Fall 2021 Illinois Freshman Scholarships

Out-of-State Regional Awards
Students receive the following awards based upon the application for admission. Scholarship criteria are subject to change. Scholarships are evaluated each June, at which time criteria and values are confirmed for students who will begin applying in August.

Illinois Regional Award

Qualifying counites: Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson

First-time incoming students from qualifying counties in Illinois are eligible for the Illinois Regional Award which pays the difference between non-resident and Indiana resident tuition.  To be eligible, students must live on campus for the first year.

Recipients of the Illinois Regional award are also eligible to receive an additional David L. Rice Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 based on academic performance. 

Continue the Tradition Award
Provides tuition waiver which will net out-of-state tuition down to in-state tuition rates.  Non-Indiana residents who are admissible to USI and have a parent (biological or adopted) or grandparent that has earned a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate degree from USI are eligible for this waiver.

Students eligible for the Continue the Tradition Award are also eligible to receive an additional David L. Rice Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 based on academic performance.

David L. Rice Merit Scholarship
This is the primary scholarship offered by the University of Southern Indiana to all eligible applicants residing in Indiana or qualifying counties in Kentucky and Illinois based on academic performance. Qualified applicants automatically receive the Rice Scholarship based upon their admission to USI.

Award amounts: $1,000 - $4,000



Other Out-of-State Awards

Students outside of the qualifying regional counties receive the following awards based upon the application for admission. Scholarship criteria are subject to change. Scholarships are evaluated each June, at which time criteria and values are confirmed for students who will begin applying in August.

Out-of-State Merit Scholarship
Award pays the difference between non-resident and Indiana resident tuition plus an additional $2,000. The current value is more than $12,000 annually. To be eligible applicants must:

  • Achieve a minimum 3.5/4.0 cumulative high school GPA
  • Reside outside of the counties eligible for the Out-of-State Regional Scholarships
  • Live on campus for the first year

Out-Of-State Grant
Provides a tuition discount of $9,000 for out-of-state students.  To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA in the range of 2.75-3.49/4.0 and live on campus for the first year
  • Reside outside of the counties eligible for the Out-of-State Regional Scholarships
  • Live on campus for the first year

Continue the Tradition Award
Provides tuition waiver which will net out-of-state tuition down to in-state tuition rates.  Non-Indiana residents who are admissible to USI and have a parent (biological or adopted) or grandparent that has earned a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate degree from USI are eligible for this waiver.

Students eligible for the Continue the Tradition Award are also eligible to receive an additional David L. Rice Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 based on academic performance.



Scholarships that require an additional application

Presidential Scholarship
Students ranked first or second in their senior class (or students who achieve a 4.0 GPA at a non-ranking high school) may qualify to compete for Presidential Scholarships, which cover full tuition, room and board and provide book stipends. Applicants must attend an accredited high school and earn a combined SAT score of a 1280 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math) or an ACT composite score of 27. Eligible students receive instructions on how to access the Presidential Scholarship application with their initial acceptance. The Presidential Scholar application deadline is January 8, 2021.

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship
The Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarship is a competitive award that provides an annual scholarship of $5,000. Recipients also participate in an Inclusive Excellence Program that incorporates leadership, community service and cultural experiences throughout the academic year. Students who have a 3.0/4.0 cumulative high school GPA and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations are eligible to apply. The Multicultural Leadership Scholarship deadline is January 8, 2021. 

Learn more and apply.

Foundation Scholarships
Admitted students can take advantage of AwardSpring, a unified scholarship application that faculty and staff utilize to award Foundation scholarships. This one application serves as the application to all Foundation scholarships for which a student is eligible. Students can click on the AwardSpring icon throught MyUSI (available in late September) and begin completing a single application. The software will automatically match potential recipients to scholarships based on the information provided on the application. 

USI Art Scholarships 
The USI Art Department awards four-year renewable scholarships in amounts ranging from $500-$2,500 to incoming students majoring in art or art education to be used towards tuition. Deadline to apply is February 5, 2021

Learn more and apply for the USI Art Scholarships. 

Army ROTC Scholarships
Find out more about the Army ROTC Scholarship opportunities.

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