If you are interested in applying for college scholarships, click on Apply for Funds above to learn more about the application procedure. Access to scholarship applications will be made available on this website January 1 - March 1 each year.
Bud & Helene O’Shea Construction Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate pursuing a degree in construction, engineering or architecture. It was established by Harold O’Shea Builders to honor the hard work of Bud & Helene O’Shea in helping to build the company.
CFLL Service Scholarship
Scholarship funded by gifts from the Susan Cook House Trust. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in Sangamon County who is attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the coming fall as a full-time student. Each high school principal is asked to nominate one student to complete the application and that student must be an extraordinary example of service to others and the community.
CIELO Medical Scholarship
This scholarship fund is for Latino students pursuing a medical related degree in Sangamon County. Recipients will be determined by the CIELO (formerly National Image, Inc.).
Charlie Cottle Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Glenwood High School pursuing a post-secondary degree. Charlie Cottle established and built the Glenwood football program. This award is to honor his memory and his values of hard work, integrity, humility and sportsmanship.
Donna and Donald Lee Wolaver Memorial Golf Scholarship
This scholarship is for high school graduates who participated on high school golf teams.
Frontiers International Springfield Club $1K Scholarship
This scholarship will provide a guaranteed $1,000 college scholarship to sixth graders who begin active participation in the Frontiers' Positive Youth Development and Junior Frontiers Program, and, subsequently graduate from high school. The $1K Fund is for young African American males and their families to promote the value of education and its importance for a high quality of life.
Frontiers International Springfield Club Scholarship
This scholarship concentrates on assisting African-American students, although any graduating high school senior from Sangamon County may apply. The Frontiers encourage scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community service and good citizenship, and the scholarship will assist students who exhibit those characteristics.
Illinois Women in Leadership High School Scholarship
Scholarship provided by Illinois Women in Leadership to assist Sangamon County women students in post-secondary education by encouraging them to set and pursue career goals.
Illinois Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award
Scholarship award provided by Illinois Women in Leadership to assist Sangamon County women who have been out of high school for 5 years or more and are enrolling in a college, university or trade school; or women who are continuing or returning to college who do not yet have an undergraduate degree.
Jamie K. Patino Math and Science Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School who will be pursuing a degree in engineering, technology or science. This scholarship is in memory of Jamie Patino and the path she traveled. The scholarship has been established to encourage other students who are interested in following her spirit and the qualities she had, including the strength to stand up for what you believe is right, the ability to overcome difficult situations or hardships and the desire to make the most of today while being mindful of the future.
Jim Byron Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Williamsville High School graduate. It was established to honor Jim Byron for his selfless volunteer work with student athletes in the Williamsville and Sherman communities over the past 35 years. He has made a difference in the lives of so many and never requested any payment "except a hug". His dedication, honesty, caring attitude and humility have been great examples to all the students.
L. Scott Hoff Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to students who have a record of service in the Boys & Girls Club or other similar fraternal or community organization. This scholarship is in memory of Scott Hoff, a young man who demonstrated great leadership qualities and compassion during his short life.
Linda S. Culver Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for Girl Scouts registered with Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and nationally affiliated. This scholarship is named in memory of Linda S. Culver, a prominent Girl Scout leader and area business leader for many years.
Lori L. Kashmer Scholarship
Scholarship established to give financial assistance in memory of Lori L. Kashmer, who had a passion for learning and helping others. It is available to either a part-time or full-time student who is pursing a degree in nursing, health or medical career, or in veterinary medicine.
Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship
Scholarship established in memory of Margaret Johnson to honor those who work in special education.
Mary Lou and Dwight Pitman Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from a public high school outside the City of Springfield, who has at least one older sibling currently enrolled in college and/or at least one younger sibling who plans to attend college. This scholarship is in honor of Mary Lou and Dwight Pitman.
Paul V. Gage Community Service Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Vienna High School, Vienna, Illinois, who has exhibited excellence in community service through volunteerism. This scholarship is given in memory of Paul V. Gage.
Reverend Kenneth H. White Family Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a Lanphier High School graduating senior who plans to obtain a State Teaching Certificate and intends to teach in the public school system. Rev. White was a self-sacrificing man who generously spent his life in service to others and viewed it as his calling - this scholarship honors his memory.
Rural Rental Housing Association Barbara Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund is for students who reside in apartments developed and financed under the USDA Section 515 Program, and owned and/or managed by members of the Rural Rental Housing Association of Illinois.
Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students of Latino descent who will be a graduating senior or who is obtaining a GED from an institution located in any of the following Illinois counties: Sangamon, Cass, Douglas, Champaign, Macon, McLean or Morgan. The Spanish American Cultural Center has worked hard to make funds available to benefit Latino students.
Springfield Area Home Builders Association's Robert E. von Behren Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship award is open to students pursuing a career in the building industry in the following counties: Sangamon, Christian, Montgomery Macoupin, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Menard, Mason and Logan. Mr. von Behren was an accomplished builder and helped establish the Springfield Area Home Builders Association. He was devoted to his craft and worked hard to perfect his skills and teach others. Visit website
Vonderlieth Living Center Employee Scholarship
This scholarship is available to employees of the Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois who would like to further their education. It was established by family and friends of E. D. Oglesby, who are very grateful to all the employees who helped Mr. Oglesby during his many years at VLC. This scholarship is a way to thank all those employees.
World War II Illinois Descendants Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a student graduating from any high school in Illinois who is a descendant of an Illinois veteran of World War II. The scholarship is intended to honor the memory of those from Illinois who served in World War II.