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Community College Transfer Scholarship

The Community College Transfer Scholarship is a highly competitive and prestigious award for community college graduates attending Illinois State University. The awards are valued at $2,000 per year for two years for a total value of $4,000. The awards are based on academic merit rather than on financial need.

More than 100 community college students compete for the awards and are among the most academically talented students from throughout the state and the nation. Scholarship winners often are members of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society of community colleges.

Application Requirements

Application for this scholarship is by invitation only. Students must meet the minimum requirements below to be considered. This program is highly competitive and selective.

  • First-time student at Illinois State University beginning with the 2015 spring, summer, or fall semesters
  • Cumulative transfer grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale as calculated by the Office of Admissions at the time of application
  • Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to enrolling at the University (Associate in Applied Science or Liberal Arts are not eligible)
  • Transfer directly from a community college to Illinois State

Candidates must submit the online scholarship application including a 500-word essay and an official transcript showing fall 2014 grades (if those grades are not reflected on the transcripts currently on file with the Office of Admissions) by Friday, April 10, 2015.

Invitations are emailed (to the email address you used to apply for admission) in mid-March to qualified candidates who have been admitted to the University; therefore, it is imperative that students apply for admission to Illinois State during the preferred filing period to ensure their admission in time for consideration for this scholarship.

Contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 366-2478 or via email at admissions@IllinoisState.edu for more information about the Community College Transfer Scholarship.

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