The Argo Higher Education Foundation is offering renewable and non-renewable scholarships for Argo Community High School graduates enrolling in a college, university, or trade school. Amounts vary between $1500 and $2500.
Students must be graduating from Argo Community High School in the current school year with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to be eligible for an Argo Higher Education Foundation Scholarship. A committee will review all completed applications and scholarships will be awarded based on a rubric evaluating academics, extracurricular activities, employment, and community and volunteer involvement.
Mamie Till-Mobley Memorial Scholarship
Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till and tireless advocate for social justice, is arguably Argo High School’s most influential graduate. She rose to fame with her brave decision to hold an open-casket funeral following the brutal lynching of her son while he was on summer break in Mississippi in 1955. Mamie famously stated that she wanted the world to see what had happened to her son, sparking the Civil Rights Movement and bringing lynching to the forefront of social conversation.
She was the first Black student to make the A Honor Roll and the fourth Black student to graduate from Argo High School. Following Emmett’s murder in 1955, Mamie fought for justice for her son while pursuing her degree in education. As a teacher, Mamie continued her social justice advocacy, working with children in and out of the classroom until her death in 2003 at the age of 81.
Donate to support the Mamie Till-Mobley Scholarship here.
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Paula Panfil Science Educators Memorial Scholarship
The Paula Panfil Science Educators Memorial Scholarship honors the 34-year career of Ms. Paula Panfil, along with all Argo Science teachers, who have dedicated decades of their career to help Argo students succeed in science. This scholarship is funded by current and past Argo Science teachers. This scholarship will be awarded to an Argo Community High School Senior who intends to study a scientific field at a 2- or 4-year postsecondary institution or attend a vocational school for a science-related profession.
Donate to the Paula Panfil Science Educators Memorial Scholarship here.
Career and Technical Education Scholarships
AHEF awards up to $4000 in scholarships each year to students entering the trades, the culinary field, or CTE education, as well as seniors enrolled in dual enrollment programs in the medical field. The following career and technical education scholarships are available:
5-Star Furniture Scholarship -$1000
5-Star Furniture Dual Enrollment Scholarship - $1000
Dalmares Produce Scholarship - two $1000 scholarships available
Rising seniors in a dual enrollment program are eligible for the 5-Star Furniture Dual Enrollment Scholarship through a different application process. Additional information is coming soon!
Donate to support Career and Technical Education Scholarships here.