Student Scholarships

Program Guidelines

  • Eligible recipients must:
    • Reside and attend school in Illinois in grade 9 through post-secondary.Graduate
    • Have demonstrated significant ability, initiative or achievement involving money management.
    • Submit a written recommendation on organization letterhead from a teacher, counselor or other non-family member.
    • Not be prior ILJC scholarship recipients, or family members of current ILJC Directors.
  • Recipients’ financial knowledge or skills may be self-taught, learned at home or through an employer, or acquired through school or a non-profit, community or faith-based organization.
  • If awarded, scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student’s post-secondary school.
  • Scholarships may used for tuition, books and fees of up to $500.00 at any post-secondary institution in which the recipient is currently enrolled.
  • If a school application or enrollment is pending, the funds will be held and disbursed to the institution upon receipt of a Verification of Enrollment on school letterhead.
  • Recipients will be notified directly. When possible, scholarship awards will be presented at an upcoming ILJC education and networking event.
  • If not selected initially, eligible applicants will be considered again in the following quarter. Those not selected in 2 consecutive quarters may reapply with new or additional information.
  • Recipients will update ILJC periodically, on their progress and how the scholarship has helped further their education, and/or better their lives or their community.

The application deadlines for 2014 Awards are: Jan 20; Mar 10; Sep 1; and Oct 20.

Mario Gage
Mario Gage University of Chicago, Senior
This scholarship is helping me pay for school so that I can in the future go back to the community and show that not only is it important to be financially literate, but you can build a career out of your financial knowledge and find success in that.

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

Note: all deadlines have passed for 2014 scholarships. Applications received from this point on will be considered for 2015 awards.

2014 ILJC Student Scholarship Application

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  • Tell Us About Yourself

  • Attestation

    I hereby certify that I have read and understood the program guidelines above, and that the information provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also authorize Illinois Jump$tart to use my answers, in the "Tell Us About Yourself" section on their website and in promotional materials.
  • Upload your recommendation letter on organization letterhead here.
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