The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation is committed to supporting educational goals of our Illinois veterans and offers a number of scholarships. Award amounts will vary and is based on eligible funding annually. Each award can be utilized for books, housing expenses, school fees, and tuition.
Applications are available online here.
The Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association (FCEA) Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. Merit-based scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services and to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) who are currently enrolled and attending classes part time or full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. For more information on this scholarship please visit this website.
For information on other scholarships offered by AFCEA please visit their website.
Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. Each year, up to 60 candidates are selected from thousands of applicants to be Tillman Scholars. These individuals are already making a difference in the fields of medicine, law, business, technology, education, the arts and more.
The application is open to military veterans and spouses pursuing a full-time bachelor's, master’s, or professional degree at a US-based accredited institution. Each award is based on the applicant’s unique financial need—this year we anticipate each Tillman Scholar will receive an annual award of ~$10,000. For more information click here.
If you are the dependent of a person who was an Illinois resident at the time he / she entered active duty and who has been declared to be:
You may be eligible to receive the MIA/POW Scholarship. This scholarship may be used at public colleges in Illinois, and is administered by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
For more information, visit the Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Provide scholarships, educational opportunities and mentoring to post 9/11 Illinois military families.
For more information, visit the Illinois Patriot Education Fund.