2018: Stan Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 16 2018 at 11:59 PM CDT (Midnight)


Stan was born on May 21, 1940 in Biggsville, IL the son of Clarence J. and Maude E. Anderson Woods. He married Janet Harrelson on June 8, 1968 in Little York, IL. He died February 7, 2011. he was the father of Mitchell and Scott (wife, Rachel) and grandfather to Logan and Abigail Woods.

Stan was a teacher/guidance counselor and Dean of Students for the Moline School District for 38 years retiring in 2000. His enthusiasm for life, his love for learning, and a genuine compassion for students were a part of Stan's daily life at Moline High School. Some of his many activities at Moline High School included leadership for Share Joys, National Honor Society and Natural Helpers.

His former students have made the following comments about Stan Woods:

In the stormy high school waters, Stan Woods was a beacon of hope that things could and would get better.

Stan Woods was a man with the ability to recognize dreamers and understand dreamers. He always made you believe in yourself. What a great motivator and perfect guidance counselor!

He had an eternally positive and optimistic demeanor. Despite what may have gone wrong during your day, there was always something better to look forward to on the horizon. Stan always made sure you remembered that.

Stan had an amazing memory and was fantastic with names. He knew so much about so many people. He was always able to relate with former students, even when he hadn't seen them for years!

I loved to walk into the counseling office. Stan always had a big smile on his face and was there to greet you with a big bear hug. You always felt like you were loved when Stan was around.


-Applicant must be a current graduate of Moline High School, Moline, Illinois.
-Applicant must have maintained and provide proof of cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the first seven (7) semesters of high school.
-Applicant must provide proof of class rank and a transcript of seventh semester courses.
-Applicant must have been involved in a service oriented activity or organization in his or her school, community or place of worship.
-$1,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2018.
-The amount of awards and number of awards to be granted will be determined annually by the Selection Advisory Committee. The funds will be paid directly to the recipient's educational institution. Students must enroll on a full-time basis. (Full-time basis means carrying at least 12 semester hours.) Proof of major and class schedule will be required.
-Applicant must submit an essay "Explaining what you have done to make your community a better place to live and give an example of one or more specific projects that have benefited from your involvement." (Maximum 200 words}
-Applicant must submit two letters of reference; at least one from Moline High School faculty members, administrators or counselors and one from an individual (not related to the applicant) in the community.
-Only completed applications will be considered.