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ICCA will be awarding $25,000 in scholarships for the 2024-2025 cheerleading season.  There will be a guaranteed minimum of $1000 for each finalist.

About the ICCA Scholarship Program

ICCA provides monies 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 and compete at a minimum of one ICCA Invitational.  The finalists will be contacted to set up their interview time.  Below is a list of information needed when applying for a scholarship.  To apply for Scholarship please go to the link below and complete online.

Scholarship Requirement Information 2024-25

1) You must be a Senior on the winter cheer team at an ICCA member school.

2) You must complete the form online by November 30th to be considered for an ICCA Scholarship.

3) 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 the google form application).

4)  You must have your coach fill out the coaches recommendation.

5)  You must have competed at a minimum of one ICCA Invitational.

6) You must submit a cheerleading skills video following the guidelines listed below.

7)  You must (as a finalist) be at the interview (in person) on the evening of January 10, 2025.

8)  You must provide Community Service information documentation if you, as the applicant, become a finalist.

9)  You must (as a finalist) be in attendance at the Championship on January 11, 2025.

Instructions: Applicant must be in uniform OR practice wear.  All skills must be performed on a cheer mat (No spring floor). Other cheerleaders seen in the video should be in practice clothing and only seen during the stunting section.  The video must be no more than 2 minutes and in the following order:  1)  Cheer  2)  Jumps  3)  Tumbling  4)  Stunts

Cheerleading Skills Video – 60 points
  • Voice (5 points)
    • Articulation/volume/pacing
  • Motions (10 points) evaluated throughout the whole video
    • Placement/execution/sharpness
  • Jumps (10 points)
    • Flexibility/execution/form/height/landing
  • Tumbling (10 points)
    • Difficulty/execution/technique
  • Stunts (10 points)
    • Difficulty/execution/technique
  • Creativity/Originality/Overall Appeal (10 points)
    • How your video stands out from others
  • Video follows order and guidelines (5 points)

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

Click the link to complete the form:  Scholarship Application

2024 Scholarship Winners
Photo credits:  Wagner Portrait Group

ICCA awarded a total of $17,000 in scholarship money during the 2024 ICCA Championships.

The top scholarship winner is Adrian Allen who will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship to the university of her choice.


2024 – Scholarship Winners

Adrian Allen – U-High
Elizabeth Bax – Carl Sandburg
Megan Beerheide – Buffalo Grove
Lexie Fears – Highland
Natalie Hall – Rockridge
Kenzie Keyser – U-High
Chloe Mcteer – Highland
Avery Pingsterhaus – Mater Dei
Holly Ricklefs – Jersey Community
Payton Semmens – Pontiac
Kayla Zacheis – Edwardsville

2023 Scholarship Winners
Photo credits:  Wagner Portrait Group

2023 Scholarship Winners

Jaynanne Caupert – Waterloo High School

Callie Causemaker – Rockridge High School

Olivia Gomez – Carl Sandberg High School

Kaleigha Grant – Peoria High School

Nikolette Hurley – Carl Sandburg High School

Ashley Jackson – Carterville High School

Gabrielle Kreke – Effingham High School

DaMaurRe Morgan – Thornton Township High School

Isabella Schmidt – Waterloo High School

Gianna Viviano – Triad High School



2022 Scholarship Winners
Photo credits:  Wagner Portrait Group

2022 Scholarship Winners 

Elisabeth Blumeyer – Mt Vernon 

Kaelyn Causemaker –Rockridge 

Rheaanna Fowler – Highland 

Emma Guarni – Oswego East 

Evie Krieger – Benton 

Giovanna Mosely – Addison Trail 

Madalyn Riebel – Carl Sandburg

Madysen Schutte – Illini Bluffs 

Elisa Shaheen – Carl Sandburg 

Jessi Veline – O’Fallon 

Brittani Wellen – Highland 

2021 Scholarship Winners

Ava Stroobosscher- Carl Sandburg High School 

Lily Nevin- Carl Sandburg High School

Abby Wall- Greenville High School

Ella Vacek- Oswego East High School 

Kalysta Conley- Vienna High School  

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:

2014 Scholarship Winners

2013 Scholarship Winners

2012 Scholarship Winners