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
Activia Training U.S. Scholarship
 
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.
Crowdifornia Essay Writing Competition
 
Amount:
$500-$1500
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November 30
To submit, you must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, who is at least 18 years of age by the contest deadline and enrolled in a university or college (state or private), a community college, or a trade or career-based school.
Sixt Scholars Program
 
Amount:
$5,000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
November 30th
* Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale * Graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2016/2017 * Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university
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
Greenhouse Scholars Program
 
Amount:
Up to $5000 per year x 4 years
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 1st
Open to high-performing, under-resourced students who have demonstrated true leadership and positive community contributions while in high school. To be eligible, applicant must: Have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or above. Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution. Be a high school senior in and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, or Illinois. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Demonstrate financial need: household annual income may not exceed $70,000. Applicants must also demonstrate the following: A strong interest and commitment to the community, An ability to persevere through difficult circumstances and Excellent leadership skills.
Contact:
Contact us anytime with questions: scholars@greenhousescholars.org or 303.459.5470 Website: www.greenhousescholars.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.