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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.

Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship Contest

This scholarship contest is open to U.S. high school seniors and college students who will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program in the upcoming fall semester. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 and submit an essay.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 15

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship

High school seniors residing in Colorado, Georgia, or Illinois who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must have a household income of $70,000 or less.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  December 17

Community College Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are enrolled full-time at a public community, junior or city college. Students must submit three short essays addressing the questions provided in the scholarship application.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 30

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students who reside within the NACE Central Area. Students must be pursuing a science or engineering discipline.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 01

Furman University Charles H. Townes Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who reside outside of South Carolina and plan to attend Furman University. Students must demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to civic leadership and community service.

Total: $35000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 05

Louisiana Tech University Outstanding Student Scholarship - Out-of-State

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who plan to attend Louisiana Tech University as an out-of-state student. The student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have an SAT score of 1130 to 1350 or an ACT score of 23 to 31.

Total: $6500 Awards:  50
Deadline:  January 05

Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Jewish graduate students who immigrated to the United States through the assistance of HIAS Chicago and/or applied for permanent residency or citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago between Jan. 1, 2000 and the present. The student must be enrolled in professional study in one of the helping professions.

Total: $5 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 21

AIST Midwest Member Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students in Northwestern Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who are planning to major in engineering and pursue a career in iron and steel technology. Applicants must be AIST Midwest Chapter members or dependents of AIST Midwest Chapter members.

Total: $3000 Awards:  14
Deadline:  January 31

Chicago FM Club Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to licensed radio amateurs (technician class or higher) who are residents of Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, or be within three months of obtaining citizenship.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31

David Knaus Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. undergraduate students who are licensed radio amateurs. Students must reside in Wisconsin; if no eligible students are identified from Wisconsin, students residing in the ARRL Central Division (IL, IN, WI) will be considered.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31

Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship

This scholarship is for a licensed radio amateur (any class license) who is a resident of and attends college in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin. The applicant must be majoring in electrical engineering and must be a member of the ARRL.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31

Indianapolis Amateur Radio Association Scholarship

This award is open to international and U.S. licensed radio amateurs who reside in the ARRL Central Division (IL, IN, WI). Students must be studying electrical/electronics engineering, computer science, or related fields.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31