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Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Approximately 100.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Doctoral Students, All Undergrads, College Graduate Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Illinois
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent, Spouse.
Military Branch: U.S. Armed Forces.
Other Descriptors: POW, MIA, Deceased, Disabled.
Other Comments: Applicants must be dependent of a person who was an Illinois resident at the time he or she entered active duty and has been declared to be a prisoner of war, missing in action, dead as a result of a service-connected disability, or disabled with a 100 percent disability as the result of a service-connected cause as recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. Department of Defense. Official certification must be submitted with the application.
Application Requirements: Application Form, Transcript, Proper Documentation of Proof
Contact: Tracy Smith at (217) 782-3564 OR visit the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs website.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/407_769.htm


Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Bonus Incentive Grant

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Approximately 1,200;
Deadline: Between August and May 30 of the academic year.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All Undergrads, HS Seniors and Foreign Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Illinois
Student Attends School In: Illinois
Other Comments: Grants are available to Illinois college students who have Illinois College Savings Bonds. Applicants may attend an Illinois two- or four-year university or college. Please visit the website listed for more information and complete eligibility requirements.
Application Requirements: Application Form
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website:
http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/596_1385.htm

Illinois Future Teacher Corps (IFTC) Program

Amount: Tuition, fees, room and board, or $5,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable;
Deadline: May 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
GPA: 2.5
Residency: Illinois
Other Comments: This scholarship was formerly the David A. DeBolt Teacher Shortage Scholarship Program. This scholarship is generally designated for financially needed students who are pursuing education in a teacher shortage discipline. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Application Requirements: Application Form, Financial Need Analysis
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/407_660.htm

Grant Program for Dependents of Correctional Officers

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Illinois
Student Attends School In: Illinois
Other Comments: This grant is intended for Spouses or children of Illinois Department of Corrections officers who were killed or became at least 90 percent disabled in the line of duty The Illinois Veteran Grant Program pays tuition and fees at Illinois public universities and community colleges on behalf of qualifies veterans.
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/596_1387.htm

Grant Program for Dependents of Police or Fire Officers

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Illinois
Student Attends School In: Illinois
Other Comments: This grant is intended for Spouses or children of Illinois police or fire officers who were killed or became at least 90 percent disabled in the line of duty may be eligible for the Grant Program for Dependents of Police or Fire Officers. The Illinois Veteran Grant Program pays tuition and fees at Illinois public universities and community colleges on behalf of qualifies veterans.
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/596_1389.htm

Illinois National Guard Grant

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: Before Oct. 1
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads, College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Illinois
Military Service:
Person serving: Student.
Military Branch: National Guard.
Other Comments: Applicants must be Illinois National Guard personnel. Tuition and a variety of fees are paid by this grant for eight semesters or twelve quarters of either graduate study or undergraduate study at a public, two- or four-year, university or college.
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/596_1381.htm

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver

Amount: Tuition Waiver
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: February 15.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
Residency: Illinois
Student Attends School In: Illinois
Other Comments: Recipients of the waiver must teach in Illinois if they do not meet this requirement the waiver becomes a loan and is expected to be re-paid. Please visit the website below for more information.
Application Requirements: Application Form. Please visit the website below to determine the complete eligibility requirements.
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/677.htm

Illinois Veteran Grant

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Illinois
Student Attends School In: Illinois
Military Service:
Person serving: Student.
Other Descriptors: Veteran.
Other Comments: There is a long list of eligibility requirements for this grant. Please visit the website listed to find out more information and complete eligibility requirements.
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/596_1383.htm

Merit Recognition Scholarship

Amount: $1,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on academic merit
Deadline: June 15.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Class Rank Percentile: Top 5%
Residency: Illinois
Student Graduated From: Illinois High Schools
Application Requirements: ACT Scores, SAT Scores
Contact: There is no student application to complete for the MRS Program – by taking one of the standardized tests or achieving a cumulative GPA as stated under the eligibility requirements listed on the website below, a student is automatically considered for this scholarship. High school counselors submit information to ISAC for the selection process.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/407_649.htm


Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship

Amount: Tuition, fees, room and board or $5,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: May 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
GPA: 2.5
Ethnicity/Heritage: All Minorities
Residency: Illinois
Other Comments: Students who are planning to become preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers and are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin may qualify Full-time undergraduate students at sophomore year or above who are pursuing a degree in education must agree to work one year for each year they receive financial assistance, in an area which has 30 percent or more minority students. If recipients do not fulfill these requirements, the award becomes a loan to be paid back.
Application Requirements: Application Form
Contact: Please visit the website below to determine application procedures and access to download an application.
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/416_947.htm

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