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Apply for Undergraduate Scholarships

Here's what you should know before applying for Department of Technology scholarships.

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Requirements and Procedures

Important Dates

All scholarship documents including completed applications, and letters of recommendation must be received by March 1 of each year. Please forward all letters of recommendation electronically to Jennifer Florence at Successful scholarship recipients will typically be notified by the end of the spring semester or at the beginning of the summer break.


Names and contact information for three references are required as part of the application. References should be able to attest to student's character, leadership, academic potential, and dependability.


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required unless otherwise stated in the scholarship criteria.

Your Major

All scholarship awards are contingent upon full-time enrollment as a first major in the Department of Technology in the next fall semester.

Scholarship Recognition Event

All scholarship recipients are expected to attend the Department’s Annual Fall Scholarship Recognition event in September, send a letter of appreciation to the scholarship sponsor, and may also be asked to meet with the scholarship sponsor and/or participate in writing notes of appreciation to other donors who have contributed to scholarship funds over the past year.


Scholarship funding is a priority of Illinois State University and the Department of Technology. The scholarship values listed are the expected amount available to distribute. Scholarship award amounts are contingent upon the portfolio performance of the ISU Foundation and gifts from the friends and alumni of the Department of Technology. Scholarship yields from the ISU Foundation are dependent upon the economy and market conditions. It is possible that one or more of the listed scholarships will not be funded during this current academic year or that amounts may be less than indicated.

Preparing to Apply

Make sure you have about one hour to complete the scholarship form. All departmental scholarships utilize the same application form.

Gather/prepare the following information:

  • Review the Policies and Requirements (above) to determine eligibility.
  • Your UID number, if you are currently attending ISU.
  • The high school you attended, your high school class rank, your graduation date.
  • Community colleges you attended, your GPA, your graduation date.
  • Anticipated ISU graduation date, total hours earned, ISU cumulative GPA, your year in school, your major, and program area.

Provide a personal statement of approximately 200 words describing your career goals and your involvement in high school, college, and/or community leadership and service activities.

You will need the names of three individuals who will serve as references for you. Provide the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for all references, then submit your application.