Scholarships

Scholarships are an important part of financing higher education. Applications continually arrive, and deadlines are always just around the corner. Please check scholarships listed below for qualifications and deadline information.

For scholarship applications currently available, check with Mrs. Weber in the guidance office.BE SURE to allow ample time to complete the application in order to meet stated deadlines!

NEW!! Websites are now available so that students can fill-out applications via the computer!

The 2018-2019 scholarship list will be available in Mrs. Weber's office.  See Mrs. Weber with any questions.


Most Students/families have concerns about how they are going to pay for college. At Clay City, there are several local scholarships that have been established to help students/families with the cost of college. Information and requirements are better explained. When a student becomes a freshman, and enters high school, everything starts to “count.” High school grades are used for determining GPA (Grade Point Averages), activities, honors and awards which are all included in scholarship applications. It is a good idea to begin a file with all of the activities and awards the student has earned and update it once a year. This will be helpful when completing scholarship applications.

 

The scholarships that are listed reflect those that were given during the 2017-2018 school year. There is no guarantee these scholarships will be offered for the upcoming year.

 

Please contact the high school guidance office for more up-to-date information on the availability of scholarships.

 

Clay City High School

PO Box 542

 

Phone (618) 676-1431 ext 342

Fax (618)676-1481

 

Scholarship Criteria

Most applications are to be typed and accompanied with letters of recommendation

 

Some scholarships presented are based upon funds available and may not be available each year.

 

Clay Academic Foundation

The applicant must participate in school activities, have an excellent academic standing, plan to pursue a college education and an essay is required.

 

Jake Kline Memorial Soil and Water Conservation

This scholarship was established to help further conservation awareness in Clay County. The applicants have to have a “B” average and write an essay about the conservation of our natural resources.

 

Oberlin Charitable Trust

The applicant must have a primary focus in business related majors, computer science or graphic arts and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

 

Clay County Hospital Auxiliary

This scholarship is based on financial need, future occupation, and extra-curricular activities.

 

Clay County Hospital Endowment

Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a medical field, be in extra curricular activities and have a financial need.

 

 

Illinois Sheriff’s Association

Applicants must be a permanent Illinois resident, enrolled as fulltime student at a college, and write an essay on a given topic.

 

Clay County Farm Bureau

The applicant must be a son/daughter of a farm bureau member. The scholarship is based on financial need, activity in the community and agriculture, and an essay is required.

 

Foundation for Rural Services/Clay Electric

Students that are children of an electric coop member may apply for this scholarship. Candidates are judged on basis of GPA, ACT/SAT, work and volunteer experience, school and civic activities and a short essay.

 

Clay County Farmer’s Mutual Insurance

Applicants must be policyholders or children or grandchildren of policyholders.

 

Wabash Telephone Cooperative

The applicant’s parents must be a member in good standing of the Wabash Telephone Cooperative. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA, be active in school and community activities and submit a written essay.

 

Cellular One

Applicant must receive services from or be a son/daughter of someone that receives services. Must have two letters of recommendation and type an essay.

 

Masonic Lodge

This scholarship is based on financial need and must be in good academic standing.

 

Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Award: Chosen seniors currently in good standing and who display qualities of a good citizen are eligible to enter the scholarship contest and can win $250 (State Level)-$5000 (National Level). See application for additional eligibility and requirements. Application in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is November 1, 2019.

 

Stone Seed Group Agricultural Essay Contest: Scholarship is available to high school seniors who complete application and essay. Must pursue ag-related field of study. Need two farmer endorsements. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application is available online at stoneseed.com. Application opens November 15, 2019.

 

Jake Klein Memorial Conservation Scholarship: $500 scholarship available to graduating Clay County seniors who plan to attend vocational or college program. Applicant must have a B average or higher. Deadline for scholarship is December 12, 2019.

 

Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship: $1500 scholarship available to sons or daughters of an electric cooperative member who resides in Illinois and is receiving service from the cooperative. Student must be high school senior planning to enroll in as a full-time student at a two or four-year university or college. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Deadline for scholarship is Dec. 31, 2019.

 

Norris Electric Cooperative Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship available to graduating senior who is at the son or daughter of a Norris Electric Cooperative member. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for application is February 1, 2020.

 

Mediacom Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship available to graduating seniors who will be attending a two-year or four-year college, university, technical or vocational school. Application can be found online at http://www.mediacomworldclass.com/winners.aspx?year Deadline for scholarship is February 15, 2020.

 

Farm Credit Scholarship: $1500 scholarship available to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in agriculture. Application is available online at https://www.farmcreditil.com/About/community-engagement/Scholarships

Deadline for scholarship is Feb. 27, 2020

 

National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship: $500 dollar scholarship awarded to graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education. Student must hold a current NWTF membership. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Deadline for scholarship is Jan. 1, 2020.

AHEC Future Healthcare Hero Scholarship: $500 scholarship awarded to graduating seniors pursuing entry into any health science program for Fall 2020. Application in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline is March 1, 2020.

 

South Central FS Agriculture Scholarship: This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors pursuing a two or four year degree in agronomy or related crop production field. See application for eligibility requirements. Application available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is March 1, 2020.

 

Olney Central College Foundation Scholarship(s): Scholarships are available to students planning to attend Olney Central College. See website for additional eligibility requirements. Application can be found online at https://www.iecc.edu/page.php?page=FAID_OCC Deadline for application is March 2, 2020.

 

Wabash Telephone Coop, Inc. Scholarship: This scholarship is available to graduating seniors who plan to attend college or further their education. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is March 2, 2020.

 

Wabash Independent Networks Scholarship: This scholarship is available to graduating seniors who plan to attend college or further their education. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is March 2, 2020.

 

Wabash Valley College Foundation Scholarship(s): Scholarships are available to students planning to attend Wabash Valley College. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application can be found online at https://www.iecc.edu/page.php?page=WVCH&nest=WSCH_HOME Deadline for scholarships is March 29, 2020.

 

Lincoln Trail College Foundation Scholarship(s): Scholarships are available to students planning to attend Lincoln Trail College. See scholarships list available at https://www.iecc.edu/page.php?page=LTCH_SCHLON

 

Clay County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship: $1000 scholarship available to graduating  seniors whose legal guardian is a Clay County Farm Bureau member. Student must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or community college. Application in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is March 2020.

 

Frontier Community College Foundation Scholarship: Scholarships are available to seniors/students planning to attend Frontier Community College. See application for specific eligibility requirements. List of scholarships and applications can be found online at https://www.iecc.edu/files_user/FCCH/1920_Writeable_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Deadline for scholarship is March 2020.

 

Family Farms Scholarship: $1000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior accepted into an accredited college pursuing a degree in agriculture-related field. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is March 2020.

 

Janet G. Hall Nursing Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to graduating senior pursuing a nursing degree. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is April 15, 2020.

 

Clay County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: $1000 scholarship available to graduating seniors planning to enter the medical field. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline is April 2020.

 

Champion Fitness/Jill Bane Memorial Scholarship: $1000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior who plans to pursue a career in either physical therapy or athletic training. Eligibility requirements can be found in Mrs. Weber’s office. Application deadline is April 2020.

 

Illinois Heartland Decorative Artist Scholarship: $1000 scholarship awarded to an art student who will graduate from high school in 2020 and plans to attend college following graduation. Scholarship application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Application deadline is April 2020.

 

Illinois Hospital Research & Educational Foundation: $1000 scholarship awarded to a student enrolled or accepted into a certificate or degree conferring hospital related health care field. Scholarship application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Application deadline is April 2020.

 

Red Ausbrook Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be a graduating senior of Clay City High School. Scholarship will be given without regard to Grade Point Average. Scholarships will be given to those who will be preparing to be Emergency responders See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline is April 2020.

 

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award: chosen seniors currently in good standing and who display qualities of a good citizen are eligible to enter the scholarship contest. See application for additional eligibility and requirements. Application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is April 2020.

 

CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporations CSBG Scholarship: scholarship available to seniors who plan to further their education beyond high school. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Scholarship application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for application is April 2020.

 

Clay City Civics Association Scholarship: (2) $500 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating students at Clay City High School. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is April 2020.

 

LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship: $1500 scholarship will help pay for cost to attend lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Elective Cooperative (AEIC) in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL. Applications are available in Mrs. Weber’s office of online at https://www.ceci.coop/content/scholarship-opportunities

Deadline for scholarship is April 2020.

 

Clay City Education Association Scholarships: Application available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline is May 1, 2020.

 

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship: $500-$1000 scholarships available to students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular, and character qualifications. See application on website for additional eligibility requirements. Application will be online at http://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships

 

Neva Straley Memorial Scholarship: $1000 scholarship available to graduating Clay City seniors who plan to pursue a degree from a two or four year institution or trade school. See application for additional eligibility requirements. Application is available in Mrs. Weber’s office. Deadline for scholarship is May 2020.

 

Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship: $1,750 scholarship offered to three male students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics, and community service during high school. Applicants must be enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Application must be completed online at https://illinois.sigep.org/bms

Application deadline is May 2020.

 

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: $1000 scholarship awarded to high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing. The application will need to be completed online at http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com. Application deadline is June 2020.

 

Application deadline dates are subject to change as these are dates from last year

Some applications are not yet available for 2019/2020 school year. Mrs. Weber will update the list as the new updated applications are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships

Scholarship

Application

Due Date

Amount

Notes

Thomas H.
Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship

Application form

500 word essay
with choice of 3
topics found on
app. form

TBA

$1500.00

Anyone who receives
power from an Illinois
Electric Coop.

Norris Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Application form
with 500 work essay.

TBA

$1,000.00

Scholarship can be found at https://www.norriselectric.com/content/scholarships

LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship

Application form

100 word essay
about why desire
to be lineworker

TBA

$1500.00

Criteria available at www.ceci.coop

To be used only at Lincoln Land C.C.

OCC High
School Award

Application

TBA

Tuition Waver Awards

Must be enrolled
full-time at Olney Central College.

WVC Freshman Scholarship (Wabash Valley)

Application

TBA

Tuition only – allocated amount

Merit or activity-based

Jake Klein Memorial Conservation Scholarship (Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District)

Application, etc.

TBA

$500

Vocational or
college

Louisville Clay County Mutual Insurance Co. Scholarship

Application
/essay

TBA

$750


Clay County Farm Bureau

Application
/essay

TBA

$1000


Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

3.0 GPA

Application

Essay –
choice of
2 topics

Financial statement

$2,500

Based on need – parents’ combined AGI not to exceed $60,000


Effingham Equity

Essay describing
the degree
you are
pursuing and why
interested in
that field

3.0 GPA

Internships or SOE requirements
at one of company’s locations

$1,500 per semester

2 or 4 year program – must be agronomy related


Champion Fitness

Physical Therapy/

Jill Bane Memorial Scholarsh

TBA

$1,000



Wabash Telephone Coop

Application
and Essay


$1,000

WIN customer at least 12 months

Wabash Independent Networks

Application
and Essay




Ronald McDonald U.S. Scholarship Program https://aim.
applyists
.net/RMHC
TBA Various Awards

Illinois PTA

3.0 GPA

Application
from
‚Äč www.illinoi
spta .org

$3,000 first place

$2,000 second place

Must be entering education or education-related program requiring state certification


Clay County Hospital Auxiliary

Application

TBA

$1,000

Anyone entering medical field; one per school awarded

South Central FS

Application

Character
reference
forms

TBA

Tuition, books, fees

Full-time employment upon graduation

Job specific training

Agronomy or closely related field

Student
commitment
required

John Easly Purdue Scholarship

Application

Essay

Letter of
Recommend

TBA


Applicants must be enrolled (or enroll no later than Fall 2015) at Purdue University or one of its satellite campuses.

Janet G. Hall

Nursing

Scholarship

TBA

$1,000



Nicholas Memorial Grant

TBA

$2000

Student must be planning a career in the field of education.


C.E.F.S.

Economic

Opportunity

Corporation's

CGBG

Scholarship

TBA

tuition fees



Family Farms Charity Scholarship

Application
/essay

TBA

$1,000


Farm Credit

farmcreditIL
.com

TBA

$1,500

Major and career related to
agriculture

CellularOne

Application

TBA

$1,000


Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

Application
(online)

TBA

$750


The Illinois Odd Fellow – Rebekah Scholarship

Application

Unknown

C average, financial need


Illinois Sheriffs’ Association

www.ilsheriff
.org

$500



Red Ausbrook Memorial Scholarship

TBA

For dependents of police officers, officers KIA, military



Clay City Civics

Association

Scholarship


TBA

2 awards at $500

per winner


Clay County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship

Application

TBA

Son/daughter
/under legal guardianship of
Farm Bureau member

Bishop Mutual Insurance Company

Application

$250

Policy holder/child or grandchild of policy holder


Joseph Savino Undergraduate Award Application

Education Award

Application

$500

Interest and participation in serving youth of community; B average


Mediacon World Class Scholarship

Application

TBA

$1,000

Open to ALL
seniors
Norris Electric Cooperative Scholarship Application TBA $1,000
National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship Application TBA $500
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Application TBA TBA Alumni Association Scholarships
South Central Illinois AHEC: Future Healthcare Hero Award

Application

TBA $500 Applicants must be pursuing entry into any health science program for the semester.

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