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Transfer Scholarship search sites:

City Colleges of Chicago Scholarship Resources
External Scholarships
These opportunities represent scholarships available to both two year and four year students.
City Colleges of Chicago attempts to stay current with this information; however we strongly encourage you to contact the donor directly to verify the deadlines and other details regarding the scholarship application process.
Since 1998, we have helped millions of students, parents and counselors search 2.7 million local, state & national college scholarships & grants worth over 1.9 billion dollars!
FastWeb is an online scholarship matching service and college search service; it is a helpful tool for exploring ways to pay for college.
The Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) Scholarship:
In support of the mission of PICU, the organization will grant a minimum of two scholarships to deserving transfer students each semester.  We will award at least one $1000 and one $500 award to community college transfer students looking to achieve their educational goals at one of our member institutions.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, precollege support, and career development opportunities and programs.  This organization champions Hispanic success in higher education.
Dream Fund
The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow.
Black Excel
This List of200 Free Scholarships is created by Black Excel.  They have featured over 1,000+ scholarships at their website. Remember that most groups provide scholarships on an annual basis, so don't stress yourself over any one particular deadline. Students are advised to target "good" scholarship sources...and apply every year.

College-based Scholorship sites:

Chicago State University
CSU Scholarship Web Site
The information contained on these web pages are brought to you by the CSU Office of Student Financial Aid. Should you find a scholarship opportunity through this web page that you wish to pursue please closely follow the directions of the grantor of that scholarship to ensure the timely processing of your application.

Columbia College
Transfer Achievement Award
The Transfer Achievement Award was established to assist outstanding incoming transfer students defray the cost of tuition. The number of awards each year varies and is dependent upon funding.
Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based, available for outstanding incoming transfer students of op to $8000  per year.  
Columbia Major-specific Scholarships
Columbia also has several other major-specific transfer scholarships listed on their scholarship page:

DePaul University
DePaul Transfer Scholarship
Award Amount:  $2,000.  The DePaul Transfer Scholarship is awarded to students who have attended another college and have a 3.5 cumulative GPA.  Awards are offered on a funds-available basis.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Award Amount: up to $3,000.  The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society who have attended another college and will have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average in addition to completing 30 semester (44 quarter) hours of transferable college credit at the time the recipients enroll at DePaul.  

Eastern Illinois University
EIU has built a Scholarship Search engine. Their database of scholarships is constantly growing and being updated. Currently there are 589 scholarships listed.

Illinois State University
New transfer students with an Associate’s Degree may be invited to apply for the Community College Transfer Scholarship. You can find any scholarships you are eligible for by searching for "transfer" (which gives you scholarships transfers are eligible to receive).

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship
In honor of their service to the city of Chicago, IIT offers $20,000 annual scholarships to the children and grandchildren of members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department.  Learn how to apply for the Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Active members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (up to $5,000 per year) upon proof of PTK membership when applications are reviewed. The scholarship is awarded at the time of acceptance, and notification appears on applicant's merit scholarship letter.  Link for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships.
Presidential Scholarships
The Presidential Scholarship is an educational initiative that provides support to students at two-year institutions who go on to study within all fields of study at Illinois Tech. Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship.
Other IIT Scholarships  

Northeastern Illinois University
Merit, Talent and Opportunity Scholarships
There are several opportunities  for students to finance their education through scholarships. Transfer student selection for awards is based upon a GPA range of 3.0-3.5 depending upon the program, essay and letter of recommendation.
NEIU Provost Merit and Dean’s Merit Scholarships
Scholarships in the amount of $ 2,000 will be awarded to prospective transfers who meet the
specified criteria.
School of the Art Institute (SAIC)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) awards merit scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional levels of thoughtfulness, skill, conceptual capabilities, and academic groundedness. Scholarships are financial awards that do not need to be repaid.

Robert Morris University
In addition to institutional scholarships and grants, RMU assists students by providing a list of private or outside scholarship opportunities. The outside scholarships listed below are separated by category and are listed by due date. The private scholarship providers listed here represent some of the best for RMU students.  

Roosevelt University
Merit based scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $16,000 per year, are available to full-time undergraduate students. Schoalrship awards are based on the students previous academic record and vary based upon student type.

Southern Illinois-Carbondale
The Southern Illinois University Academic Scholarship Office awards scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance.  Transfer applicants are automatically considered for some scholarships based upon qualifying documentation that is submitted at the time of applying for admission.  To ensure maximum consideration, students should be knowledgeable of the specific requirements and deadlines associated with all of the scholarships that are awarded.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
Exceptional students transferring from a regionally accredited institution can qualify for scholarships to SIU-Edwardsville.  These websites will give further information.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Each fall and spring the Honors College awards the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, a one-time, one-semester tuition waiver, to new Honors College transfer students. Transfer students to the college who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college honor society, have a minimum of a 3.5 transfer GPA, and are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours during the fall term are eligible to apply.
Transfer Merit Tuition Award
The UIC Transfer Merit Tuition Awards are given on a competitive basis to new transfer students each fall and spring. Applicants must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.25 on a minimum of 45 transfer credits, and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. A written statement outlining your educational and career goals and how you have financed your education thus far and a copy of financial aid awards statement should be submitted along with a completed application.

University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, explore scholarships that depend on certain requirements that vary from scholarship to scholarship. This list shows the scholarships availbale.

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Merit-Based Scholarships
Merit-based scholarships at UIUC are awarded to students based on high academic achievement. In order to be considered for merit-based scholarships students simply need to complete the application for undergraduate admission. Eligible students will be contacted directly by the individual colleges and departments administering these awards.
Need-Based Scholarships
Need-based scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need. In order to be considered for need-based scholarships students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may also submit a supplemental form for scholarships awarded by the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information regarding need-based aid consult the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Read about them here:

University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield offers merit-based scholarships to new transfer students!
Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early!  

Don’t Pay to Find Out About scholarships!
There are also for-profit companies that offer scholarship search services for a fee.
These services are not recommended and it is suggested that you thoroughly investigate
any for-profit company before submitting any fees to them. You should be aware that
scholarship scams do occur and should protect yourself against these situations.
US Coast Guard Scholarship
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