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Pemberton Presidential Scholars Award

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshmen

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall

When to Apply: Fall

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014

Contact: Honors College

 

Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, Eastern Illinois University is pleased to offer the Pemberton Presidential Scholars Award. Selected recipients will receive on-campus room and board (approximately $8,900 per year) and tuition and fees (up to $11,000 per year) for a total of four years. Generally, a student cannot receive a combination of federal, state and institutional aid that exceeds the cost of attendance.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate academic excellence by achieving an ACT score of 31 and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 (unweighted, on a 4-point scale) or better; exemplify leadership and service, as well as intellectual maturity noted within high school activities and achievements. Financial need may be a consideration.

Up to five students will be selected to receive this prestigious award each year. Recipients will be expected to hold active participation within the Honors College and classes. Recipients selected to receive the Pemberton Prize will not be eligible to also receive the Commitment to Excellence Award or Honors Award. For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please contact the Honors College.

In order to maintain eligibility, Pemberton Presidential Scholars are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or greater, have full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university.

For more information on how to apply for this award, please visit the Honors College website.




Presidential Scholars Award

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshmen

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Fall

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014

Contact: Honors College

 

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, qualified applicants must have:

  • A composite ACT score of 30, a rank in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class, and a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • OR

  • A composite ACT score of 28, a rank in the top 5 percent of his/her high school graduating class, and a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

In order to receive this scholarship, students must apply for this award, have full-time enrollment, and be accepted to EIU. Up to 20 incoming freshmen are selected to receive this prestigious award each year. The award amount is $11,000 per year for up to eight semesters, provided the student maintains renewable criteria.

This is awarded to students billed as in-state residents. Financial need is not a consideration, however students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. In order to maintain eligibility, presidential scholars are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or greater, have full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university.

For more information on how to apply for this award, please visit the Honors College website.




Honors Award

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshmen

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Fall

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014

Contact: Honors College

 

The Honors Award is intended to promote the development of unique student academic talents. Incoming freshmen who have demonstrated excellent scholarship, as measured by

  • High composite ACT scores typically greater than 28.
  • High school percentile rankings typically above the 90th percentile.
  • GPAs in excess of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

are eligible. Students not chosen to receive the Presidential Scholars Award may be eligible to receive the Honors Award. Selected students will receive $3000 each year of school for up to eight semesters provided they maintain renewable criteria.

In order to retain eligibility for the award, Honors Award recipients are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or greater, have full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university.




Commitment to Excellence Scholarship - High Achievement

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshmen

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Spring

Contact: Admissions Office

 

Sample ACT/GPA Combinations

Min. ACTMin. GPA
(4.0 scale)
363.35
333.70
304.00
 

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, academically talented students will automatically be considered for our new merit scholarships. Selected recipients will receive $4500 each year of school for up to eight semesters.

Eligible students may apply through the regular admissions process to become eligible for this scholarship. Visit our merit calculator to find out more.

To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.40 or higher, continue full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university. Renewal of the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship will be determined based on the cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring term. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship will be notified via email from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students who do not meet renewal criteria will have the Summer term at EIU to improve their GPAs. If the renewal criteria has been met at the end of Summer term, the scholarship will be continued; if not, the scholarship will not be renewed for any future terms.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. There is no application for this scholarship. Students interested must be admitted to Eastern Illinois University by March 1, 2014, in order to be considered.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions (877-581-2348/217-581-2223) or email admissions@eiu.edu.





Commitment to Excellence Scholarship - Tier 1

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshmen

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Spring

Contact: Admissions Office

 

Sample ACT/GPA Combinations

Min. ACTMin. GPA
(4.0 scale)
362.75
303.35
273.65
 

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, academically talented students will automatically be considered for our new merit scholarships. Selected recipients will receive $3500 each year of school for up to eight semesters.

Eligible students may apply through the regular admissions process to become eligible for this scholarship. Visit our merit calculator to find out more.

To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, continue full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university. Renewal of the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship will be determined based on the cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring term. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship will be notified via email from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students who do not meet renewal criteria will have the Summer term at EIU to improve their GPAs. If the renewal criteria has been met at the end of Summer term, the scholarship will be continued; if not, the scholarship will not be renewed for any future terms.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. There is no application for this scholarship. Students interested must be admitted to Eastern Illinois University by March 1, 2014, in order to be considered.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions (877-581-2348/217-581-2223) or email admissions@eiu.edu.





Commitment to Excellence Scholarship - Tier 2

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshmen

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Spring

Contact: Admissions Office

 

Sample ACT/GPA Combinations

Min. ACTMin. GPA
(4.0 scale)
342.75
283.25
213.65
 

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, academically talented students will automatically be considered for our new merit scholarships. Selected recipients will receive $2500 each year of school for up to eight semesters.

Eligible students may apply through the regular admissions process to become eligible for this scholarship. Visit our merit calculator to find out more.

To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.75 or higher, continue full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university. Renewal of the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship will be determined based on the cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring term. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship will be notified via email from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students who do not meet renewal criteria will have the Summer term at EIU to improve their GPAs. If the renewal criteria has been met at the end of Summer term, the scholarship will be continued; if not, the scholarship will not be renewed for any future terms.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. There is no application for this scholarship. Students interested must be admitted to Eastern Illinois University by March 1, 2014, in order to be considered.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions (877-581-2348/217-581-2223) or email admissions@eiu.edu.





Commitment to Excellence Scholarship - Tier 3

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshmen

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Spring

Contact: Admissions Office

 

Sample ACT/GPA Combinations

Min. ACTMin. GPA
(4.0 scale)
282.75
242.90
213.00
 

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, academically talented students will automatically be considered for our new merit scholarships. Selected recipients will receive $1500 each year of school for up to eight semesters.

Eligible students may apply through the regular admissions process to become eligible for this scholarship. Visit our merit calculator to find out more.

To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher, continue full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university. Renewal of the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship will be determined based on the cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring term. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship will be notified via email from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students who do not meet renewal criteria will have the Summer term at EIU to improve their GPAs. If the renewal criteria has been met at the end of Summer term, the scholarship will be continued; if not, the scholarship will not be renewed for any future terms.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by as soon as possible after Jan. 1. There is no application for this scholarship. Students interested must be admitted to Eastern Illinois University by March 1, 2014, in order to be considered.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions (877-581-2348/217-581-2223) or email admissions@eiu.edu.





Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship - Tier 1

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Transfer

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Spring

Contact: Admissions Office

 

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, eligible traditional students may apply through the transfer admissions process to become eligible for this scholarship. Eligibility requirements include having a minimum of 15 credit hours transferred from an accredited college or university and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Regularly admitted, new full-time transfers within all majors at EIU [with the exception of all continuing education programs: Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS), Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) at Parkland, Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Development (BSOPD), and RN to BSN program] are eligible for this scholarship. Selected recipients will receive $2000 each year of school for up to four semesters.

To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, continue full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university. Renewal of the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship will be determined based on the cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring term. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship will be notified via email from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students who do not meet renewal criteria will have the Summer term at EIU to improve their GPAs. If the renewal criteria has been met at the end of Summer Term, the scholarship will be continued; if not, the scholarship will not be renewed for any future terms.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions (877-581-2348/217-581-2223) or email admissions@eiu.edu.




Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship - Tier 2

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Transfer

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Spring

Contact: Admissions Office

 

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, eligible students may apply through the transfer admissions process to become eligible for this scholarship. Eligibility requirements include having a minimum of 15 credit hours transferred from an accredited college or university and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Regularly admitted, new full-time transfers within all majors at EIU [with the exception of all continuing education programs: Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS), Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) at Parkland, Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Development (BSOPD), and RN to BSN program] are eligible for this scholarship. Selected recipients will receive $1000 each year of school for up to four semesters.

To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, continue full-time consecutive enrollment, and remain in good standing with the university. Renewal of the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship will be determined based on the cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring term. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship will be notified via email from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students who do not meet renewal criteria will have the Summer term at EIU to improve their GPAs. If the renewal criteria has been met at the end of Summer Term, the scholarship will be continued; if not, the scholarship will not be renewed for any future terms.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions (877-581-2348/217-581-2223) or email admissions@eiu.edu.




Panther Promise Tuition Waiver

Award at a Glance

Year in School: Incoming Freshman, Transfer

Renewable: Yes

Semester Awarded: Fall, Spring

When to Apply: Spring

Contact: Admissions Office

 

Incoming freshman and transfer students who anticipate attending Eastern Illinois University will have an opportunity to apply for the Panther Promise Tuition Waiver. This award will provide up to $2,500 toward tuition per year for eligible students.

To become eligible, student(s) must file a FAFSA and be a first-time freshman or first-time transfer student at EIU. Recipient(s) must also meet income requirements, coming from households with an annual income ranging between $33,000 and $67,000. This award is renewed for up to four years (eight semesters) as long as the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress, has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, files the FAFSA each year, and has full-time consecutive enrollment (fall and spring semesters with 12 or more enrolled hours each semester).

Those interested in learning more about the Panther Promise Tuition Waiver are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at 217-581-2223.