Scholarships

2021 Miss Illinois In-Kind Scholarships

Miss Illinois 2021 $10,000
Provided by Dr. Carl Soderstrom

1st Runner-Up $3,000

2nd Runner-Up $2,000

3rd Runner-Up $1,500

4th Runner-Up $1,200

Remaining Top Eleven Semi-Finalists (6 X $500) $3,000

Remaining Non-Finalist Candidates (13 X 250) $3,250

Carolyn Paulus Talent Award $1,000**
Provided by the Charitable Remainder Unitrust of Jean E. Paulus through the Wabash Community Foundation

Nancy Foote Interview Award $2000***
Provided by the Nancy Foote Scholarship Fund Established Through the SICF

Preliminary Onstage Interview (Alpha Group) $500
Provided by Judith Ford Nash - Miss America 1969

Preliminary Onstage Interview (Omega Group) $500
Provided by Erika Harold- Miss America 2003 27950

Preliminary Talent (Alpha Group) $500
Provided by Amanda Meadows Rifenberg- Miss Illinois 1998

Preliminary Talent (Omega Group) $500
Provided by Katie Lorenz Lowes- Miss Illinois 2008

Preliminary Evening Wear (Alpha Group) $250
Provided by Bill and Belinda Hatfield

Preliminary Evening Wear (Omega Group) $250
Provided by Bill and Belinda Hatfield

Non-Finalist Talent Award $250

Non-Finalist Interview Award $250
Provided by Barbara Chiles in honor of Erika Harold




Special Judges Award $300
Provided by Drs. Randy and Ronda Dunn

Linda Kay Fischer Community Service and Academia Award $250
Provided by Dr. Whitney Marlow- Miss Illinois 2010

Quality of Life Award $1,000
Provided by Dr. Susan Shea

STEM Award ($500 Winner, 2 X $250 to the Remaining Finalists) $1,000
Provided by Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Remaining Finalists provided by Messrs. Brandon Wright and Corey Thoss

Women in Business $500
Provided by Dr. Kyle and Terri Harfst

Women in Medicine $500
Provided by Heartland Regional Medical Center

Miss Illinois Vocalist Award $200
Provided by Karen Sala

Miss Illinois Entrepreneur $100

Miss Illinois Ad Page Sales $100

Miss Illinois Photogenic $100

Total: $34,000

*Miss Illinois is eligible for the $4000 Charles and Theresa Brown Scholarship awarded separately by the Brown Family Trust (Contestant must apply for this through the Brown Family Trust & must meet eligibility requirements for the scholarship)

**Carolyn K Paulus Talent Scholarship is awarded by the Jean E. Paulus Community Foundation of Wabash County (Contestant must apply for this scholarship through the Community Foundation of Wabash County)


***Nancy Foote Interview Award is awarded by the Nancy Foote Memorial Scholarship Fund. (Candidate must apply for this scholarship through the Southern Illinois Community Foundation)

Note: This page is a projection of anticipated scholarship awards. It is not the official and final list of scholarships. The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization, Inc is not responsible for errors and omissions due to typesetting errors.

2021 Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen In-Kind Scholarships

Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen 2021 $5000
Provided by Dr. Susan Shea, 2020 Hall of Fame recipient

1st Runner-Up $1000
Provided by Ron Osman, Attorney at Law

2nd Runner-Up $500
Provided by Megan Ervin Noble, Miss Illinois 2012

3rd Runner-Up $400
Provided by Dr. Claire Thorpe-Klinsky

4th Runner-Up $350
Provided by Rachel Johnson and Margaret Johnson

5th Runner-Up $250
Provided by Ashley Hatfield, Miss Illinois 2007

Remaining Non-Finalist Candidates (12 X 100) $1200

Teen In Action $250
Provided by Ashley Hatfield, Miss Illinois 2007

Top Score Evening Wear/On-Stage Question $150
Provided by Dr Whitney Marlow, Miss Illinois 2010

Top Score Interview $150
Provided by Margaret Johnson

Top Score Talent $150
Provided by Shuman Arts Company


Top Score Lifestyle and Fitness in Active Wear $150
Provided by Grace Etzkorn Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen 2014

Non-Finalist Interview $100
Provided by Dr. Whitney Marlow, Miss Illinois 2010

Non-Finalist Talent $100
Provided by Kaitlyn Wehr, Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen 2010


Teen Entrepreneur - CMNH and Miss America Scholarship Fund $100
Provided by Dr. Claire Thorpe-Klinsky

Teen Top Ad Page Sales $100


Special Judges Award $100
Provided by Hannah Bohn, Miss Illinois 2011

Photogenic Award $100


TOTAL: $10,150


Note: This page is a projection of anticipated scholarship awards. It is not the official and final list of scholarships. The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization, Inc is not responsible for errors and omissions due to typesetting and printing errors.
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