Scholarships in Illinois

Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be Illinois residents. They must be either enrolled in or accepted into a hospital-related healthcare degree or certificate program, excluding any programs having a general education curriculum (such as pre-medicine programs). Applicants must have at least one year remaining in their program of study. They should have a GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale in order to be competitive for this award. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Scholarships in Mathematics Education

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 6

Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Illinois postsecondary institution in an undergraduate mathematics education curriculum that provides preparation for becoming a teacher. They must be rising juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship

Award: $31,332, Deadline: January 31

Fellows must possess a bachelor's degree. Fellows will be assigned to various posts in the Governor's office or in an office under the Governor's jurisdiction.

Joseph Mahoney Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be a high school junior or senior with type 1 diabetes who is attending West Chicago High School in West Chicago, Illinois. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who plan on pursuing a higher education at a four-year college or university, college, technical or trade school. Selection is based on academic achievement, involvement in the diabetes community and involvement in extra-curricular activities.

Mitchesll S. Sexner & Associates LLC Chicagoland Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 15

Applicants must be high school seniors or college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, U.S. citizens or permanent residents and residents of the greater Chicago area. Students will need to submit a short essay describing their academic goals, plans for improving their Chicago area community and how their post-secondary education will help them to reach these goals.

Transfer Times

Award: $6,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must be current students enrolled in a two-year institution in the Transfer Times distribution area of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Students must be transferring to a four-year institution that advertises in the Transfer Times.