Each year as we all focus on the spring semester, students ramp up their efforts to seek scholarship money for higher education. Our hope is to support Central 301 students in their quest past graduation. Here is a list of scholarship opportunities that might be of interest to our Central 301 students.

This is an ongoing list. Check back often!

Lisa Pryor Blast Scholarship (Deadline – April 28, 2023) $1,500

The purpose of the Lisa Pryor Blast Scholarship Fund is to honor one of the Program’s most influential and determined leaders. Lisa’s energy and passion to develop, educate, and be a mentor to the girls was inspiring. She touched so many lives and gave so much of her time and energy back to the game she loved. She embodied the ideals and philosophy we continue to strive for within the foundation of the Burlington Blast Program.

Central Youth Football and Cheer League Scholarship (Deadline – April 30, 2023) $500

The Central Youth Football & Cheer League (CYFL) awards annually one $500 scholarship for a Rocket
football player and one $500 scholarship for a Rocket cheerleader that is currently enrolled in Central 301. The CYFL is an organization that encourages and develops youth in the sports of cheer and football. We are a feeder program for future Rocket athletes and have developed a program that will mentor and
positively influence the youth of Central 301.

Central District Baseball League (Deadline – April 30, 2023) $500

The Central District Baseball League is proud to announce two (2) $500 scholarships for graduating Central High School seniors who have played at least two (2) seasons in the CDBL. Email CDBLBoard@gmail.com with any questions.

George Dekan Memorial Scholarship (Deadline – May 1, 2023) $2,000

Senior athletes who are participating in an Illinois high school Track and Field and / or Cross Country program and who are planning on attending college or a career school are eligible for the non-renewable scholarship. A minimum of two (2) scholarships (one male and one female) of $2,000 apiece will be awarded by the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches’ Association based on academic, athletic, and non-athletic achievements, as well as an original essay composed by the applicant.

Burlington / Plato / Central Alumni Association Scholarship (Deadline – May 1, 2023) TBD

Please note: all Burlington / Plato / Central Alumni Association Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the Alumni Banquet on Saturday, July 29, 2023, 5:30pm at Burlington Fire Department.

Central High School – Athletic Boosters (Deadline – May 5, 2023) $1,000

The Central High School Athletic Boosters offers two (2) scholarships, each worth $1,000. One will be awarded to a senior boy and one to a senior girl who has participated in athletics at Central High School.