Your grades, achievements, and activities during high school typically determine the scholarships for which you are eligible. Often, the organization or individual donor providing the scholarship wishes to reward or encourage certain characteristics or behaviors such as strong academic credentials, leadership or community service activities, or plans to enter a certain profession.
Scholarships come from a variety of sources. Some are available through Illinois State University. Our ScholarshipFinder can also help you find awards within the University. Professional organizations, social clubs, employers, community organizations, and individual donors provide many more. Each scholarship provider determines when and how they will select the recipient, whether or not the award is renewable year after year, when the money will be awarded, and how it should be used. The more often you are searching and applying for scholarships, the less likely it is you will miss something for which you could have qualified.
Most scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Usually that means applications are accepted in the fall or spring, winners are notified a few weeks to a few months later, and the actual awards are made the next fall. Unfortunately, because of this timing, if you are trying to cover an outstanding bill you have right now, scholarships are unlikely to help. Find out how the process works when you receive a scholarship.
The Woman's Club of Bloomington-Normal has established a scholarship fund to encourage undergraduate women students to further their education, thereby helping them to achieve their career goals. One scholarship of $1,000 is available fort the spring semester of 2017.
Applicants must attend, or plan to attend one of the following Bloomington-Normal schools: Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, or Lincoln College.
Deadline for this scholarship: must be mailed to and received by the Woman's Club of Bloomington-Normal by December 5th, 2016.
The purpose of the IAAP Education Foundation Scholarship is to strengthen the Illinois aggregates industry by promoting the education of individuals seeking a career in this industry. The scholarship provides educational assistance to a worthy student and works to enhance relationships between the IAAP and institutions of higher learning geared to the needs of Illinois aggregate producers.
Applicants must be a High School graduate, or will graduate the year applying, and be pursuing undergraduate work only, on a full-time basis, at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must be majoring, or intends to major, in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in the aggregates industry, such has (but not limited to) Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Geological Engineering, Mineral Science, or Mining Engineering. Applicants must also have a GPA of a least a "B."
Please see application for additional items that must be submitted along with the application.
Deadline for this scholarship: must be completed fully and submitted to the IAAP Education Foundation on or before December 15, 2016. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the due date are subject to rejection.
The IAA Foundation was established by the Illinois Farm Bureau in order to help assure Illinois agriculture an educated workforce, better prepared leaders, and research to assure a prosperous industry. The IAA Foundation plans to award 75 scholarships to students majoring in agriculture, agri-business, or a related field, as well as many scholarships open to any major.
Please see each scholarship for specific requirements, limitations, and guidelines.
Deadline for this scholarship: must be electronically submitted on or before February 1, 2017.
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Federal Student Aid also provides a good explanation of how scholarships work.
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