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Ada Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61707
Eligibility: Students must be residents of Illinois who are in their senior year of high school or who have graduated but have not previously attended college. They must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during American Legion eligibility dates.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available by mail.
Website: http://www.ilala.org

Aetna Foundation/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program
Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.
347 Fifth Avenue
Suite 510
New York, NY 10016
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are second or third year medical students at accredited U.S. medical schools. Applicants must be attending school in Southern California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York City, Atlanta or Philadelphia. They must also exhibit outstanding academic achievement, leadership and the potential to make great contributions to medicine. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application as well as financial need.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 12 and April 11
How to apply: Applications are available online. Application, verification of citizenship and ethnicity, financial need information, curriculum vitae, biosketch, current medical school transcript, verification of medical school enrollment, personal statement and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.nmfonline.org

Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
Medical Student Scholarship Program
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited Illinois school to become a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified nurse midwife. Students must demonstrate financial need, and they may be full-time or part-time students as long as part-time students are enrolled for at least a third of the hours required to be a full-time student. Scholarship recipients agree to set up their practice in designated shortage areas after graduation.

Amount: $7,500
Deadline: June 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/life-stages-populations/rural-underserved-populations

American Essay Contest Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61707
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an Illinois school in grades seven to twelve.

Amount: $100-$1,200
Deadline: February 5
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the local American Legion Unit or Auxiliary.
Website: http://www.ilala.org

Arysta LifeScience North America FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be residents of Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. They must be majoring in one of the following subject areas: agronomy, crop science, horticulture, nursery and landscape management, plant science, turf management, agricultural communications, public relations or sales and marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $1,275
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be pursuing a four-year degree in one of the following agricultural fields: business management, economics, sales and marketing or finance. They must be residents of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Texas. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Boy Scout and Eagle Scout Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Illinois
P.O. Box 2910
Bloomington, IL 61702-2910
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors in high school, Senior Boy Scouts or Explorers and residents of Illinois. Students must write an essay on Americanism and/or Boy Scout programs.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting your local Boy Scout office or American Legion Scout Chairman.
Website: http://www.illegion.org

C2IA Senior Scholarship
Sponsor: Iowa Student Loan
6775 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266-9305
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who are at least 13 years of age. Students must be a permanent resident of and enrolled in a high school located in one of the following states: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Applicants must be planning to attend college at an institution located in Iowa. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 12
How to apply: Application information is available online. Two online financial literacy tutorials, an online financial literacy assessment and a short essay are required.
Website: http://www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Come2Iowa

Casey's General Stores Inc. FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. They must be pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in agriculture and have plans to work in agriculture or agribusiness. Applicants must be residents of one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Chicago FM Club Scholarships
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a technician ham radio license, be residents of the FCC Ninth Call District (Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin) and be students at an accredited post-secondary two- or four-year college or trade school.

Amount: $500
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online but must be sent in by mail.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

Community Banker Association of Illinois Annual Essay Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Community Banker Association of Illinois
901 Community Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5184
Eligibility: Applicants must write essays and be sponsored by a participating CBAI member bank. There is an essay topic related to community banking, and the short essays are judged on understanding of community banking philosophy, accurate information, clear and concise sentences, logical organization, proper grammar, correct punctuation and spelling and conclusion/summary.

Amount: Up to $4,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: A list of participating banks and more information is available by email.
Website: http://www.cbai.com

Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship
Sponsor: National Air Transportation Foundation Meisinger Scholarship
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an aviation program with a B or better GPA and be a resident of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois. Students should be recommended by an aviation professional; independent applications are also considered.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Last Friday in November
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nata.aero

Darling International Inc. FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in one of the following agricultural degree programs: animal science, animal nutrition, agricultural business management or economics, livestock management or agriscience technician. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the students' activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Earl I. Anderson Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have some form of ham radio operating license, be residents of Florida, Illinois, Indiana or Michigan, major in electronic engineering or a related technical field and be ARRL members.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a novice ham radio license, be undergraduate or graduate students in electrical engineering, be residents of and attend schools in the ARRL Central Division (Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin) and be members of ARRL.

Amount: $500
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be mailed in. They cannot be completed electronically.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward degrees in one of the following areas of agriculture: agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant genetics, soil science, soil conservation, water conservation or public service and administration. Applicants must be residents of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin or Nebraska. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: An application form is required.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Fastline Publications FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants may be from Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana or Texas and working toward two-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Applicants may also be from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina and working toward four-year degrees in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: An application form is required.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois (Illinois Scholars Program)
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
Medical Student Scholarship Program
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors or college sophomores at one of the 53 partner universities in Illinois who are interested in teaching. There are a limited number of spots for college sophomores, and all college students must be nominated by a university liaison. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must commit to teaching in an Illinois school of need for five years after graduation.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: January 15
How to apply: Applications are available by calling 312-407-0433, extension 105.
Website: http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/life-stages-populations/rural-underserved-populations

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
Sponsor: Greenhouse Scholars
1881 9th Street, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who reside and attend school in Colorado, Georgia or Illinois. They must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they must demonstrate leadership, perseverance and financial need. Their household income must be $70,000 a year or less. Winners participate in an internship and summer symposium.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: December
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.greenhousescholars.org

Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who are participating in a Junior ROTC program and have taken the SAT or ACT.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted into a nursing program or students who are already attending nursing school in Illinois. They must have financial need and a satisfactory academic record, character and activity record. Dependents of deceased or disabled veterans receive priority.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
P.O. Box 1326
Jacksonville, IL 62651
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time junior or senior level undergraduate students at colleges or universities in Illinois and must major in health, physical education, recreation or dance. Students must have been members of IAHPERD since December 1 of the previous year and may receive this award no more than twice.

Amount: $1,500-$2,000
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, cover letter, resume, essay, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.iahperd.org

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
406 E. Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Eligibility: Applicants must be between 16 and 21 years of age as of the application deadline and have a diploma from an accredited high school or a GED by the end of the current school year. Students must be in the Subsidized Guardianship Program, or the department must have court-ordered legal guardianship or have had legal guardianship for the applicant before adoption was finalized. Recipients must attend an Illinois state community college or university.

Amount: Up to full tuition plus $491 monthly stipend
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript or copy of GED, SAT or ACT scores, three letters of recommendation and a college transcript (if applicable) are required.
Website: http://www.state.il.us/dcfs

Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation
1151 East Warrenville Road
Naperville, IL 60563
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents. They must be either enrolled in or accepted into a hospital-related healthcare degree or certificate program, excluding any programs having a general education curriculum (such as pre-medicine programs). Applicants must have at least one year remaining in their program of study. They should have a GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale in order to be competitive for this award. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, personal statement and proof of acceptance into a qualifying degree program (for rising freshmen only) are required.
Website: http://www.ihatoday.org

Illinois Oratorical Contest
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61707
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: January 20
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the local American Legion Post or Illinois Department Headquarters.
Website: http://www.ilala.org

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship
Sponsor: Governor's Office of the State of Illinois
Dunn Fellowship Program and Marzullo Internship Program
503 William G. Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Eligibility: Fellows must possess a bachelor's degree, and Vito Marzullo interns must be Illinois residents. Fellows will be assigned to various posts in the Governor's office or in an office under the Governor's jurisdiction.

Amount: $31,332 plus benefits
Deadline: February 29
How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.
Website: http://www.illinois.gov/gov/

James M. and Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Inc.
50 Hurt Plaza
Suite 449
Atlanta, GA 30303
Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and they must have community service experience. Applicants must plan to obtain a degree in the arts and sciences, music, ministry or human services. Preference will be given to students from the following states: Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Adult students may also apply.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org

Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank ~ Fifth Third Bank Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Heart of a Marine Foundation
P.O. Box 1732
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or discharged military personnel. Students must demonstrate loyalty, patriotism, honor, respect and compassion for others.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.heartofamarine.org

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084-5145
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be studying engineering and/or science at their chosen school. Applicants must have permanent residence in the NACE Central Area which includes the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: January 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and scholarship essay questions are required.
Website: http://nace-foundation.org/

Lincoln Scholarship
Sponsor: Hanover College Office of Admission and Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 108
Hanover, IN 47243
Eligibility: Applicants must attend or plan to attend Hanover College. A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required. The scholarship is renewable each year that a GPA of 2.0 is maintained.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available from Hanover College. An application form is required.
Website: http://www.hanover.edu/admission

M. Josephine O'Neil Arts Award
Sponsor: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization
c/o Athena Columbus
8127 North Oketo Avenue
Niles, IL 60714-2941
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents and be sophomores at an accredited community college or current or upcoming juniors at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or the literary arts.

Amount: $6,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.
Website: http://www.deltakappagamma.org/IL

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Majors not accepted include dietetics, food service, public service, packaging, parks and recreation studies, biosciences, technology, engineering, marine biology and natural resource management. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

McGraw Foundation Emergency Financial Aid Award
Sponsor: Associated Colleges of Illinois
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1456
Chicago, IL 60606
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who are from middle-income families. They must be experiencing a personal financial emergency, must be ineligible for other sources of emergency aid and cannot be receiving any such aid from any other source. Applicants must have tried to secure part-time employment. Selection is based on financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and a personal essay are required.
Website: http://www.acifund.org

Medical Student Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
Medical Student Scholarship Program
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents enrolled in an Illinois allopathic or osteopathic medical school. Students must be planning to practice in one or more of the following medical fields: family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or obstetrics/gynecology. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Scholarship recipients agree to set up practice in an area designated as having a shortage of primary care providers.

Amount: Full tuition plus living expenses
Deadline: May 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/life-stages-populations/rural-underserved-populations

Mellinger Scholarships
Sponsor: Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Inc.
1025 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 770
Monmouth, IL 61462
Eligibility: Applicants must live in Western Illinois or Eastern Iowa, submit the FAFSA form and demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited university. Awards are based on academic achievement. Part-time students are also eligible for scholarships, and loans are also available to graduate students.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available by mail or online. Application forms are only available from February 1 to May 1 each year.
Website: http://www.mellinger.org

MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship
Sponsor: Medical Group Management Association
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). They must be residents of one of the MGMA Midwest Section states, namely Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin. They must be undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program that is related to medical practice management (such as public health, business administration or health care administration). Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.
Website: http://www.mgma.com

Michael Curry Summer Internship Program
Sponsor: Governor's Office of the State of Illinois Michael Curry Summer Internship Program
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents. Recipients work full-time in an agency under the jurisdiction of the Governor for 10 weeks during the summer.

Amount: $1,346 stipend
Deadline: February 29
How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.
Website: http://www.illinois.gov/gov/

Monetary Award Program (MAP)
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
Medical Student Scholarship Program
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Illinois, enrolled at a MAP-approved Illinois institution and carry a minimum of three hours per term. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: As soon as possible after January 1
How to apply: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Website: http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/life-stages-populations/rural-underserved-populations

National Defense Transportation Association, St. Louis Area Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: National Defense Transportation Association-Scott St. Louis Chapter
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 25486
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225-0486
Eligibility: Preference is given to students majoring in business, transportation logistics and physical distribution or a related field. High school students must live in Illinois or Missouri. College students must attend school in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Wyoming.

Amount: $1,500-$4,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ndtascottstlouis.org

Nursing Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
Medical Student Scholarship Program
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents, having lived in the state for one year prior to applying and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an approved nursing program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients must agree to work as a nurse in Illinois after graduation.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/life-stages-populations/rural-underserved-populations

Richard D. Wiegers Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 2607
Springfield, IL 62708
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents who are attending an Illinois college or university. They must be graduate students who are majoring in business or undergraduate students who are majoring in business, finance or pre-law studies. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, references and financial need.

Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, two reference letters, a personal statement and course of study outline are required.
Website: http://www.ilreef.org

Scholarships in Mathematics Education
Sponsor: Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics
ICTM Scholarship
c/o Sue and Randy Pippen
24807 Winterberry Lane
Plainfield, IL 60585
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Illinois postsecondary institution in an undergraduate mathematics education curriculum that provides preparation for becoming a teacher. They must be rising juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 6
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, lesson planning form, personal essay, two recommendation letters and a transcript are required.
Website: http://www.ictm.org/

Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have an active amateur radio license in any class. Students must be enrolled in an Illinois university or technical school for undergraduate study. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is preferred.

Amount: $500
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

The American Legion Scholarship Award
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61707
Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.
Website: http://www.ilala.org

Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship
Sponsor: Township Officials of Illinois
3217 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors attending an Illinois college or university in the fall and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online in January.
Website: http://www.toi.org