotary Club of Peoria

Description
Albert Blumenthal and his family are holocaust survivors who came to Peoria after World War II. Albert attended Peoria High School and graduated in 1951. He then received a scholarship from The Rotary Club of Peoria. Mr. Blumenthal wants to repay what he considers a longstanding debt by helping students who might not otherwise have the financial resources to further their education beyond high school. Mr. Blumenthal and his wife are the primary benefactors of this scholarship in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Peoria. Mr. Blumenthal’s sister is Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of the book “Four Perfect Pebbles”, which is the story of the family’s holocaust survival. Copies are available in the Peoria High School Library.

Two recipients from the Peoria High School will be awarded up to $5,000 each for their first year of secondary education. The award will be paid directly to the school of the recipient’s choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled. The scholarship is to be used in the following sequence: (1) tuition, (2) books and fees, and (3) the balance, if any, for room and board.

Selection Criteria
1. Financial Need.
2. Scholastic Achievement.
3. Teacher and Faculty Recommendations.
4. Essay.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a graduate of Peoria High School.
2. Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited university, college or community college.
3. Lineal descendents (child or grandchild by blood or legal adoption), step children, or spouses of Rotarians are not eligible.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Essay.
3. Completed recommendation form from a teacher, counselor or administrator at Peoria High School.

Application Deadline - March 20 
For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638 or you can contact the Rotary Club of Peoria at (309) 676-5432.

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Jean M. Brown Nursing Scholarship Fund

Description
Jean M. Brown graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing in 1938. During her nursing career, Ms. Brown was employed by Caterpillar as an Industrial Nurse and enjoyed the distinction of being the first individual to hold this position. Ms. Brown very much enjoyed her work experience and wanted to provide the same opportunities she had been provided to pursue a career in the field of nursing.

Ms. Brown made the provision in her will that allowed for the creation of an endowed nursing scholarship. Upon her death in October 2000, the Jean M. Brown Nursing Scholarship was established to award scholarships (based on need) to nursing students, with a special preference given to those students pursuing a career in Occupational Nursing.

The scholarship award of up to $2,500 is good for a period of one academic year. One half of the award will be applied to the fall semester and one half of the award will be applied to the spring semester. It is necessary to provide proof of good academic standing at the end of the fall semester prior to the spring scholarship payment being made.

The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of the recipient’s choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled. The scholarship award may be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and required fees pertinent to the nursing program. Any unused portion of the scholarship must be returned to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois as it is not meant for the private use of the scholarship recipient.

Selection Criteria
1. Financial need.
2. Essay.
3. Extracurricular activities.
4. Professional/educational goals and achievements.
5. Online Letter(s) of reference/recommendation.

Requirements
1. Applicant must reside within a 50-mile radius of the City of Peoria (excluding Knox and McLean counties).
2. Applicant must be pursuing an education in the field of nursing. Undergraduate, graduate, and certifications in a specific nursing field are eligible.
3. Applicant may be enrolled as part-time or full-time.
4. Applicant must be in good academic standing at the institution in which he or she is enrolled.

Non-Occupational Health Application

This application is for all nursing candidates who are studying any discipline of nursing that is NOT Occupational Health. If you are studying Occupational Health Nursing please fill out the Occupational Health Application.

Required Materials
1. High school /college transcript.
2. Acceptance letter /verification of enrollment form.
3. Financial aid report provided by your school.
4. If current RN, please include copy of license.
5. Essay.
6. Two online letters of recommendation (obtain email addresses for each).

Application Deadline - June 1
Click here to apply.

Occupational Health Application

This application is for nursing candidates studying Occupational Health or Occupational Health nurses seeking additional education. If you are not interested in Occupational Health nursing please use the Non-Occupational Health Application.

Required Materials
1. Professional affiliations.
2. Educational goals.
3. Copy of Nursing license.
4. Essay.
5. Online reference letter from employer (obtain employer's email address).

Application Deadline – June 1
Click here to apply. 

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Gerald C. Bulkeley Scholarship*

Description
Gerald C. Bulkeley, a graduate of Abingdon High School, served the Abingdon community and its young people through a variety of civic and educational leadership activities. Mr. Bulkeley’s family established the Gerald C. Bulkeley Scholarship in his memory.

This scholarship is available for students residing in and attending school in District 217. One student will be awarded $1,500 each year for 4 years. This scholarship is to be used for tuition and fees of the college or university to be attended.

Selection Criteria
1. Essay.
2. Letters of Recommendation.
3. Applicant’s demonstrated desire to succeed.

Requirements
1. Applicant must live in and attend school in District 217.
2. Applicant must plan to attend a four year college or university.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Essay.
3. Two Online Letters of Recommendation (obtain email addresses for each).
4. Transcript.
5. ACT scores.

Application Deadline - March 1

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Can Do 4:13 Scholarship Fund

Description
The Can Do 4:13 Scholarship Fund is dedicated to providing scholarships to the 2002 through 2008 fourth grade classes at Peoria’s Irving Primary School. The “Can Do Kids” have been challenged to graduate from high school.

Recipients will be awarded a one time $1,000 scholarship to be put towards tuition at an accredited post secondary educational institution (college, university, technical training school, junior or business college, or cosmetology school).

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s desire to succeed.
2. Applicant’s display of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

Requirements
1. Applicant must have been enrolled in the fourth grade at Irving Primary School between the years of 2002 and 2008. Applicants are not required to have been enrolled as a fourth grade student during the entire school year.
2. Applicant must have successfully completed a high school course of study (including GED). Applicants are not required to be a graduate from District 150 high schools.
3. Applicant must be enrolled in a post secondary educational institution.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.

How to Apply
For graduates: Please click below for the Can Do 4:13 Scholarship instruction letter and college intent form. 

Instruction Letter

Can Do 4:13 College Intent Form

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Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center Leadership Fund*

Description
This fund was set up by the Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center to help provide assistance to students who wish to continue their education or leadership training. This scholarship is available for those individuals with congenital or acquired bleeding disorders and/or their family members reside in the Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center’s service area.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s motivation to accomplish his/her educational and career goals.
2. Applicant’s potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder.
2. Applicant must also reside within the Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center’s service area.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.

Not Accepting Applications.

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Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center Scholarship*

Description
The Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center (CBDC) will be sponsoring three scholarships to assist individuals in gaining and furthering their higher or technical education.

The scholarship award of $1500 is good for a period of one academic year. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of the recipient's choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled. The scholarship may be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and required fees pertinent to their course of study.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant's motivation to accomplish his/her educational and career goals.
2. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder and attended a hemophilia treatment center's comprehensive clinic annually (including in the past year).
2. Applicant must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above.
3. Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll, as a full or part-time student, at an accredited vocational/trade school, technical school, junior college or a four-year college/university.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Transcript.
3. Essay.
4. 2 Online Letters of Recommendation (obtain email addresses for each).
5. Healthcare provider confirmation email of visit(s) to a bleeding disorder treatment center (before applying, speak with your doctor to obtain their email address).

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Dempsey Memorial Scholarships

Description
This scholarship was established in memory of James H. Dempsey, a teacher and drama director at Peoria High School. The applicant should be pursuing a career in teaching, theatrics or the hard sciences (including, but not limited to: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology).

The award of $500 will be paid directly to the college or university to assist with the costs of tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Scholastic achievement.
2. Motivation to accomplish education and career goals.
3. Leadership and involvement in extra circular activities while attending Peoria High School, with special consideration given to students who have been active in drama.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be current senior or a recent graduate of Peoria High School.
2. Applicant must be pursuing a career in teaching, theatrics or the hard sciences (including, but not limited to: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology). Applicant may also be a graduate of an accredited college or university who will be seeking an advanced degree in one of the aforementioned fields.
3. Applicant must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 through their first 7 semesters.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Two Letters of Recommendation.

Application Deadline - March 20
For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638.


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Larry DeSutter Scholarship Fund

Description
A fund of the Forman Valley Community Foundation administered by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, this scholarship was established to provide assistance to graduates of Midwest Central High school in pursuing post secondary education in the field of agriculture.

This $1,000 scholarship is to be applied to tuition costs and other related fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Financial Need.
2. Applicant’s desire to succeed.

Requirements
1. Must be a Midwest Central High School senior or graduate.
2. Must be enrolling full time in a two or four year College, University, or Vocational School.
3. Must be enrolled in an agriculture related field.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Official transcript.
3. A teacher recommendation letter.

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions please contact Natalie Putney, Counselor at Midwest Central High School at (309) 968-6766.

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The Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea Engineering Scholarship Fund

Description
This scholarship is to provide assistance to students attending Illinois Central College pursuing a degree in engineering.

This award of up to $1,000 is to be applied to tuition costs and then any remaining funds can be used towards books and supplies.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicants desire to succeed.
2. Scholastic achievement.
3. Financial need.

 Requirements
1. Student must be enrolled at Illinois Central College.
2. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in engineering.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.

Application Deadline - April 1
To apply or for more information, please visit Illinois Central College's Web page at www.icc.eduscholarships.

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East Peoria Community High School Alumni Scholarship

Description
This scholarship was established in 1994 by a group of loyal East Peoria Community High School supporters. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for higher education for EPCHS graduates, as selected by the EPCHS Scholarship Council.

This scholarship of up to $1,000 is to be used for full time tuition at a college or university.

Selection Criteria
1. Motivation to accomplish education and career goals.
2. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
3. Financial need is only a consideration when other factors weigh equally among applicants.

Requirements
1. Applicant must reside in and attend high school in District 309.
2. Applicant must intend on enrolling full time to a college or university in the coming academic year.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Two letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions contact April Vasquez, East Peoria High School Counselor at 309-694-8327.

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Epilepsy Scholarship Fund

Description
Established in memory of David S. Izard who lived and attended school in Canton, Illinois. David was active in football, track, and basketball. He graduated from Western Illinois University and was employed as an Assistant Manager of Wal-Mart in Georgia. David was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 3 ½ but lived a full and active life. David died December 5, 1992, fifteen days before his 27th birthday. Additional gifts have been made in memory of other individuals as well.

A scholarship award of $500 will be awarded to an applicant to further education in a junior college or a four-year college/university.

Selection Criteria
1. Motivation to accomplish education/career goals.
2. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership are taken into consideration.
3. Financial need is only a consideration when other factors weigh equally among applicants.

Requirements
1. Applicant must reside and be a current graduating senior at a high school located within a 50-mile radius of the City of Peoria (excluding Knox and McLean counties). 
2. Applicant must be diagnosed with epilepsy. 
3. Applicant must be pursuing an education at a junior college or a four-year college/university.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. High School or College/University Transcripts.
3. Essay.
4. Online Letters of Recommendation - one from a teacher and one from a physician (obtain email addresses for each).

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Forest City High School Alumni Fund

Description
A fund of the Forman Valley Community Foundation administered by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, this scholarship is sponsored by the Alumni Association from the former Forest City High School. It is designed to assist a worthy graduate from Midwest Central High School in Manito, Illinois, to further his/her education beyond a high school diploma.

Two $1,000 awards will be given to assist with the costs of tuition and other fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Financial need.
2. Applicant's display of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.
3. Essay.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduate of Midwest Central High School.
2. Applicant must be enrolling in a two or four year college or university, vocational or trade school, or entrance into the military.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Essay (100-300 words) describing an obstacle in life that was overcome.
3. Official high school transcript.

Application Deadline – April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions please contact Natalie Putney, Counselor at Midwest Central High School at (309) 968-6766 or at putney@midwestcentral.org.

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Vernon “Butch” Gudat Scholarship Fund

Description
Established to create a living legacy in memory of Peoria Fire Captain Vernon “Butch” Gudat. College scholarships are provided to qualifying children and grandchildren of career and volunteer firefighters in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties.

Two scholarships of $1,500 will be given to assist with the cost of tuition and other fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Essay.

Requirements  
1. Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a Central Illinois firefighter. Relatives of both career and volunteer firefighters in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties
are eligible. Relatives of both current and retired firefighters are eligible.
2. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States in the coming academic year.
3. Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time student (as defined by the college or
university) in the coming academic year. 

Required Materials
1. Completed application.

Application Deadline - December 10

Click here to apply. 
Visit theButch Gudat Facebook Page for more information.

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Alvin R. and Donna M. Haerr Fine Arts Scholarship Fund

Description
Alvin R. Haerr’s life was always intertwined with Bradley University in some way. In 1945 Mr. Haerr went to Bradley for one year on a full tuition scholarship. He then went on to University of Illinois and graduated in 1949. After his graduation, Mr. Haerr went back to Bradley to work in advertising. Mr. Haerr worked at Bradley for many years, and was even given the opportunity to enroll as a student later in his life. While a student, Mr. Haerr took great pleasure in learning more about art, music, and drama at Bradley University. Mr. Haerr set up this scholarship fund to partially repay Bradley University for the education, encouragement, assistance and pleasure he received for over 50 years.

Mr. Haerr also wanted to give other students the opportunity to attend Bradley University and enroll in the College of Fine Arts. This award is to be used to assist with the cost of tuition and other associated fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s desire to succeed.
2. Applicant’s display of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

Requirements
1. Student must be enrolled as a full time student at Bradley University.
2. Student must be enrolled in the College of Fine Arts.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.

Application Deadline
This scholarship is determined by Dean Huberman's office at Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts. Please contact Associate Dean Betty Jane (B. J.) Lawrence at 309-677-2368 for more information.

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Linda “Lynn” Hohenbery Scholarship

Description
The Linda Hohenbery Scholarship was established by the family of Lynn to award scholarships to seniors at Limestone Community High School. Lynn lost her battle with cancer in July 2006. She was very active in numerous organizations in the Bartonville community and was a strong supporter of Limestone Community High School.

This scholarship will be paid directly to the institution to assist with the cost of tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
2. Applicant should have been an active member in the community outside of school.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a graduating senior at Limestone Community High School.
2. Applicant must intend on enrolling full time at a two or four year accredited university or college or an accredited technical or vocational institution.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Two faculty members recommendations.
3. Essay on “Your Contribution to Society and Humanity in the Future.”

Application Deadline - April 1
For an application or any questions, contact Stephanie Decker, the counselor at Limestone High School at (309) 697-6271.

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Illinois Mutual Employees' Children Scholarship Fund*

Description
Established by Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Co. to provide scholarship support for the employees’ children who are graduating from high school or are an undergraduate college/vocational student and enrolling as a full time student. Scholarship funds are to be used only for tuition, textbooks and fees associated with the course of study.

Illinois Mutual's Community Relations Department will respond to any questions regarding this scholarship. However, for questions regarding the application process and required materials, applicants are asked to contact the Community Foundation of Central Illinois at 309-674-8730 or jessica@communityfoundationci.org.

Selection Criteria
1. Scholastic Achievement.
2. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

Requirements
1. Must be a birth child, legally adopted child or stepchild residing in the home of a regular, full time employee of Illinois Mutual.
2. Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
3. Must be graduating from high school or an undergraduate student enrolling full time in:
    a. Two or four year accredited university or college.
    b. An accredited technical or vocational institution to prepare for a trade.
4. Past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. ACT Scores.
3. High School or College/University Transcripts.
4. Essay.
5. Online Letter of Recommendation - from a professional or educational source (obtain email address).

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Dr. Valentine Jobst III Educational Fund Scholarship

Description
This scholarship was established by Dr. Valentine Jobst III whose family arrived in Peoria, Illinois in 1859. His grandfather and father founded the V. Jobst and Sons Construction Company which constructed many familiar buildings around the city. This includes two schools from which Dr. Jobst graduated: Washington and Peoria High Schools.

Jobst graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in 1926. With the exception of 1942 through 1946, when he served as a Major in the Army, his professional career was spent as an instructor at the University of Illinois. He retired as a full Professor associated with the Political Science department in 1964. Dr. Jobst died in Champaign, Illinois in 1993.

A scholarship award of up to $2,500 will be awarded. The scholarship award is good for a period of one academic year and is not considered a renewable scholarship; however, recipients are eligible to re-apply each year. Prior recipients are not given preferential consideration.

Selection Criteria
1. Motivation to accomplish career goals.
2. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership are taken into consideration.
3. Financial need is only a consideration when other factors weigh equally among applicants.

Requirements
1. Applicant must reside and be a current senior or a graduate of a City of Peoria, IL high school.
2. Applicant must be pursuing an education at a technical or vocational school. Students pursuing educational or technical educations through a community or junior college are eligible for consideration.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. High School or College/University Transcripts.
3. Essay.
4. 2 Online Letters of Recommendation - teacher and non-relative adult (obtain email addresses for each).

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Coach Tony Juska Scholarship

Description
This Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Coach Tony Juska. Tony’s greatest coaching achievement occurred in 1954 with the Peoria (Central) High Schools undefeated football team winning the City, the Greater Peoria and Big 12 Championships with a 10-0-1 record. The 1954 team was the first undefeated team in the school’s history. This remarkable season included seven shutouts and a defense that never allowed more than one touchdown a game. As a coach, Tony’s longest winning streak was 22 consecutive games at Peoria Central High School.

This award of $1,000 is to be used towards tuition and other expenses.

Selection Criteria
1. Potential for Scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.
2. Applicant’s involvement in extra circular activities while in High School.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a graduate of Peoria Central High School.
2. Applicant must be attending a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university.
3. Applicant must be a student athlete at Peoria Central High School.
4. Applicant must have maintained a grade point of 2.5 through their first 7 semesters.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Essay.

Application Deadline - March 20
For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638.

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Little Giant Scholarship Fund

Description
Established to award scholarships to students enrolled as seniors at Canton Senior High School who have demonstrated active community involvement and outstanding leadership and citizenship.

Applicants may apply each year they are eligible to receive the award. This award is to be used for tuition costs and other associated fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Potential and display of scholarship, leadership and citizenship.
2. Financial need.
3. Essay.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a graduating senior at Canton High School.
2. Applicant must be attending an accredited college, university, junior college, or trade organization.
3. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. An essay (250 word minimum) addressing the following topics:
     a. Desired degree in which field and why.
     b. Definition of outstanding leadership and citizenship.
     c. Why you think you should be considered for the award.

Application Deadline - April 1
For an application, contact Andy Schroeder, Guidance Counselor at 309-647-1820 ext. 1107. For more information on this scholarship or to make a donation view the Little Giant Scholarship Fund Information Sheet.

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W.F. Hardin Scholarship Fund in Memory of F.E. Hardin

Description
Established to assist graduates of Manual High School enrolling full time at a college or university, Preference is given to students enrolling in college to pursue a science or engineering related career, but all students are welcome to apply.

This scholarship of up to $2,000 will be paid directly to the school and are to be applied in the following sequence: (1) tuition, (2) books and fees, and (3) the balance, if any, for room and board. Applicants are welcome to reapply for subsequent years but are not guaranteed of being selected.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s demonstration of intellectual growth.
2. Applicant’s desire to succeed.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be graduating from Manual Academy.
2. Applicant must be enrolling full time at an accredited University, College, or Community College.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Essay (1 page) describing career goals and aspirations and the plan to achieve them.
3. Faculty recommendations.

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application, contact the counselor at Manual High School at (309) 672-6600 or you can contact the Rotary Club of Peoria at (309) 676-5432

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The Mark Matuszak Family Scholarship Fund

Description
This Fund was established to provide an annual scholarship of $500 for a Hult Fritz Matuszak Associates, Inc. employee or dependent to use for any educational facility they choose. If no HFMA affiliate should request this scholarship, then a second year student at Illinois Central College who is pursuing a major in Advertising, Marketing, or Communications may be selected.

Not Accepting Applications.

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Dennis McPherson Memorial Scholarship

Description
This Scholarship was established by the family of Dennis Craig McPherson to honor his memory. Dennis was killed in Vietnam on November 11, 1967 serving his country. This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior at Gregory High School in Gregory, South Dakota.

The $500 award is to be used towards the tuition costs of attending a college, university, technical, or vocational institute within the state of South Dakota.

Selection Criteria
1. Financial Need.
2. Community and Church Involvement.
3. Essay.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduating Senior at Gregory High School.
2. Must be enrolling as a full time student at a 2 or 4 year college or university or an accredited technical or vocational institution within the state of South Dakota.
3. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of graduation.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Essay.

Application Deadline - March 15
To obtain an application or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Peggy Glover at (605) 835-9672.

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Jenny Meek Memorial Scholarship

Description
Jenny Meek was a member of the class of 1997 of Peoria High School. She was active in student council and drama among other activities and was also an outstanding student. Jenny accomplished all of this while suffering cystic fibrosis. This scholarship was established in her memory and is awarded to a Peoria High senior who emulates Jenny’s activities and accomplishments.

The one-time $1,000 scholarship can be used to assist with the costs of tuition or other expenses associated with pursuing a post secondary education.

Selection Criteria
1. Involvement in extracurricular activities.
2. Essay.
3. Applicant’s potential for leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduating senior at Peoria High School.
2. Must plan to attend a college or university.
3. Applicant must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 through their first seven semesters.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Essay.

Application Deadline - March 20
For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638.

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MidAmerica National Bank’s Employees Children Scholarship Fund

Description
In late 2005, a fund was established by MidAmerica National Bank to provide scholarship support to the children of its employees. The scholarship is open to students who are graduating from high school or an undergraduate college/vocational school.

This scholarship is a one-time award up to $500. Applicants must re-apply each year that they are eligible to receive the scholarship.

Selection Criteria
1. Scholastic achievements.
2. Motivation to accomplish education/career goals.
3. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership are taken into consideration.
4. Financial need is only a consideration when other factors weigh equally among applicants.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be the child of a full-time MidAmerica National Bank employee (the employee must have a minimum of six months full-time employment). 
2. The scholarship is open to students who are graduating from high school or who are enrolled in an undergraduate college/vocational school and who currently are attending or are planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited university or college or an accredited technical or vocational institution to prepare for a trade.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. High School and College/University Transcripts.
3. Essay.
4. Online Letters of Recommendation - one from an educator and one from a non-relative adult (obtain email addresses for each).

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Walter A. and Minna E. (Michè) Moehle Scholarship

Description
Established in 1962 in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Walter A. Moehle and Minna E. (Michè) Moehle, to award scholarships to graduating seniors of Okawville High School, Okawville, IL, on the basis of the student's motivation to accomplish his/her career goals and potential for scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.

This award will be granted to recipients for $2,000 each year, for up to 4 years. This money is to be applied to educational expenses, including tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant's motivation to accomplish educational and career goals.
2. Potential for scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a graduate of District 10.
2. Student must maintain enrollment in a post secondary educational institution and remain in good academic standing with the institution to continue receiving this scholarship after initial award.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.

Application Deadline - April 1
For an application, contact Tricia Schleifer, Guidance Counselor at Okawville High School at (618) 243-5201.

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Randy Neumann Memorial Scholarship

Description
Established in memory of Randy A. Neumann, who graduated from Peoria High School as valedictorian in 1976. He served on student council, lettered in sports, participated in numerous organizations, and received significant honors during his high school career. A Peoria High senior who has demonstrated leadership, compassion, and academic excellence receives this scholarship.

This award is to be used for the tuition expenses of the college or university being attended.

Selection Criteria
1. Academic excellence.
2. Demonstration of leadership.
3. Applicant’s compassion and genuine interest in others.
4. Applicant’s charisma, energy, and their ability to inspire others.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduating senior at Peoria High School.
2. Must be attending at college or university.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Essay.
3. Two recommendations.

Application Deadline - March 20
For an application, contact Kathleen Fitch at Peoria High School at (309) 672-6638.


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Pekin Riding Club Scholarship*

Description
This fund was created to assist Pekin Riding Club (PRC) members pursuing continuing educational opportunities, whether traditional college studies or vocational training. The award is intended to defray tuition, fees, books, and other academic expenses. At least one $1000 award per year can be provided with additional dollars and awards based on funds available. If no candidates meet the requirements the scholarship will not be awarded. Scholarships may be renewed pending reapplication and approval from the Scholarship Committee.

Award will be presented at the Pekin Riding Club Spring Fundraiser or at the first show of 2014 if the fundraiser is not held because of weather.

Recipient may be asked to allow information to be released to the media following the award.

Requirements
1. Applicant must have been a member of the Pekin Riding Club for at least the most recent two seasons. A 2014 award can only go to applicants who were members in 2012, 2013 and have renewed for 2014 by the time this application is submitted.
2. Applicant must have materially contributed to the running of the riding club by helping with shows, work days or other club operations.
3. Award can be presented to members who will be graduating from High School in the 2014 year, to young adults currently enrolled in a college or vocational program or to adults pursuing a degree in a college or vocational program.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant must have showed exemplary sportsmanship throughout their membership at PRC.
2. Applicant must show reasonable academic achievement or job history.
3. If all other requirements are equal, the award will go to the member who shows overall equine safety at PRC including the use and promotion of riding helmets at shows. In 2014 and beyond, applicant must have worn a riding helmet at all shows to qualify for the award.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. High School or College/University transcript - whichever is the most recent. If applicant has not been in school for 10 years or more, a letter of recommendation must be provided in lieu of transcripts.
3. Essay - In 1,000 words or less, describe something the applicant has learned about sportsmanship while participating at PRC and how that concept will help them in their secondary education.
4. List of ways the applicant has participated in PRC activities.

Application Deadline - March 1
Click here to apply.

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Sam Pendola Jr. Class of 1956 Track and Field Scholarship Fund

Description
Two $1,000 awards will be given each year, one for a female and one for a male. These funds are to be used for college tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s demonstration of commitment, effort, training and hard work in the area of high school track and field.
2. Applicant’s display leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.
3. Financial need.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a graduating senior at East Peoria High School.
2. Applicant must be continuing their participation of track and field at the college level.
3. Applicant must be attending a 2 or 4 year college or university.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Letter of Recommendation.

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions contact April Vasquez, East Peoria High School Counselor at 309-694-8327.

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Peoria Academy of Science Scholarship

Description
This scholarship encourages excellence in all science studies. It is awarded annually to a student who plans to pursue further education in the sciences and has achieved academic excellence during high school.

A scholarship of $1,000 will be granted to be applied to tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s display of scholarship.
2. Applicant’s involvement in school and civic activities.

Requirements
1. Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Sciences.
2. Applicant must be an academy section member OR be attending Illinois Central College, Eureka College, or Bradley University.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Recommendation letter.

Application Deadline - February 28
To obtain an application, high school students should contact their Academy Section Leader and college students should contact the head of their science department.

Additional questions may be directed to Richard Barthel at dick_barthel@yahoo.com or click here.

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Elmer and Adolph Pletsch Memorial Scholarship Fund

Description
This scholarship was established to provide assistance to a graduate of Putnam County High School who has shown scholastic achievement, an interest in agriculture, leadership ability, and good character.

The amount of this award may vary from year to year, but the funds awarded are to be applied to the costs of tuition, room, board, textbooks, fees, and other expenses normally associated with attending undergraduate courses of study. Students may reapply for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria
1. Scholastic achievement.
2. Potential for leadership, character, and citizenship.
3. Financial need.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduate of Putnam County High School.
2. Must be pursuing a degree at a college or university.
3. Applicants should show successful completion of agriculture course(s) at Putnam County High School as well as an involvement in 4-H or FFA.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.

Application Deadline - March 15
To obtain an application, please contact Steve Johnson, Guidance Counselor at Putnam County High School at (815) 882-2800.

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Roy and Ada Romani Memorial Scholarship

Description
Established by the Romani Family to a student attending Washington Community High School who has an interest in mathematics and participated in athletics throughout his/her high school career.

The $1,000 award is to be applied to the tuition and fees and will be payable directly to the institution in which the recipient is enrolled.

Selection Criteria
1. Scholastic Achievement.
2. Applicant’s demonstration of leadership and citizenship.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduating senior at Washington Community High School.
2. Must be enrolling as a full time student at a 2 or 4 year college or university or an accredited technical or vocational institution.
3. Must have participated in athletics on either a competitive basis or strong intramural.
4. Must have demonstrated a proficiency or strong interest in the field of mathematics.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions please contact Patrick Coughlin, Counselor at Washington Community High School at (309) 444-7451.

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Andy and Jamie Schliepsiek Memorial Scholarship

Description
Established by the Schliepsiek and Bielenberg families in memory of Andy and Jamie (Bielenberg) Schliepsiek who met as students, as well as graduated from Richwoods High School. To honor their memory, their families have created this fund to award scholarships to Richwoods High School graduating seniors.

This scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university to assist with the cost of tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Financial Need.
2. Applicants potential for leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

Requirements
1. Must be a senior who will be graduating and attending a college or university.
2. Must have maintained a “C” average or above in their first 7 semesters.
3. Must be attending Richwoods High School.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. At least two letters of recommendation.
3. Essay (approximately 100 words).

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions please contact Mike McKenna, Counselor at Richwoods High School at (309) 693-4400.

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Michael D. McCoy St. Jude Run Scholarship Fund

Description
This scholarship fund was established in honor of Michael D. McCoy to award scholarships to former or current St. Jude patients or their siblings

This award is to be used for the cost of tuition and other associated fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s motivation and desire for success.
2. Applicant’s display of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a high school graduate who will be attending college or vocational school.
2. Applicant must have maintained a “C” average or above.
3. Applicant must be a former or current patient, or sibling of a former or current patient, at the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Essay stating reason to be considered for this award.
3. 3 letters of recommendation from non-family members.

Application Deadline
To obtain and application, please contact the St. Jude Run Office at (309) 566-4580. 

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Joyce and Thomas H. Stanisic Memorial Scholarship

Description
Established to award scholarships based on need to students working toward a degree or certification in the music or healthcare fields.

This scholarship will be given for the entire expected course of study up to 4 years and may be used towards tuition, room and board, text books, and other fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Financial need.
2. Essay.
3. Applicant's demonstrated desire to succeed.

Requirements
1. Must be a student working towards a degree or certification in a field that falls within the Music or Healthcare fields. Associate and post bachelor degrees are acceptable.
2. Must have maintained a high school or college GPA of at least 2.5.
3. Any candidate that is related to Dr. Stanisic or to any of his physician partners are ineligible for this scholarship.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Two online reference letters - one from an educator and one from an employer, supervisor, or counselor (obtain email addresses for each).
3. Essay addressing:
     a. Why you need this scholarship.
     b. What you want to study and why.
     c. What will you do with this educational opportunity.

Application Deadline - June 1, 2014

Click here to apply.

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Dennis R. Triggs Scholarship Fund

Description
This Scholarship was established by the East Peoria Alumni Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to East Peoria High School seniors who are going to pursue post secondary studies in the areas of Law or Public Service.

This award of $1,000 is to be applied to the costs of tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s display of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.
2. Applicant’s desire to succeed.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduate of East Peoria Community High School.
2. Must be pursuing a continued education at a 2 or 4 year college or university.
3. Must be focusing in the areas of Law or Public Service.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Two letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions contact April Vasquez, East Peoria High School Counselor at 309-694-8327.


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Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Fund Scholarship

Description
The Vietnam Veteran’s Moving Wall Fund Scholarship was established in 1990 by the Vietnam Veteran’s Moving Wall Committee. The Committee established the Fund with the remaining money originally collected to bring the National Vietnam Veteran’s Moving Wall Exhibit, listing the names of the 58,126 Americans who died during the Vietnam War, to Glen Oak Park in Peoria, Illinois.

The Scholarship was established to benefit the children of local veterans who served in the Vietnam War or those of subsequent conflicts.

A scholarship of $250 will be awarded. The scholarship award is good for a period of one academic year and is not considered a renewable scholarship; however, recipients are eligible to re-apply each year. Prior recipients are not given preferential consideration.

Selection Criteria
1. Motivation to accomplish career goals.
2. Potential for scholarship, citizenship and leadership are taken into consideration.
3. Financial need is only a consideration when other factors weigh equally among applicants.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a child of a Vietnam veteran or child of a veteran of subsequent conflicts.
2. Applicant must reside within a 50 mile radius of Peoria, IL (excluding Knox and McLean counties).
3. Applicant must be pursuing post-secondary education.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. High School or College/University Transcripts.
3. Essay.
4. Two online Letters of Recommendation - school teacher/administrator/employer and non-relative adult (obtain email addresses for each).

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.

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Gregory M. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund*

Description
Established by the Gregory Williams family to honor the memory of their husband, father, and great friend. The fund provides scholarship support for a graduating senior from Midwest Central High School and who is enrolling as a full-time student at Bradley University.

This scholarship of $500 will be paid directly to Bradley University to assist with tuition costs.

Selection Criteria
1. Essay.
2. Scholastic achievement.
3. Applicant's desire to succeed.
4. Financial need is not a consideration of this scholarship.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduate of Midwest Central High School.
2. Must be enrolling full time at Bradley University.
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4. Emphasis is to be placed on students enrolling in the College of Engineering.

Required Materials
1. Completed Application.
2. Essay (250 words) addressing:
     a. Why you want this scholarship.
     b. What your future career goals are.

Application Deadline - April 1
To obtain an application or for any questions please contact Natalie Putney, Counselor at Midwest Central High School at (309) 968-6766.


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Women in Leadership of Central Illinois Scholarship Fund

Description
Established by the Women in Leadership of Central Illinois to provide scholarship support for women in the Tri-County area who are pursuing higher education in business and management.

Women in Leadership Mission
To promote leadership among women by providing mentoring, networking and educational opportunities.

Selection Criteria
1. Motivation to accomplish career and leadership goals.
2. Financial need considered only when other factors are equal among applicants. 3. Applicants who are past two time recipients are ineligible to receive this scholarship. 

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a resident of Tri-County (Peoria, Tazewell or Woodford) area.
2. Applicant must be a woman and a non-traditional student in the workforce a minimum of three (3) years.
3. Graduate of a high school or recipient of GED.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. Transcript of most recent institution attended.
*Please note, applicants who have been in the workforce for an extended period of time are not required to provide transcripts (however, if available, it is strongly encouraged to submit transcripts).
3. Essay.
4. Online Letter of recommendation (obtain email address).

Application Deadline - April 1 
Click here to apply.

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Women’s Lifestyle Educational Fund Scholarship

The Women’s Lifestyle Educational Fund was established with proceeds raised during the 1996 Women’s Lifestyle Show Silent Auction. This volunteer organization raises funds to benefit the goals of area women regardless of their educational endeavors.

Description
This fund is targeted at assisting women in the Peoria area (Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties) who are pursuing continuing educational opportunities, whether traditional college studies or vocational training. The award is intended to defray tuition, fees, books and other academic expenses. The amount of the award is not to exceed $1,000 per academic year and may vary from year to year. Scholarships may be renewed pending reapplication and approval from the scholarship committee.

Selection Criteria
1. Motivation to accomplish career goals, along with qualities of citizenship and leadership.
2. Financial need will be considered only when other factors are equal among applicants.

Requirements
1. Applicant must be a resident of Peoria area (Peoria, Tazewell or Woodford counties).
2. Applicant must be a graduate of a Peoria area high school or recipient of GED by September 2013.

Selection Committee
The scholarship selection committee of the Women's Lifestyle Educational Fund will determine scholarship winners. Recipients and/or their families will be offered the opportunity to support the fund through volunteer activities. Recipients may be asked for information to be released to the media.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.
2. High School and College/University Transcripts.
3. Essay.
4. One online letter of recommendation and three other online references from current or former teachers, counselors, employers or others who can serve as character references Please submit only one recommendation letter; no others will be considered. (Obtain email addresses for each).

Renewals
Scholarship recipients may reapply by March 15 (following year of receipt) to be considered for scholarship renewal if they maintain a passing grade point average and complete the requirements. Reapplication requires a completed application and copy of transcripts. No essay is necessary.

Renewal Application Deadline - March 15
Click here to apply.

Application Deadline - April 1
Click here to apply.


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Woodruff High School Swimming Scholarship Fund

Description
Established to provide scholarship support for students graduating from Peoria Woodruff High School and enrolling in college with the intent to swim on the varsity level.

This scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in which the recipient is enrolled, and will be applied to outstanding costs of tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant’s desire to succeed.
2. Applicant’s display of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

Requirements
1. Must be a graduate of Peoria Woodruff High School.
2. Must be attending a 2 or 4 year College or University.
3. Must be participating in Varsity Swimming.

Required Materials
1. Completed application.

Not Accepting Applications.

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