2024 Scholarship Application

Each year, since 1989, the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Fund awards funds to graduating high school seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges/universities.
A total of $375,500 has been awarded to 222 students.
Any questions may be directed to TOI at 217-744-2212 or kayla@toi.org.

Deadline: March 1, 2024

  • Graduating Illinois high school senior.
  • Applying to attend a university/college located in Illinois. Awards may not be deferred. If you need to change schools after being awarded a scholarship, please contact the TOI office as soon as possible.
  • U.S. citizen and resident of Illinois.
  • Plan to attend a university/college in Illinois as a full time student.
  • History of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities (student government, club officer, etc.) or a commitment to civic responsibility, social consciousness and a willingness to serve the community (community service projects, volunteer activities with local service agencies or charitable institutions, etc.)
  • Submit a 500-word essay on The Role of Township Government in Today‚Äôs Society and in the Future that will include information gained from an interview with an elected township official.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, local officials or business people.
  • Submit an official high school transcript.
  • Submit a cover letter and completed application form.
  • Must be mailed or submitted online no later than March 1, 2024. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.


Application submittal has closed.