There are many opportunities out there to get the financial aid you need–as well as a plethora of helpful websites for you to find them. Check out our lists of external scholarships and resources so you can graduate with little to no debt.

External Scholarships

Student Loan Hero

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Active students that are at least enrolled part-time have the chance win up to $5,000 with this unbiased scholarship. For more details, please visit the Student Loan Hero website.

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Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) Transfer

Students transferring from an Illinois community college can earn up to $1000 from the IACAC's Transfer Scholarship. To apply, please visit the IACAC's website.


Resources for the Education of Adults in the Chicago Area (REACh)

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REACh has designed scholarships to help adult learners achieve their goals in higher education. Learn more about REACh's scholarships on their website.

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Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI)

Minority undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue careers as teachers can receive funding from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission's (ISAC) MTI Scholarship Program. Please see ISAC's official webpage for more information.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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Students of Hispanic heritage can apply for aid provided by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). To see all the types of scholarships they offer, please visit their website.

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