The Harry G. Story Trust has established a scholarship program to assist students from Morgan County, Illinois and Scott County, Illinois who plan to continue their education in eligible undergraduate and graduate degrees.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.
Applicants to the Harry G. Story Trust Scholarship Program must meet the following requirements:
Graduate students must be pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $3,000 to $8,000. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program.
Awards are for eligible undergraduate and graduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Harry G. Story Trust. Payments are made in early August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Preference will be given to applicants with parents whose combined taxable income in each of the two (2) previous years is not more than 125% of the poverty level for Morgan County, Illinois. However, candidates not meeting this criterion may still qualify for assistance.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer of the Harry G. Story Trust play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 29, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.