Merit-Based Scholarships

Following are select merit-based scholarships available to University of Illinois students.

Illinois Achievement Scholarship

Requirements: Incoming non-resident freshman with demonstrated financial need
Amount: $10,000
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time status
Number: Variable

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation

Requirements: Incoming freshmen
Amount: Up to the cost of attendance
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA
Number: 10

Provost Scholarship

Requirements: Incoming freshmen
Amount: Full tuition
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 3.0 GPA
Number: 30

President’s Award Program

Requirements: Students in historically underrepresented groups who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement
Amount: $5,000
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 2.0 GPA and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements
Number: Variable

President’s Award Program Honors

Requirements: Students who are selected as President’s Award recipients with the highest level of achievement
Amount: $10,000
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 2.5 GPA and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements
Number: Variable

James Hunter Anthony & Gerald E. Blackshear Endowment

Requirements: Incoming freshmen who have graduated from an Illinois high school
Amount: Equal to full tuition and fees for an academic year
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 3.0 GPA
Number: 2 to 4

University of Illinois Transfer Scholarship

Requirements: High-achieving, first-generation students with 30+ transferable graded hours and demonstrated financial need who are transferring from an Illinois community college
Amount: $1,000
Renewable: No
Number: Variable

Matthews Scholars

Requirements: Incoming freshmen
Amount: $2,000 per year
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 3.3 GPA
Number: Variable

Native American Scholarship – Peoria Tribe Scholarship

Requirements: This scholarship is available for members of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, connected historically with the state of Illinois.
Amount: The scholarship will cover the remaining cost of tuition, campus fees, and the room/board allowance not covered by other federal, state, institutional and private awards including Federal Pell Grant and the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant
Renewable: Yes, for a total of 4 years (8 semesters)
Number: Variable