The Application Process

Annually, the Illinois PTA Scholarship Committee receives hundreds of applications from high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in an education related field and we review each one carefully. The selection process we have developed ensures that each year we award scholarships to those who are most committed to positive leadership in serving others and to academic excellence.

  1. Apply Online
    Our application is currently open and will close on February 15, 2017.

  2. Submit Application
    Do not forget to click submit once you are done! A submission confirmation will appear after you click submit. You will also receive a confirmation through email.

  3. Submit Additional Material
    All applicants must submit additional materials by the application deadline. Materials include official transcript (which includes a minimum of 7 semester grades from high school) and a possible parent release form.

  4. District Scholarship Review Committee
    Applications are reviewed locally by each PTA District Scholarship Committee in late February.

  5. Region Scholarship Review Committee
    After applications are reviewed locally by each PTA District Scholarship Committee, they are sent to the PTA Region Committee to be reviewed by a larger geographical area within Illinois. This is done in early March.

  6. State Scholarship Review Committee
    The Illinois PTA Scholarship Committee, which includes members residing on the Illinois PTA State Board of Directors, review applications in late March.

  7. Illinois PTA Scholarship Selection
    After committee review, two finalists will be named the Illinois PTA Scholarship Recipients.