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Scholarships for African-American Students in Illinois

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You may already know that local scholarships have fewer applicants than national scholarships and therefore those who qualify also have a better chance to win.  When you pair local scholarships with other eligibility requirements like family backgrounds or areas of interest, the odds are even better!

The following list of scholarships is for African American students living in the great Midwestern state of Illinois.   As with any scholarship, make sure to check any additional eligibility requirements for each scholarships and, most importantly, if you’re eligible–APPLY!

Taus Community Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 1

This scholarship is for female African American graduations seniors from Winnebago county with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be involved in their community and school.

 

AKA Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 24

This scholarship is for African American high school seniors who reside and attend school in the Englewood, Bronzeville, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, or Washington Park communities in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 1

This scholarship is for African American high school seniors who are residents of Chicago, Illinois. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be graduating in the class of 2015, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and plan to attend a four-year college or university. Applicants also must be attending an eligible school; see website for details. There is no citizenship requirement.

 

Alpha Gamma Pi Sorority Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29

This scholarship is for African American women who reside in Illinois. Awards are given to students who demonstrate the four principles of: Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood.

 

Illinois CPA Society Herman J. Neal Scholarship Program

Deadline: Apr 1

his scholarship is for African American accounting majors. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be permanently residing in Illinois and enrolled in an Illinois college/university. Applicants must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students, have a 3.0 GPA, plan to sit for the CPA Exam in Illinois within three years of application date, and demonstrate a course of study that reflects this goal.

 

Chicago “DODO” Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Educational Assistance Award

Deadline: Feb 29

This scholarship is for African-American high school seniors in Chicago, Illinois, who will attend an accredited institution at a full-time student in the fall of the succeeding school year.

 

National African American Insurance Association Chicago Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 1

This scholarship is for African American high school seniors from the Chicagoland area in Illinois. All majors may apply; however, preference will be given to students who plan to study insurance, risk management, business, computer science, actuarial science, or finance.

 

CABJ Award Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31

This scholarship is for African Americans who are student members of the National Association of Black Journalists. Applicants must be journalism majors.

 

Sisters Investing in Souls (SIS) College Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Illinois who are African-American high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an accredited college.

 

Lucien and Christine Nesbitt Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in the community foundation service area, which includes Moultrie, Piatt, Coles, Douglas, Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, Vermilion, and Edgar Counties in Illinois. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have committed themselves to the pursuance of outstanding citizenship in the area of human relations and scholarship of African-American students.

 

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