The scholarships listed below are for Galesburg High School seniors, unless otherwise specified. The GPSF does not select scholarship recipients.

John Aitchison Scholarship – This $100.00 science scholarship is for an outstanding GHS Senior who has completed a minimum of three years of laboratory science (preferably including physics), displays good citizenship, and has expressed an intention to pursue a career involving science.

Alric A. Anderson Memorial Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must possess evidence of improvement or perseverance during high school, good character, dependability, and plan on majoring in education.

Maury Beck Scholarship – This $250.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior who intends to major in communications. Applicants must be in the upper 40% of their class and have a financial need.

Spark Burgland Memorial Basketball Scholarship – This $300.00 scholarship is limited to a senior boy or girl at GHS who is on the varsity boys or girls basketball team and who is planning to continue education past high school, exhibit enthusiasm, and possess a tenacious work ethic and love of the sport.

Spark & Dick Burgland Athletic Achievement Scholarship – This $300.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior in the top 25% of the graduating class and a three-year any sport participant who is planning to continue education past high school, exhibits enthusiasm, and possess a tenacious work ethic and love of the sport.

Robert L. Chadwick Scholarship – This $200.00 scholarship is to be used to send a band student to band camp, preferably a jazz student.

Wes Corzette Baseball Scholarship – This $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a senior on the boys varsity baseball team.  This scholarship is issued in two payments – the first at graduation and the second when the student submits proof of academic eligibility and enrollment for the next semester.

Roy F. Damburg Honor Scholarship – This $250.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and in the upper 50% of the graduating class. The applicant must show good character, dependability, and preferably an intention to pursue a career in vocational education, communication, or graphic arts.

Dave’s Auto Body Scholarship – This $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a GHS Senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher an overall attendance rate of 90% or higher. Applicants must enroll full-time at Carl Sandburg College. This scholarship is issued in two payments – the first at graduation and the second when the student submits proof that he/she is on track to graduate, which includes proof of academic eligibility for the first year and enrollment for the second year.

Jesus Sebastian Esquivel Memorial Scholarship – This $1,000 .00 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Jesus Sebastian Esquivel. The scholarship will be awarded to a Hispanic student who is in good standing, has a 2.5 cumulative GPA, an attendance rate of 90% or better, is planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning (4-year college, 2-year college, or a vocational-technical school), has demonstrated their love of art while at GHS, and has demonstrated exemplary character, integrity, leadership skills, and work ethic.

Stephen Michael Flanagan Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending college and plans to pursue a degree in Business, preferably in Accounting.

Irma Gale Girls Service League Scholarship – This $50.00 scholarship is for a GHS senior girl who plans to go to school for some type of higher education.

Irma Gale History Scholarship – This $50.00 scholarship is for a GHS junior enrolled in American Studies with a B or above in the class and who plans to go to school for some type of higher education.

GHS Class of 1959 Memorial Scholarship – This $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a GHS Senior who has attended GHS for four years, has a 2.5 GPA or higher, plans to attend an institution of higher learning, and demonstrates good character, dependability, and dedication to GHS.

Jason Gray Memorial College Scholarship – This $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a senior from GHS who has lettered in a varsity sport, has a 2.5 GPA or higher, and plans to pursue a career in education and coaching. This scholarship is issued in two payments – the first at graduation and the second when the student submits proof of academic eligibility and enrollment for the next semester.

Bernice Henry Howard (Ralph Howard Trust) Scholarship – This $200.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior who attended Costa Catholic School and has an excellent academic background.

Louis A. Lakis Memorial Scholarship – Two $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to a GHS male and a GHS female who possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and are in the upper half of the graduating class. This scholarship is issued in two payments – the first at graduation and the second when the student submits proof of academic eligibility and enrollment for the next semester.

George & Janet Lundeen Memorial Scholarship – This $300.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA who participated in athletics and is planning to major in education or physical education, with a career goal of school administration, teaching, coaching, or another related field.

McClure Memorial Fund – This $160.00 scholarship allows the Athletic Director to give out basketball tickets purchased for each game to deserving students. The students do not need to be seniors.

Morgan Family Scholarship – This $1,000.00 scholarship recipient must be a GHS Senior who attended Churchill Jr. High and played basketball as well as be a senior letter winner in either boys or girls basketball. Applicants must be continuing to a two-year, four-year, or vocational school.

Reginald & Dorothy Mustain Memorial Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship is for a college-bound senior who has participated in wrestling during all of his/her years at GHS and has the highest GPA of those on the wrestling squad (need not be a letter winner).

Rotary Galesburg Sunrise Scholarship – This $1,000.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA, an attendance rate of 90% or higher, and is not an immediate family member of a Sunrise Rotarian.

Helen Scharfenberg Peters Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a GHS Senior female who plans to attend Knox College. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be of good character.

Marjorie Preston Sargeant Memorial Scholarship – This $200.00 scholarship is open to GHS seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are planning to major in any facet of education and have been accepted into any university or college in the state of Illinois.

Wanda B. Sargent Memorial Art Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a GHS Senior who plans to continue his/her education in the art field. Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and a 90% attendance rate or higher.

Scholastic Bowl Scholarship – This $100.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior who is college-bound and who has participated in Scholastic Bowl activities with a large contribution of success.

Rose Skaloud Memorial Scholarship (This scholarship will be awarded for the final time in 2017. Students who have received the scholarship from 2014-2017 will continue to receive payments after they send in their grades and schedule at the end of each semester.) Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to a GHS Senior male and female who plan to pursue a four-year degree in math or science. Applicants must have participated in an IHSA competitive activity. This scholarship is renewable for four years (for a possible total of $4,000.00). The first payment is issued at graduation, and subsequent payments are issued at the end of each semester when the student submits proof of academic eligibility and enrollment for the next semester.

Student Action for Education Scholarship – This $100.00 scholarship is for a GHS Senior who has chosen to pursue a career in education.

Mike Tadie Scholarship – This $80.00-$100.00 scholarship is given to the track and/or cross country track coach who will then buy a GHS student with financial need either track or cross country shoes which will let the student participate in running. The student does not need to be a senior.

John Thiel Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship is awarded to the varsity boys’ basketball player with the highest GPA.

Charles F. West Memorial Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a GHS Senior planning to major in education. A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required.

Max Wine Memorial Scholarship – This $200.00 scholarship is awarded to a senior with 90% attendance, a GPA of 2.5 or higher who plans to attend a higher educational facility. This scholarship can be renewed for three additional years (for a possible total of $800.00). This scholarship is issued annually, with the first payment made at graduation and subsequent payments made when the student submits proof of academic eligibility and enrollment for the next year.

Carmen Younger Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is to assist an Elementary School student with payment for a class or activity.  The child should have special talent or skill which could be developed by participation in a class, or activity in sports or the arts.

Walt Younker Agriculture Scholarship – This $500.00 scholarship is for any GHS Senior who is planning to attend college and major in agriculture. Applicants must be in the top half of their class.

 

Please contact Mr. Ben Bredemeier at GHS for information about all of the above scholarships except for the following:

Please contact Mr. Jeff Flater at GHS to apply for the following Athletic Scholarships:

Spark and Dick Burgland Memorial Basketball Scholarship

Wes Corzette Baseball Scholarship

McClure Memorial Fund

Mike Tadie Scholarship

John Thiel Scholarship

Please contact Mr. Dean Petrie at GHS for the following Music Scholarships:

Robert L. Chadwick Scholarship

Phil Griffith Memorial Scholarship

Please contact Teresa Baxter at gpsf@grics.net for the Carmen Younger Memorial Scholarship.

 

 

 

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