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Check out some of the scholarships that we have curated on this page just for you. The scholarships listed below are organized in order based on their deadlines. All scholarships vary in award amount and eligibility requirements. This list will be updated frequently with new scholarships.

 
 

March Scholarships

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) CelebrAsian Scholarship

Due: March 29, 2019

Award: Ranges from $3,000 to $5,000

Academic Level: High School Senior

Region: National

Field of Study: N/A

Eligibility

  • At least 16 years of age at the time of application

  • Of Asian Pacific Island heritage (except for Bruce Lee Scholarship)

  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States

  • Beginning full-time study at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States in Fall 2019

  • Able to attend 2019 CelebrAsian Procurement Conference June 5 - 7, Houston, TX

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April Scholarships

Chicago Engineers Foundation

Due: April 1, 2019

Award: Varies

Academic Level: High School Senior

Region: National

Field of Study: Engineering

Eligibility

  • An applicant must show proof of acceptance to a university with a 4-year accredited engineering program, and be starting as a Freshman Engineering major in Fall 2019.

  • Each applicant should meet the academic criteria outlined in the online application.

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July Scholarships

Goedeker’s College Book Scholarship

Due: July 7, 2019

Award: Grand Prize: $500, Honorable Mention: $100

Academic Level: High School Senior, College Student (all levels), Graduate students

Region: National

Field of Study: N/A

Eligibility

  • You must either be enrolled for the spring 2019 or registered for the fall 2019 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.

  • Students must be American citizens.

  • Proof that you have a 3.0 GPA or higher (Unofficial transcripts meet this requirement. Please DO NOT pay for official transcripts solely for this scholarship.)

  • For homeschoolers: provide a parent-generated transcript

  • Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2019 semester OR proof that you have been accepted at an accredited college for the fall 2019 semester

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Rolling Deadlines

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Due: Varies

Award: Varies

Academic Level: Varies

Region: National

Field of Study: N/A

Eligibility

  • UNCF offers several scholarships that require various eligibility needs

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The Actuarial Foundation

Due: Varies

Award: Varies

Academic Level: Varies

Region: National

Field of Study: Actuarial Sciences/Profession

Eligibility

  • The Actuarial Foundation offers several scholarships that require various eligibility needs

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Scholarships for Undocumented Scholars

March Scholarships


Scholarships for Current College Students

March Scholarships

CME Group Foundation scholars program

Due: March 28, 2019 3:00 p.m. Central Time

Award: Up to $20,000

Academic Level: Current or rising undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior student (students enrolled in a 4+1 MS Finance degree program are eligible, but must be a rising junior, senior or graduate student in the 4+1 MS Finance program)

Region:

  • DePaul University

  • St. Xavier University

  • Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Northern Illinois University

  • Loyola University Chicago

  • National Louis University

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Stevens Institute (Hoboken, NJ)

Field of Study:

  • Information Technology

  • Computer Science

  • Finance

  • Data Science

  • Cyber Security

  • Math

  • Statistics

  • Financial Engineering

Eligibility

  • Applicants to the CME Group Foundation Scholars Program must be:

    • African American or Latino;

    • A current or rising undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior student (students enrolled in a 4+1 MS Finance degree program are eligible, but must be a rising junior, senior or graduate student in the 4+1 MS Finance program);

    • Enrolled or planning to enroll full-time at one of the following CME Group Foundation partner schools for the entire upcoming academic year

    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);

    • Willing to attend a one-day market education program at CME Group in Chicago in August 2019 to learn about the industry and summer internship opportunities. Recipients will be reimbursed for travel expenses for the day;

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2019-2020 Urban League scholarship

Due: March 31, 2019

Award: Up to $5,000

Academic Level:

  • Enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student in a degree-granting program or

  • Expecting to graduate this year from high school and enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-granting program or

  • Completing a two-year college program and expecting to enroll in a degree-granting program at a four-year institution

Region: National

Field of Study: N/A

Eligibility

  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

    - Meet student status requirements for specific awards:

    • Enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student in a degree-granting program or

    • Expecting to graduate this year from high school and enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-granting program or

    • Completing a two-year college program and expecting to enroll in a degree-granting program at a four-year institution

    • Demonstrate financial need

    • Selected students for scholarships must commit future engagement with Chicago Urban League through programming or volunteerism

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April Scholarships

Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation (CLCF)

Due: April 5, 2019

Award: $5,000

Academic Level: High School Senior OR GED Holder OR Current Undergraduate Student

Region: Chicago

Field of Study: N/A

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizenship is NOT required for this scholarship.

  • Students must be at least one-half Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; students may be of any race.

  • Applicants must currently reside in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating in 2019OR a General Education Diploma (“GED”) certificate holder, ORan undergraduate student with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0

  • Graduate level students are NOT eligible.

  • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full time student at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution.

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Network of hispanic administrators in education (NHAE)

Due: April 26, 2019

Award: Undergraduate $1,500, Graduate $1,000

Academic Level: Current Sophomores and Juniors OR Masters Level Teacher

Region: Illinois

Field of Study: Education and/or Bilingual Majors

Eligibility

  • Sophomore or Junior OR Masters Level Teacher

  • Currently attending a college or university in Illinois

  • Of Hispanic Heritage

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NAEHCY Scholarship

Due: April 30, 2019

Award: $2,000

Academic Level: Actively pursuing post-secondary education

Region: N/A

Field of Study: N/A

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be under the age of 21 prior to the application due date;

  • Applicant must be actively pursuing post-secondary education;

  • Applicant must be homeless or have been homeless at any time during their school attendance. Parameters on homeless status are defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.

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NOTE: Scholarship requirements and deadlines often change from year to year. Please double-check all information listed with the scholarship directly. If you find any errors, please email us at teamlaunch@chicagoscholars.org so we can update the list!

N/A - this means none applicable. If you see this next to a requirement it means that Scholars do not have any restrictions in this area.