Millions of scholarships are available to students studying in the United States. With the help of Scholarships.com, finding these scholarships is not a problem. When you conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com, one of the factors considered in the filtering process is your state of residence. Another is "state of attendance", if applicable. Many college scholarships are available only to those from or attending college in a particular state and if you are among them, you could end up securing some additional funding for college. We recommend you conduct a complete scholarship search, but if you would like a sample of what you might find as an Illinois resident or someone who intends to study in Illinois, check out the scholarship opportunities below.
Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships
April 29, Annually
- Be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois
- Be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college or university
- Major in a culinary, restaurant management of foodservice related program
How Scholarsrhip Applications are Judged and Selected:
A judging panel of educators, industry leaders, and culinary professionals will evaluate [...] More
Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships
March 01, Annually
Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall.
What are the requirements?
- You must be under 21.
- You must be entering college in the upcoming fall.
- You must also [...] More
Illinois Counties Association Scholarships
May 03, Annually
As a non-profit association that provides services to county government, the Illinois Counties Association (ICA) is committed to promoting and advancing education and the future of Illinois' youth.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen and resident of the State of Illinois
- Be a freshman in college in the fall or a graduate student at the master's level or [...] More
Illinois Bonus Incentive Grant
College Savings Bond Bonus Incentive Grant (BIG) Program
If you are the beneficiary of an Illinois College Savings Bond, you may be eligible to receive a Bonus Incentive Grant (BIG). The amount of your grant will depend on the amount of the bond, ranging from a $40 to $440 grant per $5,000 of the bond.
To apply, the bondholder and beneficiary must complete an application for the BIG Program. [...] More
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois
November 01, Annually
Created in 1988 by the award-winning teachers of the Golden Apple Foundation, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares a rich ethnic diversity of bright and talented high school graduates for successful teaching careers in schools of need throughout Illinois.
Beginning in April of their junior year and continuing through November 30 of their senior year, any Illinois [...] More
CBAI William C. Harris Memorial Scholarship
August 15, Annually
Each year, the Foundation awards a $4,000 scholarship to a child or grandchild of a contributing member bank's employee, director, or officer -OR- a part-time bank employee who is entering his or her freshman year of undergraduate school. The scholarship is $1,000 per year for up to four years of higher education if the child remains eligible via grades and full-time student status.
Eligible [...] More
TELACU David C. Lizarraga Fellowship
March 17, Annually
Each year, the TELACU Education Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to students in California, Texas, Illinois and New York.
Minimum eligibility requirements: Must be a low income, first-generation college student, a full-time student for the entire academic year of the award, and attend one of TELACU's 36 partnering colleges and universities.
For applicants in California: Be a [...] More
TELACU Scholarship Program
March 17, Annually
Each year, the TELACU Education Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to students in California, Texas, Illinois and New York. To apply for a scholarship, download the application from our website and return it, with required attachments, to the office indicated on the application.
Minimum eligibility requirements:
- Must be a low income, first generation college student
- Must be a [...] More
Illinois National Guard Grant Program
If you are a member* of the Illinois National Guard, you may be eligible to receive the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant. This grant can pay for eligible tuition and certain fees for undergraduate or graduate study. Benefits are limited to use only at Illinois 2- or 4-year public colleges. Your grant can be used for a maximum of the equivalent of four academic years of full-time enrollment. [...] More
Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program
March 01, Annually
If you are a teacher or an academically talented student pursuing a career in special education as a public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher in Illinois, you may be eligible for the Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program. This program will exempt you from paying tuition and mandatory fees at an eligible institution for up to four calendar [...] More
Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program
March 01, Annually
If you plan to become a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher and are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, you may qualify for up to $5,000 per year as part of the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program to pay for tuition, fees and room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable. This scholarship may be received [...] More
Illinois Veteran Grant Program
- have served at least one year of federal active duty service in the Armed Forces of the United States;
- or served on federal active duty service in a foreign country during a time of hostilities in that country and were honorably discharged after each period of federal active duty service;
- and/or are honorably serving** you may be eligible for the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) [...] More
Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program
April 01, Annually
In order to be eligible for the Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanently residing in Illinois and enrolled in an Illinois college or university as a senior or graduate student
- Have 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent
- Plan to sit for the CPA Examination in Illinois within three years of application date and [...] More
Prospect Heights Dollars for Scholars Academic Scholarship
April 01, Annually
In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, a student must be either a resident of the Prospect Heights, Illinois or Wheeling, Illinois and a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate student returning to college, and admitted to a two-year or four-year college or university for the 2013-2014 school year. Applicant must have a minimum unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 [...] More
The Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant
In order to qualify for the Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant, the applicant must be resident of a state other than Ohio and attend Heidelberg College. This grant is renewable for four years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress. For more information, please visit http://www.heidelberg.edu/financialaid/futurestudent/scholarships [...] More
Moody's Mega Math Challenge
February 21, Annually
Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge is an Internet-based, applied math contest for high school juniors and seniors. Participating teams are required to independently solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue in 14 hours. Winners receive scholarships totaling $100,000. Registration and participation are free. The goal of the Challenge is to motivate students to [...] More
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships
March 15, Annually
One of the many purposes of the Italian Catholic Federation is to offer college scholarships to further the education of students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent (or whose non-Italian Roman Catholic parents, guardians or grandparents are members of the Federation), who maintain a GPA of at least 3.2 and who live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of California, Nevada, Illinois and [...] More
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Scholarships
March 07, Annually
Our scholarships are available to students within our geographical region of Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia. Please see out website for all scholarship descriptions, requirements and [...] More
MGMA Midwest Section Scholarships
May 01, Annually
The ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc. supports and promotes health care leaders' personal and professional growth toward the advancement of the profession. The program supports individuals who, by virtue of experience, current position and plans demonstrate potential for contributing to the medical practice management profession.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be:
- Enrolled in an [...] More
Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy Scholarship
The Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) awards a 2 year scholarship for cadets of the four-year program (two years in high school and two in college). Students must meet or exceed the following requirements to be eligible:
• A 3.0 (B) average upon completing the 2 year high school component.
• A 90% attendance rate throughout the high school component.
• No Driving [...] More
Chicago Scholars Program
January 31, Annually
The Chicago Scholars Foundation provides Chicago’s young leaders with the support they need to achieve their dreams: mentorship, college admissions support, and access to summer internships and career programming. We reach out to students from recently emigrated families and under-resourced communities and nurture their talent through an innovative five-year program lasting from the senior year [...] More
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
December 01, Annually
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior [...] More
Edison Park Community Council Scholarship
February 06, Annually
The Edison Park Community Council is proud to present its annual scholarship award. The scholarship is $3,000 to be awarded to an Edison Park resident who will be attending college or trade school. Eligibility requirements and instructions for application are described below.
- Applicant must be 21 years of age or younger, a high school graduate, a senior in high school or a freshman in [...] More
Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship
March 01, Annually
The Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship is for Illinois residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in horticulture, environmental studies, biology, botany and/or other related sciences. Our goal is to encourage the advancement and stimulate an interest in horticulture through education; to provide an outlet for creative expression; to further horticultural education, [...] More
EMU National Scholars Program
The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.
Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.
For more information [...] More
The Three Sisters Scholarship Foundation
The Evanston Township High School "Challenge" Scholarship
* $500 in the first year
* $1000 in the third year
* Awarded to two students per year
* Open to E.T.H.S. seniors intending to enroll in a
four year college or university.
* Preference given to an African-American female
who has demonstrated academic improvement,
involvement in sports or other extra-curricular
activites and a committment [...] More
Friends of Volo Bog Environmental Scholarships
March 31, Annually
The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,000 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career.
To be eligible for the Entering College scholarship the applicant must reside in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County, attend a high school in one of these counties, have a minimum B [...] More
HSF/Procter & Gamble Company Scholarship
February 28, Annually
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Procter & Gamble Company have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The award amount is $2,500.
- Be of Hispanic heritage
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident [...] More
IPLSA Scholarship Awards
November 14, Annually
The IPLSA offers several scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in land surveying in Illinois. There are different types of scholarships and guidelines for each can be found on the IPLSA website.
To learn more about these awards and to download application documents, please visit our [...] More
Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program
March 01, Annually
The Jewish United Fund offers a number of annual merit scholarships to high school, college and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity, nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community, and to recognize future leaders.
- [...] More
CCIP High School Scholarship Program
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation's Chicago Community Israel Program (CCIP) and the Naftali Steinfeld Memorial Scholarship Fund offer scholarships based on financial need for high school students participating in approved Israel Experience programs. The purpose of the CCIP High School Scholarship Program is to develop Jewish identity and nourish greater understanding and commitment to [...] More
John R. Cervantes Memorial Scholarship
The John R. Cervantes Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior at Moline High School in Illinois. Mr. Cervantes, a former resident of Moline, died in 2009. This scholarship fulfills a dream of his to repay those who helped him attend college at Augustana College in Rock Island and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign just prior to World War II.
The recipient of [...] More
JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship
March 01, Annually
The JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship is for approximately $2,000. Any non-Alabama resident with 28 or above ACT score or SAT score of 1260 or above may [...] More
Korean American Scholarship Foundation -Midwestern Regional Chapter
July 10, Annually
The KASF scholarships are awarded each year to the college students of Korean heritage. A student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply for the KASF scholarship. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services. Each applicant must submit an application to the [...] More
AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships
April 01, Annually
The Lombard Area Branch of the American Association of University Women offers up to two $1,000 "Return to Learning" Scholarships to qualified women returning to school after a significant break in attendance.
To apply for The AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships, you must be a female resident of the Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace or Glendale Heights, Ill. postal districts continuing [...] More
NAPA Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Program
The NAPA Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Program(NAPAREF)currently provides funding for undergraduate or graduate students who are U.S. citizens and enrolled in full-time civil engineering, construction management, or construction engineering cirriculum at an accredited four-year college or university or two-year technical institution.
The institution selected by the student must [...] More
Nick Teramani Vocational Scholarship
April 01, Annually
The Nick Teramani Vocational Scholarship is a one-year award named in honor of Nick Teramani, City of Prospect Heights former alderman. This scholarship is intended for students interested in pursuing a vocational/special interest program, education school, or special interest school in the upcoming school year. (Vocational program examples: chef’s school, trade school, cosmetology school, [...] More
Norwegian National League
March 15, Annually
The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships to students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.
The first scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has been accepted by a college or university. Also, a $100 cash prize will be awarded to a high [...] More
Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship
March 31, Annually
The Palumbo Family Foundation scholarships are open to high school seniors entering college or trade school full time or to full time undergraduate students. Applications are available online only.
These scholarships are limited to students who have resided for a minimum of six months prior to application date in Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake, and Will counties of Illinois. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or [...] More
Posse Foundation Scholarship
The Posse Foundation assists schools in identifying and recruiting exceptional groups of diverse students. Winners of the Posse scholarship will be afforded full tuition for four years to one of the Posse Foundation's partner universities. Students who are chosen to participate in the Posse Program will undergo an eight-month workshop during which they will meet for two hours per week to prepare [...] More
Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship
July 01, Annually
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate [...] More
The Raskin Scholars
January 15, Annually
The Raskin Scholars program is intended to help defray the cost of college tuition for Chicago-area students interested in the creative arts. This need-based, bias-free program requires a student’s nomination by a school professional (teacher or counselor) and an online application to be submitted by the student. Finalists will be brought to downtown Chicago for an in-person interview. The [...] More
Thelma Levan Mackey Memorial Scholarship
The Thelma Levan Mackey Memorial Scholarship awards one scholarship annually to a graduating senior of L-P High School in LaSalle, Illinois.
This is a one-time scholarship for a student planning to attend an accredited college or university. There is no restriction on the course of study or the location of the post-secondary institution. Applications can only be obtained from L-P High School, [...] More
Herman J. Neal Scholarship
April 01, Annually
This scholarship program supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. This year, the Herman J. Neal Scholarship program will provide up to 3 scholarships of up to $4,000 each to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need. These scholarships [...] More
Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship
November 29, Annually
This scholarship provides funding for:
- College students actively enrolled in an aviation program
- Students with a "B" average or higher
- Students recommended by an aviation professional or NATA Regular Member
- Preferably, an applicant who is a resident of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois
This scholarship is due the last Friday in November. For more information, please visit our [...] More
Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
December 10, Annually
To be considered eligible for the Greenhouse Scholars program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Be a legal resident of Colorado or Illinois
- Be a high school senior in Colorado or Illinois
- Have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
- Demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to the community
- Exhibit an ability to [...] More
Engineering Student Incentive Award for High School Seniors
April 23, Annually
To encourage the study of engineering, the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation of the Union League Club offers incentive awards of $800 to Chicago high school graduating seniors who have been admitted to an engineering program at an accredited college of engineering and who intend to enroll in the upcoming fall semester. This award is renewable throughout the student’s four years of college provided [...] More