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Attention SENIORS OF 2019

The following scholarships are available for the months of December 2018 - February 2019.

Please note the qualifications & deadlines.

Also note if you must apply online only.   If there is a paper application, or other information it is located in the black filing cabinet in the Counseling Office, Room 226.

Check out the following search sites for scholarships you may qualify for:   



Scholarships for women:   This site has over 30 local scholarships—some specific to RIHS students!!!    DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2019


All Illinois Public Universities now offer AIM HIGH Grants to students—which are funds that are matched by all public universities. For more information go to


ROCK ISLAND MILAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS—40+ scholarships for Rock Island High School class of 2019 students only. The application deadline is March 6, 2019. Application available online ONLY >>  



Burger King Scholars Program
High school seniors are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards. Apply online at

Application period open October 15, 2018--December 15, 2018

Jackie Robinson Foundation
Scholarships for minority high school seniors showing leadership potential who demonstrate financial need. Must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 21. Apply online at Application opens November 1, 2018. Deadline is February 1, 2019

Community Foundation Great River Bend
Beginning November 1, 2018 several local scholarship opportunities will be available through this foundation. There are several scholarships for RIHS students only. Go to for an online application after November 1. January 1, 2019 Iowa/Illinois Auto Show application due. All other applications are due Feb 15, 2019.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Scholarships available of up to $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year undergraduate institution. Students must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and minimum SAT 1200 or ACT 26 (see website for latest test dates accepted). Students must demonstrate financial aid. Apply online at Deadline is November 20, 2018.

GOLDEN APPLE SCHOLARS A scholarship program worth up to $23,000 for graduating seniors who are interested in a teaching career in an Illinois school of need. More information, eligibility requirements and an application form is available at   The priority application deadline is December 1, 2018. Regular application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Greenhouse Scholars
Scholarships for students with a 3.5 or higher GPA with financial need who plan to attend a four year college or university. Must demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to the community, ability to persevere through difficult circumstances and possess leadership skills.

Apply online at Deadline is December 1, 2018

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Applicants must demonstrate outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Apply online at Deadline is December 14, 2018

Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity

One student from RIHS will be chosen to represent our school as a student of high character and ethical behavior to compete for one of eight $2500.00 scholarships to be awarded from the Quad Cities area. You must submit the application packet to Mrs. Osborne by 9:00 a.m. December 7, 2018. Application packet is available in the scholarship cabinet in the Counseling Office--Room 226. In the application packet you must submit an essay, lists & descriptions of school and community involvement, description of your future plans and 2 letters of recommendation, so pick up the packet as soon as possible. The RIHS representative will be notified by December 14, 2018.


OppU Achievers Scholarship
Open to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Deadlines of December 31, March 31, June 30 & September 30. Application online at


Ron Brown Scholar Program

Scholarships for African-American students who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Application process opens in August. Deadline is January 9, 2019. Apply online at


Quad City Engineering & Science Council
Multiple scholarships available for seniors pursuing an engineering or science college degree. In addition to general scholarships, there are also engineering scholarships from Iowa State, Iowa, Wisconsin-Platteville, St Ambrose & Western Illinois. Application is available at Deadline is January 26, 2019


HSF  HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree - See more at:  Applications open January 1, 2019---various deadlines.


CBAI Essay Scholarship Program
The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking offers 24 scholarships to top Illinois high-school seniors statewide each year of up to $4000.00. Applications are available in the counselling office 226. Deadline is January 30, 2019 to Blackhawk Bank & Trust in Coal Valley, IL.




Elks Legacy Scholarship is a $4000.00 scholarship program for children & grandchildren of Elks members.  Apply online at  by February 1, 2019.


Jaycee’s Foundation Community Service Scholarship
$1000 scholarship to graduating senior who is active in volunteer efforts with the Quad Cities community. Apply online at by February 1, 2019.


Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship   
High school senior working for Hy-Vee who began employment on or before 09-15-2016 or the son/daughter of Hy-Vee employee employed for six months prior to 09-15-2016.  Download application at   Application must be postmarked by February 8, 2019.


Daughters of the American Revolution    
Scholarships available online at .  Deadline is February 15, 2019.


Western Illinois University Foundation  
Various scholarships available to seniors who will attend WIU. Apply online at Deadline is February 15, 2019


All scholarship opportunities from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend are due online at  Many of these scholarships are for Rock Island High School seniors only.  Deadline is February 15, 2019.


Illinois PTA  
Scholarships will be awarded to an Illinois high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Must be enrolling in a college or university in education or education-related degree program which may include: Librarians, Instructional Media Specialists, School Nurses, School Psychologists, or Social Workers (all of which require certification from a State Board of Education). Apply online at  Deadline is February 15, 2019.


Mediacom Communications   
Mediacom is offering 55  $1000 scholarships through the  World Class Scholarship Program.  Application is available online at .  Deadline is February 15, 2019.  


Flavorful Futures Scholarships
Sparkling Ice is awarding FIVE $5000.00 scholarships to unique seniors. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend college, university, vocational or trade school. Apply online at Deadline is February 15, 2019.


Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity   
Open to Lutheran men who will be attending various universities in the fall of 2019.  Apply online at   Deadline is February 16, 2019.


St Patrick Society Scholarship
$1000 scholarship to a senior who is a relative of a St. Patrick Society member. Application is available at  Deadline is February 21, 2019.


Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship
Numerous $2000.00 scholarships awarded to top high school senior science students who exemplify outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement.   Application is available at Deadline is February 22, 2019.


Rock Island Kiwanis College Scholarship
Scholarships available to seniors who will attend college or vocational training. Application available at Deadline is February 28, 2019.