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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Complete scholarship information is available on the scholarship board in the commons and is updated regularly.


 AES Engineering Scholarships:

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. AES has a belief that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Applicants must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Application deadline October 5, 2020. For information please go to

Olin E. Teague Scholarship

The National Space Club and Foundation offers a scholarship each year in memory of the Honorable Olin E. Teague, a Representative in Congress who aggressively supported our national space program, to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. The scholarship, in the amount of $4,000.00, is awarded to a graduating high school senior at an accredited U.S. high school. The student must be a U.S. Citizen. This scholarship program is intended to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. Application deadline October 12, 2020. For information please go to

Haz La U Scholarship 

Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation,

encourages students to get on the path to higher education and helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college. Applicant will be selected based on  academic excellence, dedication to community service and demonstration of leadership in one’s community. Application deadline October 15, 2020. For information/application, please go to


Horatio Alger Scholarship Program 

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

Application deadline has varying dates beginning October 25, 2020 : For information, please go to

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

For current high school students attending a school in the U.S. who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic school year who are U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees. Applicants will receive a high school diploma during the current academic year and are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicants may not be children or grandchildren of current employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions, or subsidiaries or children or grandchildren of former employees who are currently receiving retirement benefits based on their previous employment with Coca-Cola bottling companies, Application deadline October 31, 2020. For information an application please go to



Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and earning a degree. The Stokes Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Application deadline October 31, 2020. For information and application, please go to



Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Please identify with the Beloit Els Lodge on application, it is strongly recommended that students contact Mr. Jack Farina of the Beloit  Lodge at 608-362-5241 for suggestions on how to prepare a winning application.Application deadline November 15, 2020. For information please go to




Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. (Please see the 2019 or previous years’ scholarship recipients to view examples of winning photographs and videos.) Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Please keep in mind, for the still photography submissions, that they are NOT looking for “art” photography.One suggestion, for subject matter, is the current crisis our world is facing: COVID-19. All lives have been changed by the Coronavirus.This event will change your world forever. You can show, through images or video, how COVID-19 has affected life in your school, your home, and your community. Again, we are looking for photojournalism. Application deadline November 15, 2020. For application and information, please go to

Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers

The AAPT Board of Directors offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers.  Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be: an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment; pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools; showing promise of success in their studies, and a citizen of the United States of America. Application deadline December 1, 2020. For information and application, please go to


National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholarship 

Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking. In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests. The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year. Application deadline December 2, 2020. For information and application, please go to


Derrick Law Firm Scholarship

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. Auto accidents can be life changing. At The Derrick Law Firm, we believe in keeping the public safe by bringing first hand experience to those who haven’t had it, as well as easing the stress of accident victims as they enter one of the most important phases of their lives.Application deadline December 15, 2020. For information, please go to



Equitable Excellence Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Awards recipients are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the Equitable Excellence Foundation. Application deadline December 15, 2020. For information please go to


Masonic and Scottish Rite Scholarships

Through the Ancient Accepted Scottih Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Freeport, there are more than 40 scholarships for high school seniors that will be attending an accredited college or Nursing school. Application deadline March 1, 2021. For information and applications, please contact Dennis Bussain (815-235-6107), the Masonic Temple (815-233-0513) or go to (click on scholarships, then available scholarships)




Scholarships awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major. Applicants will  submit a 700-1500 word essay stating who they are and how they  plan on using an automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. Applicants will be high school seniors planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study. Application deadline July 15, 2021.  For information, lease go to . 


All graduating seniors- must apply for Financial Aid.