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Know the criteria of the scholarships for which you plan to apply.  
Be familiar with your deadlines and do not wait until the last minute.
Know what is required.  If you need letters of recommendation, be sure to give your recommender plenty of notice.
This scholarship webpage has various sections: The FIRST section lists - by the DEADLINE date - scholarships sponsored by various organizations.  Usually organization scholarship applications are appropriate for seniors only.  Click on the scholarship title to reveal details and application.  By scrolling down the page, you will see other scholarship data bases to search and a list of scholarships sent to us by colleges and universities.   

Other Scholarship Sites to Explore 

There are many legitimate resources available to you. They are free – you should never have to pay for a scholarship or a scholarship service. There are no guarantees for scholarships, and the same information can be found for free by using online resources or by taking advantage of the resources in your CRC. Remember: scholarships take work and research.

Midwest Student Exchange Program:
The best resource for college institutions offering tuition reduction to Illinois students is at the Midwest Student Exchange site at It allows you to search by state and degree type and lets you know what the parameters are for reciprocity, some are totally open while others are for certain majors or have GPA/ACT requirements.

Family Connection Scholarship Search:    

Another scholarship resource is available to you on Maine South's Family Connections website.  Log into your account with your username (usually this is your full Maine South email address) and password (the one you chose with your counselor) and go to the Colleges Tab.  Under the Colleges Tab, there is a national scholarship search provided to you by Sallie Mae.
 Also check into these sites suggested to you by ISAC - the Illinois Student Assistance Commission:

ISAC Recommended Scholarship Sources

Illinois Students :
Minority Students:

Female Students:
Need Based:

Scholarship Search Sites:

Other Sources:

Non-traditional Students:

Click here for a list of scholarships open to all students regardless of immigration status.

For Scholarships awarded by some Colleges and Universities click here 

This database for Scholarships awarded by some Colleges and Universities may be most useful when initially researching where to apply.  The scholarships are only updated when we are contacted by the colleges, so you are encouraged to check college scholarship and financial aid webpages for the most accurate and up-to-date information and deadlines.
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