Category Archives: Financial Aid

The Illinois Club Scholarship Program

The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards offered are:

  • Seven-Nine (7-9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,500
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts of $3,400
  • One (1) Global Focus Award of $2,500

To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate with at least 60 earned credit hours by the end of Fall 2016
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Graduate no earlier than December 2017

The application deadline is Saturday, October 15, 5:00PM (an application, resume, essay, and Self-Service Integrate documents are required, so start early!)

Applicants will be notified via e-mail when applications are received. Semifinalists will be interviewed January 21 or 28. Winners will be honored at a Scholarship Awards Brunch on March 4, 2017.

Online application & details can be found here:

Tutor the People Scholarship for Pre-Med Students

Tutor the People is offering a scholarship for pre-med students across the country. The scholarship asks students to submit an essay that illustrates how an MD degree will help them achieve their life goals. They will award a $1,000 prize to the winning submission, which will be made payable to that student’s current university or future medical school.

The essay’s due date is December 15, 2016

If interested, follow this link to write and submit your essay: 

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund for Women

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund was established in 1907 and makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance.  
Program features:
  • 2% interest rate
  • 3 Loan Amounts
    • $12,000 – associate and bachelor degree programs, technical or professional training and post-graduate certifications
    • $15,000 – master’s degree
    • $20,000 – doctoral degree
  • 8 year payback on loans up to $15,000
  • 10 year payback on loans over $15,000
  • 6 months after graduation loan repayment begins

Applicants must:

  • be a citizen or legal permanent resident of United State or Canada
  • be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • meet the minimum credit score of 625
  • not exceed the indebtedness limit for her degree level
  • have 2 qualified cosigners for the loan
  • be enrolled in an accredited school in the United States or Canada at the time the loan is drawn. (Within 2 years, but not less than 4 months of completing her course of study)
    • No installment may be drawn by a first year student in a two-year program until she has satisfactorily completed at least one semester, trimester or quarter of college work,  or a grading period in a non-collegiate program.

For additional information contact: Anne Fahrner,,  351-9195 (home), 621-1981 (cell)



2016-17 Scholarship Applications Now Open

Alexandra H. Hauser 2016-2017 Scholarship Application

The $1,500 Hauser scholarship seeks to support LAS undergraduates who have a full sibling with Down syndrome. Applicants should demonstrate their experience with people with disabilities—especially Down syndrome—and complete a 500-word essay on their relationship with their sibling. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Hausers and their generous gift. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility criteria.


Applicants must:

  • Have a full sibling with Down Syndrome
  • Be at least a sophomore in standing (30 Illinois credit hours) by Fall 2016
  • Be an Illinois resident
  • Be enrolled full-time in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Applications are due by Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59PM.


All applications must be submitted electronically through this form:

Questions? Contact LAS Honors at or 217.333.1158.

Diana B. Younger 2016-2017 Scholarship Application

The Younger scholarship was established to memorialize Diana B. Younger who was a tireless supporter of education during her lifetime. The $3,300 scholarship aims to assist students who have worked to support themselves and is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility criteria.


Applicants must:

  • be a first semester sophomore beginning a second year at Illinois in Fall 2016
  • be enrolled full-time in a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • have a cumulative Illinois GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • have significant financial need (as verified through a current FAFSA) and be employed at least part-time to assist in supporting themselves


Applications are due by Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59PM.


 All applications must be submitted electronically through this form:

 Questions? Contact LAS Honors at or 217.333.1158.

Scholarship Opportunity: Ida King Stevens Award

The local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will select a qualifying undergraduate student to receive the Ida King Stevens Award. The Ida King Stevens Award is intended to help returning women students complete their education.  The scholarship awards $1000 (500 each semester) toward the recipient’s tuition and fees.  The recipient will be contacted to participate in appropriate AAUW Branch activities.

The recipient must:

  1. Be female.
  2. Be a resident of the state of Illinois (as defined by the UIUC standard for in-state tuition).
  3. *Have experienced an interruption in formal education of at least two years. (See below for explanation)?4. Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as either as a full-time or part-time student.
  4. Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  5. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

* A formal interruption means that the student did not attend school or college for at least 2 years. Here are some examples of an interruption in formal education:

A student drops out of community college to care for an ailing parent.

A college student has a child and decides to postpone the completion of her degree.

A high school graduate works full-time to save enough money to go to college.

Procedures and Deadlines: Students must complete the application and submit it by April 15, 2016 to:
Jacque Kahn (

AACOM Launches 2016 Financial Aid Modules for Students and Graduates


The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has launched a 2016 Financial Aid Debt Management Modules for Osteopathic Medical School Students. These educational modules are offered by AACOM and its Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) as part of the continued commitment to support osteopathic medical students in their pursuit of a DO degree and serve as a resource for financial aid representatives at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) as they provide the best educational debt management guidance possible for their students and future alumni.

This year’s available online series includes the following five modules:

You can also view this informational flyer, which provides a brief introduction on how financial aid administrators, osteopathic medical students, and others will benefit from this resource.