Student Scholarship Information

The application window for the 2023 PPS Foundation Scholarships is now open!

The links to each application along with their major pre-requisites are listed below.  The submission deadline for all applications is March 1st.  Scholarship award winners will be notified by the middle of May 2023.  If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Jen Adler at jennifer.adler@psd150.org

 

Information About Our Scholarships:

Information for Manual High School Seniors

Information for Peoria High School Seniors

Information for Richwoods High School Seniors

 

      Scholarships Available for any PPS Graduating Senior:

      Edward N. Woodruff Scholarship

      • $950 award available

      Elizabeth Rasmussen Scholarship

      • $1,000 award available
      • Must plan to become a teacher

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

      • Up to $3,700 award available
      • Must have hearing impairment and have received services in Central Illinois
      • Recipients may reapply each year after graduation

      John Dismuke Scholarship

      • $500 award available
      • Must plan to major in STEM related field
      • Must have minimum 3.0 GPA and played in a sport for more than 2 years (including senior year)

      John K. Garrett Scholarship

      • $500 award available
      • Must be involved in a service organization
      • Must have minimum 2.1 GPA

      John W. Gift Scholarship

      • Multiple $1,000 awards available
      • Preference to those planning to study a business related career
      • Must have minimum 2.75 GPA

      Kenny M. Ward III Scholarship

      • $1,000 award available
      • Must currently be in culinary arts program and planning to pursue a culinary arts degree after high school
      • Two letters of recommendation from staff required

      Laurie and Gregory Beard Scholarship

      • $1,000 award available
      • Must be enrolling in the College of Business at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      • Must have an interest in golf or tennis

      Urban Forestry Scholarship

      • $900 award available
      • Preference to those studying urban forestry or related field, but all majors can apply

       

      Scholarships Available for Manual Seniors Only:

      Chase White Memorial Scholarship

      • $1,000 award available

      NEW for 2023!  Coach Van "Honorary Scholarship"

      • $1,000 award available
      • Must have 2.3 GPA
      • Must be involved in an extracurricular activity for 1 year

      Genevieve Kroepel Cahail Award (no online application)

      • $3,500 award available
      • Must be nominated by a Manual teacher
      • Must plan to study physics or other science related field

      Manual High School/Eureka College Scholarship

      • $1,400 award available
      • Must plan to or currently attend Eureka College

      Nevada Buckley Manion Scholarship

      • Up to $5,500 available (may be split into multiple awards)
      • Must plan to attend a 4 year college and be unmarried

      Randy Simmons Scholarship for Manual High School

      • $1,000 award available

       

      Scholarships Available for Peoria High Seniors Only:

      Lieutenant Colonel Norman E. Emery (Ret) Scholarship

      • $1,000 award available
      • Must be enrolling in a 2- or 4-year college/accredited trades program OR plan on entering any branch of US military service (including National Guard or Reserves)

      Randy Simmons Scholarship for Peoria High School

      • $1,000 award available

       

      Scholarships Available for Richwoods Seniors Only:

      Diane Thannert Scholarship

      • Multiple $1,500 awards available
      • Must have participated in a women’s athletic program for at least 2 years

      Jamie Epstein Memorial Scholarship (no online application)

      • $2,500 award available
      • Must be nominated by a Richwoods teacher to receive the application

      Lynn Pastucha Scholarship (no online application)

      • $1,400 award available
      • Must be nominated by a Richwoods athletic coach
      • Must have played women’s varsity basketball at least 1 year and be in top 30% of class

      Randy Simmons Scholarship for Richwoods High School

      • $1,000 award available

      New for 2023!  Richwoods Class of 1971 Giving Back Scholarship

      • $2,000 award available
      • Must have 2.5 GPA
      • Must be involved in an extracurricular activity
      • Two letters of recommendation required

      Rick Snarr Enduring Spirit Scholarship (no online application)

      • Multiple $1,000 awards available
      • Must be nominated by a Richwoods athletic coach
      • Must have participated in a varsity level sport for at least 1 year and have a minimum 2.5 GPA

      Wayne Macomber Scholarship

      • $875 award available
      • Must have participated in soccer or choral music in high school for one year

      Zeb Gardner Memorial Scholarship (no online application)

      • One $500 award available
      • Must be nominated by Richwoods women's golf coach

      Additional Scholarships Opportunities for PPS students through CFCI:

      For a complete scholarship list of CFCI awards or more information on their program, CLICK HERE

       

      2022 Scholarship Request Form

      If you have been awarded one of the 2022 PPS Foundation Scholarships, please print a copy of the 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. 

       

      PPS Middle School Student Scholarships

      STEM IN THE SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP - (for graduating PPS 8th grade students to attend the High School STEAM Summer Camp at OSF's Jump Simulation Center from July 18-22) 

      MIKE MCCORD BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP - (for all current PPS 5th-7th graders (boys and girls!) to attend Coach Wardle's Bradley Basketball Camp in June 2022)