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No one can deny the value of a University of Illinois education. Financial support from the College of ACES can help make your college aspirations and career dreams possible. Each year, more than $3.5 million in scholarship support is provided by generous alumni, corporate sponsors, and other supporters.

Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship for incoming freshmen

For nearly 40 years, the College of ACES has awarded Jonathan Baldwin Turner (JBT) Scholarships to outstanding incoming freshmen.  Valued at up to $10,000 over four years, the JBT scholarship program recognizes students for their scholarly excellence, good citizenship, and demonstrated leadership attributes.

High school seniors with a composite ACT score of at least 29, SAT score of at least 1350 or a class ranking in the upper 10 percent (at the end of their junior year of high school) are eligible for consideration for this scholarship. 

If you are interested in being considered, the process is simple -  Apply for freshman admission as your application for admission to Illinois doubles as your application for all other scholarships in ACES, including the JBT!

Departmental Scholarships

Find out how to be considered for departmental scholarships

In the College of ACES, there are scholarships dedicated to students pursuing specific majors.  Some departmental scholarships are administered at the college level, and require that students submit the annual College of ACES general scholarship application.  Others are administered by the specific department, and may require a separate application; please note that application deadlines vary by department.