Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
Moody's Mega Math Challenge
 
Amount:
Winners receive scholarships totaling $100,000.
Awards:
The top six prize winning teams receive scholarship awards ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, which are divided equally among team members and paid directly to the colleges or universities at which the winning students enroll. Honorable Mention winners receive team prizes of $1,000.
Deadline:
February 28
The Challenge is entirely Internet-based. Each high school may enter up to two teams of three to five junior and/or senior students. No exceptions will be made to allow underclassmen. Students choose which day they wish to work on Challenge weekend and have 14 hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) to solve an open-ended, realistic, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue. Teams can work from any location they choose and can use any free and publicly available resources, but they may not discuss any aspect of the problem with, or seek help from, their coach or anyone other than their teammates. High schools located in the following states are eligible to participate in M3 Challenge 2014: High schools located in the following states are eligible to participate in M3 Challenge 2014: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Contact:
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 3600 Market Street, 6th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688 USA Phone: 215.382.9800 Website: m3challenge.siam.org/
Abby Foundation Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 1
The Abby Foundation offers scholarships to women who need assistance to attend college in the fall, either as graduating high school seniors or women returning to college. We are able to offer $1,000 scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students attending a four-year college/university and $500 scholarships to those attending a two-year community college. Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0/4.0. Applications for the 2015 scholarships will be due in March, 2015.
Contact:
Abby Foundation Academic Scholarships P.0. Box 121 Olympia Fields, IL 60461 For additional information, please contact: Wanda Manning at wandammanning@gmail.com Website: www.abbyfoundation.org
Illinois Sheriffs' Association College Scholarships
 
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
106
Deadline:
March 15
Open to permanent residents of the State of Illinois who are enrolled as a full-time student at an educational institution in the State of Illinois. Essay required.
The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$2000 per year up to 4 years
Awards:
12-15
Deadline:
March 15
Open to undergraduate students accepted for enrollment or enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school. Must demonstrate financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Pursuing a degree in the arts and sciences, human services, music or ministry. Commitment to community service through school, community or religious organizations. Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Adults returning to school in order to increase employability are eligible. Previous recipients are renewed if they continue to meet the scholarship's criteria and submit the current year's renewal application.
Contact:
f you have questions after reviewing the scholarship information, please send an email to scholarships@cfgreateratlanta.org or call the Foundation at 404-688-5525. Website: www.cfgreateratlanta.org
Grand Lodge of Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$1500
Awards:
13-18
Deadline:
March 19
Open to academically qualified students in the State of Illinois. Must be Illinois resident and resident of the U.S.. Financial need.
Contact:
Grand Lodge of Illinois 845 Wyatt Ave. P. O. Box 248 Lincoln Illinois United States of America 62656-0248 Telephone: 877-297-8125 Fax: 217-735-2562 Website: www.ioof-il.org
Genesis Health Services Foundation Nursing Scholarship
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 27
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
Chicago Lighthouse Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 28
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
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