Student Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended! The PPS Foundation's 2021 Scholarship Applications will now be available through Friday, March 5th. To apply please click the links below.

Questions about our scholarship program?   Please e-mail Jen Adler at


Scholarships Available for any PPS Graduating Senior

H.E.A.R. Scholarship for Graduating Seniors -

H.E.A.R Scholarship Renewal for Past Recipients -

Elizabeth Rasmussen Scholarship -

John W. Gift Scholarship -

Urban Forestry Scholarship -

John K. Garrett Scholarship -

Edward N. Woodruff Scholarship -

Laurie and Gregory Beard Scholarship -


Scholarships Available for Richwoods Seniors Only:

Wayne Macomber Scholarship -

Diane Thannert Scholarship -

Peoria Public Schools School Board Scholarship for Richwoods High School -

Lynn Pastucha Scholarship: no online application, must be nominated by a teacher

Jamie Epstein Memorial Scholarship: must be nominated by a teacher to receive the online application link


Scholarships Available for Manual Seniors Only:

Nevada Buckley Manion Scholarship -

Manual High School/Eureka College Scholarship -

Peoria Public Schools School Board Scholarship for Manual High School -

Genevieve Kroepel Cahail Award: no online application, must be nominated by teacher


Scholarships Available for Peoria High Seniors Only:

Kenny M. Ward III Scholarship - (for those in the Culinary Arts program)

Peoria Public Schools School Board Scholarship for Peoria High School


Scholarships Available for Students at Woodruff Career & Technical Center:

Peoria Public Schools School Board Scholarship for WCTC Students


Information About Our Scholarships:


PPS Middle School Student Scholarships:

  • Deirdre Purcell-Collins Math Award Scholarship (only for 7th grade female students nominated by their home Middle School Principal)Applications Now Available!
  • Mike McCord Memorial Scholarship (for all PPS 5th-8th grade boys to attend Coach Wardle's Bradley Basketball Camp Summer 2020)Applications available April 2021
  • NEW this school year! STEM in the Summer Scholarship (for the middle school students to attend summer camps in science, medicine, and mathematics at either JUMP Simulation center or ICC campus in Peoria).  Applications available soon


Congratulations to our 2020 PPS Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

The full list of the 2020 scholarship recipients can be found by clicking HERE.  An notification e-mail was sent out to the address listed on the applications in April 2020 to all applicants.  Scholarship recipients will also be receiving an official letter in the mail.  If a letter has not arrived by May 1st, please contact Jen Adler at Thank you to all who applied!  The PPS Foundation wishes the best of luck to everyone in pursuing your goals for your continuing education.   


2020 Scholarship Request Form

If you have been awarded one of the 2020 PPS Foundation Scholarships, please print a copy of the 2020 Scholarship Request Form HERE and mail to the Foundation office when ready.  All request forms, along with an official letter of enrollment verification can be turned into the Foundation office between May-August to make sure the scholarship funds arrive at the university before the beginning of Fall semester.  We must have a letter of enrollment verification before we can begin to process the scholarship check.