Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
The Hispanocare Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 3
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:
Phone: 773.296.7157 Website: www.advocatehealth.com
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Interest Free Loan Program
 
Amount:
Up to $6000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Nov 15
Interest-free loans are awarded on a non-discriminatory basis to U.S. citizen applicants.
Contact:
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Angela Whitlow, Program Manager 8215 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63177 Telephone: (314) 725-7990 Website: www.sfstl.org
Golden Apple of Illinois Scholars Program
 
Amount:
$14,000
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:
$1000
Awards:
1900
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.
Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship
 
Amount:
$7,500 per academic year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
SCHOLARSHIP IS 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 Website: www.isac.org
No Wooden Nickels
 
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Awards:
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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
Sisters Investing in Souls Scholarship
 
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Awards:
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Deadline:
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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
Jesus Guadalupe Foundation Scholarships
 
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Awards:
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The mission of the Jesus Guadalupe Foundation is to provide college scholarships for Latino high school students who are graduates or will be graduates of Illinois high schools or GED programs. - Must be graduates of a high school (or GED program) located in Illinois. - Must be of Hispanic/Latino descent. - Must have a minimum high school GPA 3.0/4.0 scale or a 4.0/5.0 scale. - Must be enrolled as first semester freshman in a baccalaureate degree granting college or university. - Must be registered as full time students during the fall semester and the spring semester.
Contact:
The Jesús-Guadalupe Foundation P.O. Box 1186 Warrenville, IL 60555-7186 E-mail: info@jesusguadalupefund.org Website: www.jesusguadalupefund.org
Chicago Lighthouse Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
2014 Scholarship will be available in January 2014
All students who are blind, visually impaired, or multi-disabled, and are enrolling in post-secondary education for the 2014-2015 school year, are encouraged to apply for our Scholarship Awards. The Lighthouse accepts applications nation-wide, and gives priority to students who reside in Illinois or attend school in Illinois.
Contact:
For more information, please contact: Araceli Heredia, Scholarship Coordinator 312-666-1331 ext. 3548 araceli.heredia@chicagolighthouse.org
Dr. David Monash/John Caldwell Scott Medical Student Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$5000-$25000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
Contact
The Monash/Scott Medical Student Scholarship Program is available to Chicago medical students and clinical residents who are committed to community service in Chicago. Community Service Scholars Residency Scholars Must have completed their first year of medical school Currently enrolled in an accredited Chicago medical school (MD or DO) Must be able to submit proof of match in a Chicago clinical residency program in: Primary care Community/family medicine Related field All candidates must demonstrate: Outstanding academic achievement as evidenced in academic transcripts, faculty evaluations, receipt of special academic or national medical society honors, fellowships, and awards Leadership as indicated by active participation in international health, community-based activities or initiation of innovative projects Potential for distinguished contributions to medicine as indicated by participation in research, publications or unique clerkships.
Contact:
National Medical Fellowships, Inc. 347 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 510 New York, NY 10016 scholarships@nmfonline.org