College GreenlightCollege Greenlight is a free resource for any traditionally underrepresented student who is serious about getting into and thriving at their perfect college. Students receive a customized list of the awards best suited to their academic, social and community accomplishments.
HEAR Scholarship FoundationThe HEAR Scholarship Foundation awards a $20,000 tuition scholarship to Chicagoland High School seniors from disadvantaged homes, who demonstrate commitment to their community. Scholarships are paid directly to the college, in increments of $5,000 a year, for four years of higher education. Applicants need to prove they have financial need, must fulfill HEAR’s minimum academic requirements, and must show that they are of outstanding character and caring, active members of their communities.
Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) – Post-Secondary ScholarshipStudents who will be completing high school in 2019 are eligible for this non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4-year college/university, 2-year college/university, trade school or apprenticeship program. All applications have to be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019.
Junior Achievement of Chicago: Colonel Henry Crown Scholarship ($40,000)
- Must be a high school senior who has an average of “B” or better beginning in sophomore year
- Must have participated in a Junior Achievement high school program
Applicants need to submit completed Henry Crown application with the following attached:
- Copy of the classroom volunteer or teacher rating scale
- Copy of the high school rating scale
- Signed transcript
- SAT/ACT/PSAT results
- Letter of recommendation from your principal, teacher or counselor
- Student essay detailing your reasons for wanting to continue your education
- Short biography including extracurricular activities, community service, and how involvement with Junior
Achievement has affected your life
*If selected as a finalist 25 minute interviews will be held at the Junior Achievement offices in April determine the recipients of the four scholarships
*Scholastic promise, motivation, moral character, leadership qualities and good citizenship are the major considerations for the selection of awardees.