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Scholarships in Illinois

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  • Ava's Grace Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to students who are planning to enroll or are enrolled at an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US as full time students and have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in a U.S. penitentiary (state or federal)
  • Brett Lerner Award
    This scholarship is open to graduating high school students who are planning to enroll or are enrolled at an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US as full time students.
  • BRIDGE Alumni Scholarship
    The BRIDGE Program is Wheaton College's pre-college program for Chicago high school sophomores and juniors to promote college access among underrepresented, first-generation, and low income students. Each year, select BRIDGE alumni admitted to Wheaton College may receive one of 7 full tuition awards. Recipients are selected from among BRIDGE graduates admitted to Wheaton on the basis of program participation, academic standing and scholarship essays from their [Scholarship Application](https://www.wheaton.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply-to-wheaton/scholarships/multicultural-scholarships/scholarship-application/).
  • Catholic High School Recognition Award
    This scholarship is awarded to a freshman or transfer student who is a graduate of a **Catholic high school**.
  • Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to the children or grandchildren of of a currently active, sworn member of either department; or former officer, firefighter, or paramedic from either department in good standing. Candidates must qualify for undergraduate admission to Illinois Tech as either a **first-year or transfer student**. An eligible student is guaranteed a four-year (or five-year, for the College of Architecture) scholarship in the annual amount of $20,000 provided he or she is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at **Illinois Tech**.
  • Colonel Steven L. dePyssler Mount Carmel High School Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of **Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, Illinois**.
  • DRI Diversity Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to open to rising second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBTQ, and multiracial students. Incoming second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second- and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.
  • Exelon HBCU Corporate Scholars Program
    This program supports African American students attending HBCUs by providing four years of scholarship assistance, summer internship opportunities, and early-career readiness support to prepare for rewarding careers at Exelon and within the energy industry.
  • Future Nurses Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded to students who are currently enrolled or will enroll in a nursing program at an accredited college or university.
  • Garner Kimbrell – St. Louis Section Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the St. Louis Section to honor Garner Kimbrell.
  • George E. McGuire Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded to a nursing doctoral student or a nursing student in a master's program of study.
  • Greenhouse Scholars Program
    This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors from **Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, or North Carolina** who are planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution.
  • Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors **from Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina**, who are planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution.
  • HEAR Scholarship
    The HEAR Scholarship Foundation awards college tuition scholarships for four years of higher education, to Chicagoland high school seniors with financial need and a demonstrated commitment to their community.
  • Hil Bax Scholarship
    The scholarship is sponsored by the St. Louis Section to honor Hil Bax. It will be awarded to students pursuing a degree or certificate in a **welding or welding-related program**.
  • Illinois AG Education Scholarships website
    Illinois AG Education Scholarships website- a list of all scholarships for Illinois FFA students.
  • Illinois Tech Heald Scholarship
    This scholarship is for first-year domestic students (starting at **$10,000**). All full-time students will automatically be considered for this merit-based scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed.
  • James Hunter Anthony & Gerald E. Blackshear Endowment
    James Hunter Anthony & Gerald E. Blackshear Endowment is for incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois who have graduated from an Illinois high school.
  • J. Glyndon Stuff Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to students from Illinois who are planning to enroll or are enrolled at an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US as full time students and pursue degree in any area of agriculture.
  • Kathleen Dooley Aspiring Musician Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded annually to a current Quincy High School Sophomore or Junior planning to attend a summer music camp.
  • Kendall Smith Healthcare Exploration Scholarship
    Kendall Smith Healthcare Exploration Scholarships are awarded each summer to current high school juniors and seniors who are interested in careers in health care.
  • Marianne Linane PRO-LIFE Scholarship
    The National Association of Pro-Life Nurses is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a pro-life student currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing in the United States.
  • Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program
    This scholarship is available for High School Seniors who are planning to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University or a California/Nevada/New York Community College as a 1st year student.
  • The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship
    The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship will be awarded to eligible high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and/or vocational training students who demonstrate leadership, academic competitiveness, community involvement, and financial need.
  • The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) Scholarship
    Administered by the **TELACU Education Foundation**, this scholarship program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of its partners—colleges and universities, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals—who have joined in advancing educational opportunities for the community. Applicants must be attending one of **TELACU**'s partnering colleges and universities. Visit [here](https://telacu.com/telacu-education-foundation/college-success-program/list-of-colleges-universities/) for the eligible institutions. Students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply. Special consideration may be given to students pursuing careers in **business, engineering, and science**.
  • WES Evans Scholarship
    The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. To qualify, caddies must meet the requirements of having a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.