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American Legion Scholarship Award
Sponsor: American Legion - Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.
Website: http://www.illegion.org/scholarships/

Americanism Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion - Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an Illinois school in grades seven to twelve.

Amount: $100-$1,200
Deadline: February 4
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the local American Legion Unit or Auxiliary.
Website: http://www.illegion.org/scholarships/

BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be pursuing a four-year degree in one of the following agricultural fields: business management, economics, sales and marketing or finance. They must be residents of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Texas. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/

Boy Scout and Eagle Scout Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Illinois
P.O. Box 2910
Bloomington, IL 61702-2910
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors in high school, Senior Boy Scouts or Explorers and residents of Illinois. Students must write an essay on Americanism and/or Boy Scout programs.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting your local Boy Scout office or American Legion Scout Chairman.
Website: http://www.illegion.org/scholarships/

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Applicants must be starting their senior year of college during the Fall of the application window and have a minimum 3.0 GPA or the equivalent academic performance for schools without the 4.0 system. Students must be a resident of Chicago or Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will county in Illinois. Applicants must have taken the ACT or SAT test prior to application submission and secured a minimum ACT score of 22 or a minimum SAT score of 1100.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://brucefishkinscholarshipfund.com/

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society
4263 Montgomery Boulevard, NE
Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Eligibility: Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa or Washington. Students must also major in one of the following areas: business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Amount: $2,500 for 4 years
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aises.org/scholarships

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Community Fund
1145 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas or Washington who are enrolling as first-year students in an accredited four-year college in one of the listed states of residency. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have a household income that falls at or below the low-income level. There is no ethnicity requirement.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.apcf.org/scholarships

Chicago Occupational Therapy Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicago Occupational Therapy
1422 West Willow Street
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently admitted to or attending graduate school to become an occupational therapist. Students must have an exceptional personality, clinical skills and character and be committed to working in a private practice setting focused on the pediatric population. Applicants must be attending a school or have a permanent address in the following Midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio or Nebraska.

Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: Rolling Basis
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://chicagooccupationaltherapy.com/scholarship/

Clifford & Louise King Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must plan to teach elementary or secondary education. Students must enroll at an accredited institution and obtain at least two recommendations from their high school teachers.

Amount: $2,800
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Community Banker Association of Illinois Annual Essay Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Community Banker Association of Illinois
901 Community Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5184
Eligibility: Applicants must write essays and be sponsored by a participating CBAI member bank. There is an essay topic related to community banking, and the short essays are judged on understanding of community banking philosophy, accurate information, clear and concise sentences, logical organization, proper grammar, correct punctuation and spelling and conclusion/summary.

Amount: Up to $4,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: A list of participating banks and more information is available by email.
Website: http://www.cbai.com

Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship
Sponsor: National Air Transportation Foundation Meisinger Scholarship
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility: Applicants must be college students enrolled in an aviation program with a B or better GPA and residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois will be given preference. Students should be recommended by an aviation professional; independent applications are also considered.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Last Friday in November
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nata.aero

Darling International Inc. FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in one of the following agricultural degree programs: animal science, animal nutrition, agricultural business management or economics, livestock management or agriscience technician. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the students' activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/

Don E. and Charlotte Williams Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Students must provide evidence of leadership skills and willingness to achieve their academic goals. Descendants of former Don E. Williams Company employees will be given preference.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Dr. & Mrs. Yang Ho Rhee Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and plan to enroll full-time in a four-year program.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a novice ham radio license, be undergraduate or graduate students in electrical engineering, be residents of and attend schools in the ARRL Central Division (Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin) and be members of ARRL.

Amount: $500
Deadline: December 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be mailed in. They cannot be completed electronically.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program

Ella McKee Student Loan
Sponsor: Ella G. McKee Foundation
The First National Bank-Vandalia
Attention: Trust Department
Box 40
Vandalia, IL 62471
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Fayette County.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.thefnb.com/trust/student-loan-scholarships

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward degrees in one of the following areas of agriculture: agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant genetics, soil science, soil conservation, water conservation or public service and administration. Applicants must be residents of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: An application form is required.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/

Fastline Publications FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants may be from Iowa or Texas and working toward two-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Applicants may also be from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina and working toward four-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: An application form is required.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/

Fiesta del Sol Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship
Sponsor: Fiesta de Sol
Scholarship Committee
2026 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits at an accredited educational institution or graduating seniors who have been accepted to an accredited educational institution. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must either be residents of the Southwest side of Chicago, volunteers at Pilsen Neighbors Community Council/Fiesta del Sol or be sponsored by member institution of Gamaliel of Metro Chicago. Selection is based on demonstration of community service and financial need.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 16
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.fiestadelsol.org/scholarship/

Geisinger Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Michigan
College Administration
1221 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 2102
Eligibility: Students must be first year students entering the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must be from one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 4
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://scholarships.engin.umich.edu/new-students/

Gene S. Duke Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Students must be in the top half of their graduating class. Residents of Hampton, Illinois will be given preference.

Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois (Illinois Scholars Program)
Sponsor: Golden Apple Foundation
8 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors or college sophomores at one of the 53 partner universities in Illinois who are interested in teaching. There are a limited number of spots for college sophomores, and all college students must be nominated by a university liaison. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must commit to teaching in an Illinois school of need for five years after graduation.

Amount: Up to $23,000
Deadline: February
How to apply: Applications are available by calling 312-407-0433, extension 105.
Website: http://www.goldenapple.org

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
Sponsor: Greenhouse Scholars
1820 Folsom Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who reside and attend school in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York or North Carolina. They must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they must demonstrate leadership, perseverance and financial need. Their household income must be $70,000 a year or less. Winners participate in the Whole Person Program which includes Summer Symposium, Mentorship, Professional Networking, Impact and Internship programming and more!

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: November 19
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.greenhousescholars.org

Herman & Sarah Segal Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Students must enroll in a bachelor's degree program full-time and demonstrate a financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted into a nursing program or students who are already attending nursing school in Illinois. They must have financial need and a satisfactory academic record, character and activity record. Dependents of deceased or disabled veterans receive priority.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
P.O. Box 1326
Jacksonville, IL 62651
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time junior or senior level undergraduate students at colleges or universities in Illinois and must major in health, physical education, recreation or dance. Students must have been members of IAHPERD since December 1 of the previous year and may receive this award no more than twice.

Amount: $1,500-$2,000
Deadline: June 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, cover letter, resume, essay, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.iahperd.org/grants/scholarships

Illinois CPA Society Accounting Textbook Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois CPA Society
550 W. Jackson
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60661-5742
Eligibility: Applicants must be a college senior or graduate student for the upcoming academic year. Students must be an Illinois resident and be enrolled in an Illinois college or university. Applicants must also plan to sit for the CPA exam in Illinois within three years of date of application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.icpas.org

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
406 E. Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Eligibility: Applicants must be between 16 and 21 years of age as of the application deadline and have a diploma from an accredited high school or a GED by the end of the current school year. Students must be in the Subsidized Guardianship Program, or the department must have court-ordered legal guardianship or have had legal guardianship for the applicant before adoption was finalized. Recipients must attend an Illinois state community college or university.

Amount: Up to full tuition plus $511 monthly stipend
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript or copy of GED, SAT or ACT scores, three letters of recommendation and a college transcript (if applicable) are required.
Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/

Illinois Engineering Initiative Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
100 East Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Eligibility: Applicants must attend an Illinois university and be enrolled in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) and be of at least junior standing having earned not less than 60 semester hours credit by the application deadline. Students must have a B average or better in those courses which are accredited toward the engineering degree and show evidence of financial need.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://ilengineeringinitiative.org/

Illinois Oratorical Program Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion - Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Amount: $100-$2,000
Deadline: January
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the local American Legion Post or Illinois Department Headquarters.
Website: http://www.illegion.org/scholarships/

Iowa Student Loan Midwest Senior Scholarship
Sponsor: Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation
6805 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who are at least 13 years of age. Students must be a permanent resident of and enrolled in a high school located in one of the following states: Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri or Minnesota and who will attend an eligible U.S. college. Selection is based on a random drawing.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Application information is available online. Two online financial literacy tutorials, an online financial literacy assessment and a short essay are required.
Website: http://www.IowaStudentLoan.org/ISLMSS

Iowa-Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Students or their parent must be employed at a local new car dealership for at least one year. Applicants' involvement in community service and extracurricular activities will be taken into consideration. Students must show a financial need and provide two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: January 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

ISPE/M.E. Amstutz Memorial Award
Sponsor: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
100 East Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate juniors or seniors who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited engineering degree program at an Illinois college or university. They must have a B average or better in engineering coursework and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities and a personal essay.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 10
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://ilengineeringinitiative.org/

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship
Sponsor: Governor's Office of the State of Illinois
Dunn Fellowship Program
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Eligibility: Fellows must possess a bachelor's degree. Fellows will be assigned to various posts in the Governor's office or in an office under the Governor's jurisdiction.

Amount: $31,332 plus benefits
Deadline: March 17
How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.
Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/Pages/default.aspx

James M. and Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Inc.
50 Hurt Plaza
Suite 449
Atlanta, GA 30303
Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and they must have community service experience. Applicants must plan to obtain a degree in the arts and sciences, music, ministry or human services. Preference will be given to students from the following states: Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Adult students may also apply.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: January 22
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://cfgreateratlanta.org/atlevate/scholarships/

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program for Jewish college and graduate students
Sponsor: JVS Career & Employment/JCFS Chicago
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish. Students must have been born and raised in the metropolitan Chicago area, including Lake County, Indiana or have one year of continuous employment in the metropolitan Chicago area. Applicants must intend to remain in the Chicago area after graduating. Students must be entering an accredited graduate program, or their junior or senior year of an accredited undergrad program, with a major in a helping profession. Applicants must be full-time students. Students must have financial need and show promise in their field.

Amount: Up to $8,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.jcfs.org/jvs

Kankakee County Community Services Scholarship
Sponsor: Kankakee County Community Services
657 East Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Eligibility: Applicants must be from low-income families and plan to attend a college in the state of Illinois.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://kccsi-cap.org/education/#scholarship

Kelly Marie McQuate Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Students must demonstrate a financial need and provide evidence of work experience and participation in community or school activities.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/

Kids and Community Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Connor Group
10510 North Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45342
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university with a combined family income of $75,000 or less. Students must live in one of the following markets: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham and Tampa.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://connorgroup.com/kids-and-community/scholarship/

Kleinschmidt Charitable Foundation Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must live in Rock Island County and be a graduating senior or currently enrolled in college. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and show a financial need. Applicants who are enrolled in nurses' training or attending college in Rock Island County will be given preference. Students will be evaluated based on work experience, school and/or community activities.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084-5145
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be studying engineering and/or science at their chosen school. Applicants must have permanent residence in the NACE Central Area which includes the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: January 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and scholarship essay questions are required.
Website: http://nace-foundation.org/programs/students/scholarships/

Ligino Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Students must have a 3.0 GPA and provide evidence of work experience and school or community activities. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need. Preference given to those who pursue a degree in the field of education, business, basketball or track/field.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

M. Josephine O'Neil Arts Award
Sponsor: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization
c/o Athena Columbus
8127 North Oketo Avenue
Niles, IL 60714-2941
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents and be sophomores at an accredited community college or current or upcoming juniors at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or the literary arts.

Amount: Up to $6,000
Deadline: January 9
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.
Website: http://www.deltakappagamma.org/IL

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/

Mellinger Scholarships
Sponsor: Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Inc.
1025 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 770
Monmouth, IL 61462
Eligibility: Applicants must live in western Illinois or eastern Iowa, submit the FAFSA form and demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited university. Awards are based on academic achievement. Part-time students are also eligible for scholarships, and loans are also available to graduate students.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available by mail or online. Application forms are only available from February 1 to May 1 each year.
Website: http://www.mellinger.org

MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/

MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship
Sponsor: Medical Group Management Association
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). They must be residents of one of the MGMA Midwest Section states, namely Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin. They must be undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program that is related to medical practice management (such as public health, business administration or health care administration). Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.
Website: https://mgma.com/career-pathways/career-advancement/career-resources/scholarships

MIA/POW Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
Attn.: MIA/POW Scholarship Program
833 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62794
Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of veterans who reside in the State of Illinois at the time of entry into Active duty and who meet one of five criteria. Students must provide proof of registration or acceptance letter to college or university. Selection is based on overall strength of application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Year-round
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/benefits/Pages/education.aspx

Michael Curry Summer Internship Program
Sponsor: Governor's Office of the State of Illinois Michael Curry Summer Internship Program
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents. Recipients work full-time in an agency under the jurisdiction of the Governor for 10 weeks during the summer.

Amount: $1,346 stipend
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.
Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/Pages/default.aspx

Mike Condon Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must have a 2.25 GPA and plan to enroll full-time. Students must be currently enrolled in college or graduating seniors. Applicants who have participated in construction-related activities or curriculum will be given preference.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Monetary Award Program (MAP)
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Illinois, enrolled at a MAP-approved Illinois institution and carry a minimum of three hours per term. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 1
How to apply: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Website: http://www.dph.illinois.gov

Morency Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited educational institution. Preference will be given to students who enroll in a manufacturing program and those who have been in foster care.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Northrop Grumman Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers
130 East Randolph Street
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60601
Eligibility: Scholarships are available for students living in each of Maryland's 23 counties, one scholarship for a student living in the city of Baltimore and two scholarships for applicants living in specific counties/communities from the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Utah or Virginia. Applicants must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://swe.org/scholarships/

Nursing Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents, having lived in the state for one year prior to applying and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an approved nursing program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients must agree to work as a nurse in Illinois after graduation.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.dph.illinois.gov

Our First Amendment Freedoms Art and Essay Contest
Sponsor: Anti-Defamation League Midwest
120 South LaSalle
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60603
Eligibility: Applicants must be 6th to 12th grade students in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Students must submit an essay or artwork related to the First Amendment. Selection is based on the overall strength of the submission.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: December 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://chicago.adl.org/fivefreedoms/

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Regions Bank
1900 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who live or attend an accredited college in states with Regions branches. Students must write an essay about a Black American individual who has been an inspiration.

Amount: $3,500-$5,000
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.regions.com/ridingforward

Richard D. Wiegers Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 2607
Springfield, IL 62708
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents who are attending an Illinois college or university. They must be graduate students who are majoring in business or undergraduate students who are majoring in business, finance or pre-law studies. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, references and financial need.

Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, two reference letters, a personal statement and course of study outline are required.
Website: http://www.ilreef.org

Richard J. Collins Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Road
Suite 100
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Eligibility: Applicants must prove to be good stewards of their community and have participated in middle or high school sports in Moline School District #40. Preference will be given to students whose parent or grandparent was a student of Richard J. Collins.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

Scholarships in Mathematics Education
Sponsor: Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics
ICTM Scholarship
c/o Sue and Randy Pippen
24807 Winterberry Lane
Plainfield, IL 60585
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Illinois postsecondary institution in an undergraduate mathematics education curriculum that provides preparation for becoming a teacher. They must be rising juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 9
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, lesson planning form, personal essay, two recommendation letters and a transcript are required.
Website: http://www.ictm.org/

Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have an active amateur radio license in any class. Students must be enrolled in an Illinois university or technical school for undergraduate study. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is preferred.

Amount: $500
Deadline: December 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program

Therapy Materials Vault Scholarship
Sponsor: Therapy Materials Vault
1765 North Elston
Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60642
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently admitted to or attending graduate school to become speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, behavior analysts, physical therapists or related professionals. Students must be attending a school or have a permanent address in one of the following Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio or Wisconsin. Applicants must have exceptional personality, clinical skills and character and be committed to work in a private practice setting with the pediatric population. Short essays on provided topics, a personal statement, short video and resume are required to be submitted.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Rolling Basis
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://therapymaterialsvault.com/scholarship/

Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship
Sponsor: Township Officials of Illinois
3217 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors attending an Illinois college or university in the fall and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 21
How to apply: Applications are available online in January.
Website: http://www.toi.org