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.


    CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS  

    Mercy Health Scholarships
    Due February 8, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1,000-$2,000
    Mercyhealth has a passion for making lives better and they take great pride in encouraging and supporting students who are pursuing a career in health care.  Mercy has 20 scholarship opportunities.
    To review and apply, please view the applications: https://mercyhealthsystem.org/2019-mercyhealth-scholarships/

    Paramount Tall Club Scholarship
    Due February 10, 2020
    Award Amount:  $750 up to $1750
    Students must meet the minimum height requirements of 5’10” for females and 6’2” for males, be a graduating senior, and plan to attend either a 2-year or 4-year college this fall.
    For the application and additional scholarships, visit http://tallclubchicago.org/scholarship/

    William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship
    Due February 10, 2020 by 4:30pm
    Award Amount:  $2,000
    The Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) is offering the annual William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Award to 10 graduating high school students who are children of union members. Five academic-based scholarships and five random-drawing scholarships will be awarded.  In addition, students must submit an essay answering the questions: How has the Labor Movement impacted my life?
    For more information and to apply, visit the CFL Web site.

    Illinois PTA Scholarship
    Due February 14, 2020
    Award Amount:  up to $3,000
    Eligible students must be graduating from an Illinois public high school.  He or she must have GPA average of 3.0 or above on a non-weighted 4.0 scale.  Interested students must be entering education or education-related degree program (Librarian, Media Specialist, School Nurse, Social Work, etc).
    For information and to apply, visit https://illinoispta.org/scholarship/

    Leopold Education Project Scholarship
    Due February 14, 2020
    Award Amount:  up to $1000
    Available to seniors who are planning to attend a 2 year or 4-year college in the fall.  The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be planning to study natural resources including:  fish or wildlife biology, conservation or management, air quality, botany, conservation education, ecology, forestry, hydrology, soils, pollution control and water quality.
    For more information and to apply, visit their website.

    Kenneth Fiske Memorial Conservation Scholarship
    Due February 15, 2020
    Award Amount:  $500
    Available to a senior from Lake or McHenry County.  Student must have at least a 3.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale and be planning to study natural resources including:  fish or wildlife biology, conservation or management, air quality, botany, conservation education, ecology, forestry, hydrology, soils, pollution control and water quality.
    For information and to apply, visit www.mchenryswcd.org

    Beta Sigma Psi
    Due February 15, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1500-$2000 (2 different scholarships available)
    Scholarships will go to individuals of Lutheran faith.  
    Specific requirements & applications available at scholarships.betasigmapsi.org

    Woodstock Council of Teachers Scholarship
    Due February 26, 2020 at Noon (see application)
    Award Amount:  $1500 (two awards given)
    The applicant must be a senior in high school and be the son or daughter of the Council or fair share dues paying teacher.  Student must have been accepted to a college, university, or vocational school, or other post-high school institution of his or her choice.
    To apply, download a copy of the application and return it to the address on the application.

    Mercy Health System Association of Volunteer Scholarship
    Due February 28, 2020 by 4:00pm
    Award Amount:  $500-$1000
    Students must have documentation of 50 hours of volunteer service during high school and have an above-average gpa.
    For more information and the application, visit:  https://onlinemercy.com/applications/

    National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar
    Due February 28, 2020
    Award Amount:  Up to $2,000 for one male and one female
    Students must have excelled academically, must have participated in 2 sports for at least 2 years each, must have earned at least one varsity letter in both sports, and must complete the application requirements.
    For detailed information and the application, please visit: https://members.niaaa.org/page/StudentScholarship

    Helen Wright Woodstock Fine Arts Association Scholarship
    Due February 29, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1000
    Available to a graduating senior accomplished in the arts, planning to continue their education, and residing within McHenry County.  The “arts” include performing arts, visual arts, and literary arts.
    To apply, visit http://www.woodstockfineartsassociation.org/scholarship.html

    The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Education Foundation
    Due March 1, 2020
    Award Amount:  TBD - Multiple different scholarships exist
    See the website for specific details for each scholarship.  
    For further details, please visit:  www.ioof-il.org/scholarships 

    Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship
    Due March 1, 2020
    Award Amount:  Amount Varies
    Student must be an Illinois High School Senior.  Be a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged or who is presently serving in the military.  Must have taken the ACT or SAT.
    To apply, visit:  http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

    Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship
    Due March 1, 2020
    Award Amount:  Amount Varies
    Student must be an Illinois High School Senior.  Must be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged.  They need not be killed in action or died as a result of a service-connected disability. Must have taken the ACT or SAT.
    To apply, visit:  http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx 

    Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship
    Due March 1, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1,000
    Students must be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted in a pre-approved trade school program.  A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application.
    To apply, visit:  http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

    Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship
    Due March 1, 2020
    Award Amount:  Amount Varies
    Student must be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program, (a copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application), or may already be a student in an approved School of Nursing in the State of Illinois.  Prove satisfactory in academic record, character, interest and activity record, and financial need.
    To apply, visit:  http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

    Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship
    Due March 1, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1,000
    Student must be an Illinois High School Senior and have taken the ACT or SAT
    To apply, visit:  http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx

    Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship
    Due March 1, 2020
    Award Amount:  up to $10,000
    Available to full or part-time Meijer Team Members or children of full or part-time Meijer Team Members.  
    Submit your application on-line at https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net

    Carl J. Megel Scholarship
    Due March 6, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1,000 (two awards given)
    The applicant must be the son or daughter of a currently employed, active member in good standing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, or the son or daughter of a deceased member who was in good standing with the Illinois Federation of Teachers at the time of death, and a high school senior who will graduate in current school year.  Students applying for the Megel scholarship must be presently enrolled in a special education school, class or program for students with mental impairments, physical impairments, learning disabilities, visual/hearing impairments, deafness/blindness, behavior/emotional disorders, speech/language impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury or other health impairment.
    Visit https://www.ift-aft.org/your-benefits/scholarships for the application.

    IFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship
    Due March 6, 2020
    Award Amount:  $10,000 over 4 years (2 awards given)
    Applicant must be a current high school senior with no less than a cumulative "B" grade average. Successful applicants must plan to attend full-time at an Illinois public university and maintain at least a "C" cumulative grade average after graduating from high school.  An applicant must be the son or daughter of a currently employed, active member in good standing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the son or daughter of a member of an IFT retirees chapter or the son or daughter of a deceased member who was in good standing with the Illinois Federation of Teachers at the time of death.
    Visit for application https://www.ift-aft.org/your-benefits/scholarships

    Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship
    Due March 6, 2020
    Award Amount:  $4,000 – Renewable
    The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance, faculty recommendation, extracurricular activities, employment experience, and a demonstrated interest in a productive career.  A minimum ACT score of 29 or SAT equivalent is required.
    Visit the CRCA website scholarship tab (https://crca.org/crca_scholarship/index.htm) to download the application. 

    Rotary Vocational Scholarship
    Due March 6, 2020
    Award Amount:  between $500 and $1500
    This scholarship will be awarded to support educational programs preparing students for vocational or technical careers attainable with less than a four-year degree. Grants will be limited to an Associate Degree or equivalent certification program.
    Click here to download a copy of the letter and here to download the application.

    McHenry County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
    Due March 13, 2020
    Award Amount:  $1000-$1500
    Award available to a McHenry County resident and high school senior recognizing his/her scholastic abilities, community contributions and commitment leading to a degree in education.
    To apply, visit www.mcrta.org.

    Fueling the Minds of the Future
    Due March 16, 2020
    Award Amount:  $2,000
    Available to a current high school senior who is planning on enrolling full-time to an accredited college, university, trade school, or vocational school.  The student must have a minimum cumulative gpa of a 2.5 out of a 4.0 scale. The student must reside in the Chicagoland area and demonstrate financial need.
    For more information and the application, please visit www.fuelingminds.com

    Illinois Sheriffs’ Association
    Due March 15, 2020
    Award Amount:  $500
    Student must be enrolling full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within Illinois.  The application, essay question, and all other documentation all need to be returned to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office to be considered.
    To apply, download the application at www.ilsheriff.org

    Northwestern Nursing Scholarship
    Due March 20, 2020 (3 different scholarships, 5 scholarship awarded)
    Award Amount:  $2500
    Awards are available for seniors enrolling in a nursing program and have a gpa of a B or better.
    For detailed information, please download the application.