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Illinois Scholarships

Illinois General Assembly Scholarships Members of the General Assembly can award these scholarships to members of their legislative district. Contact your General Assembly representative directly.

Merit Recognition Scholarships This is a one time $1000 scholarship for Illinois students who either in the top 5% of their high school class at the end of the 3rd semester before graduation or who scored in the top 5% of Illinois students in one of the college entrance tests during the same time period.

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarships African American/Black, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American students who plan to become teachers may be eligible for this $5000 yearly scholarship. Recipients must commit to teaching in an approved Illinois school with at least a 30% minority enrollment. There is a one year commitment for each year that the scholarship is received.

Illinois Future Teachers Corps Program Students in at least their junior year in an Illinois college/university who is planning on teaching in an Illinois school upon graduation and is accepted or enrolled in the Teacher Education Program may be eligible for a scholarship from the Illinois Future Teachers Corps Program. Recipients must agree to teach in a public, private, or parochial Illinois preschool, or public elementary or secondary school for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

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