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Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships for graduate school are not as plentiful as those for undergraduate, but they are out there.

Here is a short list of scholarships open to students working towards their master’s degree. To search online for additional scholarships, use terms that fit your personal circumstances and demographic. Scholarships might be available for returning adults, single parents, members of specific professional organizations, members of specific ethnic or religious groups, students preparing to work in specific fields, or students who live in a specific geographic area, for example.

These scholarships were active at the time that this list was created, but details often change. Check the specific scholarship-granting organization for current requirements and deadlines.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
$1000
June Deadline
Available to all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution
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Abby Foundation Academic Scholarship
$1,000
March deadline
Women students who reside in Chicago’s south suburbs
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Association of Illinois Township Committees on Youth
$1,000
September deadline
For students enrolled or accepted in graduate program who are pursuing a career in social services working with youth
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City of Chicago CSBG Scholarship
$500-$3,000
Spring deadline
Need-based for full-time students who live in Chicago
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarship amount varies
Spring deadline
Open to Latino students
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Illinois Association of Minorities in Government
Scholarship amount varies
May deadline
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Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program
$1,000
February/March deadline
Open to college and graduate students younger than 23 years old
Applicant must have applied to or be in the process of applying to an approved Israel Experience program
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Jewish Vocational Services
Scholarship amount varies
February deadline
Need-based for Jewish full-time college or graduate students in Chicago metro area
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John Stroger Memorial Scholarship
$3,000
May deadline
Open to Illinois residents registered for 8-9 credit hours
Public service program and history of volunteerism a plus
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Lombard Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
$1,250
April deadline
Open to women from Lombard, Glendale Heights, Oakbrook Terrace, and Villa Park who are returning to school
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