Our Opportunities

FALL 2020 applications will be accepted beginning JULY 13. Be sure to review pre-qualifying criteria for scholarships at prairiestate.edu/Foundation. Applicants MUST BE REGISTERED FOR FALL 2020 WHEN THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED, in order to have their application reviewed.

Any missing information / incomplete answers on the application will delay the review. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. It can take several weeks to receive an application response.

Applicants should contact the PSC Business Office to set up a payment plan, as a scholarship award cannot be used as a down payment. Awards will not be released until a tuition payment is made.

You will receive award offer notification, either way, VIA YOUR PSC STUDENT EMAIL. Thank you for your patience and understanding with the review process.

Before beginning the application, please note:

  • The attention you give to the application will be obvious to the Review Committee. _Please take your time and use your best writing skills. It is recommended to have your essays proofread.

  • Answer all questions to the best of your ability. Required fields are marked with an asterisk. The more information provided, the better understanding the Review Committee has to fairly award students.

  • Use the correct format (i.e. MS Word or PDF) for your essays. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR LAST NAME in the essays.

  • You may provide class or situation updates, as needed, to your application at any time. Please NOTIFY SUSAN at ssebastian@prairiestate.edu IF AN UPDATE HAS BEEN MADE.

  • If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save your application by clicking Save and Keep Editing at the bottom of the page.

  • Once completed, finished be sure to submit your application by clicking Finish and Continue.

  • The PSC Foundation strongly recommends that you meet with an Academic Advisor to create a customized Academic Plan for your success.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,500.00 Absolute Best Cleaning Services Scholarship
The ABC Cleaning Scholarship was established by Mr. John Finnin, an alumnus of Marian Catholic High School and PSC District resident. He is the...
The ABC Cleaning Scholarship was established by Mr. John Finnin, an...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Alex Lopez "Ray of Light" Scholarship
The Alex Lopez “Ray of Light” Foundation is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching, enhancing and supporting education excellence for...
The Alex Lopez “Ray of Light” Foundation is a non-for-profit...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Anonymous Family Donor Scholarship
Funds have been provided by a local south suburban family who wishes to assist in tuition costs for PSC students. Recipients must have a minimum...
Funds have been provided by a local south suburban family who wishes to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship
Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products that operates nearly 700...
Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Bloom High School Alumni Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Brian L. Sherman Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Charles Hayes St. Rest Lodge #5 Scholarship
The Charles Hayes Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Charles Hayes, an active member of the Chicago Heights Mason Lodge of Chicago Heights...
The Charles Hayes Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Charles...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Chester Michalowski Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Chief James Wade Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies College Council Scholarship
The College Council Scholarship was established by a group of Prairie State College employees that represent each College constituency group. The...
The College Council Scholarship was established by a group of Prairie...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Dale Haywood Memorial Scholarship
The Dale Haywood Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Dale Haywood, a retired Prairie State College mathematics professor. The...
The Dale Haywood Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mr....
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies David Berezin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The David Berezin Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to assist student majoring in Business.
The David Berezin Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to assist...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies DDP-MSI
The Dual Degree Program-Male Success Initiative (DDP-MSI) scholarship was established by former Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Linda...
The Dual Degree Program-Male Success Initiative (DDP-MSI) scholarship...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Dr. Terri L. Winfree Scholarship
The Dr. Terri L. Winfree Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Terri L. Winfree, the first female President of Prairie State College. For Dr....
The Dr. Terri L. Winfree Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Terri...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Dr. Timothy and Deborah Lightfield Returning Student Scholarship
The Dr. Timothy & Deborah Lightfield Returning Student Scholarship was established by Lois & Martin Anthonisen in honor of past PSC President Dr....
The Dr. Timothy & Deborah Lightfield Returning Student Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Emmy Bauer Memorial Scholarship
The Emmy Bauer Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a local resident who was interested in the arts and created both paintings and...
The Emmy Bauer Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a local...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Enbridge Company Industry Awareness Scholarship
The Enbridge Company Industry Awareness Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to Prairie State College students who reside in the Villages of...
The Enbridge Company Industry Awareness Scholarship provides scholarship...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Enhancement Organization of Olympia Fields Community Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Esta K. Schneider Home Services Worker Scholarship
In honor of the late, Mrs. Esta K Schneider, Dr. Melvin Schneider and his family and friends established the Esta K. Schneider Home Services Worker...
In honor of the late, Mrs. Esta K Schneider, Dr. Melvin Schneider and...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Father William T. O'Connor Memorial Endowed Latino Scholarship
The Father William T. O’Connor Memorial Endowed Latino Scholarship was established in honor of Father William O’Connor, Rev. William T. O’Connor,...
The Father William T. O’Connor Memorial Endowed Latino Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies First Generation Scholarship
The First Generation Endowed Scholarship was established to assist students who are the first in their families to attend college. The donors’...
The First Generation Endowed Scholarship was established to assist...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
varies Florence Kaplan Foundation Scholarship
The Florence Kaplan Foundation was created as a not-for-profit charitable organization for the benefit of other charities and college scholarships....
The Florence Kaplan Foundation was created as a not-for-profit...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Flossmoor Service League
Flossmoor Service League Scholarship was established to assist female students with tuition/fees and textbooks who are nearing degree completion.
Flossmoor Service League Scholarship was established to assist female...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Ford/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Scholarship
Ford Motor Company and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Endowed Scholarship Program was established in 1989 at 33 four-year...
Ford Motor Company and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Francis Meyer/Bank Calumet Endowment
Francis Meyer established endowments to continue funding charitable agencies and programs he supported, in perpetuity. His family has deep roots in...
Francis Meyer established endowments to continue funding charitable...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Harold Kummelehne Scholarship for Fire Science
Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate in Fire Science with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need must be proven through the...
Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate in Fire...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Helene & James Sherman, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
The Helene & James Sherman, M.D. Memorial Scholarship was was started by Dr. Norman & Mrs. Clare Sherman in memory of their two adult deceased...
The Helene & James Sherman, M.D. Memorial Scholarship was was started by...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Homewood Rotary Club Scholarship
The Homewood Rotary Foundation scholarship assists Surgical Technology students (age 25 or older) in difficult financial circumstances who have...
The Homewood Rotary Foundation scholarship assists Surgical Technology...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF) Health Trust Scholarship
The Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF) Health Trust Scholarship (also known as the Marilyn Casey Scholarship) was established to...
The Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF) Health Trust...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Jay Marshall Three Sheeter Scholarship
The Jay Marshall/Three Sheeters Endowed Scholarship is funded by the Chicago area chapter of the Three Sheeters, an entertainers’ organization...
The Jay Marshall/Three Sheeters Endowed Scholarship is funded by the...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Jim Campbell Scholarship
The Jim Campbell Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Jim Campbell, a devoted educator for 48 years. The scholarship provides tuition...
The Jim Campbell Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Jim...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Judy Hoffman Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Judy Hoffman, wife of the late Manny Hoffman, former mayor of Homewood, Illinois, had strong ties to the local community. She was the first...
Mrs. Judy Hoffman, wife of the late Manny Hoffman, former mayor of...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Kabbes Family Endowed Scholarship
The Kabbes Family Endowed Scholarship was established to assist Nursing students in their second year of the program with tuition/fees and textbooks.
The Kabbes Family Endowed Scholarship was established to assist Nursing...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Kline Family Endowed Scholarship
The Kline Family Endowed Scholarship was established In memory of Shirley Kline, owner of the Klines’ Department Store in Chicago Heights. Mrs....
The Kline Family Endowed Scholarship was established In memory of...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
$0.00 Loaned Textbook Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Marina Krtinic Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Martin Anthonisen Scholarship Fund
The Martin Anthonisen Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Mr. Martin Anthonisen, a long-time community member and business owner. He was...
The Martin Anthonisen Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Mr....
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Michelle Bogdon Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Michelle Bogdon Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Ms. Bogdon, a PSC alum and Registered Nurse who passed away from lung...
The Michelle Bogdon Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies National Council of Jewish Women Textbook Scholarship
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century,...
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a volunteer organization...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies New Beginnings Scholarship
Prairie State College Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to excellence in education by promoting Prairie State College and enhancing...
Prairie State College Foundation is a non-profit organization committed...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Nick Zenzen Memorial Scholarship
The Nick Zenzen Memorial Scholarship was established in honor Professor Nick Zenzen, a retired Prairie State College biology instructor. The...
The Nick Zenzen Memorial Scholarship was established in honor Professor...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Olympia Fields Women's Club Scholarship
The Olympia Fields Women’s Club is a philanthropic organization dedicated to assisting students admitted into the Prairie State College Nursing...
The Olympia Fields Women’s Club is a philanthropic organization...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
$0.00 Osantowski Textbook Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Oscar Peck Memorial Scholarship
The Oscar Peck Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of the friends and family of the late Mr. Oscar Peck, who had a long...
The Oscar Peck Memorial Scholarship was established through the...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Park Forest Nurses Club Professional Nursing Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship, provided through the generosity of the Park Forest Nurses Club, shall be to provide financial assistance to...
The purpose of this scholarship, provided through the generosity of the...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Park Forest Science Club Scholarship
The Park Forest Earth Science Club promotes interest and education in the sciences of geology, mineralogy, paleontology, archaeology and lapidary,...
The Park Forest Earth Science Club promotes interest and education in...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Patricia Trainor Nursing Scholarship
The Patricia Trainor Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Ms. Patricia Trainor, a long-time resident of Chicago Heights. She was a...
The Patricia Trainor Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Paul Holwick Memorial Scholarship
The Paul Holwick Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Prairie State College student, Paul Holwick. He was an avid learner, enrolled in...
The Paul Holwick Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Phi Theta Kappa/Kiwanis Club Chicago Heights Scholarship
The Chicago Heights Kiwanis Club is a local subsidiary of an international, co-educational service club. This award is available to Phi Theta Kappa...
The Chicago Heights Kiwanis Club is a local subsidiary of an...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies PSC Foundation Books for Scholars Textbook Scholarship
Prairie State College Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to excellence in education by promoting Prairie State College and enhancing...
Prairie State College Foundation is a non-profit organization committed...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020