SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Protecting yourself from scholarship scams: www.finaid.org/scholarships/protecting.phtml
  • Two of the top free scholarship search engine sites are www.fastweb.com andwww.scholarships.com.  Scholarships listed on these sites serve the general population of students by helping them to find grants based on a wide variety of factors, such as personal interests, abilities, hobbies, activities, involvement in various organizations and military involvement.
  • Seniors applying to colleges are encouraged to visit www.meritaid.com to find merit-based scholarship opportunities.  This website is a free resource that matches students with merit-scholarship opportunities from colleges across the country.  Students with a 2.0 GPA or higher often qualify.  There are merit aid scholarships for students based on their interests, intended majors, leadership and community service.
  • Seniors in the top 10% of the class are eligible for 6 consecutive semesters of free tuition at SWIC through the Top 10% Tuition Scholarship Program.  Applications are available online and in the Guidance Office.  To download the application, visit www.swic.edu.  Select "Prospective Students" in the Resources box, then select "Financial Aid and Scholarships".  Click on the "Financial Aid Handbook" link, then "Scholarships" under "7. Types of Aid".  For more information, contact the scholarship coordinator at 618-235-2700, ext. 5577.  Deadline is the second week of the current year that the student requests the scholarship.
  • Many agricultural scholarships are available through Illinois Agricultural Education atwww.agriculturaleducation.org.  Click on "Ag Careers" in the green bar, then "Scholarships".  Eligibility requirements and deadlines vary.

 New scholarships posted 8-21-15

  • Seniors who can demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) are encouraged to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Apply online atwww.scholars.horatioalger.org.  Deadline is October 25, 2015.
  • Seniors intersted in becoming a teacher are encouraged to apply for the Golden Apple Scholars program. Scholars receive $2,500 each year for the first two years of college and $5,000 each year for their third and fourth year of college.  With the addition of the four Summer Institute stipends of $2,000 per summer, the total financial assistance package if $23,000.  Learn more and apply online at www.goldenapple.org/apply.  Potential scholars can also be nominated by others before January 8, 2016.

New scholarships posted 8-27-15

  • The Acorn Equality Fund provides academic scholarships for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender persons and their children in downstate counties of Illinois. Multiple scholarships will be granted, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Apply online atwww.acornequalityfund.org.  Deadline is September 25, 2015.
  • Seniors planning to attend a college or vocational school after graduation are encouraged to apply for the AES Scholarship; details can be found at http:www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.  There is no application; just submit an essay of 500-1,000 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? Applications should include your full name, high school name, and plans for next year.  Multiple $500 awards will be granted.  Submit your essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com before October 7, 2015. 

New scholarships posted 8-31-15

  • High school students in grades 11 or 12 currently serving in an elected or selected capacity in student government or a related organization who plans to take government courses in college are invited to apply for the 54th Annual United States Senate Youth Program. The first phase of the program brings two students from each state to Washington D.C., March 5-12, 2016, to be immersed in Washington activities.  The second phase awards a Hearst Scholarship of $5,000 to selected students.  For more information and application, visithttp://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/html/hearst.htm.  Deadline is October 7, 2015.

New scholarships posted 9-3-15

  • FastWeb has great tools to help you achieve your college goals, all in one place and all free! Scholarship matches, college resources, financial aid tips, and international opportunities are available.  Get started today at www.fastweb.com
  • Senior athletes with a 3.0 GPA minimum are encouraged to apply for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. This leadership award  honors young men and women who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.  Apply online at www.wendysheisman.com.  Deadline is October 2, 2015. 

New scholarships posted 9-15-15

  • Are you an ordinary kid doing extraordinary things?  You could win $500 in the Celebrating High School Innovators Award; any student in grade 9-12 can apply. Learn more and apply online at www.innovative100.engineering.illinois.edu.  Deadline is November 30, 2015. 

New scholarships posted 9-18-15

  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Mediacom Communications Scholarship. Fifty-five scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded in Mediacom service area. Applicants must not be a customer but must live in the service area.  Apply online at www.mediacomworldclass.com.  Deadline is February 15, 2016. 

New scholarships posted 9-23-15

  • The National YoungArts Foundation invites talented art students in grades 10-12 to apply for the National YoungArts 2016 program. Qualifying participants will be eligible for cash rewards, recognition as a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, the opportunity to appear in YoungArts Masterclass on HBO, and inclusion in the Student List Service, a directory of YoungArts applicants that is used for college recruitment.  For more information and to apply, visit www.youngarts.org.  Deadline is October 16, 2016.
  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Community Bankers Association of Illinois scholarship, valued from $500 to $1,000.  Applications are available in the high school office and should be returned to the office by January 16, 2016.

New scholarships posted 9-29-15

  • Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the 2016 Profile in Courage Essay Contest. The essay should demonstrate an understanding of political courage, as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Awards range from $500 to $10,000.  For complete guidelines, visit www.jfklibrary.org.  Deadline is January 6, 2016.

New scholarships posted 10-5-15

  • Seniors planning to enroll in an agriculture-related field of study are encouraged to apply for the Randolph County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship; the applicant or parent must be a member of the Randolph County Farm Bureau. Scholarship amount ranges from $250 to $1,000.  Criteria and instruction letter is available online athttp://rcfb.org/rcfbfoundation/2016scholarships.html.  Click on "Form for New Applicant".  Deadline is January 29, 2016.
  • Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program. To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay describing your educational and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.  The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.  Your submissions must be emailed toscholarships@abbottandfenner.com.  Deadline is June 10, 2016.

New scholarships posted 10-8-15

  • Seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA and 23 ACT composite are encouraged to apply for the Hagen Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth up to $40,000 over four years. Applicants must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of college in the fall 2016. The application is available at www.hsfmo.org.  Deadline is November 15, 2015.
  • Seniors attending SWIC in the fall are encouraged to apply for the Harrisonville Telephone Company scholarship. One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to a RBHS graduate. Applicants  must reside in the HTC service area and a parent/legal guardian must be a current and continuing land-line customer of HTC.  Apply through the SWIC Foundation office at www.swic.edu/foundation

    New scholarships posted 10-15-15
  • Seniors planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering with a minimum ACT score of 25 are encouraged to apply for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program with the National Security Agency (NSA).  Recipients attend college full-time then work during the summer at NSA's main headquarters in Maryland for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas realted to your course of study. Students will acquire real-world experience and receive a salary year-round.  Additionally, a position at NSA is automatic after college graduation.  Learn more and apply online at www.nsa.gov/careers.  Deadline is November 15, 2015.
  • Seniors planning to attend Hickey College are encouraged to consider Hickey's ScholarshipDay on January 23, 2016.  Hickey offers programs in business, technology, culinary arts, and veterinary technology.  Learn more at www.hickeycollege.edu 

 New scholarships posted 10-20-15

  • Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who exemplify the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are encouraged to apply for the YMCA Y-Scholars scholarship program, valued at $1,500.  Apply online at www.gwrymca.org/program/y-scholars or pick up an application in the office.  Deadline is November 5, 2015.
  • Seniors considering a music program of study at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, are invited to audition for a music scholarship. Audition dates are December 5, 2015, January 16, February 6, and February 15, 2016.  For more information, contact auditions coordinator, Trista Trone, at 309-298-1087 or visitwww.wiu.edu/cofac/music/undergrad_audition_info.php.
  • Nine scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship.  Seniors whose parents are Illinois electric cooperative members, employees, or directors are encouraged to apply online atwww.mcec.org. Click on "Member Info" at the top, "Downloads" on the left side, "IEC Scholarship Information" at the bottom.  Deadline is December 31, 2015.
  • Sons and daughters of Illinois electric cooperative members, relatives of co-op employees or directors, and individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces or National Guard are eligible for the lineworker's scholarship through Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. This scholarship is valued at $2,000.  Apply online at www.mcec.org, "Member Info" at the top, "Downloads" on the left side, "Lineworkers Scholarship Application" at the bottom.  Deadline is April 30, 2016.

New scholarships posted 10-28-15

  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program. Renewable scholarships up to $12,500 will be awarded.  For more information and to apply online, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars.  Call 773-755-4732 or emailscholarship@elks.org.  Deadline is December 4, 2015.
  • Seniors who are the children or grandchildren of Elks in good standing are encouraged to apply for the Elks Legacy Award. Two hundred fifty scholarships will be awarded.  For more information and to apply online, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars.  Call 773-755-4732 or email scholarship@elks.org.  Deadline is December 4, 2015.
  • Seniors pursuing a fashion-related field of study are encouraged to apply for the "Aspiring Fashion Professional" scholarship, valued at $1,000.  Learn more and apply online atwww.fashion-schools.org, bottom left corner of the page.  Deadline is June 1, 2016.
  • Seniors pursuing an animation-related field of study are encouraged to apply for the "Aspiring Animation Professional" scholarship, valued at $1,000.  Learn more and apply online at www.animationcareerreview.com, left side box.  Deadline is June 1, 2016.

New scholarships posted 11-2-15

  • University of St. Thomas in Minnesota is holding its music and music scholarship auditionson February 27, 2016.  To apply for an audition, visit www.stthomas.edu/auditions.  Deadline is January 15, 2016.
  • Seniors with financial need and a 2.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for the Independent Order of Odd Fellow and Rebekahs of Illinois scholarship program. Affiliation with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows is not required.  Apply online at www.ioof-il.org, click on "Programs" and then "State Programs".  Deadline is February 28, 2016.
  • Seniors with a 2.0 GPA whose parents are land-line customers of Harrisonville Telephone Company are encouraged to apply for the Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship,valued at $2,500.  Applications are available in the high school office and online atwww.frs.org.  Deadline is March 1, 2016.

New scholarships posted 11-6-15

  • Senior athletes are encouraged to apply for the Big Sun Scholarship, valued at $500.  Apply online at www.bigsunathletics.com.  Deadline is June 17, 2016.
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation offers 25 scholarships to current seniors, each valued up to $1,000.  Criteria and applications are available at www.ilamvets.org.  Deadlines vary.
  • Seniors considering an agricultural-related course of study are encouraged to apply for the 40+ scholarships available through Illinois Agricultural Education. Learn more about each scholarship at www.agriculturaleducation.org/agricultural-careers/scholarship.  Deadlines vary.

New scholarships posted 11-18-15

  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the AXA Achievement Scholarship, valued up to $25,000.  One winner will be selected from every state; only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  Apply online at www.axa-achievement.com.  Deadline is December 15, 2015.
  • Senior FFA members are encouraged to apply for the FFA John Deere Dealers' Scholarship. Wm. Nobbe & Company has 5 scholarships to award.  Apply online atwww.ffa.org/scholarships.  Deadline is February 1, 2016.
  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the AXA Scholarship, valued at $2,500.  Up to 180 winners will be selected nationwide; only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  Apply online at www.axa-achievement.com.  Deadline is February 1, 2016.
  • Seniors with a 3.0 GPA planning to pursue a degree in an education-related field (teacher, librarian, instructional media specialist, school nurse, school psychologist or social worker) are encouraged to apply for the Illinois PTA Scholarship, valued up to $3,000.  Apply online at www.illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html.  Deadline is February 15, 2016.
  • Red Bud Industries offers a $5,000 scholarship to a local high school senior attending Ranken Technical college in the fall.  Applicants must be enrolling full-time in one of the following programs: control systems technology, electrical systems design technology, electrical automation technology, industrial technology, or precision machining technology. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 1, 2015.

New scholarships posted 12-2-15

  • Seniors with a 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship.  Forty scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is January 29, 2016.
  • Lutheran senior guys planning to attend a 4-year university in the fall are encouraged to apply for the Beta Sigma Psi Martin Luther Scholarship, valued at $2,000.  There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi to receive this award.  Applications are available athttp://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org/.  Deadline is February 13, 2016.
  • Lutheran senior guys planning to attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, or Purdue University are encouraged to apply for the Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership Award, valued at $1,500.  There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi to receive this award.  Applications are available at http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org/.  Deadline is February 13, 2016.
  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Apartment List Scholarship. A $2,500 scholarship is awarded every year, up to four times a year.  Apply online athttps://www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship.  Upcoming deadlines are March 1, 2016, and June 1, 2016.
  • Seniors planning to pursue a degree in nursing are encouraged to apply for the Aspiring Nurse Scholarship, valued at $1,000.  Apply online at www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com, click the banner on the right-hand side of the homepage.  Deadline is June 30, 2016.

New scholarships posted 12-4-15

  • Seniors considering McKendree University next year who have also volunterred for community service are encouraged to apply for the Community Service Scholarship, valued up to $4,000.  Applications can be found online at www.mckendree.edu/ccs and click on "awards" on the left.  Deadline is January 12, 2016.

New scholarships posted 12-10-15

  • Seniors planning to major or minor in art next year at the college level are encouraged to apply for the Art & Design Scholarship at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Apply online at www.sxu.edu, keyword: Art.  Deadline is February 15, 2016.
  • Seniors with a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply for the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) scholarship, valued at $1,000. Applicants must demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, or service to others with motivation to achieve personal goals. Apply online at www.iacac.org/scholarship.  Deadline is February 19, 2016.
  • Seniors planning to major in physical or occupational therapy, or enroll in a physical or occupational therapy assistant program are encouraged to apply for the Illinois Elks Association Scholarship. Apply online at www.illinoiselksccc.org.  Click on "Services".  Completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Jokerst by February 28, 2016.

New scholarships posted 1-4-16

  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the AXA Achievement Community Award. Up to 180 winners will be awarded scholarships of $2,500.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  Apply online at www.axa-achievement.com.  Deadline is February 1, 2016.
  • Seniors pursuing a career in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the Farm Credit Illinois Scholarship. Twenty-four scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded.  Apply online atwww.farmcreditIL.com.  Deadline is February 29, 2016.
  • All seniors are encouraged to apply for the Baldwin Athletic Scholarship. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is March 15, 2015.

New scholarships posted 1-8-16

  • Seniors planning to enroll full-time in an agriculture-related program are encouraged to apply for the Monroe County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship, valued from $100 to $1,000.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is February 15, 2016.
  • Seniors planning to major in engineering, technology, or design, with an interest in the automotive industry are encouraged to apply for the Buick Achievers Scholarship program. Scholarships up to $100,000 will be awarded.  Apply online atwww.buickachievers.com.  Deadline is February 29, 2016.
  • Seniors planning to attend SWIC for a degree in engineering, sales, computers, business, accounting, machining, welding, or electronics, are encouraged to apply for the Red Bud Industries Scholarship, valued at $2,736.  Apply online at www.swic.edu/scholarshipinfo/.  Deadline is March 1, 2016.
  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Scott/St. Louis Chapter scholarship. A minimum of two $4,000 and two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is March 1, 2016.
  • Senior girls considering a construction-related career path which may include construction management-construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, design, or any trade specialties are encourated to apply for the HBS Professional Women in Building Council Metro East Scholarship, valued at $500.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is March 31, 2016.
  • Seniors planning to attend Ranken in one of the following programs are encouraged to apply for the Red Bud Industries Scholarship, valued at $5,000: control systems technology, electrical systems design technology, electrical automation technology, industrial technology, or precision machining technology. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 1, 2015.
  • Seniors planning to study engineering, surveying, or mathematics in college are encouraged to apply for the Heneghan & Associates Scholarship, valued at $500.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 1, 2016.

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  • Seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residents of the city of Red Bud are encouraged to apply for the Illinois Municipal Utility Association (IMUA) Scholarship, valued at $500.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is March 11, 2016.
  • Juniors are invited to apply for the Coolidge Scholars Program. It is a full-ride scholarship program that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training.  This scholarship can be used at any accredited American University.  Learn more and apply online at www.coolidgescholars.org.  Deadline is March 18, 2016.
  • Seniors planning to attend SIU in Carbondale are encouraged to apply for the SIU Credit Union Scholarship. Five scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded.  Applications are available online at www.siucu.org/scholarship and in the high school office.  Deadline is March 31, 2016.

Posted 1-21-16

  • Seniors planning to attend SIUC whose parents are current customers of Harrisonville Telephone Company are encouraged to apply for the Harrisonville Telephone Company/Henry W. Gentsch Memorial Scholarship, valued at $1,000.  Apply online athttps://siu.academicworks.com/opportunities/7836.  Deadline is February 1, 2016.
  • Seniors with a 2.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for the Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship, valued at $5,000.  Learn more and apply online atwww.regions.com/ridingforward.  Deadline is February 25, 2016.
  • Seniors with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.2 are encouraged to apply for the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship. Apply online atwww.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/.  Deadline is March 2, 2016.
  • Seniors pursuing industry-related coursework are encouraged to apply for the Illinois Lumber & Materials Dealer Association Scholarship, valued between $500 and $1,000.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is March 14, 2016.

Posted 1-27-16

  • Seniors planning to attend SWIC are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships through the SWIC Foundation office. Over 250 scholarship opportunities are available.  Apply online at www.swic.edu/foundation by March 1 for best options.
  • Students who have been accepted to SIUC with a major in Mechanical Engineering & Energy are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 scholarship. Learn more and apply online athttp://acerc.siu.edu/energyboost/scholarships/undergraduate.html.  Deadline is March 11, 2016.

 Posted 1-29-16

  • Seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA are encouraged to apply for the Jeff & Troy Guebert Memorial Scholarship,valued at $1,000. Study in agriculture or science-related fields are preferable, and the scholarship can be used at any university, community college, vocational school or technical school. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 15, 2016.
  • Seniors enrolled in, or previously enrolled in a vocational class or program (ag, business, family consumer science, industrial technology, or CCSI) are encouraged to apply for the Jim Heil CTE Scholarship.  The recipient must plan on enrolling in a full-time course of study in a vocational/technical education program at an accredited post-secondary institution in the US. Up to eight awards of $500 will be granted, and this opportunity is only available to students in Monroe and Randolph County, as well as New Athens, Marissa, and Dupo.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is February 29, 2016.
  • Students 16 years of age and older are encouraged to apply for the "You Deserve It" Scholarship, valued at $1,000.  Apply online atwww.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12809/you_deserve_it_scholarship_scholarship.php. Deadline is February 15, 2016.
  • Seniors with a 2.5 GPA are encouraged to apply for the Global Lift Equipment Scholarship, valued at $500.  Apply online at www.usedforkliftsillinois.com.  Deadline is June 15, 2016.
  • Students 13 years of age and older are encouraged to apply for the SP Scholarship. Ten awards of $10,000 will be granted.  Apply online atwww.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13400/sp_scholarship_scholarship.php.  Deadline is June 15. 2016.

Posted 2-1-16

  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Betsey Gimber Memorial Scholarship.  Applications are available in the high school office and completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Jokerst.  Deadline is April 1, 2016.
  • Seniors pursuing a degree or certificate in an emergency service program are encouraged to apply for the Red Bud Firemen's Scholarship, valued at $500.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 12, 2016. 

Posted 2-9-16

  • Seniors pursuing a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business-related field in the state of Illinois are encouraged to apply for the Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship, valued at $500.  Applications are available in the high school office and online athttp://go.illinois.edu/2016HansenScholarshipApplication.  Deadline is March 7, 2016.

Posted 2-16-16

  • Seniors planning to pursue a degree in a health-related program are encouraged to apply for the St. Clement Community Foundation Scholarship, valued at $1,000.  Two scholarships will be awarded; one to a student at large in the service area and one to an employee, spouse, or dependent of a Red Bud Regional Hospital/Nursing Home employee.  Applications are available in the high school office and online at www.stclementcf.org.  Deadline is March 21, 2016.
  • Seniors enrolling in an Associate in Science or Associate in Engineering Science degree plan at SWIC with plans to transfer to a four-year institution in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering mathematics, or physics is encouraged to apply for the new STEM Scholar program, which will award 14-24 STEM scholarships each year.  Learn more and apply online at http://www.swic.edu/STEM/.  Deadline is April 1, 2016.
  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Monroe County Licensed Beverage Association (MCLBA) scholarship. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant from RBHS.  Applications are available in the high school office and completed applications are to be given to Mrs. Jokerst.  Deadline is April 25, 2016.

Posted 2-22-16

  • Seniors living within 30 miles of the city of Sparta are encouraged to apply for the Boynton-Gillespie Memorial Fund. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is March 1, 2016.
  • Seniors planning to pursue a building construction technology program or associated trade program are encouraged to apply for the Code Enforcement Officials of Southern Illinois Scholarship and the Margaret Leleniewski Scholarship, each valued at $1,000.  Applications are available online at www.ceosi.org.  Deadline is March 10, 2016.

Posted 2-29-16

  • All seniors are encouraged to apply for the Randolph County Democrat Scholarship. One $250 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant from RBHS.  Applications are available in the high school office, and completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Jokerst by March 18, 2016.
  • Seniors with a 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for the Rotary International District 6510 Foundation Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships will be granted.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 1, 2016.

Posted 3-10-16

  • Seniors with minimum 2.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Isaac Bruce Foundation Scholarship, valued at $5,000.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 1, 2016.
  • Seniors living in low-income households are encouraged to apply for the Western Egyptian EOC Scholarship. Four $1,000 scholarships will be granted.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 8, 2016.
  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Red Bud Charitable Foundations Scholarship.  Multiple scholarships of $1,000 are available for RBHS seniors only. Applications are available in the office or request one by email at sjokerst@redbud.k12.il.us.  Deadline is April 22, 2016.
  • Seniors with a 2.0 GPA who are the child or grandchild of a member of The Illinois Association of Home & Community Education (IAHCE) are encouraged to apply for the IAHCE Scholarship, valued at $500.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is May 1, 2016.
  • Seniors ranked in the top 10% of the class are eligible for free tuition at SWIC. Applications are now available for the class of 2016.  If you are not sure if you are in the top 10%, see Mrs. Jokerst.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is the second week of the first semester of enrollment.
  • Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. For more information, visithttp://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship 

Posted 3-17-16

  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Southwestern Illinois Regional Leaders Scholarship. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to students living in Randolph County or the school districts of Marissa or Trico.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 1, 2016.
  • Senior guys planning to attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign next year are encouraged to apply for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship. Three scholarships totaling $1,750 will be  granted.  Apply online atwww.illinoissigeps.com/scholarships.  Deadline is May 1, 2016. 

   Posted 3-22-16

  • Seniors involved in extra-curricular and community activities are encouraged to apply for the Sophie Martin Memorial Scholarship, valued from $500 to $1,000. This scholarship is specifically for graduates of Randolph County, Marissa, and Trico. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is June 1, 2016.

Posted 3-30-16

  • Seniors pursuing a career in early childhood or elementary education are encouraged to apply for the Landan Owen Scholarship. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 15, 2015.
  • Seniors pursuing a career in emergency services (medical field, firefighter, law enforcement, criminal justice, etc.) are encouraged to apply for the Brandan Owen Scholarship. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 15, 2016.
  • Seniors pursuing a career in business are encouraged to apply for the Kailey Owen Scholarship. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 15, 2016.
  • Seniors pursuing a career in agriculture or diesel/automotive technology are encouraged to apply for the Ethan Owen Scholarship. Applications are available in the high school office.  Deadline is April 15, 2016.

Posted 4-7-16

  • Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Red Bud Education Association Scholarship, valued at $500.  Applications are available in the high school office and completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Jokerst by April 20, 2016.
  • The STEM Scholar Program deadline has been extended to May 1.  Any senior intersted in studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at SWIC are strongly encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  SWIC has received more than $600,000 STEM grant funds, which will be distributed to STEM students.  For information or to apply online, visit www.swic.edu/stem or email joy.branlund@swic.edu or Christopher.farmer@swic.edu
  • Juniors are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Student of Ethics Award, which recognizes a high school student who personifies high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service. overall personal integrity, and academic history. This award is valued at $2,500 which can be applied to the recipient's college, university, or trade school of choice.  Apply online at http://go.bbb.org/stlouis-soe-2016.  Deadline is May 30, 2016.
  • Raise.me allows high school students to earn scholarships from colleges for their achievements in and out of the classroom.  Starting in 9th grade, students can be eligible to start earning scholarships for their achievements like good grades, perfect attendance, leadership roles, participation in sports & clubs, community service, test scores, and more.  Visit www.raise.me to get started!

Posted 4-11-16

Posted 4-20-16

  • Seniors planning to major in an agriculture-related field are encouraged to apply for the Red Bud FFA Alumni Educational Scholarship, valued at $1,000.  Applications are available in the high school office.  Completed applications are due to Mr. Wilson on May 1, 2016.
  • Juniors are encouraged to apply for the Better Business Bureau Student of Ethics Award.  Two awards of $2,500 will be awarded to applicants from a 26-county region in southern Illinois.  Applications are available in the high school office and online at www.bbb.org/stlouis/student-of-ethics-awards/soe-main-counties/.  Deadline is May 30, 2016.