Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
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
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 New!
 
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
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. The 2014 scholarship amounts are $2,000 and are paid directly to the post-secondary education institution. 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
HomeStar Education Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$2000.00 ($500.00 per year for up to 4 years)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 11
Open to any high school senior who resides in Kankakee County or Iroquois County, Illinois and is of Hispanic or Latino heritage is eligible. Applicants must have maintained a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (based on 4.0) through the seventh semester of high school. * Proof of enrollment in an educational program is required for release of scholarship payment after the award is announced.
Contact:
Contact HomeStar Marketing Department if you have any questions or concerns on your application, Tamara Gocken p:(815) 361-4463 / e:tgocken@homestarbank.com. Website: www.homestarbank.com
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Interest Free Loan Program
 
Amount:
Up to $9000
Awards:
600
Deadline:
April 15 and November 15
Interest-free loans are awarded on a non-discriminatory basis. Applicants must have lived in the St. Louis metropolitan region for at least two years prior to the date of their application. The metropolitan region consists of the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County; Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren and Washington counties in Missouri; and the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair. Applicants must have earned a high school diploma with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Alternatively, applicants may have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) tests to obtain a high school equivalency certificate. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or approved under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Acceptable documentation of legal status include: Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551C or I-94, or written evidence verifying approval for DACA. Individuals with a history of educational loan default or bankruptcy are not eligible for the programs, although The Scholarship Foundation may take an applicant's exceptional circumstances into consideration. Students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply.
Contact:
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Angela Whitlow, Program Manager 8215 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63177 Telephone: (314) 725-7990 Website: www.sfstl.org
Illinois Hospital Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 15
Applicants must be Illinois residents enrolled or accepted into a certificate or degree conferring hospital related health care sequence. A minimum of 3.5 GPA is required.
Contact:
ILLINOIS HOSPITAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION 1151 E. WARRENVILLE ROAD PO BOX 3015 NAPERVILLE, IL 60566 Attn: CONSTITUENCY ON VOLUNTEERS SCHOLARSHIP For more information contact: Renna Lemberis at 630-276-5498 or rlemberis@ihastaff.org Website: www.iha.org
Kevin Shannon Foundation Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 30
Applicant must be either a high school senior or college student to apply for this award. The scholarship may be used for expenses in any accredited two-or-four-year college or university, business school, trade or technical school approved by the scholarship committee. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. You must include a transcript that includes your most recent term with this application. Copies are acceptable. Applicant must submit the following documents: - Letter of Need - Two letters of recommendation written by a teacher, administrator or work supervisor. Family authored letters are not acceptable. Scholarship awards are based, in part, on financial need. If you can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return, then that person's prior year tax return must be submitted with this application. If you cannot be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return, then your prior year tax return must be submitted with this application. Notification of acceptance from the school the recipient will be attending will be required to process the check. Successful applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher during the scholarship year. Successful applicants will be required to communicate with the KSF on a yearly basis to update the Foundation on their progress. If you receive an award, and then withdraw from school during the academic year of the award, you may be required to repay the award amount. Applicant must exhibit leadership, citizenship and ambition.
Contact:
DON SHANNON c/o Interior Investments, LLC 550 Bond Street Lincolnshire, IL 60069 Phone: (847) 325-1023 (Direct) E-mail: dshannon@interiorinvestments.com Website: www.kevinshannonfoundation.org