Scholarships and Financial Aid



Scholarship Name Description Due Date
Delta Kappa Gamma Women In Education The Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International offers 1 grant to senior women planning to enter the field of education. Two letters or recommendation and a 2-page, double spaced essay are also required. Applicants must be US citizens, or a legal resident and a senior in an accredited high school in Livingston, Marshall or Woodford counties. More information and applications are available in the PTHS guidance office. 1/5/18
Community Bankers Association Of Illinois This scholarship is available to all Illinois high school seniors. A one page, double-spaced essay is required. A tour of a local community bank and an interview with a bank officer is recommended. A transcript is not required. This scholarship must be returned to the guidance office before the due date. More information is available in the guidance office or online. 1/26/18
Beta Sigma Psi
Martin Luther Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to a confirmed Lutheran male who will be starting college next fall at any accredited 4-year college or university. Applications must submit an essay (500 words maximum) on the topic listed in the application. More information is available in the guidance office or online at 2/13/18
Mediacom Wold Class Scholars Scholarship This scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors who live in the North Central Division of Mediacom. A 400-500 word essay and recommendations from two current teachers are required. More information and applications are available in the PTHS guidance office or online at: 2/16/18
Chesebro/Cushman/Kyser Scholarship Fund This scholarship is open to students who are graduates of any Livingston Co. High School who will graduate this spring. Priority will be given to graduates from Saunemin area and full-time college students. A letter of recommendation from one or your high school teachers and an official transcript is requited. An essay of 250 words or less about your career goals and how this scholarship might affect your options is also required. More information and applications are available at any Livingston Co. High School, Saunemin grade school, and both branches of the State Bank of Saunemin. 3/1/18
Martin Scholarship Fund Applicants must live in Odell Fire Protection District, Odell Public Library District or Odell Grade School District. Applicants must be seniors planning to attend a college or university and major in liberal arts, music, science, nursing, business or engineering. Scholastic achievement, student activities and freedom from the use of alcohol and drugs will be considered in awarding this scholarship. A brief essay (minimum 150 words) is also required. Applications are available in the PTHS guidance office. 3/1/18
Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Illinois high school seniors who are US citizens are eligible for this scholarship. Requirements include an essay 150 words or less stating vocational or professional goal, and recommendations from the principal or counselor and 1 teacher. An endorsement letter from a community person (not related, non-school) is also required. Selections are based on need, scholastic standing and ability. More information is available in the PTHS guidance office. Applications are available online at: 3/1/18
Neil Knauer Scholarship This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors from a high school in Livingston County. Criteria for this scholarship includes documentation of C+ or better GPA, involvement in hunting or interest in wildlife conservation, involvement in extracurricular activities (school or other), community service, and be a US citizen. Also required is an essay of no more than 500 words. Counselors must provide required information on the application so scholarships must be returned to your counselor prior to March 3.  3/3/18
Arvetta M. Lewis Scholarship Fund Applicant must live in Ford or Livingston county. Must attend the University of Illinois studying an agricultural related field. Selection based on character, scholastic achievement, professional promise, career plans, community involvement, financial need and recommendation of teacher or administrator. Letter from administrator or teacher is required. This scholarship MUST BE RETURNED TO THE PTHS GUIDANCE DEPT. Bring to Guidance BEFORE due date to be reviewed. 5/1/18

Financial Aid Information

Topic Resource
Fill out the FAFSA
FAFSA Step-by-Step FAFSA Step-by-Step
FSA ID (username and password for FAFSA) Creating and Using FSA ID
Determining which parent’s info to report on the FAFSA Who is my “parent” when I fill out the FAFSA
How aid is calculated (including link to detailed EFC info)
Student Aid Reports Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters
Types of Aid
Federal Grant Programs Federal Grant Programs
Federal Loans Why Get a Federal Loan
Federal Loan Programs Federal Loan Programs
Student Direct Loan Basics Direct Loan Basics