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It is our goal to educate the St. Teresa community to lead others, and ourselves, in a more virtuous life. We are following a "virtue of the week" program to help us refocus on this mission, and to be better examples to others in our community.

Every Monday we will share the "virtue of the week" and ask that you join us in reflecting and implementing it into your daily lives. Learning to Lead

Scholarships Database

We have compiled a list of scholarships available to students both locally and nationally. Please check with the guidance counselor for additional financial aid opportunities or assistance in completing scholarship applications.

Michael E. Shampine Memorial Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Any graduate of a 4 year high school that is a union member or have a spouse or parent who is a union member who is affiliated with Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO. The applicant must plan to enroll in continuing education at a college, qualified trades apprenticeship, or vocational school. The applicant must demonstrate strengths in leadership, and community and political awareness. $500.00
Golden K Kiwanis Club of Decatur www.endowdecatur.org 3/1/2017 The selection committee will consider the applicant’s academic ability, participation in high school, community, and/or church activities, employment, financial need and other materials submitted by the applicant. Three $1000 Scholarships
Decatur High School Class of 1927 Memorial Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Any St. Teresa graduating senior who has been accepted into an institution of higher learning. The applicant must have financial need, a GPA of at least 2.5/4.0, is a quality citizen, and is considered to be well-rounded. $750.00
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm 6/14/2017 500 word essay. See link for topic. $1,000.00
AES Engineers Scholarship www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm 10/4/2017 Essay that appears on the scholarship website. $500.00
American Legion Post 105 Scholarship See Mr. Van Diver 4/14/2017 Candidates must be residents of Macon County. The winner is selected on the following criteria: Character/Leadership, Essay, Scholarship, and Need. Four $1000 Awards
Illinois American Veterans (AMVETS) www.ilamvets.org 3/1/2017 The AMVETS offers several scholarships. Some require that you be a child of a veteran and some do not. Research the website for more info. Various Amounts
Balanced Man Scholarship at the University of Illinois Sigma Phi Epsilon See Mr. Van Diver 4/18/2017 Awarded to incoming male students to the U of I who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics, and community service during their high school years. $1,750.00
Dr. Ann E. Jackson Catholic Scholarship at Eastern Illinois Univ. See Mr. Van Diver 5/15/2017 Attend EIU and be active in the community of faith at the Newman Center. See application for requirements. $750 a sem for the first year and $1000 a sem after that
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship See Mr. Van Diver 4/12/2017 Applicant must be a resident of Macon County, going to college and majoring in Engineering. $1,000.00
Farm Credit Illinois www.farmcreditIL.com 2/27/2017 Must plan to major in an agriculture based curriculum and have an aspiration of a career in agriculture. Selection is based on academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations and a commitment to pursuing an ag career. Twenty $1500 awards
Fred Bailey Scholarship Univ. of Illinois www.Universityymca.org/bailey 2/7/2017 Students need to be committed to service, spirituality, and social and academic achievement. Financial need is also considered. $3,000.00
Greenhouse Scholars www.greenhousescholars.org 12/10/2017 Do you demonstrate outstanding leadership, serve your community, show accountability, and have you overcame an obstacle in your life or pursued a goal relentlessly? You must have a GPA of 3.5 unweighted or higher and demonstrate financial need (annual household income of $70,000 or less. $5000 per yr.
Macon County Farm Bureau Scholarship www.MaconCFB.org 3/1/2017 Must be a member of the Macon County Farm Bureau and major in an agriculture related field. Varies
Master Gardner’s Scholarship See Mr. Van Diver 4/30/2017 Applicant must be a resident of Macon County, going to college majoring in a horticulture related field. $500.00
MENSA Scholarships www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships 1/15/2017 Essay describing academic and career goals. Up to$1000
Odd Fellows – Rebekahs Scholarship Program www.ioof-il.org 3/1/2017 Scholarships are awarded based on need, scholastic standing and ability. $1500-1000
Richland CC Trustee Scholarship Must be enrolled at Richland and have an ID# 2/5/2017 Must be in the top 10% of graduating class or have a 3.5 GPA out of 4.00 Free tuition for two years and an opportunity to receive a Transfer Scholarship after graduating from RCC
Richland CC Foundation Scholarship Must be enrolled at Richland and have an ID# 2/5/2017 See all Foundation Scholarships at www.richland.edu/foundation/scholarships for a complete listing and description of the numerous scholarships offered. Amounts vary
Illinois Sheriff’s Association S’ship www.ilsheriff.org 3/15/2017 Essay contest. Scholarship must be used at a in Illinois. $500.00
St. Mary’s Hospital Scholarship www.stmarysdecatur.com under the Friends of St. Mary’s Tab 5/1/2017 Applicant must be a family member of an employee of St. Mary’s, an active Auxillary member or a volunteer. An essay why you are interested in a health career. Students must be accepted in their chosen medical program to be eligible. ?
Springfield Diocese Female High School Senior Leadership Scholarship See Mr. Van Diver 3/20/2017 Essay regarding how you have exemplified the values of leadership, faith, and service in your community, Parish and School. Four $500 scholarships
Susan Swanson Memorial Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Applicant must be a child of a member of the Decatur Education Association or the Police Benevolent Association Unit 39. The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA. Special consideration will be given to applicants who major in Education, Special Education, Computer Science or Law Enforcement. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose immediate famalies have been touched by Multiple Sclerosis. $1000 renewable for 3 years.
Decatur Foundry Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/1/2017 Applicant must be an immediate family member os a Decatur Foundry Inc. employee, have a 3.0/4.0 GPA, must demonstrate or exhibit strong potential for mechanical aptitudes, and have held a position of leadership. Up to $2000
Hanover Memorial Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Science at the University of Illinois. Must be a graduate of a Macon County High School, out- standing science student, help positions of leadership, participated in school activities, community service and/or church activities. Must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA. $1,000.00
MCSSWCD S’ship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Must be pursuing a degree (associates or bachelors) in agriculture or a related field excluding horticulture. Must have a 2.75/4.9 GPA 3 $2500 scholarships
Robert G. Turner Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Must be a graduating senior from the Decatur Public Schools, St. Teresa, LSA or Decatur Christian. Must major in the Liberal Arts. $1500 a year for 4 years.
MidAmerica Credit Union See Mr. Van Diver 3/30/2017 Applicant must be a member of 1st MidAmerica and the account must be in good standing. A 300-500 word essay on a topic listed on the application. Three $1000.00 Scholarships
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program www.buickachievers.com 2/27/2017 Plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. 50 scholarships each up to $25,000 a year
Roberta K. Gorden Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Seek a degree in an agriculture related field. Involved in extra-curricular activities. 2.5/4.0 GPA. An essay is required. $1,000.00
Robin Vogel Memorial Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Pursue a career in Law Enforcement. An essay and letter of reference is required. $TBD
How to Start a Blog Scholarship Program howtostartablog.com/#scholarship  3/31/2017 High-school Seniors attending school in America. (Applications accepted year round, awarded 3/31) $2500
Run2BeatPD Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/1/2017 Pursue a career in Healthcare and have a 2.5/4.0 GPA. A one page essay regarding Parkinson’s disease and/or other commonly misunderstood or under appreciated diseases. $TBD
Claud Thompson Industrial Electric Scholarship www.endowdecatur.org 3/31/2017 Attend either Richland or Millikin. Must be a degree seeking student in industrial, electrical, mechanical, maintenance or engineering technologies or be enrolled in the Tabor School of Business at Millikin. Have evidence of community or volunteer service. $TBD
Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Scholarship See Mr. Van Diver 3/14/2017 Any student who is enrolled as a fulltime student pursuing a degree in Lumber and Building Materials or an allied field. $500-$1000
Illinois Chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers See Mr. Van Diver 3/25/2017 The candidate should be accepted into an engineering program in college or junior college and have at least a 28 on the ACT. A resume is required. $1500
Delta Theta Sigma Sorority See Mr. Van Diver 3/31/2017 Four scholarships are being offered to African-American graduating seniors in the Springfield, Decatur and surrounding area who are pursuing enrollment in an accredited college or university. The scholarships are:

  1. Almeta Triche Barton Memorial Scholarship – majoring in math or science.
  2. Barton Memorial Scholarship – attending a historically Black college or university.
  3. Washington Memorial Scholarship – major in music, music education or education.
  4. Delta Scholarship – for an entering freshman with monetary needs.
$500 each
Wear Action Scholarship www.wearaction.com 2/28/2017 A $500 Wear Action scholarship, to not only help ease the burden of school costs, but to promote healthy living. $500
HomeSecurityList Smart Home https://www.homesecuritylist.com/smart-home-scholarship/ 12/10/2017 Intended to cultivate innovation among the next generation of builders, makers, ethical-hackers, product creators and even homeowners interested in the internet of things. $1000




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