Illinois Scholarships

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

JASC Scholarships
Sponsor: Japanese American Service Committee
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 26, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who have a current JASC Family membership or their own Student/Individual membership. Applicant must also be a resident of the State of Illinois for at least one year prior to graduation or graduating from an accredited Illinois high school.

Muddy Water’s Scholarship
Sponsor: Blues Heaven
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an Illinois area college or university who are pursuing a degree in Music, Music Education, African-American studies, Folklore, Performing Arts, Arts Management, Journalism, Radio/TV/Film Music Composers/Songwriters, Artist’s Legal Rights, or Studio Recording Engineers.

Nursing Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Illinois who are enrolled in or accepted for admission to a nursing program in Illinois that is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and agree to the nurse employment or nurse educator employment obligations.

ACT Cares Community Scholarship
Sponsor: Account Country Technology (ACT) Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to seniors at high schools in an eligible counties in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia or Washington – see website for details).

Anthem Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay that answers a given question related to the book. There is no citizenship requirements to apply. In addition to the general contest, there is a special regional contest for students in Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin).

Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Sponsor: Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Illinois residents who are registered nurses in the State of Illinois and have acceptance to a University Nurse Practitioner Program.

CABAA Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA)
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: May 4, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are studying aviation. Preference will be given to students from the Chicagoland/Illinois area.

Community Service Block Grant Scholarship
Sponsor: County of DuPage
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 4, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted at an Illinois accredited higher educational or occupational training institution. Applicant must be a DuPage County (IL) resident, meet income requirements, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

DuPage County Farm Bureau Scholarships
Sponsor: DuPage County Farm Bureau
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 4, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students whose parents are members in good standing of the DuPage County Farm Bureau (IL). In addition to the scholarship that is open to all majors, there are scholarships open specifically to Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition, or Culinary majors.

IHLA Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 10, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are/will be studying hospitality. Applicant must also be a permanent resident of Illinois and a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident for at least 12 months at the time of application.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged. In addition to the general contest, there is special regional contests for students in California, Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin), and Colorado.

Aurelio “Larry” Jazo Migrant Scholarship
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have a recent history of migration to Illinois for agricultural employment.

Fountainhead Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students who are in 11th or 12th grade who have read Ayn Rand’s “Fountainhead.” Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to “Fountainhead.” There is no citizenship requirement to participate. In addition to the general contest, there are special regional contests for students in Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) and Colorado.

Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship
Sponsor: Iowa Student Loan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin who will attend college at an eligible institution located in Iowa.

Latino Resources Scholarship
Sponsor: Latino Resources
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be enrolled full-time for the Fall 2018 term. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or meet the criteria for DACA, and applicant must have a permanent residence within Cook County, Illinois.

R. Harper Brown Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicago Scots
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with acceptance and intention to attend university in Scotland and students at accredited American colleges and university looking to study abroad in Scotland. Preference will be given to applicants who reside within 100 miles of the greater Chicago area.

WTS Junior College Scholarship
Sponsor: Women’s Transportation Seminar
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a Junior College for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree program for the 2018-2019 school year in a transportation-related field at a junior college in the Chicagoland area.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
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.

IACC Midwest Scholarships
Sponsor: Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Midwest
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current full-time college students who are residents of the State of Illinois and of Italian ancestry.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Nevada. Applicant must be majoring in Italian Studies.

NEWH | Chicago Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Chicago Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 10, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

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