Funding for your education

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your educational goals by providing you with opportunities for financial support. We have scholarships available for both direct entry and Pathway students that can be applied to your tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $44,000.

What types of scholarship are available?

Regional Scholarship Undergraduate

INTO Illinois State scholarships

Maximum value

$12,000

Eligibility

  • Fully admitted to an International Year One or Graduate Pathway Program
  • Limited availability: first come, first served
  • Amount subject to change—limited awards at maximum value
  • Contact your INTO regional officer or Illinois State representative for more information
  • Additional requirements vary by region
  • For Pathway semester(s) only

Tuition payable first year: $18,650ˆ

ˆThese are estimated tuition payments assuming a student receives the maximum scholarship value listed for this program.

Regional Scholarship Graduate

INTO Illinois State scholarships

Maximum value

$8,000

Eligibility

  • Fully admitted to an International Year One or Graduate Pathway Program
  • Limited availability: first come, first served
  • Amount subject to change—limited awards at maximum value
  • Contact your INTO regional officer or Illinois State representative for more information
  • Additional requirements vary by region
  • For Pathway semester(s) only

Tuition payable first year: $20,430ˆ

ˆThese are estimated tuition payments assuming a student receives the maximum scholarship value listed for this program.

International Year One Progression Scholarships

INTO Illinois State scholarships

Maximum value

$15,000

Eligibility

  • Up to $9,000 or $3,000 per year with 3.0 GPA
  • Up to $15,000 or $5,000 per year with 3.5 GPA
  • Enrolled as ISU degree-seeking student after successful completion of INTO ISU International Year One program
  • Meet all progression requirements with a cumulative 3.0-3.49 will automatically qualify for $3,000 per year
  • Meet all progression requirements with a cumulative 3.5 or above will automatically qualify for $5,000 per year
  • Renewable up to 3 years with continuous enrollment at GPA 2.75 or above
  • No application required, applied automatically based on GPA

Undergraduate International Admissions Scholarship

Illinois State scholarships

Maximum value

$4,000

Eligibility

  • $1,000 per year with 3.0 GPA
  • Renewable annually for four years or through the length of the student's original study plan, if student maintains a cumulative 2.75 GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for $1,000 per year
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA for $2,000 per year

Tuition payable first year: $26,070ˆ

ˆThese are estimated tuition payments assuming a student receives the maximum scholarship value listed for this program.

Undergraduate International Admissions Scholarship

Illinois State scholarships

Maximum value

$8,000

Eligibility

  • $2,000 per year with 3.5 GPA
  • Renewable annually for four years or through the length of the student's original study plan, if student maintains a cumulative 2.75 GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for $1,000 per year
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA for $2,000 per year

Tuition payable first year: $25,070ˆ

ˆThese are estimated tuition payments assuming a student receives the maximum scholarship value listed for this program.

Graduate International Admissions Scholarship

Illinois State scholarships

Maximum value

$2,000

Eligibility

  • $2,000 per year with 3.5 GPA
  • Students must have achieved the cumulative admission GPA indicated
  • Students with graduate assistantships are not eligible
  • Renewable annually through the length of the student’s original study plan, if the student maintains a cumulative 2.75 GPA

Tuition payable first year: $21,000ˆ

ˆThese are estimated tuition payments assuming a student receives the maximum scholarship value listed for this program.

Presidential Scholarship

Illinois State scholarships

Maximum value

$44,000

Eligibility

  • $11,000 per year
  • Apply for admission by November 1 for the following academic year
  • Scholarship application is due December 15
  • Direct Undergraduate Freshman
  • Eligible for the Honors Program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Awarded through a competitive scholarship competition
  • Renewable up to four years if student maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA

Tuition payable first year: $16,070ˆ

ˆThese are estimated tuition payments assuming a student receives the maximum scholarship value listed for this program.

International Baccalaureate Scholarship

Other scholarships†

Maximum value

$1,000

Eligibility

  • Apply for admission by November 15 for the following academic year
  • Direct Entry Freshmen who complete the IB Diploma Program or IB Career-Related Certificate Program
  • Submit eligibility form online
  • Academic credentials must be verified no later than July 15
  • Awarded as funds are available
  • One-time award

†Can be combined with international admissions scholarships

Young America International Scholarship

Other scholarships†

Maximum value

$5,000

Eligibility

  • Complete application to Illinois State University and scholarship application by May 1
  • Direct Entry Bachelor's students only
  • Application required
  • Five scholarships will be awarded to high academically achieving students per year
  • Only available for Fall intake
  • One-time award

†Can be combined with international admissions scholarships

*Amounts subject to change. Limited awards at maximum value. For more information visit: FinancialAid.IllinoisState.edu/scholarships

How much money is on offer?

The amount of money available through scholarships can vary. Remember that a scholarship will only cover some of your tuition fees. You will still have to fund your remaining tuition fees and your accommodation, insurance, visa and other living costs in full. For more information, see our fees and finance page.

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