Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

The Fred S. Bailey Scholarship is a program of the University YMCA that awards over $100,000 in financial aid to University of Illinois students who demonstrate a deep commitment to service and action.

Who should apply? All undergraduates students who will be enrolled at UIUC during the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 academic year are eligible to receive awards of $3000. Students graduating in 2016-17 will also be considered for the $5,000 Bailey Leadership Awards.


  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the impact of their service, community involvement, leadership, and action.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate awareness and critical thought about the pressing issues facing the world today.
  • Financial need and academic achievement ¬†will also be considered.

For more information or to apply online, visit:

Application deadline: February 7

Got questions? Stop by their office hours:

February 1st, 1-3PM, University YMCA with Kasey Umland or Jennifer Romine

February 3rd, 2-4PM, University YMCA with Jennifer Romine

February 5th, 3-4PM, University YMVA with Kasey Umland

Or make an appointment by emailing

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