Trustee Scholarship - Full Tuition

This four-year, or eight semesters, honor is bestowed upon five exceptional first-time freshmen each year.

Recipients will be selected from among the top 10 percent of the year’s applicant pool and will be invited to interview on campus in February. The selection committee will consider all students with outstanding academic records, strong admission essays and evidence of leadership and active involvement in their school, church and community.

Completed applications for admission to the College must be postmarked by 12/1 of a student's senior year to be considered for the Trustee Scholarship. 

Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship

The Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship offers awards for students entering in 2015 - 2016 of $18,000 per year for up to four years, or eight semesters.

Classical scholar, botanist, and political activist, Turner became a professor at the newly organized Illinois College in 1833. Turner was perhaps the leading voice in the social movement of the 1850's that produced the land grant universities that pioneered public higher education. Turner was especially involved in establishing the University of Illinois.

Edward Beecher Scholarship

The Edward Beecher Scholarship offers awards for students entering in 2015-2016 of
$15,000 - $17,000 per year for up to four years, or eight semesters.

Educated at Yale and Andover Seminary, Dr. Beecher became the pastor of Park Street Church in Boston in 1826, and in 1830 became the first president of Illinois College. The fledgling college grew under his leadership for fourteen years. Consistent with the work of his siblings, famous writer Harriett Beecher Stowe and popular American preacher Henry Ward Beecher, Edward was a devoted abolitionist who organized the first anti-slavery society in Illinois. Beecher Hall, the oldest college building in the state, bears the family name and remains in use on campus today.

Illinois College Opportunity Award

The Illinois College Opportunity Award offers awards for students entering in 2015-2016 of $10,000 per year for up to four years, or eight semesters.

Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students are eligible for merit-based, renewable scholarships for 2014-2015 of varying amounts up to $12,000 per year.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Transfer students who were members of Phi Theta Kappa national honorary society are eligible for a renewable $2,000 per year award for 2014-2015. This scholarship can be combined with other awarded Transfer Scholarships. The application is available here.

IC Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

Continuing the family legacy on the Hilltop, the Alumni Association has established the Legacy Scholarship to assist children of Illinois College alumni. The scholarship is for $2,000 per year and will continue for four years, or eight semesters, of study. An application along with a short essay explaining why it is important to the student to continue the family tradition of an Illinois College education is required. First consideration will be given to those who apply by February 20th.

Laverne Noyes Scholarship

Undergraduate students who are descendants of a veteran of World War I are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications should be completed and returned to the Illinois College Office of Financial Aid. The priority deadline is February 15th.

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