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For students residing in Illinois, there are hundreds of available college scholarships just for living or studying in the Prairie State. There are a variety of exciting things to see and do in Illinois, such as riding the elevator to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, walking through Millennium Park, making a trip to the Navy Pier, and visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. It’s also home to some top schools, such as the University of Illinois (Illini), University of Chicago, Illinois State University (ISU), and Northwestern University. If you’re a student looking to attend a school in your home state of Illinois, you have the chance to add scholarship dollars to your college savings. Check out this directory of scholarships for Illinois residents, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

ScholarshipOwl’s You Deserve It Scholarship

This scholarship sweepstakes is available for all U.S. students who are ages 16 and older and are high school or college students.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Flavor of the Month Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship, offered by UNIGO, is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2024) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Robert E. Cook Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are residents of the state of Illinois. Applicants must be pursuing or continuing to pursue a career in association management.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 01, 2020

Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. graduate students who specialize or plan to specialize in library work with children. Students must plan to attend an institution that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Total: $4000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 01, 2020

ENRE Student Fellowship Program

This fellowship is open to international and U.S. second-year graduate students who are enrolled in a PAB-accredited master’s-level planning program focusing on issues related to the environment, natural resources or energy. Students must have a grade point average of B (3.0) or higher.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 27, 2020

Shout It Out Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Roxane Malo Leadership Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are residents of the state of Illinois. Applicants must have held a valid real estate license for a minimum of one year, working in Illinois and be pursuing a career in real estate leadership training.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 01, 2020

Hertz Fellowship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is available to graduate students majoring in physical sciences at select partner universities of the foundation. The list of eligible schools can be found at www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/Fellowships/Guidelines/Schools.aspx. All applicants are evaluated on merit only.

Total: $107500

Awards: 18

Deadline: October 23, 2020

Horatio Alger Illinois Scholarship Program

This award is for high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need and are residents of Illinois.

Total: $10500

Awards: 17

Deadline: October 25, 2020

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