Scholarships in Illinois

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.

Brad's Deals Scholarship Competition

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and high school senior or undergraduate student who is 18 years of age or older. Minimum 3.0 GPA and essay required. Not open to residents of Rhode Island or Tennessee.

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.

President's Non-Resident Scholarship

Award: $17,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who is not a resident of Utah. Applicant is automatically considered with application for admission.

Founders' Non-Resident Scholarship

Award: $11,500, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who is not a resident of Utah. Applicant is automatically considered with application for admission.

Deans' Non-Resident Scholarship

Award: $9,500, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who is not a resident of Utah. Applicant is automatically considered with application for admission.

Centurium Non-Resident Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who is not a resident of Utah. Applicant is automatically considered with application for admission.

Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: November 28

Applicant must be a college student currently enrolled in an aviation program with a "B" average or higher. Preference given to residents of Kansas, Missouri, or Illinois.

Hispanocare Student Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 3

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen of latino descent who resides in Illinois and is pursuing a degree in the healthcare field. Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum composite ACT score of 21, essay, copy of transcript, resume, three letters of recommendation, copy of most recent tax return, and proof of citizenship required.

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois (Illinois Scholars Program)

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors or college sophomores at one of the 53 partner universities in Illinois who are interested in teaching. There are a limited number of spots for college sophomores, and all college students must be nominated by a university liaison. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must commit to teaching in an Illinois school of need for five years after graduation.

Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Award: -, Deadline: January 1 (as soon after)

Applicants must be residents of Illinois, enrolled at a MAP-approved Illinois institution and carry a minimum of three hours per term. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Michael Curry Summer Internship Program

Award: $1,346, Deadline: February 29

Applicants must be Illinois residents. Recipients work full-time in an agency under the jurisdiction of the Governor for 10 weeks during the summer.

American Legion Scholarship Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

American Essay Contest Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: February 3

Applicants must be enrolled in an Illinois school in grades seven to twelve.

Illinois Oratorical Contest

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 20

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Ada Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 15

Students must be residents of Illinois who are in their senior year of high school or who have graduated but have not previously attended college. They must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during American Legion eligibility dates.

Community Banker Association of Illinois Annual Essay Scholarship Program

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must write essays and be sponsored by a participating CBAI member bank. There is an essay topic related to community banking, and the short essays are judged on understanding of community banking philosophy, accurate information, clear and concise sentences, logical organization, proper grammar, correct punctuation and spelling and conclusion/summary.

Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank ~ Fifth Third Bank Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or discharged military personnel. Students must demonstrate loyalty, patriotism, honor, respect and compassion for others.

McGraw Foundation and Fifth Third Bank Emergency Financial Aid Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at one of ACI's 23 member institutions who are from middle-income families. They must be experiencing a personal financial emergency, must be ineligible for other sources of emergency aid and cannot be receiving any such aid from any other source. Applicants must have tried to secure part-time employment. Selection is based on financial need.

Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Scholarships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicants must be full-time junior or senior level undergraduate students at colleges or universities in Illinois and must major in health, physical education, recreation or dance. Students must have been members of IAHPERD since December 1 of the previous year and may receive this award no more than twice.

M. Josephine O'Neil Arts Award

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be Illinois residents and be sophomores at an accredited community college or current or upcoming juniors at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or the literary arts.

Boy Scout and Eagle Scout Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be graduating seniors in high school, Senior Boy Scouts or Explorers and residents of Illinois. Students must write an essay on Americanism and/or Boy Scout programs.

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 1

Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be studying engineering and/or science at their chosen school. Applicants must have permanent residence in the NACE Central Area which includes the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Medical Student Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicants must be Illinois residents enrolled in an Illinois allopathic or osteopathic medical school. Students must be planning to practice in one or more of the following medical fields: family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or obstetrics/gynecology. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Scholarship recipients agree to set up practice in an area designated as having a shortage of primary care providers.

Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: May 31

Applicants must be Illinois residents, having lived in the state for one year prior to applying and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an approved nursing program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients must agree to work as a nurse in Illinois after graduation.

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be working toward degrees in one of the following areas of agriculture: agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant genetics, soil science, soil conservation, water conservation or public service and administration. Applicants must be residents of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be pursuing a four-year degree in one of the following agricultural fields: business management, economics, sales and marketing or finance. They must be residents of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Texas. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Darling International Inc. FFA Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in one of the following agricultural degree programs: animal science, animal nutrition, agricultural business management or economics, livestock management or agriscience technician. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the students' activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Fastline Publications FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants may be from Iowa or Texas and working toward two-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Applicants may also be from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina and working toward four-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.