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

Types, numbers and dollar amounts of scholarships offered each semester vary, and are based upon available funding.

Review criteria, essay topic and other additional required documentation for each scholarship carefully. Students may apply for as many scholarships as they meet the eligibility for. (See DEADLINE, directions, and guidelines below)

If you are not a current student, please send us an email to be placed on a notification list.

Questions or concerns: 708.534.4128 or foundationscholarships@govst.edu

DO not email time sensitive questions. 

  • PLEASE READ - Guidelines and Application

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    GSU Foundation Scholarship Instructions and Guidelines

     Download a PDF of these instructions 

    The Center for Junior Year is available to assist student with the application process.
    Call: 708.235.2855 or email: cjy@govst.edu

    Spring 2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

    7AM MONDAY DECEMBER 14TH 

    APPLICATION Directions:
    • Review criteria, essay topic & required documentation for each scholarship.
    • Request letters of recommendation ASAP.
    • Write essay.
    • Complete application. 
      Download fillable PDF Application  
                         
    • Submit complete application packets including essay, application and any letters of recommendation via email: foundationscholarships@govst.edu 

    ESSAY Directions:

    • SCHOLARSHIP NAME = header at top of EACH PAGE of the essay.
    • Include keyword of scholarship name as part of essay document name.
    • DO NOT use your name or other specific personal identifiers in essay.
    • Essay topics vary by scholarship.
    • Visit the Writing Center 708.534.4090 for assistance with your essays.
    • To schedule an appointment at the writing center visit:https://govst.mywconline.com/.

    RECOMMENDATION LETTER Tips:

    • Request a few letters of recommendation more than actually required to submit.
    • Request the letters of recommendation ASAP. They may take longer than expected to receive.

    Timeline for Awarding: Mid-February 2021 – Mid-March 2021

    • Winners will be notified by email.
    • Scholarship funds will be posted to the student accounts after final drop dates.
    • IF you have not received official notification by your tuition due date, sign a tuition payment plan agreement & make required payment. If you are awarded a scholarship after any payments are made, you will be refunded any overpayment if scholarship award amount exceeds balance due.  

    Scholarship Recipient Requirements:

    • Submit a headshot photo for GSU Foundation marketing and fundraising purposes.
    • Submit a thank you letter to scholarship donors.
    • Maintain all eligibility through end of fall semester. 

    Additional information:

    • Scholarship recipients may be asked to attend GSUF events throughout their academic progress to meet and thank donors. (no in person events during COVID)
    • Financial need scholarships require a FAFSA on file at the time of application.
    • Scholarships are applied to tuition, fees and on-campus housing, up to the maximum award / tuition & fees cost. (Unless otherwise stated in the criteria)
    • A student can receive a tuition waiver & a scholarship up to but not to exceed cost of tuition and fees, which can allow for additional credits to be taken over the amount covered by tuition waiver. 
    • Unused funds will roll over to subsequent semesters during the same academic year, provided the student continues to meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
    • Scholarships are rescinded if student falls below the minimum required credit hours (6 UG & Masters, 3 Doctoral)
      • Which may result in an unpaid balance.
       

    Additional questions?  Call 708.534.4128 or email: foundationscholarships@govst.edu

    DO NOT email time sensitive questions.

  • Freshman and Sophomore Scholarships

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    SPECIAL NOTE FOR OUR FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS:  

    Freshmen and Sophomore students should apply for ANY scholarship that is not major specific posted in the General Scholarship accordion for which they meet the eligibility criteria.  

    Freshman & Sophomore students should also apply to any scholarship that relates to their intended major, even if they have not formally declared a major. 

    Include a brief explanation of this intention (1-2 sentences) in your essay while also addressing the essay topic requested. 

  • General Scholarships - Non Major Specific

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    PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

     Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

    Also check the College specific folders for scholarships pertaining to your major or intended major. 

    Matteson Rotary Club

    Award:  $500 – 5 available

    Eligibility: 
    • Must be a degree seeking student;
    • Preference shall be given to students who either (1) live in the service area of Richton Park, Olympia Fields or Matteson, IL. (2) have graduated from Rich Central HS, Rich South HS or South Suburban College Prep HS;
    • Must be enrolled in a min of 6 credit hours Fall Semester 2020;
    • Preference given to students demonstrating community service or employment restricting time for community service.  
      Documentation Required:  
      • Biographical essay (250 to 500 words) describing career goals, how this award will impact his/her education and including areas of preference as shown above, if applicable.

          Manilow Scholarship for Students Who Achieve Intellectual Excellence
          Award:  $500 – 3 available

          Eligibility: 
          • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in any field
          • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
          • Demonstrate academic excellence and determination to complete their degree.
          • United States Citizen and resident of Illinois
          • Financial may be considered
          Documentation Required:  
          • Essay (500 to 1000 words) describing your candidacy and career goals and how your degree will benefit your career. Include a brief bio describing your educational and employment history and accomplishments as they relate to career goals.
          • Letter of recommendation from a GSU faculty member or administrator may be submitted. 

            Rich Township Community Scholarships
            Award:  $500 – 6 available for QUALIFIED applicants

            Eligibility:  
            • Must live or work in Rich Township, Illinois
            • Must demonstrate in essay active military service, serve in the Reserves or National Guard, a veteran (or spouse of veteran), and need short term assistance.
            • Must be 22 years of age or older
            • Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking student at GSU enrolled in at least 6 credit hours fall 2020
              Not Eligible:
              • Rich Township officials or employees, or family members of officials or employees.
              Documentation Required:  
              • Essay (300 to 500 words) outlining their career goals.  Essay should include a description of your military category & short term assistance needed as listed above.

                Second Chance Scholarship
                Award:  $500 – 1 available

                Eligibility:  
                • Must be an individual returning to society after a period of incarceration
                • Degree seeking student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                • Must be in good academic standing
                • Financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA
                  Documentation Required: 
                  • Essay (300 -500 words) on how this scholarship will affect your career aspirations and how it will assist with your financial need.
                      Donors:  Faculty and Staff

                • College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

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                  Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                  PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                   Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                  Includes students enrolled in the following programs:  

                  • Analytical Chemistry     
                  • Anthropology and Sociology
                  • Art
                  • Biology
                  • Chemistry
                  • Communication
                  • Communication and Training
                  • Computer Science
                  • Criminal Justice
                  • English
                  • Environmental Biology
                  • Anthropology and Sociology
                  • Art
                  • Biology
                  • Chemistry
                  • Communication
                  • Communication and Training
                  • Computer Science
                  • Criminal Justice
                  • English
                  • Environmental Biology
                  • English Teacher Education
                  • History

                  • Independent Film and Digital Imaging
                  • Information Technology
                  • Interdisciplinary Studies
                  • Mathematics
                  • Master of Public Administration
                  • Political and Justice Studies
                  • Political Science
                  • Public Administration
                  Social Sciences
                  • Theater and Performance Studies

                  Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                  PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                   Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                  American Logistics Association Endowed Scholarship
                  Award:  $1,000 –  3 available

                  Eligibility: 
                  • Undergrad and graduate COB students in pursuit of a career in logistics, marketing, business management, or accounting; OR
                  • IDSS students with a minor in business, marketing or communications.
                  • Must be a veteran, active in the military, federal civil service employee, or be a dependent of a veteran with an honorable discharge or a dependent of a federal civil service employee.
                  • Must be a member of a household within a 50-mile radius of Chicago.
                   
                  Documentation Required:
                  • Essay (500 words) covering observance of restrictions, experience in logistics, business management or accounting, and academic/career aspirations in logistics/supply chain/distribution related field. Address your connection to the veteran, military or civil service community.
                  • Two letters of recommendation from a GSU faculty member and/or administrator, or from employment supervisors
                   

                  Dr. Daniel Bernd Endowed Scholarship in English Literature 
                  Award:  $1,000 – 5 available

                  Eligibility:
                  • Must be seeking an undergraduate degree in English literature
                  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
                  • Demonstrated commitment to, and genuine success in, the study of English literature.
                  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours

                  Documentation Required:

                  •  Essay One (1) page: biographical describing your commitment to the study of English literature.

                  David Bernstein Endowed Scholarship in English
                  Award:  $500 – 1 available  

                  Eligibility: 
                  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate level degree seeking student majoring in English or English Education or MA, can be a student obtaining an ESL certificate in a different major.
                  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA
                  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
                  Documentation Required:  
                  • Essay (500 words) describing qualifications, emphasizing your contributions to the English division through classroom participation and tutoring. If obtaining your ESL certificate in a different major please address this in the essay.

                  Drs. Lisa and Ming Chang Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics Education
                  Award:  $1,000 –  5+ available

                  Eligibility: 
                  • Junior or senior GSU Student who are specializing in Mathematics Education; OR
                  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate students with an area of concentration in Mathematics Education; OR
                  • Returning teacher seeking an Elementary or Middle School Endorsement in Mathematics; OR
                  • GSU degree seeking student in Special Education Program to be employed as a mathematics education interventionist; AND
                  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; AND
                  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours

                  Documentation Required:

                  •  Essay (500 words):  Discuss your reasons and passion for your chosen career

                  Dr. Lowell W. Culver Fellowship in Public Administration

                  Award:  $500 – 2 available

                  Eligibility: 

                  • Must be a graduate student in Public Administration
                  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
                  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours 

                  Documentation Required:

                  • Biographical essay (500 words) addressing how an MPA from GSU will be a benefit to a career in the public sector. Finalists must show promise in their selected career.

                      Dental Personnel Placement Service, Inc. Community Service Scholarship
                      Award:  $500 – 1 available

                      Eligibility: 
                      • Must be a transfer student from Prairie State College’s Dental Hygiene Program
                      • Must be seeking an undergraduate degree in Science
                      • Must be a degree seeking student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
                      Documentation Required:  
                      • Must submit a letter of reference for volunteer service, preferably in the dental field
                      • Submit a 500 word essay on why you chose your field of study

                      Lorraine Fontana Endowed Memorial Scholarships

                      Award:  $1,000 – 10 available

                      Eligibility: 

                      • Degree seeking student in College of Business or College of Arts and Sciences
                      • Majoring in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance or Information Technology
                      • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, in good academic standing
                      • Must be enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                      • Must be US Citizen

                      Documentation Required:

                      • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals and how this award will impact your education

                      Stephen R. Hyzny, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
                      Award:  $750 – 5 available

                       Eligibility:

                      • Must be a female student
                      • Minimum 2.0 GPA
                      • Degree seeking student in Information Technology
                      • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours

                      Documentation Required:  

                      • Essay (500 to 1,000 words)  describing how you plan to use your degree

                      Chuck Klaas Memorial Scholarship

                      Award:  $1,000 – 3 available  

                      Eligibility: 
                      • Degree-seeking student majoring in Communications/Digital Learning/Media Design
                      • Minimum 2.0 GPA and be in good academic standing
                      • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours 
                      • Must be a United States Citizen

                      Documentation Required:  

                      • Essay (500 words) including any information about yourself, your academic/professional/personal goals, financial need, and any other information you deem pertinent

                            Mathematics Student Teaching Scholarship
                            Award:  $1,000  – 5 available

                            Eligibility: 
                            • Degree seeking or Mathematics Certificate student. 
                            • Enrolled in EDUC 4999 course or be approved for Student Teaching
                            • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours
                            • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA of 3.0
                            • Mus be a United States citizen.
                            Documentation Required: 
                            • Submit a copy of your essay (two pages – 1” margins) that was submitted for admission into the student teaching program that describes your Philosophy of Education, Mathematics Education. This paper reflects your beliefs about teaching and learning as developed during your coursework and during the student teaching experience. Your essay will be reviewed from the aspects of GSU Professional Education Unit’s conceptual framework addressing areas of knowledge, skills, and dispositions included in your paper. Your beliefs about mathematics teaching will also be reviewed.

                                Ralph R. and Dolores Turner Endowed Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Learning
                                Award:  $500 – Multiple based on funding available

                                Eligibility:  
                                • Must be an African-American student, at least 30 years in age
                                • Undergraduate degree seeking student in good academic standing with major in Interdisciplinary Learning
                                • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
                                • Substantiate an active commitment to, and involvement in, community service.
                                • Must be a resident of Illinois and a United States citizen
                                Documentation Required:  
                                • Essay (500 to 1000 words) documenting commitment to, and involvement in, community service.

                                  • College of Business Scholarships

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                                    Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                                    PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                                     Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                                    Includes students in the following programs: 

                                    • Accounting
                                    • Business Administration
                                    • Business and Applied Science
                                    • Economics
                                    • Entrepreneurship
                                    • Finance
                                    • Human Resource Management
                                    • Management
                                    • Management Information Systems
                                    • Manufacturing Management
                                    • Marketing
                                    • Operations & Supply Chain Management      

                                    Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                                    PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                                     Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                                    American Logistics Association Endowed Scholarship
                                    Award:  $1,000 –  3 available

                                    Eligibility: 
                                    • Undergrad and graduate COB students in pursuit of a career in logistics, marketing, business management, or accounting; OR
                                    • IDSS students with a minor in business, marketing or communications.
                                    • Must be a veteran, active in the military, federal civil service employee, or be a dependent of a veteran with an honorable discharge or a dependent of a federal civil service employee.
                                    • Must be a member of a household within a 50-mile radius of Chicago.
                                     
                                    Documentation Required:
                                    • Essay (500 words) covering observance of restrictions, experience in logistics, business management or accounting, and academic/career aspirations in logistics/supply chain/distribution related field. Address your connection to the veteran, military or civil service community.
                                    • Two letters of recommendation from a GSU faculty member and/or administrator, or from employment supervisors

                                    Dr. Curtis J. and Mrs. Gina Crawford Endowed Scholarship in Business
                                    Award:  $1,000 – 10+ available

                                    Eligibility: 
                                    • Degree seeking student pursuing a business career
                                    • Preference given to MBA students, but undergrads will be considered
                                    • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                    • United States Citizen and resident of Illinois
                                    • Financial need will be considered but not a determinant.
                                      Documentation Required:
                                      • Biographical essay (500 to 1000 words) documenting work experience (if any), commitment to the field, career plans, reason for choice of major, and qualities that prove eligibility, etc.
                                      • A letter of recommendation from a GSU faculty member or administrator. 
                                       

                                      COB Student Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship
                                      Award:  $1,000 5+ available

                                      Eligibility: 
                                      • Minimum 3.5 GPA
                                      • Must have completed a minimum 12 hours at GSU
                                      • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                      • United States Citizen and resident of Illinois
                                        Documentation Required:
                                        • Essay (500 to 1000 words) discussing commitment ot their business majors, community services including examples of their leadership capability.
                                        • Two letters of recommendation affirming student's community service and describing leadership capabilities.
                                         

                                        Donald Dolan Endowed Business Scholarship
                                        Award:  $500 3 available 

                                        Eligibility: 
                                        • Undergraduate or graduate COB business administration degree seeking students
                                        • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                        • Good academic standing at GSU or prior school
                                        • Financial need is a criterion as evidenced by FAFSA on file
                                        • United States citizen and resident of Illinois
                                          Documentation Required: 
                                          • Essay (500 words) discussing career aspirations in the field of production and manufacturing.

                                            Lorraine Fontana Endowed Memorial Scholarships
                                            Award:  $1,000 – 10 available

                                            Eligibility:  
                                            • Degree seeking student in College of Business or College of Arts and Sciences
                                            • Majoring in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance or Information Technology
                                            • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, in good academic standing
                                            • Must be enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                            • Must be US Citizen
                                            Documentation Required: 
                                            • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals and how this award will impact your education

                                            Great Lakes Bank Endowed Scholarship
                                            Award:  $1,000 – 10 available

                                            Eligibility:  
                                            • Graduated or transferred from Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Moraine Valley Community College, or Joliet Junior College
                                            • Enrolled at GSU in a major in one of the following: College of Health and Human Services, College of Education or College of Business
                                            • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student
                                            • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                            Documentation Required: 
                                            • Essay (500 words) indicating how you will use your degree in the southland metropolitan region, which includes south Cook and Will counties.
                                             
                                            Donald and Helen Morrison Endowed Scholarship in Business

                                            Award:  $1,000 – Multiple based on funding available

                                            Eligibility:
                                            • Students must express an interest in a career involving an entrepreneurial role in business or industry.
                                            • Preference given to students interested in pursuing a career in retail business.
                                            • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student in good academic standing at GSU
                                            • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                            • US Citizen and Illinois resident
                                              Documentation Required: 
                                              • Biographical essay (500 to 1000 words) describing education and work experience, career goals, and how you plan to make a difference in the world.
                                              • Letter of recommendation from a counselor, administrator, dean, division chair, or a faculty member testifying to commitment and capability for entrepreneurship is required.

                                                The Wilbur L. Morrison Endowed Scholarship
                                                Award:  $1,000 – Multiple based on funding available

                                                Eligibility: 
                                                • Course of study must be leading to a business degree.
                                                • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student
                                                • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                                • US Citizen and Illinois resident
                                                Documentation Required: 
                                                • Biographical essay (500 to 1000 words) indicating education and work experience, along with reasons to be considered for the award.
                                                • Letter of reference from dean, division chair or faculty member detailing student’s commitment to and/or experience in retailing.

                                                Scholarship for Finance or Accounting Students
                                                Award:  $1,000 – 4 available

                                                Eligibility:  
                                                • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.
                                                • Undergraduate student in good academic standing at GSU
                                                • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                                • Must be a US Citizen and Illinois resident
                                                • Financial need is a criterion as evidenced by FAFSA on file
                                                Documentation Required: 
                                                • Essay (500 to 1000 words) explaining your definition of ethical behavior as it relates to the finance / accounting fields

                                                 

                                              • College of Education Scholarships

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                                                Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                                                PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                                                 Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                                                 

                                                Includes students in the following programs:

                                                • Counseling
                                                • Counselor Education and Supervision
                                                • Education
                                                • Educational Administration
                                                • Early Childhood Education
                                                • Elementary Education
                                                • Interdisciplinary Leadership
                                                • Psychology
                                                • Reading and Literacy
                                                • School Psychology
                                                • Secondary Education
                                                • Teaching
                                                • Multicategorical Special Education
                                                • Urban Teacher Education

                                                Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                                                PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                                                 Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                                                David and Barbara Barr Endowed Scholarship
                                                Award:  $500 –  5 available

                                                Eligibility:

                                                • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student
                                                • Preference given to students enrolled in School of Education or who have announced intention to pursue a career in elementary or secondary education in the south suburbs of Chicago and/or eastern portions of Will County.
                                                • Preference will be given to students who are currently teachers in elementary or secondary education in service area.
                                                • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                                • Financial need and scholastic achievement will be considered.
                                                Documentation Required:  
                                                • Essay (500 words) indicating how you will use your degree to pursue a career in elementary or secondary education in the south suburbs of Chicago or in the eastern portions of Will County, your scholastic achievements, and financial need.

                                                    Drs. Lisa and Ming Chang Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics Education
                                                    Award:  $1,000 – 7 available

                                                    Eligibility: 
                                                    • Junior or senior GSU Student who are specializing in Mathematics Education; OR
                                                    • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate students with an area of concentration in Mathematics Education; OR
                                                    • Returning teacher seeking an Elementary or Middle School Endorsement in Mathematics; OR
                                                    • GSU degree seeking student in Special Education Program to be employed as a mathematics education interventionist; AND
                                                    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; AND
                                                    • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
                                                    Documentation Required:  
                                                    • Essay (500 words):  Discuss your reasons and passion for your chosen career

                                                          Burton Collins Scholarships
                                                          Award:  $1,000 – 4 available  

                                                          Eligibility: 

                                                          • Enrolled in School Counseling Program
                                                          • Must have candidacy, or completing candidacy, during the term of application
                                                          • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
                                                          • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                                          • Financial need is a criterion 

                                                          Documentation Required: 

                                                          • Essay (500 to 1000 words) addressing commitment to working with people, overcoming life’s obstacles, reason for financial need and clarity of career goals.
                                                          • Two letters of recommendation are required, addressing the applicant’s suitability for a career in School Counseling, including qualities such as humor, perseverance, appreciation of diversity, and capacity for leadership.

                                                              Dr. Judith A. Cooney Memorial Scholarship in Counseling
                                                              Award:  $1,000 – 5 available  

                                                              Eligibility: 

                                                              • Enrolled in School Counseling Program
                                                              • Must have candidacy, or completing candidacy, during the term of application
                                                              • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
                                                              • Enrolled in minimum of 9 credit hours fall 2020
                                                              • (If enrolled in less than nine credit hours (but a minimum of six hours) the award may be prorated and applied to the next term until fully expended.
                                                              • Financial need is a criterion as evidenced by FAFSA on file
                                                              Documentation Required:  
                                                              • Essay (500 to 1000 words) addressing commitment to working with people, overcoming life’s obstacles, reason for financial need and clarity of career goals.
                                                              • Two letters of recommendation are required, addressing the applicant’s suitability for a career in School Counseling, including qualities such as compassion, humor, courage, ethical behavior, commitment, etc.

                                                                  Great Lakes Bank Endowed Scholarship
                                                                  Award:  $1,000 – 10 available

                                                                  Eligibility: 

                                                                  • Graduated or transferred from Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Moraine Valley Community College, or Joliet Junior College
                                                                  • Enrolled at GSU in a major in one of the following: College of Health and Human Services, College of Education or College of Business
                                                                  • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student
                                                                  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours

                                                                  Documentation Required:

                                                                  • Essay (500 words) indicating how you will use your degree in the southland metropolitan region, which includes south Cook and Will counties.

                                                                  Dr. W. Prince and Elise McLemore Scholarship in Elementary Education
                                                                  Award:  $500 – 1 available

                                                                  Eligibility:  
                                                                  • Undergraduate elementary education students
                                                                  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
                                                                  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                                                  • Must be African American
                                                                  • Must have completed at least nine hours of coursework at GSU.
                                                                  Documentation Required: 
                                                                  • Essay (500 words) describing your qualifications
                                                                  Ralph R. and Dolores Turner Endowed Scholarship in Education

                                                                  Award:  $500 – 2 available

                                                                  Eligibility:  
                                                                  • Degree seeking student in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Learning or Special Education
                                                                  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing
                                                                  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours
                                                                  • Must be a returning african American student, at least 30 years of age.
                                                                  • Substantiate an active commitment to, and involvement in community service
                                                                  • Resident of Illinois and United States citizen
                                                                  Documentation Required: 
                                                                  • Essay (500 words) documenting commitment to and involvement in community service

                                                                  Dr. Peggy Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship
                                                                  Award:  $500 – 1 available

                                                                  Eligibility:  
                                                                  • Undergraduate elementary education majors specializing in reading/language arts
                                                                  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
                                                                  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                                                  • Must be minority
                                                                  • Completed at least nine hours of coursework at GSU.
                                                                  Documentation Required: 
                                                                  • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals and why you should receive this scholarship.

                                                                    • College of Health and Human Services Scholarships

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                                                                      Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                                                                      PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                                                                       Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                                                                      Includes students in the following programs:

                                                                      • Addictions Studies
                                                                      • Communication Disorders
                                                                      • Community Health
                                                                      • Health Administration
                                                                      • Family Nurse Practitioner
                                                                      • Nursing
                                                                      • Social Work
                                                                      • Occupational Therapy
                                                                      • Physical Therapy

                                                                      Check the General Scholarship section as you may also qualify for scholarships there that have no specific major associated in the criteria. 

                                                                      PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY.   Only applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered. 

                                                                       Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 7am Monday December 14, 2020

                                                                        Trent Bartolomucci Foundation Scholarship
                                                                        Award:  $ amt & # offerred TBD based upon donor funding

                                                                        Eligibility:
                                                                        • Graduate level degree seeking students in Masters of Addictions Studies program;
                                                                        • Minimum current cumulative GPA of 3.5 (at GSU or former college/university)
                                                                        • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                                                        • Student must attend the annual Trent Bartolomucci Scholarship fundraising event (June)
                                                                        Documentation Required:
                                                                        • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations and why you entered this field of study.

                                                                            Marie Gray Bertz Memorial Endowed Scholarship
                                                                            Award:  $500 - 5 available

                                                                            Eligibility:

                                                                            • Undergraduate women returning to school who have not enrolled at another institution for at least two years before coming to GSU
                                                                            • Pursuing a career in health professions
                                                                            • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
                                                                            • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                                                            Documentation Required: 
                                                                            • Essay (500 words) outlining your career goals and why you should received this scholarship.

                                                                              Great Lakes Bank Endowed Scholarship
                                                                              Award:  $1,000 - 10 available

                                                                              Eligibility: 

                                                                              • Graduated or transferred from Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Moraine Valley Community College, or Joliet Junior College.
                                                                              • Enrolled at GSU in a major in one of the following: College of Health and Human Services, College of Education (Division of Education only), or College of Business
                                                                              • Undergraduate or graduate student
                                                                              • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020

                                                                              Documentation Required: 

                                                                              • Essay (500 words) indicating how you will use your degree in the southland metropolitan region, including south Cook and Will counties. 

                                                                                James and Helen Hassett, and Mary Ann Faitz Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
                                                                                Award:  $500 – 2 available

                                                                                Eligibility:  
                                                                                • Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking  student in GSU’s nursing program or Family Nurse Practitioner program
                                                                                • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                                                                • Good academic standing
                                                                                • United States citizen and an Illinois resident

                                                                                Documentation Required:

                                                                                • Essay (500 words) describing your commitment to a career in nursing, the reasons for choosing the field, and your financial need.

                                                                                    Annie L. Lawrence Scholarship
                                                                                    Award:  $500 – 10 available

                                                                                    Eligibility:

                                                                                    • Degree seeking student in the CHHS Physical Therapy program  
                                                                                    • Minimum 2.5 (undergraduate) or  3.0 (graduate) cumulative GPA
                                                                                    • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                                                                    • United States citizen and resident of Illinois

                                                                                    Documentation Required:

                                                                                    • Essay (500 to 1000 words) describing your commitment to a career in the health professions, your work experience and/or academic background, and a brief biography
                                                                                    • Letter of recommendation from program faculty.

                                                                                        Dr. W. Prince and Elsie McLemore Endowed Scholarship for Physical Therapy
                                                                                        Award:  One at $500

                                                                                        Eligibility:

                                                                                        • Graduate physical therapy students
                                                                                        • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
                                                                                        • Must have completed at least nine hours at GSU
                                                                                        • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours fall 2020
                                                                                        • Must be an African American Student.

                                                                                        Documentation Required:

                                                                                        • Submit an essay (500 to 1000 words) describing your qualifications.