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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.

ASU - New American University Non-Resident Scholarship

High school seniors who are not residents of Arizona and have competitive grade point averages and are planning to enroll at Arizona State University are eligible for this award. Students will be considered upon admission.

Total: $15000 Awards:  16
Deadline:  January 15
2020

USF Green & Gold Presidential Award

This award is available for non-Florida residents who are attending the University of South Florida. Applicants who have a weighted grade point average of 4.0 or higher and SAT/ACT scores of 1340/29 are automatically eligible for this award upon admission to the University of South Florida.

Total: $12000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 15
2020

USF Green & Gold Directors Award

This award is available for non-Florida residents who are attending the University of South Florida. Applicants who have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher and SAT/ACT scores of 1280/27 are automatically eligible for this award upon admission to the University of South Florida.

Total: $9000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 15
2020

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

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Transfer Out-of-State Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are planning to transfer to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The student must not be a resident of Louisiana and must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $13728 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 31
2020

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Incoming Freshmen Out-of-State Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. students who have been admitted to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as incoming freshmen (12 or fewer college credits) and are not residents of Louisiana. The student must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT composite of 23 or higher or an SAT composite score of 1050 or higher.

Total: $13728 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 31
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

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

Bellarmine University Out-of-State Grant

U.S. incoming freshmen who are not residents of Kentucky and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this award. Students must attend Bellarmine University in Kentucky.

Total: $2000 Awards:  332
Deadline:  February 1
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

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