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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 2023
Transcript, resume, essay


Acorn Equality Fund 2023
Academics, volunteerism, and community advocacy.

The Gates Scholarship 2023
Minority student that has financial need. At least 3.3 GPA


AES Engineering Scholarship 2023
Based on character and essay entry. Not just for engineering students only.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program 2023
Various Scholarships with multiple deadlines. Junior in high school scholarships available!


Elks National Foundation Scholarship 2023-24
Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications open in August.

NHS Scholarship 2023 
Must be a graduating senior in good standing with NHS


National Space Club 2023
Intent to pursue career in STEM field.

Adams Electric Cooperative Scholarships
Must be child of Adams Electric Cooperative member. Several scholarships with various due dates.

No Sweat Scholarship 2023
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 2023 
Senior students who work hard to make a positive impact on their communities. Applications open in October.

NROTC Scholarship 2024
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 2024
Opportunities For College-Bound Seniors

FFA Scholarships 2024 
Active FFA member. Intent to study in qualifying field. 2.5 GPA minimum.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest 2024
Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship 2024 
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 2024 
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 2024 (LOCAL)
General and Program specific scholarships

Class of 1957 Scholarship 2024 (LOCAL)
Merit based. 3.5 GPA minimum. Return application to Registrar office.

Patricia & Leonard Kramer Memorial Scholarship 2024 (LOCAL
Adams County High School student. 2.8 minimum GPA. Active in School and Community. Also available in Registrar office.

Becky Swisher Crowe Memorial Scholarship 2024 (LOCAL)
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 2024
Students pursing a degree in education. Preference for Elementary Ed

​​Dr. Michael K. Ouwenga Scholarship 2024 (LOCAL)
Minimum 3.5 GPA. Pursuing a Healthcare related field. 

Horatio Alger Association 2024

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

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.

UofI- Urbana-Champaign Alpha Alumni Chapter Beta Sigma Psi 2024
Must be a Christian male freshman attending UIUC. Application

Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation 2024
Must be a member of the Lutheran community. Several scholarships with deadlines.

Illinois Elks Association Children’s Care Program 2024
For Physical and Occupational Therapy majors

Lydia Miller Special Education Scholarship 2024

Student pursuing a special education degree

Hagan Scholarship Foundation 2024
3.5 GPA, Need, and merit-based

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award 2024
Personal statements, recommendations, and tax forms required. Based on financial need and Scholastic ability.

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

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship 2024
For office professional, secretarial, or business-related field. Priority given to those attending UIUC.

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship 2024
Essay and application

“No Sweat” Scholarship 2024
Available for grades 9-12. Deadlines vary through school year

ONECommunity Scholarship 2024


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

Lee Pappas/Academic Scholarship 2024 

Lee Pappas/ Athletic Scholarship 2024 

Hannibal Health Clinic Scholarship 2024 
​Students going into medical field who are children of an employee at Blessing Health System

Quincy Federation of Teachers Local 809 (LOCAL) 2024 
Must be the child of a QF Local 809 member with a B average.

Kenneth & Eleanor Lohr Memorial Scholarship (LOCAL) 2024 
Intent to pursue a Pharmacy degree and have a financial need.

Quincy Service League (LOCAL) 2024 
Resident of Adams County pursuing post-secondary and/or vocational education.

Frances L Snyder Scholarship Information 2024 
Need based.

Town and Country Midwest Scholarship Application

Any major. Essay required

Catholic Women Senior Leadership Scholarship 2024 
Catholic female who exemplifies SDCCW’s mission, values of leadership, faith, and service.

Golden Apple Scholars Scholarship 2024 
Students pursuing an Education major

Student View Scholarship Program 2024
No essay is required. Fill out the survey. For students planning to attend 4 year, community, or trade school.

CL Tiling Scholarship Application 2024
Pursuing an Agriculture or related field degree

LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Lineworker’s Scholarship 2024
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 2024 
Low-income students


Quincy Charter Chapter of American Business Women’s 2024 (LOCAL)

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

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

B. Davis Scholarship 2024
Must be a Junior or Senior in high school. Essay required.

Mike Rowe Works Ethic Scholarship 2024
It must be going into an approved trade program. A list of approved trade programs is HERE

Dr. Mehrdad Shafa Medical Scholarship Foundation 2024
Students pursuing Healthcare related field

Illinois Restaurant Association 2024
For students pursuing Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program 2024

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

Beacon Scholarship for Rural America 2024
Must reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria. 3.0 GPA minimum


Check back soon for July scholarships!