Scholarships
Scholarships Available:  

Below is a list of some of the many scholarships available to students planning to pursue further education after high school.  This list will be updated and changed as necessary.  Please remember to check back from time to time for updates.   Local scholarships that are specific to Southeastern students will not be available until the middle of the second semester.  

There are plenty of scholarship websites that may offer you a chance to explore scholarships for interests and/or situations that may be relatively unique to you.  

www.fastweb.com
www.scholarships.com
www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/
www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid
www.eduinreview.com/scholarships
https://myscholly.com/#scholly

The Harold Daniels Memorial Scholarship This scholarship will be presented to a Southeastern High School student planning to further his/her education after high school. The scholarship is in memory of Harold Daniels, a long-time bus driver for both the Plymouth and Southeastern School Districts. Mr. Daniels passed away on April 9, 2019. Scholarship application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr. Deadline is TBA.

The Terry White Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship in memory of Terry White will be awarded to a deserving graduate of Southeastern High School with preference given to FFA members planning to further their education in an Agriculture-related field. Scholarship application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr. Deadline is TBA.

The Rick Mulvaney Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship in memory of former Southeastern teacher and coach, Rick Mulvaney.
Scholarship application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr.
Deadline is TBA.











Waiting on renewal information.  
The J. Don Holmes/Thunderhawk Farms Scholarship

This scholarship will be presented to a Southeastern High School student that has an interest in agriculture/agribusiness and/or farm management in memory of J. Don Holmes. Scholarship application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr.

Deadline is TBA. Waiting on renewal information. The Jan Holmes Southeastern School Spirit Award

This award will be presented to the Southeastern High School senior that exemplifies school spirit and camaraderie among peers.   This student should possess a positive attitude, be involved in school activities, and demonstrate a dedication to both their classmates and the Southeastern School District.  This award should be based on genuine character qualities over academic standing. We truly feel that the ideal recipient is someone that will go the extra mile for the benefit of the district rather than the pursuit of personal self-fulfillment. Scholarship application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr. Deadline is TBA.

Waiting on renewal information. The Bowen Bank of Advance Southeastern Scholarship This $1000 scholarship will be presented to a graduating senior from Southeastern High School who has exhibited academic achievement/involvement and is deserving of the award. The student should be planning to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a degree from an accredited college or university. Scholarship application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr. Deadline is TBA. Waiting on renewal information. The Southeastern Education Association Scholarship This scholarship is sponsored by the Southeastern Education Association and will be presented to a Southeastern High School senior during awards day. Scholarship application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr. Deadline is TBA.

HANCOCK COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE $500 JASON POHREN SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible for consideration you must be a high school senior attending a school in Hancock County , who will attend higher education such as college or trade school during the 2019/2020 school year. The winner of the Scholarship will receive the $500 upon proof of enrollment. Applicants must have B average or better. Application Form can be obtained from Mr. Kerr. Deadline is TBA.

Hancock County Democratic Women Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to the senior girl who writes the most outstanding essay and who plans to attend either a college in Illinois or Southeastern Community College. On a separate sheet of paper write an essay of 250 to 500 words regarding how you think the principles of the Democratic Party will promote solutions to future problems (social, economic, environmental or other) in Hancock County. The website https://www.democrats.org/party-platform may be beneficial in the preparation of your essay. Please also provide a recommendation letter from one of your teachers and one from a non-family community member. Return this form, your essay, and letters of recommendation to the Guidance Counselor.

Application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr. 





The Lawton Endowment Scholarship This Endowment is “to provide tuition scholarships for post-secondary education at private accredited colleges or universities in the United States and abroad.”   Special Residency Requirements:  The residents in all of “Hancock and Schuyler counties” and in Lomax and Terre Haute townships in Henderson County, Blandinsville, Hire, Tennessee and LaMoine townships in McDonough County, and Lima, Keene, Houston and Northeast townships in Adams County, which are “the townships of Henderson, McDonough and Adams counties which are adjacent to Hancock County.James H. Lawton, who formerly owned a tax and accounting business in Plymouth, IL, established this endowment fund to “promote the post-secondary education of residents in the area in which he made his living.

Application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr.





Brandon Sparrow Memorial Scholarship
Brandon Sparrow was an accomplished pilot and a gifted musician. He passed away on August 11, 2012. This scholarship is dedicated to his memory.

Criteria:
 Must be a senior from Macomb High, Southeastern High, or Brown County High
 Must be planning to attend a community college or 4-year institution with the intent of obtaining a bachelor’s degree or higher
 Must complete a short essay: “What is the most difficult challenge you’ve ever faced? How did you handle it and how did it change you?"

Application can be obtained from Mr. Kerr.    





Minnie White Scholarship
This general scholarship is limited to Hancock County seniors.  Each high school in the county will create a "Local Screening Committee" that will forward 1 school representative per 50 students in the graduating class.  Southeastern is allowed to nominate (1) student to advance to the county level to compete against the nominated students from the other schools in the county.  Local Deadline:  





Golden Apple Scholars Program
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in schools-of-need in Illinois. We prepare them for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.  Information and application below. 
Golden Apple Scholars


Illinois Federation of Business Women's Clubs, Inc.  

State Scholarship Program:  To further expand our commitment to education, our membership approved funding for a state scholarship program with specific eligibility criteria for returning students and high school students. For 2019, we hope to award six $2000.00 scholarships to qualified applicants. 

The deadline for this application is TBA.  More information and the application can be found at IFBW Scholarship.


Hancock County Republican Women Scholarship
To be eligible for consideration for the HCRW Scholarship you must be a female high school senior student attending a school in Hancock County. Please submit: Completed Application Form Essay - Why I am Proud to be an American (1-2 double spaced pages) (2) Letters of Reference Copy of Your Academic Transcript Applicants may be interviewed by the committee. Please come appropriately dressed in business attire. You will be notified of date, time and place. You may attach additional sheets.





Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student
This is the single largest privately funded scholarship program in the country.  There is on obligation in order to apply.  Applicants must be a high school senior, a US citizen, and be college bound to an accredited four-year degree granting program.  The candidate and/or family need not be an Elks member.  

Application can be found at 

https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm


National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Application

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A.  Be a senior in High School.
B.  Have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields.  

Application can be found at
https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html


SIXT Scholars Program
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A.  Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
B.  Be a graduating high school senior in the USA.

Application can be found at
https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/


Greenhouse Scholars
Application is now open for eligible students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, served his or her community, shown accountability, and overcome obstacles to relentlessly pursue higher education.  Eligible students must be high school seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000).  The student must be planning to attend a 4-year, accredited institution.  

Application can be found at www.greenhousescholars.org.


Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperative
Memorial Scholarship Program

The Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program awards twelve $2000 scholarships annually to deserving students in the "electric cooperative family" entering college to assist them with their educational costs.  


You can go to http://www.adamselectric.coop/community/youth/scholarships/ for more details.  
 





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