Skokie, IL Colleges

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Skokie (/?sko?ki/; formerly Niles Center) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Its name comes from a Native American word for "fire". A Chicago suburb, for many years Skokie promoted itself as "The World's Largest Village". Its population, per the 2010 census, was 64,784. Sharing a border with the city of Chicago, Skokie's streets, like that of many suburbs, are largely a continuation of the Chicago street grid, and it is served by the Chicago Transit Authority, further cementing its connection to the city.

Skokie was originally a German-Luxembourger farming community, but was later settled by a sizeable Jewish population, especially after World War II. At its peak in the mid-1960s, 40% of the population was Jewish, the largest percent of any Chicago suburb. In recent years, however, Skokie's population has become significantly more diverse, and several Jewish synagogues and schools have closed. However, Skokie still has a very large Jewish population. It is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which opened in northwest Skokie in 2009.

Skokie has received national attention twice for court cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. In the mid-1970s, Skokie was at the center of a case concerning the First Amendment right to assemble and the National Socialist Party of America, a neo-Nazi group. Skokie ultimately lost that case. In 2001, although Skokie was not a direct party to the case, a decision by the village regarding land use led the court to reduce the power of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.[citation needed]

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Schools in and around Skokie, IL

Name
European Massage Therapy School-Skokie
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Skin Care and Spa Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Knowledge Systems Institute
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Sanford-Brown College-Skokie
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Chicago ORT Technical Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit
Hebrew Theological College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $18,740 average out-state tuition; $18,740 average in-state tuition
Everest College-Skokie
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Skokie, IL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Woodward Scholarship Varies February 10, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017