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
Fort Lewis College
Colorado Mesa University
Delaware State University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Albany State University
Georgia Southern University
Hawaii Pacific University
American Academy of Art
Chicago State University
Columbia College Chicago
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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$10,000 Be Bold Scholarship
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$1,000 Easy Money Scholarship
We love this scholarship because the name doesn't lie - it's easy money. Many scholarship applications make you jump through hoops and require tons of essays and questionnaires. This scholarship application could not be more simple and straightforward.
F. Ward Just Scholarship
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.Learn More
Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship
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,...Learn More
Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
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.Learn More
Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship
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.Learn More
Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents
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.Learn More
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).Learn More
Non-Resident Academic Full Tuition Scholarship
Applicant must be a nonresident of Utah. Selection is based upon GPA, test scores, leadership, activities, and accomplishments.Learn More
Non-Resident Academic Partial Tuition Scholarship
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.Learn More