Illinois Scholarships

Illinois is home not only to the Millennium Park, the Willis Tower Skydeck, and Lincoln Park but also to some prestigious colleges and universities.

Reputable institutions such as the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago can offer you the high-quality education you deserve and prepare you for a successful career.

If you’re worried about tuition costs and other expenses, we have good news for you.

There are many scholarships available to residents of Illinois who want to pursue post-secondary education in their home state.

Check out our list and start applying today!

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls. So, the Lombard Area Branch of AAUW "Return to Learning" scholarship has the aim to help an undergraduate or master's degree, or certification program students, especially females.
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The main goal of the ABC Wildlife is to emphasize the importance of introducing diversity in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering, being that only 13% of women are engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% are engaged in the field of mechanical engineering. This means th...
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At ABC Wildlife, there is a constant need to support women who are critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). ABC Wildlife is a woman-owned corporation which has the aim to provide financial aid to women pursuing their dreams in the s...
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The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent who was the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. This scholarship can be used for tuition costs, student loans, and expenses and it is offered annually. The scholarship ...
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The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship has the aim to promote diversity within the profession. The foundation is thus awarding an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students who are encouraged to reach the higher academic ac...
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Due to the fact that AIA Chicago is celebrating its 150th anniversary, the AIA Chicago Foundation offers a scholarship for talented young professionals in Chicago. The scholarship awards are $10,000 for a graduate and $10,000 for an undergraduate student each year.
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The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship Foundation has been helping young students in reaching their higher education goals since it was established in 1994. The scholarship is provided by the Library and Information Technology Association with the aim to support qualified persons plan to follow a ...
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Three $1000 annual scholarships for high-school or undergraduate students who study logistics or moving-related fields.
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Aluminum extrusions are everywhere around us and we are contact with numerous products made better by aluminum extrusions. That is the reason why Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition is available every year, with the aim to  encourage students to offer innovative solutions to design c...
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The American Nuclear Society Scholarship Program is created by people who understand the importance of rewarding its members for their academic, services and leadership excellence through scholarships, so the award is granted to qualified student members of ANS who have demonstrated a high commit...
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Augustana College Rissing Scholarship is available to students of any major and they are considered for many of the awards depending on their talents and educational achievements. While some awards require auditions or an additional application process, there are some of them that do not requi...
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Baizer & Kolar, P.C is committed to giving assistance to students who have suffered from accidents, or have experienced its effects through relatives experiences. The organization gives scholarships to students who have experienced the challenges associated with injuries sustained through acc...
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Each year, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois offers 80 different scholarships totaling $200,000. The scholarships are given by local donors, and are intended for development of the local counties. Students are assisted in their pursuit of academic excellence.
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The Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship is a national scholarship awarded annually. The Foundation has been providing financial aid to deserving students with lack of financial assets necessary for their education
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Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship is created in honor of William Robert Smith who played both football and baseball during his high school. Just because Billy was so generous and was always helping people that were around him, the organization decided to continue his work after his death, too. ...
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The BLM² Scholarship Foundation is offering annual scholarship awards to minorities with the aim to help reduce the financial struggles of paying for college and other educational expenses. So, all minority groups are highly encouraged to apply. However, the BLM² Scholarship Foundation prog...
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Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship is one of many CFNIL’s scholarship, who are designed to support young people interested in doing sports professionally. The funds for this scholarship are given by donors, generous people who recognize how important it is to help people who are eager to stud...
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Several annual scholarships awarded to Chicago high-school sophomores interested in careers in law enforcement, public safety, criminal justice and/or fire science and wanting to pursue a two-year program at the Chicago Police and Firefighters Training Academy (CPFTA).
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It was in 1958 when the Church of the Brethren created a scholarship programs to the health education and research rewards. A $2,000 scholarship grant will be given to a successful candidate.
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The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association is awarding scholarships yearly and the amount is renewable $4,000. The award is aimed at a high school senior who will enter college related to  liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture or business. The selection will be based on the ...
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The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) provide support each year to eleven eligible applicants.
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The Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program is an annual award that is offered by the Friends of Volo Bog. The scholarship is designed for Environmental Studies/Natural Science college students, so the applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria to apply for it.
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The FMS Finance and Accounting organization has a strong understanding of importance of quality education and that is why they award scholarships every year,  aimed at supporting one student who is majoring in an accounting or finance-related field by giving him/her $5,000. This is a ...
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The Gold Star Mission is offering financial support in terms of scholarships to the family and friends of Illinois Service Members who have lost their lives in service to the country.
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In 1985, the GFOA organization has established the Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship with the aim to recognize outstanding performances by graduate program students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship is funded by the Girard Mil...
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The award is named in honor of the centennial of the birth of Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award is available thanks to the Illinois Humanities partnered with Our Miss Brooks 100 and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Their aim is to bring back...
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The Illinois CPA Society scholarships and outreach programs are funded by the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois which is created in 1998 and since then it has been offering financial help through various scholarship and outreach programs. The foundation is based on voluntary donations by people w...
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Considering the fact that the foodservice industry in Illinois remains the largest private sector employer in the state,  there is a constant demand of new people getting involved in this important industry. That is why, the Illinois Restaurant Association is created with the aim to support an...
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Zonta International offers 32 scholarships of $2,000 each at the district and 6 international scholarships in the amount of $8,000 .Zonta International supports the achievements of female students trying to get a degree in business and she can be either domestic or foreign studying in the Unit...
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JASC Scholarship yearly awards students who excels in academics and community service both in High School and College. Three successful awardee are given the opportunity to avail the scholarship and aid the financial academic expenses. The awardee must be a member of the Japanese American comm...
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The Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship belongs to the program of Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Scholarship foundation. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation was established in 2008 and since then has awarded over $1.6 million in college scholarships to students with Type 1 Diabetes. The main purpose of t...
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The Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship award is aimed at a part-time student pursuing an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance or business administration, and a career plan in state/provincial or local government finance....
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The Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship is a renewable scholarship and the recipient will get as much as $25,000 dollars annually. The Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship was created to assist young people who are qualified which is proved through their academic achievements but l...
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The Jesse Jackson Fellows – Toyota Scholarship program offers students an amazing opportunity to earn some money for college while pursuing their educational goals. The Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship has the purpose to assist young people who are qualified but lack the financial reso...
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The Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Awards was created in order to support the nurses employed at the bone marrow transplantation. This scholarship is funded to entice the cause and diagnosis in the Lymphoma Research. Josh Gottheil Memorial Fund is dedicated in...
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Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available to upper-division undergraduate or graduate students of public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration with the main goal to recognize outstanding performance by minority s...
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The Murray Wise Associates Foundation provides college scholarship funds for outstanding students who are studying agriculture or agriculturally related fields. The Foundation has noticed the importance of involving young generations into the future of American agriculture by giving them a cha...
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The National Merit Scholarship Program has been founded in 1955 and since then it has been helping students who need financial support by providing them with financial aid. High school students who want to enter the National Merit Program are obliged to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit ...
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The award is aimed at university students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree in fields related to wastewater transport and treatment. The fund noticed the importance of financially supporting these people and at the same time raising awareness of the significance of studying the fields such ...
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The First Amendment has been the cornerstone of freedom in the United States for over 200 years, so ADL and Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in partnership with NIE Chicago Tribune are proud to offer Our First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest for grades 6 – 11.
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The Robert Sherman Fine Art Scholarship has the aim to support the young people who pursue a degree in the field of art and that way advance the development of artists in keeping with the mission of the Glenview Art League.
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The Glenview Art League seeks to encourage the pursuit of visual art-related careers through award of this scholarship. The $1,000 award prize is awarded as a one-time cash award for use at the beneficiary's discretion. However, the organization encourages the use of the fund for the facilitat...
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The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers’ Annual Single Mother Scholarship is aimed at empowering single mothers, through provision of educational opportunities. The scholarship awards two (2) slots for financial support, each worth $1000. Financial awards can be used for tuition support and personal upkeep.
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The Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships is a way of helping young poets in the U.S. This is sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine and it has been existing since 1989. It was founded by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly with the aim...
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A $1,000 annual scholarship targeting promising senior high-school students accepted to a college and university, as well as undergraduate students who are keen on exploring how being philanthropic and being profitable in business can be balanced.
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The SOM Foundation Structural Engineering Research Fellowship is a $20,000 award which is designed to support the aesthetic potential in the structural design of buildings and bridges.
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A $5000 scholarship for high-school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students from an accredited American college or university geared towards covering educational expenses.
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AIA Northeast Illinois is offering two scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to students enrolled in an accredited architecture program within the National Architectural Accrediting Board’s (NAAB’s).
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Two semi-annual $1000 scholarships for American high-school seniors (enrolling in a college or university), or undergraduate/graduate students already enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
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A $1000 annual scholarship for current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
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The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship understands how hard it is to pursue studies in college with financial constraints. Apparently the organization is there to help aid deserving students financially upon continued college degree course. With the help of the foun...
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One of the main goals of the John Galt Scholarship for Future Supply Chain Leaders Scholarship is to help a hardworking student focus more on their studies and less on making ends meet, so it can be said that this is a need-based award and preference will be given to students who prove the financ...
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The Trotter Project’s Chef Charlie Trotter Scholarship will award this amazing scholarship to five students. The Trotter Project’s Chef Charlie Trotter Scholarship offers $9,000 Full Tuition to culinary arts/hospitality students attending Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute, at Kenn...
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