Scholarships

Scholarships

Higher education is an investment in your future and deciding how to pay for college can be a challenge. Fortunately, here at Kishwaukee College, we have some exciting opportunities for financial support. Kishwaukee College annually offers over $550,000 in scholarships.


Kishwaukee College Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation offers more than 50 scholarships to new and current students through its online application process.

For more information on scholarships and deadlines please visit Kishwaukee College's Foundation webpage.

KC Academic Achievement Scholarship-President's Scholar
Who is Eligible?

Value & Duration

When & How to Apply

Students graduating from in-district high schools or reside within the Kish district and graduate from a private high school in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019; and achieve a cumulative 3.75 or higher GPA at the time of application.

$1,000 scholarship per semester for four semesters (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020,
Spring 2021).

Recipients must complete 12 credit hours each semester and earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 to continue receiving the award.

Application period begins in January. 

  1. Complete Academic Scholarship Application

  2. Provide Statement of Educational goals and plans

  3. Submit a 7th semester high school transcript that includes your GPA.

Deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

KC Academic Achievement Scholarship-College Scholar
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Students graduating from in-district high schools or reside within the Kish district and graduate from a private high school in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019; and achieve a cumulative 3.25-3.74 GPA at the time of application.

$500 scholarship per semester for four semesters (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021).

Recipients must complete 12 credit hours each semester and earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 to continue receiving the award.

Application period begins in January. 

  1. Complete Academic Scholarship Application

  2. Provide Statement of Educational goals and plans

  3. Submit a 7th semester high school transcript that includes your GPA.

Deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

KC Dual Credit Scholarship
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Students graduating from in-district high schools or residing within the Kish district and graduating from a private high school in the 2018-2019 academic year & who have taken college courses where Kish credit was earned, while in high school.

$1000 scholarship total ($100 in the 1st semester; $200 in the 2nd semester; $300 in the 3rd semester; $400 in the 4th semester)

Application period begins in January. 

  1. Complete Dual Credit Scholarship Application

Deadline is Monday, June 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

KC Athletic Achievement Scholarship
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Member of: Men's Baseball or Basketball; Women's Basketball, Softball or Volleyball Awards pay toward tuition, fees, and/or books. Contact Athletic Director, team coach, or FAO.
KC Horticulture Club Achievement Scholarship
Who is Eligible?
Value & Duration
When & How to Apply
Students in the Horticulture Program
Pays toward in-district tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters
Applications are available in the Horticulture Department.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association/ Kishwaukee College Paul Simon Essay Contest
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Any student currently enrolled at Kishwaukee College during the spring semester of the application year. Scholarship for tuition and fees for the spring semester and possibility to win from the state tuition for subsequent fall term.

Applications are typically due in March. The essay topic is typically, "How my community college has changed my life." Information about the Paul Simon Essay Contest.

Application for The ICCTA Logo Contest Scholarship

Chris and Katherine Boulos Foundation Scholarship
Who is Eligible? Value & Duration When & How to Apply
Applicants must be a graduate of DeKalb High School or Sycamore High School who will attend Kishwaukee College full time. $100-1,000. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year only. A student who has received a previous Foundation scholarship must submit an application for each succeeding year. Applications are typically due April 1st of each year. For the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 it is due April 6th 2018, by 4pm. Applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or First Midwest Bank (formally known as The National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore.) Copy of 2019/2020 Application.

Additional Scholarships

Additional scholarship notices are posted on the Financial Aid Office Scholarship bulletin board. Students are also encouraged to check out local civic, service, and fraternal organizations for possible awards. Students usually have to be considered at least half-time (6 semester hours per term) to qualify for scholarships. In addition, various Internet scholarship search sites are available. Remember NEVER pay someone for a scholarship search.

Kishwaukee College Scholarship Resource Guide

The following are a few scholarship search sites that are legitimate:

Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students