Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
Digital Responsibility - Don't Text and Drive Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
September 30
You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
ShipDig Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
September 30th, April 30th
Open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Students who have previously applied but have not been awarded as finalists are urged to reapply. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist's enrollment.
Create Real Impact Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
Up to $1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
September 30
Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). Residency, age, and current enrollment at an accredited educational institution will be verified. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) Scholarships New!
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
25
Deadline:
October 2
An applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall term of 2016 at an accredited community college or four-year college or university; An applicant must be of Latino ancestry; The application form must be filled out completely and typed, including a personal statement describing how the scholarship award will help the recipient achieve his or her educational and career goals; A letter of recommendation written by the student's primary academic advisor or major professor is required. The letter must be on official college letterhead, include a contact phone number, and be mailed separately to the address below; Scholarship money must be used in the same academic year as it is granted; and Previous winners of an ILLCF scholarship are not eligible to apply again.
Contact:
You are encouraged to complete the application on-line by going to www.illcf.org. Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarships, c/o Jesse H. Ruiz: Drinker Biddle Reath LLP 191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700 Chicago, Illinois 60606-1615 IMPORTANT: DO NOT FAX THE APPLICATION Url: illcf.org/scholarship/
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
Activia Training U.S. Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
Up to $500
Awards:
4
Deadline:
October 31, April 30
You must be attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the U.S. Must be least 16 years of age.
Enhanced Insurance Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$2,500
Awards:
per 250 entries
Deadline:
October 31
High school senior or current undergraduate student who will be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year public or private college or university located in the United States and/or the Dist. of Col. full-time for an academic school year 2016-2017.
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
Fund for Thought New!
 
Amount:
$2,000
Awards:
48
Deadline:
November 30
You are eligible to apply for a scholarship with FundforThought.com if you are enrolled at least part-time, and attending university in either the United States, UK, and U.S.and British Virgin Islands. These criteria apply to international and graduate students as well.