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 and continuous full-time enrollment
  • 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 and continuous full-time enrollment
  • 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: Varies
  • Number: Variable

Application information for 2023-24 will be available in October.

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 continuous full-time enrollment, continue to be assessed tuition at the in-state rate, 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 continuous full-time enrollment, continue to be assessed tuition at the in-state rate, and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Number: Variable

Provost Scholarship

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

Application information for 2023-24 will be available in October.

Native American Tribal National Scholarship

  • Requirements: Any student who is not a resident of the state of Illinois, is a member of any of the Tribal Nations federally recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and has filed a 2022-2023 FAFSA
  • Amount: Covers the difference between non-resident and resident tuition at UIUC
  • Renewable: Varies
  • Number: Variable

Application information for 2023-24 will be available in October.

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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