The School of Information Technology offers need and merit-based scholarships. The School also offers awards for highly capable students in its majors.
Scholarships and awards may change from time to time and not all are available every year.
We offer a variety of scholarships for freshmen and incoming transfer students. All scholarships are for one academic year unless otherwise noted. All scholarships require that the students be admitted to an IT major and be enrolled in the major during the period of the scholarship.
About: Named after an admired retired faculty member, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman each fall semester. The recipient must have high academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to community service. Recipients can renew the scholarship for one additional year as long as criteria continue to be met.
About: Local business Integrity Technology Solutions serves as a technology partner to other area organizations. Employees fund this scholarship to support an incoming, high-achieving student. The scholarship is renewable up to four years and recipients must maintain a 3.5 GPA.
About: Faculty, staff, and other School of IT supporters contribute to this scholarship for an incoming student.
About: Construction and agriculture machine manufacturer John Deere awards scholarships to students from underrepresented groups. Preference is given to incoming freshmen and transfer students but scholarships may go to current students. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and be a US citizen or permanent resident.
About: This scholarship was started in 2015 in honor of retired professor Dr. Brumbaugh. The scholarship provides support to a student accepted for endorsement or enrolled in good standing in the School of Information Technology at Illinois State University.
Each spring we give out several student awards as well as a few scholarships for the subsequent academic year to current IT undergraduate students. All scholarships require enrollment in an IT major.
About: Jan Cook was one of the founding faculty members of the School of IT. Recipients must meet the following requirements:
About: Construction and agriculture maching manufacturer John Deere awards scholarships to students from underrepresented groups. Preference is given to incoming freshman and transfer students but scholarships may go to current students. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and be a US citizen or permanent resident.
We recognize exceptional students by class with awards in the categories of outstanding and distinguished. Note that the outstanding and distinguished senior awards are reserved for students graduating within the calendar year.
Students should apply for an award using the scholarship and awards application. Faculty may also nominate students for awards.
The School of IT recognizes outstanding and distinguished graduate students and graduate assistants in their final year. Students must have a strong academic performance for consideration. Only students who complete the application will be considered.