Illinois ScholarshipsIllinois General Assembly Scholarships This scholarship was eliminated by the Illinois Legislature 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 $5,000 yearly scholarship. Eligible students will be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, Illinois residents, be enrolled as at least a haalf-time student and maintain a 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA. There may be other requirements and qualifications. 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. Check the MTI webpage for more details.
Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program Funding for the Illinois Future Teacher Corps has been moved to the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, see below. 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.
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program The Golden Apple Foundation will provide a list of eligible applicants to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Awards are determined by the student's academic level. Maximum award for freshmen and sophomores is $2,500 per year. Juniors and seniors may qualify for up to $5,000 per year. For more information, visit the Golden Apple Scholars page.
You can find more information on these scholarships at https://www.isac.org/isac-gift-assistance-programs/.
The Scholarship & Grant Guide