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

Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) Scholarship

The Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) is pleased to announce the availability of up to seven (7) scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships will be presented at the annual ICCFA Teaching and Learning Excellence Conference held at the I Hotel in Champaign, Illinois on Friday, November 12.  Deadline: August 1, 2020  Amount: $1,000

Orange & Blue 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.  Deadline: May 31, 2020  Amount: $1,000

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 

Other Scholarship Opportunities