Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
Sisters Investing in Souls Scholarship
 
Amount:
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Awards:
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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
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.
Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health Medical Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
tuition, fees (matriculation fees and mandatory insurance) and living expenses of $950 a month for 12 months per year.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Scholarships are not available at this time.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must be an Illinois resident, accepted for or enrolled in an allopathic or osteopathic medical school located in Illinois. Students waiting for confirmation of acceptance to medical school may apply. An applicant must demonstrate financial need. The medical school will be asked to attest to the applicant's good academic standing and financial need. Only students who will pursue one, or a combination of the primary care specialties of family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or obstetrics/gynecology will be eligible for scholarship funds. Selection preference will be given to applicants who meet the above criteria and who demonstrate 1) a commitment to primary health care, 2) financial need, and 3) prior experience with populations whose health care needs are underserved. When all factors are equal, preference is given to applicants who have resided in Illinois for the longer period of time.
Contact:
Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health Medical Student Scholarship Program 535 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, IL 62761-0001 Telephone: 217-782-1624 TTY(hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466
Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship
 
Amount:
$7,500 per academic year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Scholarships are 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
No Wooden Nickels
 
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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
Alicia Hernandez Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Last Friday in April
Prospective Students: Be Latino or of Latino Heritage. Reside in Lake County. Be a high school graduate or have earned a GED (General Education Certificate). Please see website for any additional eligibility information.
Contact:
Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco 19351 W Washington St - Suite B210 Grayslake, IL 60030-1198 Telephone: (847) 543 2752 Fax: (847) 543 2780 Email: rruizvelasco@clcillinois.edu
Jesus Guadalupe Foundation Scholarships
 
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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
Dr. David Monash/John Caldwell Scott Medical Student Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$5000-$25000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
The application period for next year will begin in the spring of 2015
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 or 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 Website: www.nmfonline.org
The Amal Project Scholarship Fund
 
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Founded in February 2013, The Amal Project is a Chicago initiative meant to help inspire young Palestinian-Americans to further their education by providing community scholarships.
Contact:
The Amal Project Scholarship Coordinators: Shirien Damra, Sami Kishawi www.facebook.com/TheAmalProject/info