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***NEW SCHOLARSHIP*** - HHS Class of 1998 Memorial Scholarship - Senior pursuing a career as a First Responder: Police Officer, Fire Fighter, EMT, 911 operator, etc.  DEADLINE: April 1, 2019


Senior of the Month - Two $100 awards are offered each month during the school year, one from the State Bank of Herscher in conjunction with The Herscher Foundation and the other one from a local business or community member(s).  Deadline: the 5th of the month following the month you are applying for (i.e. October 5th is the deadline for September Senior of the Month)


Albert A. & Elizabeth Wheeler Mau Memorial Scholarship - Agriculture/Illinois public university or junior college.  Committee will choose the winner.

Alumni Scholarship- Any Herscher High School senior whose parent or grandparent attended Herscher High School. Deadline: April 1.

Bob and Thelma Webber Scholarship Two $500 scholarships, funded by the family, are given to students who will be going into the business or secretarial field.  This scholarship honors Thelma Webber, who was a HHS secretary from 1957 - 1999 and Bob Webber, who has kept score for multiple sports at HHS from 1965 -present. Deadline: April 1.

Bonfield Lions Award - HHS students who demonstrated good academic achievement, volunteered, and was involved in extra-curricular activities. Deadline: April 1.

Caitlin Poppie Memorial Scholarship- In memory of the late Caitlin Poppie, her family is proud to honor her memory by offering a $750 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior volleyball player who exhibits the same love for the game that Caitlin truly lived for. Deadline: April 8.

Christopher Sims Memorial Scholarship - In memory of Christopher Sims, his family sponsors a four-year renewable school scholarship to a student who will be attending an Illinois Public University. The scholarship will be determined by a selection committee based on the following: Academics, Character, Citizenship, Financial Need, and School Involvement. Deadline: March 13.

 Diane and Dr. Jeff Long Health Related Scholarship $250 scholarship awarded to a high school senior who will be majoring in pre-med, nursing, or a health related field.  DEADLINE: APRIL 1

Dr. Lawerence T. Jacobson Leadership Memorial Scholarship In memory of Dr. J, Herscher CUSD#2 superintendent:  2.5 GPA or higher, letters of recommendation, essays.  Deadline: April 1

Essex Township Resident Scholarship - One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Herscher High School graduate that resides in Essex Township.  DEADLINE: April 12, 2019.

Herscher FFA Alumni Foundation Scholarship -  Herscher FFA Alumni and Boosters will fund five $500 scholarships awarded to students involved in the Agriculture Department and FFA. Two scholarships will be awarded to a FFA student with an agriculture major. As well as two scholarships awarded to an FFA student with any major. The one remaining scholarship will be awarded to a college student majoring in an agricultural field. Deadline: March 1.

Marlow Zehr Memorial Scholarship - This $300 scholarship will be awarded to a HHS student who has participated in both HHS music and athletics.  Students who qualify will be invited to write a short essay to determine the winner. Deadline: April 1.  

Music Boosters Scholarship - Multiple $100 awards are given each year to students within the HHS music department based on their essay applications. Deadline: April 1.

Otto A. and Lucile Wagner Fritz Memorial Scholarship   - The $1000 scholarship is awarded to a student based on class rank, character, leadership, citizenship, and financial need.  This scholarship is renewable for four years. Deadline: April 1.

Randy Lehnus Vocational Scholarship- Two $500 scholarships are being offered in proud memory of Randy Lehnus to students who are pursuing a vocational/technical field.  Deadline: April 1. 

Richard Cotter Memorial FFA Presidental ScholarshipFFA membership and officer.  No Application. Committee will determine winner.

Sports Fan Scholarship - Four $1000 awards for HHS seniors who demonstrated need, good attitude, academic and athletic excellence. Deadline: April 1.

Stephen Jensen Memorial Scholarship   - In proud remembrance of Stephen Jensen, his family is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior who will be pursuing an agriculture related field. Deadline: March 13.

U2CT - Unit 2 Classroom Teachers Memorial Scholarship   - A $1000 scholarship will be awarded honoring Unit 2 teachers who have passed away.  This scholarship is available for students who will be entering the field of Education.  Scholarships will be distributed during the winner's student-teaching experience.  Deadline: April 1

U2CT Classroom Teachers Scholarship - 4 $1000 scholarships for Herscher High School seniors who will be continuing their education in any major. DEADLINE: April 1st

Village of Herscher - Police Department Scholarship - A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who is planning on attending Kankakee Community College in the fall and studying Law Enforcement or Paralegal.  Deadline: April 1.

Wisner Scholarship   - Approximately $10,000 a year is awarded to multiple winners from the interest on the $120,000 trust fund set up after Mr. Wisner passed away in 1977.  Scholarships are based on class rank, grade point average, and primarily character, as judged by a scholarship committee within the school. Deadline: March 28.

Zayla Ann Mitsdarffer - Culinary Arts Scholarship$2,500 scholarship for a HHS senior who has been accepted into a culinary arts program. Deadline: April 1.


Other Area Scholarships

Updated Class of 2019 

Kankakee Elks Lodge 627 Most Valuable Student Scholarship - enf.elks.org/mvs - DEADLINE: Nov. 15, 2018

State Bank of Herscher sponsoring CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship -  Preliminary Judging Deadline: - January 28, 2019.

Illinois Amvets Scholarships Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship, Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarship, Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship, and Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship - Applications available in November - Varied Deadlines 

Zip Recruiter Scholarship - Write a follow-up email template for after a job interview - $3,000 scholarship - Seniors or College Students 18 years old or older. DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

HomeStar Bank Customer ScholarshipDEADLINE: February 8, 2019

HomeStar Bank NAACP ScholarshipDEADLINE: March 8, 2019

HomeStar Bank Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership Scholarship - DEADLINE: March 8, 2019

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program  DEADLINE: December 7, 2018

Soy Capital Bank and Trust - Ethan Allen and Caroline Johnson Scholarship - GPA and Financial Need DEADLINE: Received by March 1, 2019

Kankakee Community College Scholarships - Students will have access to multiple scholarships through one application. This application intended ONLY for those who will attend KCC during the 2019-2020 school year.  DEADLINE: March 1, 2019   

Kankakee County 4-H Youth Foundation Scholarship - participated in Kankakee County 4-H DEADLINE: received by April 12, 2019

John Locke Memorial Scholarship -  Varsity Athletes with a B average or above - DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship - IDVA-VETS Scholarship for dependents of veterans who were MIA, POW, died while on active duty, or 100% disabled due to service.  Download application - www.veterans.illinois.gov/pdfs/  

Kankakee-Iroquois Educational Office Professionals (KIEOP) Scholarship - business education major or office related field DEADLINE: December 28, 2018

Zonta Club of Kankakee - female/leadership/volunteer DEADLINE: March 4, 2019

Kankakee County Farm Bureau - Agriculture major with leadership and service - Deadline: April 1, 2019 

The Township Officials of Illinois - 2019 Scholarship -  Seniors with a B average or above, extra-curricular activities and leadership.  DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

Associated Orthodontist Scholarship Program 5 $1000 scholarships will be awarded to current and former patients who received full braces from Associated Orthodontists.  DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

CRCA - Chicago Roofing Contractors Association - Engineering, Architecture, or Business Majors with an ACT of 29 or higher. www.crca.org DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

American Legion - 2019 Americanism Essay Contest  - "What are my responsibilities as a U.S. Citizen?" DEADLINE: February 1, 2019 

Illinois Federation of Teachers - IFT/AFT Scholarships - various scholarships~ son or daughter of an IFT/AFT member.  https://www.ift-aft.org/your-benefits/scholarships

http://www.workkankakee.org/grants-and-scholarships - Listing of various scholarships in the Kankakee county area.

DKG Education Recruitment Grant  - female education majors - Deadline: March 1, 2019

GFWC Woman's Club of Kankakee Scholarship - Senior in the top 25% of class, with leadership and financial need.   DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship - $500 scholarship Deadine: March 15, 2019, submit to: Sheriff Mike Downey - Attn: ISA Scholarship 3000 South Justice Way Kankakee, IL 60901  

Kiwanis Club of Kankakee Scholarship - (8) $1000 scholarships to students who will be entering a field working with children.  Deadline: April 3, 2019

Lee Braford Scholarship For Dedication to Community ServiceSenior with service and/or volunteer projects.  DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

Americian Legion of Illinois Scholarships  - various awards and scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary of Illinois Scholarships  - various awards and scholarships

James F. Carlson Fine Arts Scholarship - $300 scholarship to attend a summer camp in the field of dance, music, drama, visual art, creative writing, or other fine arts discipline. Eligible students are currently in grades 7-12 and live in Kankakee County. DEADLINE: March 22, 2019. 

Fred Drendel Memorial Scholarship - $1000 scholarship to Agriculture major with a B average or higher. DEADLINE: April 25, 2019

IKGSL Scholarship Award Program - Iroquois Kankakee Girls Softball League will award $500 to 2 athletes during their junior or senior year who participated in the IKGSL league.  DEALDINE: April 29, 2019

Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership, Inc. Education Awards - Senior of Hispanic or Latino heritage with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  DEADLINE: April 19, 2019