The Governors State University Foundation and Alumni Association recognizes academic excellence and awards scholarships to deserving students in pursuit of a GSU degree. 

Follow the link to SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSE to get started. 

Scholarship criteria, essay topic and other additional required documentation for each scholarship are described within the Scholarship Universe database.  When applying, follow directions carefully for maximum award consideration.

The number of scholarships and dollar amounts vary based upon available funding.

Questions or concerns: call 708.235.7510 or email
 ***DO NOT email time sensitive questions.

  • *****Frequently Asked Questions*****


    How do I apply for Foundation scholarships?

    Where can I get help with my ESSAY?

    Do I need a Letter of Recommendation?

    • It is highly recommended that you have more than one available.
    • Not all scholarships require a letter of recommendation.
    • Scholarship application requirements are different for each scholarship. If one is required, you will be prompted for one when applying.

    Do I need to fill out a FAFSA to qualify for Foundation scholarships?

    • Not all Foundation scholarships require a FAFSA but it is recommended to have the FAFSA completed for maximum scholarship consideration.

    Will I be notified of scholarship awards?

    • Yes, you will be notified if you are awarded a scholarship.

    How will I receive the scholarship award?

    • Scholarship funds will be posted to the student account after final drop dates.

    How can I get additional questions answered regarding the GSU Foundation scholarships?

    Call: 708.235.7510
    ***DO NOT email time sensitive questions.