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Harry G. Story Trust Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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 scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Harry G. Story Trust Scholarship Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Be Caucasian males residing in Morgan County, Illinois, or Scott County, Illinois, for at least ten (10) years prior to the application deadline.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates of high schools in Morgan County, Illinois, or Scott County, Illinois, or undergraduates or graduate level students, who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the eligible majors:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture
    • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law (LLB)

    Graduate students must be pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree.

  • High school seniors must be in the top twenty-five (25) percent of their class. Undergraduates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.


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 April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Harry G. Story Trust. Payments are made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • academic record
  • demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • work experience
  • a statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • unusual personal or family circumstances
  • 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:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 6, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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