Recent Searches

Loading Search Results...
Loading Directory Results...
Close

History

Close

Recent Pages

Recent Searches

EIU Pine Honors College

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING HONORS STUDENTS 

Freshman Honors Scholarships


For exceptionally strong incoming freshman students, Pine Honors College offers three different competitive scholarships.

Please note: Applicants for the Pemberton Presidential and the Presidential Scholarship are also considered as applicants for the Honors Award. You do not need to complete an additional application for the Honors Award.

Successful applicants will be offered only one of these three scholarships. 

 

The Pemberton Presidential Scholarship

The most prestigious of Honors College scholarships, the Pemberton Presidential Scholars Award covers on-campus room and board (approximately $9,500 per year) and up to $11,000 per year towards tuition and fees for four years. Each freshman Honors College class will include approximately five Pemberton Presidential Scholars. This particular scholarship cannot be combined with the the Honors Award or the automatic Merit Scholarship that students would otherwise receive from EIU.

The eligibility requirements for the Pemberton Presidential Scholars award:

composite ACT score of 31 (= 1390 SAT)

AND

unweighted high school GPA of 3.75 GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

 

Apply for this scholarship at AcademicWorks.

Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4pmOnly fully completed applications are considered.

 

The Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholars Award is up to $11,000 per year for four years towards tuition and fees. Each freshman Honors College class will include approximately fifteen Presidential Scholars. This particular scholarship cannot be combined with the Honors Award or the Merit Scholarship.

The eligibility requirements for the Presidential Scholars Award:

composite ACT score of 30 (= 1360 SAT)

AND

unweighted high school GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) or ranking in the top 90th percentile of the graduating class

OR

composite ACT score of 28 (= 1300 SAT)

AND

unweighted high school GPA of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) or ranking in the top 95th percentile of the graduating class 

Apply for this scholarship at AcademicWorks.

Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4pmOnly fully completed applications are considered.

 

Honors Awards

The Honors Award for Incoming Freshmen is a $3000 scholarship renewable for four years. This scholarship will be combined with other EIU academic merit scholarships (but not the Presidential Scholarships above). 

The eligibility requirements for the Honors Award:

26 ACT composite (= 1230 SAT)

                     AND

3.5 GPA (unweighted on a 4.0 scale) or ranking in the top 90th percentile of the graduating class

Apply for this scholarship at AcademicWorks.

Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4pmOnly fully completed applications are considered.

 

Eligibility Requirements

grid 6 

Application Review

In evaluating applications, we consider high school transcripts, extracurricular and volunteer activities, personal essays, and a recommendation from a high school teacher or administrator. We are particularly looking for leadership potential, ambition to make the most of college, and intellectual maturity. For the Pemberton Presidential Scholarship, the financial need of academically eligible students may also be considered. All applications are reviewed by the Honors Council (a faculty and student body).

 

Requirements to Retain Awards 

To retain their awards, all Honors scholarship recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40, and to remain in good academic and judicial standing with Eastern Illinois University, the University Honors Program, and the Presidential Scholars Program.

 

 

Related Pages

Contact Information

Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College

Pemberton Hall South
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2017
(888) 440-4664
Fax: (217) 581-7222
honors@eiu.edu


Take the next step

apply now
schedule a visit

Give to EIU

Every gift made to Eastern Illinois University -- whether it's big or small -- makes a difference. EIU's generous donors are helping our students fulfill their dreams every day, and you can be part of that.

Learn more about how to make your contribution today!