The residents of the Prairie State are given massive scholarship opportunities in order to relieve the students of the heavy financial burden of educational expenses. A huge array of scholarships are available to students just for being permanent residents of the state of Illinois. The students who wish to pursue an education in highly reputed educational institutions like Northwestern University, the University of Illinois (Illini), the Illinois State University (ISU), and the University of Chicago, are offered numerous scholarships as well.


Few scholarships don't need and eligibility criteria and can be accessed easily.


Scholarships are awarded to the students who belong to the state of Illinois as an investment to the development of the state and the country. The federal government, the Illinois state corporation, private organizations and associations, universities, colleges, and other educational institutions provide the scholarship opportunities to students who are either permanent residents of the state or are enrolled in the universities or colleges of the state. These scholarships provide students with enough money to fund the tuition and fees, accommodation, books and supplies, and other educational expenses without having to face any financial troubles.

The students are offered myriad financial aid opportunities in order to help them through their financial barriers. The financial aids are offered to students in the form of scholarships, student loans, grants, and work-study programs. The work-study programs are provided based on the financial need demonstrated by the student, certain merit-based grants and scholarships are awarded on the basis of the academic status and the other achievements of the students. But both these aids do not require the students to pay back the money they receive. Whereas, the students are obliged to pay back the money they receive as student loans and need-based grants.

Some of the scholarships awarded to the students who are residents of the state of Illinois are enlisted below:

  • Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship: The students whose parents are active Chicago Fire Fighters and Police Officers, are offered the Chicago Police and Fire Scholarships.

  • Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant Program: The Illinois resident students who are enrolled in a public or private institution in Illinois are awarded money through the Illinois National Guard Grant program. The students are to be Illinois National Guard members.

Application Deadline

January 31st, 2021

Award Amount

$1,500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

March 31st, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

March 31st, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

May 18, 2019

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

Application Deadline

December 07, 2018

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

175

Website

Link

Email Address

churchsscholars@scholarshipamerica.org

Contact Number

507-931-1682

Application Deadline

March 16, 2019

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

Application Deadline

April 27, 2019

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

15

Website

Link

Email Address

Ariana@frontlineco.com

Contact Number

217-528-3434

Application Deadline

March 01, 2019

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

Crystal@ilamvets.org

Contact Number

217-528-4713

Application Deadline

March 01, 2019

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

20

Website

Link

Email Address

Crystal@ilamvets.org

Contact Number

217-528-4713

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

Application Deadline

May 01, 2019

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

312-399-0370