Educator Scholarships

Program guidelines

Eligible recipients must:
  • Reside and work in Illinois, and be public or private school teachers, professional trainers, or volunteers working in financial or economics education or a related field.
  • Have demonstrated significant ability, initiative or achievement involving personal finance or economics education.
  • Submit a completed application, along with a written recommendation on organization letterhead from a Principal or Supervisor who is not a family member.
  • Not be prior ILJC scholarship recipients, current ILJC Directors or their family members.Teacher

Recipients will receive reimbursements of up to $850.00 for either:

Other guidelines:

  • Recipients will be notified directly. When possible, scholarship awards will be presented at an upcoming ILJC public event.
  • If not selected initially, eligible applicants will be considered again in the following cycle. Those not selected in 2 consecutive cycles may reapply with new or additional information.
  • Recipients will be expected to update ILJC periodically on their progress and how the scholarship has helped further their education or improve the capabilities of their students.
  • Applicants authorize Illinois Jump$tart to use their name, and their answers in the “Tell Us About Yourself” section of this application, online and in promotional materials.
  • Illinois Jump$tart will never disclose applicant contact information without permission.
Allison Upton-Dunmore
Allison Upton-Dunmore South Elgin High School, Teacher
I have used the information that I learned about Identity theft to further education my students. It has made an impact on their lives.

To apply for an Educator Scholarship, please fill out the form below. If you have questions about scholarship opportunities, contact us.

The application deadlines for the three 2018 Award Cycles are shown below.

  • Spring – March 2
  • Summer – June 1
  • Fall – August 31

2018 ILJC Educator Scholarship Application

  • Enter institution for other accredited program.
  • Enter program name for other accredited program.
  • Enter phone number for other accredited program.
  • Enter website for other accredited program.
  • Recommending Party

  • Tell Us About Yourself

  • Attestation

    I hereby certify that I have read and understood the program guidelines above, and that the information I have provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also authorize Illinois Jump$tart to use my name, and my answers in the "Tell Us About Yourself" section of this application, on their website and in promotional materials. I understand that Illinois Jump$tart will never disclose my contact information without my permission.
  • Upload your recommendation letter on organization letterhead here.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, pdf.