Marianjoy Scholarship Program

The Marianjoy Scholarship Program is for students with disabilities to help them to further their education. It is awarded to students who are permanent residents in one of the following Illinois counties: Cook; DeKalb; DuPage; Kane; Kendall; McHenry; or Will.

You must have a permanent physical disability or functional impairment, which may include:

Greenhouse Scholars

The Greenhouse Scholars program is looking for high school seniors from Colorado, Illinois and Georgia who are planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution.

This is a program for students who have a financial need and have demonstrated leadership ability.

Nursing Scholarships - National and Local


National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) offers the following awards for to honor Hispanic nurses for their work: Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence, the Henrietta Villaescusa Community Service Award, the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award, and the Sarah Gomez Erlach Humanitarian Award. Deadline: Early April.

Society of Women Engineers Local Scholarships

Young women who are interested in the science and engineering fields are encouraged to apply for the many scholarships sponsored by local chapters of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Each section has a different deadline. In general they range from February to March.

Wisdom Family Foundation Financial Aid Program

The Wisdom Family Foundation provides financial aid to both families and children living in the greater Elgin Illinois area.  Each application is reviewed by the Foundation Board and Steering Committee.  You can download a copy of the application or request it directly from the foundation by emailing them at: or calling (847) 841-7002.

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

This year the Illinois Sheriff’s Association will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships to students living in Illinois.  The scholarships range from $500 to $1000 and are given to students with strong academic, extra-curricular and character qualifications.

In order to receive the scholarship, the student must be enroll full time in a higher education program in Illinois.

Community Foundation of Central Illinois

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is an independent, private, nonprofit organization serving a 50-mile radius surrounding the City of Peoria (excluding McLean County).  They are dedicated to enhance the quality of life of those who live in their community.  They are supported by private and public donors and seek contributions primarily from the community they serve. 

Scholarships for Children of Active-duty Police and Firefighters

Below you will find scholarships for children of police and firefighters, but there other scholarships too, read the scholarships for your location carefully.


National Scholarships

Credit Union Scholarship

Credit Unions all over the country are offering high school students scholarships.  Because there are hundreds of credit unions and because their guidelines vary from one to the next here are some of the basics.  Most Credit Union Scholarships are for high school seniors with application deadlines in March.  The number and amount of scholarships vary.  In addition, there are other requirements like membership (it's not hard to do, just open an account), most require it, but not all.  Below is a listing of just of few of the credit unions that offer scholarships.