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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.

LTU Bulldog Out-of-State Fee Waiver for Incoming Transfer Students

This award is for U.S. and International students who are planning to attend Louisiana Tech University as an out-of-state transfer student. Students must have complete at least 12 semester hours of college credit and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $7366 Awards:  45
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Unigo Education Matters $5K Scholarship 2019

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

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

HLSF First Year Law Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available for first-year Hispanic law students attending a law school in Illinois.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 15
2019

Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program

U.S. undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this award with a valid student ID. Applicants must submit an essay as posted on the Foreclosure.com website.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 15
2019

Unigo Top Ten List Scholarship 2019

The Top Ten List Scholarship is open to US students who are 13 years of age and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Unigo $10K Scholarship

This $10,000 Unigo 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. The applicant must register for a free online account with Unigo.com and submit a short response to this year's topic as posted on the website.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Illinois CPA Society Exam Award

Illinois residents with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who demonstrate financial need and are pre-approved to sit for the CPA Exam are eligible for this award. The award is to be used as reimbursement of the NASBA fee.

Total: $750 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Unigo I Have a Dream Scholarship 2020

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:  January 31
2020

Courtland Paul Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. undergraduate students who are in their final two years of landscape architecture studies at a LAAB-accredited institution. Students must have a "C" grade point average and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Winthrop University Blue Line Scholar Program

This award is for U.S. high school students who are accepted to Winthrop University, SC. The student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, a SAT (CR and M) score of 1100 or higher, or an ACT score of 22 or higher and enroll full-time.

Total: $2000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Midwest Student Exchange Program

This award is for U.S. students who are planning to attend Columbia College of Missouri as new freshmen or transfers. The student must have a permanent address in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin.

Total: $2100 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 1
2020