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ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP - U2CT Teaching Scholarship -

This scholarship is available to Herscher High School graduates who are majoring in Education and are student teaching during the 2021-2222 school year. 

Deadline: November 19, 2021





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)


Herscher High School, along with the Community Unit School District #2  Board of Education, has established a partnership with the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley to streamline the local scholarship program at HHS. Utilizing one online application will allow students to be eligible for multiple scholarship awards. Click the link (APPLY NOW) to use the online application. DEADLINE: MARCH 1st



Class of 2022 application will open November 15th


Listed below are scholarships that you may be eligible for by completing the online application through the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley (this list is not all inclusive, as more scholarships may be added.)


Bonfield Lions Award

Herscher High School Alumni Scholarship

Herscher High School Athletic Boosters Awards

Herscher High School Music Boosters Scholarships

Herscher High School Sports Fan Scholarships

Herscher Lions Award

Kent Weakley Creative Art Scholarship

Thelma and Bob Webber Scholarship


Albert A. and Elizabeth Wheeler Mau Memorial Scholarship

Caitlin Poppie Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Lawrence T. Jacobson Memorial Scholarship

Marlow Zehr Memorial Scholarship

Patricia A. Long Memorial Scholarship

Randy Lehnus Vocational Ed Memorial Scholarship

Rich Jensen Memorial Scholarship

Stacy and Chris Skarstad Memorial Scholarship

Tim Orwig Memorial Scholarships

U2CT Memorial Scholarships

Zayla Ann Mitsdarffer Memorial Scholarship


The following scholarships have a separate paper application that can be typed, printed, and turned into the high school guidance office:


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.

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.

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.



Other Scholarships 

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Annual Scholarship - DEADLINE February 23, 2021

John Locke Memorial Scholarship - DEADLINE March 1, 2021
Kiwanis Scholarship - DEADLINE March 15, 2021
CSBG Scholarship - DEADLINE April 30, 2021
Zonta Club - Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship - DEADLINE March 19, 2021 EXTENDED TO APRIL 10th 
Kankakee Womens Club Scholarship - DEADLINE April 1, 2021
Lee Bradford Scholarship - DEADLINE April 30, 2021