Illinois Scholarships

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

ComEd UIC Chance Scholarship
Sponsor: Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) | UNCF
Amount: Up to $16,650
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to Illinois residents (only open to specific counties – see website for details) who will be enrolled as an entering first-time freshman or rising sophomore within one of the targeted STEM fields (see website for details) at any accredited four-year institution within the United States during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Furthering Ag Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Jenner Ag
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are/will be majoring in an agriculture related field. Applicant must be a resident of Illinois or Indiana.

Peace Keepers Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Sheriffs’ Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to Illinois residents who are the dependents of active duty or retired Law Enforcement or Law Enforcement killed in the line of duty or dependents of active duty military, active Military Reserve, active National Guard or a member killed in action. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at an institution of higher learning in Illinois during the 2017-2018 school year.

Renaissance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dekalb County Community Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to DaKalb County (Illinois) residents who are in the work force and want to re-enter the academic world. The applicant should be active in public and civic affairs and be able to demonstrate a need for scholarship assistance.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.

Copernicus Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Copernicus Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to college and university students of Polish descent from the Chicago area. Scholarships will be awarded based upon scholastic achievement in the areas of Performing Arts, Cultural Education, Business, Sciences, and Professional degrees.

IACC Midwest Scholarships
Sponsor: Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Midwest
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
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, 2017
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.

Mid-America Weary Scholarship
Sponsor: Mid-America Cable Telecommunications Association | Weary Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 21, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to cable industry employees, their spouses and children in the Mid-America region (Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). Applicant must be at least a high school senior or eligible to enroll in college or currently enrolled in at least 12 hours.

IOMOTC Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who reside in Illinois and whose mother or father is a parent of multiple birth children (twins, triplets, quads, or more) and is a current member of IOMOTC.

NEWH | Chicago Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Chicago Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 8, 2017
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.)

AEF Scholarship
Sponsor: Acorn Equality Fund
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 22, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will retain permanent residence in the AEF service area of downstate Illinois and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution. Scholarships are designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents.

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 2, 2017
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco/Bay Area, or Washington, DC areas.

Land of Lincoln Livestock Breeder’s Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Land of Lincoln Livestock Breeder’s Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 17-20 from Illinois who are members (or their family) of the LLPLBA and involved in purebred livestock. Applicant must be planning on furthering their education in an Agriculture related field.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
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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