The Presidential Scholarship is our most prestigious award available to new freshmen. Freshmen who meet the criteria for the Presidential Scholarship and apply for admission during our preferred filing period of September 1 - November 15 will be invited to apply for this award.
3.5+ cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
1360+ SAT or
Apply to the University by November 15
Submit your scholarship application--we'll invite you to apply if you're eligible
Select candidates will be invited to campus to interview
Recent Presidential Scholars have had an average SAT of 1450 (or an ACT of 33) and an average cumulative GPA of 4.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Award winners are announced mid-March.
Not selected? Students who complete the application process but are not selected will automatically be offered a Redbird Academic Scholarship.
The Presidential Scholarship really challenged me to ask myself why I was learning.
To apply for any of the scholarships listed that you are eligible for, submit your application for admission to Illinois State University. It's that easy!