Illinois Scholarships

Millions of scholarships are available to students studying in the United States. With the help of Scholarships.com, finding these scholarships is not a problem. When you conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com, one of the factors considered in the filtering process is your state of residence. Another is "state of attendance", if applicable. Many college scholarships are available only to those from or attending college in a particular state and if you are among them, you could end up securing some additional funding for college. We recommend you conduct a complete scholarship search, but if you would like a sample of what you might find as an Illinois resident or someone who intends to study in Illinois, check out the scholarship opportunities below.

"I Matter" Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The VILLA "I Matter" Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. The recipients of this scholarship are selected based on the applicant's demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, resume, and reference letter.
Eligibility:
-Current high school seniors [...] More

AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Members of AAUW are alumnae who unite to develop programs to enable college women to continue their own intellectual growth, to further the advancement of women, and to discharge the special responsibilities to society of those who have enjoyed the [...] More

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:
-Tuition or room and board support
-Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment
-A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class
-Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college
-If qualified, [...] More

Army ROTC Scholarships
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Start Strong in life – enroll in Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.The Four-Year High School [...] More

Back 2 School Illinois Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
B2SI will award a cash grant for freshman year of study to outstanding college-bound high school seniors, using leadership skills in both academic achievement as well as school and local community as the criteria to identify winners. Scholarships are provided by the Community Currency Exchange Association of Illinois and the Tufano Family.

The B2SI Scholarship Program is only offered to [...] More

BLM Squared Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The BLM Squared Scholarship Foundation program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and award outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university with financial assistance:

-Applicants must be permanent Illinois resident
-Scholarships are to be utilized at an institution of higher [...] More

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: October 15, Annually
The Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund offers college scholarships to eligible high school seniors in Redding, Fairfield and Westport, Connecticut and the cities and surrounding suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. Award amounts vary according to the need of the student and the cost of attendance.

Eligibility:
-Must be entering their senior year of high school in the fall
-Must [...] More

Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Each year, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois distributes more than $200,000 in scholarship funding to local students. All of CFNIL's scholarship funds were created by individuals or organizations that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds' creators selected the criteria for each scholarship, based on their [...] More

Carle Auxiliary Health Care Career College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Auxiliary Scholarship awards $1,000 per year to full-time students enrolled in an approved health care field. The Carle Auxiliary awards between twelve (12) and eighteen (18) $1,000 scholarships annually to students pursuing health care careers. Two mandatory requirements: The first is that that student be able to prove that they are in a curriculum that results in health care employment like [...] More

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Each year, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois distributes more than $200,000 in scholarship funding to local students. All of CFNIL's scholarship funds were created by individuals or organizations that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds' creators selected the criteria for each scholarship, based on their [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 20, Annually
The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is for students for all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or have permanent U.S. residency status
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student [...] More

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 29, Annually
This award is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
-Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
-Pursuing a major and career in a [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 29, Annually
The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming [...] More

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship was established in 1998 as CBC Spouses partnered with General Mills to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, and other health-related studies. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBCF General [...] More

CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation CSBG Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 28, Annually
The CSBG Scholarship is designed, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, to provide financial assistance to low-income and disadvantaged persons. Scholarships will go toward providing formal education or occupational training in an accredited Illinois educational institution to CSBG eligible clients, with particular consideration given to study in high [...] More

Champion Scholars Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Champion Energy is committed to the communities we serve, and to investing in tomorrow. The Champion Scholars program will recognize three qualified scholars for their achievements.

Eligibility:
-High school senior, planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college degree program
-Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
-Be a resident of Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, or New [...] More

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Each summer, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless awards college scholarships to graduating seniors who experienced homelessness while in high school. Eligible to apply are students from Chicago and suburban schools who were homeless at some point while attending high school, as verified by the student's school. Youth leaders active with CCH also are eligible.

Eligibility:
-Experienced [...] More

Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club Educational Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: June 07, Annually
This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality related major. Eligible recipients must be Illinois residents and be attending a school in Illinois.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship - UChicago
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Full scholarships are available to children of active Chicago Fire Fighters and Police Officers.

In honor of Chicago Fire Fighters' and Chicago Police Officers' service to the University community and the city, the University of Chicago offers full-tuition scholarships to select children of active Chicago firefighters and police officers. To be considered for a full-tuition scholarship, [...] More

Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 09, Annually
The Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) awards a two-year scholarship for cadets of the four-year program (two years in high school and two in college). Students must meet or exceed the following requirements to be eligible:

-A 3.0 (B) average upon completing the two-year high school component
-A 90% attendance rate throughout the high school component
-No Driving [...] More

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Scholarships
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The University of Chicago awards full-tuition, four-year scholarships to a select number of graduates of Chicago Public Schools who are admitted to The College of the University of Chicago. Awards are made to outstanding students who show the greatest potential for making contributions to the academic, extracurricular, and community life of the College. Financial need does not affect admissions [...] More

Church's Chicken Community Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors residing in 16 eligible states who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student's choice.

Eligibility:
-Be living in one of the following [...] More

Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 12, Annually
Five awards of $1,000 each are available to high school seniors through the Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship. To participate, eligible students must register and then complete two online financial literacy tutorials plus an assessment. A short essay may be required to break ties among students who achieve a top score on the assessment.

Eligibility:
-Are permanent residents in one of the [...] More

Corporate Relocation Council Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 01, Annually
CRC is a non-profit organization that brings together corporations and global relocation service providers in Chicago for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members. School can be a very important part of the relocation process for children moving into the Chicagoland area.

As part of our commitment to Global Relocation, CRC is [...] More

Crystal Charitable Fund
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The Crystal Fund was established to support grants for an extended "away from home" cultural or educational experience that provide a skill, knowledge and/or personal value as a means of support.The Crystal Charitable Fund assists children and young adults with extreme financial need to:

- break out of poverty so they can live comfortable, productive lives
- grow up to be examples to others [...] More

Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 25, Annually
The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship is the newest addition to the scholarship program sponsored by NATF. The fund was established in the honor and memory of Dan L. Meisinger Sr., whose career in aviation spanned 63 years. He was the founder of Executive Beechcraft, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and was twice named Beech Aircraft's Man of the Year. The purpose of this [...] More

Dr. Loomis / Rockton Lions Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Dr. Loomis/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship must be:
-A graduating Hononegah High School senior
-Rank in the top 1/3 of their class
-Has financial need
-Has a stated career goal
-Is involved in community service through community activities
-Additional consideration may be given to students who are involved with Lions Club activities

This award is offered by the Rockton [...] More

Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Henkal Corporation's Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck at Prom" Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec. This contest rewards individuals for creating prom attire made completely out of duct tape.

Each couple/single entry must include:
-One color photograph (professional or [...] More

Edison Park Community Council Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Edison Park Community Council is proud to present its annual scholarship award. There are three awards for Edison Park residents who will be attending college or trade school.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be a graduating high school senior during the application year
-Applicant must be an Edison Park resident at the time of application (north of the Kennedy
Expressway and west of [...] More

Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship is for Illinois residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in horticulture, environmental studies, biology, botany and/or other related sciences. Our goal is to encourage the advancement and stimulate an interest in horticulture through education; to provide an outlet for creative expression; to further horticultural education, [...] More

EMU National Scholars Program
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The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.

Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.

For more [...] More

Engineering Student Incentive Award for High School Seniors
Application Deadlines: April 24, Annually
The Chicago Engineers' Foundation encourages our city's young people to pursue careers in engineering by recognizing their talents and providing them with financial assistance for their engineering studies.

The CEF provides incentive awards to graduating seniors of Chicago high schools who are admitted to accredited college or university engineering programs. For those award winners who [...] More

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Each year, the Friends of Volo Bog offers a scholarship for Environmental Studies/Natural Science college students.

Eligibility:
-Be a High School Senior applying to an accredited college/university to study environmental or natural science
-Be a College/University Student intending to continue studies of environmental or natural science at an accredited college
-Submit at least one signed [...] More

Friends of Moraine Hills State Park Scholarship in Environmental Studies
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Qualified applicants will reside and attend a high school in either Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County Illinois. They must also plan to attend an accredited college or university, plan to major in a field of study and career directly related to the environment and have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Mail-in application will be found on our [...] More

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation supports the dreams and aspirations of outstanding graduating high school students with merit-based, need-based scholarships and continuing educational support as they pursue their bachelor's degree at the college or university of their choice.

Eligibility:
-Must be a resident of Cook County, Illinois
-Must be enrolling as a full-time student at [...] More

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Created in 1988 by the award-winning teachers of the Golden Apple Foundation, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares a rich ethnic diversity of bright and talented high school graduates for successful teaching careers in schools of need throughout Illinois.

Beginning in April of their junior year and continuing through November 30th of their senior year, any [...] More

Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club Mary Joan Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Greater St Louis Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in February 1957 for educational, research, and social purposes. The organization offers two scholarships for multiple-birth students seeking initial enrollment in accredited post-high school education or training. The applicants must be from the St. Louis, MO-IL metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) including St [...] More

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
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Mission: We’re here to ensure that low-income students who have demonstrated the values of leadership, community, accountability, and relentlessness in high school continue to thrive during college and beyond. Our support helps our Scholars be catalysts for permanent change - successfully navigating the college experience, excelling as leaders on campus and off, and becoming outstanding [...] More

Heidelberg University Out-Of-State Grant
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In order to qualify for the Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant, applicants must be either first-time freshmen or transfer students who are not Ohio state residents. This grant is renewable for four (4) years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Herman J. Neal Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This scholarship fund supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. The Herman J. Neal scholarship fund provides scholarships to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need. These scholarships support students with their junior or senior year, or [...] More

Hershey Company Tribal Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges.

Minimum general eligibility requirements for Full Circle scholarships include:
-U.S. citizenship
-Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
-Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a [...] More

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Application Deadlines: October 06, Annually
The Youth Awards program is presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and its sponsors. Celebrating its 18th year the Youth Awards honors Latino high school students across the nation, we believe the talented Youth Awardees we honor each year are the leaders of today, not tomorrow and their impact will be felt in the classrooms, communities, and the workforce.

Award ceremonies are [...] More

IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
"What My Father Means To Me" is this year's theme for the essays. We guarantee every essay submitted will be read at least once if not multiple times. All students submitting an essay through their school will receive a Certificate of Participation and a coupon sheet, which includes discounts on events and merchandise, and specially priced Chicago White Sox tickets. One hundred fifty-six (156) [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education. This one-year scholarship is non-renewable. To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

-Be an Illinois high school senior
-Have taken the ACT or SAT
-Participate in a Junior ROTC program

For more [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education. This one-year scholarship varies in its amount on a yearly basis.

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
-Be an Illinois high school senior
-Be a child or grandchild of a veteran of the United [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education.

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
-Be an Illinois high school senior
-Be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education.

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
-Be an Illinois high school senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program (a copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application) [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education. This scholarship is a one-year scholarship, non-renewable.

Eligibility:
-Be an Illinois high school senior
-Have taken the ACT or SAT

For more details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education.

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
-Be an Illinois high school senior who has been accepted in a pre-approved trade school program. (A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Textbook Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the Illinois CPA Society’s charitable partner, provides life-changing scholarships and training programs to deserving accounting students across the state. The Accounting Textbook Scholarship is offered to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Tuition Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the Illinois CPA Society’s charitable partner, provides life-changing scholarships and training programs to deserving accounting students across the state. The Accounting Tuition scholarship is open to college seniors or graduate students.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois resident
-Be [...] More

Illinois CPA Society Women's Executive Committee Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the Illinois CPA Society’s charitable partner, provides life-changing scholarships and training programs to deserving accounting students across the state. The Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship is offered to female seniors or graduate students.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Be a female senior or graduate student
-Be a U.S. [...] More

Illinois National Guard Grant Program
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The Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant pays tuition and eligible fees (registration, graduation, general activity, matriculation and term fees) at all Illinois public universities or public community colleges. The ING Grant is an entitlement program and is awarded to eligible recipients regardless of the funding level.

To be eligible for the Illinois National Guard Grant, a student must:
-Be [...] More

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
If you are a teacher or an academically talented student pursuing a career in special education as a public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher in Illinois, you may be eligible for the Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program. This program will exempt you from paying tuition and mandatory fees at an eligible institution for up to four calendar [...] More

IRAEF Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 29, Annually
Since its inception, the IRA Educational Foundation has awarded almost $2.5 million to deserving students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in college.

To qualify for a scholarship, you must:
-Be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois (under the age of 30)
-Be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college, or university
-Enrolled as a [...] More

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois.

Eligibility:
-Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent
-Live within the Roman Catholic [...] More

JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
In recognition of the community's achievements and its enduring values, Nielsen supports the next generation of Asian American leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with these two scholarships.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be either a high school senior or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university
-Area of college study must be in either [...] More

JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
John Fischetti was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist whose work for many years graced the pages of the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times. He was also a man whose enthusiasm for life and generosity of spirit won him many friends.

Eligibility:
-Must be male students of full Italian ancestry or who are 50% Italian ancestry
-Must be either an [...] More

JCCIA Women's Division Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 05, Annually
The Women's Division of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans is offering scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to young ladies, of Italian heritage, who are graduating at the end of the current school year. The Scholarship award will be presented on April 27 at the Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show and Dinner to be held at the Drury Lane Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois. [...] More

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Jewish United Fund offers a number of annual merit scholarships to high school, college and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity, nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community, and to recognize future leaders.

Eligibility [...] More

JUF Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation and the Naftali Steinfeld Memorial Scholarship Fund offer scholarships based on financial need for high school students participating in approved Israel Experience programs. The purpose of the Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program is to develop Jewish identity and nourish greater understanding and commitment to Israel and to the Chicago Jewish [...] More

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is [...] More

Kendall-Grundy Community Action Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 22, Annually
Kendall-Grundy Community Action Services, a division of the Kendall County Health Department, is offering the Community Action Scholarship.

These scholarships provide financial assistance to eligible individuals for education or occupational training at an accredited Illinois educational institution. Approximately $6,000 in scholarship awards will be awarded.

Eligibility:
-Must be income [...] More

Kinnett Scholarships for College/Further Education
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
Since 2005, the Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Foundation has been helping to make the dream of college a reality for many students. The Kinnett Scholarship for College/Further Education, aimed at graduating seniors from NSSED-affiliated high schools, grants $1,000 scholarships to:

-Special Education students pursuing further education through college, vocational school, [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter
Application Deadlines: July 08, Annually
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership [...] More

Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund was launched in 2014 as a responsive Latino student success initiative. Through the Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund monetary awards are made to exceptional Latino college students in order to support increased Latino college completion rates. Latino students who are pursuing college education goals at a two-year community college, vocational [...] More

Leo & Antonia Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Can Justice Be Achieved in the Aftermath of Genocide? The contest marks the anniversary of the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trials, the series of military tribunals conducted by the Allied forces at the end of World War II that brought charges against 24 major war criminals, leading members of the Nazi party. These greatly influenced international criminal law to the current day.

High school [...] More

Loyola University Catholic Heritage Award
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Chicago Catholic Heritage Award is made to new freshmen graduating from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet. This award is awarded for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment and is restricted to tuition.

In order to be considered for any of Loyola University Chicago's academic scholarships, students must submit a completed Application for [...] More

Marianjoy Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 28, Annually
Each year, Marianjoy proudly awards scholarships to students with disabilities to help them to further their education, pursue opportunities for growth, explore new possibilities, and achieve their dreams.

Scholarship recipients are selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, or national origin, and have a permanent physical disability or functional impairment, which [...] More

Mayor Ruben Pineta Community Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

Mayor Ruben Pineta Community Scholarship awards one $2,500 scholarship to a high school junior or senior with Type 1 Diabetes who is attending West [...] More

MGMA Midwest Section Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc. supports and promotes health care leaders' personal and professional growth toward the advancement of the profession. The program supports individuals who, by virtue of experience, current position and plans demonstrate potential for contributing to the medical practice management profession.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be:
- Enrolled in [...] More

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
If you plan to teach at a non-profit Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school, for which the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that no less than 30% of the enrolled students are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American; and you are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American [...] More

National Louis University D214 Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
In preparation for the inaugural Harrison Pathways Program class at the Wheeling, IL campus, National Louis University is pleased to offer two full tuition scholarships to District 214 students. The Harrison Pathways Program is designed to be a flexible and affordable program that can lead to any of NLU's undergraduate degrees including Applied Communication, Business Administration, Human [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 18, Annually
The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention. The following regions are:

-Region I: [...] More

Norwegian National League Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Norwegian National League of Chicago scholarships encourage the study of Norwegian heritage the Norwegian National League has developed and administers a scholarship program open in children of Norwegian descent in grades 1-12. The students will research and write a paper (drawings for the younger grades) on a Norwegian topic.

Applicants must be current students, be of Norwegian ancestry, [...] More

Papa John's Pizza A Better Slice of Education Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 12, Annually
CCSD high school seniors with a minimum 3.8 GPA and involved in community service with 50 or more hours this year may apply for this scholarship. Five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be offered. Verification of college enrollment (class schedule) will be required during the summer before the check is mailed to the college. Scholarship funds must be applied toward tuition, fees [...] More

Polish Women's Civic Club Scholarships
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Polish Women’s Civic Club, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting philanthropy and volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and supporting the Polish-American community through the gift of scholarships to qualified students of Polish descent in the Chicago area. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Along with other criteria, applicants must submit [...] More

Quad Cities River Bandits: Bandit Scholars Fund
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Bandit Scholars Program was founded in 2009 by the Quad Cities River Bandits’ team owners Dave Heller and Bob Herrfeldt; the program pays the entire first year of college tuition for two Quad Cities area students through the Keith Lucier Memorial Scholarship and the Bandit Scholarship. The Scholarships are administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and recipients are [...] More

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: February 25, Annually
Of all the African-Americans who have made significant achievements and innovations for our society, is there one in particular who inspires you?

Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you. Your essay should, in 500 words or less:
1. Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life
2. Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual [...] More

Riding Forward Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 25, Annually
The Black History Month Campaign, "Black History is Our History" begins in January and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans, who move us forward today.

Eligibility for high school seniors:
-Be a legal U.S. resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or [...] More

Robert Sherman Fine Art Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 30, Annually
The Robert Sherman Fine Art Scholarship was established to foster the study of art and advance the development of artists in keeping with the mission of the Glenview Art League. It is for a high school senior planning to pursue a college degree in a visual art. Students will be judged without bias or prejudice based on their application, the quality of their work, and letters of recommendation. [...] More

Sean Patrick French Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Sean Patrick French Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by the family of Sean Patrick French following his tragic death as a passenger in an underage drunk driving car wreck on January 1, 2002 and is administered by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Sean was a popular junior at Chatham High School, an honor roll student and a record-setting runner. The scholarship fund, in [...] More

Sean Silver Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
Sean Silver was a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, managing to obtain his degree while in extensive treatment for a rare from of Sarcoma named Chordoma. Sean studies focused on music journalism, combining his passions of music and writing into what he hoped would be a fruitful career as a rock journalist. While undergoing multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy courses, he [...] More

Stephanie Joseph Memorial Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 18, Annually
Thank you for your interest in the Stephanie Joseph Memorial Fund Scholarship

This scholarship fund has been developed in the loving memory of Stephanie Joseph, who was an inspiration to many and will remain in our hearts forever. The recipient of this scholarship will be awarded funds to pursue academic ambitions with the courage, passion, valor and strength that Stephanie showed while faced [...] More

SVS (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
SVS (Balaji) Temple, under guidance of the Board of Trustees and the Auxiliary Committee, has developed a Scholarship Fund to help provide a valuable and needed program to our devotees and their families. The scholarship is awarded to first year students who are enrolled full time at accredited undergraduate programs. The scholarship will be distributed in equal installments over four years, paid [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall.

Eligibility:
-You must be under 21
-You must be entering college in the upcoming fall
-You must also meet the TCI [...] More

TELACU College Success Program Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
Administered by the TELACU Education Foundation, the College Success Program was created in 1983 to develop and empower new generations of leaders in the communities it serves. The Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners - corporations, colleges, and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals - who have joined us over the past 30 years in advancing [...] More

The Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: August 01, Annually
Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college. In 1998, to honor Mario Cugia, Past President and Life Member of the Italian Catholic Federation Central Council, an Italian Studies Scholarship Program was created to supplement the Federation's Scholarship Program for [...] More

The AAF-Greater Evansville Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: March 23, Annually
The AAF-Greater Evansville awards scholarships to deserving high school and/or college students yearly in April. Over the past 40 years, AAF-Greater Evansville has distributed over $153,000 in scholarship awards. To be eligible, students must plan to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic design. The application deadline varies yearly, but is typically in early [...] More

The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 16, Annually
The Anhelo Project is a not-for-profit organization that consists of a group of student leaders and professionals from various educational institutions and community-based organizations in Chicago. Our goal is to support undocumented students, who despite growing up in the United States and earning a high school diploma, continuously face challenging roadblocks when pursuing a post-secondary [...] More

The David C. Lizárraga Fellowship
Application Deadlines: February 26, Annually
Since 2007, TOYOTA has generously funded The David C. Lizárraga Fellows—an impressive cohort of graduate students. One of only a handful of corporations providing financial assistance for advanced degrees, TOYOTA's investment is helping to ensure that our nation has a well-educated workforce equipped to participate in the 21st-century global economy. While priority is given to applicants pursuing [...] More

The Douglas MacInnes ALS Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Steps for Doug, an ALS Foundation, provides a scholarship to a student (high school or college) who has been affected by ALS. If the student can communicate their connection to ALS and how it has influenced their life, Steps for Doug would like to help aid the financial burden of college. Steps for Doug is offering a $1,000 scholarship for two years of higher education (totaling $2,000 in aid). [...] More

The Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 01, Annually
The Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. is offering one $300 Scholarship based on need and four $100 scholarships chosen at random to any mother or father of multiples. Applicants must have completed coursework during the fall, winter, spring, or summer semesters. (Proof of course completion is required by September 1). Recipients of the scholarships will be asked to attend the [...] More

The Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
The IACC’s events cradle the Italian American professional community, network its members and mobilize business activity. The Chamber is offering a wonderful opportunity to full time students, residents of the State of Illinois, of Italian ancestry between the last year of high school and the last year of a fully accredited 4 year college or university, to obtain a $1,000.

Beside the [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
College is expensive. The Jewish community through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago can help. Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan [...] More

The Joseph Mahoney Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

The Joseph Mahoney Memorial Scholarship awards one (1) $2,500 scholarship to a high school junior or senior with Type 1 diabetes who is attending West [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Application Deadlines: March 07, Annually
Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win a grand [...] More

Traveler’s Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program and the American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship Program.

Minimum general eligibility requirements for both scholarships include:
-U.S. citizenship
-Enrollment in an accredited tribal college or [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program
Application Deadlines: June 23, Annually
U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

UChicago Promise
Application Deadlines:
UChicago Promise is the University of Chicago's pledge to help increase college access and readiness for Chicago high school students. It marks a strong investment in the University's long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for Chicago's students, offering additional resources and support for those interested in attending the University of Chicago or other selective, liberal arts [...] More

UWANTGAME Leaders in Sports Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Founded in 2007, UWANTGAME (UWG) has reached over 450 students and student athletes through programs, seminars, and mentorship. Through the generous contributions of UWG's corporate partners, supporters, friends, and mentors that share our desire to acknowledge and reward the achievements of our youth and to assist in breaking through the economic barriers that students often experience, we are [...] More

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