Scholarships

See the table below for a full listing of scholarships that have sent information to the A-JCHS Counseling Office. This page is updated as new scholarships come in.

For other scholarships, remember to check fastweb.com and goingmerry.com.

Scholarships awarded by colleges can be found on each college’s financial aid page.

DeadlineNameDescription
Ongoing
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Information is available in the guidance office regarding the following teacher education programs and monetary awards associated with each:  Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program, Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program, TEACH Grant Program and the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program.  
 Ongoing                 University of St. Francis Scholarships combine whatever your students may receive in Illinois and federal need-based financial aid with new, larger, USF academic scholarships. University of St. Francis Academic Scholarships are guaranteed for all four years for full-time students at USF. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA (earning Cs or better). For more information visit: https://www.stfrancis.edu/admissions/financial-aid/freshman-scholarships-grants/.
 OngoingImagine America Foundation Career & Technical College Scholarships  These scholarships are only for career & technical schools that are part of the Imagine America Foundation. For a list of schools and the application, see https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/.
 Ongoing Scholarships for Student Caregivers (Elderly, Alzheimer’s, & Epilepsy) A variety of scholarships for high school and college students who care for an elderly family member, want to work with the elderly for a career, or who have or are a family member of a person who has epilepsy. See full list of scholarships and applications at https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers.
April 10, 2020Anna Moose Lodge #1346 ScholarshipTwo $1,000 scholarships will be awarded; awards will be based on scholarship criteria.  Applications are available in the guidance office. 
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Laura Selock Trust ScholarshipMust rank in the top 20 percent of graduating class after seven semesters;  recipient chosen on a combination of factors including academic achievement, positive leadership, outstanding character, school attendance, ACT and SAT scores, extracurricular involvement and financial need.  No one factor will be controlling.
April 15,2020Anna-Jonesboro CHS Education Association Scholarship Application information includes ACT score, academic awards received, and a brief essay.  Applications are available in the guidance office.
April 15, 2020Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship ProgramAvailable to students interested in enrolling in Career and Technical Education programs for the fall of 2020.  Students may apply online at application.horatioalger.org.  For more info check in the guidance office or visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
April 15, 2020Anna-Jo Garden Club ScholarshipOpen to Union County, IL students entering their freshman through senior year of college, or taking a higher degree in any accredited college or university of his or her choice (scholarship amount:  $500).  An autobiography of 500 words or less required outlining goals of study.   Applications are available in the guidance office.
April 17,2020Jill Pearce Bell Memorial ScholarshipAvailable to seniors who meet the following requirements:  Anna-Jonesboro Community High School female student, 2-year athlete (4 years preferred), 2 year Spanish student (4 preferred), 3.5 minimum cumulative G.P.A. and involvement in school clubs and activities.  The amount of the scholarship is $750.  Applications are available in the guidance office.
April 17,2020Anna-Jonesboro Rotary Scholarship 2020 Maginel-Russell ScholarshipA $1,000 scholarship is available to eligible high school seniors; Shawnee Community College will match this scholarship should the student enroll and attend Shawnee Community College.  If the student plans to attend elsewhere, it would be valued at $1,000.  The primary criteria for selection are the student’s demonstrated commitment to community service during his/her high school career, and the student’s acceptance into a continuing education program of two or more years or to Shawnee Community College in the fall of 2020.  Applications are available in the guidance office. 
April 24,2020Shawnee Development Council, Inc. Scholarship Program Income eligibility; must attend an accredited college, trade school, or university in the State of Illinois; must be a full-time student, etc.  Applications are available in the guidance office.
May 1, 2020Tamara G. Miller Memorial Nursing Scholarship ProgramApplicant must be an AJ senior pursuing a career in nursing and rank in the top 30% of class, etc.   Applications are available in the guidance office.
May 13,2020Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship University of Illinois – Three Balanced Man Scholarships are being offered to incoming male students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics and community service during their high school careers.  The recipient must be a full-time student at the University of Illinois in the fall of 2020. The application can be found at www.illinoissigep.org/bms/ 
May 15, 2020Insuring Rural Communities ScholarshipA renewable scholarship awarded to residents of eligible rural communities in Missouri and Illinois.  It is a need-based award of up to $5,000 per academic year and is renewable through graduation or a maximum of 10 semesters provided the student continues to meet eligibility and selection criteria.  Visit https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/3432.  Check in the guidance office for more info.
May 31, 2020 Lavern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship Awarded to a student to attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL.
May 31, 2020PB&J ScholarshipAvailable to students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.  Students can apply using the link http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020
 June 1, 2020 Benner/Green “Learning for Success” Scholarship Fund This two-year scholarship ($10,000 per year) has been established for the benefit of one student/graduate of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO or Anna-Jonesboro Community High School (to attend Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, MO)  Application procedures include:  Submit transcript, two letters of recommendation, essay, financial need, cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher,  etc.  Applications are available in the guidance office.  
https://ranken.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/New-Gen-App-20-21.pdf