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March
 
Outside Scholarship Opportunities - March 2015 Deadlines
 
Please visit the individual websites for complete information.
 
Deadline: 3/1/2015.  African American, Native American, and Hispanic students planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field with outstanding academic records and a desire to pursue a career in the chemical sciences should apply.  $2,500 - $5,000
 
Deadline: 3/1/2015.  The AWC Springfield Chapter seeks promising communications students for its annual scholarship award.  Students must be rising juniors or seniors in college and be from Central Illinois or attending a college or university in Central Illinois.  $1,000
 
Deadline: 3/1/2015.  Currently enrolled full time college students planning to study the fields of marketing, advertising, and/or public relations are encouraged to submit a 500+ word essay sharing how you think digital marketing will develop in the next five to ten years.  Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  $500
 
Deadline: 3/1/2015. Several scholarship programs are offered through Illinois AMVETS for descendants of veterans and for students in JROTC.   High school seniors are eligible to apply. Award amounts vary
 
Deadline: 3/1/2015.   Students teaching or planning to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary level are eligible to apply for the fellowship.  Students must complete their bachelor's degree by August 31, 2015.  Fellowship provides funding for students to obtain their master's degree.  $24,000 over 2 years
 
Deadline: 3/1/2015.  Children of an active duty or reserve US Marine or US Navy Corpsman, veteran US Marine or US Navy Corpsman who has received an honorable discharge or was killed while serving with a minimum 2.0 GPA are eligible to apply.  Award amounts vary
 
Deadline: 3/1/2015.  Presbyterian Church USA members who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.  Students must attend a Presbyterian-related school (including Illinois College) and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Up to $1,500.
 
Deadline: 3/2/2015.  Graduating seniors from IC are invited to submit a 700 word essay titled "How my education at a PC (USA) - related college has shaped my faith and equipped me for significant service and leadership."  $1,000
 
Deadline: 3/2/2015.  The National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to pursue a career in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.  Up to $20,000 per year
 
Deadline: 3/3/2015.  Students are encouraged to apply by submitting an original creative image.   Any student who is or will be enrolled in college is eligible to apply.  $1,000
 
Deadline: 3/3/2015.  Application opens February 1, 2015.  Part-time or full-time associates who have worked for at least 6 consecutive months are eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  Up to $1,500
 
Deadline: 3/7/2015.  Students accepted into a Teacher Certification Program and going into their junior or senior year of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply.  $1,500
 
Deadline: 3/15/2015.  Women educators in the Jacksonville, Illinois area are encouraged to apply for this scholarship founded in memory of Adah Laura Coultas, a 1997 graduate of Jacksonville High School.  The intention of the scholarship is to provide women educators the opportunity to take classes for the sake of learning and to acquire knowledge they can use to be more effective with their students.  Varies
 
Deadline: 3/7/2015.  Students accepted into a Teacher Certification Program who graduated from a Kendall County high school and are going into their junior or senior year of study are eligible to apply.  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  $4,500
 
Deadline: 3/10/2015.  High school students over 16 and all currently enrolled college students (including graduate students) are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Students must complete an online application with an optional essay.  $500
 
Deadline: 3/15/2015.  High school seniors and currently enrolled college students with an interest in pursuing a data-focused or data science career are encouraged to apply.  Students must write an essay comparing three different database technologies of your choosing.  $3,500
 
Deadline: 3/30/2015.  Students pursuing a graduate level degree in speech language pathology and/or audiology with a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all course work.  $1,000
 
Deadline: 3/31/2015.  High school seniors preparing to enroll  in college and currently enrolled students are eligible to submit an essay for this scholarship.  Three topics are provided.  $1,000
 
Deadline: 3/31/2015.  Senior-level civil engineering students with an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology, or geotechnical disciplines are eligible to apply.  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be recommended by their academic advisor.  $5,000 - $10,000
 
Deadline: 3/31/2015.  High school seniors and currently enrolled college students are invited to create a video game concept.  Entries will be judged on creativity, thoroughness, clarity of objective, and plot.  $5,000
 
Deadline: 3/31/2015.  Currently enrolled undergrad and graduate students in the US and Canada are encouraged to submit a 500 - 1000 word essay.  Topic suggestions are provided.  $500
 
Deadline: 3/31/2015.  Eligible students must be legally blind in both eyes and demonstrate excellence in scholarship, community service, and leadership.  Both high school and currently enrolled college students are welcome to apply.  $3,000 - $12,000
  
Deadline: 3/31/2015.  High school seniors and currently enrolled college students with an interest in dogs and cats are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay discussing what you consider the greatest risk to American companion pet health and welfare is.  Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA.  $1,000
 
Deadline: 3/31/2015.  Students are encouraged to submit a creative and innovative marketing video to advertise a law firm.  This scholarship is open to all majors.  $500 - $1,000

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