Institutional Scholarships

Deadline: March 15, 2024- Peoria Tribe Scholarships

  • Available for members of Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (connected historically with the state of Illinois) who have filed a 2023-2024 FAFSA
  • Covers remaining cost of tuition, campus fees, and room/board allowance not covered by other federal, state, institutional, and private awards (including the Federal Pell Grant and the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program Grant)
  • Renewable for up to 4 years (8 semesters) for incoming first-year students and 3 years (6 semesters) for incoming transfer students

Peoria Tribe Scholarship Application (pdf)

Deadline: March 15, 2024- Tribal Nations Scholarships for Non-Illinois Residents

  • Available to students who are not residents of the state of Illinois, are members of any of the Tribal Nations federally recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and have filed a 2023-2024 FAFSA
  • Covers the difference between non-resident and resident tuition at UIUC
  • Renewable for up to 4 years (8 semesters) for incoming first-year students and 3 years (6 semesters) for incoming transfer students, with winter and summer semesters included

Tribal Nations Scholarship Application (pdf)

Illinois Promise

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for Illinois Promise:

  • You and your parent(s) must be Illinois residents.
  • You must have attended and graduated from an Illinois high school.
  • You must be under the age of 24 and admitted as a new freshman or new transfer student.
  • Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) determined through the FAFSA must equal $0.
  • Family income must be at or below the federal poverty level. For the 2023-2024 academic year, please see the 2021 federal poverty guidelines.
  • Your total family assets must be less than $50,000.
  • You must be enrolled in at least 12 hours during the fall and spring semesters.
  • To be eligible for renewal, students must remain Pell eligible, family assets must be less than $50,000, and the parent and student must remain Illinois residents.

Application Process

To be considered for Illinois Promise, you must submit the FAFSA by March 15 prior to each academic year. There’s no separate Illinois Promise application form; however, once we receive your FAFSA information, we may request and require additional documents to confirm your eligibility criteria.

Illinois Scholarship Database

Academic departments, colleges, and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions award many of our university merit-based scholarships. You’re encouraged to search the scholarship database to review what's available. 

Application procedures vary, so be sure to follow the described procedures and apply by the dates indicated. Note that for most of these scholarships, your Undergraduate Application for Admission is the only thing you need to complete to be considered.

Link to Illinois scholarship database