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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.

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

University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono as an out-of-state student. Eligible applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1120 or higher.

Total: $16490 Awards:  100
Deadline:  February 01

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:  February 01

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 01

Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school students who plan to attend Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU). The student must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, as determined by high school GPA and results from the SAT or ACT.

Total: $22000 Awards:  1100
Deadline:  February 01

Church's Chicken® Community Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who reside in one of the following states: AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NM, NV, TN, TX. Students must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  175
Deadline:  February 15

Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge

This award is for U.S. high school juniors and seniors who participate in a mathematical modeling challenge as part of a school-based group.

Total: $20000 Awards:  86
Deadline:  February 23

University of Nebraska at Lincoln International Baccalaureate George Beadle Scholarship

U.S. students who are not residents of Nebraska and plan to receive an IB diploma are eligible for this award. Students must have an ACT/SAT score of 25/1130 or higher.

Total: $14500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 01

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who reside within 50 miles of a Simon® property. Students must plan to enroll full time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in the upcoming fall semester, and must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

Total: $1500 Awards:  379
Deadline:  March 01

NFMC Dorothy Dann Bullock Music Therapy Award

U.S. college sophomores, juniors, and seniors students majoring in music therapy are eligible for this award. Students must be attending a school accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.

Total: $1400 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

NFMC/Irma Carey Wilson Music Therapy Award

This award is available for currently enrolled U.S. college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Students must be pursuing a degree in music therapy or interning for music therapy, and must attend a school accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

NFMC Ruth B. Robertson Music Therapy Award

This award is for U.S. college junior and senior students only. Students must attend an accredited school approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01