Scholarship Opportunities

  • Below you will find a listing of the active local scholarships that are currently available.  Please note that some scholarships may be available only to Woodstock High School or Woodstock North High School students.  

    If you are looking for additional scholarship opportunities, please take a look at the following sites which we mention in our Counseling Curriculum:
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    **Note:  Most colleges offer their own scholarships as well.  Unfortunately we don't have space to post all of those, but students can find that information on the college's website. 

    Due to the high enrollment of students at McHenry County College, for your convenience you can find a listing of their scholarships here.

Comprehensive List of Scholarships

  • Click here for a Comprehensive List of Scholarships

    Tip: Save the list in the link above to your Google Drive and highlight the scholarships for which you qualify.


    John Swanson Memorial Scholarship (WNHS ONLY)
    Due April 9, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1000 for one male and one female
    Available to senior athletes that demonstrate a commitment to athletics and academics.  Student must show financial need.
    To apply, please download the application and return it to the WNHS Athletic Office by 3:30 pm on the due date.

    Rotary Foundation Scholarship
    Due April 10, 2020
    Award Amount:  $2,500
    The Woodstock Rotary Club offers this scholarship to high school seniors for use at a college or university that offers a two- or four-year program leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree. This is a one-year award.  The club will award a scholarship or scholarships of $2,500.00. The check shall be made payable to the award recipient and his and her chosen school.  Applicants must be a resident of the boundaries of District 200, but don't have to be D200 students.
    For a copy of the application, click here.

    Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital Scholarship
    Due April 10, 2020
    Award Amount:  TBD based on the number of quality applicants
    This scholarship is available to students residing in the hospital service area who are will to attend school within the State of Illinois and pursue an education in a health-related field.  The service area includes the following zip codes: 60010, 60012, 60013, 60014, 60021, 60042, 60047, 60050, 60051, 60060, 60067, 60073, 60084, 60098, 60102, 60110, 60156. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of attitude, education, leadership, citizenship, personality, and financial need.
    Applications can be downloaded at 

    Nancy Fike Scholarship
    Due April 10, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1000
    Scholarship will be awarded to a current senior attending high school in McHenry County.  Applicants must be pursuing a degree in education, history or the social sciences, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, provide two letters of recommendation as specified in the application, show proof of community service and write a 500 word essay pertaining to McHenry County as detailed in the application.
    For more information and the application please visit, 

    WHS Business Scholarship
    Due April 13, 2020
    Award Amount:  To be determined
    Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 in Business class(es) - a minimum of one semester in business classes is required.  The applicant must be planning to major or minor in business or a business-related field.
    To apply, fill out the application and share it with Mr. Thompson (BUS).

    Mariana Szczesny Scholarship
    Award Amount:  Ranging from $500-$2000
    Student must be a graduating senior from a high school in McHenry County and demonstrate a commitment to education and have financial need.
    For more information and the application, please visit

    Thunder Leaders Scholarship (WNHS Only)
    Due April 17, 2020
    Award Amount:  Multiple awards will be given - Amount TBD
    Available to seniors attending a 2-4 year college, technical, or vocational school.  Applicants must demonstrate leadership abilities both in school and in the community.  Applicants must also prove dedication to their studies and extra-curriculars.
    To apply, please fill out this form

    Student-View Scholarship Program
    Due April 22, 2020
    Award Amount: 1 - $5000, 2 - $1000, 10 - $500
    This scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  Students need to log on and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in our area.
    To apply, visit

    Robert Birchfield Award (formerly the ACA Recognition Award)
    Due April 22, 2020
    Award Amount:  $500 (one awarded at WHS and one awarded at WNHS)
    Available to a senior who has a superior Attitude, shows Contributions made to their school environment, and demonstrates Academic achievement.
    Please make a copy of the application, type your responses, and submit it to your School Counseling/Guidance Office.