Illinois Scholarships

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

Golden Apple Scholars
Sponsor: Golden Apple
Amount: Up to $23,000 over four years
Closing Date: April 3, 2020extended to April 12, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) who are residents of Illinois and will graduate high school in 2020.

Illinois Restaurant Association Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois Restaurant Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 14, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in the state of Illinois who are studying culinary arts.

Ava’s Grace Scholarship
Sponsor: Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are children of an incarcerated parent and who reside in Missouri or specific counties in Illinois (see website for details).

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois Scholarships
Sponsor: Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020extended to April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of the East Central Illinois area.

Foundation for Focus House Scholarships
Sponsor: Foundation for Focus House
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to Ogle County (Illinois) residents who are graduating high school seniors or already enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Applicant must demonstrate a positive change they have caused in themselves or their community.

O’Brien-VRBA Scholarship Trust Program
Sponsor: PNC Bank, N.A.
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current junior and senior undergraduate students, as well as graduate students who resided in rural Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Michigan (Rural, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census, is a town or city with a population of less than 2,500 residents).Applicants of the Catholic faith will be given special consideration.

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Missions System
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 16, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of specific areas in California, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Virginia. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year college or university in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics program.

CME Group Foundation Scholars Program
Sponsor: CME Group Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African American and Latino students who are current or rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Applicant must be attending specific colleges in Illinois or New Jersey and must be majoring in Information Technology, Computer Science, Finance, Data Science, Cyber Security, Math, Statistics, or Financial Engineering.

Tri-County Opportunities Council Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Tri-County Opportunities Council
Amount: Up to $1,250
Closing Date: March 20, 2020extended to April 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students planning to attend an accredited Illinois post-secondary educational institution during the fall of 2019 who are residents of Bureau, Carroll, La Salle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark or Whiteside Counties. Applicant’s family income must be under a given amount for the number of persons in their family.

JASC Scholarships
Sponsor: Japanese American Service Committee
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 23, 2020
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.

My 2 Sons: John|Sean Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Giving God the Glory Ministries (GGG Ministries)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 3, 2020extended to April 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to minority high school seniors who are residents of Chicago or surrounding suburbs. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Elaine Chapin Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current full-time undergraduate students who have been impacted by multiple sclerosis. Applicant must reside within a 125 mile radius of the St. Louis office.

Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
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.

Nursing Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
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.

UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Best Buy
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020extended to April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are African Americans with intentions to enroll full-time as a freshman at a HBCU. Applicant must have interest in one of the following majors: business, information technology, finance, data sciences, communications or marketing. Preference will be given to students who enroll at Central State University, Howard University, University of District of Columbia or Wilberforce University. Preference will also be given to students who are active high school participants in a Best Buy Teen Tech Center or key non-profit partner. The selection process will focus first on students from Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri or Ohio.

Community Service Block Grant Scholarship
Sponsor: County of DuPage
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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 Named Scholarships
Sponsor: DuPage County Farm Bureau
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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). While one of the scholarships is open to all majors, the other majors are open to specifically to students studying an agricultural-related course of study or culinary or nutrition program with a knowledge about agriculture.

Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship
Sponsor: Elmburst Garden Club
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Illinois residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Horticulture, Environmental Studies, Biology, Botany and/or other related sciences.

IHLA Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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.

Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Sponsor: Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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.

Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship
Sponsor: Fiesta del Sol
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: March 27, 2020extended to May 8, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students of Latino/Hispanic descent with at least a 2.5 GPA and can demonstrate community or school service and financial need. Applicant must live on the Southwest side of Chicago (see website for specific locations).

CABAA Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
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.

Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship
Sponsor: Iowa Student Loan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
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.

UNICO National Scholarships
Sponsor: UNICO
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 15, 2020extended to May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who live in a state of an active UNICO Chapter. Most scholarships are open to students of Italian heritage, but there are some open to all ethnicities. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open specifically to Engineering, Fine Arts, Italian Studies, Medical, Nursing, and Science majors.

IAHPERD Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students attending a college or university in the state of Illinois and majoring in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, and/or dance.

R. Harper Brown Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicago Scots
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
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.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
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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