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Scholarship Information
Applying for scholarships is a huge task, reading through the qualifying criteria to determine eligibility is labor intensive; however, the benefits of receiving an award after the hard work and time involved is well worth the efforts. Midland Counseling Department is here to assist you in your efforts. Feel free to stop by and ask questions about available scholarships and to assist in essay writing.
All Midland scholarships will be made available as they become available to the School Counselor's office. 
  • Lindsay R. Nixon Award
  • Laurie DeSmet Memorial Scholarship
  • Illinois River Valley Conservation Scholarship in Memory of Jim Cowell
  • Varna Women's Club Scholarship (ending 2021)
  • Hickory Point Bank Scholarship
  • Terry Ricci Memorial Scholarship (ending 2021)
  • Midland Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Midland Education Association Teacher's Union Scholarship for Education Majors (2020 to present)
  • Varna EMS Scholarship (2021 to present)
To view the current scholarships at Midland, please click the link below:
Current scholarships are announced to students when they become available during daily announcements and posted on the Midland Graduating Class, Google Classroom page.
College Greenlight
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Senior Honors Program

Midland High School presents our Annual Senior Honors Program, as well as the Senior Athletic Banquet, both to take place on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm. This year due to current circumstances the honors program will take place virtually. The link to the event will be posted on the Midland District Facebook page on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm. We ask that you tune in at the time and date listed prior as we will be recognizing our students for all their hard work over the last four years.

If you have any honors from the community or college and universities you would like your student recognized for, please fill out the Google form here community, college, or university honor submission.
*Check the individual links for deadlines.
  • ICC Educational Foundation - The ICC Educational Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for students planning to attend ICC. One could have your name on it! Online Applications are normally accepted from January 15 through April 1 for the following academic year. One application opens the door to ALL available scholarships. Click here for details
  • IVCC Education Foundation- The IVCC Foundation is happy to announce that the scholarship application is online. This link lists all scholarships available, general and program specific. www.ivcc.edu/scholarships
  • FFA Scholarships - Numerous scholarships available for FFA and non-FFA members. For more info, go to FFA.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Program - Scholarships are based on need, scholastic standing and ability. Minimum of at least “C” average. Open to IL students who wish to pursue any post-secondary education including vocational or technical training. Scholarship application can be found by clicking Forms at the top of the webpage. www.ioof-il.org

  • AXA Achievement Scholarship  - Over $1.4 million awarded. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000.   A winner will be chosen in every state, and in every community where AXA has a presence (including central IL). Only a limited number of applications will be accepted.  Click here for more info and application

  • Illinois Amvets Service Foundation Scholarships - A variety of scholarships offered by the Illinois Amvets including: Foundation Scholarships, Nursing Scholarships, and Trade School Scholarships. Click here for overview and application
  • Kids Chance of Illinois Scholarship - To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. For more info, go to http://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/SCHOLARSHIPS/

  • Hy-vee Scholarships - Scholarship available for employees of Hy-vee. Click here for application

  • The Illinois PTA Scholarship - An achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students entering an education related field of study are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Click here for application

  • WalMart or Sam’s Club Associates Scholarship - This scholarship is available for current employees and dependents. Click here for more info

  • Mediacom World Class Scholarship Program - The selection of these $1,000 scholarship recipients is based on: Academic Achievement: demonstrated by high school grade point average information (GPA) and class ranking. Leadership: based on self-reliance, initiative and creative ability in school and out, as reflected in the applicant’s personal essay. Additional determining factors include: • Participation in school activities. • Honors received. • References of two educators from the school. • Participation in community activities. Click here for application

  • The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Application System - The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE awarded approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $750,000. Application Period is March 1st-May 1st. Click here for more info

  • IL Lumber and Material Dealers Association Scholarship - These scholarships will assist and encourage qualified students to further or continue their interest in selecting the lumber and building materials field as a career. The number of scholarships and the dollar amount for each will be determined by the Foundation, but each scholarship will be not less than $500 and not more than $1,000. Click here for scholarship

  • KFC REACH Educational Grant Program - The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps employees at participating KFC restaurants pursue their dreams of going to college. Employees of any age, any position, pursuing any degree can receive money to help them attend the accredited four-year or two-year college of their choice. The money can also be used at trade/vocational schools. Click here for details

  • McDonald’s Archway to Opportunity - These scholarship opportunities are open to McDonald’s employees. Click here for more info
  • Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship - Over 100 - $500 scholarships will be awarded to seniors throughout the State of Illinois. Applications available around March 1st. Click here for application
  • At the Heart of a Growing America Scholarships - 1st Farm Credit Services will be distributing 24 - $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to further their education in an agriculture or agriculture-related field. For more info, go to www.1stfarmcredit.com

  • Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholarship Program - Thirty $2,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors with agricultural career aspirations, planning to enroll in an agriculture-based college curriculum next fall. Scholarship Page

  • Stark County Farm Bureau Scholarship - Available to seniors who plan to pursue an agriculture related major in college. Click here for more information
  • Horatio Alger National Association Career and Technical Scholarship - Available for students who are planning to pursue a career or technical program. Students must demonstrate financial need, community service, and overcoming adversity. The application will open in March. Scholarship up to $2500 are available. Click here for more info

  • Nursing Education Scholarship Program - Scholarships available for students pursuing a certificate in nursing, an Associate’s degree in nursing, a hospital-based diploma in nursing or a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and demonstrate the greatest financial need among qualified students. Application submission period is May 1st-May 30th. Click here for details

  • Acorn Equality Fund - Awards $1000 to $5000 scholarships to Gay, Lesibian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons and their children residing in Illinois who plan to attend any accredited, post-secondary educational facility.  http://www.acornequalityfund.org/

  • Illinois Chemical Education Foundation - Awards $2,00 Scholarships. Open to All Future Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers or High School Chemistry Teachers. https://www.cicil.net/high-school-scholarship-application

  • Ron Brown Scholar Program Award - 20 or more students receive $10,000 annually for 4 years. Open to Black/African American and current high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have demonstrated financial need. www.ronbrown.org

  • Joyce Betz Memorial Scholarship- $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded directly to a student who is furthering his or her education by attending college, a university or trade school. All applicants received will be considered for this award. Click here for more information.
  • American Legion Scholarship Award or the American Legion Trade School Scholarship Award-Click here for more details. 

  • Henry/Lacon Masonic Lodge Scholarship-  The Henry/Lacon Masonic Lodge has two $1,000 scholarships available for 2019.   The two scholarships are available to anyone currently attending a 4-year university, community college, trade school, or high school seniors planning to attend one of the aforementioned institutions.  The applicant must live within the Henry or Lacon school district and/or have a relative that is a member of AF&AM Henry Lodge 119. Applicants can email [email protected] with the following information:  name, address, phone number, current school, awards/clubs/activities/charitable work/etc., school/institution attending or planning to attend, major course of study, two references with phone numbers, and in 50 words or less explain why the applicant deserves this scholarship and how the funds will be used.  Applications need to be received by March 11, 2019. For more information about Illinois Masonic Lodge, click here.
  • Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program- Click here for more details.
  • IAA Foundation Scholarship-Seventy-six awards are available. Applications are accepted beginning December 1st and must be finalized by February 1st. Click here for more information.
  • Illinois Society of Professional Engineers- Peoria Area Chapter- Peoria Chapter offers $1,000 to qualified high school seniors who have been accepted into an ABET accredited college/university or accepted into a pre-engineering program at junior college with an equivalent engineering academic schedule. Must reside within: Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and South segment of LaSalle County. 
  • Marshall Putnam County Farm Bureau- Click here for more details
  • Midwest Technical Institute- Click here for more details
  • Tri-County Opportunity Council Scholarship- The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, through its Community Service Block Grant, has made funds available to Tri-County Opportunities Council for at least twelve (12) scholarships of up to $1,250 each for income eligible students. Preference will be given to applicants wishing to pursue high demand careers, although individuals pursuing other careers should not be discouraged from applying. Applicants of racial or ethnic minorities as well as previous scholarship recipients who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information
  • Golden Apple Scholarship- The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a teacher preparation and scholarship program for high school seniors and first- and second-year Illinois college students who have the determination and drive to be excellent teachers in Illinois schools-of-need.  They prepare you for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments. Click here for more details.
  • Compeer Financial Scholarship- Click here for more details.
  • Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity Educational Foundation Scholarship- Click here for details.
  • Gordon Shipp Memorial Scholarship- The Gordon Shipp Memorial Scholarship is a $500 scholarship given each year to a graduating high school senior who plans to pursue a career in Wildlife Conservation of Fishery. 
  • The Chief Williams T. Bauer Scholarship Fund- The fund provides academic scholarships to qualifying residents furthering their education in law enforcement, who are current residents in Stark, Marshall, Henry and Bureau counties. Click here for more information.
  • https://idsa-activities.org/student-leadership-scholarships/
  • https://www.illinoishammer.com/scholarship/



CareerLink has federally funded grant money available to those living in Marshall county and the surrounding areas. Grants that can assist students up to $22,000 towards material needed when pursuing a vocational and technical training certificate.


You may also contact our CareerLink representative Tami Rouse 309-364-4120 or [email protected]

Regional Office of Education
The regional office of education has scholarships available to students in the ROE #35. Click here for more details.

Highlighted Scholarships


The Chief William T. Bauer Scholarship Fund 

The William T. Bauer Scholarship Fund is a charitable foundation for assisting area residents and their communities. The fund provides academic scholarships to qualifying residents furthering their education in law enforcement, who are current residents in Stark, Marshall, Henry and Bureau counties. The fund commemorates the dedication and bravery of Chief William T. Bauer, who was killed in the line of duty in a tragic car accident on August 6, 2010.

This Scholarship of $1,000 is to be used towards the costs of tuition and other fees.

Selection Criteria

  1. Essay
  2. Applicant’s demonstrated desire to succeed


  1. Applicant must be a current resident in Stark, Marshall, Henry or Bureau county.
  2. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited course(s), trade school, two or four year college or university in the United States in the coming academic year and be focused on furthering their education in law enforcement.
  3. Applicants can apply for a scholarship a maximum of four times.

Required Materials

  1. Completed application
  2. Essays