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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)! - Soon Approaching Deadlines - By enabling students to fund their education through exclusive funding opportunities, broadens access to that education in an affordable and sustainable way. There are many different types of scholarship opportunities listed on this website. Awards range anywhere from $500-$5,000. For more information and the applications, click here

Tommie L. Rayford Memorial Scholarship - April 30, 2024 - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Zeta Amicae of Carbondale will award a scholarship to a deserving young woman as she prepares for the future at a college or university. applicants must have a history of community service, be an ethnic minority female graduating from high school in 2024 with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, and be able to document your acceptance letter to a college or university for the summer or 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.

Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association Annual Meeting Scholarship - July 5, 2024 - Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded by drawing at EECA's Annual Meeting on July 11, 2024. Eligibility includes that the applicant must be a member, or dependent of a member, in good standing of EECA, and must have been a member one year prior to July 11, 2024. Must be enrolled or applied to a two or four-year college, university or vocational school for the Fall 2024 term. 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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