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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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