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Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information 

  1. Please complete the MHS General Scholarship Application   (available 3/1/24) This application will determine your eligibility for certain local scholarships (local scholarship with their own applications are listed below). YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF YOU DO NOT APPLY. Please check with the counseling office if you have questions.
  2. Scholarships on this page are listed in order of due date. We update regularly, please continue to check for new scholarships.
  3. In addition to the scholarships listed below, we encourage you to check with your employer, parents' employers, your church & other community organizations.
  4. Links to national scholarship sites are on the bottom of the page. 
  5. Apply for scholarships within the college/university you plan to attend. These are listed on the 'Scholarship' section and sometimes the 'Foundation' section of a university's website.  
  6. As you become aware of any scholarship you've received, please inform your counselor. We want to make sure that you are invited and properly recognized at this year's Awards Night 

NSHSS- National Society for High School Scholars- SCAM ALERT!!! Please reach out to your counselor before giving them any of your information (or money)!


Farm Credit Illinois - February 29, 2024 - FCI will award 30 students with a $2,500 scholarship with two recipients designated as "Diversity in Agriculture Scholars." Recipients receive $1250 for the Fall 2024 semester and the remaining $1250 is available to students continuing an agricultural program of study during the Fall 2026 semester. Recipients must reside in one of the 60 central and southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Illinois. For more information and the application, click here

Marion Memorial Health Foundation - February 29, 2024 - This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior planning a career in human healthcare. Requirements for this scholarship include: Medical- GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 grading scale, Applicant must submit a typed letter stating his/her educational goals, needs and interest, completed application, Proof of admission to university or junior college as a full-time student, 3 letters of recommendation, transcript with ACT or SAT scores listed. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance. 

Rotary International District 6510 Foundation Scholarship - March 1, 2024 - This scholarship will award two high school seniors residing in District 6510. Awards will be $2,500 each. Some requirements include a B average or better, school involvement, community involvement etc. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance. Ask Ms. Nast for transcripts and scanning the application if needed.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation - March 1, 2024 - This scholarship provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, providing recipients with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free. Recipients graduating college while in the Hagan Scholarship Program can apply to extend their scholarship for up to four additional semesters to attend graduate school. Requirements to apply include: Having a GPA of 3.5, Must enroll in an eligible college or university the first semester following graduation, Must maintain a 4 year or less graduation schedule. For more information and the application, click here

Jackson County Farm Bureau Foundation: The Charles W. Young Scholarship - March 1, 2024 - This $500 scholarship is given in recognition of his years of service as Jackson Co. Farm Bureau President. additional scholarships in the amount of $500-$1,500 will be given out depending on availability of funds and qualified applicants. Requirements of applications MUST: Be a JCFB member or member's dependent, Be a high school senior or already attending a post-secondary school. Be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary school to study an agriculture-related field. Exhibit potential for successful completion of course study. 

Illinois Elks Children's Care Program - March 1, 2024 - Scholarship opportunities for students majoring in Physical & Occupational Therapy and Therapy Assistant Programs are available here

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Annual Scholarship - March 1, 2024 - Eligible recipients are Illinois high school seniors graduating in the spring and entering an institution of higher education in the fall of 2024. The prize awarded to the overall winner is $1,000 per year for up to four years, with up to 11 additional awards of $1,000 and up to 12 second-place awards of $500. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance. 

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship - March 11, 2024 - This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student planning to pursue higher education in a business-related field. Kathryn was one of the founding members of the State Universities Civil Services and Illinois Administrative Professionals and, in her honor, IAP created this scholarship. Must be a graduating high school senior, plans to enroll in college/university no later than fall 2024, strong commitment to pursuing education in a business-related field within the state of IL, etc. For more information and the application, click here

Illinois Sheriffs' Association - March 15, 2024 - The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of IL to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 24-25 academic year (excluding summer session). Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois. Applicants must be permanent IL residents. For the more information and the application, pick up in Guidance or click here

Mensa's Health Minds Scholarship - March 18, 2024 - High school seniors from (home town in) the area covered by St. Louis Area Mensa. Applicants must be students in good academic standing with cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 who are currently enrolled in any accredited undergraduate two or four year institution with a declared major in any of the mental health related fields. high school seniors who have been admitted to any accredited two or four year institution who plan on pursuing one of these majors are also eligible. Majors include, but not limited to, psychology, counseling, social work and psychiatric nursing. For more information and the application, click here or pick up in Guidance.

Legence Bank & American Farm Mortgage Scholarships - March 22, 2024 - Academic and/or FFA Scholarships are available to qualifying students to help them pursue their educational dreams. Additional scholarship resources, more information and the applications are also available here

N.A.A.C. P. Dr. Seymour Bryson Scholarship - March 25, 2024 - Applicants must be a student at an accredited high school who will graduate in the year of the award. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 GPA for the past 3 semesters. Students much complete the NAACP application form, a personal typed essay of not more than 500 words and submit one letter of recommendation. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance. 

Merwin & Villa Spencer, Dr. Michael Mugge, Tim Herring Memorial, Darren Haney Memorial, Ryan M. Gordon, and Clay Brewer Scholarships - March 29, 2024 - Descriptions of each scholarship, eligibility requirements, application instructions, and applications can all be found here. When applying, enter the access code 186. The only scholarship that does NOT require the access code, is the Merwin & Villa Spencer Scholarship.

Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship - March 29, 2024 - This is a scholarship is $500 and will be presented to two Key Club members of Murphysboro High School who meet the following criteria: Will be a graduating Senior in May of 2024. Has been a Key Club Member for at least two years. Has a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Has leadership experience. Will have served at least twenty hours of service by March 29th of the 2023-2024 Key Club year. For the application, pick up in Guidance.

SIU Credit Union - March 29, 2024 - This scholarship is offered to 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 ten $1,000 scholarships. For more information and the application, click here

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital Auxiliary - March 29, 2024 - SIH will be awarding three $1,000 to graduating seniors from Murphysboro, Trico and Elverado school districts. Applicants should submit a completed application, two letters of reference, transcript, and a one-page essay followed by an interview that will take place in the beginning of April. For the application, pick up in Guidance. 

SIUE CODES Program and Scholarship - March 31, 2024 - Applicants must be a first-generation college student, Black, Latinx and/or Pell-eligible, Interested in research and active learning, be committed to the community, and must apply to SIUE. Scholars are awarded full tuition and fees for 4 years. CODES is a program of study in addition to a scholarship. The program is cohorted and students receive extensive support in their first year of college. They also engage in hands-on learning with community partners. For more information and the application, click here

Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) for Medical and Social Work - March 31, 2024 - This scholarship provides financial assistance to students receiving education or training in a direct/indirect health-care services discipline and assists in providing an adequate supply of such personnel for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 100% of tuition and required fees are paid, a monthly stipend amount of (currently) $1200 is paid directly to the participant and an additional annual stipend amount is issued to help cover books, paper, computer etc. For more information and the application, click here

IMCAP N. G. Cowan Scholarship - March 29, 2024 - This scholarship is for young adults enrolled in vocational or trade school programs and can be used vocational training expenses for tuition, fees, tools, uniforms, and books. For more information and the application, click here or pick up in Guidance. 

Rotary District 6510 Gregory F. Yank Servant Leader - April 1, 2024 - This scholarship will award $2,500 to each recipient. Some requirements include, residing in Rotary District 6510, or attend a College/University/Trade School within the district, have a B average or better, resume of school involvement and leadership roles. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance. Ask Ms. Nast for transcripts and scanning the application if needed.

Crosswalk Community Action Agency Scholarship - April 1, 2024 - Scholarships will be awarded to Franklin, Williamson, Jefferson and Jackson county recipients. Scholarships range from $1,500-$4,000. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance. 

Arnolia Boone Memorial Scholarship - April 19, 2024 - The Mu Eta Zeta Graduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. was chartered in Carbondale in 1983. This scholarship was created to recognize the Triumphant Soror Arnolia Boone, a Mu Eta Zeta Chapter charter member. This award can be given in an amount up to $500 each. Eligibility requirements include, being a permanent Jackson Co resident, female 2023/2024 high school graduate with at least a 2.5 GPA, submit an official document reflecting unconditional admission into a college or university for the Fall semester of 2024. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance.

Ben "Big Red" Arbeiter Memorial Agriculture Scholarship - April 30, 2024 - Applicants must be a senior or graduate of an accredited high school in Jackson Co. Preference will be given to MHS graduates. Must be a full-time student (12 credit hours or equivalent) for the fall of 2024. This scholarship may be used at the college, university, community college or trade school of their choice. Students may reapply to the program for up to four years if they meet eligibility requirements. For more information and the application, pick up in Guidance.

College Board Scholarship Drawing-Earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships by completing steps on BigFuture. Log in to your account, complete steps on your dashboard, and earn entries to win. One step completed = one entry in each monthly scholarship drawing. There are drawings starting January of your sophomore year until February of your senior year. Click here to enter. 

The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation Cybersecurity is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation is working hard to address the current cyber skills shortage by developing and championing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, through the provision of $2 million in college scholarships and $13.8 million in cybersecurity training. Qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition through CyberStart America; an exciting gamified learning platform that will build and challenge your cybersecurity skills.

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 accountbe 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. 

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