H.O.P.E. Scholarship

Please see the following message for the H.O.P.E. Scholarship:




I hope this email finds you well during these challenging times. This is on behalf of the Illinois Student Government’s Helping Others Personal Excellence (HOPE) Department. Last Spring, the student body voted to create the HOPE Fee to support students who do not qualify for federal financial aid. This year, the HOPE Department has been focusing on the creation of the HOPE Fee Scholarship. The HOPE Scholarship was designed to help undocumented, transgender, and students with minor convictions be equipped with the resources to pursue a higher education at Illinois. Each scholarship recipient may be awarded up to $10,000 in aid. The inaugural year for this scholarship's application period is currently open and closes Friday, May 1st. 


This scholarship also includes an emergency fund for international students who have faced financial barriers to their education due to unforeseen circumstances. 


WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please spread news of the scholarship to students who may need it. Please reach out to all your points of contact (social media, listservs, etc..) that may find this information useful. Attached please find the flyer with further information regarding the scholarship, and the link to the application. The application can also be found at open.illinois.edu. 


Thank you and stay safe! 


Link to the application: https://go.illinois.edu/ISGscholarship