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The Costs of Becoming a Teacher in Illinois 

Did you know the College of Education offers financial assistance to students who plan on pursuing a teaching certificate or license?  The estimated costs to become a teacher in Illinois is $ 1,145 over three years.  For more information on obtaining financial assistance, please contact the Dean’s office at 773.995.4457. 

A Better Chance Scholarships

Chance offers a variety of scholarships for African American college students.

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Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) teen division awards three college-bound students with scholarships. The scholarships are for $5,000, $500 and $250. To enter, students must submit an autobiography and a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay addressing Alzheimer's and its impact.

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American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) offers two scholarships for students. The first type is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to 10 high school seniors, and the second type is a $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to five students.

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APS Minority Scholarship (Physics)

The American Physical Society (APS) offers scholarships to African American, Hispanic and Native American students planning on majoring in physics to help increase the amount of unrepresented minorities studying physics.

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Art and Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art and Writing awards are for students in grades 7-12. Students can apply across 28 art and writing categories.

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Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) annually awards 25 students pursuing science, math, engineering and technology degrees with $10,000 scholarships.

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Coca-Cola Scholarships

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation offers annual scholarships of $3.4 million dollars to over 1,400 college students.

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 Davidson Fellows Scholarships

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship annually awards students, ages 18 and under who have completed "significant work," with $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships. Application categories include math, science, literature, music, technology, outside the box and philosophy.

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Disabled War Veterans Scholarships

The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers merit-based scholarships to students on active duty in military roles. These scholarships are worth $2,500 and are available to veterans enrolled as college freshman, sophomores, juniors and part-time students.

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Elks National Foundation Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation offers three scholarship programs, which amount to about $3.64 million annually in awards. All applications must first go through an Elks Lodge in order to be considered.

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Engineering School Scholarships

The Engineering Education Service Center (ESC) offers several engineering school scholarship possibilities for students. These include the SMART Scholarship, to increase the number of students studying science, math and research for transformation, and The Next Generation Scholarship Fund.

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Federation of Musicians Scholarships

The American Federation of Musicians offers several scholarships to college-bound students.

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Gates Millennium Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholarship is an annual scholarship honoring 1,000 students. It helps cover education costs by offering students self-help aid, graduate school funding and leadership development programs, among others.

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HOPE Scholarships and Lifetime Learning Credits

The HOPE Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship. It is offered to students in their first two years of college to help make higher education more feasible.

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

Jackie Robinson's legacy continues in the form of a scholarship, which awards college-bound African American students up to $7,500 to attend college.

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Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship

The Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship helps foster academic leadership to create tomorrow's leaders by offering an annual scholarship to qualifying students..

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LAGRANT Scholarships (Minorities, Public Relations and Other)

The LAGRANT Foundation annually awards 20 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students earning degrees in marketing, advertising, and public relations.

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Louis E. McDonald Trust

The funding is to provide education scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying Education at Chicago State Univesity.

Major Scholarships and Fellowships

Major Scholarships and Fellowships are some of the highest scholarships that undergraduate students and graduates can earn. There are many of these highly competitive scholarships offered.

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Marine Corps Scholarships

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation honors active and retired members of the U.S. Marines and Navy.

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Microsoft University Careers Scholarships

Microsoft University Careers Scholarships offers four types of scholarships for students interested in studying in a technical field.

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Minority Nurse Gateway of Scholarships

Minority Nurse offers a variety of scholarships for under-represented students pursuing a degree in nursing. The scholarships vary in amount and eligibility.

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NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) offers several scholarship opportunities for college-bound African American students.

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National Association of Negro Musician Scholarships

The National Association of Negro Musician Scholarships awards students from 18 to 30 years old and who are involved in the musical field.

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National Federation of The Blind Scholarships

The National Federation of The Blind (NFB) offers 30 scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $12,000, to blind college students.

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Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation

The Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation is for college-bound high school students interested in music and musical studies.

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New York Women in Communications Foundation

The New York Women in Communications Foundation, Inc., (NYWICI) offers an annual scholarship to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing a career in the communications field.

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Nursing Scholarships Opportunities

The American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) offers student scholarship programs to nursing students. These scholarships include a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship, which is annually received by an under-represented minority student.

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Private Scholarships for Seniors

Private Scholarships for Seniors offers a multitude of opportunities for college-bound high school seniors or trade schoolers.

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Ron Brown Scholarships

The Ron Brown Scholar Program is intended for promising African American students. Recipients are awarded a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 spread out over four years) to help pay for higher education.

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Roothbert Fund Scholarships

The Roothbert Fund awards its scholarship to about 20 students who are "motivated by spiritual values."

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Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships honors students with $250,000 grants in an effort to promote international understanding and good relationships with people from around the world.

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Sallie Mae Grants and Scholarships

Sallie Mae helps connect eligible students to scholarship opportunities through employers, companies and religious groups, among others.

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Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) annually awards a minority scholarship to students who select accounting as a college major. Recepients are awarded scholarships of $3,000 each academic year.

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Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities are able to earn scholarships for higher learning through the 1975 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Scholarships are available for students with autism, in wheelchairs, with learning disabilities, blindness and deafness, among others.

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Scholarships for Students Working for Peace and Justice

Specifically intended for students who are working for things like peace and justice, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund awards need-based scholarships to students actively involved in peace and justice-related movements on campus and in the community.

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Scholarships from Kitchen and Bath Association

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) offers $20,000 worth of scholarships to interior design students each year.

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Scholarships List and Search Adventures in Education

Scholarships List and Search Adventures in Education offers a scholarship directory, where students can search from among 15,000 scholarships.

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SEIU Lottery Scholarship Program

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) offers 48 annual scholarships. Fifteen of these are $1,000 scholarships, and 33 are worth $1,500.

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Shell Oil Scholarships

The Shell Oil Company recognizes under-represented students pursuing technical college degrees. The company, via the Shell Incentive Fund, offers $5,000 worth of annual scholarships.

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Siemens Foundation Competition

The Siemens Competition recognizes student talent in math, science and technology fields. Students can apply for both regional and national scholarships. National finalists can receive up to $100,000, while regional finalists are eligible for up to $3,000 in scholarship money.

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Siemens Westinghouse Competition

Together with The College Board, the Siemens Westinghouse Competition rewards deserving students studying math, engineering, technology and science with higher education scholarships. These scholarships generally range in amount from $1,000 to $100,000.

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Students with Autism Scholarships

The Autism Society awards scholarships to students who are committed to the autism community.

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Students with Disabled Parents Scholarships

Students with Disabled Parents Scholarships are open to any student that has a disabled parent. The scholarships are divided into two categories; one is for high school seniors and the other is for college students.

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) was established to help African American students attend America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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United Negro College Fund Scholarships

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for African American college students.

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Urban League Scholarships with Gillette

Gillette and the National Urban League offer an annual $5,000 scholarship and internship program specifically for minority students. In addition to the scholarship, students get a summer internship at Gillette.

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Urban League Scholarships

The New York Urban League offers a $3,500 Whitney M. Young Memorial Scholarship as well as a $5,000 Anna S. Kheel and a $1,500 Young Professionals Emerging Leader scholarship.

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