Centralia Foundation offering scholarship grants
Grants are being offered through the Centralia Foundation to applicants from the Greater Centralia Area engaged in studies at post-secondary institutions. Grants will be made to students regardless of race, color or creed who have officially been admitted to a college, university, seminary, community college or trade school. For most scholarships, preference is given to students with superior academic records, financial need and they must be enrolled full-time during the period of the award. Grants are available from the following funds:
Rollen and Lecta Rae Robinson Fund — Preference is given to Sandoval and Odin High School graduates.
Madge E. Riechman Fund, Lillian May Harris Fund, Fred & Grace Wham Fund, Fred & Grace Wham Nursing Fund — Must be graduate of Centralia High School.
Marian Ruth Bude Fund — Must be graduate of Trinity Lutheran Elementary School in Centralia and Centralia High School or any Lutheran high school.
Paul And Jean Zimmerman Rau Fund — Must be graduate of Centralia High School and majoring in business at Kaskaskia College.
Elizabeth Edwards Education Fund — Must be graduate of Centralia High School continuing studies as a full time student in the field of education.
Elizabeth Edwards Business Fund — Must be graduate of Centralia High School continuing studies as a full time student in the field of business.
Elizabeth Edwards Medical Fund — Must be a graduate of Centralia High School continuing studies as a full time student in the field of medicine.
Hazel Bledsoe Memorial Fund — Must be graduate of Centralia High School pursuing a degree in education, with preference given to students pursuing a teaching degree in family & consumer sciences.
American Legion Auxiliary — Must be a United States of America citizen, graduating high school senior or GED recipient and be a resident of Marion, Clinton, Jefferson, or Washington County. Preference is given to an honorably discharged veteran or descendant of such a veteran of the armed forces of the USA.
Robert D. and Donna M. Quick Scholarship Fund — Must be a graduate of either Centralia, Salem or Odin High School, or a student or graduate of Kaskaskia College.
Jerry and Rosemary Wilson Scholarship Fund — Must be graduate of Centralia High School and preference shall be given to students attending Kaskaskia College.
Vaughn-Gardner Scholarship Fund — Must be a graduate of any public high school in Marion County or of Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School. Must be pursuing a degree in a non-sports related area and students receiving sports scholarships shall not be eligible. One award of full tuition for a student attending Kaskaskia College, plus an annual stipend for other education related costs. One award of full tuition for a student attending a publicly funded university in the state of Illinois, plus an annual stipend for other education related costs. These are two- and four-year scholarships and only one of each shall be available at one time.
J. Carl Hall Business Fund —Must be a resident of the Centralia High School district and be pursuing a degree in business.
J. Carl Hall Medical Fund — Must be a resident of the Centralia High School district and be pursuing a degree in the medical field, including, but not limited to, LPN, RN, MD, etc.
Edward F. Stephens, Jr., and Ruth A. Schwartz Scholarship Fund — Must be a graduate from a high school in the Greater Centralia Area and a third-year student.
Scholarship applications are available on the Centralia Foundation website at centraliafoundation.com
Applications and transcripts must be submitted by March 11, 2022 to: Centralia Foundation, Attn: Nina Buchele, 115 East 2nd Street, Centralia, IL 62801.