Class of 2021 Local Scholarship Opportunities

Listed below are the scholarship opportunities offered by local businesses and organizations to the MCHS Class of 2021. These scholarships are easy to apply for and the winners will be announced during the 2021 HONORS NIGHT. Applications for these scholarships are available using the links below or visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC).  PARENTS: Please click here for the Parent Guide Brochure for additional scholarship information. 


Allison Rivera Memorial Literary Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university. Applicant must demonstrate a passion for creative writing and literature. Applicant must submit one (1) letter of recommendation from an adult. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Allison Rivera Memorial Science Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university. Applicant must demonstrate a passion for science and must be considering a career in a science-related field. Applicant must submit one (1) letter of recommendation from an adult. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Channahon Federation of Teachers Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must have attended Channahon School District 17 schools. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in the field of education. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Channahon Lions Club Humanitarian Scholarship
$1,000 (3 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a resident of Channahon or Channahon Township and plan to enroll as a full-time student in a vocational training program or institute of higher learning as a full-time student in the field of humanitarian services. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Channahon-Minooka Chamber Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must reside within MCHS District #111 attendance boundaries and demonstrate leadership qualities and community involvement, while possessing an outgoing personality and above-average academic abilities. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Channahon/Minooka Rotary Club Scholarship
$1,000 & $2,500 (2 scholarship)
(over two years for the $2,500 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be actively involved and service-minded during high school career. Applicant must be a Channahon or Minooka resident and enrolling in his/her freshman year of either a 2- or 4-year college/university.  Applicant may not be a relative of a Rotary Club member. One letter of recommendation and a copy of the applicant’s high school transcript is required. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

CIBC Bank USA Scholarship
$1,000 (2 scholarships) 
1 male, 1 female
Prerequisite: Applicant must be in good academic standing and must be planning on attending a 2- or 4-year university/college. Applicant must show community involvement and be planning to pursue a career in the field of business. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Dr. John J. and Mildred Brinckerhoff Coady Memorial Scholarship
$12,500 (1 scholarship) 

Renewable up to three times for a total award of $50,000

Prerequisite: Applicant must be nominated by a MCHS student or staff member, or by any resident of the MCHS District 111 community. Applicant must demonstrate academic interest, achievement and potential. Applicant must show participation and leadership in curricular, extracurricular and community activities, and must be planning on attending an undergraduate institution of higher learning, normally an accredited four-year or two-year institution. In fact, the intent to pursue a broad, liberal education is to be considered a positive qualification. Nomination form and application extended deadline is March 26, 2021.

Exelon Nuclear Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)
Prerequisite: Applicant must be planning to pursue a technical, science, or engineering degree at a community college, 4-year college, or similar institution. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.


“I’m with the (Marching) Band Scholarship”
$500 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must have been a member of the Marching Indians freshman, sophomore, and junior year, must be in good academic standing and must plan to attend college in the Fall of 2021. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Jean McCoy Memorial Nursing Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must provide the name of the college planning to attend. Applicant must plan to major in nursing or a health related occupation. One letter of recommendation. Copy of High School transcript. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

John Martin Steele VFW Post #6049 Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a resident and graduating from Minooka Community High School. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be a son/daughter of an Honorably Discharged Veteran Parent, Grand Parent, Aunt/Uncle/Sibling. (A copy of the Veteran's DD214 may be required) Application deadline is February 25, 2021

John Martin Steele VFW Auxillary Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a resident and graduating senior from Minooka Community High School. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be a son/daughter of an Honorably Discharged Veteran Parent, Grand Parent, Aunt/Uncle/Sibling. (A copy of the Veteran's DD214 may be required) Application deadline is February 25, 2021

Kathleen Kenney Memorial Scholarship
$500 (2 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must plan to pursue a career in education. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.


Mark Smith Legacy Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be planning on pursuing a career in Education. Applicant must be active in school and/or community. A one-page typed essay and one (1) letter of recommendation must be submitted. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Martha A. Slyter Elementary Education Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a current high school senior and resident of Grundy County. Student must be planning to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or university and major in elementary education. Applicant must provide two (2) letters of recommendation and high school transcript with the application. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.


Masonic Mazon Lodge Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarship)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a full-time high school student who ranks in the top 40% of his or her class at the end of seven high school semesters. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

MCHS Orchesis Dance Company Scholarship
$750 (2 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicants must be a senior and a current MCHS student. The applicants must be a member of the MCHS Orchesis Dance Company for a minimum of 2-years, be in good academic standing of 3.0 or above, and planning on attending a 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2021. Applicants must also submit two (2) letters of recommendation. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Michael Mizerka Legacy Scholarship
$1,000 (1 scholarships)

Prerequisite:  Applicants must be a senior with a GPA of 2.5, a current MCHS student, and must have interests relatable to the scholarship. Applicants must be planning on attending a college/university to pursue higher education.  Scouting participation is a bonus for applicants. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.


Minooka Indian Athletic Booster Scholarship
$750 (8 scholarships) 

4 - male, 4 - female

Prerequisite: Applicants are evaluated on a tabulation of verified GPA, SAT scores, and number of sports participated in while at MCHS. Applications from students who have received a full-ride scholarship from a school that legally restricts that recipient from receiving further funding will not be considered. Applicants must provide a copy of their SAT scores upon submitting their application. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Minooka Lions Club Scholarship
$1,000 (10 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college or university, or trade school. Applicants will be evaluated according to the following rubric: 1/3 of your score will be based on in-school activities, 1/3 based on out-of-school activities, and 1/3 on essay. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Minooka Women’s Club Scholarship (Now open to males and females)
$500 (11 scholarships)

Prerequisite: Applicant must be a graduate of MCHS Class of 2020 (male or female). Applicant must be planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Raquel Goggin Community Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)
Prerequisite: Applicant must be a graduating senior and resident of the Minooka Community High School District #111.
Application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Rezin “Heart and Ambition” Scholarship
$500 (1 scholarship)
Prerequisite: Applicant must be planning to continue his/her education at either a college/university or a trade/technical school. There is no GPA component for this scholarship. The applicant must submit one (1) letter of recommendation from an adult.  Application deadline is February 24, 2021.


Shorewood HUGS Scholarship
$500 (2 scholarships per school)

Prerequisite: Applicants must be a graduating high school senior attending Minooka Community High School, Joliet Township (Central & West Campus) High School, Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) or Plainfield South High School. Applicants must plan to further education at a junior college, college, university, or certified trade school. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must provide a copy of the most recent report card and one (1) letter of recommendation. Application deadline is February 24, 2021.


St. Mary’s Parish, Minooka Scholarship
$500 scholarship

Prerequisite: This scholarship is only available to St. Mary’s parishioners. Please contact the church directly at 815-467-2233 for information.