Scholarships in Chicago

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must be a high school senior or eligible for graduation and be of Hispanic or Latino heritage including the Philippines, Portugal and Brazil. Applicant must be willing to travel at one's own expense to attend the regional award ceremony.

Blind Services Association Scholarship Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind and reside in the six-county Chicago area.

Justinian Society Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a student of Italian descent who is attending a college in Illinois with at least one semester of law school completed. Completed application, brief written statement from applicant, faculty letter of recommendation, copy of most recently filed federal income tax return, and attendance at the Justinian Scholarship and Installation Dinner required.

James R. Anderson Housing

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a current student, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate civic leadership in community service and university housing. Applicant from Chicago area preferred.

TELACU Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be a first-generation college student from a low-income family, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be a full time student. Applicant must be a permanent resident of one of the specified communities in California, Illinois, Texas, or New York. Selection is based upon academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and financial need. Priority will be given to applicants majoring in business, science, technology, engineering or math, and who are attending institutions with matching funds and/or are located in Southern California.

Charles Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a graduate of a Chicago public high school with strong records of academic and personal accomplishment. Preference is given to students of color, particularly Hispanic students.

HSF/GMAC SmartEdge Book Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have plans to enroll as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at a four-year accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.

HSF/Procter & Gamble Company Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have plans to enroll as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.

Taylor Michaels Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 4

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA and living within Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Lansing, Los Angeles County, or the New York Metro area. Selection will be based upon the essay, academic achievement, and evidence of leadership and community service.

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund

Award: -, Deadline: December 15

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior who lives and/or attends school in one of the following areas: Chicago, Illinois and suburbs of the area; Las Vegas, Nevada and suburbs of the area; Fairfield, Greens Farms, Redding, and Westport, Connecticut. Minimum 3.0 GPA and plans to attend an accredited college or university in the United States required.

Fueling the Minds of the Future Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 14

Applicant must be a current high school senior from the Chicagoland area who is planning to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited two- or four-year college or university, trade school or vocational school int he United States. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and financial need are required.

TELACU Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a first generation college student from a low-income family in California, Texas, Illinois, or New York. California applicants must be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino. Texas applicants must be a permanent resident of San Antonio or Austin. Illinois applicants must be a permanent resident of Greater Chicagoland Area. New York applicants must be a permanent resident of the state of New York. Minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need based on FAFSA required.

MillerCoors Chicagoland Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 30

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen of hispanic descent who is a junior or senior college student at a Chicago university (preference given to University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, or Loyola University Chicago). Minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time enrollment status, and two letters of recommendation required. Preference given to business, computer science, biochemisty, and engineering majors.

The Princeton Prize

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school student who has been actively involved in volunteer work that has had a significant impact on race relations. Two applications required; one from applicant, one from applicant's supporter.

Fiesta del Sol Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 14

Applicant must be a student of Latino/Hispanic descent who resides on the Southwest side of Chicago. Must plan to enroll in an accredited college/university and be a volunteer in a Fiesta de Sol committee. Minimum 2.5 GPA, two letters of recommendation, official transcript, copy of federal tax form, resume, and personal statement required. Community service and financial need must be demonstrated.