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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.

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:  August 31
2019

Unigo Make Me Laugh Scholarship 2019

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
2019

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 1
2019

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 1
2019

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

This award is available to U.S. high school juniors and seniors serving as elected student body participants in a selected student government, civic, or educational organization. Selection will be based on outstanding ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership.

Total: $5000 Awards:  104
Deadline:  September 6
2019

HISLEA Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. Hispanic full-time college students who are attending an Illinois state college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 8
2019

ScholarshipPoints.com Scholarship

This scholarship drawing is open to legal residents of the United States. Students must plan to attend college at least half time during the academic year.

Total: $10000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 15
2019

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 28
2019

Unigo Shout It Out Scholarship 2019

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 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30
2019

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 1
2019

Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant Program

This award is for Illinois resident students who are members of the Illinois National Guard planning to attend a public or private college in Illinois.

Total: $2300 Awards:  2000
Deadline:  October 1
2019

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: $33000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  October 23
2019