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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.

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

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 08

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

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

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

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

HIAS Chicago Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Jewish undergraduate 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 have lived in the United States since March 1 or earlier.

Total: $4000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 01

Chicago Graduate 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 have lived in the United States since March 1 or earlier.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 01

Bob and Jan Jones Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of one of the eligible Midwestern states. Students must major in education and have a grade point average of 2.5-3.5.

Total: $750 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01