The University Scholarship is one of our most prestigious merit-based scholarships available for incoming freshmen. The selection process for University Scholars is conducted through the Office of Admissions. Once University Scholars are selected, University College administers the support and enrichment program.
Valued at a minimum of $6,000 per year, the University Scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters if participants enroll each semester full-time (12+ hours) and maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at the completion of each academic year. The minimum value of the scholarship is $24,000.
How You'll Benefit
Accepting the University Scholarship provides much more than a financial reward. It also provides a collegiate experience designed to enhance your experience at Illinois State.
As a University Scholar you must fully participate in the required components of the University Scholars Enrichment Program each academic year.
Honors Program Option
As a University Scholar you are automatically a member of the University Scholarship Enrichment Program and, as a result of your academic accomplishments, you have the option to also join the Honors Program.
University Scholar Association
University Scholars are encouraged to join and participate in the University Scholar Association (USA), a registered student organization providing opportunities for fellowship among other University Scholars.