Here you will find the latest news and opportunities to start preparing for your future education. You may want to start looking at the opportunities to prepare yourself as early as 7th grade (opportunities available prior to 7th grade). So please familiarize yourself with the various websites that we have listed and also check out the Useful links under each category to find areas that also might interest you.

New Scholarship links below. Please check requirements and also due dates. Please keep track of Due Dates!

Here are a few new grant opportunities. You still may see your regular ones below but I thought these might interest you all. Please don’t forget to check the deadlines, and know that January on is a really important time for grants… 



College Scholarships: 2019 Edition (fast Here you will find new and fun scholarships! There is even one for Mother’s day awww gotta love mom!

See how your College/University Ranks Click here

Here is a listing from USA Today of the Top 10 Scholarship websites.  note: there are other helpful materials to prepare for college on some of these sites, not just financial Aid.

  1. Petersons 
  2. Unigo
  3. Fastweb (see link below)
  4. Cappex
  5. Chegg
  6. The College Board
  7. Niche (see link below)
  8. (see link below)
  10. Scholarship Monkey


Sodoex Youth Challenge (group challenge for communities of youth 50+) Expired watch for new opps

Green House Scholarship (Deadline November 15th)

Six Meter Club of Chicago (Deadline January 31, 2019) Just Application required!

One Earth Film Festival Grant (Grades 3rd-University)Deadline is January 13th, 2019

Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship Deadline Dec. 31st, 2018 

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship for 9th-12th  Grade students Deadline October 31st

Illinois ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) Various scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholarship (For Current High School Seniors deadline October 31st) 

Fast Web STEM-Field Scholarships & Internships (Deadlines vary and for whom varies check details)

Embrace Relief Education fund (please follow requirements)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship (open to current 7th graders) Deadline March 31st, 12 pm


Bill of Rights Essay Contest/Scholarship (Starts Sept. 17th Apply through February 14th, 2019) $5000 possible!

PDF FAFSA/Scholarship Presentation by Mr.M. Bayraktar, and Mrs. T. Turkay (Parents please start in the summer prior to 9th grade) New Video

FAFSA Aid for non-citizens

Cook County local scholarships

Northwest Suburban College (will give assistance with F1 Visa) (Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship foundation Opens September) 7th graders apply

Career one stop (Government based Scholarship research site) 

Power of Youth Challenge   (ended but watch for upcoming Scholarships)

FAFSA AID  (New in 2016, the FAFSA application will now be accepted as early as October 1st of the student’s senior year in high school and each subsequent year, it has a 21-month application cycle and can be submitted as late as June 30 of the academic year, or the by the last day of classes if that falls first. You can find school deadlines here.)

Important: Please apply for FAFSA aid even if you’re not a citizen or have applied for asylum Click here to see the details.

Fast Web (information on Scholarships time sensitive)

Fast Web High school Calendar 2017-18

FinAid Scholarships

Fun and Different ways to earn money for college

Creatively Fun/different Scholarships  Spring Scholarships 

Oh my Captain, My Captain Scholarship Slam! (write a poem about your mentor) October 25th deadline

FastWeb Recycling bin (Deadline April 30th)

Ellen Degeneres scholarships  (Active apply and tell your story)






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