Scholarships

Scholarships

Most scholarships listed are awarded annually. Students interested in applying for scholarships may find scholarships through:

The Financial Aid Office

Scholarship notices are posted on the Financial Aid Office bulletin board.  In addition, students may apply to the Financial Aid Office for the following competitive scholarships.

KC Academic Achievement Scholarship-President's Scholar
Who is Eligible?

Value & Duration

When & How to Apply

Students graduating from In-district high schools in Spring 2018.

$1,000 scholarship per semester for four semesters (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019,
Spring 2020). Awarded to graduating in-district high school seniors who achieve a 3.75 or higher GPA at the time of application.

Recipients must complete 12 credit hours each semester and earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 to continue receiving the award.

Application period begins in January. 

  1. Complete Academic Scholarship Application

  2. Provide Statement of Educational goals and plans

  3. Submit a 7th semester high school transcript that includes your GPA.

Additional information can be found here.

Deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

KC Academic Achievement Scholarship-College Scholar
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Students graduating from In-district high schools in Spring 2018.

$500 scholarship per semester for two semesters (Fall 2018, Spring 2019). Awarded to graduating in-district high school seniors who achieve a 3.25-3.74 GPA at the time of application. This is a pilot scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Recipients must complete 12 credit hours each semester and earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 to continue receiving the award.

Application period begins in January. 
  1. Complete Academic Award Application
  2. Provide Statement of Educational goals and plans
  3. Submit a 7th semester high school transcript that includes your GPA.

Additional information can be found here.

Deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

KC Athletic Achievement Scholarship
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Member of: Men's Baseball or Basketball; Women's Basketball, Softball or Volleyball Awards pay toward tuition, fees, and/or books. Contact Athletic Director, team coach, or FAO.
KC Horticulture Club Achievement Scholarship
Who is Eligible?
Value & Duration
When & How to Apply
Students in the Horticulture Program
Pays toward in-district tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters
Applications are available in the Horticulture Department.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association/ Kishwaukee College Paul Simon Essay Contest
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Any student currently enrolled at Kishwaukee College during the spring semester of the application year. Scholarship for tuition and fees for the spring semester and possibility to win from the state tuition for subsequent fall term.

Applications are typically due in March. The essay topic is typically, "How my community college has changed my life." Information about the Paul Simon Essay Contest.

Chris and Katherine Boulos Foundation Scholarship
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Applicants must be a graduate of DeKalb High School or Sycamore High School who will attend Kishwaukee College full time. $100-1,000. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year only. A student who has received a previous Foundation scholarship must submit an application for each succeeding year. Applications are typically due April 1st of each year. Applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or First Midwest Bank (formally known as The National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore.)

The Kishwaukee College Foundation

The Foundation offers more than 50 scholarships to new and incoming students through its online application process. More information available on the Foundation webpage.

Additional Scholarships

Students are encouraged to check out local civic, service, and fraternal organizations for possible awards. Students usually have to be considered at least half-time (6 semester hours per term) to qualify for scholarships. In addition, various Internet scholarship search sites are available. Remember NEVER pay someone for a scholarship search.

Kishwaukee College Scholarship Resource Guide

 

The Following are a few scholarship search sites that are legitimate:

The College Board
College Toolkit Scholarship Search
CollegeNET’s MACH 25 Scholarship Database
FastWeb Scholarship Search
FinAid Scholarship Search
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
Scholarship Experts

Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students

American Indian College Fund
Bureau of Indian Education
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
National Urban League
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
United Negro College Fund