Illinois Scholarships

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 2022

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 1
Winner announcement
December 2022

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 5
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 5
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 2023

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

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

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

¡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