Governors State University is committed to your success. GSU students make the most of over $51.3 million annually in financial assistance for both full and part-time study. Scholarships help support students' academic achievements and help meet the costs associated with achieving success by degrees.GSU Foundation and Alumni Association ScholarshipsThe GSU Foundation and Alumni award more than 40 scholarships. Many are specific to individual colleges and programs of study. More information can be found at www.govst.edu/foundationscholarships.GSU Promise ScholarshipThe GSU Promise is a scholarship created by President Elaine P. Maimon to assist economically disadvantaged students to complete a bachelor's degree at GSU. Eligible students must be active participants in the Dual Degree Program and be eligible for the Pell Grant. To apply, students must have a GPA of 2.75/4.0. Information and application.
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Dual Degree Program Honors ScholarshipThis scholarship is for high-achieving, first-time, transfer students who are enrolled in the Dual Degree Program. Students must have a cumulative 3.5/4.0 GPA. Scholarship covers tuition and fees for up to four semesters. Information and application.
Latino Achievement ScholarshipThe Latino Achievement Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to six semesters to GSU students of Latino ancestry. This scholarship may be awarded to both full and part-time students in the Fall or Spring semesters. View/download the Latino Achievement Scholarship application form.Phi Theta Kappa ScholarshipTwo separate scholarships awarded in the Fall semester cover up to four semesters of tuition and fees. Eligibility is limited to members of Phi Theta Kappa (link to www.ptk.org). View/download the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application form.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Scholarship ResourcesThere are several scholarships available and they have varying deadlines. Learn more »New Futuro ScholarshipView the New Futuro Scholoarship »Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) ProgramThe SDS program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health profession programs such as Addiction Studies, Communications Disorders, Mental Health Community Counseling, Health Administration, Marriage and Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work.Teacher Quality PartnershipTeacher Quality Partnership is a Federal Department of Education grant to expand and refine teaching programs designed to raise student achievement and improve instruction in Chicago Southland school districts. Certification students will work with mentor-teachers in south suburban classrooms. They will be paid $30,000 during the one-year residency period, with that salary coming via the federal grant. Teacher candidates will work in high-need, low-income school districts and, after certification, will agree to teach for three years in the partner district. The grant provides funding for program residency placements. Learn more about the Alternative Teacher Certification Program.Minority Teachers of IllinoisThe Minority Teacher of Illinois (MTI) scholarship was created for minority undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue careers as teachers at preschool, elementary or secondary schools in Illinois. For more information and to apply, visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission's website at www.isac.org. Private Scholarship Programs
Students are also encouraged to search for scholarships in their local community. Many local businesses and community groups award scholarships for college students. With all scholarships, be careful to avoid any scams. You should never have to give out your social security number or pay any costs/fees to apply for a scholarship.Featured Private Scholarships
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