Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
October 20
Must be an African American single mother, age 17-35 years old, residing in the city of Chicago or its surrounding suburbs. Have custodial care of one or more children under the age of 18. Be accepted or enrolled in a skills training, GED program, community college, college, university, graduate school, vocational or technical school for the current academic year. Complete application, including a verification of enrollment letter from a school counselor, administrator, or instructor. Write an essay (minimum of 250 words) about why she should be the recipient of the Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs Scholarship. Meet the appropriate deadline.
Contact:
Submit the application electronically to sinus@dusablemuseum.org or fax to Attn: Dr. Burroughs Scholarship Fund at 773-947-0600 or mail to Attn: Sydney Kai Inis/Dr. Burroughs Scholarship Applicant at: The Dusable Museum 740 E. 56th Place 60637 Website: www.dusablemuseum.org
The Hispanocare Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 23
Students of Latino descent (having at least 1 parent of Hispanic origin) who have graduated from an accredited high school with a composite ACT score of 21. Must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 point scale or 4.0 or more on a 5.0 point scale, or have a minimum score of 250 for a GED. Students must be citizens, nationals, or have lawful permanent residence in the United States and must reside in Illinois. Students studies must be in the healthcare arena, i.e., medicine, nursing, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, allied health, or schools offering graduate programs in public health or clinical psychology or any other healthcare field.
Contact:
Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA 1-800-3-ADVOCATE Website: www.advocatehealth.com
JASC - NIELSEN Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
November 20
ELIGIBILITY In order to be eligible to receive a 2015 Nielsen S.T.E.M. $2,000.00 scholarship from JASC, applicants must meet each of the following requirements: 1) Applicant must be either a high school senior or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university; 2) Area of college study must be in either science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM); 3) High school applicant's family must have a current JASC Family membership; college applicant must have his/her own current Student or Individual membership (http://www.jasc-chicago.org/become-a-member); 4) Applicant need not be of Japanese ancestry and need not be a citizen of the United States; 5) Applicant must be a resident of the State of Illinois for at least one year prior to graduation or be a graduate from an accredited Illinois high school; 6) Applicant must submit a written Application based on the Criteria listed below along with a current transcript from his/her college/university; 7) Awards to high school students are contingent upon applicant providing JASC with a notice of acceptance by an accredited school of advanced learning; 8) Past JASC scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply. REQUIRED MATERIALS 1. Official transcripts from high school or college 2. Summary of extracurricular activities: Detailed account of participation and length of time the applicant has been involved in extracurricular activities, leadership positions or opportunities, and accomplishments. 3. Summary of community service: Detailed account of participation and length of time the applicant has been involved in service to the Asian American community. 4. One page essay on one of the topics listed below (choose one) Topic A: How is JASC relevant to your life? Topic B: How has JASC contributed to your sense of self or personal growth? 5. Teacher/Professor letter of reference: Letter from a teacher or professor at applicant's current school of study that can attest to their academic drive and pursuit of excellence. 6. Japanese American community participation letter of reference: Letter from an adult familiar with the applicant's service and participation in the Japanese American community. CRITERIA The following criteria will be used in evaluating scholarship applications Service to and participation in JASC and other Japanese American community events, programs, and projects. While grades are not always indicative of ability, good grades or steady improvement of grades over the course of high school suggest student takes his/her education seriously. Grades will be considered as a measure of student's academic interest and merit. Student's coursework and course levels will also be reviewed as an indication of interests and motivation. Extracurricular activities are an important part of growing up and toward that end will be considered in evaluating an applicant. Considerations will include the level or degree of applicant's participation, length of time applicant has been involved in the activity, leadership positions or opportunities, and significant accomplishments in the activity, etc. DEADLINE: Please submit application and transcript by 5:00 PM, Friday, November 20, 2015, to: Mail: JASC Attn: Nielsen Scholarship Committee 4427 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60640 Email: rmartinez@jasc-chicago.org Incomplete applications or those delivered after November 20th will not be considered. All decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final and all applicants will be notified by December 15th. For a complete copy of this information, please visit: www.jasc-chicago.org/community-services/for-everyone/scholarships
Contact:
Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) 4427 N Clark Chicago IL 60640 Contact Person: Ruth Martinez, Community Outreach Coordinator E-mail: martinez.lrm19@gmail.com Phone: 773-275-0097 Url: www.jasc-chicago.org
Sisters Investing in Souls Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December
Open to African-American high school seniors who are full-time students in an accredited high school, or currently enrolled (1st year-4th years) in an accredited college. Academic good standing (GPA minimum 2.5). Student must be a resident of the State of Illinois. Declared intention to enroll in a: four-year accredited, two-year community college, accredited business or vocational school. May not be a past recipient of the SIS Scholarship Award.
Contact:
Sisters Investing In Souls P O Box 490474 Chicago, IL 60649-0474 E-mail: info@sistersinvestinginsouls.com Website: www.sistersinvestinginsouls.com
Golden Apple of Illinois Scholars Program
 
Amount:
Golden Apple Scholars who enter the program out of High School receive a total of $23,000 in scholarships and stipend funds.
Awards:
175
Deadline:
December 1
Open to high school seniors and a limited number of undergraduate sophomores. Scholars also must meet GPA requirements, participate in Summer Institutes, and comply with a code of conduct while in the program. Must attend one of the 53 Illinois colleges and universities that partner with the program, obtain Illinois teacher certification, and teach for five years in an Illinois school of need after graduation. Sophomores must acquire the Pathway Scholars application from the liaison of a participating university or from the Scholars program Assistant Director of Recruitment. In addition, candidates must be enrolled in a program leading to teacher certification, pass the Basic Skills, have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA, have filed a FAFSA form, and have a total of 60 credit hours approved by the university prior to the beginning of the candidate's junior year.
Contact:
Golden Apple Foundation 8 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-407-0006 Fax: 312-407-0344 Email: info@goldenapple.org Website: www.goldenapple.org
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Award
 
Amount:
Minimum $1000
Awards:
2000
Deadline:
December 5
To be considered for the program, a student must: Be a full-time high school senior in a community served by Comcast. Be nominated by high school principal or guidance counselor. Demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience. Maintain a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Plan to attend an accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States.
Mother & Baby Care Center Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
December 31
Mother and Baby Care Center is an independent organisation involved in raising awareness about breastfeeding, pregnancy and women's health. It has been widely observed that even mothers in developed nations like USA, suffer from low rate of breastfeeding. Mother and Baby Care Center is trying to make breastfeeding mainstream again. We are the forefront this movement to ensure that babies get what's their due. Breastfeeding is not only nutritious for a babies health but also protects her from short term and long term diseases. Submit essay: How can social media improve breastfeeding rates in USA? Must be minimum 1000 words. Must be U.S. Resident.
Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health Medical Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
tuition, fees (matriculation fees and mandatory insurance) and living expenses of $950 a month for 12 months per year.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Scholarships are not available at this time.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must be an Illinois resident, accepted for or enrolled in an allopathic or osteopathic medical school located in Illinois. Students waiting for confirmation of acceptance to medical school may apply. An applicant must demonstrate financial need. The medical school will be asked to attest to the applicant's good academic standing and financial need. Only students who will pursue one, or a combination of the primary care specialties of family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or obstetrics/gynecology will be eligible for scholarship funds. Selection preference will be given to applicants who meet the above criteria and who demonstrate 1) a commitment to primary health care, 2) financial need, and 3) prior experience with populations whose health care needs are underserved. When all factors are equal, preference is given to applicants who have resided in Illinois for the longer period of time.
Contact:
Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health Medical Student Scholarship Program 535 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, IL 62761-0001 Telephone: 217-782-1624 TTY(hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466
Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship
 
Amount:
$7,500 per academic year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Scholarships are not available at this time.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified nurse midwife student must be accepted or enrolled in a school located in Illinois and accredited in its field. A student may be full-time or part-time, although part-time students must be enrolled for at least one-third of the number of hours required per term by the school for its full-time students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must apply to their school's financial aid department on or before the school's designated application deadline date. The school will be asked to attest to the applicant's good academic standing and financial need. Within 30 days after student's licensure to practice or, if already licensed in Illinois, within 30 days of completion of academic training, the scholarship recipient shall begin to repay the award by practicing in an area in Illinois designated by the Department as having a shortage of primary care providers. The recipient must practice on a full-time basis, one year for each year scholarship funds were received. There is no other repayment obligation. In selecting award recipients, preference will be shown to applicants meeting the above criteria and demonstrating 1) previous experience with medically under-served populations, 2) greatest financial need, and 3) academic capabilities.
Contact:
Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program 535 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, IL 62761-0001 Telephone: 217-782-1624 TTY(hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466
No Wooden Nickels
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
Through the Felton A. Childress, Sr. and Rhoda A. Wilson scholarship funds, assistance can be provided to students of cancer families to help defray the costs associated with beginning or continuing their education. Both funds are open to students of families or individuals who have applied to and approved in the MedStart-5 program.
Contact:
No Wooden Nickels P. O. Box 5287 Evanston, IL 60204 Phone: 888-842-2654 Fax: 847-864-4314 Email: Info@NoWoodenNickels.org Website: www.nowoodennickels.org