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First 10 Illinois scholarships:

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.
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,* Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university
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
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
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
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.
Amount:
Minimum $2000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
December 18
Meet ONE or more of the following criteria: a. Female b. Member of a minority group (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan and other Ethnic or Immigrant Groups) c. Currently or formerly active in the US Military d. Disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities act Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have demonstrated leadership and good character. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Contact:
Alsace Dickerson, Marketing Assistant (e-mail bigsouth@bigsouth.org / 704-341-7990) www.sunbeltrentals.com
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
December 31
Mother and Baby Care Center is an independent organisation involved in raising awareness about breastfeeding, pregnancy and women's health. It has been widely observed that even mothers in developed nations like USA, suffer from low rate of breastfeeding. Mother and Baby Care Center is trying to make breastfeeding mainstream again. We are the forefront this movement to ensure that babies get what's their due. Breastfeeding is not only nutritious for a babies health but also protects her from short term and long term diseases. Submit essay: How can social media improve breastfeeding rates in USA? Must be minimum 1000 words. Must be U.S. Resident.
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
December 31
Illinois students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state%u2014 from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that's great! But there are no limits to what we're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible. Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.
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