Scholarships are an important part of financing higher education. Applications continually arrive, and deadlines are always just around the corner. Please check scholarships listed below for qualifications and deadline information.  

Contact the high school guidance office for more up-to-date information on the availability of scholarships.


Guidance Counselor Tammy Keller

[email protected]


Clay City High School

PO Box 542

Phone (618) 676-1431 ext 342

Fax (618)676-1481


Scholarship Criteria

Most applications are to be typed and accompanied with letters of recommendation.  If an application is not editable via pdf, please try a free pdf editor like PDFescape - Free PDF Editor & Free PDF Form Filler.  Handwriting applications is strongly discouraged.


Some scholarships presented are based upon funds available and may not be available each year.


Agriculture scholarships - there are many with different dates please check out this website


Students are encouraged to sign up at for this updated information.
Scholarship Link & Info Deadline
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A) Be in high school between the grades of 9-12. 

B) Be enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.

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October 22, 2022 
 YDI Scholarship - $2,222

A) Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territorles, B) Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school. 

 October 29, 2021
  Scaredy Cat Scholarship - $2,000

A) Be currently attending high school, college, vocational, or any other accredited post-secondary institution. 

B) Be a resident of the United States. 

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October 31, 2021 
 Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - $30,000 - 10 Awards 

A) Be a high school senior planning to major in computer science, computer/electrical engineering, or Chinese or Russian languages. Preference is given to minority students. 

B) Be proflcfent in Chinese or Russian language. 


 October 31, 2021
 Vivo Scholarship - $1,000 

A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2022.
B) Answer the Essay question on the company's website. Application

Deadline: October 31, 2021 Community Scholarship - $5,000  Application October 31, 2021
 Cappex Scholarship - $1,000 Application October 31, 2021
 Discover Prudential Emerging Visionaries - $15,000 (25 awards) Ages 4-18
high school senior, citizen of United States, financial need
Demonstrate strengths in academics, leadership and service.   
November 4, 2021
 Elk's Most Valuable Student Competition $50,000 (500 Awards) Application  November 15, 2021
 Real World Design Challenge Scholarships 50,000 (7 awards)  Application   November 20, 2021
 South Central FS Scholarship Program
Must be pursuing an Agricultural related program.
Scholarship Program
November 30, 2021 
 Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship - $1,000  Application  December 1, 2021 
Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Scholarship - $6,000 (Bowling) (Membership required in USBC)  Application  December 1, 2021 
Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship - $2,000 Application  December 1, 2021 
North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - $1,000 (3 awards)  Application  December 15, 2021
 Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship  Application  December 15, 2021 
Whitetail Scholarship
Must demonstrate community service. GPA 3.0+, current hunting license 3 @ $500
January 13, 2021
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Leadership, self reliance, initiative.  3.0+

February 15, 2022 
 Olney Central College Ruth Henry Performing Arts Scholarship Application  February 25, 2022 
Olney Central College James Kelley Memorial Music Scholarship Application  February 25, 2022 
 Olney Central College Hoffman Botanical Scholarship Application  February 25, 2022 
Southwestern Electric Cooperative Scholarship
February 2022 TBA
IAA Foundation Scholarship

The IAA Foundation is pleased to offer 84 awards totaling $164,500 to students in 2022. The application period runs from January 1 - February 15, 2022.  At this time, students can review eligibility guidelines in the Scholarship Overview

Application Link 

In addition to eligibility criteria, recipients are selected based on academic performance, activities and involvement, financial plan, essay response and personal statements.

February 15,  2022
Farm Credit Scholarship  Must be pursing Ag field
30 @ $2,000

February 28, 2022
Michael Hindman Teacher Education Scholarship

Must be an education major. ($1,000)

March 1, 2022 
Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship

Pursuing chemistry or Environmental Science ($2,000)


March 5, 2022
 Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship Application  March 15, 2022
 NG Cowen Vocational Scholarship Information
March 31, 2022
Clay County Farm Bureau Scholarship
March 18, 2022
 ASQ Scholarship Information
 March 31, 2022
Golden Apple Scholar Scholarship Application April1,  2022
Clay County Hospital Auxillary Scholarship Application  April 1, 2022
 CEFS Block Grant  Application  April 1, 2022 
April 8, 2022  
 NAL Scholarship  Information
April 8, 20202 
 Civics Application April 20, 2022
 Clay County Farmer's Mutual Insurance
Application April 22, 2022
Wabash General Hospital Scholarship ($500) Application April 30. 2022
 Bishop Insurance (Dieterich)    April 2022
  Red Ausbrook Memorial Scholarship
April 2022

NEVA Straley Scholarship Application May 2, 2022
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