The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation is the single largest distributor of scholarships to Rock Island High School students. It administers a number of scholarships each year, which reward and encourage high school students to pursue education after high school.
Carole S. Barkan Memorial Scholarship
First preference given to students who have utilized the school district’s homebound tutoring program, with additional selection based on financial need and GPA. Award may be used at any accredited university or college, apprentice program, or vocational/tech school. Award: $500.
RIHS Class of 1961 Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a 3.0 – 3.5 GPA. Strong consideration given to financial need. Award: $500.
RIHS Class of 1965 Scholarship
Award based on financial need, citizenship, good academic standing, school and community activities. Award: $500.
Stanley H. Coin Business Scholarship
Seniors who are in top 25% of the class may apply. Must have participated in the business curriculum at Rocky for at least two years. Financial need, and school and community involvement are considered. Award: $1,000
Rick Gilliland Scholarship
For a student who is going to attend Black Hawk College, with preference given to those pursuing a degree in education, who hopefully will return to teach in the Rock Island school system. Award: $500.
Hass Family Scholarship
Open to students with a 3.0 GPA, good leadership skills and character. Must not be in the top 10. Award: $1,000.
Amy Helpenstell Liberal Arts Scholarship
For a student who is planning to attend Augustana College. Award based on financial need, citizenship, and good academic standing. Students must verify admittance to Augustana. Award $1,000.
Jumer’s Casino & Hotel Scholarship
Open to students with a 3.0 GPA or better. Consideration given to financial need, demonstrated leadership skills, and participation in school and community service. Three scholarships will be awarded: one for $3,000, one for $2,000, and one for $1,000.
Judith A. Katz Scholarship
For a student attending a four-year liberal arts college, with preference given to those who wish to pursue a degree in Fine Arts at Augustana College. Consideration given to student based on outstanding academic achievement, character, and financial need. Potential award: $4,000.
R. Decker Magee Memorial Scholarship
For a student who is planning to attend college or vocational school. Based on participation in activities, character, and conduct. Must have a C+ average. Award: $500.
Marler Clark Science Scholarship
For a student who is planning to attend college and has an interest in science. Must have a 3.0 or better GPA. Award: $2,000.
Herb Niemann Scholarship
For a solid student with an excellent attendance record and demonstrated good work ethic. Award: $1,000.
Charlie White/Richard Klatt Purple Tuna Creativity Scholarship
Open to any senior wishing to pursue an artist field of study; most show acceptance to either a two-year or four-year college art program. Candidates must have a portfolio of art ready and a written recommendation from an art teacher. Award: $500.
Darrell and Mary Anne Reynolds Automotive Scholarship
Open to any student wishing to pursue certification and training in any auto maintenance or service program. Award: $1,000.
Darrell and Mary Anne Reynolds Scholarship
Open to any student not in the top 10 of their class, with special consideration given to those with a 2.5 to 3.5 GPA. Award: $1,000.
Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Scholarship
Three individual scholarships are available: one for a student planning to attend a vocational/tech school, one for a student planning to attend a junior college, and one for a student planning to attend a traditional 4-year college. Must demonstrate financial need and must have a 3.0 or better G.P.A. Award: $1,000.
Chet Schultz Scholarship
Open to any senior wrestler. Written recommendation must come from a coach illustrating good work ethic and potential for success. Consideration given to financial need; preference for students pursuing a career in education. Award: $1,000.
Thoms Family Above & Beyond Scholarship
Student apply in the spring of their Junior year. Project based. Final award: $5,000, with semi-finalists receiving $500. Deadline to apply for projects is late April. For more information visit www.aboveandbeyondscholarship.com.
Women’s Computer Science, I.T. & Math Scholarship
For a senior female student who is interested in pursuing a college degree in Math, Computer Science or Information Technology. Must have a 3.0 G.P.A. or better. Award: $500.
DW Young Memorial Scholarship
Preference given to students majoring in political science, economics, or pre-law. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 during college. Award: $1,000 annually for four years, totaling $4,000.