Illinois Scholarships

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First 10 Illinois scholarships:
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
The SpaceWays Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
April 30
Our scholarship programs are designed for students enrolled in the USA, at select colleges that will be approached by SpaceWays individually. Students will have to submit their slide presentation using an email account associated with their college and will be required to attach proof from the college that confirms the applicant is currently enrolled in a college program. The award is open to all nationalities and students from all majors related to marketing, management, or economics, as SpaceWays has always valued diversity and different ways of thinking.
Contact:
SpaceWays 1165 North Clark Street #700 Chicago, IL 60610 Phone: 224-218-2635 Contact Person: Natalie Andrews scholarships@spaceways.com Url: https://www.spaceways.com/scholarship.html
Eddie Washington Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May
Must be U.S. citizen or resident. Must attend an Illinois college or university. A copy of high school diploma or college transcript. One page cover letter.
Contact:
Must apply in person at 141A South Genesee Street Waukegan, Illinois 60085
The Mellinger Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$600-$1700
Awards:
Up to 300
Deadline:
May 1
The Mellinger Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate students who attend accredited colleges and universities or accredited and/or recognized vocational schools within the United States. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to qualified charitable organizations for educational purposes. At present, the Foundation considers only applicants who reside in six western Illinois counties (Fulton, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer and Warren), although they may attend any accredited institution within the United States.
Contact:
The Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation, Inc. 1025 East Broadway Monmouth, Illinois 61462 Telephone: (309) 734-2419 FAX: (309) 734-4435 E-mail: info@mellinger.org Website: www.mellinger.org
Latinos Progresando Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$1000-$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 03
Admitted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program or certificate program at an accredited college or university; Enrolled for at least 6 credit hours for the upcoming academic year; Financial need; Be of Latino or immigrant descent; Demonstrate commitment to community service; and, Reside in Cook County.
Contact:
Latinos Progresando C/O Scholarship Committee 3047 W. Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60623 Please e-mail us at LPAB@latinospro.org or call 773.542.7077 Website: www.latinospro.org
The Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
20
Deadline:
May 9
Must be Latino students who are Illinois residents. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
Contact:
Mailing Address: Exelon Corporation PO Box 805398 Chicago, IL 60680-5398 Phone 800.483.3220 E-mail: LUCES@exeloncorp.com Website: www.exeloncorp.com
Aurelio "Larry" Jazo Migrant Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
May 15
The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Aurelio "Larry" Jazo, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who has a recent migration to Illinois. Eligibility: Candidates will be screened by a selection committee on the basis of the following criteria: Recent history of migration to Illinois for agricultural employment. Scholastic achievement. Financial need.
Contact:
Michael Reho, Director mreho@gvboces.org Phone: (800) 245-5681 Write: Aurelio Jazo Migrant Scholarship Geneseo Migrant Center 3 Mt. Morris-Leicester Road Leicester, NY 14481 Url: www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/jazo.htm
American Polish Engineering Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 30
To apply you must be an engineering or architectural student at 4-year college or university. Graduate engineering or architectural students may also apply. Applicant must be entering a sophomore year when application is submitted. PAEA is a regional organization with membership residing in Midwest. Due to this specific character preference will be given to students with (a) permanent residence address in Illinois and (b) attending colleges or universities in the Midwest region (states of IL, WI, IA, IN, MI, MO and OH only). Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic achievements as well as demonstrated commitment to engineering.
Contact:
Polish-American Engineers Association c/o Michael Niedzinski 1 Watergate Drive South Barrington Illinois 60010, USA Questions? Please send an email to: contact@polishengineers.org Url: www.polishengineers.org/scholarships.php
Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Education Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 31
The program provides financial assistance to qualified individuals pursuing an associate degree in nursing, an associate degree in applied sciences in nursing, a hospital based diploma in nursing, a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a graduate degree in nursing or a certificate in practical nursing. Must be a resident of Illinois for at least one year prior to application. Must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Applicant must be enrolled in or accepted for admission to a nursing program in Illinois that is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Demonstrate financial need. Award recipients must either work in Illinois as a registered professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse, providing direct patient care; or as a nurse educator in the case of a graduate degree student or monetarily repay the obligation.
Contact:
Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health Nursing Education Scholarship Program 535 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, IL 62761-0001 Telephone: 217-782-1624 TTY(hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466 Url: app.idph.state.il.us/RuralHealth/nesp/
Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1,000-$2,000 (depending on location)
Awards:
60
Deadline:
May 31
-Eligibility Requirement Current High School Junior (class of 2016) -Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above -Current resident of the United States of America -Participant in individual or team sport sponsored by school or local club.
Contact:
Contact Person: Casey Miller 1001 N. Rengstorff Ave. Suite 100 Mountain View, CA 94043 E-mail: casey_miller@positivecoach.org Url: www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/