• Current Scholarship Opportunities

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award
Description For high school seniors who are US citizens
Award Amount Ranges from $1,000 to $12,500
Deadline November 14, 2022
URL https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
Education Matters Scholarship Contest
Description For US students age 14 and up. Write and essay on the following prompt: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less)
Award Amount $5,000
Deadline November 30, 2022
URL https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship
Bachus & Schanker, LLC Essay Scholarship
Description Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline November 30, 2022 & July 30, 2023
URL https://www.coloradolaw.net/scholarship/
Ron Brown Scholars Program
Description African-American high school seniors who excel academically, who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, and participate in community service activities.
Award Amount Scholars are awarded $40,000 ($10,000 per year for academic expenses)
Deadline January 9, 2023
URL https://ronbrown.org/apply/ron-brown-scholarship/
AvaCAre Medical Scholarship
Description For high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are pursuing a degree in the medical field. This scholarship is awarded annually to one submission that tells about an inspiring act of kindness.
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline December 15, 2022
URL https://www.avacaremedical.com/scholarship
Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship
Description For high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc.
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline December 15, 2022
URL https://medicalscrubscollection.com/scholarship-program
McDonald's Hacer National Scholarship
Description For high school seniors with a minimum 2.8 GPA with at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
Award Amount From $5,000 to $100,000
Deadline opens Fall 2022, deadline estimated February 2023
URL https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
DoSomething.org Scholarships
Description For those 25 years old or younger on different topics like: mental health, social justice, community health, and more. Each scholarship has different submission requirements.
Award Amount
Deadline varies by scholarship
URL https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships
Driver Education Initiative Scholarship
Description High school students who write an essay of at least 500 words from the given prompts.
Award Amount $3,000
Deadline November 30, 2022
URL https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/
Regeneron Science Talent Search
Description The Regeneron Science Talent Search is open to especially talented high school seniors. Students will be given the challenge of conducting independent science, math, or engineering research. To be considered, You must submit a maximum 20 - page research report explaining your experiments and conclusions. Research must be the work of a single individual; group and team projects are not eligible.
Award Amount up to $250,000
Deadline November 9, 2022
URL https://www.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/
Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship
Description Any student, including DACA recipients, who is pursuing a career in the beauty industry
Award Amount $2,500
Deadline March 1, 2023
URL https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/cosmetology-school-scholarships
Bhad Scholarships
Description High school Seniors who are looking to apply to trade schools
Award Amount From $1,000 to $10,000
Deadline n/a
URL https://bhadscholarships.com/
A. Franklin Pilchard Scholarship
Description Illinois high school seniors that have at least a 3.0 GPA who will be attending a college or university in Illinois. There must be a financial need as determined by the scholarship foundation.
Award Amount Up to $8,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years.
Deadline Application and all supplemental materials must be received by the foundation prior to November 15
URL For the application and additional information about this scholarship, please email Mr. Eisenbraun
George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship
Description For Cook County high school Seniors with an unwieghted GPA of at least 3.0 with a demonstrated financial need who will be enrolling as a first-time, full-time student in the Fall working otwards a Bachelor's degree
Award Amount $10,000 per year for four years
Deadline opens November 2022, estimated deadline February 1, 2023
URL https://www.pullmanfoundation.org/apply/
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
Description For high school seniors who will be enrolling full-time in an accredited two-or-four year institution for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry and demonstrate a need for financial support.
Award Amount $1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year ins
Deadline November 30, 2022
URL https://www.ushli.org/dr-juan-andrade-scholarship-for-young-hispanic-leaders/
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Description For high school Seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, their community, or workplace.
Award Amount varies up to $25,000
Deadline opens Fall 2022. until 10,000 applications or estimated deadline December 14, 2022
URL https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars Program
Description High school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, in the workplace, and within their community.
Award Amount up to $42,000 per scholar
Deadline opens Fall 20222, estimated deadline 1/6/2023
URL https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Big Future Scholarships
Description For high school seniors who will be attending a college or universoty no later than Fall 2023
Award Amount up to $40,000
Deadline October 31, 2022
URL https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships?excmpid=oc461-st-20-ss
Common App Scholarship
Description For high school seniors attending college by Fall of 2023. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above during last academic year. Must write an essay of 700 words or less on one of the Common App prompts
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline December 31, 2022
URL https://scholarshipguidance.com/common-app-scholarship-application
10 Words or Less Scholarship
Description Students who will be attending a college or university in Fall of 2023. In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $1,000 scholarship AND Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to "Like" thier Facebook page at facebook.com/myscholarships. Note they will only read the answers provided by people that have "Liked" their page. See link for additional details.
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline November 15, 2022
URL https://studentscholarships.org/easy.php
National Space Club Scholarship
Description For high school seniors whio have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields
Award Amount $15,000
Deadline November 15, 2022
URL https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Description For students between the ages of 16-25 with a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
Award Amount $500
Deadline November 15, 2022
URL https://odenzascholarships.com/
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
Description For high-achieving high school seniors, who have financial need and a plan to attend a 4-year college or university. Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Award Amount Up to $55,000 per year.
Deadline November 17, 2022
URL https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
Barbara Lotze Scholarshpis for Future Teachers
Description For high school seniors who plan a course of studty leading to a career in teaching physics in high school.
Award Amount $3,000
Deadline December 1, 2022
URL https://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm
American Rocketry Challenge
Description Be a part of a team of 3-10 students in grades 9-12. Build a model rocket that carries one large hen egg to an altitude of 850 feet, stays airborne for between 42 and 45 seconds ans returns to the ground safely.
Award Amount $20,000
Deadline December 1, 2022
URL https://rocketcontest.org/
Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Ecolab HS Senior Scholarship
Description Top high school senior science students seeking degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or High School Chemistry Teaching.
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline March 3, 2023
URL https://www.cicil.net/ecolab-scholarship-high-school-seniors
Illinois Chemical Foundation Lupita Turriff Hispanic Student Scholarship Program
Description all Hispanic students in Illinois seeking a college degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or High School Chemistry Teaching.
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline March 3, 2023
URL https://www.cicil.net/lupita-turriff-hispanic-student-scholarship
Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship
Description Top high school senior science students seeking degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or High School Chemistry Teaching.
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline March 3, 2023
URL https://www.cicil.net/high-school-scholarship-application
Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI)
Description HS Seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA who will be attending an HBCU for their college education and are pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, evirnmental health & sustainability, or other related chemical-inductry fields.
Award Amount $10,000 per year for 4 years
Deadline January 31, 2023
URL https://futureofstemscholars.org/fossi
Penguin Random House US Creative Writing Awards
Description For high school seniors. To be considered, you must submit one original literary composition in English in the genre of poetry, spoken word, fiction / drama, or a personal essay / memoir.
Award Amount $10,000
Deadline February 1, 2023
URL https://social-impact.penguinrandomhouse.com/our-awards/u-s-creative-writing-awards/
Paradigm Challenge
Description The Paradigm Challenge is an ongoing competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.
Award Amount up to $100,000
Deadline May 1, 2023
URL https://www.projectparadigm.org/#mid=&offset=&page=&s=
MCSF Scholarship program
Description High school seniors who are the children and possibly grandchildren of active or veteran Marine or Navy Corps members.
Award Amount varies up to $30,000
Deadline March 1, 2023
URL https://www.mcsf.org/
Burger King Scholars Award
Description High school seniors who have a GPA 2.5 or higher. Candidates academic record, and participation in school and community activities are considered.
Award Amount varies, with a top prize of $50,000
Deadline December 15, 2022
URL www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php
Paramount Tall Club of Chicago Scholarship
Description High School seniors who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college in the fall of 2020 and meet the height requirement. The minimum height requirements are 5’10” for females and 6’2” for males.
Award Amount $750
Deadline Opens Winter 2022 with submission deadline in mid-February 2023
URL https://tallclubchicago.org/scholarship-information/
Visionary Scholarship
Description Open to all high school students
Award Amount up to $2,500
Deadline June 1, 2023
URL https://americancollegefoundation.org/
Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Description High school students in grades 9-12 who have any volunteer activity that has been undertaken within the last 12 months and that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in your school or community.
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline January 31, 2023
URL https://pprize.princeton.edu/
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
Description All high school juniors & seniors. There is an 500-1000 word essay on the following prompt: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline June 10, 2023
URL http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php
Horatio Alger State Scholarships
Description High school juniors. Please see websire for additional requirements
Award Amount $10,000
Deadline Application window: December 1, 2022-March 15, 2023
URL https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship
Description High school Seniors/Undergraduate and Graduate students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related life science.
Award Amount up to $10,000
Deadline TBD - Spring of 2023
URL https://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/home/life-science/antibodies/thermo-fisher-scientific-antibody-scholarship-program.html
UNICO National Scholarship Program
Description varies by scholarship
Award Amount up to $6,000
Deadline 4/15/2023
URL https://www.unico.org/scholarships
AES Engineers Scholarship
Description To motivated students to help in the furthering of their education, regardless of major
Award Amount $500
Deadline October 8, 2023
URL https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
Description High school Seniors who are accepted into a college, university, or trade school
Award Amount $500
Deadline November 30, 2022
URL https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/
Ayn Rand Essay Contests
Description High school Juniors & Seniors
Award Amount up to $5,000
Deadline April 27, 2023
URL https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/
Novus Biologicals Scholarships
Description For students pursuing a education in a Science-related field.
Award Amount $1,500
Deadline December 8, 2022 & July 19, 2023
URL https://www.novusbio.com/scholarship-program.html#faq
Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship
Description High school seniors. Provided annually to young women who show interest in and strong potential for a successful career in science and technology. Film a three–minute educational video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about.
Award Amount Full-tuition
Deadline December 13, 2022
URL https://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/#apply
PixelPlex Bi-annual STEM Scholarship
Description High school seniors that will be enrolling in a college or university whose field of study is related to STEM fields, economics, or business.
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline December 5, 2022 & June 5, 2023
URL https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
Description High school juniors & seniors working to make a difference in their school or community.
Award Amount Participation in a week-long, all-expenses paid Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. & paid internship at a local non-profit.
Deadline January 13, 2023
URL https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/student-leaders?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA
Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award Sweepstakes
Description US high school students 16 or older. Winners will be drawn on multiple occasions
Award Amount $5,000
Deadline January 31, 2023
URL https://www.discover.com/student-loans/college-planning/scholarships/award
Chicago Wolves Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship
Description Open to high school students in Illinois who complete the application and essay
Award Amount $7,500
Deadline Opens Winter 2022 through mid March 2023
URL https://www.chicagowolves.com/community/scholarships-rewards/tim-breslin-memorial-scholarship/
Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship
Description Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an annual adjusted gross family income of $63,000 or less, and residence in Illinois’ Cook, Dupage, Kane, Lake, or Will counties for at least six months.
Award Amount Varies by award. Multiple awards given up to $10,000
Deadline Application window January through March 2023
URL https://www.palumbofoundation.org/scholarship-program/