The Illinois EPA funds a scholarship for students, as well as providing a grant for educators.
- The Governor's Environmental Corps is a summer internship program for students with a background in biological sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, environmental education and law, who are looking for a unique and comprehensive summer internship experience.
- The IEPA/ILMA Scholarship Program, supported by the Illinois Lake Management Association with a matching grant from the Illinois EPA, provides scholarship grants for coursework or research involving Midwest lake ecosystems management.
- The Lake Education Assistance Program provides funding for lake and lake watershed related educational field trips, seminars/workshops, projects, and activities. Projects and activities must have stated goals and involve the enhanced lake/lake watershed education of teachers, students, organizations and/or the community.