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Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperative Memorial Scholarship Program
The Illinois Electric Cooperative memorial Scholarship Program awards scholarships annually to deserving students in the "electric cooperative family" entering college to assist them with their education costs.
For more information about the Illinois Electric Cooperative scholarships please visit www.eeca.coop or to apply online click here.
Farm Credit of Illinois - February 28, 2020 - Scholarships are available to high school seniors planning to enroll in an agriculture-based college curriculum next fall. Selection criteria includes academic achievement, participation and leadership within school and community organizations, and a commitment to pursuing an agriculture-related career. Click here for more information.
American Welding Society - March 1, 2020 - National, District and section scholarships are available for students attending trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Students complete one master application for all eligible scholarships. Application can be found here.
The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Award - March 1, 2010 Students wishing to continue their education in any post-secondary school or an accredited vocation school. Please visit the guidance office for a brochure or the application can be found here.
Illinois Elks Association - Illinois Elks Children's Care Program - March 6, 2020 College Scholarships for Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program also College Scholarships for Physical and Occupational Therapy Majors only. Submit application to Local Elks Lodge. For additional information call: Illinois Elks Children's Care Program 1-800-272-0074 or 1-217-483-3020. For an application please click here.
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital Auxiliary - March 13, 2020 - The St Joseph Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer organization with a mission to support St Joseph Memorial Hospital by raising funds and distributing these funds to promote the hospital's mission of "improving the health and well-being of all the people in the communities we serve." One of the ways we give back to the community is by providing $1000 scholarship awards each year for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. The awards that are to be given out in 2020 are designed to be utilized in the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit the guidance office or click here for the application.
Jackson County Farm Bureau - March 13, 2020 - The Foundation will offer the following: the Charles W. Young Scholarship given in recognition of his years of service as Jackson Co. President. Additional scholarships in the amount of $250-$1500 will be given out depending on availability of funds and qualified applicants. Please click here for more information and to apply.
Illinois Sheriffs' Association - March 15, 2020 - The Illinois Sheriffs's Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education the 2020-2021 academic year. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of high learning within the State of Illinois. For more information visit their website www.ilsheriff.org or for the application click here.
Bank of Carbondale - March 27, 2020 - Scholarship awarded to a full time student in the graduating class of Murphysboro High School. The institution that the student chooses must be State Approved and/or Nationally Accredited. Must be a graduate of Murphysboro High School. Scholarship will be based on academic achievement, financial need, extra-curricular activities and community service, work activities, essay, recommendations made by others supporting the applicant. For more information and the application please visit the guidance office or click here.
Legence Bank - March 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm Legence Bank awards scholarships every year to help the students in our community pursue their educational dreams. We will be awarding a total of five $500 Academic and five $500 FFA scholarships. For criteria, additional information and and an application visit https://www.legencebank.com/
Illinois Masonic Children's Assistance Program/Southern Masonic Lodges - March 31, 2020 The N. G. Cowen Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Master Mason Norredden Gene Cowen by his wife. The Scholarship to provide financial assistance to young adults from small towns in Southern Illinois, who are pursuing a training in the vocational or technical fields. Please click here for full details and an application.
SIU Credit Union - March 31, 2020 - Scholarship for graduating high school seniors enrolling into a two or four year college - community college students transferring into a four year university; or adult students returning to college the opportunity to apply for one of five $1000. To learn more or to obtain the scholarship application cal 618-457-3595 or click here.
Rotary International District 6510 Foundation Scholarship- April 1, 2020 - Two scholarships to an accredited College or Trade School. Awards will be $2500 each. Winners will agree to have their award publicized throughout Rotary International District 6510. For complete details and the application please visit the guidance office or click here.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, inc. Gamma Kappa Omega Chapter - April 1, 2020 Thelma Walker Gibbs Scholarship - Full time African American Male or Female High School Senior - Resides in Southern Illinois (Jackson/Williamson) counties - Minimum GPA of 2.5 of 4.0 - Demonstrate community service involvement - Identify honors and awards. Application can be obtained from the counselor's office or downloaded here.
Kiwanis Club of Murphysboro Key Club Scholarship - April 1, 2020 Scholarships of five hundred dollars each will be presented to two Key Club members of Muruphysboro High School. For Criteria and application please visit the Guidance office or click here.
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program - April 3, 2020 - Golden Apple in committed to making a material difference in the Illinois teacher shortage. Get up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and become a teacher in Illinois! For more information and to apply please click here.
Leah Marie Reed - April 3, 2020 - Scholarship to Murphysboro High School graduate who participated in band and or choir at some time during grades 9-12. Please visit the guidance office or click here for more in formation and the application.
Crosswalk Community Action Agency - April 6, 2020 - The crosswalk Community Action Agency is awarding scholarships to Franklin, Williamson, Jefferson and Jackson county residents for Summer and Fall semesters. These funds are provided by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Please visit the guidance office or click here for the application and more information.
Jackson County Retired Teachers' Association Scholarship - April 13, 2020 The Jackson County Retired Teachers' Association (JCRTA) will be awarding an annual $250 scholarship to a high school in Jackson County. This year's scholarship will be awarded to a student from Murphysboro High School. Must be intending to major in education. Please click here or visit the guidance office for criteria and the application.
Murphysboro Black Alumni Scholarship Application - April 15, 2020 - Scholarship for minority student attending Murphysboro High School, or have been enrolled as a student in Murphysboro School District #186 for at least 3 years. Enrolled in a 4 year undergraduate program from an accredited university or college. For more information, or the application, please visit the guidance office or click here.
David Bryce Jacquot Masonic Scholarship - April 15, 2020 Seeking graduating seniors with a record of volunteerism in the community and participation in extra-curricular school activities. The application will be reviewed and recipients selected by a committee consisting of volunteers form Murphysboro Masonic Lodge 498. Please visit the guidance office for guidelines and application or click here.
Fred Freeman Memorial Scholarship - April 15, 2020 - Scholarship to Jackson County High School student who plans on attending a Junior College interested in an Applied Science Degree or a non traditional degree. For more information and the application please click here.
Damas Latinas - April 17, 2020 Damas Latinas is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 in Southern Illinois. It has created an economic Fund Program; a scholarship with the purpose of promoting among high school students the value of education as well as the importance of studying the Spanish language. This year they will be offering five $200 scholarships to the high school students that meet the criteria. For more information and where to send Essay please click here.
Larry Reinhardt Somerset Township Scholarship - April 24, 2020 - Recipients will receive a one time scholarship in the amount of $250-$1000. Award amounts will be based on number of successful applicants. Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student in the graduating class of Murphysboro High School or Elverado High School and must be a resident of Somerset Township. For full guidelines and the application visit the guidance office or click here.
Velma McKinnon Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship - April 30, 2020 - The Velma McKinnon Trust at Regions Bank awards scholarships annually to individuals seeking to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing at John A Logan College. Questions may be directed to Anna Cobb of Regions Signature Trust at 1-800-276-5827. Please visit the guidance office for an application.
Heartland Heating and Air Conditioning Scholarship - April 30, 2020 -Scholarship to graduating high school senior enrolling in a trade or technical two or four year college. Please click here for the application, the eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply.
SIH Scholarship Program - May 1, 2019 The SIH Scholarship Program brings together college scholarship money with hands on work opportunities. Qualified applicants are eligible for money to cover tuition, lab fees, books and educational supplies. For more information please click here.
Illinois Migrant Council Scholarship - July 31, 2020 please call the Southern Region representative at 618-697-3246 if you are interested in the following:
For more scholarship opportunities please visit here.
College Greenlight - By building a student profile on College Greenlight, we can match you to college and scholarship opportunities that reflect your accomplishments and interests. When creating your account, be sure to select 'yes' for this question: "Are you part of a college readiness or college success program?" and then select Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) & Kylee Medina.
about 1 month ago
Pleasant Grove Memorial Park & Murdale Gardens of Memory is looking for Spring & Summer help for weed-eating and groundskeeping. Would start mid to late March and run through fall. After school and weekends during school year, and several days a week in summer. 30 hours week at minimum wage. Those interested should apply at Crain Funeral Home 31 Memorial Drive, Murphysboro.
2 months ago
NEW- REDESIGNED SAT
Per the Illinois State Board of Education, all public school students in grade 11 will complete the SAT, including a writing component. The SAT will serve as the state assessment for purposes of state and federal accountability, will be provided at no cost to public school districts in Illinois, and will be offered to students during the school day. The SAT aligns with the Illinois Learning Standards and provides a college-reportable score for admissions purposes. It and will continue to empower educators to measure college and career readiness. Students also receive a waiver to retake the SAT- see your counselor.
On Tuesday, April 14, 2020 , MHS will administer the the SAT (11th grade), the PSAT (9th & 10th grade) in paper & pencil format.
For more detailed information on the SAT components visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test
For more detailed information on the PSAT visit
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|Date of Test||Test||Register by||Get Online Scores|
|Starting On †|
|8/24/19||SAT & SAT Subject||26-Jul||Sep. 6|
|(8/13 with late fee)|
|9/14/19||ACT||Aug. 16||Sep. 24|
|(8/30 with late fee)|
|10/5/19||SAT & SAT Subject||Sep. 6||Oct. 18|
|(9/24 with late fee)|
|10/26/19||ACT||Sep. 20||Nov. 14|
|(10/4 with late fee)|
|11/2/19||SAT & SAT Subject||Oct. 3||Nov. 15|
|(10/22 with late fee)|
|12/7/19||SAT & SAT Subject||Nov. 8||Dec. 20|
|(11/26 with late fee)|
|12/14/19||ACT||Nov. 8||Dec. 24|
|(11/22 with late fee)|
|2/8/20||ACT||Jan. 10||Feb. 19|
|(1/17 with late fee)|
|3/14/20||SAT only||Feb. 14||Mar. 27|
|(3/3 with late fee)|
|4/4/20||ACT||Feb. 28||Apr. 14|
|(3/13 with late fee)|
|5/2/20||SAT & SAT Subject||Apr. 3||May-19|
|(4/21 with late fee)|
|6/6/20||SAT & SAT Subject||8-May||Jul-19|
|(5/27 with late fee)|
|(5/22 with late fee)|
|(6/26 with late fee)|
ALL colleges & universities accept both the ACT & the SAT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE BOTH! Please see your counselor if you are interested in taking the ACT or SAT. Make sure you see your counselor for a waiver—so you don’t have to pay the registration fee!
We suggest that you take the December, April or June ACT & so you can order the Test Information Release (TIR). For $19, you will receive a list of your answers, a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, the answer key, and scoring instructions. You can order a TIR form when you register, or during the three-month period after your test date. See your counselor for more information. This is a great way to improve your score!
ACT ONLINE PREP IS FREE!!! Normally $25, just see your counselor for a username & password. This is a great resource to prepare for the ACT.
Here's what you will find in the ACT Online Prep™ program:
If you plan to attend JALC during, or after high school, see the counseling office to sign up for ACCUPLACER/ASSET testing. This test is free, & is required for all college classes at JALC.
** If you have any questions, please contact your counselor FALL 2019 Accuplacer @ MHS: 10/22/19
7 months ago
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