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General Requirements and Policies

Program Participation

As a University Scholar you must fully participate in the required components of the University Scholars Enrichment Program each academic year. 

Exemptions

Exemptions to the program participation requirement are made for students who are off-campus for a given semester while involved in student teaching, study abroad, National Student Exchange, full-time internships or full-time co-op experiences.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

University Scholars are required to maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA to retain the $6,000 annual University Scholarship for a maximum of eight semesters and to enjoy the benefits of the University Scholars Enrichment Program.

Revocation of the University Scholarship

The University Scholarship and associated benefits may be revoked if the cumulative GPA falls below 2.75 at the completion of a given semester.  However, the University Scholars Committee may choose to place the student on scholarship probation and renew the scholarship.

Renewal of the University Scholarship

If you fail to maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the completion of a given semester, you may request that your scholarship be renewed by submitting a University Scholars Renewal Petition by the designated deadline.  Upon reviewing the renewal petition, the University Scholars Committee will consider the following:

  • Unusual circumstances that adversely impacted your academic performance and how those circumstances were resolved.
  • Your past participation in the University Scholars Enrichment Program.
  • Your plan for maximizing your chances of attaining the Scholarship GPA requirement; your plan for earning “As” and “Bs” at Illinois State University.
  • Why the University Scholarship is important to you.

If the Committee approves the renewal petition, the scholarship will be renewed and the student will be immediately placed on University Scholars probation.  If the Committee denies the renewal petition, the scholarship and associated benefits will be immediately revoked.  The decision of the University Scholars Committee is final.

Submit the University Scholars Renewal Petition.

University Scholars Probation

The University Scholars staff will develop an individualized probation program for each student placed on University Scholars probation.  The requirements of the probation program will be detailed in the University Scholars probation contract which must be signed by the probationary student.
If you are placed on probation by the University Scholars Committee, you must:

  • abide by specified terms in your University Scholars probation contract,
  • fully participate in the University Scholars Enrichment Program while on probation,
  • have no disciplinary record with the University, and
  • make satisfactory progress towards attaining a cumulative GPA of 2.75.

The probationary status allows students to raise their cumulative GPA while continuing to enjoy the benefits of the University Scholars Enrichment Program.  If at the completion of the probationary period the student fails to make satisfactory progress towards attaining a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, the scholarship and associated benefits will revoked.

Program Contacts

Christa D. Platt
Coordinator of Targeted Retention Services
University College
(309) 438-3714
cdplatt@ilstu.edu

Nuusa Faamoe
University Scholars Academic Advisor
University College Academic Advisement
(309) 438-7604
ntfaamo@ilstu.edu

 


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