- LaSalle County ARPA College Scholarship Applications Are Available
- Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarships & Grants
LaSalle County ARPA College Scholarship
LaSalle, Marshall, & Putnam County Regional Superintendent of Schools, Christopher B. Dvorak, has announced that applications for the LaSalle County ARPA Scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year are now available on the Regional Office website at: www.roe35.org.
Applications may also be picked up at the Regional Office of Education in the downtown courthouse, 119 W. Madison Street, Room 102, Ottawa.
There are three types of scholarships available.
- Illinois Valley Community College will be identifying prospective students and students already enrolled to provide financial assistance for school programs that are in shortage work areas for the region. These include CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, and RN programs. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
Applications for the Reverse and Traditional Scholarships should be received by 4:00pm on April 16, 2024 at the Lasalle, Marshall, & Putnam County Regional Office of Education at 119 W. Madison St, room 102, Ottawa, IL 61350
- Reverse Scholarships: Reverse Scholarships to mental health professionals that can document work in the county are also available; requirements include working for a year from the time of application in the county and documentation of college debt. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
- Traditional Scholarships: Will be identifying college students that may be completing a license in social work and mental health professions over the next two years or students interested in pursuing other short-term certifications or degrees in health care fields not offered at IVCC. Scholarships will be awarded this summer with college funding beginning for the Fall semester. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
Please contact Jessica Haywood at the Regional Office of Education for any questions you may have. Jessica is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 815-434-0780.
Thank you to the LaSalle County Board for providing this unique opportunity to provide scholarship opportunities to help fill shortage work areas in LaSalle County.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarships & 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 (COLLEGE ZONE). 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.
- University of Illinois Children of Veterans Scholarship
- ECACE Scholarship
- Joseph J. Hohner Scholarship 2024
- LaSalle County Voiture No. 378-40 & 8 Nursing Scholarship
- Starved Rock Country Community Scholarship Opportunities
- Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program 2024
- LaSalle County Bar Association Scholarship
- Additional Scholarships
University of Illinois Children of Veterans Scholarship
Applications for the Children of Veterans Scholarship are now available online. The applicant will need to print out the application and mail it to the Office of Student Financial Aid, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the required documents.
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, the 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 the current year) whether they have been selected to receive the Children of Veterans Scholarship. If you have any questions, phone (217) 333-0100.
Information and Forms
Have you worked or are you currently working with young children and want to earn your next credential, endorsement, or degree in Early Childhood Education? There is an Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship that covers tuition, fees, books, and cost of attendance!
Here’s a link to more information: https://www.isac.org/
Contact Tammy Landgraf at email@example.com or 815-224-0477 to find out how you can access this opportunity.
Joseph J. Hohner Scholarship 2024
The following steps may be taken to complete the application:
- This file can be completed with Adobe Reader.
- 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.
- Follow all the detailed steps listed on the scholarship of choice, filling in the required fields.
- When complete, save and print the application.
- Sign and date where required.
- All required and completed paperwork should be land mailed via USPS.
Hohner Scholarship Forms
LaSalle County Voiture No. 378-40 & 8 Nursing Scholarship
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."
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.
Applications for this scholarship are due by May 24, 2024.
This scholarship is open to residents of LaSalle County ONLY.
Starved Rock Country Community Scholarship Opportunities
On behalf of generous individuals, SRCCF administers a scholarship program each year to help students pursue their dreams and goals at colleges and universities following high school graduation. The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2024 educational scholarships.
Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program 2024
The Illinois Conservation Foundation awards the annual Conservation Achievement Scholarship to encourage the next generation of leaders to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment.
Up to four one-time scholarships of $2,000 are given to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary and long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois' natural resources.
The Conservation Achievement Scholarships have been awarded since 2005 thanks largely to generous donations from numerous organizations and individuals. A total of $174,000 has been awarded to 85 scholarship winners.
Applicants must be Illinois residents and a senior in an Illinois high school during the year of the scholarship award.
Click the application link for scholarship information.
The LaSalle County Bar Association provides $500 Scholarships to 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 LaSalle County Bar Association is honored to help aspiring young people pursue their studies both to improve as individuals and to contribute to their communities. The Scholarships are not automatically renewable and are for one year only.
Students must complete and sign all forms required. Objective factors for awarding the Scholarships will be considered by the Scholarship Committee of the LaSalle County Bar Association. Both merit and need are among the criteria.
The application and the applicant’s high school transcript must be mailed or given to the LaSalle County Regional Superintendent of Education Office at the following address no later than April 16, 2024:
119 W. Madison Street
Attn: LCBA Scholarships
Ottawa, IL 61350
Students awarded a Scholarship must provide written proof of acceptance before receiving the award.
The LaSalle County Bar Association encourages all eligible graduating seniors to apply and wishes all students success in their future endeavors.
Completed scholarships must be received in our office by 4:00 PM on the due date.