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EIU Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships

Academically talented students entering Eastern Illinois University will automatically be offered the Merit Scholarships at the time of application to the University. This scholarship is automatically renewable for a total of 4 years (8 semesters). Eligible students are required to maintain full-time consecutive undergraduate enrollment in fall and spring semesters and maintain specific GPA requirements noted below.

Scholarship Matrix for Test-Reported (S A T of 1030+ or A C T of 20+). Distinguished Merit Scholarship: If you have a G P A of 3.5 to 4.0, you’ll receive a total of $16,000 ($4,000 annually); if you’re an Illinois resident, you’ll receive an extra $2,000 ($500 bonus annually) for a total of $18,000. High Achieving Merit Scholarship: If you have a G P A of 3.25 to 3.49, you’ll receive a total of $12,000 ($3,000 annually); if you’re an Illinois resident, you’ll receive an extra $2,000 ($500 bonus annually) for a total of $14,000.  Academic Merit Scholarship: If you have a G P A of 3.0 to 3.24, you’ll receive a total of $8,000 ($2,000 annually); if you’re an Illinois resident, you’ll receive an extra $2,000 ($500 bonus annually) for a total of $10,000. Renewable for up to 8 consecutive semesters if renewal criteria is met; bonus exclusive for Illinois residents. Scholarship Matrix for Test-Optional (No S A T or A C T score reported). Distinguished Merit Scholarship: If you have a G P A of 3.85 to 4.0, you’ll receive a total of $16,000 ($4,000 annually); if you’re an Illinois resident, you’ll receive an extra $2,000 ($500 bonus annually) for a total of $18,000. High Achieving Merit Scholarship: If you have a G P A of 3.60 to 3.84, you’ll receive a total of $12,000 ($3,000 annually); if you’re an Illinois resident, you’ll receive an extra $2,000 ($500 bonus annually) for a total of $14,000.  Academic Merit Scholarship: If you have a G P A of 3.3 to 3.59, you’ll receive a total of $8,000 ($2,000 annually); if you’re an Illinois resident, you’ll receive an extra $2,000 ($500 bonus annually) for a total of $10,000. Renewable for up to 8 consecutive semesters if renewal criteria is met; bonus exclusive for Illinois residents.


Competitive Scholarships

The Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College offers several scholarship opportunities to academically talented students. Each of these scholarships are automatically renewable as long as the recipient maintains full-time consecutive enrollment in both fall and spring semesters, maintain good standing with the university, and specific GPA requirements noted below. For more information about these opportunities as well as others, please visit the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College web page. The application deadline for these specific scholarships is Jan. 10, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Honors College Scholarships Award Amounts Minimum GPA (4.00 Scale) Renewal GPA
**Pemberton Presidential Scholars Award *Approximate Award Amount of $20,176 3.75 (or top 10% class ranking) 3.40
**Presidential Scholars Award $12,000 3.75 (or top 10% class ranking) 3.40
Honors Award $3,000 3.5 3.40

*Selected recipients will receive on-campus room and board (approximately $9,176 per year) and tuition and fees (up to $12,000 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.

**The Pemberton Presidential Scholars Award and the Presidential Scholars Award may not be combined with the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship or Honors Award.




Other Scholarships

Eastern Illinois University offers more than 600 scholarship opportunities to new and continuing students. Below are just a few of the many scholarships available. For more information, including sample essay questions, timelines to search, find, and apply for scholarship opportunities, links to other outside scholarships, and information on how to apply outside scholarships to your student account, please refer to our site menu.

Other Scholarship Opportunities Award Amount Criteria Renewable  
Excellence in Fine Arts Fund $2,700 Demonstrate high personal performance and academic standing within the areas of music, art and theatre arts. Up to 4 years, 8 semesters total. **Varies by department.
Panther Promise Tuition Waiver Up to $2,500 File the FAFSA and possess a household income between $32,000 and $79,000. Up to 4 years, 8 semesters total. Maintain full-time, consecutive undergraduate enrollment in both fall and spring semesters, meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

** Renewal requirements are established by each department awarding this scholarship.

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217-581-6405
finaid@eiu.edu


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