The Education Foundation has 41 named scholarship funds awarding 56 individual scholarships. These scholarship awards provide over $75,000 in financial assistance to Rock Island High School graduates. Average as well as high performing Rock Island High School seniors may qualify for these awards to further their education. We offer help for those wanting to attend vocational school, junior college, or a four-year college.

The scholarships have differing requirements but we've made it easy to apply. Just one application package needs to be submitted to apply for the majority of the scholarships.

You can now apply online through our website. See the Apply Now page under the scholarship tab for link and instructions.

Scholarship application package must include:

  • Copy of their high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach (see requirements of desired scholarships) who is familiar with their dedication to excellence
  • FAFSA or other financial aid information
  • 500-word essay illustrating how the assistance will help them achieve their dreams and how they will use their education to make a difference

All of us have our ROCK - someone who is always there for us and makes a profound impact on our lives. So many teachers, graduates, and community stakeholders appreciate the impact the Rock Island-Milan School District made on their lives. In return, they provide thousands of dollars to help other Rocks succeed.

Complete List of Scholarships Provided by our "Rocks"

  • Charles O. Austin, Jr. Leadership*
  • Carole S. Barkan Memorial
  • Boeye Family
  • Grant W. and Virginia M. Brissman
  • RIHS Class of 1961 - up to 10 scholarships annually
  • Class of 1963 "First in the Family"
  • RIHS Class of 1965
  • Stanley H. Coin Business
  • Donald E. Devinney Business & Business Education
  • Barbara Fackel AVID Scholarship*
  • Ben D. and Nancy K. Brown Farrar
  • Doug Franz Memorial
  • Rick Gilliland
  • Ray and Elva Haberthur Memorial
  • Hass Family
  • Heart of a "Rock" Scholarship
  • The Amy Helpenstell Liberal Arts
  • Derek James Jackson Art
  • Tyler John Memorial
  • Jumer's Casino and Hotel - 3 scholarships
  • Judith A. Katz
  • Donavin J. Keim - 2 scholarships
  • R. Decker Magee Memorial
  • The Marler Clark Science
  • Mollie Montgomery Scholarship
  • Herb Niemann
  • Charlie White/Richard Klatt Purple Tuna Creativity
  • Darrell and Mary Anne Reynolds Automotive
  • Darrell and Mary Anne Reynolds
  • Miles W. Rich Family Scholarship
  • Jayovontae "Jaree" Roberts - 2 scholarships
  • Rock Island Township
  • Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation - 3 scholarships
  • Rock Island Rotary "Service Above Self" Scholarship
  • Chet Schultz
  • Terry Stephens Memorial
  • Thoms Family Above and Beyond* - up to 5 scholarships
  • Elizabeth Kennel Williams
  • Women's Computer Science, I.T. & Math
  • Rosemary Woodward Scholarship
  • DW Young Memorial

*Scholarships having separate application and/or time-frame, please see counselors for more information

Events & Announcements

The RIMEF Austin Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships were announced via a video presentation on May 13.

Scholarship Recipients

Class of 2020

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

Class of 2017

Class of 2016

Class of 2015

Class of 2014

Award Night Programs

2021 Program

2020 Program