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ISCA Student Scholarship

The ISCA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program began in 2018, awarding scholarship money to High School Seniors throughout the State of Illinois. Beginning with the Class of 2020, the ISCA Board of Directors voted to award 7 ($1,000) scholarships to students throughout the State of Illinois. A student from each ISCA Region will receive the $1,000 Scholarship.

Students graduating from high school are eligible for this non-renewable $1,000 Scholarship. The Scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4-Year College/University, 2-Year College/University, Trade School, or Apprenticeship Program.

Winners will be invited to attend the ISCA Annual Conference to receive their award and to recognize their school counselor. By submitting a completed application, participants agree to allow the Illinois School Counselor Association to use their responses on its website for recognition purposes or for other communications about Illinois School Counselors. (SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS)


Eligibility Criteria

  1. The applicant must be a graduating student and recognizing a school counselor who is a current ISCA member. Have your School Counselor verify membership by contacting: Debbie Romano, ISCA Office Manager and Membership Enrollment Specialist.

  2. The applicant must be enrolling in one of the following post-secondary options: 4-Year College/University, 2-Year College/University, Trade School, or Apprenticeship Program.

  3. Student must answer all Essay Questions

Application Questions:

Students are asked to provide a description of post-secondary plans.

Essay Questions:

In 500 words or less, write responses to the following questions. Applicants must answer ALL Essay Questions.

  1. What are three qualities your school counselor possesses and why are these important to students?
  2. Explain a time when your school counselor helped you work through a situation and how this made an impact on your.
  3. What is an obstacle you have overcome in your high school career?

Application Requirements

All applications must be completed online through the Google Form.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the ISCA Scholarship Committee.

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