Illinois Scholarships

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Evans Scholars Program

The Evans Scholars Foundation, administered by the Western Golf Association, offers up to $60,000- scholarships to deserving caddies to pursue undergraduate degrees in Ohio.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
October 15
Winner announcement
by May 31

NEWH | Atlantic City/Philadelphia Scholarship

NEWH Atlantic City/Philadelphia Scholarship awards a scholarship, ranging between $1,000 and $7,500, for an undergraduate degree in hospitality-related fields such as interior design, hospitality management, culinary arts, and architecture.

Amount
$1,000–$7,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
October 27
Winner announcement
December 2022

American Transmission Co. Scholarship

The American Transmission Co. Scholarship, administered by the Society of Women Engineers, supports female students from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana enrolled in engineering-related majors.

Amount
$1,125
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 31

First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

The Anti-Defamation League offers the First Amendment Freedom Art & Essay Contest with awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to two high and middle school students to further their education.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
March 1, 2022

ISAWWA IPSI Scholarship

The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association awards the $1,500 Public Service Institute Scholarship to students undergoing a three-year training program at the Illinois Public Service Institute.

Amount
$500–$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 15

InspirASIAN Scholarship Program

The InspirASIAN Scholarship Program awards $2,000 to qualifying high school senior and graduate students and undergraduate student in one of 18 states of InspirASIAN Chapter to complete their degrees.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
28 winners
Required GPA
3.4
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
May, 2022

InspirASIAN Scholarships

InspirASIAN National Scholarships and InspirASIAN State Scholarships are annual programs offering $2,000 and $1,000 to selected high school students for college studies.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
25 winners
Required GPA
3.4
Deadline
January 31

Kenneth C. Novak Manufacturing Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 is offered to students pursuing their undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, metallurgical engineering, fabrication, welding, metal working, and other closely related engineering fields.

Amount
$1,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
February 1

The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to eligible students to pursue undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, human services, music, or ministry at an accredited college.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 15
Winner announcement
by June 30

Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program

The Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program awards up to $10,000 to seven college sophomore students in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
June 2023

Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation Scholarships

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) Foundation Scholarship awards from $1,500 to $3,000 to deserving undergraduate students pursuing studies in education and becoming educators in Illinois.

Amount
$1,500–$3,000
Scholarships awarded
8 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 1

John Deere Scholarship

The $2,500 John Deere Scholarship is given to one Midwest US student and one diverse Midwest U.S. student enrolled in a welding engineering or weld engineering technology program annually.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 1

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship

The MTI Scholarship offers up to $5,000 to minority students in higher education institutions in Illinois who are studying to become teachers. Eligible students must have a 2.50 GPA.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 1

TOI Scholarship

The TOI Scholarships program, administered by Township Officials of Illinois, offers $2,000 to financially support high school seniors to further their education and help them complete their undergraduate degrees.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
7 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 1
Winner announcement
April 1

Hearld and Marge Ambler Scholarship

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks offers the Hearld and Marge Ambler Scholarship of $6,000 to two college students each, pursuing business-related degree programs. Preference is given to accounting majors.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 13

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association College Scholarships

The ISA awards over 100 students the Illinois Sheriffs' Association College Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 to pursue their undergraduate studies in Illinois. Applicants must be residents of Illinois.

Amount
$500–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 15
Winner announcement
September 2022

IACAC Transfer Scholarship

The IACAC provides the Transfer Scholarship of $1,000 to five students enrolled at community colleges who are looking to further their studies at IACAC four-year member institutions.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 18

IAW Helen Henert Agricultural Education Scholarship

Women Changing the Face of Agriculture (WCFA), organized by the American Agri-Women, awards this scholarship of $1,500 to one college student pursuing a degree in agriculture- related field in Illinois.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 31

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – College Students

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to undergraduate students who live in states with Regions' full service and are enrolled in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$3,500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – High School Seniors

The Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to high school senior students who live in states with Regions' full service and plan to enroll in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship

The Iowa Student Loan offers a $1,000 scholarship to ten students annually to assist them with college education expenses and encourage them to pursue college degrees. Recipients are picked randomly.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 29

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship

The Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship offers twenty $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
20 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 30

Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Every year, IDPH awards scholarships from $8,324 to $17,124 to individuals who are pursuing various degrees in nursing at approved institutions in Illinois.

Amount
$3,449–$17,125
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 30

Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

The scholarship program, administered by the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program, awards $4,000 to registered nurses seeking to become nurse practitioners. Applications are only open to Illinois residents.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 1

ICTM Scholarships

Annually, three students are granted $1,500 to study mathematics to become teachers in the state of Illinois. Applicants must be an undergraduate at an accredited college or university in Illinois.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 9
Winner announcement
September

Community Service Scholarships

Preparing for college is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming undertaking, especially for students graduating during a pandemic.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
50 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 10
Winner announcement
July 2023

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship

The ILBCF awards a scholarship of $1,000 to a number of undergraduate students in the state of Illinois to complete their undergraduate studies of choice at two- or four-year institutions.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship, administered by the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association and ranges from $1,000 to $4,000, is to financially assist students who pursue hospitality management degrees at accredited colleges and universities.

Amount
$1,000–$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
June 9

Illinois Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is an award of up to $2,000 to Illinois-based applicants seeking to enter or progress their work in the state’s water, wastewater, or stormwater industry.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 30

ISAWWA Outreach Safe Water Scholarship

The ISAWWA Outreach Safe Water Scholarship of $5,000, offered by ISAAWWA, is a merit-based scholarship program to financially support deserving undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a water resources-related field.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 30

KASF Midwestern Regional Chapter Scholarships

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for all academic levels ranging from $500 to $5,000 to eligible students to complete their desired degrees. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
32 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 30
Winner announcement
August, 2022

BLM² Scholarship

The BLM² Foundation awards $1,000 to six successful applicants to address the financial needs of minority students to pursue higher education at accredited colleges or universities across the U.S.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
July 3
Winner announcement
July 10th, 2022

NAWIC Quad City Chapter #50 Scholarships

The National Association of Women in Construction offers the annual Quad City Chapter #50 Scholarships to undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
August 26

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship

The Customized Distribution Services (CDS) awards a $1,000 scholarship to support Supply Chain Management majors or students in related disciplines.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 1

Greenhouse Scholars Program

The program awards high-achieving high school seniors in Georgia, Colorado, Illinois, New York, and North Carolina with scholarships for their undergraduate studies. The award is renewable for four years.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
39 winners
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
November 9
Winner announcement
April 19

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship

The Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship is available to students from Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, and North Carolina who need financial support to pursue a course of study.

Amount
$5,000–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
34 winners
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
November 9
Winner announcement
April 19, 2023

Exelon HBCU Corporate Scholars Program

The Exelon Scholarship is a need-based financial scholarship given to African-American students per year for their four-year undergraduate studies in preparation for a career in Exelon and the energy industry.

Amount
$25,000–$100,000
Scholarships awarded
24 winners
Required GPA
2.8
Deadline
November 19
Winner announcement
February 2024

Illinois Scholarships

Illinois has a population of 12.67 million and is ranked among the top 5 most populous states in America. It is home to many prestigious universities that offer high-quality education. Considering that the total cost of education in Illinois can be quite high, we have listed scholarships specific to the state that can help take some of the financial burdens off post-secondary students.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in Illinois?

  • University of Chicago

The University of Chicago ranks 6th among the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for a scholarship here, check out the Greenhouse Scholars Program

  • Northwestern University

Northwestern University ranks around 10th on the list of the top national universities in the United States. The American Transmission Co. Scholarship is a great way to fund your studies at the university. This specific scholarship is for females.

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ranks 41st on the list of the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for financial help, try the Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship.



Most popular majors in Illinois?

  1. Business
  2. Finance
  3. Accounting

Where does Illinois rank in education?

Illinois ranks 11th on a list of most educated states and 17th in terms of the best public school systems. Read our reports on 2022 Most & Least Educated States and States with Best & Worst Public School Systems for more.