Illinois Scholarships

Scholarships for students Illinois. Some scholarships specifically open to Illinois students, and others give preference to students in Illinois.

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
Sponsor: Greenhouse Scholars
Amount: Up to $5,000 per year for four years
Closing Date: December 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000) and have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina.

Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship
Sponsor: Direct Energy
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to registered college students for the 2018-2019 school year who are residents of any of the states where Direct Energy offers energy services (Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and D.C.). Applicant must submit an essay or video sharing how they live brighter as a student while being a vibrant part of their community.

IAAP Education Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: IAAP Education Foundation
Amount: At least $2,000
Closing Date: January 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, graduate, and current undergraduate students from Illinois who are/will be majoring in Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Geological Engineering, Mineral Science, Mining Engineering, or a similar discipline.

QCESC Scholarship
Sponsor: The Quad City Engineering and Science Council
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 26, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors who plan on studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at an accredited college or university. Applicant must be a Quad City area resident in the Illinois Counties of Carroll, Henry, Knox, Lee, Mercer, Rock Island, or Whiteside, or in the Iowa Counties of Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, or Louisa.

Midwest Member Chapter Scholarships
Sponsor: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who will be enrolling in college for the fall semester, or a First, Second, or Third year student currently enrolled in a full-accredited college or university. Applicant must be members of the AIST Midwest Chapter (Northwestern Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa) or the dependent of a member of the AIST Midwest chapter.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Award is for students currently enrolled in ninth through twelfth grades in a participating region (Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, or Washington, DC) who have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Scholarships
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: The majority of scholarships are for graduating high school seniors and current college students who reside in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties in Illinois.

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Pullman Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000 per year for four years
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Cook County, Illinois residents. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has at least a 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate strong financial need.

IAA Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: IAA Foundation
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates and graduating high school seniors who are Illinois Farm Bureau members, spouses of a member, or a member’s child. Applicant must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, or a closely related field.

IACAC Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from an IACAC member high school (Illinois) with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicant must be planning to enroll as a full-time college freshmen at a post-secondary institution (preferably at an IACAC member institution).

JVS Scholarships
Sponsor: JVS Chicago
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are in their junior or senior years of undergraduate studies or graduate students who were born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA who are from specific counties in the states of Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Utah, or Virginia (see website for specific locations). Applicant must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program.

Women in Ag Scholarships
Sponsor: Mahindra
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female students pursuing a two- or four-year degree in the field of agriculture. Applicant must be a resident of a state where Mahindra does business (see website for details).

Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club Scholarship
Sponsor: Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to multiple-birth graduating high school seniors seeking enrollment in an accredited post high school education or training. Applicant must reside within the St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois metropolitan statistical area.

HEAR Scholarship
Sponsor: HEAR Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $20,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Chicagoland high school seniors with financial need and a demonstrated commitment to their community. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA AND at least a 24 on the ACT AND/OR 1110 (out of 1600) on the SAT.

Back 2 School Illinois Scholarship
Sponsor: Back 2 School Illinois
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Illinois.

Everett Kovler Scholarship
Sponsor: JVS Chicago
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Jewish and was born and/or raised in the Chicago metropolitan area. Preference will be given to students with concentrations in math or business.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veterans Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from Illinois who are either veterans or a child or grandchild of a veteran or active-duty military member. In addition to the general scholarships, there are specific scholarships for Nursing majors and students who participate in a Junior ROTC program.

ISAC Grant Programs
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Grants are open to residents of Illinois who are enrolled at least half-time at an ISAC-approved Illinois two- or four-year college. There is a grant available to dependents of police or fire officers and dependents of correctional officers.

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Cathay Bank Foundation | Asian Pacific Community Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who reside in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, or Washington and plan to attend a college in one of those states. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have a household income at or below the Low Income Level.

ISAC Grant Programs
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 15, 2019
Description: Grants are open to residents of Illinois who are enrolled at least half-time at an ISAC-approved Illinois two- or four-year college. There is a grant available to dependents of police or fire officers and dependents of correctional officers. This deadline is only for summer term consideration.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who are either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.

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