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UNIGO Scholarship DatabaseN/AVaries database with thousands of scholarships and information.
Jack Kent Cooke FoundationN/AVaries database with information on sponsored scholarships
CollegeBoard Scholarship SearchN/AVaries database with thousands of scholarships and information.
FastwebN/AVaries database with thousands of scholarships and information.
Choose Your Future DatabaseN/AVaries database with information on scholarships for Chicago students.
Butler University Chicago Partnership AwardN/AFull Tuition ScholarshipN/AIf you are planning to apply to Butler University and have a 3.2 cumulative GPA (weighted or unweighted) & a 25 of higher ACT (Butler superscores), be sure to apply for thier early action deadline (November 1). If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, reach out to the College Team
Gettysburg College STEM Scholars ProgramN/AFull demonstrated need met Gettysburg College STEM Scholars will consist of a select cohort of First-Year students enrolling in the fall of 2018 who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation and Gettysburg College funds, need-based financial aid grants will meet the full demonstrated financial need for STEM Scholars. In selecting members of this cohort, the college will take heightened interest in academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need.
CHA Scholarship Program5/16/2018$1,000 - $2,500 college scholarship program is only for current residents of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) currently listed on a CHA lease. The applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018. Accordingly, applicants can include current high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students continuing their studies, or adults seeking to start a post-secondary program in the fall of 2018. Scholarships cannot be applied to any past debt with your institution. Proof of enrollment will be required at the time of scholarship award.
Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship5/1/2018$2,500 Must be a Student Member of RainbowPUSH. (Click here to Become A Member)
- Official transcript. (May be mailed by applicant or school)
- Two letters of recommendation (cannot include a family member).
- Proof of current enrollment or acceptance to accredited college/university in the United States (course schedule/admission letter, if applicable).
- Evidence of service learning (Must indicate any school-based extracurricular involvement and/or community-service involvement).
- Must submit a minimum 500-word essay. The required essay must address the following:
- Identify five (5) prerequisites for success and explain in detail your personal philosophy for the pursuit of excellence.
- Explain the obstacles or hardships you had to overcome on your journey to achieve academic success.
- Finally, explain how you will use your college education to achieve your personal goals and pursue excellence.
Jabberwock Scholarship - Theta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.5/1/2018$500 order to be considered for this award, we must receive the required materials by
Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Materials can be either mailed to: P.O. Box #23, Evanston, IL 60204 or scanned
and emailed to:
Please be sure to include the following materials in your application packet:
1. A completed application
2. A short essay and personal statement
3. An official or unofficial transcript
4. One teacher recommendation letter
5. Proof of college acceptance
Sowing S.E.E.D.S. Scholarship4/13/2018$500 must:
- Be a current graduating high school senior in good standing
-Be a resident of the State of Illinois
-Be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 4.0 on a 5.0 scale
-If selected, the applicant must attend a free college preparation workshop hosted by Sowing S.E.E.D.S on Saturday, August 4, 2017
-Submit a completed application with all supporting documents
-Be accepted to an accredited college or university
Sowing S.E.E.D.S. My Dream Dorm Contest4/13/2018$500 must:
-Be a current graduating high school senior in good standing
-Be a resident of the State of Illinois
-Be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 4.0 on a 5.0 scale
-If selected, the applicant must attend a free college preparation workshop hosted by Sowing S.E.E.D.S on Saturday, August 4, 2018
-Submit a completed application with all supporting documents
-Be accepted into an accredited college or university
-Must plan to live in campus housing for your selected academic institution
Lavell Southern Scholarship4/13/2018$1,000

Complete application
• Be a 2018 graduating senior
• Show proof of acceptance letter to a college or university
• Provide two teacher recommendation letters
• Follow Russell Clarke Youth Foundation on Instagram and Facebook
• Sign the scholarship Rules and Terms agreement
• Must write a 500 word essay answering the following:
How do sports and education help youth promote peace in the city of Chicago?
National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, Inc. STEM Scholarships4/1/2018$1,000
The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible. Requirements include a personal statement, a list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation.
G+Co. Apparel Scholarship4/1/2018$500
- Be a high school senior of color
- Have above a 3.0 (or 85 average) GPA
- Fill out the scholarhip application
Winners Announced June 1
Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation Scholarships3/30/2018$500 - $5,000 vary depending on scholarship. See website for more information
Chicago Urban League Scholarship3/23/2018$5,000 Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Meet student status requirements for specific awards:
- enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student in a degree-granting program or
- expecting to graduate this year from high school and enroll in a full-time
undergraduate degree-granting program or
- completing a two-year college program and expecting to enroll in a degree-granting
program at a four-year institution
- Demonstrate financial need
P.O. Pistilli Scholarship3/9/2018$4,000 P.O. Pistilli Scholarship is available to high school seniors who demonstrate high achievement in math and science courses. To be eligible, you must express a strong desire to pursue a career in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and demonstrate substantial financial need. Additionally, you must be part of an underrepresented group (female, African – American, Hispanic, Native American, and disabled students). You must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. resident at the time of application, and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university
Gamma Tau Zeta Scholarship of Excellence3/1/2018$500• Have a current 3.0 GPA (provide transcripts)
• 20 hours of community service
• A college acceptance letter
• 3 letters of recommendation (ex: teacher, school official, community)
• Brief Summary of Future Goals
• Photo-passport size
McKinsey Diverse Young Leaders Scholarship
2/16-2/19$1,00 or $5,000• Be a student at Chicago Public Schools graduating in Spring 2018
• Be of Hispanic, Latinx, African American, or Native American race or ethnicity
• Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
• ACT minimum score of 27 or a minimum SAT score of 1250
• Have plans to enroll at a four-year accredited institution during the 2017-2018 academic year
• Be able to establish to McKinsey evidence of your identity and right to work in the U.S.
Dell Scholars Program1/15/2017$20,000, a laptop and textbook credits
We award 400 scholarships annually and since 2004, have awarded students with over $76 million in college scholarships. The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student’s determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Our scholars have demonstrated grit, potential and ambition in their quest for a college education:
- Grit by overcoming personal challenges in their lives related to their families, schools or communities.
- Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
- Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree.
Power Poetry Scholarship Slam2/12/2018$1,000 do you communicate with others? Maybe it's through texts, tweets, or sharing pics on Instagram. But when's the last time you wrote a letter? We're talkin' real pouring your heart out, leaving all your emotions there on the page kind of letter. Been a while? Maybe you've never even written one before. Letters are special because unlike a typical conversation where people talk back and forth, when you write a letter you get the chance to say everything that you want to before getting a reply. Plus, there are only two rules to writing letters. First, they have to be addressed to someone of something. And second, you have to sign it otherwise anyone could've written it!

Write a letter in the form of a poem to anyone/anything of your choice.
Ascent Scholarship Sweepstakes1/15/2018$5,000 is expensive and we believe that too many students (and their families) are overburdened with debt. We’ve begun a mission to change the way education is funded and to help students like you pay for school without having to live on ramen and peanut butter.

Help us fix the problem of higher education funding by telling us about your financial aid challenges and you will automatically be entered in our $5,000 Ascent Scholarship Sweepstakes.
Ron Brown Scholarship01/09/2018$40,000 ($10,000/year) Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.
Countdown to College Scholarship1/5/2018$500 scholarship is for college-bound teens in grades 9th-12th. The scholarship does not require specific test scores, GPA, or class ranking. Parents can also register but will need to designate a student to receive the award. In order to be awarded the scholarship, you must be a current C2C eNews subscriber at the time of the drawing. To read all the rules and requirements, click here.
The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize01/01/2018Full Scholarship to Wesleyan University Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is a four-year full-tuition scholarship established in honor of Hamilton writer and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, Hon. '15 and director Thomas Kail ’99. The story of our country's youngest founding father—a brash young immigrant who forever changed the course of history—Hamilton is an extraordinary artistic achievement: a multicultural hip-hop opera that offers a profoundly original look at the birth of our nation. The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is awarded to the incoming first-year student whose work of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or other creative written expression (lyrics, plays, scripts, etc.) best reflects the originality, artistry and dynamism embodied in Hamilton.
Unigo $10k Scholarship12/31/2017$10,000 an online written response to the question:
"Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?" (140 characters or less, including spaces)
Win Free College Tuiton Sweepstake12/31/2017$2,500 a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship for college just by registering at No essay, no minimum GPA — it's the easiest scholarship you'll apply for!
$2,000 Pathevo Scholarship12/31/2017$2,000 quarter, Pathevo® awards several college scholarships to young Americans intending to pursue a college degree, helping them pay for educational expenses. The scholarship is open to all first-year US college applicants enrolling in college within the next 24 months. Scholarships will be awarded by random drawing from all those who complete the online form.
Drive Smart Digital Short Competition12/18/2017
First Prize: $10,000
Runner Up: $5,000
Finalists: $1,000 Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses program is administered by The By Kids For Kids Company and sponsored by The CTIA Wireless Foundation. The purpose of the contest is for students to share ideas and knowledge about the dangers of distracted driving in the hope of preventing accidents and keeping our roads safer. Awards will be selected based on orginality (40%), effective communication of the message (30%), and potential impact of the video submission (30%). Winners will be publicly announced in April.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes12/15/2017$20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program is honoring 20 outstanding young people with $20,000 college scholarships. As an added bonus, one of our 20 winners will be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5,000 award.
33 Scholarship Program12/15/2017$5,000 be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Must be currently enrolled in U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school). This award is for U.S. students.
The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
12/15/2017$1,000 winner will be selected based on his or her ability to create a persuasive argument in favor of their submission. Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Scholarship Prize Recipients. Scholarship Prize Recipients will be issued 1099 tax forms.
VIP Voice Scholarship12/14/2017$5,000 each survey you complete, you will earn VIP points. With our tiered rewards program, the more surveys you take the more points you earn. You must take at least two surveys to be eligible to enter our $5,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes. The more surveys you take the better your chances are to win!
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship12/5/2017$5,000 student selected as a Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a $5,000 grant made in his/her name to the hunger-related charity of his/her choice in his/her local community. If the student selected is in school, but is not yet enrolled in an institution of higher education, then in lieu of a scholarship, a contribution in the amount of $5,000 shall be made to a qualified 529 Plan established by the family of that student for the benefit of that student. All scholarship awards are offered annually and are non-renewable. Each national scholarship recipient will be recognized at the annual Sodexo Foundation Dinner in Washington, D.C. All transportation, meals, and lodging for the student and up to two immediate family members will be paid for by Sodexo. Each student selected as a regional Stop Hunger Honoree will receive a $1,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice in their local community.
American Legion Oratorical Competition Registration - Hosted by Tattler Post#97312/01/2017$1,000 American Legion Oratorical Competition includes Two Parts - Part 1 and Part 2.Part 1 - Includes an Eight to Ten minute speech on any aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with an emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to the U.S Government.Part 2 - Includes a Three to Five minute speech on one of the four assigned topics, chosen at random on the day of the competition.Competition Applicants must submit a sample video of their own speech based on any of the assigned speech topics.
Greenhouse Scholars12/1/2017Up to $5,000/year be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina.
- Have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or above
- Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)
- Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest and commitment to their community
The Ewing-Jones Scholarship11/30/2017Summer Program Tuition sure to carefully review the website to ensure that the scholarship is a good fit for you. Must have at least a B average.
Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship11/30/2017$1,000 be currently enrolled in high school or college or plan to enroll in the next 12 months. One award will be granted.
Niche "No Essay" Scholarship11/30/2017$2,000 be a high school student, college student, grad student or adult learner. This award is for U.S. Students
Sallie Mae Plan For College Sweepstakes11/30/2017$1,000 be 18 years of age or older. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. This award is for U.S. Students
Scholarshipowl 'You Deserve It' Scholarship11/29/2017$1,000 up at the link to be automatically considered.
Education Matters Scholarship11/20/2017$5,000 continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics? Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.
Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program
11/20/2017$1,000 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. Leaders and Achievers, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. To acknowledge these accomplishments, Leaders and Achievers students are awarded one-time scholarships, with a base award of $1,000.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship11/14/2017Up to $40,000/year Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.
#BECAUSEILOVEYOU Scholarship Slam 11/07/2017$1,000 does a "healthy relationship" mean to you?We want to know what the relationship behaviors are that you believe to be the cornerstones to a healthy, happy relationship. Is it open communication? Having trust in your significant other or friend? Being able to be honest with each other? Showing respect or compassion? How has your life been impacted by healthy or unhealthy relationships? Tell us in a poem what healthy relationship behaviors are most important to you and what the words #BecauseILoveYou should really mean.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award11/7/2017$5,000 in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.
Louisiana Tech University Bulldog Out-of-State Scholarship11/1/2017$20,500 per year who are not residents of Louisiana may be eligible for an out-of-state scholarship which covers all out-of-state scholarship which covers all out-of-state fees. For complete detail, see our Bulldog Out-of-state Scholarship information page. Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for the scholarship with teh completed application for admission.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - International High School Essay Contest - Sigma Omega Chapter10/27/20174 scholarships:
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,00
3rd Place: $2,000
4th Place: $1,000
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