2023 Illinois Scholarships
Illinois is not immune from the nationwide trend of rising tuition costs. The average tuition for Illinois universities is a whopping $17,903.00 and the total cost of attendance is $41,616.00. 66% of student graduates in Illinois graduate with an average debt load of $29,855.00. That’s why hundreds of thousands of students in Illinois turn either to scholarships or student loans.
These IL scholarships are available for men, women and a variety of students in Illinois, and any Illinois resident regardless of their interests or background. Illinois scholarships are available for college students, for adults going back to school, and all types of IL students or IL residents, and especially targeted to help middle class families afford a top-of-the-line education. The best part about these scholarships is they are easy (many require nothing more than filling out a simple form) and they don’t need to be paid back!
While some scholarships are easy and can be completed in under 30 seconds, others require more upfront information. We’ve marked easy scholarships with a little “Easy Apply” so you can prioritize them. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for Illinois residents.
How much total award money and scholarships are available for IL residents?
There are 458 scholarships totaling $1,781,697.00 available to Illinois residents. You can easily browse through all 458 scholarships below.
How many scholarships are available for moms and single moms in Illinois?
Moms in Illinois are eligible for all the same scholarships as IL residents. Therefore, the 458 scholarships worth $1,781,697.00 mentioned above is also available to moms and single moms. In addition, however, you can check out additional scholarships for moms, which have been provided exclusively for moms and single moms, and you can find from the main scholarship search engine page.
How many scholarships are available for college students in Illinois?
458 scholarships worth $1,781,697.00 are available for college students in IL. In addition, we encourage current college students in Illinois to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in Illinois for more options. Here are links for scholarships at the 20 largest colleges in Illinois:American Academy of Art
Chicago State University
Columbia College Chicago
Eastern Illinois University
Governors State University
Hebrew Theological College
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Illinois Wesleyan University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in Illinois?
458 scholarships totaling $1,781,697.00 are available for high school seniors in IL. In addition, we encourage current high school students to check out more from the scholarship search engine.
Do I need to be a resident of IL to apply to these scholarships?
Our scholarship search automatically returns scholarships by all different types of requirements. The below scholarships are either explicitly available for Illinois residents, or they do not require specific state residency at all and are therefore available to IL students and residents, as well as others across the country.