Attention students: Scholarships available throughout metro-east

Several organizations are offering scholarships for next year’s college student.

Turkey Hill Grange

Eligible: Seniors at Belleville East, Belleville West, Althoff, Mascoutah, O’Fallon Township and Governor French high schools

Award: Three $1,000 scholarships

Due: April 5

How to apply: Applications are available at each school and includes a 200-word essay on where the student expects to be in five years after high school graduation. Call Burt Wikgren at 618-539-0172 for more information.

Optimist Club of Millstadt

Eligible: Reside in or have graduated from Millstadt Consolidated School District and attend an accredited college or vocational school next year

Award: Five $1,000 scholarships

Due: April 9

How to apply: Applications are available at Althoff, Belleville West, Freeburg and Gibault Catholic high schools

Great River Workforce Development Corporation, Inc. Scholarship

Eligible: High school graduates entering Lewis & Clark Community College, Southwestern Illinois College or Kaskaskia College. Students must be residents of either Madison or Bond County.

Award: $1,000 scholarships, which are funded through local business, education, labor and government partners

Due: June 10

How to apply: Awards determined based on grade point averages, references and essays about career goals

Details: Contact Matt Jones at the Madison County Employment & Training Department by calling 618-296-4315

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Eligible: Illinois residents who will be enrolled as a full-time student within the state

Award: One $500 scholarship

Due: March 15

How to apply: Application and essay question are available at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 405 Randle St. in Edwardsville or online at

Anderson Hospital

Eligible: Residents of Madison, St. Clair or adjacent counties seeking health-care careers

Award: $1,000 scholarship

Due: April 15

How to apply: Go to the main lobby information desk at Anderson Hospital in Maryville or online at

St. Elizabeth Health Foundation

Eligible: Residents of Madison or St. Clair County who will be full-time students majoring in health care

Awards: Several scholarships, non-renewable, up to the $15,000 Jerry Costello Healthcare Scholarship Award

Due: March 2

How to apply: Scholarship awarded on academic excellence, character and demonstrated leadership; financial need is not a consideration. Application includes an essay about “What are your plans after graduation?” To apply, go to