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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.

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for American Indian and Alaskan Native undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in health or science curriculums.

Total: $1500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  July 01

Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe. Students must be pursuing a degree in art, law, or medicine.

Total: $1500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 01

Adoph Van Pelt Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are from the continental United States or Alaska. Students must be members of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe.

Total: $1500 Awards:  28
Deadline:  July 01

Owanah Anderson Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female U.S. students who are entering their junior year of college. Students must be members of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe.

Total: $1500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  July 01

Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are from the continental United States or Alaska and are enrolled in a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe. Students must be enrolling in school after taking a break to raise their families, or have other family responsibilities that affect their education.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 01

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who are members of an American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe that is not recognized by the federal government.

Total: $1500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  July 01

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe. Students may be pursuing a master's, doctoral, medical, or law degree.

Total: $1500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  July 01

'Signal Grace' Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book "Signal Grace" by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 04

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:  July 15