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Scholarship Resources

Oregon Scholars

OSAC Scholarship Application: The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion administers more than 600 scholarship programs, awarding more than $17 million in private scholarships annually to thousands of Oregon students. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000+.  Applications due on March 1st.

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Chicago Scholars

ISAC Scholarship Application: The Illinois Student Assistance Commission administers the following scholarships: Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program, Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program, Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois, MIA/POW Scholarship, and the Nursing Education Scholarship Program. Applications due on March 1st.

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  • University of Illinois Scholarship Database

  • University of Illinois at Springfield Scholarship Database

  • Illinois Scholarships

Undocumented Scholars

Oregon Alternative Application (ORSAA): This is an alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students who have DACA status or TPS. By filing the ORSAA, eligible undocumented and DACA students in Oregon can get help paying for college through grants, scholarships, and tuition reduction. After you file the ORSAA, be sure to contact the financial aid office at your college to find out how to apply for the school’s additional financial aid opportunities. Opens October 1st.

Illinois Alternative Application (RISE Act): This Illinois act allows qualifying undocumented students and transgender students who are not otherwise eligible for federal financial aid to apply for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants to attend eligible Illinois colleges, universities, and career education programs.

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