Illinois State awards highly competitive, merit-based scholarships to new students with exceptional academic talent. For best consideration for these awards, students should apply for admission to the University and submit all required documents during the preferred filing period—
This is a $44,000 total award ($11,000 per year renewable for up to four years) for new freshmen. Students who are eligible for the Honor's Program and have at least a 30 ACT (1340 SAT) will be invited to apply. Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship.
This is a minimum $24,000 award (minimum $6,000 per year renewable for up to four years) for new freshmen from traditionally underrepresented groups, or first generation college students who have overcome hardship in achieving their academic goals. Minimum credentials required to be invited to apply are an ACT score of at least 25 (1150 SAT) and a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Learn more about the University Scholarship.
This is an award ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for new freshmen. Minimum credentials for consideration are an ACT score of at least 25 (1150 SAT) and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Learn more about the Redbird Academic Scholarship.
This is an award valued at a minimum of $1,000 per year, presented on both a one-time and multi-year basis. New first-time transfer students who have earned a minimum of 30 college credit hours and at least a cumulative 3.5/4.0 transfer GPA at the time of application will be invited to apply. Learn more about the Transfer Student Scholarship.