Below are listings of some scholarship opportunities. Please check back to this site frequently as we will add more scholarships to this list as they become available. Newest scholarships will always be posted at the top of the section below, directly below the “Discover Colleges” scholarship link.
Honors, Presidential, Chancellor, etc. scholarships offered by individual institutions are generally available to those who rank in the upper level of the graduating class, have accumulated a respectable GPA, and/or have earned a high ACT score. Contact the institution to which you are applying or check the school’s website for specific information regarding such scholarships.
www.DiscoverColleges.com– to gain information on private colleges and register for a scholarship drawing for $2500.
YDI Scholarship – $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: April 29, 2016)
Student Eligibility: You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories. You must be 16 years of age or older and you must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ydi_scholarship_8977.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201604&utm_content=57c0dd9d3b584b4a66aa898e8d1dd5d1
Paradigm Challenge Scholarship – $100,000 – 100 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2016)
Student Eligibility: Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America and be a U.S. citizen or maintain legal residency within the United States. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_paradigm_challenge_scholarship_8978.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201604&utm_content=57c0dd9d3b584b4a66aa898e8d1dd5d1
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Scholarship – The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are proud to offer three scholarships to deserving Illinois high school seniors, college and law school students who author winning essays in our fourth annual Scholarship Essay Contest. The essay you write must focus on the topic: Medical malpractice with the advancement of technology: New technology always brings about more errors. More information on how to apply may be found at www.salvilaw.com/scholarship-essay-contest Deadline for submission: April 30, 2016.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship– Sigma Phi Epsilon of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is once again offering three scholarships (totaling $1, 750) to incoming freshmen males. Applicants should have excelled in the areas of: scholarship, leadership, athletics and community service during high school. Applicants should be planning to attend UIUC in fall 2016. Applications may be found at: www.illinoissigeps.com/scholarships Deadline for submission: May 1, 2016.
Friends of Moraine Hills State Park~ offers (two) $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior who is planning to study environmental studies in college. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA in high school of 2.5 or higher (transcript required) and plan to attend an accredited college or university and enter into a field of study directly related to the environment in Fall 2016. For more information, and to apply please visit the website here. Deadline for submission: April 30. 2016.
Andrade Law Offices is offering $1,750 in scholarship money. The scholarship addresses societal impacts on drinking and driving. Applicants will need to write an essay about this topic. For the essay prompt and for more information about how to apply, please visit the Andrade Law Firm website here Deadline for submission: May 1, 2016.
Voice for Animals Scholarship – $650 – 11 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2016)
Participants must currently be attending middle or high school, or be home-schooled and under 19 years of age on the date the deadline. No exceptions!
Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_voice_for_animals_scholarship_8972.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201603&utm_content=57c0dd9d3b584b4a66aa898e8d1dd5d1
DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship – $500 – 3 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2016) Student Eligibility: Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America. Be a U.S. citizen or maintain legal residency within the United States.
Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_dutchcrafters_heritage_scholarship_8973.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201603&utm_content=57c0dd9d3b584b4a66aa898e8d1dd5d1
Brower Youth Award – $3,000 – 6 Awards (Deadline: May 16, 2016)
1) Between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
2) Permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A or Canada
3) Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months
Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_brower_youth_award_8974.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201603&utm_content=57c0dd9d3b584b4a66aa898e8d1dd5d1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sigma Nu Fraternity~ if you are a male senior planning to attend UIUC in fall 2016, you may consider applying for the Sigma Nu Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship worth $2,500. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered. For more information, please see the link below. There is no obligation to join Sigma Nu Fraternity by applying for this scholarship. Deadline for submission: June 1, 2016. P O E Flyer – 2016
Morris, King and Hodge, Attorneys at Law ~ is pleased to announce an essay scholarship contest about the dangers of texting and driving. 3 scholarships will be awarded totaling: $4,200. For more information, and to apply, please visit: here. Deadline for submission: April 30th, 2016.
David Resnick & Associates, P.C. law firm~ is pleased to announce an essay contest/scholarship opportunity for students who are planning to attend law school in the future. First place is $1,500 and second place is $500. For more details, and to apply, please visit http://www.injuryclaimnyclaw.com/college-scholarship/. Deadline for submission: May 10th, 2016.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program~ Buick Achievers awards 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/yr. to deserving students. Buick Achievers Scholarship recognizes students who may have overcome obstacles and still excelled in the classroom. Buick wants to support students who would be unable to attend college without financial assistance. Students who meet this criteria and plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design on an interest in the automotive industry.
Gloria Barron Scholarship Prize – $5,000 – 25 Awards (Deadline: April 15, 2016) Student Eligibility: The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are, on our April 15 deadline: A) Between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19) B) Permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. C) Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months Applications can be found here
Other Scholarship Listings:
Second Annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship – a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates: A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. Go to www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage for more information.
From the website scholarshipguidance.com:
- IAPMO Scholarship – $1,000 – 3 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2016) Student Eligibility: Must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program. Apply here.
Burger King Scholars: offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be passionate about serving the community. To apply go to http://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/application-information/
Scholarship of the Day: for a different scholarship listing every day, be sure to check out http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/ , click on the social media icons and follow one or more of their social media accounts.
Career Scholarship Opportunity~ are you interested in pursuing a career in one of Will County’s most in demand careers? If so you may be eligible for a scholarship. For a list of careers as well as scholarship information, please review the information below.
Walmart Scholarships- Walmart offers scholarships for employees as well as for students who have a parent employed by the corporation. Please visit: http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/associate-scholarships for application and more details. Deadlines vary.
http://www.legion.org/scholarships– to gain information on the various scholarships offered through the American Legion.
Joliet Junior College offers over 400 scholarships for both full and part time students. Scholarships may be re-posted so check website frequently. Applications and information are available at: http://www.jjc.edu/info/scholarships. Applications will be available after December 1, 2015. Priority deadline for submission: April 1, 2016.
Kankakee Community College offers many scholarships for both full and part-time students. Applications and information is available at: www.kcc.edu/scholarships Applications for the 2016-17 school year will be available after November 1, 2015. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2016. Also, please check out the flyer below.