Local Scholarships

The Antioch Community is very generous with giving for students and adults seeking scholarships for college. Please look at the listing below to see what is currently available from various organizations:

You may contact the organizations or the Guidance Department at Antioch and Lakes High Schools for applications and information.

Rotary Club Vocational Scholarships

                The Rotary Club of Antioch is committed to serving students whose career path may not be a traditional four-year college program. There are many opportunities and possibilities for those considering careers not requiring a college degree. Financial assistance may be just as important in this area. For those seeking support there are several options available.

                The Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarship Program offers grants in the amount of $1,500 to support students preparing for vocational or technical careers. Application deadline is April 9, 2021 and may be obtained through the Guidance Department at Lakes or Antioch High School.

                The Rotary Club also offers local support for students or those already in the workforce. These could be funds for certified programs, apprenticeships, application fees, supplies and equipment, or other necessary expenditures to assist in vocational or technical careers. There are two opportunities available: 1) the Vocational Scholarship Program and 2) the Reed Ano Memorial Scholarship. The same application form is used for both and is available from Lakes or Antioch Guidance Department. Application must be received by March 1, 2021.

                If you have any questions about these programs or want to discuss the process further please contact Rotarian Matt Tabar at 847-838-9778 or


Antioch Rotary Club - Vocational Pathways

The Rotary Club of Antioch, High School District #117, and numerous local businesses have partnered for an ongoing Career Pathways Committee which provides opportunities for students who are looking for a future not geared at a typical 4 year collage program. Through support and advocacy we attempt to connect high student students with information, connections, and financial resources. Attached here is information on the first of monthly discussion panels offered for students and parents in making informed career choices. The first session will focus on Fire, Police, and First Responder career opportunities. Future session will highlight construction and trades professions. We are also looking to connect to students who might need some financial assistance to achieve their goals. (posted 1/13/21).  We are very excited about the direction we are moving in spite of the current pandemic crisis. We would be happy to discuss further information regarding our Career Pathways Committee. My name is Matt Tabar and I serve as Chair of this program. Please contact me if you would like any further information. 847-445-3897


Career Panel Discussion Series

Session #2- Careers in the Electricians and Plumbers Trades

February 17 at 6:30 PM   Zoom meeting

                The meeting for Wednesday, February 17 is the second in a series of Career Panel Discussions. It will feature information for those interested in the fields of Electrician and/or Plumbing. Representatives from the Electrician’s Training Center/Union and Lake County Plumber’s Union will be joined by local tradesmen in discussing these fields. Representatives from High School District #117, Lake County Tech Campus, and College of Lake County will discuss paths to enter these careers. We intend to provide information about careers and opportunities in these fields and paths to participate. There is opportunity for questions and answers. We urge all students and theirs parents to join us for an interesting and informative session. The feedback from our first session indicated it was quite helpful. These sessions are recorded and are available from the Guidance Department now and for future reference. This is a virtual Zoom meeting. The log in information is meeting ID 910 1031 4694 passcode D117. Contact Rotarian Matt Tabar 847-445-3897 or for additional information.



2021 GLCU Scholarship

 Bannockburn, Illinois – Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is excited to announce their 2021 scholarship opportunity for college-bound students. Individuals may submit their 2021 application now through April 30th, 2021. The GLCU Scholarship Committee will select and award $1,000 scholarships to six students!

Applicants are required to submit a short video as part of their submission, making the process more dynamic by highlight academic accomplishments and digital skills. The scholarship program is available to GLCU members of 6 months or longer, no matter their age or education level. Funds can be used for tuition, accommodations, books, or any college-related expense.

GLCU is proud to support students as they continue on their educational journey and work to make their dreams a reality.” – Jennifer Shimp, Financial Education Program Manager.  All applications must be submitted online using the electronic entry form. Winners will be notified no later than May 15th, 2021.  For more information about the scholarship application and eligibility requirements, please visit


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