(Please be advised:  Scholarships will only be accepted from August 14 - October 15, 2015) 


click here to download 2015 ILLCF Scholarship Application


Frequently Asked Questions

 1. When is the ILLCF Scholarship application due date?

 All applications must be typed, completed (with letters of recommendations) and received by October 15, 2015.

 2. Can I apply for the ILLCF scholarship if I am currently a graduate student?

 No, the scholarship is designed for full-time undergraduate students who are Illinois residents attending a four year university or community college in Illinois.

 3. Can I apply for the ILLCF scholarship if I am attending a two year community college?

 Yes, as long as the community college is located in Illinois and you are an Illinois resident. The scholarship is designed for undergraduate students at either a two year community college or four year university.

 4. Can I apply if I am an Illinois resident at an out of state university?

 Yes, as long as you have proof of Illinois residency.

 5. Can I fax or email my final application?

 No, all applicants must mail their application to the following address below:

 Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarships
c/o Jesse H. Ruiz
Drinker Biddle
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, Illinois 60606-1698

 6. When will I be notified if I am selected to receive a scholarship?

 Students who are selected to receive a scholarship will be informed before the Annual Illinois Legislative Latino Conference which takes place on Friday, November 20, 2015.  

 7.  Should I attend the ILLCF Conference on Friday, November 20, 2015?

Students who are selected to receive an ILLCF scholarship will be invited and asked to attend the 13th Annual Conference in order to be given recognition.


For further information about the ILLCF Scholarship Program, please contact the office of Jesse H. Ruiz at (312) 569-1135 or