CBAI Foundation for Community Banking 2020 Annual Scholarship

This is a state-wide high school senior essay contest.The total scholarship awards available this by the Foundation is $21,000.You could win up to $4,000 for higher education, and your school is eligible to win $500.


Trojan Booster Club Merv Baker Athletic Achievement Award

This scholarship is for CHS Senior athletes.$500 will be awarded to one female athlete and $500 to one male athlete.You must have participated in at least one sport for four years, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, must show leadership, and demonstrate outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship.Winner will be announced at Senior Awards Night.

DUE MARCH 1, 2020

Michael Hindman Teacher Education Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in honor of Mr. Hindman, who dedicated his life to the betterment of education and teachers in our area.A yearly scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in education.This year one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the spring and paid when the student begins his/her student teacher assignment (within 3-5 years).

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award

Scholarships are awarded based upon need, scholastic standing and ability.Applications are available in the guidance department or on-line at http://www.ioof-il.org

DUE MARCH 15, 2020

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding over 100 $500 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-21 academic year.The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents.Scholarships are to be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois.Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2020-21 school year.

SBLHF Lloyd & Selma Sweeney Scholarship

Two $5,000 will be awarded, primarily based on student financial need and administered as follows:One scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating from high school in Coles or Douglas County and pursuing a degree in Healthcare of Healthcare-related field.The other scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating from high school in Coles or Douglas County and pursuing a degree in Agriculture.

DUE MARCH 16, 2020

Coles County Farm Bureau Foundation

Coles County Farm Bureau Foundation (CCFBF) $1500

James & Evelyn Metzger Memorial Scholarship $1500

Jim Shrader Memorial Scholarship $1500

Lincoln & Iva (Hanna) Woodyard Memorial Scholarship $1500

Lori Oakley Memorial Scholarship $1500

Robert M. & Virginia C. Moore Scholarship $1500

Farmers Grain of Dorans Scholarship $1500

To be eligible the applicant must be a high school senior or an undergraduate or graduate student in a post-secondary school, be enrolled in a field of agriculture, exhibit potential for successful completion of degree & a resident of Illinois.

The first 6 scholarships require the applicant to be a CCFB member or a child of a member.(The Lori Oakley scholarship prefers an agriculture, veterinarian

or medical field of study).

The Moore scholarship requires the applicant to be a Coles County resident.

The Farmers Grain of Dorans does not require the applicant to live in Coles County.Preference is given to patrons (and their immediate family members) of the Farmers Grain of Dorans.

DUE MARCH 30, 2020

Outstanding Diocesan Catholic Female Senior Leadership Scholarship

Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to an outstanding Catholic, female high school senior who exemplifies SDCCW’s mission, values of leadership, faith and service.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Champaign Chapter

Total scholarships awarded will be a minimum of $1,000 and may be given to one or more applicants at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.Applicants must be a US Citizen, a high school senior, have a minimum of 3.0 gpa (on a 4.0 scale), have a SAT score of 600 Math and 500 Verbal or ACT score of 29 Math and 25 English, and must live within the County Chapter of Champaign, Vermillion, Edgar, Douglas, Coles, and Southern Ford Counties.

DUE MARCH 31, 2020

Coles County Soil &Water Conservation District Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must be a high school senior or accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a college, university, or vocational school as a full-time student in a field related to conservation of natural resources.Demonstrate potential for successful completion of a degree, and be a resident or former resident of Coles County.Scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance and honors, GPA, class rank, interest in conservation of natural resources, major field of study and its relationship to conservation, work ethic/study habits, intellectual aptitude and interest, leadership community service and financial need.

DUE APRIL 8, 2020


This scholarship is a one-time grant available for senior wrestlers of the Apollo Conference (excluding Mattoon) and including Shelbyville and Cumberland High Schools.At least one recipient will be chosen from all qualified applicants.Scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are available.At least one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for 2020.The award will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or trade school.

DUE APRIL 11, 2020


The scholarship is given on an academic year, based on a student’s scholastic achievement, financial need and the availability of funds.Eligibility is as follows:Any person accepted into, or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college curriculum.Applicant must be a CCC member, CCC member’s child or grandchild.Applicant must have played on a high school golf team or is currently playing on a college team.They do not have to play golf in college in order to be eligible.In order to be competitive, a 3.5 GPA out of 4 points or a 4.5 GPA out of 5 points is desirable.

DUE APRIL 14, 2020

Jordan Holly Memorial Scholarship

The 2020 scholarship will award $2314 to a graduating CHS senior who will be attending college or university and pursuing a career that will help children (pediatric medicine, education, speech pathology, child social services, etc.).Applicants must be in good academic standing (the top 25% of their graduating class).The awardee will be announced on Senior Award Night.

DUE APRIL 15, 2020

Donald J. Lindley and Belle H. Lindley Scholarship

Will be awarded to graduating seniors attending high school located in the county of Coles, Edgar, Clark, Cumberland and Douglas in the State of Illinois and Vermillion County in the State of Indiana.The student must demonstrate financial need, have high scholastic standing, (GPA cannot be lower than 3.0) and be deemed the most-worthy.Each student selected for the scholarship will also have the opportunity to receive additional funds in subsequent years for up to 4 years of college education.

Sarah Bush Volunteer Guild Scholarship

Any person accepted into, or currently enrolled full-time in a hospital-related health care professional curriculum is eligible.Applicants enrolled in an associate degree or hospital-based program will be considered their first year.In order to be competitive, a 4.5 GPA out of 5.0 GPA is desirable.

DUE APRIL 30, 2020

The Golden Apple Scholars

Each Scholar will receive a scholarship of $2500 per year for freshman and sophomore years and $5000 per year for junior and senior years.This scholarship is contingent upon completion of a 4-year teacher preparation program and maintaining a minimum 2.5 (4.0) GPA and teaching in an Illinois school of need for five years.Summer Institute stipend of $2,000 per summer. A total financial package of $23,000.http://www.goldenapple.org/scholars

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Six $500 scholarships will be awarded.One must be either a Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative member or under 21 years of age and a legal dependent of a Coles-Moultrie member.Priority will be given to one applicant specializing in Electrical Technology.

DUE MAY 1, 2020

First Federal Savings and Loan of Central Illinois Scholarship

One $500 scholarship is being awarded.The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books or other related educational expenses.Applicant must be a current Charleston High School student and planning to attend college the fall of 2020.