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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 Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship

High school seniors residing in Colorado, Georgia, or Illinois who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must have a household income of $70,000 or less.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  November 22
2019

Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship

This award is for college sophomores, juniors and/or seniors who are currently enrolled in an aviation program and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 29
2019

UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

This award is for students majoring in aviation who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college. The student must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 30
2019

Unigo Education Matters $5K Scholarship

The Education Matters Scholarship is open to any applicant who is 13 years of age or older and is a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Each applicant must complete a scholarship match quiz/questionnaire and search for scholarships at UNIGO. The scholarship committee will select the winner based on the creativity and originality of the submitted written response to the scholarship question each year.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30
2019

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

This scholarship sweepstakes is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Students must plan to attend or be attending an accredited, non-profit, four-year college or university located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Total: $2500 Awards:  11
Deadline:  November 30
2019

Saint Louis University Jesuit High School Award

U.S. high school seniors graduating from a Jesuit high school will automatically receive this award upon admission to Saint Louis University in Missouri.

Total: $3000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Heart of America Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students attending college in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the country of Egypt.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

ISNetworld Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. Priority will be given to students living in OK, TX, NM, LA or AK. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Northeastern Illinois Chapter Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students in Illinois.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Aaron Douglas Scholarship

Out-of-state college freshmen or older students who plan to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Lewis-Clark State College Presidential Out-of-State Scholarship

High school seniors and transfer students who are not residents of Idaho and are planning to enroll at Lewis-Clark State College for the first time are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must plan to enroll full time.

Total: $7745 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

High school seniors with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher who are residents of an area serviced by Comcast are eligible for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2000
Deadline:  December 6
2019