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Private Scholarships

Breast Cancer Car Donations Annual College Scholarship

Deadline Date: August 15, 2020

Description: With an increasingly complex and demanding world, successful solutions to our nation’s (and our world’s) problems require a solid education. As a leader in nonprofit fundraising, Breast Cancer Car Donations sees, up close, the many issues facing today’s society. What better way to help combat these problems than to help pave the way for tomorrow’s leaders? To put our money where our mouth is, we are announcing the Breast Cancer Car Donations Annual College Scholarship – supporting students pursuing STEM-related degrees.

Value of Scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner)

Major: STEM field of study

Additional Information and Application

Moline Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Application Information and Deadline: Applications must be complete by 11:59 pm on February 15, 2020.

How to apply for scholarships:
The Moline Foundation is pleased to announce the simplified form for the 2020 Scholarships. You only need to fill out one form for all scholarships! If you wish to apply for a scholarship based on financial need, please download your parent’s/guardian’s 1040 from last year with the social security and bank numbers marked out. Please send any uploads as PDFs.

How to Apply Information

List of 2020 Available Scholarships

2020 Crestline Custom Promotional Products Scholarship

Deadline Date: November 6th, 2020

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner)

Qualifications: U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. The winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to your college or university, or a college transcript.

Online Scholarship Application and Additional Information

Education.com is Awarding $20,000 in College Scholarships

We are offering two awards for teaching students from underrepresented groups this year.

Our Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship aims to make an impact in the lives of aspiring teachers in America. Twice per year, we award a teaching student with a $10,000 scholarship to further their educational goals. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Deadlines: June 30th and January 1st every year
  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool through 5th grade teacher (any discipline)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Our Building the Future Scholarship program supports those who have financial or diversity struggles because we understand the need for a diverse classroom to create a stronger community. Twice per year, we will award two talented aspiring early childhood education teachers with a $5,000 scholarship each towards their educational expenses. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented group
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline)
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates
  • Must be enrolled in an Education-related major (see scholarship page for details)
  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Open to students from all states
  • Scholarship winner must provide an official transcript for enrollment verification

You can find more detailed information on our scholarship awards at: https://www.education.com/scholarships/

The Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship


The Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship offers $1,500 to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields. The student may apply and use the money for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. The scholarship is sponsored by Michael Moody Fitness.

The 2020 program will be accepting scholarship applications from July 15th, 2019 until 1,000 scholarship applications are submitted or August 1st, 2020, whichever comes first. Your scholarship application MUST be one of the first 1,000 submitted by the deadline date.

Who is eligible for a Student Scholarship?

Applicants to the Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship must:

  • e United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico.
  • Be current high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, and participation and leadership in school activities and work experience.
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields.
  • Be enrolled in the following majors: Athletic Training, Personal Training, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Health and Physical Fitness, Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation Management, Health Sciences, or another related major.
What will be awarded?

The Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship must be used for education-related expenses for undergraduate or graduate study only. The one (1) recipient receiving the $1,500 scholarship award must use it during the 2020-2021 academic year.

How do I apply?

To begin, the student must visit http://www.michaelmoodyfitness.com/student-scholarship-chicago/ to apply.

Students should gather the following information needed for the application process:

  • Details of outstanding achievement in school
  • List of involvement in school and community activities
  • List of work experience
  • Current high school or university cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale

Only electronic scholarship applications received through the above process will be considered. Paper copies of applications, resumes or other materials will not be accepted.

Privacy policy

Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Michael Moody Fitness. No additional contact will be made unless additional documents are needed and/or the applicant is a finalist. No information is collected from the site visitor.

Are any documents required?

No documents are to be sent to Michael Moody Fitness at this time. Scholarship applicants selected for further consideration will be notified by email to submit high school or university transcripts and an applicant appraisal confirming the academic achievement. Do not send any materials until invited to do so.

When is the program open period?

Only the first 1,000 scholarship applications will be considered. If the program reaches 1,000 scholarship applications before the deadline date of August 1st, 2020, then the program will automatically close. Your scholarship application MUST be one of the first 1,000 submitted electronically.

How are recipients selected?

Selection of recipients is a two-stage process. The first stage will be the selection of semifinalists. A winner will be chosen from the selected finalists during the second stage.

Primary consideration will be given to the applicant’s non-academic and academic outstanding achievements as well as the answers to the essay questions on the online scholarship application.

Semifinalists and the finalists will be notified by email and may be asked to submit further information including a current transcript of grades and an appraisal from an unrelated adult who is closely involved with their achievements and knowledgeable about their accomplishments.

All finalists and recipients are selected by Michael Moody Fitness. All decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. The program is competitive; not all applicants will be selected as semifinalists or finalists; not all finalists will be selected as recipients.

How and when will I be notified?

All applicants will be notified of their status via email in early August 2020. The email address on file must be active and you must check your email regularly. Finalists will receive instructions regarding further documentation required for recipient selection.

How and when are scholarships paid?

Payment is made in one installment in September, 2020.
Revival Fitness LLC issues checks on behalf of Michael Moody Fitness.
Checks are made payable to the school for the recipient’s account.

Michael Moody Fitness reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

Questions about the application process?

Email: michael@michaelmoodyfitness.com

CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship

We are excited to announce our company’s annual $2,500 manufacturing scholarship, which is available to college or trade students in manufacturing or engineering.

To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited trade school, 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Only students earning a degree in manufacturing, engineering or related fields are eligible to apply.

Amount: $2500

Description: This award is available for students pursuing a certification, certificate, associates, or bachelors in manufacturing or a related area of study.

Deadline: Submissions will no longer be accepted after January 17, 2020.

Scholarship Award: $2,500 Awarded on February 3, 2020.

More information and application is available online at: https://cncmachines.com/scholarship/

2019 Straight North STEM Scholarship

Deadline date: August 1, 2019

Detailed description: With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up. The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2019. Winners will be announced August 15.

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner), $250 book scholarships (2 runner ups)

Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study, and attending an accredited college or university.

Link to scholarship: https://www.straightnorth.com/scholarship/

Project NOW Community Action Agency - Community Services Block Grant Scholarship Program

The Program

Project NOW, Inc. CAA is very pleased to offer the Community Services Block Grant Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to low-income and disadvantaged persons of high academic attainment or potiential with preference given to applicants of racial or ethnic minorities. The scholarships provide formal education or occupational training at an accreditied Illinois institution to CSBG income-eligible clients with particular consideration given to fields of study in high technology areas or other growth occupations. Education and training made possible through the scholarships include short-term training(two years or less) in high technology or growth occupations skills, or general post-secondary education. Scholarship awards including the name, field of study intended and city of each recipient will be released to the local print media.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

  • Reside in Rock Island, Henry or Mercer Counties
  • Be planning to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an Illinois accreditied two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school
  • Show financial need
  • Be CSBG income-eligible

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive up to a $500 award, which must be used for educational expenses.

Additional Information and Application

Maggie Webb Memorial Scholarship

The Maggie Webb Memorial Scholarship is intended to provide funds to deserving students graduating from Moline High School who plan to obtain a university or college degree. One scholarship will be awarded in 2019.

Requirements: Applicants should apply online at www.molinefoundation.org. All scholarships must be submitted by midnight on Friday, March 15, 2019. All reference letters need to be mailed to The Moline Foundation 1601 River Drive, Suite 210, Moline, Illinois 61265 with a postmark on or before March 15, 2019.

Scholarship candidates must:

  • be a current graduating senior high school student from Moline High School.
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • provide proof of class rank and a transcript of seventh semester courses.
  • show community involvement (with at least one service oriented activity in place of worship, school or community).
  • submit an essay to the Scholarship Selection Advisory Committee answering the question "If you leave this earth tomorrow, what would be your legacy? (350 words or less).
  • Submit 2 letters of reference and a transcript.

All applications are online on The Moline Foundation website: www.molinefoundation.org or contact Susan Zelnio, szelnio@molinefoundation.org or call (309) 736-3800 if you have further questions.

About The Moline Foundation

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts, and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts for all citizens in a seven-county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough Counties in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

Capital Auto Auction STEM Scholarship

Deadline date: August 15, 2019

Detailed description: To help provide more individuals with the opportunity to get a solid education, Capital Auto Auction is awarding a scholarship to support students pursuing STEM-related degrees.

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university.


Additional Private Scholarships

Additional private scholarships are listed on the Macomb private scholarship page.

Faculty and Staff:

Please forward any additional outside Scholarship information to the WIU-QC Scholarship Office:
Curtis Williams


Private Scholarships are scholarships offered by providers who are not directly affiliated with Western Illinois University and the recipients may or may not be WIU students. There are many private scholarships available, as well as national scholarship search organizations. However, it is important that you educate yourself with the scholarship provider ensure the company is reputable before completing an application. Because these scholarships are through private sources, the WIU Scholarship Office cannot always verify their validity.

Avoid Scholarship Scams

Be aware of financial scams when researching and applying for private scholarships. Avoid scholarship agencies and applications that require a fee, guarantee financial assistance, or require attendance at a seminar. Be wary of completing an application or process that asks for personal information such as bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security number. Read the fine print!