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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.

Dennis Schoepp Memorial Scholarship

Montana residents who are enrolled in, or accepted into, a mortuary science program at an ABFSE-accredited school for the upcoming fall semester are eligible for this award. Students may enroll part time or full time.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 30

UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

This award is for students majoring in aviation who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college. The student must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 30

Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship

This award is for college sophomores, juniors and/or seniors who are currently enrolled in an aviation program and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30

Saint Louis University Jesuit High School Award

U.S. high school seniors graduating from a Jesuit high school will automatically receive this award upon admission to Saint Louis University in Missouri.

Total: $3000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  December 01

Heart of America Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students attending college in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the country of Egypt.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

ISNetworld Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. Priority will be given to students living in OK, TX, NM, LA or AK. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 01

Northeastern Illinois Chapter Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students in Illinois.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

High school seniors with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher who are residents of an area serviced by Comcast are eligible for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2000
Deadline:  December 07

AREMA Women's Engineering Scholarship

Undergraduate women who are majoring in engineering are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have an interest in railway engineering.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 07

Michael W. & Jean D. Franke Family Foundation Scholarship

Engineering students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have an interest in railway engineering.

Total: $6000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 07

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are currently involved in high school or after-school sports. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $20000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  December 14

Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students who reside in one of the Direct Energy service areas: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington D.C. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must submit an essay or an original video in response to the contest theme.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 15