Illinois Scholarships

BNSF Railway Company Scholarship

Funded by the BNSF Railway Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students who aim to pursue a four-year degree at an accredited four-year college in the following areas of agriculture: business management, economics, sales, and marketing or finance.

MARC Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation for students in particular states to help them ease the financial burden of their education.

Rose Acre Farms Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students studying select areas of agriculture, animal/food or poultry science, nutrition, agricultural business/food service or livestock management, breeding, genetics, pathology, food packaging or food technology.

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the National Future Farmers of American Organization for females wishing to pursue an academic career in agriculture. In a field where there are statistically less women than men, the FFA organization wishes to help women to succeed in this field.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

Funded by the Norfolk Southern Foundation through the National FFA Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students who aim to pursue a four-year degree.

Norfolk Southern Foundation Scholarship

Funded by the Norfolk Southern Foundation through the National FFA Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students who aim to pursue a four-year degree in agricultural and forestry production, communication and education, management and finance, marketing, merchandising, sales, agricultural science or engineering.

Monty’s Plant Food Company Scholarship

This scholarship was sponsored by Monty’s Plant Food Company through the National FFA Foundation to provide financial assistance to students who wish to attend college and pursue a degree in agronomy, crop science, sustainable agriculture, soil conservation or soil science.

Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship was sponsored by the maker of Kent and Blue Seal feeds—Kent Nutrition Group Inc., through the National FFA Foundation to provide financial assistance to students who wish to attend college and pursue a four-year degree in animal nutrition, animal /dairy / poultry or equine/equestrian science, general agriculture or agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or sales & marketing.

Hertz Fellowship

This scholarship is provided by the Hertz Foundation for recipients that want to understand and solve human concern through knowledge of physical and engineering sciences.

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is supported by NACE Foundation, a nonprofit organisation, which have a vision to support education and research projects relating to the science of corrosion.

Crystal Charitable Fund

This scholarship is provided by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation to help disadvantaged youth to be able to take educational/cultural opportunities away from home.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

This scholarship is given by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and it's sponsors. The Youth awards program is meant to help the leaders of today so that they can make an impact on America's future.

Customized Distribution Services Scholarship

In an effort to support and inspire students who are pursuing degrees in Supply Chain Management or similar logistics-centric disciplines, Customized Distribution Services is giving $1,000 scholarships for New Jersey, California or Illinois students who are pursuing degrees in Supply Chain Management.

Remember Your End Goal:

The career you’re seeking can determine what scholarships you may qualify for and the likelihood of securing a job after graduating. To help you understand what opportunities are out there we have done the research to find exactly what field is hiring, and how much they are willing to pay in order to fill that position.

 

Unique To Illinois

Top Three Positions Based Off Of Hiring

Job Title: Managers Sales and related workers Production workers
Salary: $70564 $32461 $28772
# of Open Positions: 27500 20200 19400
Competition*: 2.1 3.1 2.2

 


Top Six Positions Based Off Of Salary

Job Title: Anesthesiologists Obstetricians and gynecologists Air traffic controllers
Salary: $179380 $131230 $130150
# of Open Positions: 670 900 900
Competition*: 2.2 2.1 2.9
Job Title: Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers Nuclear engineers Actuaries
Salary: $106860 $99740 $98130
# of Open Positions: 6290 670 240
Competition*: 6 5.9 2.1

*Competition: = This row tells us which jobs are more common in Arizona, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US states. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower percentages indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

Illinois Nationwide Stats

Top Three Positions Based Off Of Hiring

Job Title: Retail salespersons Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand Cashiers
Salary: $21966 $22273 $16887
# of Open Positions: 152770 128450 110730
Competition*: 0.9 1.5 0.9

 

Top Six Positions Based Off Of Salary

Job Title: Chief executives Lawyers Sales managers
Salary: $132101 $91324 $87211
# of Open Positions: 16240 27000 14860
Competition*: 1.3 1.2 1.2
Job Title: Computer and information systems managers General and operations managers Financial managers
Salary: $85477 $85253 $84490
# of Open Positions: 12470 54940 18440
Competition*: 1.2 0.9 1

*Competition: = Unlike the Unique To Illinois table above, which shows where jobs in Illinois are unusually common compared to other states, the Illinois Nationwide Stats table lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.