Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Edwardsville Community Foundation is dedicated to offering many scholarship opportunities to the students in the Edwardsville Community Unit District 7 School district and surrounding schools*. Annually, over 50 scholarships are awarded through the Foundation’s Scholarship Funds. Please check with the Guidance Counselors at your school for a scholarship application. Applications are available October 1, 2021 and are due January 31, 2022.

*Specific eligible schools are highlighted.

SCHOLARSHIPS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Karen Bardelmeier Albrecht Medical Technology Scholarship Fund

One $1,000 scholarship to graduating senior from EHS, Fr. McGivney HS or MELHS who plans to study medical technology at an accredited 2 or 4-year institution. Areas of study include forensics, phlebotomy, hematology, pathology, or histology. Renewable for one additional year.

Nadine Penelton Bradshaw Scholarship Fund

$1,000 scholarship to graduating high school senior who plans to continue their education by attending an accredited trade or vocational school in the coming fall.

The L.J. and Faye E. Burrus Family Scholarship

One $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior from EHS who plans to study in the field of exercise physiology, exercise science, or human/sports performance. Students with financial need are encouraged to apply with special consideration to those who will attend SIU-Carbondale.

Busey Bank Community Scholarship

4 – $2,000 college scholarships for metro-east graduating seniors in school districts where Busey Bank has a presence.

The scholarship is renewable for four years.

Mildred A. Carr EHS Scholarship

$1,000 college or vocational scholarship in education, mathematics, science, engineering or business fields for EHS graduating senior.

Dirty Dozen EHS Class of 1953 College Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior.

Dirty Dozen EHS Class of 1953 Vocational Scholarship

$1,000 vocational scholarships for EHS graduating senior.

Judy DeSart Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

In memory of Judy DeSart, this scholarship will award $1,000 to a EHS senior who plans to attend an accredited 4-year college or university in the field of Nursing, Public Health, Social Work or admission to Pharmacy or Physical Therapy program.

Dennis DeToye Scholarship

$1,000 to graduating seniors at EHS, MELHS or Fr. McGivney HS who plan to continue their education at an accredited university as an Art Major.

Gordon Dodds Literary Scholarship

$1,000.00 scholarship for EHS graduating senior who has demonstrated the most outstanding writing skills at EHS.

Edwardsville High School Drama Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship each year to a graduating high school senior member of EHS International Thespian Society Troop 1534 who plans to continue their education in the field of drama beyond high school at an accredited university, college, trade, or vocational school in the coming fall as a full-time student.

Edwardsville Community Foundation Fine Arts Scholarship

Up to 5 – $1,000 scholarships for EHS graduating seniors who plan to major in fine arts.

Ryan Garbs Gold Star Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from EHS, MELHS or Fr. McGivney HS who will be entering the field of law enforcement or criminal justice.

Goshen Rotary Scholarship

$1,000 to a graduating high school senior from EHS, MELHS or Fr. McGivney HS who plans to continue their education beyond high school at an accredited university, college trade or vocational school in the coming fall as a full-time student.

Sharon Petty Field Hockey Scholarship

$500.00 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who is a member of the EHS Varsity Field Hockey Team.

Dave Rieger Golf Scholarship

In memory of EHS graduate Dave Rieger, this fund will award one $1,000 scholarship to a senior at EHS, MELHS or Father McGivney who is a member of the girls or boys high school golf team.

Mark Speciale Family Vocational Scholarship

$1,500 for two years to graduating seniors from EHS and MELHS for continuing studies at an accredited trade or vocational school (excluding the IT field).​

Marvin "Preach" Webb Scholarship

This award honors Edwardsville resident Marvin "Preach" Webb and will award $1,000 to help a District 7 student with special needs to attend a program to further life skills and promote independence.

Charles A. Wentz, Jr. EHS Engineering Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarships for EHS graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a college of engineering.

Charles A. Wentz, Jr. EHS Business and Science Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarships for EHS graduating seniors plan to enroll in a college of business or science.

Charles A. Wentz, Jr. EHS Student Athlete Scholarship

2 -$1,000 college scholarships for EHS graduating senior who played varsity sports at EHS.

Frederick and Sophia Blume Bohm EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in science, engineering, teaching or vocational trade.

Christian P. and Frances Kaiser Smith EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in science, business, engineering or teaching.

William H. and Emma Smith Bohm EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in business, science, teaching or engineering.

Heinrich A. and Margaretha Roeth Wentz EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in business, science, engineering, teaching or vocational trade.

John P. and Louisa Tschannen Sehnert EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in business, science, engineering, teaching or vocational trade.

Emma D. Maria Bohm EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in teaching or business.

Wilbur H. Smith Bohm EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in teaching, coaching or sports medicine.

Charles A. and Frances Bohm Wentz EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in business, science, engineering or teaching.

Conrad A. and Louise Sehnert Wentz EHS Educational Scholarship

$1,000 college scholarship for EHS graduating senior who plans a career in business, science, engineering or teaching.

New Bethel United Methodist Church – Charles A. Wentz, Jr. EHS Educational or Vocational School Scholarship

$1,000 college or vocational school scholarship for EHS graduating senior who is an active member of the church.

Immanuel United Methodist Church – Charles A. Wentz, Jr. EHS Educational or Vocational Scholarship

$1,000 college or vocational school scholarship for EHS graduating senior who is an active member of the church.

Mount Joy Missionary Baptist Church – Charles A. Wentz, Jr. EHS Educational or Vocational Scholarship

$1,000 college or vocational school scholarship for EHS graduating senior who is an active member of the church.

St. John’s United Methodist Church – Charles A. Wentz, Jr. Educational or Vocational Scholarship

$1,000 college or vocational school scholarship for EHS graduating senior who is an active member of the church.