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ISCA Student Scholarship

Click here to access the 2022 ISCA Student Scholarship Application

The 2022 ISCA Scholarship application will open at the beginning of December, 2021. Deadline to apply is February 18th, 2022. Winners will be announced in March 2022.

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.

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 from high school student in 2022.

  2. At least one school counselor at the applying student's high school must be an ISCA member.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 for each question, 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 you.
  3. What is a strength or skill you have learned from overcoming an obstacle in high school?
  4. How has your identity (gender, caste, race, sex, class, sexuality, religion, spirituality, physical appearance, ability, age, etc.) shaped your relationships with others or how you engage with the world.

Application Requirements

Click here to access the Scholarship Application Form. 

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the ISCA Scholarship Committee. Winners will be annouced in March, 2022. 

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