Scholarships available to seniors


A number of local scholarships are available to assist students with the cost of higher education. Over the next few weeks the district will be providing information on the various scholarships available to graduating Coalers. 


Today we highlight Cordogan Clark, Joliet Junior College and Streator Onized Credit Union.


Cordogan Clark, the Unit 1 School District’s architectural firm, presents a Built Environment Scholarship. The awards are presented to graduating seniors who enroll full-time in a two or four year institution.  


Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of their scholastic achievement—3.2 gpa or higher, letters of recommendation, career interest in the built environment and an essay on how the built environment has positively impacted their education. 


Applications for the Cordogan Clark Scholarship are due by March 22. 


Each year a graduating senior enrolling at Joliet Junior College is presented with a JJC Foundation Scholarship. The college also offers a variety of scholarships to new and returning students in the areas of academic standing, leadership, financial need, ethnic origin and specialized talents among others. 


Additional information on applying for a JJC Scholarship Foundation Scholarship  can be found at


Streator Onized Credit Union [SOCU] offers scholarships up to $1,000. Applicants must be a member in good standing with SOCU, be enrolled or enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or trade school and  have a 2.0 gpa or higher.


The application deadline for the SOCU Scholarship is April 1.


Applications for these and other scholarships  are available on the Coal City School District website at Visit the student link on the  high school page and click on the local scholarship link within the student services tab.