2020 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 244 scholarships totaling $657,152.00 available to Illinois residents. You can easily browse through all 244 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 244 scholarships worth $657,152.00 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?

244 scholarships worth $657,152.00 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:

Biola University
Lincoln University
Fort Lewis College
Colorado Mesa University
Delaware State University
Lynn University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Albany State University
Georgia Southern University
Piedmont College
Hawaii Pacific University
American Academy of Art
Augustana College
Aurora University
Blackburn College
Bradley University
Chicago State University
Columbia College Chicago
DePaul University
East-West University

How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in Illinois?

244 scholarships totaling $657,152.00 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.

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F. Ward Just Scholarship

Sponsor by F. Ward Just Scholarship Foundation

Open only to Lake County, Illinois, high school graduates in upper half of their class intending to establish an undergraduate major in journalism or media communications. Financial need must also be demonstrated. Promise, character, work ethic and academic achievement also rank high with the scholarship selection committee.

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$5,000.00 April 15 Apply Now

Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor by Joseph Collins Foundation

Applicant must obtain application from the medical school authorities, complete it and return it to them for forwarding to the Foundation. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic record and standing, demonstrated interest in arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine, intention to specialize in neurology,...

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$10,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Illinois Location P.O. Box 2910, Bloomington, IL

Applicant must attend an accredited high school in Illinois and compete in the state oratorical contest.

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$1,600.00 January 27 Apply Now

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Colorado State University

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

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- March 1 Apply Now

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship

Sponsor by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Location 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL

Applicant must be a minority student of African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American or Native American origin. Applicant must be enrolled in a teacher education program or curriculum leading to initial teacher certification at a qualified Illinois institution of higher education.

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$5,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

Sun Devil Scholarship

Sponsor by Arizona State University

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

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$6,500.00 December 1 Apply Now

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

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$9,400.00 December 1 Apply Now

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

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$5,300.00 December 1 Apply Now

Admissions Academic Scholarship - Non-Resident

Sponsor by University of Central Florida Location Undergraduate Admissions, Orlando, FL

Applicant must not be a Florida resident.

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$3,500.00 March 1 Apply Now

UA Scholar

Sponsor by University of Alabama Location University of Alabama Scholarships, Tuscaloosa, AL

Applicant must be an out-of=state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 30 and 31 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1330 and 1390).

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- December 1 Apply Now

Regional Scholarship

Sponsor by Nazareth College of Rochester Location 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

Applicant must be a full-time, matriculated freshmen who is a graduate from a high school outside of New York State.

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$2,000.00 February 15 Apply Now

Non-Resident Academic Full Tuition Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Utah Location Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Applicant must be a nonresident of Utah. Selection is based upon GPA, test scores, leadership, activities, and accomplishments.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Non-Resident Academic Partial Tuition Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Utah Location Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Applicant must be a high school senior who will be an entering freshman and who is not a resident of Utah. Selection is based upon scholastic record.

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- February 1 Apply Now