Scholarships of county 'Cook' within Illinois

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The Berner Charitable and Scholarship Foundation

Giving primarily in Chicago, IL.

Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will. The first scholarship for $1,000.00 will be awarded to a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has been accepted by a college or university. Also, a $100.00 cash prize will be awarded to a high school student in grades nine to eleven and a $50.00 cash prize will be awarded to a student in grades fifth through eighth. Finally, a $25.00 cash prize will be awarded to a student in grades first through fourth. To qualify, older students must submit an original essay on a Norwegian topic and the students in grade first through fourth must submit an original drawing depicting a Norwegian topic.

Graduate Fellowships

Founded to assist scholars in their study of all aspects of Indian history, culture and contemporary life, the Institute brings about 35 scholars to India every year. These are both American citizens as well as non-American citizens resident in the United States. Of the latter group, many are Indian graduate students studying for Ph.D. degrees at American universities. Many of them return to India, where they assume faculty positions at Indian institutions. In turn, many Indian scholars are invited by member institutions of the American Institute of Indian Studies to lecture or participate in conferences. The Institute then facilitates their travel arrangements and can use its network of scholars across the United States to organize programs of lectures. Fellowships are granted by the American Institute of Indian Studies in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowships. Senior Research Fellowships. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships. Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships. Applications for fellowships are screened and chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of experts in various fields but all with extensive India experience. Selected scholars are granted fellowships upon receipt of project approval by the Government of India. Upon completion of the fellowship tenure, senior scholars contribute to the growing understanding of India through their publications, and junior fellows complete Ph.D. degrees and join the ranks of faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. Each year, therefore, scholars returning from Institute fellowships in India directly impact literally thousands of students across the country through their teaching and thousands more through their publications. Fellowships for U.S. citizens are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (also available to permanent residents); the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers under the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended; and the Smithsonian Institution. Some fellowships for non-U.S. citizens and artists can be funded from the AIIS Rupee Endowment in India. Fellowships for six months or more may include limited coverage for dependents. Application: Contact: American Institute of Indian Studies 1130 East 59th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 (773) 702-8638 email: Further information: Indian Studies

Grants for Advanced Theological Study

Criteria: * Member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. * Grants given to Ph.D., Th.D. and Ed.D. students in theological areas appropriate to seminary teaching. Grants up to $5,000 per individual, per year are awarded. Recipients may apply annually to renew their grants for a total of four years of support, but renewals are not guaranteed. Dissertation year grants of up to $2,000 are awarded. Prior EGP grant recipients may receive a fifth year of support as a dissertation grant. Application: Further information: Jan Rizzo Department for Theological Education Division for Ministry, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631-4195 Phone: (773) 380-2885 E-mail:

Higgins Scholarship

By the bequest of William H, Higgins, full-time seminary or Ph.D. students preparing for professional leadership in the church are eligible to receive grants of up to $10,000. Special attention is given to M.Div students preparing for the parish ministry. A committee accountable to the Presbytery of Chicago has administered this fund since 1960. Awards are based on financial need, vocational fitness, plan of study and ecclesiastical connection. Please note: Preference is given to students of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and students under the care of the Presbytery of Chicago. If funds are available after that, others will be considered. Request an application from: Higgins Scholarship Coordinator/ Presbytery of Chicago, 100 South Morgan, Street Chicago, IL 60601-2619. Phone: (312) 243-8300. Email

Urban Ministry Grant

Awards of $4,000 per year are available to students with two years of seminary remaining who plan to serve in an urban ministry or agency position in metropolitan Chicago. Kenilworth Union Church Rev. James Bergquist 211 Kenilworth Avenue Kenilworth, IL 60043 phone: 847-251-4272

William J. and Ida Katzberg Educational Fund

Applicants must be a resident of Illinois and a member of a Protestant denomination. Preference is given to theological students. For more information, contact: William J. and Ida Katzberg Educational Fund Bensenville Home Society 331 South York Road Bensenville, IL 60106

Armour Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship awards to individuals studying or pursuing self-realization through Jungian psychology. Please contact the foundation for more information. Limited to residents of Chicago, IL.

Joseph Blazek Foundation

Scholarship awards to Cook County, Illinois, residents majoring in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, or related scientific fields. Application form required. Initial approach: Complete application form Deadline(s): Mar. 15 Application address: c/o Robert A. Bransley P.O. Box 1387 Northbrook, IL 60062-1387 Tel.: (847) 849-5551

Verlon W. Braselton Memorial Foundation

Scholarship awards to undergraduate students pursuing an education primarily in the field of civil engineering. Application form required. Deadline(s): July 16 Limited to residents of Homewood, IL.

Cardiac Surgery Research & Education Charitable Trust at St. Francis Hospital

Scholarships for nursing students or research of cardiac surgery only. If student does not attend St. Francis School of Nursing, he or she must sign an agreement to work at St. Francis Hospital for one year after graduating from nursing school. Application form required. Limited to residents of Evanston, IL.

Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship Grants to Students

Scholarship grants are renewable for up to four years. The grants will be awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements, exceptional leadership ability and a serious commitment to community service. The grants shall be used for tuition, books, computers, room and board at accredited educational institutions in the U.S. While the grants will be awarded based upon merit, priority among equally qualified candidates will be given to students whose parents are employed in education, government, social services, public health, the administration of justice and the fine arts. Recipients of scholarship grants must be enrolled as full-time students, maintain a B+ average and participate in service activity. They must submit grade transcripts at the end of each semester or quarter. Violation of the terms of the grant will result in immediate termination from the program. Application address: c/o Gordon V. Levine, Exec. Dir. P.O. Box 3194 Chicago, IL 60690-3194

Jordan, Michael & Juanita Scholarship

Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, Other selected Institutions (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Illinois Scholarship Detail: The Michael & Juanita Jordan Scholarship provides assistance in the amount of $5,000 to juniors from Chicago, IL maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA and attending a UNCF member college or university. Donor/Sponsor Name: Michael & Juanita Jordan Giving limited to Chicago, IL.

JVS Chicago Scholarships

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with FINANCIAL NEED who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000. JVS Chicago processes academic scholarship applications from eligible students who have financial need that cannot fully be met by other appropriate resources. Please complete the correct forms according to your status. You are eligible to apply if you Are Jewish Were born and raised in Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana; or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment. Intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school Are entering an accredited graduate program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full academic year OR Are entering your junior or senior year of an accredited bachelor’s degree program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full academic year Demonstrate financial need Demonstrate career promise Are available for an in-person interview between March 1 and April 20, 2015 *Chicago metropolitan area includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. See website for list of courses.