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Scholarships

Listed under many of the scholarship titles you will find:

  • Approximate Arrival Date in Counseling Department
  • Application Deadline
  • Eligibility
  • Award amount (if known)
  • Brief description of application

 

 

 

Torie McMahon Memorial Scholarship

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: See description
Award Amount: Varies

Brief Description: Entering a helping or leadership field. An essay (300-500 word) is required regarding your plan of study and siginificant events in your life that led you to that decision. 

 

 

Neoga Business Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: Contact guidance office
Application Deadline: April 1st
Eligibility: See description
Award Amount: $500

Brief Description: This scholarship is offered to students who plan on pursuing a major in Business, Business Education, or a Computer Field. The student must have applied to a 2 or 4 year institution, must have a 3.5 GPA, and must have taken Keyboarding, Computer Concepts, and two additional computer classes. An essay is also required.

 

Clarence Steichmann Teaching Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March 16th
Eligibility: See description
Award Amount: $200

Brief Description: Follow same guidelines of Neoga Teacher's Association Scholarship.

 

Coles Moultrie Electric Coop Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: March
Application Deadline: May
Eligibility: Parents must be members of the Coles-Moultrie Coop
Award Amount: $500

Brief Description: Students are asked to fill out application regarding awards, community and school activities, and references. An essay is also required which will reflect an issue facing electric cooperatives.

 

 

Effingham Chamber Of Commerce Scholarships 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: End of March
Eligibility: Parent or employer is a member of the Greater Effingham Chamber of Commerce
Award Amount: $1500

Brief Description: Completed application and short answer essays to 3 questions. ACT scores, GPA, and recommendation letters are required.

 

 

Lake Land Foundation Scholarships 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: March 1st
Eligibility: Attending Lake Land College
Award Amount: Varies

Brief Description: This scholarship consists of many awards from several contributors. One application is used for all scholarships. Click here for more information.

 

 

Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women High School Leadership Award

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: Catholic female senior
Award Amount: $500

Brief Description: Applicant must provide an essay regarding their values of leadership, faith, and service. Letters of support are needed in regards to educational and religious affiliations.

 

 

Child of a Veteran (U of I) 

Approximate Arrival Date: December
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: A veteran's child attending the U of I
Award Amount: Full Tuition for four years

Brief Description: The applicant must be attending the University of Illinois and will start in the fall following their senior year.

 

 

Sarah Bush Guild Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: Fall
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility: Entering a hospital related health care field
Award Amount: Unknown

Brief Description: This scholarship is based on the student's scholastic achievement, financial need, and availability of funds. Letters of reference are needed as well as a profile of yourself regarding qualifications.

 

Bishop Mutual Insurance Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility: Applicant must be a policy holder, child of or grandchild of a policy with Bishop
Award Amount: $250

 

Brief Description: Must complete application which includes GPA, 3 teacher references and a short essay question

 

Cellular One Scholarship of East Central Illinois 

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: Must be attending a college in the Cellular One service areas
Award Amount: $500.00

 

Brief Description: Application includes list of awards, extra-curricular activities, jobs, educational plans and short essay. Must have a B average.

 

Barger Family Trust Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: April 15th
Eligibility: Entering Ag related field
Award Amount: Varies

 

Brief Description:

 

Effingham Knights of Columbus Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: Must be a son or daughter of the Effingham Knights of Columbus
Award Amount: $500.00
Brief Description: Must be in the upper 50% of the class; submit an application with a 250 word essay. Also include Work experience, school activities and intended major.

 

 

National FFA Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: November
Application Deadline: February
Eligibility: Member of FFA
Award Amount: Varies per award

Brief Description: The National FFA or chapter provides a guide with over 300 scholarships. Each one sets its own criteria and asks for different information. A generic form is used to apply for the various scholarships.

 

 

Neoga Teachers Association Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: Spring
Application Deadline: March 16th,
Eligibility: Planning to go into an education related field
Award Amount: $500

Brief Description: Submit a letter of application including why you want to become a teacher, and information about academic and extra-curricular achievements and how this scholarship will benefit you. Two letters of recommendation are needed.

 

 

First Neighborhood Bancshares Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: April 13th
Eligibility: Be a student at Neoga High School
Award Amount: $500

Brief Description: Must be in good academic standing, list school involvement, work experience and answer a short essay regarding future plans

American Red Cross Scholarship

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: Studying a health related field, participated in a blood drive, accepted at a 2 or 4 year accredited school 
Award Amount: $500

 

Brief Description: A 300-500 word essay is required. Prompt changes each year.

 

 

Illinois PTA Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: Entering education field. Upper 20% of class
Award Amount: $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for second

Brief Description: Must be entering the field of education and provide the organization with your career goals. Two short essay questions are asked. Transcripts and photograph must be mailed with the application.

 

 

Neoga Days Scholarship

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility:  
Award Amount: $250

Brief Description: Eassy required. Topic changes yearly.

 

The Stump Trust Scholarship

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility: Open
Award Amount: Caries

Brief Description: You must have maintained a C average and show financial need. A financial statement is required.

 

 

Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: March
Application Deadline: May
Eligibility: Pursuing a career in agriculture
Award Amount: $2500

Brief Description: This scholarship is offered by the Illinois State Treasurers office. Includes the application, essay, transcripts, two letters of reference and statement of goals and future plans.

 

 

Joey Walk Memorial Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: Spring
Application Deadline: May
Eligibility: Planning to attend LLC
Award Amount: $500

Brief Description: A short essay is required which displays the many characteristics for which Joey was best known.

 

 

Dr. Swickard Financial Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: May
Eligibility: Entering a medical or related field
Award Amount: Unknown

Brief Description: The student must be entering a health related field and rank in the upper half of their class. They must also be planning to return to their community upon graduation. Financial need is highly considered.

 

 

St. Anthony's Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March 31st
Eligibility: Entering a health care field
Award Amount: Full tuition to approved program

Brief Description: An essay is required related to the reason to enter this field, proof of acceptance to an approved program, letter of recommendation, and an interview with selection committee.

 

 

Swinehart-Buchanan Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility: See Description
Award Amount: $550 (varies)

Brief Description: Any senior who is in the top 20% of their class can has attended Neoga High School for at least 3 years is eligible. Applications are reviewed for student's career goals, academic record, teacher recommendation and financial need. Two scholarships are given each year and are automatically renewed for up to four years.

 

 

Jeri Watkins Shook Memorial Scholarship

Approximate Arrival Date: January
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: Majoring in Office Management or Business/Computer Field
Award Amount: $ Varies

 

Breif Description: Mrs. Shook-Watkins was a former secretary for the Neoga High School. She was a huge support of education. Her family created this scholarship in her honor as a way of helping a Neoga graduate. An essay is required regarding career aspirations and future goals.

 

 

Teutopolis Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of America Scholarship

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility: Son or daughter of Teutopolis Knights of Columbus #2874 member or Catholic Daughters of America--Court St. Francis #1711 member
Award Amount: Three $1,000 academic scholarships (renewable for four years) and two $500 sports scholarships (renewable for four years)

Brief Description: The academic award requires the winner to be in the upper 50% of their class and must maintain a C average while in college. A 250-word essay and a teacher recommendation is required. The sports award requires the athlete to have earned two varsity letters, be in the upper 50% of their class, had no suspensions, maintained a C average, and submit a coach's recommendation.

 

 

Wal-Mart Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: Fall
Application Deadline: January
Eligibility: Top two in the class
Award Amount: $1,000

Brief Description: There are seven areas considered for this scholarship. The student must submit an application with their ACT score, GPA, curriculum, financial need, extra curricular activities, and work activities. The student will also be interviewed as part of the judging.

 

 

The Anna B. Welch Memorial Fund 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: April 15th
Eligibility: Entering a health related field
Award Amount: Varies

Brief Description: This scholarship's focus is on students entering a health related field who show financial need. Financial information is required. This scholarship is renewable, but must be reapplied for each year.

 

 

Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: March 12th
Eligibility: Open
Award Amount: $500

Brief Description: This scholarship consists of a 350-word essay, a letter of recommendation, and a personal letter regarding your plans for the future. Some financial information is required along with school information regarding class rank and test scores.

 

 

Shelby Electric Coop Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: March
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility: Son or Daughter of a Shelby Electric Coop Member
Award Amount: $1,000

Brief Description: This scholarship is based on a student's participation in community school activities. Grade point average and ACT scores are considered. A 500 word essay regarding the cooperative is required as part of the application.

 

 

Ducan Teaching Scholarship

Approximate Arrival Date: Available on EIU website
Application Deadline: April 15th
Eligibility: Attending EIU as a teacher education major, 2.65 GPA on a 4.0 scale, reside in Crawford, Jasper, Cumberland, Clark, Richland or Lawrence Counties.
Award Amount:  

 

Effingham Area Home Builders Association Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility: Must be entering a major that will prepare you for a career in the
Award Amount: $500.00
Brief Description: Completed application including GPA, related high school courses taken to the field, honors earned and three references. There is also a 500 word essay.

MENSA Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: October
Application Deadline: December
Eligibility: open
Award Amount: $300-$1000

Brief Description: Application includes essay and school involvement.

 

Michael Hindman Teacher Education Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: November
Application Deadline: March
Eligibility: Entering teaching as a profession
Award Amount: $1000
Brief Description: Application includes two essays, listing of awards and honors, student leadership, financial need statement.

Neal Foundation Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: March 1st
Eligibility: Open to Neoga student entering vocational education such as business, automotive or communication
Award Amount: $500.00
Brief Description: Must be planning on attending Lake Land College or Eastern Illinois University in the above areas. Short answer on application regarding education plans

 

 

Donald and Belle Lindley Scholarship 

Approximate Arrival Date: February
Application Deadline: April
Eligibility:  
Award Amount: Varies

 

Brief Description: Open to all majors. Must have completed junior and senior years at Neoga.