Do you need money for college? If you are a high school senior, college undergraduate, or vocational/trade school student, AND live in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, Prospect Heights or Wheeling, Illinois, you could win a scholarship to help with the cost of education. Simply create a profile and you will be automatically matched to available scholarships.

APPLY for the scholarships for which you are eligible, making sure to complete all sections, limit essay length to 150 words or less, get recommendations, request or upload your transcript(s) (current year should include final grades from first semester 2020), and provide your 2021-22 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) with Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  Download the SAF 2021 Scholarship Application Checklist.


IMPORTANT: Do NOT complete the TRANSCRIPTS section of your profile until AFTER 2020 First Semester grades are posted.


If you are ready to apply for Scholarship Assistance Fund Dollars for Scholars scholarships, the application period is now open and closes at midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2021.


Please note that when completing your profile, if you meet the residency requirement, minimum cumulative GPA, and will be a full time student next year at a college or university or a full or half time student at a vocational/trade school, you will be a match for a Scholarship Assistance Fund (SAF) Dollars for Scholars scholarship. If our scholarships are not on the list for you to apply for, please review your profile answers for accuracy and completeness.



You can and should start your profile NOW.  The more time you spend with it, the better you will show yourself -- and that's what we want to see -- YOU. 


To register online and begin the process, simply click the Click to Login button below.  You will find the login page where you can register; students can get their profile started and parents can register and learn about their part in the scholarship process. 

Students don't have to be juniors or seniors to fill out a profile for scholarships.  First, filling out your profile starting when you are freshman gives you a place to store data that might otherwise be hard to remember when you're a senior.  You can store job and club information, test scores, etc. in a secure place.  No more wondering where those test scores went!  Second, there are all types of scholarships - through our local chapter and nationally through Scholarship America - that are designated for continuing education; technical schools, undergraduate and graduate schools. Even if you are not "needs based" in applying for scholarships, there is still a potential to be awarded.  Higher education is just that - an education that teaches beyond high school.  With your profile up and done, there is a whole world of education open to you! Visit Scholarship America's website for more information on their open scholarships.

Remember to visit this site often for news, event information and information on issues that will affect your college search.  Keep working on your profile throughout your high school career - an up-to-date profile, well filled out, is your best ticket to scholarships!  Click here to download our 2021 Application Checklist to make sure you have a complete application!



Students, please click here for instructions on how to complete your profile.

Parents, please click here for instructions on how to complete your information.

School officials, please click here for instructions on how to complete your information.

Reference providers, please click here for instructions on                                       how to complete your information.