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


Davis Property Management Scholarship

Davis Property Management is offering scholarships to three high school or college students.     

Deadline: June 30, 2021  Amount:  Up to $1,500

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.

Orange & Blue Scholarship Scholarship

U of I Community Credit Union is devoted to supporting higher education and encouraging the academic excellence of today’s youth.  With this commitment in mind, U of I Community Credit Union has developed a higher education scholarship program called the Orange & Blue Scholarship Program.

Available to members who are college-bound high school seniors, the scholarships are designed to benefit students attending the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and other Illinois colleges and universities.Through seven one-time scholarships annually, the Orange & Blue Scholarship Program will award selected high school seniors up to $1,000 based on the Illinois college of their choice for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Deadline: May 31, 2021  Amount: $1,000

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

  

Other Scholarship Opportunities