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Merit-based scholarships and awards are a form of gift aid, awarded without regard for financial need, and do not need to be repaid. 足彩澳门即时盘 offers merit-based scholarships and awards based on demonstrated academic achievement, talent, program of interest, and other criteria.

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Students are automatically considered for many of the awards listed below based on their application for admission. Other awards require auditions or an additional application process. It is important to meet deadlines associated with awards as noted below.

Justice and Social Change Microscholarship

The Justice and Social Change Microscholarship recognizes?scholars who seek to change the world by joining into conversation within our welcoming and intentionally diverse community. We believe in empowering and equipping our scholars to engage in challenging discussion and understanding around matters of equity, diversity, inclusion?and justice.

The microscholarship?is available?to prospective first-year and transfer students who complete an online four-part series of programs. These?include a brief reading, video and a quiz. It is not available to international students.

Applicants successfully completing each of the four sessions will be awarded $1,000, renewable each year at 足彩澳门即时盘 for up to four years and a total of $4,000.

The sessions will open Nov. 1, 2021. To be eligible, students must complete all segments by Dec. 10, 2021.?The microscholarship?is not available to international students.

Academic merit scholarships

Students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships based on their application for admission. Students may receive one of the following awards based on their credentials. Notification of any award is included in a student's acceptance letter.

Scholarship amounts are based on the year in which a student first enrolls at 足彩澳门即时盘. The information below is valid for students first enrolling in the 2021-22?school year.

Students who do not meet the required renewal GPA may receive a lower scholarship depending on their 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative GPA. Regardless of 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative GPA, scholarships will not exceed first year awarded amounts in subsequent years.

High school students

Presidential Scholarship $28,000 annually — Awarded to students with exceptional academic ability who also have demonstrated outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and good character. Eligible students typically have a cumulative, re-calculated high school GPA of 3.8 or better and have taken the most rigorous course load possible at their high school. When class rank is available, eligible students rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class. In past admissions cycles when the majority of applicants submitted test scores, eligible recipients would typically have a 1300 or higher combined SAT score in math and evidence-based reading and writing or a 28 ACT composite score or higher. To be eligible, a student must plan to enroll full-time at 足彩澳门即时盘 足彩澳门即时盘.? Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Dean's Scholarship?$26,000 annually — Awarded to students with an excellent academic record and demonstrated co-curricular involvement and good character. Eligible students typically have a cumulative, re-calculated high school GPA of at least 3.5 and have taken a rigorous course load. When class rank is available, eligible students rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class. In past admissions cycles when the majority of applicants submitted test scores, eligible recipients would typically have a 1200 to 1300 combined SAT score in math and evidence-based reading and writing or a 25 to 27 ACT composite score. To be eligible, a student must plan to enroll full-time at 足彩澳门即时盘 足彩澳门即时盘.? Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative 2.75 GPA.

Founders Scholarship $24,000 annually — Awarded to students whose high school course selection has been challenging, whose academic performance is strong and who have made significant contributions to their high schools and communities. Eligible students typically have a cumulative, re-calculated high school GPA of at least 3.2. When class rank is available, eligible students rank in the top third of their high school class. In past admissions cycles when the majority of applicants submitted test scores, eligible recipients would typically have an 1130 to 1190 combined SAT score in math and evidence-based reading and writing or a 23 to 24 ACT composite score.?To be eligible, a student must plan to enroll full-time at 足彩澳门即时盘 足彩澳门即时盘. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and an 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Transfer students?

Transfer scholarships range from $18,000 to $25,000 each year, based on academic success. To qualify, you must have a grade-point average of 2.7 or higher, have 15 transferable credits, and?plan to enroll full-time at 足彩澳门即时盘 足彩澳门即时盘.

There is no additional application for scholarships — your admissions transfer team will automatically consider your application for merit scholarships.

Bell Tower Scholarship $25,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 3.6 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Blue and Gold Scholarship $23,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 3.3 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Denkmann Scholarship $21,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 3.0 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Carlsson Scholarship $18,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 2.75 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)?$3,500 annually — Awarded to members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. This scholarship is in addition to the transfer scholarship. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Scholarships in the arts

Competitive scholarships in art, theatre and music for talented students regardless of academic major.

Dates for 2021-22 scholarship review will be posted as soon as they are available.?

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Fine arts

Art Scholarship?$500-$4,000 annually — Awarded to selected students after review of their portfolios. Renewal based on recommendation of the Art Department.
Portfolio review dates for scholarships.

Music Scholarships Up to $4,000 annually — Music scholarships award up to $4,000 annually to talented students, including non-majors, based on music auditions. Awards are renewable upon the recommendations of the Department of Music.
Online music scholarship details and application.

Carl B. Nelson Music Education Scholarship $500 annually — Awarded annually to 5 first-year students planning to major in music education. Renewal is based on recommendation of the Music Department. Can be combined with general or honors music scholarship.
Online music scholarship details and application.

Theatre Scholarships Up to $4,000 annually — The Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship is an award up to $4,000, renewable for four years. Please contact the Department of Theatre Arts for more details.

Other theatre scholarships are available up to $2,500, and are awarded to exceptional individuals pursuing performance, technical theatre, playwriting or criticism. All require an on-campus audition or presentation, and are renewable based on recommendations of the Department of Theatre Arts.
Online theatre?scholarship details and application.

Scholarships not requiring?application or audition

Alumni Scholarship? $1,000 annually — Given to students whose parent(s) are alumnae/alumni of 足彩澳门即时盘 足彩澳门即时盘.

For Ohio Residents? A minimum award of $2,500/year — the Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship is available to admissible students from Ohio, regardless of financial need. More information on the Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship.

Campus Visit Grant? Up to?$4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) for enrolling students who visit campus between March 1 of their junior year of high school and May 1 of their senior year.?Transfer students must visit by Aug. 1 for fall enrollment,?or Jan. 15 for spring enrollment. (Details and requirements)

Out-of-State Award? Up to $4,000 ($1,000 per year) for students who live outside of Illinois and graduate from a U.S. high school. Students must be accepted to the college to receive this award. More information on the Out-of-State Award.

Scholarships requiring?an audition or application

Major/career specific

Departmental Open House and Scholarship Competition $1,000 annually — Awarded to winners of the November and January Departmental Open House and Scholarship Competition featuring more than 30 academic departments and nearly 90 majors and related areas of study. Renewed based on departmental criteria.
Online details and registration

For Future ELCA Church Leaders Up to $5,000 annually — The Rissing Scholarship is awarded each year to students who wish to prepare for professional leadership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Award is renewable by maintaining a 2.5 足彩澳门即时盘 cumulative grade-point average. More information on the Rissing Scholarship.

Lucken Geology Scholarship Up to $2,000 annually — Established by 1962 graduates John E. and Mary Thorson Lucken, this merit-based scholarship is for geology majors.?(More information on the Lucken Scholarship)

Gerry and Morris M. Geifman Scholarship A?merit-based award of $1,000 presented to a Jewish student at 足彩澳门即时盘 足彩澳门即时盘, renewable annually. Details and application

Endowed Scholarships: Amounts vary. These scholarships are made possible by friends of the 足彩澳门即时盘. The Office of Financial Assistance will advise you of any for which you qualify.

Other scholarship and award opportunities

Quad City Promise?— $2,000 award, renewable for up to four years. New applicants from Scott County in Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois are eligible.?

Good Fit T-shirt Photo Contest? — Awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, one-year scholarships.?Awarded to students who win a category in the college's annual Good Fit T-Shirt Contest.
Details and submission instructions.

For FAFSA Filers $750 — The Early Filers Award is for students who submit the FAFSA, officially signed by applicant and one parent, to be received by the Federal Processing Agency no later than Nov. 1. Renewable with FAFSA completion by Nov. 1 each year. Students may receive this award regardless of financial need.

RaiseMe足彩澳门即时盘 partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships that recognize everyday achievements (both in and out of the classroom) and allow students to start earning money for college beginning in the ninth grade. RaiseMe visibly rewards students for their college prep efforts and shows how an 足彩澳门即时盘 education is affordable. Students can accumulate up to $20,000 in micro-scholarships per year.

RaiseMe micro-scholarships represent the minimum amount of scholarships students will receive if they are accepted and enroll at 足彩澳门即时盘, and are not combined with (or in addition to) other merit scholarships.

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足彩澳门即时盘 may provide endowed awards through the generosity of donors/friends of 足彩澳门即时盘 to fund a portion of academic or other institutional aid.? Academic scholarships or other scholarships awarded through 足彩澳门即时盘 could be adjusted through the awarding of an 足彩澳门即时盘 endowed scholarship.