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Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University as well as the surrounding community. Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to worthy undergraduate students. We will award 8-9 scholarships totaling more than $25,000 this year.
  • Make-A-Difference Awards of $3,000
  • Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $3,000
  • A Global Focus Award of $3,000
  • A Sesquicentennial Award of $3,000 - this year only, in honor of the University's celebration
  • The Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $4,200
You must be an undergraduate, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2018 to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.75 at both the time of application and winning of award is required. Applicants are evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible.

Scholarship Descriptions

Make-A-Difference Award
Open to any major. Applicants must demonstrate how they are currently (and/or plan to) make a difference in the community/world.

Isabelle Purnell Education Award
Open to those earning a Secondary Education Certificate or College of Education majors. Applicants must demonstrate how they hope to make a difference in the classroom and in students' lives.

Global Focus Award
Open to any major. Applicants must have international experience or an internationally focused major. For examples: second language, study abroad, internships or volunteering abroad, international career plans, etc. Applicants must demonstrate how their internationally focused work and/or volunteer plans will make a difference in the world.

Sesquicentennial Award
Open to students of American history or the history of education. Applicants must indicate how an historical perspective has value for a liberal arts education.

Judith Life Ikenberry Award
Open to any major in the College of Fine and Applied Arts or Creative Writing majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applicants must demonstrate how their art impacts their own lives and the world and what they hope to accomplish with their art. The Ikenberry scholarship is generally given to a fine artist (singer, musician, dancer, writer, actor, artist, graphic artist, etc.) who plans to make a living as a working/performing artist or writer, so if you are an applied artist (architect, urban planner, industrial designer, etc.), we encourage you to write your essay toward one of our other scholarships.

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is October 15, 2017; 5:00pm Central Time

To apply for these scholarships, please complete the application at http://go.illinois.edu/TICScholarship

Interviews with finalists will be scheduled on January 20 or January 27, 2018.

Scholarship Committee for 2017-2018

Scholarship Chair: Sandy Camargo
Assistant Scholarship Co-Chairs: Jenny Kim
Committee:
   Sandy Camargo
   Ann Campbell
   Anne Heiles
   Jenny Kim
   Ann Long
   Ann Webbink