UIS Star Scholar Award

Merit Scholarships for New First-Year Students 

When applying to UIS, all undergraduate first-year students are automatically considered for Star Scholar First Year Scholarships. No additional application is required. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on unweighted GPA.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years in which the student is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (12 hours or more) in an on-campus program and maintain a cumulative, minimum UIS institutional GPA of 2.75.

These scholarships will be offered beginning with Fall 2024 to new, first-year, first-time students admitted to UIS.

Unweighted GPAScholarship Amount
3.75- 3.99$6,000
3.50- 3.74$5,000
3.25- 3.49$3,000
3.0- 3.24$2,000
Effective Fall 2024

Students invited to apply and admitted to the Capital Scholars Honors Program, will receive an additional $1,000 on top of the above amounts. Students may only receive a CAP Honors Scholarship OR a Star Scholar Scholarship.

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. More details may be found here.

up to $7,000/year
Grant Source