The Division of Student Affairs offers various scholarship opportunities for currently enrolled students based upon a variety of criteria such as your level of student involvement, academic performance, financial need, leadership activities, volunteerism, etc. For more information about the opportunities listed below, contact the Office of the Vice President for Students Affairs via email or telephone at (309) 438-1748.
Faith and Leadership Scholarship
The Faith and Leadership Scholarship was funded and created by a group of alumni who valued their involvement on campus as students, especially among faith-based organizations and groups, and want to encourage future students to pursue involvement as a way to develop their leadership capacities. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded for the spring semester.
Preference is given to students with demonstrated leadership in an active Illinois State University RSO, particularly ones with a Christian affiliation.
Application deadline is December 1.
Michael D. Schermer Student Leader Excellence Scholarship
The Michael D. Schermer Student Leader Excellence Fund was established by Mr. Schermer to help further Illinois State University's goal of preparing students to be informed and engaged citizens who will promote and further the collective goals of society.
Susan T. Kern Special Opportunity Scholarship
The vision for the Susan T. Kern Special Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to Illinois State University students in support of one-time special academic or co-curricular opportunities. It is Dr Kern’s wish to provide financial assistance to a student for an opportunity they otherwise wouldn’t be able to fund. Awards will be considered by the Selection Committee and reviewed on an as-needed basis. The Selection Committee consists of representatives from the offices of the Provost, Women’s and Gender Studies, Dean of Students, and Development.
Students can receive this scholarship one time during their educational career at Illinois State.
Student Success and Excellence Fund
The Student Success and Excellence Fund supports first-generation or low-income students to thrive and excel in their academic and cocurricular experiences by reducing financial limitations. Involvement in clubs and organizations provide amazing learning opportunities for students. Because of this, the SSEF grant is designed to supplement students’ budgets to help them say ‘yes’ to transformative involvement opportunities that offer them a competitive advantage in achieving their goals and aspirations.
The following categories are options for Illinois State University’s students to seek support in achieving their academic and personal educational goals.