Outside Scholarships

Outside or private donor scholarships are those which are sponsored by local community organizations, banks, churches, clubs, businesses and employers.  Current high school students are also encouraged to check with their high school's guidance for scholarship opportunities.  Each donor has its own application process.  Please contact the individual donor with any questions you might have.  

Parkland College Foundation Scholarships
Special Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

Champaign County Extension Education Foundation Scholarship

The Champaign County Extension Education Foundation announces the availability of at least one scholarship for adult recipients.          

Deadline: April 15, 2021  Amount:  $1,000

Clarence and Marie Medley Conservation Scholarship

The Henry County Natural Area Guardians will offer one (1) $500 scholarship to a college student presently in their sophomore or junior year at an institution. Student should be pursuing a career in the area of conservation and/or the environment.         

Deadline: May 5, 2021  Amount:  $500

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative Scholarship

The Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative is currently offering six scholarships to area students.  Two of the cooperative's core principles are commitment to community and education.  CMEC’s educational programs ensure that they are educating our members as well as educating future members within our community.             

Deadline: April 30, 2021  Amount: $500

Gilman & Gilman-McCain Scholarships

The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 (or $8,000 including the Critical Need Language Award) for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and Federal Pell Grant recipients to participate in in-person or virtual international programs.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides $5,000 scholarships for child dependents of active duty military personnel who receive any type of Title IV Federal Financial Aid to study or intern abroad.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.  Scholarships are available for high school students planning to attend college and for community college students transferring to a university.

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a need based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills.  For more information, contact Barb Hughes at blhughes3@gmail.com or 217/369-0802.   

Deadline: Ongoing  Amount: Up to $3,000


The UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program aims to address the racial imbalance in the healthcare workforce that can potentially exacerbate health disparities in Black communities. Scholarship, academic and career development support will be given to students who are interested in a career in healthcare, but who might otherwise not have an opportunity to go beyond their high school diploma to earn a credential.

Deadline: April 15, 2021  Amount: Up to $5,000


Other Scholarship Opportunities