BY CALEB ALEXANDER
This is a list of scholarships that are being awarded to Wesclin High School seniors for the 2020-2021 school year. It will be updated as new scholarship information available throughout the year.
B. Davis Scholarship
The Davis Foundation Scholarship will award one $1000 scholarship. This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. The application deadline is May 22, 2021.
CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship Foundation
The CBAI Scholarship Foundation will award one $1000 scholarship. This scholarship is available to all Illinois high school seniors. The essay and application deadline is March 3,2021.
The Illinois Chemical Education Foundation
The Illinois Chemical Education Foundation is offering three scholarships to high school seniors seeking degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering or high school chemistry teaching. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The application should be postmarked no later than February 19, 2021.
The City of Highland Employees Scholarship
The City of Highland is offering two scholarships to students that are a child or grandchild of a current or retired employee of the city of Highland. One scholarship is for students pursuing a college degree. The other is for students studying at a trade school. You will turn the applications into Katrina Hanke, guidance counselor. The deadline is April 1, 2021.
The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers is offering scholarships in the amount of $1500. The applicants must attend an engineering program at an Illinois or Missouri university or college that is ABET-accredited. The application, letters of recommendation and transcript must be postmarked and submitted by March 15,2021.
Associated General Contractors of Missouri Construction Industry Scholarship
The AGCMO Education Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students entering the construction industry or a related field, such as engineering (civil, mechanical, etc. or architecture. The information page provides more details on the qualifications for application and how to submit the application with the required additional information. Last year a total of $58,000 was divided between 28 students in $1000, $2000, or $3000 amounts.
LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship
Please note the deadline for the LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship is April 30, 2021. Applications and computerized fill-in-the-blank copies can be downloaded from at https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/.
Farm Credit Illinois
Farm Credit Illinois annually recognizes two students as Diversity in Agriculture Scholars. This scholarship will be awarded to seniors planning to study the following in college: agriculture, food systems and natural resources.
Recipients will receive $1000 in 2021 Fall and $1000 in 2023 fall semester. The link for the application is www.farmcreditIL.com/scholarship. The deadline is March 12,2021.
Elks Therapy Scholarship
The Illinois Elks Association will be awarding scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to major in physical and occupational therapy and physical therapy assistant. The link for the application is www.illinoiselksccc.org. The deadline for this scholarship is March 5, 2021.
Trenton Chamber of Commerce
Trenton Chamber of Commerce is offering two $500 scholarships for high school seniors. Applicants must have a Trenton mailing address, have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during their high school career (transcript is required) and plan to attend either a four-year college or community college to pursue a degree.
Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership Scholarship
The Beta Sigma Psi Alumni Chapter is offering a $3000 scholarship given to a Christian male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2021. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500. Our scholarship application may be found online at https://forms.gle/pJdPAff57oZHokDT9 or the attached application can be filled out and submitted to our PO box. All applications are due March 20th, 2021.
Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award Illinois Odd Fellow – Rebekah Scholarship Award Available for all majors in college or trade school. Agricultural related majors get separate consideration. Use the same application, just discuss the agricultural related goals in the student essay. Based on student essay, letters of recommendation, academics and need. The application can be found at https://ioof-il.org/programs/scholarships/