Impressive Scholarships for Students in Illinois for 2019 – 2020

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Check out the list of Illinois scholarships you could apply for!

1. CHS – Chester High School Alumni Scholarship

Provider: Chester High School

Amount: Up to $500

The Chester Alumni Association is offering a $500 award to graduates of the Chester Academy. Your application must be completed and returned by April 1st of your high school graduation year. However, this scholarship is intended for your second year of college. The senior granted the scholarship will receive the funds once the following conditions have been met:
(1) Complete your 1st year of college as a full time student.
(2) Register for your 2nd year as a full time student.

2. Maria L. Tejada Scholarship

Provider: Maria L. Tejada Scholarship Fund (Charity Smith)

Amount: Up to $1,000

The Maria L. Tejada Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who are granted a non-paid internship with the Cook County Juvenile Probation Department based on demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, financial need and the student community service record.

3. UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

Provider: NBAA Charities

Amount: Up to $1,000

Through the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, NBAA Charities annually awards a minimum of $1,000 to each of five undergraduates studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions.

4. Women in Science Graduate Fellowship

Provider: The Field Museum

Amount: $32,000

The Field Museum offers a limited number of fellowships to graduate students engaged in dissertation research associated with the museum. These fellowships provide a stipend and limited funds for research and travel.

5. Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program

Provider: Illinois REEF

Amount: $500

The Foundation is under contract with the State of Illinois to administer the Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program. This program is open to qualified racial minority residents of Illinois pursuing courses of study that will prepare them for careers relating to real estate or enhance the skills and knowledge that they currently use as real estate professionals.

Still need help with financial aid and college scholarships?

We know the feeling. Financing college tuition can be difficult, and with so many scholarships out there, how do you know which ones to apply for? Start by submitting your FAFSA form as soon as possible on or around October 1 since this will help determine what financial aid you might qualify for–and therefore how much more money you need to find to pay for college (your “financial gap”).

Then, consider filling your financial gap with some these Illinois scholarship options:

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Kelly Lamano

Though always a creative, Kelly's momentum into the world of writing and publishing arrived when she attended college. She quickly learned the financial value - and cost - of honing her craft, and sought scholarships that would be crucial to not only funding, but fueling her education. She wants to help new students thrive with Going Merry's easy scholarship finder. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in Broadcast, Print and Online Media, and a minor in Spanish from Florida Southern College.

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