A bright future starts with a quality education. Kishwaukee College offers several scholarship opportunities to help students cover the cost of their education. In 2023, Kish provided more than $645,000 in scholarships to help students achieve academic success.


Kish Scholarships

In addition to the Kishwaukee College Foundation scholarships, the College offers several scholarship opportunities to provide financial support.

External Scholarships

Students are encouraged to check out local civic, service, and fraternal organizations for possible scholarship opportunities. 

  • Industrial Metal Service is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students currently enrolled in accredited universities within the United States and high school seniors who have been accepted into a university program for summer or fall semester 2024— Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Lemon Law Expert Scholarship-  A $1,000 scholarship opportunity for students pursuing a degree in law. Must have a 3.0 GPA.— Deadline: August 31, 2024
  • TrophyCentral Scholarship- A $1,000 scholarship awarded to qualifying high school seniors. Other requirements are a minimum GPA of 3.25, demonstration of unique or special form of sportsmanship, kindness or compassion. — Deadline: September 2024
  • Sports Gear Swag $1000 Scholarship- The Sports Gear Swag scholarship offers a one-time prize of $1,000, which can cover various education-related costs such as tuition, books, computers, accommodation, and other necessary expenses. There are no GPA requirements and no application forms. It's our way of giving back and supporting individuals who want to pursue their dreams through education.— Deadline: October 1, 2024
  • IvyPanda Video Contest Scholarship- Each year IvyPanda awards creative and talented in movie making students with scholarships $1500 total. Scholarships are given to two winners: the winner receives a $1,000 scholarship; the runner-up prize is $500. — Deadline: October 31, 2024
  • PTCB Exam Practice Test Scholarship: This $1,500 opportunity asks students to write an original essay addressing the provided topic. Showcase your creativity, critical thinking skills, and passion for your chosen field of study. — Deadline: December 1, 2024
  • 2K Annual Drug Rehab USA- Mental Health Scholarship- this $2,000 scholarship is for students enrolled in any mental health degree program. Essay required. — Deadline: January 1, 2025
  • WellBefore Scholarship-  a one time scholarship for high school seniors with priority given to students going into medical, culinary and aesthetic courses. — Deadline: January 4, 2025
  • Secret Saunas Scholarship- A $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing neurology, kinesiology, physiology, psychology, exercise science, public health or integrative medicine. Essay required. — Deadline: February 2025
  • Scholarship- A $1,000 scholarship opportunity which requires a 300-word essay. — Deadline: Spring 2025
  • International Student Scholarship- a $3,000 scholarship for international students enrolled in college. A google form and essay is required. — Deadline: May 31, 2025
  • "$$$ Isn't Everything" Scholarship is a monthly $550 scholarship meant to help reduce a little bit of financial worry for a new student or graduate each month, and to help someone get a bit of time back to focus on the important things in life — Deadline: Monthly
  • Fig Tech Scholarship for Social Impact — Deadline: Rolling
  • Fig Tech Emerge scholarship — Deadline: Rolling
  • Western Governors University Scholarship Opportunities: WGU provides a unique educational experience, offering online, competency-based bachelor's and master's degree programs in business, information technology, education, and health professions, including nursing — Deadlines: Varies
  • Ford Fund- TechForce- Ford Fund and Ford Dealers have teamed up to welcome the next generation of auto technicians by awarding $5,000 tuition scholarships to students pursuing careers in auto, diesel or, auto/diesel technology. This need-based scholarship is applied to a student’s school tuition account and may be used for all cost of attendance, including tuition, tools, living expenses and transportation. — Deadlines: 4-months prior to start date of school
  • DeKalb County Community Foundation- More than 90 Scholarship Funds exist through the DeKalb County Community Foundation. These Funds support undergraduate and graduate education, trades and technical training, and other educational opportunities. The eligibility criteria, selection committee, school, and field of study vary and reflect the charitable wishes of the donors who established the Fund. — Deadline: Ongoing

Scholarship Search Sites

Various internet scholarship search sites are available. NEVER pay someone for a scholarship search.

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