Scholarships are a form of gift aid that doesn’t require repayment. They’re generally awarded on a variety of factors, including academic achievement, talent, athletic ability, leadership, geographical location, field of study, or financial need.

Merit-Based Scholarships

When you apply to Illinois, you’re automatically considered for our merit-based scholarships. Many of these are for freshmen and transfers in any college based on academic excellence, though awards are also given out based on major.

University of Illinois Scholarships

Discover the various scholarships available through the university.

Federal & State Scholarships

Check out the programs available through the federal and state government.

Outside Scholarships

Learn about the private companies and organizations offering local scholarships.