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Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship Program

Thomas Poole, JBT Scholar
Thomas Poole, JBT Scholar

Since 1979 the College of ACES has awarded Jonathan Baldwin Turner (JBT) Scholarships to outstanding incoming freshmen. Awarded solely on the basis of leadership, good citizenship, and scholarly achievement, these merit-based scholarships are open to outstanding individuals enrolling in the diversity of programs offered within the College of ACES. The JBT program is funded by private donations to ACES. The JBT program has a rich history, and we look forward to many years of recognizing future JBT scholars.

Value and renewal criteria

Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarships are renewable and have a potential value of $10,000 over four years. A $2,500 scholarship is awarded for the student’s freshman year in the University of Illinois College of ACES. The remainder will be awarded in three $2,500 increments during the student’s sophomore, junior, and senior years, provided the student remains enrolled in the College of ACES and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 (A= 4.0).

Application qualifications

Students with a composite ACT score of at least 29 or SAT of 1350 (new format) or who are ranked in the top 10% of their class at the end of their junior year of high school are automatically considered for this scholarship through their application for admission. 

Contact Information

For more information about the JBT Scholarship program, please contact the ACES Academic Programs Office, 217-333-3380.

JBT for Graduate Students

The College of ACES funds the prestigious Johnathan Baldwin Turner Graduate Fellowships. These and other forms of funding, including departmental fellowships and scholarships, and research and teaching assistantships are awarded by the academic departments. See their websites for more information.