External Scholarships

Scholarships listed below come from outside groups who want to provide financial assistance to SWIC students.

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015

Award: Various


  • Must intend to enroll in an accredited U.S. institution for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Must submit an essay of no more than 550 words

Complete the application on the Mensa Foundation website.

DRK Attorney Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015

Award: $1,000


  • Enrolled in or accepted to a college in the United States
  • An essay about your life with mental illness, the struggles encountered and how you have overcome them
  • Official copy of high school or undergraduate college transcripts for all schools attended
  • Documentation of your diagnosis from a qualified medical professional
  • Proof of legal U. S. residency

Visit the DRK Attorneys website for details and application.

Northrop Rice Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2015

Award: various

A variety of scholarships for AMT and AVIONICS students

Visit the Northrop Rice Foundation website for details and application.

Gallery Collection Greeting Card

Deadline to apply:  Feb. 18, 2015

Maximum Award: $10,000


  • Submit original photo, artwork, or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card
  • Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and enrolled in high school, college, university or homeschool

Enter online at The Gallery Collection website

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

Deadline:  Feb. 20, 2015

Award:  $2,000


  • Must be a high school graduate pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must be majoring in a program that is compatible with a career in the aggregates industry
  • Must have a 'B' GPA

Download the application at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers website.

St. Louis Area Mensa Scholarship

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2015

Award: $1,000


  • Must be resident of the St. Louis Area Mensa
  • Must be undergraduate 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must have a declared major in any of the mental health related fields
  • Submit an essay of 250-500 words
  • Official copy of college transcript

Visit the St. Louis Area Mensa website for application and details.

Illinois Retired Teachers Assoc. Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Mar. 7, 2015

Award: $1,500 annual


  • Application must be postmarked no later than March 7th prior to the student's junior or senior year in college
  • Must be accepted into a Teacher Certification Program at a school that maintains an accredited Teacher Training program
  • Must be a resident of Illinois or have graduated from an Illinois high school
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must furnish an official copy of college transcript prior to funds being released

Visit the Illinois Retired Teachers Association website for application and details.

Home Builders Association Professional Women In Building Metro East Scholarship

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2015

Award: $2,000 maximum


  • Must be registered as a full-time student in a housing related program with at least one full academic year of course work cremaining after the scholarship is received at a 2 or 4 year school
  • Must be pursuing education in a building related course of study
  • Must maintain a 2.5/4.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0/4.0 GPA for core curriculum courses.
  • Must submit a complete application, essay, 3 recommendations, and a complete offical college transcript

Visit the National Housing Endowment website for application and details.

Pointe Pest Control

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2015

Award: $750 one time award


  • Must be a high school senior or college freshman from the state of Illinois
  • Must attach a student aid report showing income status of household 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application

Apply online at the Pointe Pest Control website