Local Scholarships

  • Local scholarships are scholarships provided by agencies or organizations in the greater Streamwood Area. Outside of the college you are attending, these scholarships are going to be your best source for financial aid. These are the scholarships your counselors are most likely to be familiar with, and where Streamwood High School would most like to see our students applying:

  • Scholarship



    Due Date


    Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council ? The scholarship application process uses a point system that rewards individuals based on their volunteer activity in the community, grades, and financial need.

    16 June



    Comcast Scholarship $1,000 Recognizes seniors from Comcast communities for community service, academics, and leadership. Requirements: Full-time high school senior, GPA of 2.8 or higher, demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences, a strong commitment to / involvement in community service. Nov. 1 2017

    General Information

    Application in Word

    VFW Voice of Democracy Up to $30,000 Students 9-12. Prizes at local, state, and national level. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme.  Nov. 1, 2017 

    General Information


    The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship ? Student must live in Elgin, have a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate an active involvement in the areas of human rights. civil rights, social justice and world peace. 27-Nov



    BWA (Black Women of America) Northwest Suburban Chapter $1,000 High school senior of African-American descent (Female OR Male) who has 2.5 GPA or higher, has a clear judicial record, exhibits sound character and leadership qualities, community involvement, and participates in extra curricular activities. Essay and two letters of recommendation required. Dec. 1

    Organization: http://www.bwa-nw.org/

    App as .pdf

    Village of Hanover Park - Youth of the Year Varies High school senior resides in Hanover Park and is judged on Academic Ability, Career Initiative, Leadership qualities and Community involvement.  Essay and letter of recommendation required. Key factor is student’s involvement in serving the Hanover Park community, service to school, personal achievement, and family commitment. Dec. 4


    Sons of the American Revolution (Fox Valley Chapter) - Knight Essay Contest up to $2000 Students must submit an essay of between 800 and 1200 words, dealing with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, The Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.  Dec 31. 2015 Application
    Kane County Pheasants Forever Scholarship $500 - $1,000 C+ or better GPA, involvement in outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, camping), involvement in extracurricular activities (school or other), community service, US citizen. Essay required. Jan. 1


    Paramount Tall Club of Chicago Scholarship One award of $750 Height requirement: 5’10” females, 6’2” males; be a graduating senior; attending 2- or 4-year college/university in the fall Jan. 4, 2016


    Delta Kappa Gamma Grant $1,000

    For female students in Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and Elgin U46 high schools interested in becoming teachers.


    30-Jan-16 Application
    Friendship Seniors Option Foundation Scholarships $1,000 Student must have a 3.0 GPA. Multiple scholarship pportunities available.  Feb. 1, 2016

    Information & Application

    Zonta-West Cindy Perkins Scholarhsip ? For a student interested in pursuing business, languages or music in college Feb. 1, 2016


    Application in MS Word

    Sports Lodge B’nai B’rith Athletic Scholarship ? For Jewish men and women who will graduate at the end of the current school year from a Chicago area high school.  These awards are based upon financial need, academic accomplishments and participation in a varsity sport 6-Feb



    Christian Leadership Scholarship ? Student must be a male, Lutheran and planning to attend Purdue University, University of Illinois- Urbana, or Indiana University in the fall. See Mr. Vega for details. Feb. 13, 2016  
    Martin Luther Scholarship ? Lutheran Male planning to attend any four year college or university. See Mr. Vega for details.  Feb. 13, 2016  
    Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Program $1,000 and up For students pursuing higher education for agriculture related jobs / careers. - General Scholarships – Student’s parents must be members of the Kane County Farm Bureau. Feb. 15, 2016


    Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Program $1,000 and up For students pursuing higher education for agriculture related jobs / careers. John Buck Memorial Scholarship – Preference given to students with agricultural mechanics and turf management career ambitions. Feb. 15, 2016


    Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Program $1,000 and up For students pursuing higher education for agriculture related jobs / careers. - Chuck Swanson Memorial Scholarships – Student must reside in Kane County. Feb. 15, 2016


    Robert Morris University  multiple awards, up to $18,300 / year 15 renewable scholarships for U-46 2016 graduates to use at RMU. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and attend the Elgin campus to renew each academic year.  Feb. 15, 2016


    Club Guadalupano Latino Awards $1,000 Club Guadalupano recognizes Latino students who have excelled in one of the following categories: Academics + (3.0 GPA), Athletics, Community/School Service, and the Arts. Requirements include that the individual must be a current high school senior, and of Hispanic descent.  May 15, 2020


    App as .pdf

    Wisdom Foundation Scholarship $1,500 Scholarship for tuition and books at a higher education institution for U-46 Seniors identified by Project Access in U-46 or on free and reduced lunch who have at least 85% attendance record and 18+ ACT.  Application consists of a short essay (250-400 words) and a letter of recommendation. Feb. 28



    See your Streamwood High School Counselor

    Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver: University of Illinois Value of tuition at institution; 6 per county

    Applicant is child (NOT grandchild) of a veteran from: World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, Persian Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqui Freedom. Must be accepted to a University of Illinois campus. Must provide copies of veteran parents' service papers with application.

    March 1, 2016


    North Central Alumni Scholarship

    $1000 award for up to 4 years

    Must be recommended by a North Central Alumni.



    Illinois Society of Professional Engineers - North Suburban Chapter Scholarship

    Two awards of $1000

    For Seniors who are US citizens 3.5+ GPA, 29+(math) and 25+(English) ACT, planning on majoring in engineering.

    March 1, 2016




    Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Scholarship  ? Applicants must have been involved with the Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Consideration will be given to extracurricular school involvement, community service and employment. Personal statement required. 1-Mar


    Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties Scholarship Two awards of $1000 Applicant must be a female, college bound student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to volunteerism. Essay and recommendation required. 2-Mar

    Organization:  http://www.jlkd.org/

    Scholarship Page:  http://jlkd.org/projects/scholarships/

    American Society for Quality Richard A Maass Memorial Scholarship  $2,000 Selection will be based on academic achievement, community service, financial need and outstanding essay on the importance of quality products to the future of our country. Letter of rec required. 2-Mar

    Scholarship Information



    District U-46 Superintendent's Scholarship $1,000 Student whose parents did not attend and graduate from a trade school, community college or four year institution 4-Mar-06 Application in Word
    Prairieview Scholarship $2,000 At least 3 years attending Prairieview Elementary School, GPA 2.5, 3.0 in Math and English.  See application for more info 7-Mar-16 Application as .pdf
    DUSA Scholarship $300 For students interested in secretarial/ business/ accounting or computer related degrees. Application, transcript, and 2 recomendation letters. 13-Mar application form
    Elgin Hispanic Network Scholarship three $1,500 For a graduating Elgin area High School senior of Hispanic descent, enroll in a degree or certificate program for Fall in an accredited college or university. Selection based on academic performance, extra curricular activity, community involvement, financial need and essay 17-Mar-17




    ETA Those Who Excel Scholarship $1,000 Students interested in teaching. High school senior boy or girl who ranks in the top 25% of his/her class. Must have attended U-46 schools for at least one year. 18-Mar-16


    Additional Information

    Link to Scholarship App



    Fox Valley Beaux Arts Scholarship $500 to $2000 Scholarship competition to encourage study of fine arts (visual and performing). For U-46 High School Seniors planning to major or minor in the arts. 20-Mar application form
    AAUW ? Scholarship for women. 21-Mar


    Peter Schwartz Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Open to Streamwood residents with 2.5 or higher GPA planning to attend college and majoring in education or criminal justice related fields.  22-Mar-17

    additional information


    online application

    The Link's Scholarship $1,000 African American female high school senior, 2.0 GPA, ACT 18 planning to attend 2 year or 4 year college or university full time in the fall 25-Mar-16




    Marianjoy Scholarship Program for Students with Physical Disabilities Varies Must be functionally impaired or physically disabled; permanent resident in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry or Will county; enrolled or planning to enroll half or full-time at accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational- technical school. Recommendations and essay required. 30-Mar




    Advocate Sherman Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Not published For high school seniors who are pursuing a career in the health field. Scholarships are awarded based on several criteria including an affiliation with Advocate Sherman Hospital either through volunteer work or employment, and being in top 20% of class. 31-Mar




    Century Oaks Scholarship $500 Applicant was a student for 3 years at Century Oaks Elementary School 31-Mar

    application as .pdf


    application in MS Word

    Somos Colombia $500 Seniors with Hispanic background, 3.00+ GPA, completed application with essay and transcripts. 31-Mar




    WACO Bill Kelly Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Volunteered at Woodfield Area Children's Organization, Community involvement, school activities and honors 31-Mar Application
    Alpha Delta Kappa Psi Scholarship $500 Open to female students majoring in teaching or education 1-Apr Forms in scholarship drawer
    Bartlett Woman's Club Scholarshiop   Male or female student that lives in Bartlett 1-Apr

    Application Form .pdf

    Application Form - Word

    The Doug Hoeft Scholarship $1000 to $1500 Applicants must be a graduate of a Kane County school entering first year of a vocational/technical program or an institution of higher education. Special consideration to applicants who have met and overcome specific life challenges. Extra curricular and community service experience a plus. 1-Apr-16

    Application form - Word


    Application form - .pdf

    Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club G. Michael Greene Memorial Scholarship $500 to $1000 Top 50% of class, majoring in teaching or math. 1-Apr




    The Elgin Women's Club Scholarship $1,500 (two scholarships) Scholarship for a student interested in Health Occupations. 1-Apr-16 Application form
    Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Women's Division Scholarship $2,000 Female student of Italian heritage. 3.0 or higher GPA 1-Apr Application form
    Presence Saint Joseph $1,000 For students interested in medical careers, 3.0 GPA, financial need, app form & 3 references 1-Apr




    Streamwood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship $500 The Chamber of Commerce will award two $500 scholarships this year to college or technical school bound high school seniors.  Legal residents of Streamwood  are eligible to apply 1-Apr-16





    Barrington Bank & Trust Community Scholarship $1,000 3.0 GPA and financial need. Three short (150 words) essays and copy of parents tax returns 8-Apr application form
    Streamwood Kiwanis Club $1,000 Volunteerism, leadership, honors and awards, personal statement, scholastic achievement, and references. 8-Apr




    Application form

    DLA Architects THINK Scholarship up to $1500 - one SHS student guaranteed at $500

    Demonstrate the role that architecture plays in their lives. Candidates are asked to submit creative video responses to show us how they interact with our design and demonstrate what the space makes possible.


    Apply online

    Streamwood Woman's Club Scholarship $500 Graduating high school senior, residing in Streamwood, who plans to attend a college or trade school to pursue their educational goals 10-Apr Application
    Sunnydale Elementary School Scholarship ? Student need to have attended Sunnydale Elementary for a few years. 10-Apr-16 Application
    Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice - Jim Spurgeon Memorial Scholarship $500 For college bound high school senior. Requires short essay and recomendation from teacher 11-Apr Application
    Arts in Bartlett Scholarship $500 Graduating seniors who plan to attend college and receive a degree in the arts. 15-Apr

    Application form in .pdf

    Application in MS Word

    Bartlett Lions Scholarship $1,000 Any Bartlett resident who will be attending a college or university during the 2013-14 academic year, with a demonstrated history of community service.  Academic performance and extra-curricular activities are considered.  Special consideration given to students with vision and/or hearing impairment.  Essay and letter of recommendation are required. 15-Apr




    Application form

    Fox Meadow Elementary School Scholarship $250 (two scholarships) Attended at least 3 years at Fox Meadow Elementary School 15-Apr-16 Application
    Stephanie Joseph Memorial Fund Scholarship One award of $2500 Senior with 3.0 GPA+ and proven plans to attend four-year college. Strong work ethic, dedication to school work and sports, cordial and polite to others, puts others ahead of self, and desire for completion and success. Essay required. 15-Apr-16






    William J. Cook Scholarship $1000 to $5000 (renewable) Open to male high school seniors attending a high school in Cook County, Illinois who plan to enroll in a full time undgraduate course of study at a four year college or university 15-Apr


    Suburban Orthopaedics Medical Scholarship $1,000 Students pursuing a career in the Health Occupations 17-Apr




    AITCOY - Joseph Savino Undergraduate Scholarship $500 The Association of Illinois Township committees on Youth provides a scholarship based on B average, pursuing social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, youth recreation, or youth prevention.. Two winners will be awarded. 19-Apr



    scholarship app

    Monika Skrzypkowski Memorial Scholarship $1000 (two awards) For a student of Polish decent that has been involved in Polish school, cultural activities of Polish artistic groups, or other Polish educational entities which give back to the community.  19-Apr




    Hanover Countryside Elementary PTA Scholarship $500 (two scholarships) Attended Hanover Countryside Elementary for at least 3 years 22-Apr-16 Application
    Earl Cutts Memorial Scholarship $500 (two scholarships) For a student interested in a Public Service or Healthcare career.  Application, transcript and 2 rec letters 24-Apr Application
    Streamwood High School Booster Club $500 Graduating Streamwood HS Senior who will be attending a college or university in the fall. MINIMUM GPA of 2.0. Participated in an extra-curricular activity and a volunteer activity while at Streamwood High School. Includes 1-2 page essay 5-1-2020




    Streamwood Choral Society Scholarship $1,000 3.0 GPA, 3 years of music department participation including one full year at Streamwood High School 1-May-2020

    Application - Link

    Application - Download

    Multi-Cultural Club Scholarship TBA Essay explaining the impact of the Multi-cultural club on your life 8-May Application
    Bartlett Chamber of Commerce Scholarship ? Applicant must be an employee (or the immediate family of an employee: child, grandchild) of a current Bartlett Chamber of Commerce business or government member or employee, and must be recommended by that Chamber member, in good standing 15-May Application
    Bilingual Program Parent Advisory Council $500   22-May