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Scholarships For Students

Each year donors in the Danville Area present monetary awards to DACC students. Each of the donors determines the criteria for selection of the scholarship recipients.  Approximately 200 awards are presented  yearly. Recipients acknowledge their Donors at the annual Honors Program held in September. Scholarship applications are available in the DACC Foundation office as well as distributed across campus and at the WIA/JTP "One Stop" location at the Illinois Employment Security office. Scholarships are distributed with specific deadlines throughout the year. For more information click here  DACC Foundation web page.

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ISAC This site is sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and provides information regarding State & Federal financial aid programs as well as information regarding scholarships. It offers complete college planning materials and resources. http://www.isac.org
 

Illinois schools and organizations are very active in promoting financial aid awareness. To review a Calendar of Events throughout the state visit the College Awareness & Preparation website. You will find FAFSA workshops and admission information. DACC hosts a FAFSA Workshop and Awareness activity in the month of February (click here for other Important Dates).


Another search opportunity is fastWEB, which is a free service.

Fastweb.comFastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans available to students.
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Additional Scholarship Opportunities:


Orphan Foundation of America

Applicants Must:

  • have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months prior to their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
  • have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
  • be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from FC2S
  • have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States, U.S. Citizenship is not required.


Click here for furhter information on the programs and the applications. www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/

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The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential. Click Here for more information.


Hispanic Scholarship FundThe Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF was founded in 1975 with a vision to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans-the largest minority segment of the U.S. population. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. Headquartered in San Francisco, HSF has opened regional offices in Southern California, the Southwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, and the Midwest. In addition, HSF launched the Washington, D.C.-based Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute to generate public partnerships in support of its work. During its 30-year history, HSF has awarded more than 73,000 scholarships totaling nearly $170 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam who have attended more than 1,700 colleges and universities. Click here for more information and scholarship application.


Organization of Chinese Americans      Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of nearly 12 million Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. The Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc. (OCA) has been provided with funding from the Avon Foundation to fund college scholarships for Asian Pacific American (APA) women who will be entering their first year of college.  Click here for more information.


United Negro College Fund: A mind is a terrible thing to wasteUnited Negro College Fund  is a fund-raising consortium of 39 private, fully accredited, four-year, historically black colleges and universities. As an educational assistance organization, The College Fund provides operating assistance to its 39 member colleges and universities, administers over 400 scholarship programs for African American students, provides technical assistance for HBCUs, and conducts research and data collection on African American education. In its 55 year history, UNCF has raised over $1.4 billion to promote higher education achievement in the African American community and has helped to graduate over 300,000 African Americans from undergraduate and graduate programs.Click here for more information.


Phi Theta Kappa   International Honor Society of the Two Year College

PTK Partnerships for Scholarship Opportunities:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (web page listed above) or phone 1- (277)-473-4636
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation contact by phone 1-(800)498-6478 or at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org


From:  Ripon College in Wisconsin scholarships available to transfer students, including students active in Phi Theta Kappa.  Students must have 18 or more transferable credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). You may visit the college's web site at www.ripon.edu or call 1-800-94-RIPON for more information.



DOE Scholars ProgramThe U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program will provide students and recent graduates with experiences and training that will prepare and motivate them to pursue careers with DOE.   Learn more about this great opportunity at their WEB site: U.S. Department of Energy


ATTENTION Armed Service Members-

The DACC Foundation has received information on the following scholarship opportunity: Tillman Military Scholarships - The Pat Tillman Foundation <http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/> has announced that the new Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program is accepting applications.  Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program include veterans and active service members of both pre- and post-9/11 service; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependants of service members (children and spouses).     Applications can be found at this website:  http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/


McKendree College is committed to attracting the best and brightest students from Illinois’ outstanding community college system and to making its educational opportunity financially accessible to every well-qualified student in the state.

Significant SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
are available enabling Illinois community college students to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from McKendree College. McKendree College will provide scholarships valued at $9,000 per year ($18,000 over 2 years) to qualified Illinois community college graduates. In addition, assuming that satisfactory academic progress is maintained, McKendree College is committed to insuring that every scholarship recipient will always have their demonstrated financial need met during their four semesters at McKendree.  Specifically, when combined with other sources of aid, tuition and fees, and room and board will never exceed a family’s ability to pay.  (Based upon the free application for federal student aid).

To qualify for a scholarship an individual must have received or will receive an Associate’s Degree from an Illinois community college, have at least a 3.0 grade point, be recommended by an Illinois community college, be a resident of the state of Illinois and be admitted to McKendree College.
To apply for admission to McKendree College, an individual can go to the McKendree College website at transfer@mckendree.edu or telephone McKendree College at 1-800-BEARCAT ext. 6831.

Founded in 1828, McKendree College is located 20 minutes east of St. Louis, in Lebanon, Illinois.  McKendree offers 40 areas of study to students from all corners of the United States and many international countries.


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is sponsoring the Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Program, offering support to undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines across the United States. Program participants receive a scholarship, NASA internship and access to a wealth of professional development opportunities. The Program offers:

*A one year competitive scholarship* covering up to one-half of tuition and fees, not to exceed $10,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable through the student's junior year pro-vided that all eligibility criteria continue to be met.

*Support from MUST Professional and Academic Support System (PASS)* providing scholars with an online student community and professional development/leadership training.

*A $6,000 (10-week summer internship stipend) to participate* plus transportation and location allowance not to exceed $1,000. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a paid intern-ship at one of ten nationwide NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) centers.

*Invaluable resources, insight, and experience to further STEM education and career aspirations from the MUST Consortium*, comprised of three member organizations: the *Hispanic College Fund*, the *United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation*, and the *Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers*.

Eligibility Requirements:
   *  Be a U.S. citizen. Students from underrepresented groups  (women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals from rural and low-income communities) are encouraged to apply.
   *  Reside in the United States or a U.S. Territory.
   *  Be a college freshman, sophomore or junior and hold full-time academic status at an accredited college or university for the 2009-2010 academic year.
   *  Earn and maintain a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted).
   *  Be enrolled in STEM disciplines whose majors are aligned with NASA's core competencies (physical science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degree).
Information and online application can be found at: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Motivating_Undergraduates_Science_Technology.html


The Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association Student Scholarship Award and Community College Scholarship Award.  The Student Scholarship Award is for students pursuing a 4 year degree in land surveying or in a related science.   The Community College Scholarship is for students pursuing a degree associated with the land surveying profession.   Applications are due by December 1.    Students may come to the DACC Foundation Office to pick up an application.


The makers of Tylenol have an opportunity for $250,000 in scholarships to healthcare students.
Apply today to receive one $5000 grant (20 awarded) or $1000 grant (150 awarded)  being offered to undergraduate and graduate students in health-related fields of study. Go to www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship for applications and information. 


 

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)  is offering:   Paid internships in multiple fields and disciplines   * Scholarships of up to $12,000* for undergraduate and graduate students.  The posters and fliers can be found in the DACC Foundation office on the 2nd floor of Vermilion Hall . You can also go to www.TheIHS.org   for more information about programs or apply online.


Tulane University Transfer scholarship - up to $22,000 per year for eligible students. There are scholarships for Collegiate Achievement, as well as Phi Theta Kappa Awards.  You must submit completed application materials to be considered for scholarships and there is NO APPLICATION FEE for transfer students.  Visit www.tulane.edu/~admiss for more information, or call 1-800-873-9283.


Missouri State University offers a Missouri Outreach Graduate Opportunity (MOGO) Scholarship for out-of-state and international students which can significantly reduce the cost of out-of-state course fees.  Visit www.missouristate.edu for more information, or email Tobin Bushman at tobinbushman@missouristate.edu.

Roscoe Pulliam Memorial Scholarship (SIUC Alumni Association) *- Criteria for this scholarship is as follows:  1) Child, grandchild or sibling to an alumnus of SIUC who is a current member of the SIU Alumni Association.  2) An admitted or currently enrolled undergraduate student registered for a minimum of 12 semester hours.    3) Transfer students should have a cum. GPA of 3.5 for all colleges attended and provide all transcripts.   4) Financial need will be considered.   For more information and the application, go to www.siualumni.com/pulliam


Rebecca and Jerry Kill Alumni Association Scholarship (SIUC Alumni Association)* - Criteria for this scholarship is as follows:  1) Incoming transfer student admitted to SIUC for the fall 2009 semester.  2) 3.0 cum. GPA as calc. by SIU Office of Admissions.  3) Preference given to those with financial need. 4)  Preference given to child, grandchild or sibling to an alumnus of SIUC who is a current member of the SIU Alumni Association.   For more information and the application, go to www.siualumni.com/killscholarship.  


John W. Maitland, Jr.-Joseph F. Warner Long-Term Care Nurses Scholarship Fund (Illinois Health Care Association IHCA)* -  Up to ten scholarships with award amounts up to $1,000/scholarship will be awarded to individuals seeking to pursue nursing degrees and employment in long-term care in Illinois.   Must have been accepted into a nursing program.   Must be working in an IHCA-member assisted living, long-term care facility or DD facility/program either full-time or part-time or be a full-time student in a nursing program and have expressed an interest in long-term care nursing.   Applications are available in the DACC Foundation Office or online at www.ihca.com.  


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