(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – January 24, 2023) Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the following scholarships. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The application link may be found on our website. https://southeasternillinois.org/students

ACHS BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship supports student-athletes continuing their education. The student must have played baseball for ACHS for at least 2 years including their senior year spring season.

BRUCE V. PENWELL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
The Bruce V. Penwell, Jr.  Nursing Scholarship provides scholarships to residents pursuing a nursing degree in three Illinois Counties: Effingham, Shelby, and Christian.

CROFT BROTHERS CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Croft Brothers Challenge Scholarship was created to provide educational opportunities to students with disabilities from any high school in Effingham County.

DELBERT AND MARADYL FACKLAM SCHOLARSHIP
The Delbert E. Facklam and Maradyl T. Hughes Facklam Scholarship was established to provide scholarships for Teutopolis High School graduating seniors.

DIANE SIEMER SCHOLARSHIP
The Diane Siemer Scholarship is open to all GED (General Equivalency Diploma) and Pathways graduates living in Effingham County.

DIETERICH EDUCATION ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Dieterich Community Education Scholarship was established to provide monies for tuition to graduating students from Dieterich High School in Illinois.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Established for Effingham County high school seniors and adults starting or continuing their education.

ELIZABETH ANN WEIDNER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for high school seniors pursuing secondary education in the areas of health, agriculture or the arts. Established by the friends and family of Elizabeth Ann Weidner.

JACK GRAHAM SCHOLARSHIP
Established for Effingham County graduates seeking a degree in health care, early childhood care or education, or vocational studies.

RAY, MARY AND TIM NIEBRUGGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Ray, Mary and Tim Niebrugge Scholarship was established to help students with financial needs in Effingham County continue their education. Multiple applicants may be awarded as funds are available.

ROY ROBSON AND ROMA JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Roy H. Robson and Roma M. Jackson Nursing Scholarship provide assistance to Effingham County graduates seeking a nursing degree.

THOMAS J. EPPLIN HEALTH PROFESSION SCHOLARSHIP
The Thomas J. Epplin Health Profession Scholarship supports students pursuing a minimum degree of Bachelor of Science in dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, or nursing. The scholarship is available for graduates of St. Anthony High School, Vandalia High School, and Pinckneyville High School.

Applicants must complete the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship application, a universal application that determines the applicant’s eligibility for one or more of the Community Foundation’s scholarships. Once submitted, applicants will provide supplemental information for additional applications.

Applicants will need a high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT scores (if applicable), and college financial aid information.

To apply, visit https://southeasternillinois.org/students to begin the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship Application. For more information, contact Kristen Bertrand, Program Officer, at 217.342.5413 or kristen@southeasternillinois.org.

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Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation was established in 2009 as a result of a merger between Effingham County Community Foundation (est. 1999) and Mattoon Area Community Foundation (est. 1980). Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managing permanent and non-permanent assets for the long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois.