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About the ICCA Scholarship program

Each year ICCA gives over $10,000 to senior cheerleaders as scholarship money for continuing education. These winners are selected from seniors throughout the state of Illinois who excel in cheerleading as well as the classroom. Seniors who apply need to be members of ICCA.  The top 10 scoring applicants will be required to be present for an interview at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield on January 8th, 2021 and for award presentation at the ICCA Championships on January 9th, 2021.  Below is a list of information needed when applying for a scholarship.  To apply for Scholarship please go to link below and complete online.

Scholarship Information 2020-21

1) Your school must be an ICCA member or you as an individual have to be an ICCA member to be eligible for a scholarship.

2) You must complete the form online by Sunday November 15th, 2020 by midnight to be considered for an ICCA Scholarship.

3) Potential scholarship winners will be interviewed on Friday, January 8th and finalists must be in attendance at the awards ceremony on Saturday, January 9th to be eligible for the scholarship.

4) You need to contact the registrar at your school and have him or her send an official transcript that includes a non-weighted GPA and ACT/SAT score. This should be in a sealed envelope and sent to the Scholarship Director (address on google form).

5) You must download the coach’s questionnaire from the google form and give it to your coach to fill out and send in a sealed envelope to the Scholarship Director. (address on google form)  COACHES QUESTIONNAIRE

6) Create your video using the directions below and post it to an online, web-based hosting site such as and paste the link in the section on the application.

Instructions: Applicant must be in uniform. Other athletes must be in practice clothing. All skills must be performed on a cheer mat (No spring floor). No other cheerleaders should be on the video except for the stunt portion of the video. The video must be a maximum of 2 minutes and in the following order:

1) Floor Cheer (no stunts but can incorporate jumps and/or tumbling)
2) Dance (dance should have three 8-counts)
3) Combination Jump (Demonstrate your best triple jump)
4) Tumbling (include your best standing AND running pass)
5) Stunt sequence (Applicants for the stunt sequence may be the base, top or back spot but not the front spot).

***Videos not submitted in the correct order listed above will not be considered for Scholarship.***

***ICCA would like for the scholarship winners to help toss T-shirts on Saturday January 9th, 2020 between competition when the athlete’s team is not competing.***

ICCA Scholarship Application Form

2020 Scholarship Winners

  • Anna Picaente- Carl Sandburg
  • Caroline Schmidt- Carl Sandburg HS
  • Callie Metzger- Waterloo
  • Kamryn Daiber- Highland
  • Lauren Weiner- Alton
  • Elizabeth Gwaltney- Carmi White
  • Meghan McCurdy- Carl Sandburg
  • Ellie Behnke- Oswego East
  • Olivia Schrame- Oswego East
  • Taylor Andrews- Oswego East
  • Taylor Anderson- Peoria
  • Grace Napp- alton
  • Stephanie Gaspardo- Carl Sandburg

2019 Scholarship Winners

  • Chicoyah Hunt- Thornton Twsp
  • Elaina Vitale- Columbia
  • Carly Etter- Mater Dei
  • Sarah Litchfield- Farmington
  • Erin Peters- Rockridge
  • Kelsi Kessler- Carmi-White
  • Hailey Keller- Civic Memorial
  • Lauryn Douthit- Effingham
  • Addison Peckham- Farmington
  • Katherine Georges- Limestone

2018 Scholarship Winners

  • Paige Way- Edwardsville
  •  Peyton Roedder- Carmi-White
  •  Breana Smith- Alton
  • Mara Caldieraro- Greenville
  • Logan Hilmes- Greenville
  • Camryn Rowe- Rockridge
  • Kenzee Dycus- Mt. Vernon
  • Brooke Hudson- Granite City
  • Amy Weslow- Carl Sandburg
  • Zoe Walrath- Rockridge

2017 ICCA Scholarship Winners

  •  Morgan Goebel – Edwardsville
  •  Johnel Eubanks – Benton
  •  Alyssa Vignos – New Berlin
  • Ally Litchfield – Farmington Central
  • Jessica Hall – Columbia
  • Sydney Morgan – Mt Vernon
  • Justice Conover – Carterville
  • Bailey Wills – Highland
  • Emma Moore – Edwardsville
  • Jesse Slack – Sesser-Valier

2016 Scholarship Winners

  • Hannah Andrews –   Oswego East
  • Nicole Infantino – Addison Trail
  • Alyssa Dollison – O’Fallon
  • Kaylee Nichols – Williamsville
  • Nathan O’Connor –  Tremont
  • Audrey Kosydor  – Highland
  • MaKayla Gayler  – Oakwood
  • Chase McQueen  -Edwardsville
  • Marissa Wheeler  –   Highland
  • Jessica Hammel  – Carlyle
  • Kaylen Keele  –  Carlyle

2015 Scholarship Winners

  • 1st Place – Celeste Bremley             Edwardsville
  • 2nd Place – Avani Yaganti               O’Fallon
  • 3rd Place – Kara Kennedy               Victor J Andrew
  • Hailey Flanagan                                East Richland
  • Amy Kovarik                                      Sesser-Valier
  • Renee Rivera                                     Mater Dei
  • Taylor Hitchcock                              Rockridge
  • Sarah Hotzel                                      University High
  • Kelsey Jones                                      Williamsville
  • Emily Kuberski                                 Pinckneyville
Here is a list of our past winners