Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
Chicago Lighthouse Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 27
All students who are blind, visually impaired, or multi-disabled, and are enrolling in post-secondary education for the upcoming 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
Marianjoy Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 29
Must be functionally impaired or physically disabled and a permanent resident in one of the following Illinois counties: Cook, Will, Kane, DuPage, McHenry, Lake, DeKalb or Kendall. Open to High school seniors or graduates (diploma or GED certificate), college undergraduates, or graduate students (post-baccalaureate). Students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a half-time or full-time course study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Former Marianjoy patients are eligible regardless of residence. Applicants do not need to be former Marianjoy patients to apply for this scholarship.
Contact:
For more information, contact Jim Decker at jdecker@marianjoy.org or call (630) 909-7402. Mailing Address: Marianjoy Scholarship Program 26W171 Roosevelt Road P.O. Box 795 Wheaton, Illinois 60189 Website: www.marianjoy.org
The Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 30
The Monarch Awards Foundation offers scholarships of up to $3,000 in several categories. The scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors attending a Chicago metropolitan area high school, or current college students who are graduates of a Chicago area high school. The awards are intended for students who attend, or plan to attend, an accredited four-year college or university to earn their first undergraduate degree. Both female and male students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Awardees will be selected based on a combination of their academic record with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, active participation in extracurricular and/or community service activities, written communication skills shown in the required essay, and two letters of recommendation.
Contact:
The Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc. Attn: Scholarship Chairman P.O. Box 19166 Chicago, Illinois 60619-0166 E-mail: scholarships@monarchawardsfoundation.org Website: www.monarchawardsfoundation.org
Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois Ralph Silverman Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
6
Deadline:
March 31
To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must: Obtain a written sponsorship from an APSA of Illinois member (if you are not familiar with an APSA of Illinois member in your area, please contact us at 1-800-369-2964); Be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate; Be pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket industry; Be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a curriculum leading to a degree in an accredited college or university. Be a legal resident of Illinois; Provide a photo for APSA of Illinois use in publications.
Contact:
APSA of IL 6450 South 6th Street Road Springfield, IL 62712-6818 Phone: (217) 786-2850 Fax: (217) 529-3705 Email: marsha@apsail.com Website: www.apsail.com
Genesis Health Services Foundation Nursing Scholarship
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 31
Scholarship is awarded as forgivable loan in exchange for a service agreement with Genesis Health Services after graduation. Applicant must be current College student in good academic standing, attending an accredited Iowa or Illinois college or university, who will have completed his/her freshman or sophomore year of college by June 20 and is seeking admission to, or has been accepted into, an undergraduate baccalaureate program in nursing. Note: Individuals entering an associate's degree program (e.g. community college), or BSN completion program are not eligible to apply. Must be a resident within the Genesis Health System, bi-state service area: Clinton, Des Moines, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine, or Scott Counties in Iowa or Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, or Whiteside Counties in Illinois. Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 and/or college cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Contact:
Genesis Health System Foundation, 1227 E. Rusholme, Davenport, IA 52803 Email: scholarships@genesishealth.com Fax: 563-421-6869 Website: www1.genesishealth.com
Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 31
The Bohemian Lawyers' Association is the oldest ethnic Bar Association in Illinois. All persons of Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian or Slovak ancestry enrolled in an accredited law school in the greater Chicagoland area are eligible for a Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago (BLAC) annual scholarship.
Contact:
Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship Committee c/o Zuzana Stepanek, Stepanek Law Offices 125 S Wacker Drive, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606-4421 For additional information go to BLAC website: www.bohemianlawyers.org
Student Design Contest
 
Amount:
$500, real-life engineered renderings by Studio B Designs, and a showcase page on Brasco.com.
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 31
Choose from these 4 shelter types and submit a drawing for one or all: Bike Shelter, Bus Stop / Transit Shelter, Parklet Shelter, and Retail Merchandising Unit. Submissions may be a hybrid design of more than one category, but you may not submit more than 4 total drawings. Suggested materials include, but are not limited to: aluminum, acrylic, polycarbonate, plastic, HDPE, and tempered glass. Below are the main criteria that each design will be judged on. 1. Originality (30 PTS) Be creative! Get inspired by local culture, environment, social causes, or just showcase your personal design style. 2. Functionality (40 PTS) Does it accomplish protection, comfort, safety & overall purpose? 3. Engineering Application (20 PTS) Can this design be engineered and built? Designs should be conceptual, but awareness of structural construction should be evident. 4. Accessories (10 PTS) Consider incorporating accessories for both function and fun (signage, seating, lighting, heating, cooling, interactions, power source, ... accessories are endless!).
Contact:
Brasco International, Inc. 32400 Industrial Drive Madison Heights, MI 48071 Phone: 313-393-0393 Contact Person: Jennifer Evans E-mail: jevans@brasco.com Website: www.brasco.com
Outdoor Living Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 31
Full-time enrolled student in any Canadian or American University. High school students may also apply.
CLULC Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 01
Must be Latino or of Latino descent. Must be Lake County resident. Financial need. Minimum 2.7 GPA. Must attend or be accepted into an accredited college or university. Must be high school senior or college student.
Contact:
www.clulc.org/
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA) Scholarships
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 1
OPALGA is pleased to announce a new scholarship program designed to provide financial support for the continuing education for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning students; children of LGBT parents; or allies of the LGBTQ community. There are 2 types of scholarships. The first is for graduating high school students who have shown service, activism, and an understanding of the LGBT community. The second is for continuing education students (for advanced degrees)who are planning to work with the LGBT community and its issues. Scholarships are open to graduates of area high schools: Oak Park River Forest High School, Proviso East, Proviso Math & Science, Morton East & West High Schools, Elmwood Park High School, Steinmetz Academic Centre, Fenwick High School, or Trinity High School.
Contact:
OPALGA P.O. Box 1460 Oak Park, IL 60304 Website: www.opalga.org