Career Treks

Career Trek Date A/B Area of Interest
UPCOMING CAREER TREKS FOR 2019-2020 ------ -- ------
Behavioral Health - Alexian Brothers Mar. 4, 2020 B Health Sciences
Motor Werks and Patrick Dealer Group Mar. 5, 2020 A Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Forensics & Law Enforcement Mar. 6, 2020 B Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Safety
Health Care Careers at Harper College Mar. 10, 2020 B Health Sciences
PAST CAREER TREKS DURING 2019-2020 ------ -- ------
Cybersecurity United Airlines-Willis Tower Sep. 27, 2019 B Interactive and Information Technology
Health Care Careers - Alexian Brothers Oct. 1, 2019 B Health Sciences
Toshiba and Tramec - Elk Grove Village Oct. 4, 2019 A Manufacturing
Engineering & Food Science - Tate & Lyle Oct. 10, 2019 A Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Culinary Arts - Links Taproom-Chicago Oct. 16, 2019 A Hospitality & Tourism
Insurance - Zurich Insurance Oct. 21, 2019 B Finance & Accounting
Robotic Surgery - St. Alexius Medical Center Oct. 22, 2019 A Health Sciences
Autos - Mecum Auto Auctions Oct. 25, 2019 B Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Electrician Apprenticeships Oct. 25, 2019 B Architecture & Construction
Chemistry/Chemical Engineering-Lanza Tech Oct. 29, 2019 B Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
RSM Accounting Nov. 12, 2019 B Finance & Accounting
FBI Forensic Accounting Nov. 18, 2019 B Finance & Accounting
Illinois Department of Transportation Nov. 19, 2019 A Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Engineering - Honeywell UOP and AIChE Nov. 20, 2019 B Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Culinary Arts - Tasty Catering Jan. 9, 2020 A Hospitality & Tourism
Hotel Management
and Event Planning - Hyatt
Jan. 14, 2020 B Hospitality & Tourism
Marketing - The Motion Agency Jan. 15, 2020 A Hospitality & Tourism
Law - Rolling Meadows Courthouse Jan. 29, 2020 B Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Career Fairs

Event Date A/B Additional Information
UPCOMING JOB FAIRS FOR 2019-2020 ----- -- -----
Santas Village Hiring Event Fri, Mar. 13, 2020
3:00 - 6:00pm &
Sat, Mar. 14, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
- Santas Village
601 Dundee Avenue
PAST JOB FAIRS FOR 2019-2020 ----- -- -----
National College Fair-Chicago Sat, Oct. 5, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm
- McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
Performing & Visual Arts College Fair Thur, Oct. 24, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm
A UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
Skilled Trades Fair Tues, Nov. 5, 2019
9:40am - 1:30pm
A Rolling Meadows High School, 2901 Central Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Hoffman Estates Park District Job Fair Thur, Dec. 19, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates
Room 114
Palatine Park District Job Fair Wed, Jan. 8, 2020
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
B Community Center Gym
250 E. Wood Street, Palatine
Teen Job Fair Sat, Feb. 15, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
- Schaumburg Twp District Library - Central Rasmussen Room
130 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg

Career Trek Speakers

Speaker Date A/B Where/When
UPCOMING CAREER SPEAKERS FOR 2019-2020 ---- -- ----
Career Speakers - Engineering Sat, Feb. 29, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Harper College - Wojcik Conference Center
1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine
Career Exploration - Health Care Career Night Wed, Apr. 1, 2020
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington
PAST CAREER SPEAKERS FOR 2019-2020 ----- -- -----
Career Speaker Police Explorers Tues, Aug. 27, 2019 B Hoffman Estates High School Rm 235, Block 3 lunch periods
Career Speaker Accounting Thur, Oct. 17, 2019 B Hoffman Estates High School - Rm 033, Block 2

College Representative Visit Schedule

Military Branch Contact Information & Visit List

General Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

Source Website
College Answer
Colleges and Universities in the United States of America (USA) by State/ Possession
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Illinois Students Assistance Commission
Merit Scholarships & Midwest Exchange Info
Online Degrees, Financial Aid and Scholarships
U.S. Department of Education
US Colleges, Community Colleges, & Universities by State(by Region)
Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training

Scholarships Listing

Scholarship Name Scholarship Information Scholarship Website
AITCOY(Assoc. of Illinois Township Committees on Youth) TBA
Allience Scholars Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate students focused on STEM.
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships for students that are American Indian and Native Alaskan graduate students
Amvets Scholarships 1-Mar-15
AQS Richard A. Maass Memorial Scholarship The Fox Valley Section 1208 of the American Society for Quality offers the Richard A. Maass Memorial Scholarship which will fund one year of undergraduate tuition and fees up to a maximum of $2,000.00. Applicants will be chosen based on their academic achievement, community service, outstanding essay on the importance of quality products and/or services to the future of our country, and financial need.
Barrington Bank & Trust Community Program TBA Information is available in the CRC, Media Center
Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Scholarships TBA
CareerOne Stop Scholarship Search Search tool sponsored by CareerOne Stop. Allows search by several key categories, as well as a keyword search. As a bonus, this site also has information on career preparation and development.
Center for Online Education A collection of scholarships for minority students.
College Board Scholarship Search A great scholarship engine that allows you to search by keyword or sponsor name. You can also customize your search by entering demographic information.
College Scholarships Scholarships for non-traditional Students
CollegeNet An interesting twist on the scholarship search. Your forum posts and interactions can help win you a scholarship! For more information, visit their site.
CRCA Foundation The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association will award at least one $4,000 renewable scholarship to a high school senior who will enter college in August or September each year in the following programs - liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture or business.
Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing TBA
Delta Kappa Gamma Recruitment Grants Two grants of $1500 are available to graduating District 211 female seniors who plan on majoring in an education related field in college.
Engineer Girl Scholarships of women going into or in engineering
FastWeb Similar to NerdScholar, this database has a large number of scholarships. Enter some information about yourself and your parents (clubs, occupations, etc.) to gain access to scholarship information. An email address is required, but there is no charge for this site.
Filipino American Communications Employees of AT&T FACES supports diversity & inclusion through our four pillars of culture/kultura, community/komunidad, charity/karidad, and education/karunungan. Annually, we bring these pillars together to offer non-renewable scholarships to college-bound high school students.
Ford Blue Oval Scholar Scholarships TBA
Fran Beckett & Carol Walters Student Activies Scholarship Application requirements include: Application, Statement of Finances, Essay: "What involvement in extracurricular activities has meant to me", Work/Community Service, Activities, 1 Recommendation letter, Brief statement on "Future plans and goals"
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Scholarship Application Guidelines: Applicant must be a high school senior; Applicant must be live or attend high school in our service areas; Applicant must be pursuing a degree, licensure, or certificate; Applicant must demonstrate a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 paid directly to their college/university. There will also be an opportunity to reapply for funding for their sophomore year.
Fueling the Minds of the Future TBA
Garden Club of Illinois The Garden Club of Inverness is pleased to offer one or more scholarships of at least $1,000 each to a graduating senior(s) or college student, who has demonstrated an interest in an environmentally related field.
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION Scholarship Program
H.E.L.P. Scholarship Application Hoffman Estates Loyal Partners is offering ten $1,000 scholarships to seniors. The scholarship is based on academic achievements, a written essay and extra-curricular activities both in and outside of school. Students may pick up an application at the College/Career Resource Center (CRC), or by clicking the link to the right. All applications are due Friday, April 3, 2020 by 3 p.m. to the College/Career Resource Center (CRC).

Scholarships for Minority Students

Scholarship Website
General Awards for Minority Students
Scholarships for Minority Students

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Scholarship Website
College Advising Guide
Dreamer’s Pathway to College
Scholarships Open to Students Regardless of Immigration Status
The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship
The Dream.US Scholarship Program