Illinois State University Scholarships

Illinois State University scholarships are generous scholarships offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to study at the institution.

Scholarship Summary
Level: PostgraduateUndergraduate Institution(s): Participating schools
Location: USA, Field(s): Any
Target: All Deadline(s): Not specified,

Some of the awards available to international undergraduate students include:

  • Presidential Scholarship (44,000 total award ($11,000 per year renewable for up to four years))
  • University Scholarship (minimum $24,000 award (minimum $6,000 per year renewable for up to four years))
  • Redbird Academic Scholarship (ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, renewable for up to four years)
  • Graduate Assistantships which contribute income to help fund graduate studies

The scholarships are given to undergraduate and postgraduate students across many fields. This includes biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, commercial, engineering, arts, etc. Visit the website of the institution you wish to attend to learn about the programs offered by the university.


To be considered for the award, candidates must:

  • Have been enrolled to study at the university
  • have the minimum required cumulative GPA
  • Submit the required application by the deadline, typically in January

How to Apply for the Illinois State University Scholarships

You must first obtain admission into the institution and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA for the respective scholarship. A select group of students that meet the criteria are invited to apply for the Presidential Scholarship and the University Scholarship. They will be contacted on the scholarship application process. All complete scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. A select group of students will be invited to move forward to the semi-finalist and finalist stage after which the scholars will be selected.

Students who complete the application process for the Presidential Scholarship or University Scholarship but are not offered the award will automatically be offered a Redbird Academic Scholarship.

Visit the Official Website and the list of  Courses for more information



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