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Scholarship Opportunities for Current ACES Students

Scholarship Opportunities for Current ACES Students
Scholarship Opportunities for Current ACES Students

Thanks to the generosity of our many donors and supporters, the College of ACES is committed to providing financial support to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our students, and administers many scholarships that are not specific to one major or option. More than 150 different scholarship funds are used to support hundreds of our current and incoming students, and these criteria-based scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

Who is eligible to be considered for criteria-based scholarships?

Any student who is pursuing a major in the College of ACES during the academic year for which the scholarships apply is eligible to be considered. Current ACES students and on- or off-campus transfer students who will pursue a major in the College of ACES must submit the online general College of ACES scholarship application (see below) to be considered. Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for criteria-based scholarships, and do not have to submit the online application (their admissions application is used in place of the general College of ACES scholarship application).

When does the selection process for criteria-based scholarships in ACES occur?

The selection process occurs after the College of ACES scholarship application deadline (June 1 annually), and typically concludes in late July. Students are notified about their scholarship status in early August through email (to the U of I email address) and letters (to the permanent home address).

On what basis are students selected to receive a scholarship?

Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit, as well meeting specific criteria, which could include such factors as county of residence, year in school, or career interest, to name a few examples. Most scholarship recipients have a grade point average of at least 3.0.

Does the general College of ACES scholarship application have to be submitted every year?

Current students who wish to be considered for criteria-based scholarships must submit the general College of ACES scholarship application every year (at the conclusion of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years).

Is it possible to be awarded the same College of ACES Scholarship more than once?

Criteria-based College of ACES scholarships are not automatically renewable, but students may be eligible (depending on the scholarship criteria) to be considered for the same scholarship in multiple academic years, provided the student submits the general online College of ACES scholarship application.

Do current students have to submit the FAFSA to be considered for criteria-based scholarships?

The FAFSA is only required for students who wish to be considered for criteria-based non-renewable scholarships for which financial need is required.  Please note that you must complete the FAFSA if you want to be considered for federal financial aid.  More information is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Can I see a listing a College of ACES scholarships?

A listing of criteria-based College of ACES scholarships will soon be available, which includes criteria used is selecting scholarship recipients. It is not necessary for students to apply for these scholarships individually, or to indicate the particular scholarships for which they want to be considered. The general online College of ACES scholarship application contains all of the information needed to match students with the scholarships for which they are eligible to be considered.

 

Applying for criteria-based College of ACES Scholarships

2016-2017 College of ACES Scholarship Application (link available in mid-March, 2017)

The next deadline to submit the application will be 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2017. All applicants are encouraged to read the following important points about the application:

  • The entire application is contained on a single web page.
  • We recommend that you complete the entire College of ACES Scholarship application in one session. You may wish to prepare your answers in a word document and cut and paste the answers into the application.
  • If you want to partially complete the application and finish at a later date, you must click the “submit” button at the bottom of the page (there is no “save” button). The application will prompt you for the items you have not yet entered, but at this point you may close the window. Your responses will be saved for two weeks. Your responses should reappear the next time you access the application (within the two-week window), as long as you are using the same computer and browser.
    Please note that incomplete applications will be deleted from the system after two weeks; At that time you will have to begin a new application.
  • If you follow the process to completion and submit all of the required information, you will see a verification screen after the submission, and will receive a verification email.
  • The ACES Application needs to be completed by current students every year (even if you filled it out last year).

Questions about the College of ACES scholarship program?

Please call 217-244-4540, or contact Assistant Dean Jason Emmert at jemmert@illinois.edu.