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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, (800) 829-0176;
  • The applicant must enroll as a full-time, college freshman at a post-secondary institution in the 2015-2016 school year (preferably at an IACAC member institution); and
  • The student must 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

Student Applications

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Before beginning the online application you will need: your counselor’s email address, an essay, and a resume. The student’s portion of the application must be submitted by Friday, February 20, 2015.

Write an essay addressing the following topic:

Consider something in your life that you think goes unnoticed and write about why it’s important to you. How will this be translated into your college experience and beyond?

The essay should typed, double-spaced, and two pages in length.
Write your name and high school at the top.
Save your essay as a Word Document or PDF. You will upload this file in the application.

Prepare a resume that demonstrates your leadership, involvement in high school, the community, and/or service to others. Include the total number of service hours.
Download a sample resume

Write your name and high school at the top.
Save your resume as a Word Document or PDF. You will upload this file in the application.

Tell Your Counselor
Tell your counselor that you have applied for the IACAC Scholarship. Ask your counselor to submit the Counselor Recommendation form with your high school transcript. S/he will also receive an email with a copy of your application. All materials from your counselor must be submitted online or postmarked by Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Students Apply Now


Counselor Recommendations

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After the student has submitted an application, the counselor will be sent an email notification. Counselors will need to provide the student’s:

Email address (if available)
Letter of recommendation (PDF or Word Doc)
GPA dates
Highest grade/GPA in the class
ACT or SAT score
School profile

Transcripts and school profiles should be uploaded online in PDF or Word Doc format, but may also be postal mailed.
All materials from the counselor must be submitted online or postmarked by Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Counselors Submit Recommendations




  • Scholarship winners will be notified by the end of April
  • Winner will be officially recognized at the IACAC Annual Conference
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2014 Scholarship Recipients

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 Minxian Liu


Minxian Liu
Chicago Bulls College Prep High School
Chicago, IL
Counselor: Amy Walsworth[clear] [one-third]

 Khensu-Ra Love El



Khensu-Ra Love-El
Kenwood Academy
Chicago, IL
Counselor: Dr. Shelby Wyatt

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Grace Ng



Grace Ng
Naperville North High School
Lisle, IL
Counselor: Jennifer Witt

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Kelsey Shipman



Kelsey Shipman
East Richland High School
Olney, IL
Counselor: Kristy Ochs[clear] [one-third]

Nicholas Vocuvich



Nicholas Vucovich
William Fremd High School
Palatine, IL
Counselor: Ashley Curtin[clear]

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