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Scholarship
Renewable
Deadline

Oratorical Contest Scholarship

No
December

Sponsored by

American Legion - Illinois

Location

P.O. Box 2910
Bloomington, IL 61702

Contact Info

hdq@illegion.org
(309) 663-0361

Application

Applicant must attend an accredited high school in Illinois and compete in the state oratorical contest.

Additional Information

Deadline:
December
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
High school junior, High school senior
Renewable:
N

Merit Recognition Scholarship

No
October 1

Sponsored by

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Location

1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact Info

collegezone@isac.org
(800) 899-4722

Application

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and a resident of Illinois who ranks in the top 5% of their class at the end of the seventh semester. Applicant must attend an approved Illinois post-secondary institution as an undergraduate on at least a part-time basis, comply with Selective Service (draft) registration requirements, and claim the award within one year of high school graduation.

Additional Information

Deadline:
October 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
N

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

No
March 1

Sponsored by

Colorado State University

Contact Info

jeanne.snyder@colostate.edu
(970) 491-2599

Application

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

Additional Information

Deadline:
March 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
Renewable:
N

Nonresident Incentive Tuition Waiver

Yes
February 1 (priority)

Sponsored by

Oklahoma State University

Application

Applicant must be a nonresident of Oklahoma, have high GPA and ACT scores, and be the child or grandchild of OSU alumni/ae.

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 1 (priority)
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Sun Devil Scholarship

Yes
December 1

Sponsored by

Arizona State University

Contact Info

scholarships@asu.edu
(480) 965-1139

Application

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, High school senior
Renewable:
Y

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Yes
December 1

Sponsored by

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Contact Info

cheweb@lsu.edu

Application

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1
Minimum GPA:
3
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
Y

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Yes
December 1

Sponsored by

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Contact Info

cheweb@lsu.edu

Application

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1
Minimum GPA:
3
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
Y

Admissions Academic Scholarship - Non-Resident

Yes
March 1

Sponsored by

University of Central Florida

Location

Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 160111
Orlando, FL

Contact Info


(407) 823-3000

Application

Applicant must not be a Florida resident.

Additional Information

Deadline:
March 1
Minimum GPA:
3
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Amigo Scholarship

Yes
February 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)

Sponsored by

University of New Mexico

Contact Info

agonzale@unm.edu
(505) 277-6090

Application

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA with minimum composite ACT score of 23 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1070) or have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA with a minimum composite ACT score of 26 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1170). Applicant must not be from New Mexico.

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)
Minimum GPA:
4
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

UA Scholar

December 1

Sponsored by

University of Alabama

Location

University of Alabama Scholarships
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Contact Info

financialaid@ua.edu
(205) 348-1556

Application

Applicant must be an out-of=state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 30 and 31 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1330 and 1390).

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1
Minimum GPA:
4
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman

University President's Club Non-Resident Scholarship

Yes
February 1

Sponsored by

University of Utah

Location

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
105 Student Services Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Contact Info

scholarship@sa.utah.edu
(801) 581-6211

Application

Applicant must be a non-resident high school senior who will be an entering freshman. Selection will be based upon GPA and ACT/SAT scores, as well as proven leadership abilities, activities, and accomplishments.

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Non-Resident Academic Full Tuition Scholarship

Yes
February 1

Sponsored by

University of Utah

Location

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
105 Student Services Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Contact Info

scholarship@sa.utah.edu
(801) 581-6211

Application

Applicant must be a nonresident of Utah. Selection is based upon GPA, test scores, leadership, activities, and accomplishments.

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Non-Resident Academic Partial Tuition Scholarship

No
February 1

Sponsored by

University of Utah

Location

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
105 Student Services Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Contact Info

scholarship@sa.utah.edu
(801) 581-6211

Application

Applicant must be a high school senior who will be an entering freshman and who is not a resident of Utah. Selection is based upon scholastic record.

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
High school senior
Renewable:
N

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship

Yes
March 15

Sponsored by

Italian Catholic Federation

Location

8393 Capwell Drive, Suite 110
Oakland, CA 94621

Contact Info

info@icf.org
(510) 633-9058

Application

Applicant must be Roman Catholic, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and be a resident of California, Nevada, Arizona, or an Illinois city where branches of the Federation are established. Applicant must be wholly or partially of Italian ancestry or be the child or grandchild of an ICF member. If the applicant is a child or grandchild of an ICF member, they do not have to live where Branches of the Federation are established. Letters of recommendation, financial need, and participation in church and community activities required.

Additional Information

Deadline:
March 15
Minimum GPA:
3
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Undergraduate Scholarship for Full-Time Students of Swiss Descent

Yes
March 6

Sponsored by

Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago

Application

Applicant must be of Swiss descent, live in Illinois or southern Wisconsin, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. High school seniors must have a minimum composite ACT score of 26 (combined SAT score of 1050). Application must be requested between November 15 and February 1.

Additional Information

Deadline:
March 6
Minimum GPA:
4
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
Y

Illinois American Legion Scholarship

No
March 15

Sponsored by

American Legion - Illinois

Location

P.O. Box 2910
Bloomington, IL 61702

Contact Info

hdq@illegion.org
(309) 663-0361

Application

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a member of an American Legion post in Illinois and have attended high school in Illinois. Selection is based upon scholarship and financial need.

Additional Information

Deadline:
March 15
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
N

Boy Scout Scholarship

No
April 30

Sponsored by

American Legion - Illinois

Location

P.O. Box 2910
Bloomington, IL 61702

Contact Info

hdq@illegion.org
(309) 663-0361

Application

Applicant must be a qualified Senior Boy Scout or Explorer, be a resident of Illinois, and submit a 500-word essay on the Legion's Americanism and Boy Scout programs.

Additional Information

Deadline:
April 30
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
N

Scholarship for New Nebraskans

Yes
January 15

Sponsored by

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Location

14th and R Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588

Contact Info


(402) 472-2030

Application

Applicant must not be a resident of Nebraska.

Additional Information

Deadline:
January 15
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

National Scholars Program

Yes
June 1

Sponsored by

Eastern Michigan University

Location

403 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Contact Info

fyates@emich.edu
(734) 487-3442

Application

Applicant must not be a resident of Michigan or Ohio.

Additional Information

Deadline:
June 1
Minimum GPA:
3
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study
Renewable:
Y

Mark Twain Nonresident Scholarship

Yes
August 15

Sponsored by

University of Missouri - Columbia

Location

11 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Contact Info


800 225-6075 (in-state), 573 882-3795

Application

Applicant must rank in top 50% of graduating high school class, have a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT I score of 1210), and be a resident of any state except Missouri.

Additional Information

Deadline:
August 15
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Harbert Memorial Scholarship

Yes
March 1

Sponsored by

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Contact Info

finaid@siue.edu
(618) 650-3880

Application

Applicant must be a graduate of Centralia High School in Illinois and submit academic records, letters of recommendation, and list of student activates.

Additional Information

Deadline:
March 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
Y

Out-of-State Collegiate Scholar

December 1

Sponsored by

University of Alabama

Location

University of Alabama Scholarships
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Contact Info

financialaid@ua.edu
(205) 348-1556

Application

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score between 28 and 29 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1250-1320).

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1
Minimum GPA:
4
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman

Out-of-State Presidential Scholar

December 1

Sponsored by

University of Alabama

Location

University of Alabama Scholarships
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Contact Info

financialaid@ua.edu
(205) 348-1556

Application

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 32 and 36 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1400 and 1600).

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1
Minimum GPA:
4
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman

Out-of-State Capstone Scholar

December 1

Sponsored by

University of Alabama

Location

University of Alabama Scholarships
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Contact Info

financialaid@ua.edu
(205) 348-1556

Application

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1210 and 1240).

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1
Minimum GPA:
4
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman

University Scholar Award

Yes
December 1 (admittance date)

Sponsored by

Northern Illinois University

Location

Student Financial Aid Office
Swen Parson 245
Dekalb, IL 60115

Contact Info

finaid@niu.edu
(815) 753-1395

Application

Applicant must rank in top 5% of their secondary school class or have a minimum 3.75 GPA with a minimum composite ACT score of 33.

Additional Information

Deadline:
December 1 (admittance date)
Minimum GPA:
4
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Out-of-State Grant

Yes
None

Sponsored by

Baker University

Application

Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a resident of any state except Kansas. FAFSA is required.

Additional Information

Deadline:
None
Minimum GPA:
2
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
Y

Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship

No
February 1

Sponsored by

American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.

Location

225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111

Contact Info

foundation@arrl.org

Application

Applicant must have an amateur radio license. Preference is given to residents of Illinois studying in the state. Award may be granted to an Indiana or Wisconsin applicant if not qualified Illinois applicant applies.

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
N

Chicago FM Club Scholarship

No
February 1

Sponsored by

American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.

Location

225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111

Contact Info

foundation@arrl.org

Application

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or within three months of citizenship and have at least a technician class amateur radio license. Preference is given to residents of Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin (FCC Ninth Call District).

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
N

Service Foundation Scholarship

Yes
March 1

Sponsored by

AMVETS, Illinois Department

Contact Info

offmgr@amvets.com
(217) 528-4713

Application

Applicant must be an Illinois high school senior who has taken the ACT. Applicant must be the unmarried child of a member of the Armed Forces or of a veteran who served after September 15, 1940 and was honorably discharged.

Additional Information

Deadline:
March 1
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman
Renewable:
Y

Out-of-State Tuition Assistance Scholarship

Yes
February 15

Sponsored by

University of Idaho

Location

Student Financial Aid Services
P.O. Box 444291
Moscow, ID 83844-4291

Contact Info

finaid@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-6312

Application

Applicant must show academic ability and not be a resident of Idaho.

Additional Information

Deadline:
February 15
Study Areas:
general
Enrollment Level:
College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Renewable:
Y
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