Scholarships 2018-2019
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Deadline DateOrganizationLocationScholarship TitleMajor(s)Award Amount(s)Eligibility RequirementsDirect Link to ApplicationContact Info
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SCHOLARSHIPS HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW ARE LOCAL
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RollingUniversity of St. FrancisNationalCatholic School ScholarshipAny$3000/yearAutomatically awarded to incoming freshmen to University of St. Francis graduating from a Catholic SchoolN/A800-735-7500
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RollingSaint Francis UniversityNationalRoundstone Scholarship for Catholic HS GraduatesAny$19,000Applying for Fall 2019, minimum 3.2 GPA, nominated by by counselorwww.francis.edu/roundstone
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2/14/19Bill of Rights InstituteNational"We the Students" Essay ContestAny$500-$5,000Essay competition for high school students (who are US citizens) providing a chance to share their perspetives on a trending topic. http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/Christopher Jansen
Bill of Rights Institute
Arlington, VA
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2/15/2019Guadalupano ClubLocalLatino Award ScholarshipAny1,000.00Hispanic descent https://cgelginil.weebly.com/student-award-application-form.html
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Final Deadline 2/15/2019Golden Apple FoundationIllinoisGolden Apple Scholars ProgramEducation TeachingTuition assistance of $2,500 per year for freshmen and sophomore years and $5,000 per year for junior and senior yearsBe a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident) and resident of Illinois.
Graduate high school in 2017
Your entry into the selection process begins with a 22+ ACT composite score with a combined 19 in English/Writing (on the same test).
2.5 GPA
http://www.goldenapple.org/becoming-a-scholar
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2/15/19Sparkling IceNationalFlavorful Futures ScholarshipAny5,000.00Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States; Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019; Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).http://go.pardot.com/e/120702/2019-01-16/68fq44/313596245?h=DL7L53Cm1LcHTAnEI20rb6IFAQvt9HqGHV5om6TUHUQ
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2/15/2019Illinois PTAIllinoisIllinois PTA Scholarship Education (Librarians, School Nurses, School Psycs, Social Workers, Teachers)1st place - $3000
2nd place - $2000
High School seniors graduating from an Illinois Public school.
Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above in a non-weighted 4.0 scale. Please convert the GPA if it is weighted and/or a 5.0 scale.
Enrolling in a college or university in education or education-related degree program, which may include: Librarians, Instructional Media Specialists, School Nurses, School Psychologists, or Social Workers (all of which require certification from a State Board of Education).
http://www.illinoispta.org/appprocess.html
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2/15/2019University YMCAIllinoisFred S. Bailey ScholarshipAny A $1500/semester ($3000 total) scholarship for education related expensesWill attend Univ. of Illinois-Urb-Cham, commitment to service, community involvement, Leadership and action, awareness and critical thought about the pressing issues facing the world today, financial need, academic achievement.http://universityymca.org/bailey/undergraduate-scholarships/
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2/15/19 Midnight ESTTwenty-First Star Chapter National Society Daughters of the American RevolutionIllinoisDAR ScholarshipAnyUp to $1,000Must have been Nominated for DAR GOod Citizen Award
Must attend an Illinois college or university.
By Nomination (https://www.dar.org/sites/default/files/members/darnet/forms/SCH-1001.pdf )
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2/15/19
Some institutions may
be earlier
WACENationalNational Co-op Scholarship Programscience, math, engineering, and technology STEM $6000/yearSenior 3.5 GPA
Must apply for 17-18 Admission to one of the WACE Partnership Schools (Clarkson, Drexel, Johnson and Wales, Merrimack, Rocheter Intitute of Tech, SUNY Oswego, U of Cincinnati, U of Massachusetts Lowell, U of Toledo, Wentworth Insittitue of Tech)
https://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.htmlmarty_ford@uml.edu
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2/15/2019Alzheimer's Foundation of AmericaNationalAFA’s 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay ContestAny$500-$5,000All current high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college/university within one year of the award date are welcome to enter the competition. Essays must be a maximum of 1,500 words.https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/scholarship-contest/
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2/15/2019GFWC ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBSIllinoisLorado Taft Art Scholarship ($1000)
Arthur Grant Smith Drama Scholarship ($1000)
Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship ($1000)
Illinois Cottage Park Ridge Vocational Scholarship for Girls ($1000)
Lincoln Lodge Vocational Scholarship for Boys ($1000)
Vina A. Miller Scholarship (Conservation 2019) ($1000)
GFWC Illinois Native American Scholarship ($750)
GFWC Illinois Cultural Exchange Scholarship ($500)
Any$500-$1,000Students must attend an Illinois college, university, trade or vocational school in the Fall
Semester 2019.
https://gfwcillinois.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/GFWC-Illinois-Scholarships-2018-19.pdf
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2/16/2019Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran FraternityNationalChristian Leadership Award
Martin Luther Scholarship
Any $2,000.00 towards tuition and fees at a 4 year college or university Christian Leaderships Award: Male, belongs to Lutheran congregation, attending Purdue, Indiana University - Bloomington, or University of Illinois U/C
Martin Luther Scholarship: Male, attending any 4-year institution, belongs to Lutheran congregation.
http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/
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2/21/2019Illinois Chemical Education FoundationIllinoisIllinois Chemical Education Foundation High School ScholarshipField of chemistry2,000.00Illinois resident that is planning to attend an educational institution located in Illinoishttps://www.cicil.net/high-school-scholarship-application
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2/22/2019CISCO/Chicagoland Construction Labor & Management Professionals999 McClintock Dr., Suite 100, Burr Ridge, ILCISCO 2019 Scholarship Program3 four-year scholarships, $2,000 per year to high school seniors; 2 two-year scholarships $1,000 for seniors attending community college; 2 two-year scholarships $1,000 per year to union members or contractor employees.Recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, faculty recommendation, extracurricular activities, employment experience, and a demonstrated interest in a productive career. All application materials must be postmarked by February 23, 2018.www.cisco.orgCall 630-472-9411
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2/22/2019Gamma Xi Chapter Foundation for Educational PursuitsLocalGamma Xi Chapter Foundation for Educational Pursuits GrantEducation Field$4,750.00Female going into the field of education who resides in U-46 or District 300 school districtPaper copy available in Student Services
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2/28/2019The Dream.USNationalNational Scholarship ProgramAny Up to $29,000 for a Bachelor degree and $14,500 for an associate’s degreeBe DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval
Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/
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2/28/2019Dundee Township Rotary Scholarship CommitteeLocalDundee Township Rotary Club Vocational ScholarshipAny$1,000-$3500Recipients must live in Dundee Township OR attend a school within Dundee Township, be a graduating senior who plans to attend either an accredited vocational school, or a two-year college in a vocational field, OR is a current freshman in one of the above institutions (at time of
application), AND will begin no later than the fall term of 2019.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlzD2cbs_9L9nJ8dvoPG7BpEtZ55WCsAWSLonijGaCZ5WI0Q/viewformBetsy Little at betsyjlittle@gmail.com or Kathy Festen at kathryn.festen28@gmail.com.
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2/28/`9Dundee Township Rotary Scholarship CommitteeLocalDundee Township Rotary ScholarshipAny (4 year, vocational, 2 year)$1000-$5000In addition to filling our the application, providing letters of recommendation and transcripts, the student must reside in Dundee Township(mainly but not limited to): West Dundee, East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, Algonquin(East of the Fox River). On left-hand side under Site Pages, click "Scholarships": http://www.dundeerotary.org/
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3/1/2019AICPANationalAICPA Scholarship Award for Miority Accounting StudentsAccounting$3,000-$5,000This scholarship award provides financial awards to full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/education/aicpa-legacy-scholarships/scholarship-minority-accounting-students/?mm=1
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3/1/2019Purdue UniversityLocalPCC ScholarshipAnyTBDApplicants must reside in the Chicago area (Illinois only). To receive a scholarship award, the student must accept admission to Purdue University for the Fall 2019 semester and enroll as a full-time student for Fall 2019.https://purdue-data.imodules.com/controls/email_marketing/admin/email_marketing_email_viewer.aspx?sid=1461&eiid=15498&seiid=28735&usearchive=1&puid=fd44f198-7725-4164-912a-dcf40c2d4a02
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3/1/2019American Chemical SocietyNationalAmerican Chemical Society ScholarshipChemistry$2,500.00Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 “B” or better)
Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)
Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to, or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemically-related science
Be planning a career in the chemical sciences
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html
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3/1/19Apartmentlist.com ScholarshipNational and StateApartment List ScholarshipAny$2,500.00Students that exemplify one of more of Apartment List's core values: Bold while pragmatic, endlessly helpful, making an impact, driven by data, succeeding together, forever learning. Must be a legal resident and at least 18 years oldApartmentList.com/scholarship
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3/1/19Illinois Federation of Business Women’s ClubIllinoisState Scholarship ProgramAny$2,000.001. Applicant must be female, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the state of Illinois.
2. Applicant must be a graduating senior in 2019 who has been accepted to attend an accredited trade school, college, or university as a full-time student for the Fall 2019 semester.
3. Applicant must hold a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale as of the completion of the Fall 2018 semester.
4. Successful applicants must be willing and available to compete in the Young Professional public speaking competition at the IFBWC State Convention on Saturday, April 27, 2019 (see attachment for competition details). Competition results will not affect the scholarship award; however, failure to participate will disqualify the applicant.
http://www.ifbwc.org/scholarships
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3/1/2019Chicago Roofing Contractors AssociationLocalCRCA ScholarshipLiberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, or Business$4000 renewableMinimum ACT of 29 or SAT equivalenthttps://www.crca.org/crca_scholarship/index.htm
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3/1/2019Illinois AMVETS IllinoisService Foundation Scholarship Anyup to 1,000 must be a high school graduate of 2019 in Illinois, have taken the ACT or SAT, child or grandchild of a veteran or active duty. http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx217-528-4713
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3/1/2019Illinois Independent Order of Odd FellowsIllinoisIllinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship AwardAny1,000.00Maintained "C" average, U.S. Citizen, Illinois resident, provide proof of financial needhttps://odd-fellows.org/programs/education-foundation/odd-fellows-rebekahs-vocational-technology-scholarship/
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3/1/2019Illinois Society of Professional Engineers - Application is for all District 207 students.Arlington Hts., ILISPE Foundation Scholarship EngineeringTwo - $1,000High school senior; Must be U.S. citizen. minimum 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale, ACT Eng 25 Math 29; SAT 500 V - 600 M, Must reside in north suburban cook county. Enroll in engineering program at university/college accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC).http://www.nsc-ilspe.org/SCLAPL19.pdf
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3/1/19National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Elias Kent Kane ChapterLocalDaughters of the American Revolution ScholarshipsAny 1,000.00St. Edward Senior, C+ GPA, entering as a full-time studentSee counselor for paer copyRosemary Caldwell, 630-584-3546
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3/2/19American Society for Quality, Fox Valley 1208LocalRichard A. Mass Memorial ScholarshipAny$2000 maxPaper copy available in Student Services
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3/15/2019Law Office of Warren G. Sylvester LocalLaw Office of Warren G. Sylvester ScholarshipAny1,000.00Resident of Kane or Kendall countieshttps://www.warrensylvester.com/scholarship/
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3/15/2019Illinois Conservation FoundationIllinoisConservation Achievement ScholarshipAny2,000.00Available to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois' natural resources.https://www.ilcf.org/portal/sponsorship-opportunities
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3/22/2019Fox Valley Beaux Arts ClubLocalScholarship Competition for Visual and Performing ArtsArts$500-3000.00Reside within the U-46 School DistrictSee student services for applicaiton
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3/22/0119Amita HealthLocalAuxiliary ScholarshipMedical FieldVariesPursuing a health career field; 3.0 minimum GPA; monetary need presentedSee student services for applicaiton
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3/28/2019FIDM National Scholarship CompetitionNationalFIDM National Scholarship CompetitionVarious8-1 yr. scholarships plus more than 20 others of various valuesViait bit.ly/FIDMscholarship for entry information and details.bitly/FIDMscholarshipQuestions? Call: 800.262.3436 or 818.990.2241
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3/28/2019Northwestern Memorian Foundation Marian Joy Rehabilitation HospitalIllinois (Cook, DuPage, Kendall, McHenry, DeKalb, Kane, Lake, Will Counties)Marian Joy Scholariship ProgramAny2,500.00Must have permanent physical disability that may have resulted from brain injury, muscoskeletal impairments, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, or stroke. https://foundation.nmh.org/marianjoyscholarship
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3/31/2019Advocate Sherman Hospital AuxiliaryLocalAuxiliary ScholarshipHealthcare Field2,500.00Reside in Sherman Health System geographical area (see paper application); top 20% of graduating class; demonstrate active involvement in Advocate Sherman Health community (see application)See student services for applicaiton
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4/1/2019Bartlett Women's ClubLocalBartlett Women's Club ScholarshipAny$1,000.00Senior boy or girl and resident of Bartlett, ILPaper copy available in Student Services
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4/1/2019Geneseo Migrant CenterIllinoisAurelio "Larry" Jazo Migrant ScholarshipAny$1,000.00Recent history of migration to Illinois for agricultural employment, scholastic achievement, financial need. Scholarship is available regardless of citizenship statushttp://migrant.net/scholarships/
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4/5/2019Pottowatomie Garden Club of St. CharlesLocalPGC Memorial ScholarshipAgriculture, Botany, Ecology, Forestry, Horticulture, and/or related studies3,000.00Must reside within St. Charles Community Unit School District 300http://www.pottagardenclub.org/Scholarship.html
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4/7/2019Magnus Charitable TrustNationalMagnus Charitable TrustAny$5,000.00Resident of Cook, Lake, Will, or DuPag counties. 2.0 GPA. Household income of less than $45,000 (single parent) or $60,000 (dual parent), two signed letters of recommendation, a two-page essay. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_aord0sok9xbWkzNGJzR0RXLWZ2V21FUnBDd05wNFBfb1o0
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4/12/2019Streamwood Women's ClubLocal (Streamwood)Streamwood Women's Club ScholarshipAny$1,000.00Must reside in StreamwoodSee student services for applicaitonswcscholarshipinfo@gmail.com
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4/30/2018Kids' ChanceIllinoisKids' Chance ScholarshipAny$3000 and upTo be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirementshttps://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships.html
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5/1/2019Fran CenterIllinoisRobert Cleveland and Kenneth Dodge Memorial ScholarshipAny500.00Illinois resident; diagnosed with learning disability; Paper copy available in student services--see counselor
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5/3/2019Chi Psi Fraternity, Alpha Zeta Delta ChapterUniversity of Illinois at Champaign/ UrbanaTemple Hoyne Buell Memorial ScholarshipAny3 - $1,000 ScholarshipsRecipients will best exemplify the ideals of Chi Psi Fraternity intellectually, morally, and socially.www.AZDChiPsi.org/BuellMatthew R. Hess - BuellScholarship@gmail.com
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5/24/2019Student Award Search NationalB. Davis ScholarshipAny1,000.00http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
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7/1/2019AbbreviationFinder.orgNationalAbbreviation Finder ScholarshipAny$7,500Awarded to a high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experiencehttps://www.abbreviationfinder.org/the-scholarships/ scholarships@abbreviationfinder.org
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