Illinois Public Scholarships - AIM HIGH
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Chicago State UniversityAIM HIGH Scholarships- Be a resident of Illinois
- Have attended an Illinois high school
- Be an enrolled as a first-time full-time student seeking a bachelors degree at Chicago State University – Fall 2019
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Complete a FAFSA and not have household income that exceeds six-times the poverty level
- Not yet have earned a baccalaureate degree or 135 undergraduate credit hours
- Not be in default of student loans or owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarships
- Meet/satisfy admissions criteria as listed
$8,000-$24,000 (over four years, renewable each year)http://www.csu.edu/financialaid/aimhigh-scholarships.htm
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Eastern Illinois UniversityEIU Promise- Family income of $61,000 or less
- Student is an Illinois resident and meets AIM HIGH Grant requirements
- Incoming Freshman enrolled full time and has a 18 ACT / 960 SAT with a 3.0 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Student must be admitted to EIU with financial aid packaged by April 1st.
Full cost of tuition and fees https://www.eiu.edu/aimhigh/
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Governor's State UniversityAIM HIGH Scholarship- 2.75+ GPA and 19+ ACT Composite or 980+SAT
- Must agree to participate in a guided pathway first year experience of your choice.
- Have attended an Illinois high school
- Be enrolled full time in a baccalaureate degree program at GSU for the first time in Fall 2019
- Be a resident of Illinois
- Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Complete a FAFSA and not have household income that exceeds six times the poverty rate
- Meet full admissions criteria
- Not yet have earned a baccalaureate degree or 135 undergraduate credit hours
- Not be in default of student loans or owe a refund or repayment of state or federal grants or scholarships
25-100% of tuition costhttp://www.govst.edu/aimhigh/
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Illinois State UniversityRedbird Academic Scholarship- New freshman
- Apply for admission during the preferred filing period (September 1 - November 15)
- 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
- 1200 or greater SAT score (or equivalent ACT)
- Applicants with a strong academic profile outside of these criteria will be considered
$1,000-4,000 per year - renewablehttps://financialaid.illinoisstate.edu/scholarships/illinoisstate/redbird/
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Northeastern Illinois UniversityGolden Opportunity - Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois high school
- Be admitted to Northeastern as an incoming full-time freshman
- Have an annual adjusted gross income of $61,000 or less
- Have a minimum high school academic GPA of 3.0 and maintain a minimum Northeastern academic GPA of 2.5 for the following three years
Full cost of tuition and fees https://www.neiu.edu/financial-aid/golden-opportunity-scholarship
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Northern Illinois UniversityAIM HIGH Grant- Be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois high school.
- Be a first-time incoming freshman or transfer student.
- Be seeking your first undergraduate four-year degree.
- Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen (be eligible for federal student aid).
- Not have received a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of 135 semester credit hours.
- Not be incarcerated.
- Not be in default on any student loan.
- Not owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarship.
- File a FAFSA by the December 1 priority deadline. NIU will use the submission date of your initial FAFSA for 2019-2020 regardless of the inclusion of our school code. However, we cannot calculate your eligibility until NIU has been added to your FAFSA.
- Complete the NIU admission application including submission of all required documents by December 1 (new freshman) and March 1 (transfers).
- Have a household income at or below six times the poverty level. This information will be collected on the FAFSA. 2017 income will be used to determine 2019-2020 eligibility.
Full cost of tuition and fees https://niu.edu/aimhigh/faq/index.shtml#are-there-eligibility-requirements
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Southern Illinois University - CarbondaleAIM HIGH Award
- Must have a 24 ACT/1160 SAT
- Must have 3.5 high school GPA
- Must complete 30 credit hours per year
- Must maintain 3.0 SIU GPA
$2,000 (renewable)https://scholarships.siu.edu/types/freshmen/aim-high-scholarships.php
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Southern Illinois University - EdwardsvilleAim High Grant- Is a resident of the state of Illinois
- Is a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Meets the minimum GPA or ACT/SAT score and the SIUE grant eligibility and renewal criteria (SAT 1030, ACT 20)
- Apply for admissions by December 1
- Is or will be a full-time undergraduate, not yet received a baccalaureate degree or 135 credit hours
- Is not incarcerated
- Is not in default on any student loan
- Does not owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarship
- Has filed a FAFSA and demonstrated need with household income no greater than six times the poverty guidelines
$2,500 per yearhttps://www.siue.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/awards-and-grants/aim-high-grant.shtml
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University of Illinois (Chicago)Chancellor's Fellowship- First-time college students with a minimum unweighted high school grade point average of 3.8 and a minimum SAT score of 1360 or minimum ACT score of 30.
- Illinois residents who are also U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and who come from families with a household income no greater than six times the federal poverty rate, as indicated in the relevant AIM HIGH legislation
- High school valedictorians, without reference to grade point average and standardized test scores
- Students must apply to UIC by the university’s Nov. 1 early action deadline.
Full cost of tuition and fees https://admissions.uic.edu/undergraduate/requirements-deadlines/deadlines/priority-scholarship-date#cfpfaq
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University of Illinois (Springfield)AIM HIGH Scholarship- Is a resident of the state of Illinois
- Is a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Attended an Illinois high school
- Be a first-time incoming freshman or transfer student
- Meets the minimum GPA or ACT/SAT score and the UIS grant eligibility criteria
- Is or will be a full-time undergraduate, not yet received a baccalaureate degree or 135 credit hours
- Is not incarcerated
- Is not in default on any student loan
- Does not owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarship
- Has filed a FAFSA and demonstrated need with household income no greater than six times the poverty guidelines
Full cost of tuition and feeshttps://www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/aim-high-scholarship-program/
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University of Illinois (U-C)Illinois Commitment- Illinois resident (parents listed on the FAFSA are also Illinois residents)
- Family income is $61,000 or less
- Family's assets are less than $50,000
- Admitted as a new freshman or transfer student
- Must be under the age of 24
Full cost of tuition and fees https://admissions.illinois.edu/commitment
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Western Illinois UniversityWestern Promise+- Minimum of 1060 SAT/21 ACT and a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Illinois resident
- AIM HIGH family income requirements
Awards vary. Could *potentially* cover costs such as tuition, fees, room, meal plan, books, and/or course materials.http://www.wiu.edu/vpaps/your_choice/index2.php
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