The Scholarship Program has a variety of scholarships available to all teacher education students across the campus, including majors within the College of Education. Scholarships offered to students are awarded by Council for Teacher Education, the Office of the Dean of the College of Education, and departments within the College of Education in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office and the Illinois State University Foundation. Application criteria vary. The amounts and number of awards vary due to fund balances and annual endowment earnings.
Unless otherwise noted, the application period is March 1-31 of each year.
If you win a scholarship, we expect that you will make every attempt to attend the Scholarship and Awards Ceremony during Family Weekend in the fall semester. Your attendance at this very important event will be a way to celebrate your outstanding accomplishment with your family, meet other student winners, get recognized, have your picture taken, and possibly meet the donor of your scholarship.
To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the following guidelines:
Award recipients will notified by the end of June. Awardees will be notified by mail at their permanent address on file at Illinois State (update your address). An awards ceremony will take place in the Fall during Family Weekend.
The Council for Teacher Education and the College of Education are grateful to alumni and friends of the college who have provided gifts to our scholarships and awards. We welcome financial gifts to the College of Education. Learn more about giving opportunities to Teacher Education at Illinois State University.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides a scholarship award for up to two years to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students studying biology, chemistry or mathematics teacher preparation programs. In return, recipients will commit to teach at least two years in a Chicago Public School (CPS).
The Scholarship Resource Office can provide you with resources to locate scholarships, give you helpful hints on applying for scholarships, and answer your questions regarding the scholarship process.
College Zone, a one-stop financial aid center, ensures financial considerations do not prevent Illinois students from realizing their postsecondary educational goals. Check out the Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver, the Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship, and the Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarship.