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Compiled by: Marshall High School Guidance Office

 

 2016-2017

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In an attempt to inform Marshall High School students and parents of many of the available local awards, this scholarship booklet has been compiled.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE DATES ARE ONLY APPROXIMATES, AS THEY OFTEN VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR.  Definite deadline information will be available in the guidance office and on the website at a later date.  Students should make certain to check for the updated deadlines.

1st CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP (APRIL 4)

This is a $500 scholarship offered to a Christian who is seeking a career in helping people (i.e. Ministry, Teaching, Healthcare, Nursing, Physician, Veterinary, Psychologist, Therapy, etc.).  You need to be accepted to a 2 year or 4 year school as a full time student and have a 2.5 or higher GPA.  You must be attending a church of choice.

AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP  (APRIL 1)

This is a $1,000 scholarship offered to a Marshall graduate. Preference will be given to those who have not received any other scholarship.

     Criteria:  Student should demonstrate financial need

ANDY AND EDYTHE TURNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (MARCH 9)

The children and grandchildren of the late Andy and Edythe Turner will be awarding a $500 non-renewable scholarship in their memory.

     Criteria:  - Marshall High School graduating senior,

                  - Plan to attend an institution of higher learning, majoring in a medical-related field

   - Demonstrate academic success, school and community involvement, and financial need

BRETT EITEL MEMORIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP  (APRIL 6)

The Brett Eitel Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Brett by his friends, friends of his family, and members of his family.  Brett was a Marshall High School graduate, Class of 2003.  He was an outstanding athlete who excelled in basketball, baseball, and his personal favorite, football.  This is a non-renewable $500 scholarship paid directly to the student.

     Criteria:  - Must be a Marshall High School Senior

                  - Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

                  - Must attend an institution of higher learning

                  - Must have participated in Marshall High School athletics during their senior year and at least one other year

                  - Must complete and submit the scholarship application form

CITY OF MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP (March 31)

The City of Marshall awards two $1,000 scholarships, one to a boy and one to a girl.  Awards will be renewable for two years.

     Criteria:  - Recipient must be a city utility user

                  - Must be in the top 33% of class

                  - Should demonstrate financial need

CLARENCE & DOROTHY LEDERMANN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (APRIL 1)

The family of Clarence and Dorothy Ledermann will be awarding a non-renewable scholarship in their memory.

     Criteria:  - Marshall High School graduating senior

                  - Plan to attend an institution of higher learning

                  - Demonstrate academic success, school and community involvement, and financial need

CLARK COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP (MARCH 8)

The Clark County Farm Bureau is accepting scholarship applications.  To be eligible for consideration an applicant must: be a high school graduate, be a member or child of a member of the Clark County Farm Bureau, be enrolled at a post-secondary school to study in an agriculture-related field, exhibit potential for successful completion of course of study, and be a resident of Illinois.  

The following will be the criteria for awarding the scholarship:

- Academic performance and honors

- Industriousness and motivation

- Intellectual interest

- Moral character

- Demonstrated leadership

CLARK COUNTY 4-H FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP  (OCTOBER 1)

The Clark County 4-H Foundation offers three $500 scholarships to 4-H members who plan to attend an institution of higher learning or a vocational/trade school.  These are one-time, non-renewable awards which shall be paid to the 4-Her after proof of one semester's attendance and completed schedule for the second semester by the recipient.

     Criteria:  - Must be a current high school senior or college freshman

                  - Must have participated in the Illinois 4-H program for the past five years

                  - Must have exhibited at the past Clark County 4-H Fair

CLARK COUNTY PORK PRODUCERS' AWARD  (APRIL 5)

The Clark County Pork Producers will give a $1000 scholarship to a Marshall High School student who meets the following qualifications.

     Criteria:  - Superior academic achievement

                  - Outstanding leadership skills

The Pork Producers Scholarship is open to all interested seniors who plan to further their education at the university level or a trade-school/apprenticeship program and who meet the required guidelines indicated on the Scholarship Application; neither studying agriculture nor a background in agriculture are necessary to be considered for this scholarship.

COLE  SCHOLARSHIP  (MARCH 31)

The Walter and Lola Stephenson Cole Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Marshall High School who attends full time at E.I.U. The amount varies each year.

     Criteria:  - Economic need

                  - Good moral and civic character

                  - Good academic achievement

DAUGHTERS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) SCHOLARSHIPS (FEBRUARY 1)

 A very important part of the DAR is promoting education. Each year, Illinois Daughters award college scholarships.  They are limited to students who are U.S. citizens, graduating seniors from high school, and those who will attend colleges or universities in Illinois (two year junior colleges and four year institutions). Applicants must have a letter of endorsement from an Illinois DAR chapter. To qualify for the Illinois State Scholarships, a student's financial need and academic consideration are both factors.

The General Henry Dearborn History Scholarship has no financial need component, but is for a student interested in pursuing a career in some phase of history. 

Additionally, one scholarship is awarded in each of Illinois' seven DAR districts.  Marshall is the Walter Burdick Chapter.

DONALD J. LINDLEY AND BELLE H. LINDLEY SCHOLARSHIP (MAY 15)

These scholarships are to be awarded to graduating seniors attending high school in Coles, Edgar, Clark, Cumberland, or Douglas counties in Illinois, or Vermillion county in Indiana. 

     Criteria: - Must demonstrate financial need based on published US Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. 

                - Must have highest scholastic standing of the students in the class.

EVELYN G. KNOWLES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP  (APRIL 1)

The Evelyn G. Knowles Foundation will be awarding a $1,000 one-time renewable scholarship to a Marshall High School graduating senior.

     Criteria:  - Based on academic success, school and community involvement, and financial need

                  - Must be in the top 1/3 of graduating class

                  - Must have been accepted at an institution of higher learning

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH MISSIONS SCHOLARSHIP  (APRIL 1)

This scholarship program was established to aid students who will be attending Christian colleges.  Members of the First Christian Church will receive priority.  The award will be $500 per semester, payable to the college and may be renewed each semester provided the student maintains a 2.5 G.P.A.  Applications will be available through the church office.

 

FRANCIS ASSOCIATES  ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP  (APRIL 1)

This scholarship is in the amount of $500 to a senior who has been accepted to an engineering program.

     Criteria:  - Financial need

                  - Scholastic ability

                  - Community activities

                  - Course of study

GERTRUDE MACEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (MARCH 17)

 A $1,000 scholarship has been established in memory of Gertrude Macey.

     Criteria:  - Must be a Marshall High School graduating senior   

                  - Must be an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Marshall

LITTLE ILLINI CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP  (NOVEMBER 19)

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The Little Illini Conference Scholarship is a one-time $250 award to be used to further the winners' education at any accredited college or university.  Two boys and two girls will be selected as recipients.

     Criteria:  - 3.25 G.P.A. minimum

                 - Must have completed at least two varsity seasons during the course of their junior and senior years  

                 - Must write a 300 word essay on given topic

Lloyd & Lela Ewbank Scholarship (August 22)

Criteria : - You are a U.S. citizen who is either a graduating senior or a college student in good standing.

            - You reside in Clark County, Illinois, Champaign County, Illinois or Vigo County, Indiana.

            - GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

            - You demonstrate ambition, moral character, community service and financial need.

MARSHALL LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP (FIRST MONDAY IN APRIL)

Criteria: - GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

           - 95% average attendance required

MARSHALL MASONIC LODGE #133 SCHOLARSHIP (APRIL 11)

The Marshall Masonic Lodge #133 will be awarding two $500 non-renewable scholarships to Marshall High School graduating seniors.  Selection will be based on academic success, school and community involvement, and financial need.

MARSHALL QUARTERBACK CLUB SCHOLARSHIP (APRIL 1) 

The Marshall Quarterback Club will award three $500 non-renewable scholarships.

     Criteria:  - Must be a high school senior accepted to an institution of higher learning

                 - Must have been an active player on the MHS football team during senior year and at least one other year

                 - Must have GPA of 2.0 or higher

                 - Submit 300 word essay

MARSHALL SCHOOLS FOUNDATION ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP (April 1)

Marshall High School Seniors are eligible to apply and are informed about the application process by the MHS guidance counselor.  Scholarship availability will be based upon donations provided by community members and businesses in the Marshall area and administered by the Marshall Schools Foundation.  Scholarships are nonrenewable.

Criteria: - Academics; Attendance; Extracurricular Participation; Community/Service Experiences; Work Experience; Finance; and a short Essay.

MARTIE CANTRELL SCHOLARSHIP (APRIL 1)

This is a $500 non-renewable scholarship.

     Criteria:  - Marshall High School Senior

                 - Applicant should be pursing an Agriculture or Horticulture degree

                 - Must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher

MARY GOODWIN SCHOLARSHIP  (MARCH 9)

This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $500 which shall be paid to the institution after proof of one semester's attendance by the recipient.

     Criteria:  - Attend a four-year college or university in Illinois or Indiana State University      

                 - Minimum GPA of 3.5

                 - Must demonstrate financial need based on cost and expenses

MARY LOU BOHN EDUCATIONAL TRUST/MARSHALL ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP  (MARCH 30) 

Ms. Mary Lou Bohn was a lifelong resident of Marshall.  She began working for Dulaney National Bank at the age of 16 as a teller.  She remained with Dulaney Bank until her retirement as vice president and member of the board of directors. Her generosity has made this scholarship opportunity possible for Marshall High School students.

McNARY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP  (MARCH  15)

This is a one-time grant of $500 to a graduating senior of Marshall High School.

     Criteria:  - Rank in the top 33% of class

                 - Major in the study of languages (modern or classical), nursing (either a 3-year diploma program or a college baccalaureate program), or secondary education

NELLIE STEPHENSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR I.S.U. (MARCH 29)

This scholarship is a $1,230 award, which is renewable for all four years of study.

     Criteria: - Marshall High School graduate

                - High academic achievement

                - Good moral and civic character

                - Full-time student at I.S.U.

OPTIMIST CLUB VOC.  ED.  SCHOLARSHIP (MARCH 30)

The Clark County Optimist Club gives a $500 scholarship to a Marshall High School senior enrolling in a vocational school.

THE RUSSELL DAWSON AND LOUISE DAWSON GARCIA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (MARCH 15)

The Russell Dawson and Louise Dawson Garcia Memorial Scholarship is offering two $1000 scholarships to Marshall graduating seniors.  

Criteria:- Must be accepted to an institution of higher education or vocational school

  - Must hold a GPA between 2.5-3.5

  - Must be a U.S. Citizen

ROBERT F. CHARLES SCHOLARSHIP  (MARCH 15)

The Robert F. Charles Scholarship is a $500 award, renewable for all four years.  This scholarship will be payable to the college or university of student's choice.

SALLY TURNER RAMSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (MARCH 15)

The Sally Turner Ramsey Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008.  This is a $500 scholarship to a Marshall High School senior.  

UNITED METHODIST MEN/ROBERT HARTWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (MARCH 30)

This is a $500 scholarship given to a graduating senior who attends a United Methodist Church in Marshall.  Applicant should demonstrate active leadership in the church.  Applications will be available at the Methodist Churches.

V.F.W. SCHOLARSHIP  (APRIL 14)

The V.F.W. offers several $1,000 scholarships. 

     Criteria:  - Must be the child, grandchild, or great grandchild of a current or deceased member of the Marshall V.F.W. Post or Men and Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post.

The scholarship application must be submitted to the VFW Post.  

WABASH VALLEY HERB SOCIETY, INC. (MARCH 15)

The Wabash Valley Herb Society, Inc., is please to announce that we will be awarding Martha Daniel-Joan Stevenson-Marty Mertens Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $750.  These scholarships are available to high school seniors, who wish to pursue a course of study in an herb-related field.  This may include a wide variety of careers, such as medicine, journalism, culinary arts, restaurant management, agriculture, nutrition, pharmacy, etc. 

WABASH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB, INC. SCHOLARSHIP   (MARCH 25)

The Wabash Valley Road Runners Club, Inc. created this scholarship in 1999-2000.  They award two scholarships of at least $1,000 each to be used for college expenses. 

     Criteria:  - Must be a high school senior or college student

                 - Seniors must be an active member of their high school cross country or track team during their senior year and at least one other year

                 - Must have a current GPA of C or above

WENDELL WAYNE MURPHY (March 31)

Mr. Murphy, a former Marshall High School graduate, established this scholarship seven years ago to assist deserving MHS graduates with their higher education expenses.  You will be selected based on your academic record, financial need, and acceptance into an accredited college.  Five students will be selected based on the established criteria and will receive a $1000 non-renewable scholarship.

WEST UNION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (April 1)

- Student applicant must have a West Union or West York, Illinois address. 

- Student must be a Hutsonville, Marshall, Martinsville High School or Home Schooled Senior.

- Student must have a 2.5 GPA or greater.

- Total scholarship award will be $500.00 or greater.

- Application must be received by West Union Community Club no later than April 1.

- Recipient will be chosen by May 1.