Scholarships

Scholarships Coordinated by the Edgar County Community Foundation:

2023 ECCF Scholarship Application and Forms

Applications will be available on January 6

Applications are due on March 3

Available Scholarship for Chrisman or Shiloh Seniors 

Betty Johnson Women in Agricultural Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior female from either Chrisman or Shiloh High Schools planning to further their education in agricultural education. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Betty Johnson Women in Agriculture Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Macey Johnson

Available Scholarships for
Edgar County Seniors

CVJ Englum Vocational Scholarship

Five $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from any Edgar County high school planning to further their education in a tech/vocational degree ranging anywhere from agriculture to Veterinary assistant/technician. Past recipients may reapply.

CVJ Englum Vocational Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winners

Wyatt Rich, Betsy Cash, Lindsey Zorn, Jaiden McClaskey, & Bryan Kohlmeyer


The Indiana State University Social Work Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from any Edgar County high school planning to further his/her education by majoring in social work at Indiana State University.

The Indiana State University Social Work Scholarship Criteria

John Crook Family and Consumer Science Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded in memory of John Crook to two graduating high school seniors from any Edgar County high school planning to further their education at any recognized 4-year college or university. This scholarship is a field of interest scholarship in the food education industry, such as culinary arts, dietary training, family and consumer science etc… This scholarship is non-renewable.

John Crook Family & Consumer Science Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winners

Kendall Tevebaugh & Chloe Martin


Kiwanis Early Riser Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from any Edgar County high school planning to further his/her education in any recognized 2 or 4-year college or university in Illinois or Indiana.

Kiwanis Early Risers Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Emma Stafford


Morrisey Family Scientific Careers Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from any Edgar County high school planning to further his/her education in the field of science. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years, provided the student remains in the field of science.

Morrisey Family Scientific Careers Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Kendl Lemmon


Paris Police Association Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from any Edgar County high school planning to further their education in criminal justice or law enforcement, with the hopes that the winner will return to the East Central Illinois area once their studies have been completed.

Paris Police Association Scholarship Criteria

VFW Post 3601 Veterans Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior or postgraduate from any Edgar County high school who is furthering their education in an accredited tech school, trade school, junior college, or 4-year university. The amount of this scholarship varies, with $1,250 being the maximum amount awarded to a recipient. Applicants MUST have a relative who is or was a member of the VFW Post 360/Auxiliary in Paris, IL. Past winners may reapply.

VFW Post 3601 Veterans Scholarship Criteria

Available Scholarships for Paris High School Seniors

1544th Memorial Scholarship (Shawna Morrison) Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from Paris High School, in memory of Shawna Morrison, planning to further his/her education in any recognized college or university.

1544th Memorial Scholarship Criteria1544th Memorial Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Emma Stafford


Aaron Peel Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship

This $250 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Aaron J. Peel to a high school senior of Paris High School planning to further his/her education at any accredited junior college or 4-year university. The student is expected to pursue courses in the fine arts. The scholarship is nonrenewable.

Aaron Peel Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Lia Rigdon


Allen Hornbrook Memorial FFA Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from Paris High School who was an active member of the Paris, Illinois FFA Chapter. This student plans to further his/her education in an accredited tech school, trade school, junior college, or 4-year university.

Allen Hornbrook Memorial FFA Scholarship Criteria

Brian Evans Cooper and Family Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Brian Evans Cooper and the Cooper Family to a high school senior or a recent high school graduate of Paris High School who seeks to further their education at any recognized 4-year college or university. The successful applicant will have an educational focus in the areas of the sciences or engineering, history, or nutrition. Special consideration will be given to students with interests related to climate change or social justice. This scholarship is renewable for up to five years of continued higher education, including post-graduate work. Successful completion of each year of study and maintaining a major (or postgraduate focus) in a qualifying discipline is required for all payments to be distributed to the awardee.

Brian Evans Cooper and Cooper Family Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Mallory Pine


Coach Wayne Berry Jr. Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior of Paris High School planning to further his/her education in the area of: education, agriculture, natural resources, or conservation.

Coach Wayne Berry Jr. Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Bryan Kohlmeyer


Elizabeth Akerman Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from Paris High School who ranked in the top 25% of their class, who plans to study at a 4-year university. Preference will be given to students interested in history, English, French, art, or biology. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Elizabeth Akerman Memorial Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Rebekah Alexander


Heather Rigdon Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Heather Rigdon to a high school senior or a postgraduate of Paris High School planning to further his/her education in any recognized college or university.

Heather Rigdon Memorial Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Rebekah Alexander


James D. Keller Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Paris High School or a postgraduate of Paris High School already in college planning to further his/her education in a nursing program. This scholarship is non-renewable.

James D. Keller Memorial Nursing Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Lindsey Zorn


Joseph & Dorothy Archer Educational Scholarship

This $4,800 scholarship will be awarded each year to a qualifying student who is a graduating senior of Paris High School and meets the established criteria. The $4,800 will be awarded in increments of $1,200 per year for four years provided the student remains in good standing at the selected institution of higher learning.

Joseph & Dorothy Archer Educational Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Cooper Kuglin


Josh D. Andrews Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Josh D. Andrews to a high school senior or a postgraduate of Paris High School planning to further his/her education in any recognized 4-year college or university.

Josh D. Andrews Memorial Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Lia Rigdon


Kale Brinkley Athletic Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior Paris High School male athlete in football and/or basketball who best exemplifies the personal character, good sportsmanship, and athleticism that Kale Brinkley demonstrated. Must have played team football and/or basketball the full season during his senior year at Paris High School.

Kale Brinkley Athletic Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Bryan Kohlmeyer


Kevin Allen Craig Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Kevin Allen Craig to a high school senior of Paris High School planning to further his/her education in the area of mental health services.

Kevin Allen Craig Memorial Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Braylon Nugent


Martha Wilkins Fancher Nursing Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Paris High School graduating senior planning to further his/her education in the area of nursing at any Illinois or Indiana institution of higher learning. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Martha Wilkins Fancher Nursing Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Jaiden McClaskey


Olan and Ann Hanner Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from Paris High School who plans to further his/her education in an accredited tech school, trade school, junior college, or 4-year university.

Olan and Ann Hanner Scholarship Criteria

Pam Cockcroft Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Pam Cockcroft to a high school or a postgraduate of Paris High School planning to further his/her education in any recognized 4-year college or university.

Pam Cockcroft Memorial Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Emma Stafford


Ron Doris Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Ron Doris to a high school senior or a postgraduate of Paris High School planning to further his/her education in Teacher Education at any recognized 4-year college or university. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Ron Doris Memorial Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Lia Rigdon


Tom Hebermehl Vocational Scholarship (3 recipients)

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors or postgraduates of Paris High School planning to further their education at a vocational school, junior college, or business college, each seeking a 2-year associate degree. The scholarship is renewable for a second year of study.

Tom Hebermehl Vocational School Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winners

Wyatt Rich, Aubrey Huffman, & Betsy Cash


William and Martha Wilkins Fancher Nursing Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Paris High School graduating senior planning to further his/her education in the area of nursing at any recognized Illinois or Indiana institution of higher learning. This scholarship is non-renewable.

William and Martha Wilkins Fancher Nursing Scholarship Criteria

2022 Winner

Aubrey Huffman


William D. Ingrum  Memorial Scholarship (2 recipients)

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded in memory of William D. Ingrum to two high school students or post-graduates of Paris High School planning to further their education by seeking an associate degree at any recognized junior college.

William D. Ingrum Memorial Scholarship Criteria
2022 Winners

Wyatt Rich & Aubrey Huffman