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    Redbird Academic Scholarship

    Offered by Illinois State University

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 5, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $1,000 - $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Application deadline:

    Automatically awarded to incoming freshman

    Scholarship Overview

    The Redbird Academic Scholarship is automatically awarded to new, academically talented domestic freshmen at Illinois State University. Freshmen who meet the criteria for the Redbird Academic Scholarship and apply for admission by Illinois State University’s priority deadline (November 1st for the Summer and Fall semesters, and August 1st for the Spring) will be automatically considered for the scholarship. The scholarship, awarding between $1,000 and $5,000 to eligible students per year, can be renewed for up to 3 years so long as students maintain a 2.75 GPA and continue to take at least 12 credit hours per semester. If you’re an academically talented freshman from the U.S., apply to Illinois State University to be considered for this scholarship! 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

    3

    University

    ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

    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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    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

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

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Redbird Academic Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    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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