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Residents of Illinois
 Teaching   |   Children of Veterans
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarships and Grants
  Among the grants and scholarships available to students are:
  • Merit Recognition Scholarship (MRS) Program
  • Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program
  • ITEACH Teacher Shortage Scholarship Program (formerly the David DeBolt Teacher Shortage Scholarship Program)
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
  • Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program

Information and application forms are available at the website of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (Website named COLLEGE ZONE). CLICK HERE. Applicants will need to print out the form(s) for postal mailing to the indicated address. Current deadlines are indicated on the respective scholarship forms.

Other assistance can be found at the website of Illinois State University. CLICK HERE.

  University of Illinois Children of Veterans Scholarship

Applications for the Children of Veterans Scholarship are now available online. Please refer to the web site click on Forms and the application is located in the scholarship category. The applicant will need to print out the application and mail it to the Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the required documents.

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The Children of Veterans scholarship is a four-year tuition waiver at the University of Illinois. The recipient may use his/her Children of Veterans Scholarship at any of the University of Illinois campuses: Urbana-Champaign, Chicago or Springfield. Up to six scholarships are awarded per county - one for each of the following wars/conflicts: World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, and Southwest Asia (Persian Gulf - Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom). Specific information regarding the required service dates and medal eligibility is provided on the application itself.

We will accept applications for scholarships between December 1 and March 1 of the current year. Late applications will be considered only if no other qualified candidates apply by March 1 of the current year. Candidates must submit the completed application with photocopies of both the veteran parent's service papers (DD Form 214) and his/her ACT scores are required to be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Please note that this scholarship is not for grandchildren of veterans. All candidates will be notified by April 1 (of current year) whether they have been selected to receive the Children of Veterans Scholarship.  If you have any questions, phone (217) 333-0100.

Residents of La Salle County
Joseph J. Hohner   |   Nursing  |   Rev LL Henkel  | Bar Association Scholarship
La Salle County Joseph J. Hohner Scholarship for 2019
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The following steps may be taken to complete the application:

  1. This file can be completed with Adobe Reader.
  2. Save a copy of the appropriate scholarship in its PDF format to an easily located folder on the hard-drive of your computer or storage device. Use the "Save As..." option.  The saved copy can be completed, piecemeal, at a time(s) of your greater convenience.  Be sure to save the file as you proceed.
  3. Follow all the detailed steps listed on the scholarship of choice, filling in the required fields.
  4. When complete, save and print the application.
  5. Sign and date where required.
  6. All required and completed paperwork should be land mailed via USPS.
LaSalle County Voiture No. 378-40 & 8 Nursing Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

LaSalle County Regional Superintendent of Schools, Christopher B. Dvorak, has announced that the LaSalle County Voiture No. 378-40 & 8 will again this year sponsor a nursing scholarship.

A completed application form and a letter from the student requesting consideration as a recipient of the scholarship are required. A transcript of school records and a letter of acceptance into the nursing program of the college to be attended must be submitted with each letter. The letter of application should be addressed to the "Scholarship Committee of the LaSalle County Voiture 378-40 & 8."

This scholarship is open only to residents of LaSalle County.

Scholarship applications will be available in the office of the Regional Superintendent of Schools, 119 W. Madison Street, Room 102, Ottawa, Illinois. Applications should be returned to the Regional Superintendent's office no later than a date to be determined.




Click Here to Download Application


 Rev. L.L. Henkel established a Trust which is administered by Heartland Bank and Trust Company Wealth Management Department for the purpose of providing tuition assistance to students from LaSalle County, Illinois, pursuing undergraduate degrees at accredited colleges and universities.

This non-renewable scholarship is open only to residents of LaSalle County, Illinois.

Application Due and Received in the Regional Office of Education by 4 pm, April 30, 2019. 



The LaSalle County Bar Association Scholarship 2019

Click here to download 2019 Application


The LaSalle County Bar Association is now providing two $500 Scholarships to two graduating seniors of any LaSalle County High School. These Scholarships are available for use at a four year College or University, a two year College and/or a certified Trade School. The Association is honored to help aspiring young people pursue their studies to both improve as individuals and to contribute to their communities. The Scholarship is not automatically renewable. The award is for one year only and will be available to the next year's graduating classes.

The applications for this Scholarship program will be provided by the Bar Association to each LaSalle County High School through the Association or the LaSalle County Superintendent's Office of Education. The application DEADLINE IS APRIL 19, 2019. The completed application must be mailed, sent or given to the LaSalle County Superintendent's Office.

Students must complete and sign all forms required. Objective factors for awarding the Scholarship will be considered by the Scholarship Committee of the Bar Association. Both merit and need will be among the criteria.

Students awarded the Scholarship must provide written proof of acceptance before receiving the award. The two $500 rewards shall be provided to the students on or before May 15, 2019.


Please direct any questions to either the Superintendent's Office or to Retired Judge James L. Brusatte. Good Luck in your future endeavors.

Please provide the following to the Superintendent's Office by or on April 15, 2019:

1. Signed and completed application form.

2. High School Transcripts


Applications and other materials should be provided to:

LaSalle County Bar Association Scholarships

119 W. Madison Street Room 102

Ottawa 11 61350

Phone 815-434-0780


For further information by either counselors or family and students, please feel free to contact:

Retired Judge James L. Brusatte


Residents of Putnam County
Adam and Ida Deck College Scholarship - View Guidelines & Application
Harold and Julia Kenney GrantView Guidelines & Application
North Central Bank Scholarship View Guidelines & Application
Hennepin Vocational/Trade Grant - View Guidelines & Application
Walter Durley Boyle and Hazel Marie Boyle IVCC Scholarship - View Guidelines & Application

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