Scholarships in Illinois

Presidential Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a first-time, domestic, undergraduate degree-seeking student entering the university in the fall. Applicant must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA at the end of their junior year and a minimum composite ACT score of 25 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1130). Applicants are automatically considered for award provided they apply to the university.

Neighboring States Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a high school senior from states contiguous to Missouri who have earned at least a 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum 30 ACT (or equivalent SAT critical reading and math).

Travel Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a full-time, dependent student from the United States or Canada (excluding Minnesota and western Wisconsin).

HSF/Wells Fargo Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 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 and is a current sophomore enrolled full-time with a minimum 3.0 GPA at a four-year accredited college or university in the United States; selected recipient must be enrolled as a junior during the award year. FAFSA is required. Program will be open as of fall 2009.

Merit Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who will graduate high school on the United States mainland. Information provided on the admissions application, along with a high school transcript will determine criteria and eligibility of the award.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state student.

Dean's Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a non-resident freshmen student who has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1150 (minimum composite ACT score of 25) and a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49.

Presidential Scholarship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an entering non-resident freshman student who has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1150 (minimum composite ACT score of 25) and minimum 3.75 GPA.

Provost's Scholarship

Award: $7,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an entering non-resident freshman student who has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1150 (minimum composite ACT score of 25) and a high school GPA between 3.5 and 3.74.

Out of State Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1 (priority)

Applicant must be a United States resident who is living outside of New York State and who visits the college before January 31st of their senior year.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a resident of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, or North Dakota. Minimum 3.4 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1090 (composite ACT score of 25) required. Applicant must be majoring in one of the majors listed on sponsor's application page.

Jayhawk Generations Scholarship

Award: $12,154, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be an admitted first-time, non-resident freshman student whose parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent, step-grandparent, or great-grandparent earned a degree at the university. Minimum 3.5 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1090 (composite ACT score of 24) required.

Blazer Elite Scholarship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Blazer Gold Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Blazer Achievement Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Blazer Pride Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Out of State Grant

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a full-time student and one of the following: a United States citizen who is a non-Florida resident living in the United States or a United States territory or an eligible non-citizen (permanent resident).

Brian D. Sherwood Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a nominee from Mundelein High School in Mundelein, IL. Recipient will be selected based upon academic qualifications, extracurricular participation, community involvement, service commitment, recommendations from two faculty members, and submission of an essay entitled, "Alcohol and Driving: A Realistic Approach to Handling Friends Who Have Been Drinking."

Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 20

Applicant must work in the Midwest region of the United States. Award will allow recipient to choose a curriculum of choice from the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development.

APIASF/Sara Lee Foundation

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 13

Applicant must be a female U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity (as defined by the U.S. Census) who is from Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Wisconsin, and will be enrolling in an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the upcoming academic year. Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA required (or GED).

Riedford Health Professions Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Mt. Vernon High School who will major in a healthcare-related field at a two- or four-year college or university in Indiana, Western Kentucky, or Wabash Valley College in Southeastern Illinois. Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA required.

Marvin Johnson Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be a child or spouse of a trucking company employee or an independent contractor affiliated with a trucking company who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan or Ohio.

Panther Promise Tuition Waiver

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman or transfer student attending Eastern Illinois University who has a household annual income ranging from $33,000 to $67,000.

Presidential Scholars Award

Award: -, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must have a composite ACT score of 30 and have a class rank in the top 10% of his/her graduating class or have a 3.5 GPA; or have a composite ACT score of 28 and a class rank in the top 5% of his/her graduating class or have a 3.75 GPA.

Achieving, Celebrating, and Excelling (ACE) Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will attend Eastern Illinois University. Minimum 18 ACT and 3.0 GPA required.

College Access Foundation of California Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. Financial need must be demonstrated.

EIU4 Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at Eastern Illinois University eligible for the EIU4 Program.

Entering Freshman Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Automatically awarded to all entering freshman to the Honors College at Eastern Illinois University with a minimum 26 ACT and 3.5 GPA.

Integrative Learning Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or transfer student who will attend Eastern Illinois University and has evidence of engagement in service, research or activities that demonstrate an application of academic principles. Essay, minimum 23 ACT and 3.2 GPA required.

Parents Club Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 14

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate in good academic standing with at least 12 credit hours completed.