Merit-Based Scholarships

By applying to UIUC, you’re automatically in the running for the following scholarships, regardless of your major. All scholarships are for fall and spring semesters only unless otherwise noted.

Illinois Residents

James Hunter Anthony & Gerald E. Blackshear Endowment

  • Requirements: Incoming first-year students 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: Variable

Matthews Scholars

  • Requirements: Incoming first-year students
  • Amount: $2,000 per year
  • Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Number: Variable

Native American Peoria Tribe Scholarship

  • Requirements: Members of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (connected historically with the state of Illinois) who have filed a 2021-2022 FAFSA
  • Amount: Covers the remaining cost of tuition, campus fees, and 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

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
  • 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
  • Number: Variable

Provost Scholarship

  • Requirements: Incoming first-year students
  • Amount: Full tuition
  • Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Number: Variable

Stamps Scholarship

  • Requirements: Incoming first-year students
  • Amount: Up to the cost of attendance
  • Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Number: Variable

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: $2,000
  • Renewable: No
  • Number: Variable

Non-Residents

Illinois Achievement Scholarship

  • Requirements: Incoming non-resident first-year students with demonstrated financial need
  • Amount: Up to $10,000 (tuition-restricted)
  • Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time status and are assessed non-resident tuition
  • Number: Variable

Native American Peoria Tribe Scholarship

  • Requirements: Members of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (connected historically with the state of Illinois) who have filed a 2022-2023 FAFSA
  • Amount: Covers the remaining cost of tuition, campus fees, and 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

Native American Tribal National Scholarship

  • Requirements: Any student who is not a resident of the state of Illinois and is a member of any of the Tribal Nations federally recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs who has filed a 2022-2023 FAFSA
  • Amount: Covers the difference between non-resident and resident tuition at UIUC
  • Renewable: Yes, for a total of 4 years (8 semesters) for new first-year students and 3 years (6 semesters) for new transfer students; winter and summer semesters are included
  • Number: Variable

College-Specific Scholarships

Our colleges award a wide variety of scholarships to deserving students. Again, your application for admission is all you need to be considered. If you're eligible, you'll be contacted directly by those administering the award.

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