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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.

NATAS Chicago/Midwest Chapter Scholarship for College Students

This award is for U.S. college seniors or graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time course of study in a field related to the television industry. The applicant must attend a school within the ADI (area of dominant influence) of the television stations within the Chicago/Midwest chapter jurisdiction OR be a relative of a member in good standing of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Television Academy.

Total: $4000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 8
2020

Monetary Award Program (MAP)

The Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grants, which do not need to be repaid, to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $4968 Awards:  140000
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Minot State University Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for international and non-resident students planning to study in a graduate program at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Students must have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $3895 Awards:  100
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Oregon Institute of Technology Presidential Scholarship- Transfer Non-Residents

This award is for U.S students who are admitted to Oregon Institute of Technology as a transfer student. The student must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be classified as a non-resident at the time of acceptance to OIT.

Total: $8000 Awards:  52
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Oregon Institute of Technology Presidential Scholarship- Freshmen Non-Residents

This award is for U.S. students who are admitted to Oregon Institute of Technology. Students must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher, OR be ranked in the top 20 percent of his/her graduating high school class and must also have an SAT score (reading/math) of 1160 or higher OR, an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $8000 Awards:  52
Deadline:  March 1
2020

ALSC Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

Graduate students who have completed no more than 12 hours in an approved MLS/MLIS program while attending an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Eligible students must be U.S. or Canadian citizens and plan to work in a library in an area of service to children.

Total: $7500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship

This scholarship is for Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted into a trade school. Students must have taken the ACT and/or SAT.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors who participate in a Junior ROTC program. Students must have taken the ACT and/or SAT.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 1
2020

University of Iowa National Scholars Award (NSA)

This award is for available to U.S. students who are not residents of Iowa and are planning to attend the University of Iowa. Students must meet have an University of Iowa (UI) Regent Admission Index (RAI) score of 290 or higher, or a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and an ACT score of 26 or higher (or an SAT score of 1170 or higher).

Total: $4910 Awards:  850
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Back 2 School Illinois Scholarship Program

This award is available for college-bound high school seniors who live in Illinois and demonstrate a record of community service and leadership.

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

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors who have a parent or grandparent who is a veteran or active-duty service member.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  March 1
2020

NEHA/AAS Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students majoring in environmental health who are enrolled in an approved college/university that is accredited by the Environmental Health Accreditation Council or is a NEHA Educational or Sustaining Member School. For a current list of accredited environmental health programs, please visit www.ehacoffice.org.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 1
2020