Scholarships

  • What is a scholarship?
    • Gift aid that is awarded based on a variety of factors such as academic achievement, talent, athletic ability, leadership, geographical location, field of study and/or financial need. Scholarships do not have to be repaid.
  • Where can I find scholarships?
    • Scholarships can be found EVERYWHERE!
    • Many scholarships are awarded by private foundations. This includes high school guidance offices, local chambers of commerce, businesses, employers, financial institutions, local community groups/clubs, educational organizations, church groups, alumni associations, civic organizations and many more!
    • University of Illinois Scholarship Databases
      1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Office of Financial Aid 
      2. University of Illinois at Chicago: Office of Special Scholarship Programs
      3. University of Illinois at Springfield: Office of Financial Aid
  • Who qualifies for scholarships?
    • Each scholarship has different qualifications and requirements, including academic achievement, talent, athletic ability, leadership, geographical location, field of study, and/or financial need.