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Best Colleges of All Kinds - This website list and offers contact information for virtually all post-secondary
schools, colleges, and universities in the state of your choice.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is the first step in the financial aid process. A FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal financial aid programs. In addition, some colleges use it to award institutional aid. The application is available at no fee charged to the student. The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available online starting October 1, 2016. www.fafsa.gov Students who are planning to graduate early to attend college will need to complete last year’s FAFSA ( 2016-2017 FAFSA) as soon as possible if they want access to student loans or grant money for the Spring (2017) semester.
Information that is needed to complete the FAFSA:
1. Social Security Number, for yourself
and your parent(s)
2. Records of income, such as income earned from work and business, child support paid or received and any other untaxed income. If available, refer to the W-2 forms or Federal Tax Return IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.
3. Information about assets, such as savings, certificates of deposit, stock options, bonds, 529 plans and other college saving programs; and investment real estate, business and farm.
4. Driver’s License number, if you have one
5. FSA ID # - An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Use this link to create your FSA ID #.
Note to applicant:
It is essential that you apply as soon as possible! Applicants need to understand that they may use records of income from the previous year to file their FAFSA. Applying early will make it possible for eligible applicants to have a chance to secure available grants ($$$$). Some grants are given on a first come first serve basis. Applicants will need to UPDATE their FAFSA after new year financial information is available.
Eastern Star Scholarship The Herman Chapter #95 is offering a $500 scholarship to a family member of the Order of Eastern Star. Applicants must be a graduating seniors of Hillsboro High School and be pursuing a college education or vocational training. Application needs to be submitted to HHS counseling office by April 28, 2016.Eastern Star Scholarship (PDF)
The Illinois Agri-Women are excited to annouce four scholarships for females who will be studying agriculture and three scholarships for female students who have attending the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference during their high school experience.
Find more information and applications here.
Four $1500 scholarships for a graduating high school senior who intends to be an agriculture educator. Complete the application here!
WCFA Agent of Change
Three $1000 scholarships to students who attended at least one Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference. One high school senior, one current college student, and one current graduate student will be awarded. Complete the application here!
Hillsboro FFA Alumni Scholarship The Hillsboro FFA Alumni has established a scholarship to assist Hillsboro FFA seniors pursue a degree in a post-secondary institution. Application is due in the counselor's office by April 21, 2017.
Hillsboro Area Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Program The Scholarship and Grant Program of the Hillsboro Area Hospital Auxiliary is designed to give financial aid to persons who will train in the healthcare field. The Auxiliary administers three separate awards to serve this purpose: the Mae Seward Sorrells Nursing Scholarship, the Montgomery County Health Improvement Scholarship and the Hillsboro Area Hospital Scholarship. Graduating seniors need to be aware that the Montgomery County Health Improvement Scholarship are only for students entering their second year of college in a nursing program. Applicant must submit their scholarship application to Sue White by April 24, 2017.
Hutton Scholarship The Hutton Scholarship is a
scholarship that is awarded to a graduating senior from one of five (5) high
schools (Litchfield, Hillsboro, Raymond, Gillispie, or Mt. Olive). The balance
of the money remaining in the scholarship fund is left to the committee to
award to applicants who may be current graduates or continuing students. This
is a NEEDS BASED scholarship that is awarded to a student who will be attending
a college, trade school, or training that will lead to a professional degree,
certification, or experience towards a future career. Applications must be
mailed by the student to arrive at American Legion-Hutton Scholarship P.O. Box
1, Litchfield, IL 62056 no later than April 20.
Robert Cleveland and Ken Dodge Memorial Scholarship The FranCenter is offering $500 Scholarships for student with learning disabilities and who are seniors attending Illinois high schools. Applicants must be completed and submitted scholarship packet prior to May 1, 2017. FranCenter, 1510 Plainfield Rd. Suite 1, Darien, IL 60561 • 630.541.8162 Scholarships will be awarded on July 1, 2017. Please see the attachments for additional information.Robert Cleveland and Ken Dodge Memorial Scholarship (PDF)
https://www.raise.me/ - micro scholarships, institutional scholarships, etc...
http://blogs.uis.edu/scholarship_stories/ - University of Illinois-Springfield Scholarship Blog
http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/resources/accounting-scholarships/ - Accounting Scholarships