The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing $500 scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on the website at www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Applications must be submitted by October 8, 2021.

The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is proud to continue its 27-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. For more information and to complete the application, click here. Applications must be submitted by October 19, 2021.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. They award over $3.5 million annually in scholarships to young leaders. Visit www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org for more information. Current high school seniors should apply by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2021.

Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors the Voice of Democracy, a national patriotic speech writing competition open to 9th-12th grade students. Visit www.vfw.org/VOD/ for the application and more information. Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2021 to a local VFW chapter.


Southern Illinois Builders Association (SIBA) Scholarship Fund applications are now available online for students pursuing degrees in the fields of Construction Management/Construction Related Engineering/Architecture. For more information and the application visit siba-agc.org/Education/SIBAScholarship.aspx. Applications must be submitted by November 6, 2021.

Applications for the Elk's Most Valuable Student "MVS" Scholarship Award are available online at enf.elks.org/MVS. Deadline for submission to the local lodge is November 15, 2021 and should be submitted directly to the Scholarship Chairman, Herrin Elks #1146, Herrin, IL. Contact the Lodge at (618)942-5653 for more information.


The deadline to complete SIUC's General Scholarship Application to be eligible to apply for their top merit-based scholarships is December 1, 2021. Visit scholarships.siu.edu/ for more information and the application.


The Alumni Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi is offering a $3,000 scholarship given out to a Christian male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2021. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. Runners-up may be eligible for $500. Our scholarship application may be found online by clicking here. All applications are due March 5, 2022.

Sheriff Bennie Vick will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500. Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents and scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois. Applications are now available at your local Sheriff’s office or on the ISA Website www.ilsheriff.org. Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2022. Directory of Sheriff’s offices are available on the website above.

Applications are now open for the Illinois Bankers Scholarship. As a member of the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA),Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust is pleased to participate in the Illinois Bankers Scholarship Program. The IBA is awarding several scholarships to high school graduates and college students seeking a related degree in the financial services industry for the upcoming school year. The scholarship is intended to help support and continue building a vibrant talent pool of future leaders in the field of banking. Among other criteria, applicants must be sponsored by Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company or another IBA member financial institution and accompanying bank officer, must be considering a career in the financial services industry, and must provide proof of enrollment or admission letter from a college or university. We welcome the opportunity to sponsor your student applicants. Contact Beth Thompson at 618-357-5373 to learn more about the scholarship program. Applications accepted until March 31, 2022. To learn more about the Illinois Bankers Scholarship Fund, please visit: www.ilbanker.com/Scholarship or apply online at Illinois Bankers Association > Education & Events > IB Scholarship > IB Scholarship Application (ilbanker.com).

Ongoing Deadlines

The State of Illinois offers 40 Illinois State Tuition Waivers for every State University that offers the Army ROTC program. These tuition waivers are offered for the fall and spring semesters. If awarded, 100% tuition and the General Activity Fee will be waived for that semester. A student must apply every semester. Applications are distributed the first week of each semester, and waivers are awarded by mid-semester. If awarded, the recipient must meet the basic requirements to maintain the tuition waiver for that semester. For more information, as well as contact information for the SIUC Army ROTC, visit https://armyrotc.siu.edu/.