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Skokie, IL Area Scholarships

Skokie (/ˈskoʊki/; formerly Niles Center) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, neighboring the City of Chicago's northern border. Skokie lies approximately 15 miles north of Chicago's downtown loop. Its name comes from a Potawatomi word for "marsh." For many years Skokie promoted itself as "The World's Largest Village." Its population, according to the 2010 census, was 64,784. Skokie's streets, like that of many suburbs, are largely a continuation of the Chicago street grid, and the village 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, 58% of the population was Jewish, the largest percentage of any Chicago suburb. In recent years, several synagogues and Jewish schools have closed. However, Skokie still has a very large Jewish population and an active Chabad. 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, it 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

Chicago ORT Technical Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit
Knowledge Systems Institute
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Hebrew Theological College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $16,630 average out-state tuition; $16,630 average in-state tuition
Everest College-Skokie
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Estelle Medical Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $8,450 average out-state tuition; $8,450 average in-state tuition
Sanford-Brown College-Skokie
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit