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    Jesse W. Fell Scholarship

    Offered by Illinois State University

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 4, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Application deadline:

    December 15, 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    The Jesse W. Fell Scholarship is Illlinois State University’s most prestigious award available to new freshmen. Freshmen who meet the criteria for the Fell Scholarship and apply for admission by the priority deadline of November 1 will be invited to apply for this award via email. Students must submit their scholarship applications by December 15th, and can renew the scholarship for up to three years so long as they maintain a 3.75 GPA and stay enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester. If you’re an incoming freshman at Illinois State University with at least a 3.75 high school GPA, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Illinois State University

    Illinois State University's staff and students work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. They work to promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections they build among themselves. They devote all of their resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA




    Application information

    Applicants need to submit their SAT or ACT score, in addition to the materials below, to apply.

    Optional personal statement

    Academic transcript

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Illinois State University at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Jesse W. Fell Scholarship is renewable.

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    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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