College Scholarships

This list of college scholarships is compiled by the Counseling Department of Holy Trinity, as a resource to parents and their students. Inclusion in the list is not necessarily an endorsement of the program. Please do your due diligence in researching each program.

College Greenlight

College Greenlight is a free resource for any traditionally underrepresented student who is serious about getting into and thriving at their perfect college. Students receive a customized list of the awards best suited to their academic, social and community accomplishments.

HEAR Scholarship Foundation

The HEAR Scholarship Foundation awards a $20,000 tuition scholarship to Chicagoland High School seniors from disadvantaged homes, who demonstrate commitment to their community. Scholarships are paid directly to the college, in increments of $5,000 a year, for four years of higher education. Applicants need to prove they have financial need, must fulfill HEAR’s minimum academic requirements, and must show that they are of outstanding character and caring, active members of their communities.

Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) – Post-Secondary Scholarship

Students who will be completing high school in 2019 are eligible for this non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4-year college/university, 2-year college/university, trade school or apprenticeship program. All applications have to be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019.

Junior Achievement of Chicago: Colonel Henry Crown Scholarship ($40,000)

The Colonel Henry Crown Scholarship is a $40,000 scholarship: $10,000 a year for a four year period while pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university of his or her choice. In addition to the scholarship, recipients will participate in a paid summer internship program (3 summers at 10 weeks each) with a Henry Crown affiliated company or an agency supported by Crown Family Philanthropies.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a high school senior who has an average of “B” or better beginning in sophomore year
  • Must have participated in a Junior Achievement high school program

Applicants need to submit completed Henry Crown application with the following attached:

  • Copy of the classroom volunteer or teacher rating scale
  • Copy of the high school rating scale
  • Signed transcript
  • SAT/ACT/PSAT results
  • Letter of recommendation from your principal, teacher or counselor
  • Student essay detailing your reasons for wanting to continue your education
  • Short biography including extracurricular activities, community service, and how involvement with Junior
    Achievement has affected your life

*If selected as a finalist 25 minute interviews will be held at the Junior Achievement offices in April determine the recipients of the four scholarships
*Scholastic promise, motivation, moral character, leadership qualities and good citizenship are the major considerations for the selection of awardees.

This is only for senior, Discrete Math students who recently made the visit to DePaul and completed the Junior Achievement Personal Finance course. Scholarship Deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019 (received or postmarked).

Paramount Foundation

Paramount Tall Club of Chicago (PTC) through the Paramount Foundation (a 501c(3) corporation – ID number 36-4314104) awards one $750 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who lives in the Chicagoland area and meets the height requirements of the club, 5’10” for females and 6’2” for males. The PTC scholarship is to be used toward tuition expenses and will be paid directly to the college or university that the recipient will attend. The recipient of the PTC local scholarship will be nominated by PTC to be considered by Tall Clubs International (TCI) for its $1000 Kae Sumner Einfeldt and Virginia Linquist Winker scholarships.

RaiseMe! Micro-Scholarships

Earn micro‑scholarships from colleges for your achievements as early as 9th grade.
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