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.
The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW "Return to Learning" scholarship is offered to assist females in completing an undergraduate or master's degree, or a certification program. Students must reside in Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn in order to apply and are continuing college after a significant interruption. Special consideration is given to [...] More
The Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship provides educational resources for graduation high school baseball or softball players who intend to pursue a sports-related college degree. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, reside in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle or Stephenson County, have played at least three years of baseball or softball in high school, including senior year, must major in a [...] More
The Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship provides educational resources to student athletes from Jefferson High School to assist them in college. Applicant must be a graduating senior from Jefferson High school, have participated in high school sports for a minimum of 3 years (including senior year), have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend a two- or four- year college or university. For more [...] More
The Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant was established to provide educational resources for women, and to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Applicant must be a female graduating from high school within Boone or Winnebago County, IL, plan to pursue a degree in secondary teaching, exhibit academic potential and have participated in a number of [...] More
The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated full-time African-American or Black students pursuing undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, a permanent residence or attend academic institution in a CBC Members district who is preparing to pursue or [...] More
The CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship is for full-time African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who is preparing to pursue, or is currently pursuing, an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral [...] More
The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for full time African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in 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.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who is [...] More
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
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. A cumulative weighted grade point [...] More
The Chicago Engineers' Foundation encourages Chicago students to pursue careers in engineering by recognizing their talents and providing them with financial assistance for their engineering studies. To be eligible for a CEF scholarship, applicants must be a graduating high school senior either living or going to school in the city of Chicago. Applicants must be planning to study engineering in [...] More
In honor of their service to the University community and the city, the University of Chicago offers full-tuition scholarships to select children of active firefighters and police officers. To be considered for a full-tuition scholarship, candidates must complete applications to the University of Chicago and be children (including legally adopted children) of sworn City of Chicago firefighters, [...] More
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). Eligible applicants must: apply during their high school sophomore year; have a 2.3 GPA; good attendance (80% and above); complete an online application; complete a Program Consent Form; possess a valid state ID or driver’s [...] More
CRC is sponsoring a scholarship program for current high school seniors who relocated into the Chicagoland area at some point between grades 9-12. CRC will select scholarship winners based on the strength of their total application package. The student will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and on their response to an essay addressing the way they handled the [...] More
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. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
Through The David C. Lizárraga Fellowship, TELACU recognizes graduate students who demonstrate the potential and commitment to advance TELACU's mission of building self-sufficient communities through economic empowerment. Applicants must be a first-generation college student, pursuing a master's degree in business administration or engineering (students pursuing other graduate degrees may also be [...] More
The Dr. Loomins/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship provides educational resources to a full-time student from Hononegah High School who plans to attend a two-, four-year, or vocational college. This award is offered by the Rockton Lions Club. Applicant must be a graduating Hononegah High School senior, rank in the top third of their class, have financial need, and be involved in community service [...] More
The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,000 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career. To be eligible for the Entering College scholarship the applicant must reside in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County, attend a high school in one of these counties, have a minimum B [...] More
The purpose of the Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship is to provide educational resources for African-American males to pursue higher education. Applicants must be a graduating senior from a Rockford public high school with a minimum 2.9 GPA. Students must have been involved in community service and volunteerism and share values including the importance of family, service to one's community [...] More
The Friends of Moraine Hills State Park awards two $1000 scholarships each year to two high school graduates entering the field of environmental studies. Qualified applicants will reside in Lake, McHenry, or Kane counties 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 [...] More
The Greater St Louis Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. 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 (see website for details). An essay of no more than 300 words is required on the topic: "How my twin/multiples and I are different?" [...] More
Greenhouse Scholars provides a four-year renewable, need-based college scholarship of up to $5,000 per year. Qualified applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as well as a high school senior in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, or New York planning to attend a four-year accredited institution. [...] More
The Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships 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. Applicants must be an Illinois high school senior and a child or grandchild of a veteran of the United States of America who served after September [...] More
The Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship is offered by Illinois AMVETS for Illinois high school seniors. Applicant must be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a veteran of the United States of America who served after 09/15/40 and was Honorably Discharged. They need not be KIA or have died as a result of service-connected disability. Applicants must also have taken the ACT or SAT. For [...] More
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education. Applicants must be a 2nd year or greater nursing student and must provide a copy of acceptance letter into an accredited nursing program. Priority is given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran. For more [...] More
The Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education. Applicants must be 2nd year or greater nursing students and provide a copy of an acceptance letter into an accredited nursing program. Priority is given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran. For more [...] More
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation is committed to supporting educational goals of our Illinois veterans. The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship has been established to invest in their education. Award amounts will vary and is based on eligible funding annually. Each award is for up to $2,000 and can be utilized for books, housing expenses, school fees, and tuition. [...] More
The Illinois CPA Society Accounting Textbook Scholarship is offered to seniors, and graduate students. All applicants must meet the following criteria: be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois resident; be enrolled in an Illinois college or university; have a 3.0 GPA; plan to sit for the CPA exam in Illinois within three years of the application date, and demonstrate progress in [...] More
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. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and be an Illinois resident and be enrolled in an Illinois college or university. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent [...] More
Since its inception, the IRA Educational Foundation has awarded almost $2.8 million to deserving students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in college. Applicant 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, be enrolled as a full-time or substantial part-time [...] More
The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship is open to students who are legal U.S. residents, high school seniors and residents of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Must be planning to attend, physically or virtually, an eligible college the fall following the registration dates.
Parents may register their students. There are no financial need, minimum grade point [...] More
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.
Each spring, the Italian Catholic Federation receives nearly 400 applications for its yearly scholarship awards. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, [...] More
The IWEA Clean Water Scholarship is designed to aid students preparing for careers working with the water environment. IWEA may award two scholarships of up to $1,000 each year. Scholarship recipients will be announced at IWEA's Annual Conference, traditionally held in March. Scholarships will be applied to the next academic year. Applicants must: be an Illinois resident OR attend an accredited [...] More
The IWEA Environmental Career Scholarship is designed to aid science-minded students preparing for college. IWEA will award a scholarship to a high school student who is college bound and interested in science and the environment. Eligible applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
To be eligible for the JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship, applicants must: be students of full Italian ancestry or who are 50% Italian ancestry; must be either an undergraduate in journalism or communication or a college student who has been accepted into college with the intent of establishing a major in journalism or media communications; and, must be a resident of the Chicago Metropolitan area. [...] More
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. Applicants must be enrolled in grade 10, 11 or 12 or must be no older than 23 years old and enrolled in a college or graduate program and must reside or attend school in metropolitan Chicago. Students must have also applied to [...] More
The Edison Park Community Counsel is proud to present the 2022 Jill Doherty Memorial Scholarship. This award will be given to an Edison Park student and resident who will be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2022. All applicants must submit an application packet comprised of the following documents to the Edison Park Community Council. Applicant must be [...] More
JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school; are entering an accredited graduate program [...] More
In an effort to support the field of speech-language pathology, we are offering a scholarship to select candidates who share our passion for helping children. The scholarship is based on many factors, so do not get discouraged based on your grades or GRE score. Must be accepted and currently enrolled in a graduate program for speech-language pathology, have a clear passion to work with children [...] More
The Kendall-Grundy scholarship program awards scholarships annually to clients to aid them in obtaining formal education or occupational training from an accredited Illinois educational institution. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, textbooks, supplies or room and/or board.
Scholarship awards will be made directly to the college or university’s financial aid office. For more [...] More
The Kinnett Scholarship for College/Further Education, aimed at graduating seniors from NSSED-affiliated high schools (see website), grants $1,000 scholarships to: students receiving special education services pursuing further education through college, vocational school, or post-secondary programs; or, students planning on getting a degree in special education. For more information or to apply, [...] More
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). A [...] More
The Leopold Education Project Scholarship Program provides educational resources for students pursuing a degree in a natural resource field. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate (diploma or G.E.D. certificate) who is enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year community college, college or university. [...] More
The Catholic Heritage Award, (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago or the Diocese of Joliet. This award is restricted to tuition. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
To be eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the "undocumented student" criteria of the RISE act, be a resident of Illinois, be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, be a high school graduate or hold a GED, be enrolled or [...] More
The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More
The Norwegian National League of Chicago scholarships encourages the study of Norwegian heritage the Norwegian National League has developed and administers a scholarship program open to children of Norwegian descent in grades 1-12. Applicants must be current students, be of Norwegian ancestry, and reside in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Kendall, Lasalle, McHenry or Will. The [...] More
The Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduates who reside in Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake, or Will counties for at least 6 months prior to January 1st of the year the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, an annual adjusted gross family income of $63,000 or less, and be a U.S. citizen.
The Quad City Engineering and Science Council with its member societies, local businesses, and regional universities annually provide one-time scholarships to high school seniors studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must be a Quad City area resident in the Illinois Counties of Carroll, Henry, Knox, Lee, [...] More
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. Applicants must submit a CD or flash drive with at least 10 images of their work and proof of college acceptance as a visual arts major [...] More
The Sean Patrick French Memorial Scholarship is offered to a Chatham High School senior. This award supports Cross Country runners selected as the Good Sport Award winners by Section II coaches. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
Tall Clubs International 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. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More
The AAF-Greater Evansville awards scholarships to deserving high school and/or college students yearly in April. To be eligible, students must plan to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic design. The applicant must be graduating from a high school or currently attending college in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Gibson, Pike in Indianna or Edwards, White, Wabash, [...] More
The Anhelo Project is a Chicago based non-profit organization that works to support undocumented students pursuing a post-secondary education within the State of Illinois. Students do not need to have DACA status, and we strongly encourage undocumented students from all racial/ethnic backgrounds to apply. The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship will be awarded to eligible high school seniors, [...] More
Multiples of Illinois (also known as Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.) is offering scholarships to parents of multiples, as well as scholarships available to any daughter or son of Multiples of Illinois member. Recipients of the Scholarships will be asked to attend the Multiples Convention Luncheon in October for a formal presentation. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois. Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois. Do not send completed applications to the ISA Office. Applicants must mail them to [...] More
The Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a special incentive that the Army offers to highly qualified applicants entering the Army. Under the LRP, the Army will repay part of a Soldier's qualifying student loans. Only specified Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) qualify for the LRP. The Army will repay 15 percent of the outstanding principal balance, less taxes of the Soldier's student loans [...] More
UChicago Promise is the University of Chicago’s multi-pronged initiative designed to help students and families throughout the City of Chicago gain admission to, pay for, and thrive in college. UChicago Promise offers resources and special scholarships to help guide students in the City of Chicago to selective four-year institutions. Students admitted to the University of Chicago for [...] More
Are you currently a high school teen in the Chicago or St. Louis area? Do you have an opinion about Sexting, Self-Esteem, Bullying, Teen Pregnancy, STD prevention, Abstinence, or Sexual Responsibility Awareness or maybe something else? Have you ever talked about these issues with your friends? What are your thoughts on these topics? How would you creatively express your perspective to educate [...] More
Everyone wants to win a full-ride scholarship and enter their freshman year without financial stress. However, the reality is that you have a greater chance of winning smaller scholarships to aid your degree goals. Get a head start on your scholarship game this summer, so that you can head into your senior year closer to funding your college goals. [...]
The new semester is just around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about how you are going to afford the new school session. Student loans can be taken out any time of the year and are useful for paying for textbooks, special classes or summer terms and additional living expenses. Choosing the right student loan can help you reach your education and career goals while still keeping your finances balanced. Here’s what to look for before you take out a student loan this summer. [...]
As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we reflect on the enormous contributions of Asian Americans and share their culturally rich history. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, with more than 23 million it total. However, API individuals, communities, and businesses have been disproportionately impacted by discrimination and criminal acts that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic in recent years. Now more than ever, we need to stand united as Americans against anti-Asian racism. [...]