UIS Academic and Merit Scholarships

Apply for admission to find out about your scholarship! Your application for admission is your key to enrolling and affording the #1 regional public university in Illinois. Admission and merit scholarship decisions will generally be based on unweighted GPA only.

UIS offers generous scholarships to high-achieving students. In 2022-23, more than 80% of undergraduate students received gift aid, and students received more than $7,600,000 in UIS Scholarship programs. Most of these programs do not require a separate application and are offered to eligible students upon admission to the university.

New students beginning at UIS for the 2023-24 academic year and beyond may not have combined UIS scholarships that exceed tuition and mandatory fee charges. Therefore, some students may see a reduction in scholarship funds on their comprehensive financial aid offer notification. Find more details on the Institutional UIS Funded Scholarships and Grants Policy.

It is important to search for scholarship opportunities from all sources. Visit our Other Scholarship Opportunities page to learn more and find useful links and resources.