2020 Cook County Scholarships
Cook County residents suffer from the same absurd tuition prices that limit the educational attainment of Americans across the country. Despite high costs, 44% of Cook County residents in Illinois over the age of 25 have graduated with a professional degree - 86% have completed high school. Although these numbers match those of many other counties, there is clearly room for improvement.
It’s clear that Cook County residents in Illinois will continue to need help paying for college. 152,124 men and 147,833 women are enrolled in grades 9-12 while 127,940 men 165,958 women are currently undergraduates in college. College access and attainment should be a top priority, and cost should not prohibit any of these people from pursuing or completing their college education. The below scholarships are available to Cook County residents and can help pay for school in a variety of ways. Cook County scholarships, whether they are exclusively available to Cook County residents or whether they are more broadly applicable, can greatly help reduce the financial burden of college. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for Cook County residents.
How much total award money and scholarships are available for Cook County residents?
There are 244 scholarships totaling $657,152.00 available to Cook County residents. You can easily browse through all 244 scholarships below.
How many scholarships are available for college students in Cook County?
244 scholarships worth $657,152.00 are available for college students in Cook County. In addition, we encourage current college students in Cook County to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in Cook for more options.
How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in Cook County?
244 scholarships totaling $657,152.00 are available for high school seniors in Cook County. 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 Cook County 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 Cook County residents, or they do not require specific county residency at all and are therefore available to Cook County students and residents, as well as others across the state or 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