Local Scholarships for the MCHS Class of 2018

Listed below are the scholarship opportunities offered by local businesses and organizations to the MCHS Class of 2018. These scholarships are easy to apply for and the winners will be announced at HONORS NIGHT on April 23, 2018. 

Academic Performing Scholarship
$250 (1 scholarship)

The Children's Theater will be awarding this scholarship to someone who excels in both the classroom and on-stage. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have been involved in performing arts at MCHS, as well as be planning to continue her/her education at the collegiate level. Application deadline is March 13, 2018.

Allison Rivera Memorial Literary Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)
Prerequisite: Applicant must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university. Applicant must demonstrate a passion for creative writing and literature. Applicant must submit one (1) letter of recommendation. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Allison Rivera Memorial Science Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university. Applicant must demonstrate a passion for science and must be considering a career in a science-related field. Applicant must submit one (1) letter of recommendation. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Channahon Federation of Teachers Scholarship
$250 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must have attended Channahon grade schools. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in the field of education. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Channahon Lions Club Scholarship 
$1,000 (3 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a resident of Channahon or Channahon Township and plan to enroll as a full-time student in a vocational training program or institute of higher learning as a full-time student in the field of humanitarian services. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Channahon-Minooka Chamber Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must reside within MCHS District #111 attendance boundaries and demonstrate leadership qualities and community involvement while possessing an outgoing personality and above-average academic abilities. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Channahon/Minooka Rotary Club Scholarship 
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be actively involved and service-minded during his/her high school career. Applicant must be a Channahon or Minooka resident and enrolling in his/her freshman year of either a 2- or 4-year college/university. One letter of recommendation and a copy of the applicant’s high school transcript is required. Application deadline is March 9, 2018 (deadline extended).

CIBC Bank USA Scholarship
$750 (2 scholarships: 1- male, 1 - female)
This scholarship was established to confirm the CIBC Bank’s commitment to supporting quality education. Applicants must be in good academic standing, demonstrate community involvement, must plan to attend a 2 or 4-year university/college, and must be planning to puruse a career in the field of business.  Application deadline is March 12, 2018.

Dr. John J. and Mildred Brinckerhoff Coady Scholarship 
$12,500 (1 scholarship)

Renewable up to three times for a total award of $50,000
Prerequisite: Applicant must be nominated by an MCHS student or staff member, or by any resident of the MCHS District 111 community. Applicant must demonstrate academic interest, achievement and potential. Applicant must show participation and leadership in curricular, extracurricular and community activities, and must be planning on attending an undergraduate institution of higher learning, normally an accredited four-year or two-year institution. Nomination form and application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Exelon Nuclear Scholarship 
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be planning to pursue a technical, science, or engineering degree at a community college, 4-year college, or similar institution. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Jean McCoy Memorial Nursing Scholarship 
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must provide the name of the college he/she will be attending. Applicant must plan to major in nursing or a health-related occupation. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Flint Hills Resources Discovery Scholarship
$1,500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, proven leadership skills, and demonstrated academic
success in math, science, technology and/or engineering. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in math,
science, engineering or a related field at a college/university, technical college or trade school. Application deadline
is March 1, 2018.


Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents. The scholarship must be utilized at institutions of
higher learning within the State of Illinois and applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-2019
school year. Applications will be available online at www.ilsheriff.org. Application deadline is March 15, 2018.

Kathleen Kenney Memorial Scholarship 
$500 (2 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must plan to pursue a career in education. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Lori Lyons Memorial Scholarship 
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a graduate of Channahon Junior High School and plan to pursue a career in early childhood education. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

“I’m with the (Marching) Band" Scholarship 
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must have been a member of the Marching Indians for four years, must be in good academic standing and must plan to attend college in the Fall of 2018. Applicant must also submit one (1) Reference Contact Information Sheet. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

John Martin Steele VFW Post 6049 Academic Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

The John Martin Steele VFW Post #6049 Auxiliary is offering an Academic Scholarship to a graduating senior at Minooka Community High School, who will be attending a two/four year accredited Institution of Higher Education, accredited trade school or apprenticeship program. Applicants must be a resident and graduating senior of Minooka Community High School, must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must be a son/daughter of an Honorably Discharged Veteran Parent, Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle or Sibling (a copy of the veteran’s DD214 may be required). Application deadline is March 19, 2018.

John Martin Steele VFW Post 6049 Auxiliary Academic Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

The John Martin Steele VFW Post #6049 Auxiliary is offering an Academic Scholarship to a graduating senior at Minooka Community High School, who will be attending a two/four year accredited Institution of Higher Education, accredited trade school or apprenticeship program. Applicants must be a resident and graduating senior of Minooka Community High School, must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must be a son/daughter of an Honorably Discharged Veteran Parent, Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle or Sibling (a copy of the veteran’s DD214 may be required). Application deadline is March 19, 2018.

Mark Smith Legacy Scholarship 
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be planning on pursuing a career in Education. Applicant must be active in school and/or community. A one-page essay and one (1) letter of recommendation must be submitted. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Martha A. Slyter Elementary Education Scholarship 
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a current high school senior and resident of Grundy County. Student must be planning to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or university and major in elementary education. Applicant must provide two (2) letters of recommendation and high school transcript with the application. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Mary Pat Collins Memorial Scholarship 
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a current high school senior enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university and pursuing a career in education. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a staff member. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Masonic Mazon Lodge Scholarship 
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a full-time high school student who ranks in the top 40% of his or her class at the end of seven high school semesters. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

MCHS Orchesis Dance Company Scholarship
$750 (2 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicants must be a senior and a current MCHS student. The applicants must be a member of the
MCHS Orchesis Dance Company for a minimum of 2-years, be in good academic standing of 3.0 or above, and
planning on attending a 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2018. Applicants must also submit two (2)
letters of recommendation. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Michael Mizerka Legacy Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, must demonstrate interests relatable to the scholarship, and must be attending a college or university to pursue a higher education. Scouting participation is a bonus. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.


Minooka Indian Athletic Booster Scholarship 
$750 (8 scholarships: 4 - male, 4 - female)

Prerequisite: Applicants are evaluated on a tabulation of GPA, SAT scores, and number of sports participated in while at MCHS. Applications from students who have received a full-ride scholarship from a school that legally restricts that recipient from receiving further funding will not be considered. Applicants must provide a copy of their SAT scores upon submitting their application. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Minooka Lions Club Scholarship 
$750 (17 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college or university, or trade school. Applicants will be evaluated according to the following rubric: 1/3 of your score will be based on in-school activities, 1/3 based on out-of-school activities, and 1/3 on essayApplication deadline is March 5, 2018.

Minooka Women’s Club Scholarship 
(Now open to males and females) 
$500 (11 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a graduate of MCHS Class of 2018 (male or female). Applicant must be planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Rezin “Heart and Ambition" Scholarship
Scholarship $500 (1 Scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be planning to continue his/her education at either a college/university or a trade/
technical school. The applicant must demonstrate “heart and ambition” in school and life. There is no GPA
component for this scholarship. Applicant must submit one (1) letter of recommendation from an adult. Application
deadline is March 5, 2018.


Shorewood HUGS Scholarship 
$500 (5 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicants must be a graduating high school senior attending Minooka Community High School, Joliet Township (West Campus) High School, or Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA). Applicants must plan to further his or her education at a junior college, college, university, or certified trade school. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must provide a copy of the most recent report card and one (1) letter of recommendation. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Simotes Motor Family Scholarship - Baseball 
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a senior male who has participated in the MCHS baseball program. Applicant must plan on attending a 2- or 4- year college or university and participate in an athletic program. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Simotes Motor Family Scholarship - Boys Basketball 
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a senior male who has participated in the MCHS boys basketball program. Applicant must plan on attending a 2- or 4- year college or university and participate in an athletic program. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Simotes Motor Family Scholarship - Football 
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a senior male who has participated in the MCHS football program. Applicant must plan on attending a 2- or 4- year college or university and participate in an athletic program. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Simotes Motor Family Scholarship - Girls Basketball 
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a senior female who has participated in the MCHS girls basketball program. Applicant must plan on attending a 2- or 4- year college or university and participate in an athletic program. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Simotes Motor Family Scholarship - Girls Volleyball
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a senior female who has participated in the MCHS girls volleyball program. Applicant must plan on attending a 2- or 4- year college or university and participate in an athletic program. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.25 or higher. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

St. Mary’s Parish, Minooka Scholarship 
$500 scholarship

Prerequisite: This scholarship is only available to St. Mary’s parishioners. Please contact the church directly at 815-467-2233 for information.

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