Financial Aid Scholarships

Each year donors in the Danville Area present monetary awards to DACC students. Each of the donors determines the criteria for selection of the scholarship recipients.  Approximately 200 awards are presented yearly. Recipients acknowledge their Donors at the annual Honors Program held in September. Scholarship applications are available in the DACC Foundation office as well as distributed across campus and at the WIA/JTP "One Stop" location at the Illinois Employment Security office. Scholarships are distributed with specific deadlines throughout the year.

FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB)

FastWEB is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans available to students. Click here to begin!

Orphan Foundation of America

Applicants Must:

  • have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months prior to their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
  • have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
  • be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from FC2S
  • have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States, U.S. Citizenship is not required.

Click here for further information on the programs and the applications.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During its 30-year history, HSF has awarded more than 73,000 scholarships totaling nearly $170 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam who have attended more than 1,700 colleges and universities. Click here for more information and scholarship application.

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of nearly 12 million Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. The Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc. (OCA) has been provided with funding from the Avon Foundation to fund college scholarships for Asian Pacific American (APA) women who will be entering their first year of college.  Click here for more information.

United Negro College Fund

United Negro College Fund is a fund-raising consortium of 39 private, fully accredited, four- year, historically black colleges and universities. As an educational assistance organization, The College Fund provides operating assistance to its 39 member colleges and universities, administers over 400 scholarship programs for African American students, provides technical assistance for HBCUs, and conducts research and data collection on African American education. In its 55 year history, UNCF has raised over $1.4 billion to promote higher education achievement in the African American community and has helped to graduate over 300,000 African Americans from undergraduate and graduate programs. Click here for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa

International Honor Society members can apply for scholarships at:

PTK Partnerships for Scholarship Opportunities:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (web page listed above) or phone 1- (277)-473-4636
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation contact by phone 1-(800)498-6478 or at

Ripon College in Wisconsin

From: Ripon College in Wisconsin scholarships available to transfer students, including students active in Phi Theta Kappa.  Students must have 18 or more transferable credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). You may visit the college's web site at or call 1-800-94-RIPON for more information.

Tillman Military Scholarships

ATTENTION Armed Service Members!

Tillman Military Scholarships - The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced that the new Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program is accepting applications.  Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program include veterans and active service members of both pre- and post-9/11 service; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of service members (children and spouses). Applications can be found at this website:

McKendree College

McKendree College is committed to attracting the best and brightest students from Illinois’ outstanding community college system and to making its educational opportunity financially accessible to every well-qualified student in the state.

To qualify for a scholarship an individual must have received or will receive an Associate’s Degree from an Illinois community college, have at least a 3.0 grade point, be recommended by an Illinois community college, be a resident of the state of Illinois and be admitted to McKendree College.

To apply for admission to McKendree College, an individual can go to the McKendree College website at or telephone McKendree College at 1-800-BEARCAT ext. 6831.

Founded in 1828, McKendree College is located 20 minutes east of St. Louis, in Lebanon, Illinois.  McKendree offers 40 areas of study to students from all corners of the United States and many international countries.

Scholarship Program For Visual Art Excellence For USA – Canada

Scholarship Program For Visual Art Excellence For USA – Canada, and it’s designed to help many students from college with enormous student loan debt or limit their education in an attempt to control costs. Because scholarships are free money, however, students can focus on their careers instead of thinking about how they will repay loans. By removing financial barriers, scholarships make education and career goals easier to obtain.

Criteria For Scholarship:
Designers who want to apply for the scholarship program have to Submit 5 samples of 2 genre/area within the given genre/area of our website Sprakdesign so the reviewers can determine a consistent trend in your skill and potential. If our team finds it impressive enough, we will award the scholarship to those particular designers.

Visit this link for more information about the scholarship and how to apply.

Tylenol scholarships

The makers of Tylenol have an opportunity for $250,000 in scholarships to healthcare students.
Apply today to receive one $5000 grant (20 awarded) or $1000 grant (150 awarded)  being offered to undergraduate and graduate students in health-related fields of study. Go to for applications and information. 

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)  is offering: Paid internships in multiple fields and disciplines   * Scholarships of up to $12,000* for undergraduate and graduate students.  The posters and fliers can be found in the DACC Foundation office on the 2nd floor of Vermilion Hall. You can also go to for more information about programs or apply online.

Tulane University Transfer scholarship

Tulane University Transfer scholarship - up to $22,000 per year for eligible students. There are scholarships for Collegiate Achievement, as well as Phi Theta Kappa Awards.  You must submit completed application materials to be considered for scholarships and there is NO APPLICATION FEE for transfer students.  Visit for more information, or call 1-800-873-9283.

Missouri State University

Missouri State University offers a Missouri Outreach Graduate Opportunity (MOGO) Scholarship for out-of-state and international students which can significantly reduce the cost of out-of-state course fees.  Visit for more information, or email Tobin Bushman at

John W. Maitland, Jr.-Joseph F. Warner Long-Term Care Nurses Scholarship Fund (Illinois Health Care Association IHCA)

John W. Maitland, Jr.-Joseph F. Warner Long-Term Care Nurses Scholarship Fund (Illinois Health Care Association IHCA)* -  Up to ten scholarships with award amounts up to $1,000/scholarship will be awarded to individuals seeking to pursue nursing degrees and employment in long-term care in Illinois.   Must have been accepted into a nursing program. Must be working in an IHCA-member assisted living, long-term care facility or DD facility/program either full-time or part-time or be a full-time student in a nursing program and have expressed an interest in long-term care nursing. Applications are available in the DACC Foundation Office or online at

Veterans Benefits Scholarship

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