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AERO-STEM scholars program deadline extended


The deadline has been extended for a full-tuition scholarship program available at Illinois College beginning in the fall.

AERO-STEM scholars at IC receive a full-tuition scholarship for four years, research opportunities, academic coaching and career support, and connections to STEM-field internships with IC’s professional partners. 

“Illinois College's small class sizes and dedicated faculty and staff will provide you with personalized attention to help you succeed,” said Miranda Karban, assistant professor of biology. “As an AERO-STEM scholar, you will not only receive a financial scholarship, but you will also have access to focused research experiences and enhanced mentoring and academic support, and you will be welcomed into a community of like-minded students.” 

Karban said the program will continue accepting applications until all scholarships have been awarded. The program is open to academically talented, low-income students entering Illinois College in the fall to pursue degrees in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics. The competitive program was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. For eligibility requirements and an application checklist, visit For more information, contact Karban at

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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