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It’s never too early to start searching for scholarships! Scholarships can be based on several different criteria such as financial need, GPA/grades, volunteer work, leadership, or a really good essay. Check your college/university’s website for specific institutional scholarships.

Local scholarship paper applications can be picked up in the Registrar’s office.

Below are some yearly scholarships separated by the month they are due. Note that some scholarships might not be open yet if it is still early in the school year. Many local scholarships are not available or updated until 2nd semester. Scholarships specific to Quincy High are listed below. Please check the link for the most up-to-date information.

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Cyberbullying  Awareness Scholarship *Updated 7/17/23*
Transcript, resume, essay


Acorn Equality Fund *Updated 8/24/23*
Academics, volunteerism, and community advocacy.

The Gates Scholarship *Updated 8/28/23*
Minority student that has financial need. At least 3.3 GPA


AES Engineering Scholarship *Updated 8/28/23*
Based on character and essay entry. Not just for engineering students only.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program *Updated 1/17/23*
Various Scholarships with multiple deadlines. Junior in high school scholarships available!


Elks National Foundation Scholarship *Application opens on Aug 1*
Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.


National Space Club *Updated 8/28/23*
Intent to pursue career in STEM field.

Adams Electric Cooperative Scholarships
Must be child of Adams Electric Cooperative member.

No Sweat Scholarship *Updated 8/28/23*
Open to high school students 13 and up! Create account and portfolio. No GPA or essay required.

DAR Good Citizenship Scholarship Contest
Student who exemplifies dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Personal outline, transcript, and timed essay required. See your Counselor for details!

Equitable Excellence Scholarship *Application opens on Oct 1*
Senior students who work hard to make a positive impact on their communities

NROTC Scholarship
For students interested in joining the Navy

Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperative Memorial Scholarship
Must be son or daughter of an Illinois Electric Coop Member or employee


Burroughs Education Scholarship
Opportunities For College-Bound Seniors *Updated 1/10/24*

Timberline Billing Service Scholarship
Students must have been on or have IEP during high school and essay

National Beta Club Scholarship Program *Application opens on Nov 1*
Must be a senior and in Beta Club.

FFA Scholarships *Application opens on Nov 1*
Active FFA member. Intent to study in qualifying field. 2.5 GPA minimum.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest *Application opens on Sept 1*
Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917

DAR Native American Scholarship *Updated 09/30/22*
Proof of Native American heritage, financial need, minimum 3.25 GPA

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship *Application opens on Sept 1*
Must be graduating minority senior.


Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
Must be High School student working at Hy-Vee. Must include application, personal statement, transcript, and resume’.

Illinois PTA Scholarship
For education majors. 3.0 GPA minimum.

QU Virtuoso Scholarship
4 full tuition scholarships. Open to instrumentalists and vocalists and must audition.

The Coolidge Scholarship *Application opens in Nov 1*
Open to High school Juniors pursuing any major at a 4-year college or University.


**QHS scholarship packet not updated or available until late Jan/early Feb 2nd semester**

​JWCC Foundation Scholarships (LOCAL)*Applications open in February*
General and Program specific scholarships

Class of 1957 Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/8/24*
Merit based. 3.5 GPA minimum. Return application to Registrar office.

Patricia & Leonard Kramer Memorial Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/5/24*
Adams County High School student. 2.8 minimum GPA. Active in School and Community. Also available in Registrar office.

Becky Swisher Crowe Memorial Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/8/24*
Intent to pursue a degree in Education and have a financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Return application to Registrar office.

The F. Lee and Joan Kammerlohr Family Scholarship *Updated 2/8/24*
Students pursing a degree in education. Preference for Elementary Ed.

Tom Eickelschulte/Quincy Optimist Club Memorial Scholarship (LOCAL)*Updated 2/5/24*

Seniors in QAVTC classes.

​​Dr. Michael K. Ouwenga Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/16/24*
Minimum 3.5 GPA. Pursuing a Healthcare related field. 

        Horatio Alger Association *Updated 2/5/24*

High school junior, 2.0 GPA, family income less than $65k

Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation (LOCAL) *Updated 1/17/23*
Interest in Agriculture or related field. Must be a member or immediate family of a member.

2023 Technical & Trades Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 1/17/23*
Majoring in Ag, Diesel, truck driving, electrical or other trade

State Street Bank/CBAI foundation for Community Banking (LOCAL) *Updated 2/8/23*
Essay, application, and background information.

2023 Baxter Memorial Scholarship *Updated 1/17/23*
Engineering majors attending accredited 4 year college or university

AMVETS Service Foundation
Various scholarships for Veterans, Nursing students, current High school seniors who are child/grandchild of a Veteran or active duty military member.

US Military Veterans and Children
Various scholarships. Must be active duty or child of a Veteran or active duty military member.

American Legion Scholarship
Various scholarships available.

Hannibal-LaGrange University Teacher Education Scholarship*Updated 2/8/23*
Must be pursing a teaching degree.

UofI- Urbana-Champaign Alpha Alumni Chapter Beta Sigma Psi *Updated 2/9/23*
Must be a Christian male freshman attending UIUC. Application

Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation
Must be a member of the Lutheran community.

Illinois Elks Association Children’s Care Program *Updated 2/5/24*
For Physical and Occupational Therapy majors

Lydia Miller Special Education Scholarship *Updated 2/5/24*

Student pursuing a special education degree

Hagan Scholarship Foundation *Updated 2/5/24*
3.5 GPA, Need, and merit-based

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award
Personal statements, recommendations, and tax forms required. Based on financial need and Scholastic ability.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers- Baxter Memorial Scholarship *Updated 2/13/23*
Senior student majoring in Engineering or technical discipline.

Achievers Scholarship
At least 3.0 GPA. Full time high school or part time in college or trade school.

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship
For office professional, secretarial, or business-related field. Priority given to those attending UIUC.

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship *Updated 2/8/23*
Essay and application

Illinois Chemical Education Foundation *Updated 2/13/23*
Open only for students seeking degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or High School Chemistry teaching (3 different available Scholarships).

Lupita Turriff Hispanic Scholarship ​Ecolab High School

Future STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI)
Open to students pursing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

General Federation of Women’s Club Illinois *Updated 2/9/23*
Scholarships for Art, Environmental studies, Drama, Music, and Vocational Studies.

Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation
Be an Adams County Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or child of a member
for a minimum of 1 year

“No Sweat” Scholarship
Available for grades 9-12

ONECommunity Scholarship

Staff Quick Ready to Work Scholarship
Students who want to enter workforce immediately and not attend 2 or 4 year university


General and major-specific.  14 different scholarships are available!

Lee Pappas/Academic Scholarship *Updated 2/13/24*

Lee Pappas/ Athletic Scholarship *Updated 2/13/24*

Town & Country Bank Midwest Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/5/24* 
​Typed essay required

Quincy Federation of Teachers Local 809 Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/16/24*
Must be the child of a QF Local 809 member with a B average.

Kenneth & Eleanor Lohr Memorial Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/8/24*
Intent to pursue a Pharmacy degree and have a financial need.

Quincy Preserves Scholarship (LOCAL)
Must be a resident of Adams County

Nicholson Family Diabetes Foundation (LOCAL)
Type 1 Diabetic ​

Quincy Service League (LOCAL) *Updated 2/9/23*
Resident of Adams County pursuing post-secondary and/or vocational education.

          The J.L. Wade Foundation Scholarship (LOCAL) *Updated 2/5/24*
Open to all but preference given to students seeking degrees to promote the study of natural sciences

Catholic Women Senior Leadership Scholarship *Updated 2/5/24*
Catholic female who exemplifies SDCCW’s mission, values of leadership, faith, and service.

Golden Apple Scholars Scholarship 
Students pursuing an Education major

Student View Scholarship Program
No essay is required. Fill out the survey. For students planning to attend 4 year, community, or trade school.

We the Students Essay Contest
500-800 word essay.

Propel Scholars Award
Need-based, Pell Grant eligible, EFC lower than $10k. Minimum 2.5 GPA

C & L Tiling Scholarship
Pursuing an Agriculture or related field degree

LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Lineworker’s Scholarship *Updated 2/5/24*
Plan to attend Lineworker’s school at Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield IL. Rules and Guidelines 

Ameren All in Scholarship-The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis *Updated 1/10/2024
Low-income students

American Legion Auxiliary Nurses Scholarship
Seeking a career in Nursing

ADA Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship
Students pursuing a Career in Nursing


        Quincy Charter Chapter of American Business Women’s (LOCAL) *Updated 2/15/24*

Minimum GPA of 3.0, has at least 12 hours of college credit. Plans to attend any of the listed Colleges

American Business Women’s Association (LOCAL)
A female student planning to attend John Wood, 3.0 GPA or higher

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 (LOCAL)
Application, recommendation letter, essay, and transcript

American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Program
Available for freshman-seniors in high school.

B. Davis Scholarship
Must be a Junior or Senior in high school. Essay required.

PB & J Scholarship
For students who have experienced personal challenges that affected their academic performance. Application

Temple Hoyne Buell Memorial Scholarship *Updated 3/13/23*
For incoming freshmen men to the University of Illinois UIUC

Faith Hope and Love Jesus College Scholarship
Survivor of childhood cancer or blood disorder. Essay on the topic of choice

Mike Rowe Works Ethic Scholarship
It must be going into an approved trade program. A list of approved trade programs is HERE

Stop The Bleed Scholarship
Open to students with a parent/guardian who were on the front lines during the pandemic. Open to any high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior

ESS Foundation Scholarship Application
Pursuing a career in the construction industry.

BBB Student of Ethics Award *Updated 4/18/23*
For Junior students only

Dr. Mehrdad Shafa Medical Scholarship Foundation *Updated 4/18/23*
Students pursuing Healthcare related field

The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship *Updated 4/21/23*
For students pursuing Education

Illinois Restaurant Association *Updated 4/21/23*
For students pursuing Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Must be a Junior or Senior in high school. Essay required.

Beacon Scholarship for Rural America
Must reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria. 3.0 GPA minimum

The Illinois Hammer Scholarship
​300-500 word Essay required.


Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship
Students who demonstrate an active commitment to mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS

Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award
Community activist for HIV/AIDS demonstrated through arts