Scholarship 2014

IACAC Scholarship for College

IACAC Scholarship $1,000 for students

IACAC is pleased to offer five $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester, non-renewable) to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be a graduating senior from an IACAC member high school (where at least one counselor is an IACAC member) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To verify if your high school is an IACAC member, contact Linda Haffner at or (800) 829-0176. He or she must enroll as a full-time college freshman at a post-secondary institution in the 2014-2015 school year (preferably at an IACAC member institution). The student must also demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, or service to others with motivation to achieve personal goals.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the IACAC Scholarship Committee
  • Academic credentials, resume, personal essay, and the counselor’s recommendation will be evaluated

Application Procedure

  • Complete the application form
  • Submit an official transcript with GPA, rank (if available), ACT/SAT score, and school profile
  • Submit a resume demonstrating leadership, involvement in high school, the community, and/or service to others. Please include total number of service hours.
  • Submit a typed, double-spaced, two-page essay addressing the following topic items:
    • Describe a counselor, teacher, or experience that has had the greatest influence on your decision to attend college.
    • How has this individual or experience impacted your future goals?
    • How do plan on making a positive impact on your college community and beyond?
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school counselor


  • Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 28, 2014


  • Recipients will be officially recognized at the IACAC Annual Conference on April 30, 2014
  • Names will be posted on the IACAC website shortly after April 30, 2014

Congratulations to the 2013 IACAC Scholarship recipients

Daniel Leahy
Downers Grove South HS
Downers Grove, IL
Counselor: Timothy Christy

Tiffani McCormick
O’Fallon High School
O’Fallon, IL
Counselor: Travis Hatton

Julia Xie
Northside College Prep HS
Chicago, IL
Counselor: Marina Medina

The IACAC Scholarship was established in November 2012 after approval from the Executive Board. In March 2013, the Executive Board voted to approve the awarding of 5, $1,000 scholarships to be awarded annually each year. IACAC is truly pleased to be able to give back to the students that members work with on a daily basis.