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Prospective Student Scholarships

The College of Business offers several scholarships to qualified incoming freshmen and transfer students. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applicants only need to submit one application form to be considered for all of the scholarships that they qualify for. However, students should address specific scholarship requirements if additional details are requested. For example, community service activities or specific school attended. Applications and supporting materials for all scholarships are due February 1.

Prospective Student Scholarship Application Form


Marian Gardner Hinderliter and Hobart Hinderliter Scholarship:

For incoming freshmen majoring in business; one $3,000 non-renewable award; candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale, rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above or equivalent SAT score.


Thomas Lorig Endowed Scholarship Fund:

For entering freshmen majoring in business; two $1,500 non-renewable awards will be made on an annual basis; candidates must rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, and demonstrate an unmet need for financial aid; preference will be given to students from McLean County.


College of Business Dean's Scholarships:

For incoming freshmen majoring in business; one or more $1,000 non-renewable awards; candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale, rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above or equivalent SAT score.


Isabelle Purnell Memorial Scholarship Fund:

For incoming freshmen majoring in business; one or more $1,000 non-renewable awards; candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale, rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above or equivalent SAT score.


Livingston Family Endowed Scholarship Fund:

The Livingston Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Duane Livingston to hone his wife Sandra, mother Wilma, father T.O. and grandfather C.L. Livingston.  It is awarded to incoming freshmen majoring in business - preference will be given to African American Students with a focus on accounting majors and residents of Decatur and Peoria, Illinois. One or more $1,000 non-renewable awards; candidates must have at least a 2.75 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale, rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, or have an ACT composite score of 23 or above or equivalent SAT score; need may be a contributing factor in cases where two or more applicants have apparently equal qualifications. (Recipients may apply for additional funding through his/her senior year depending upon academic performance and endowment proceeds.)


Dixie L. Mills Endowed Scholarship Fund:

For incoming freshmen majoring in business; at least one $1,000 non-renewable award will be made on an annual basis; candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale, rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above or equivalent SAT score.



Ron Jr. & Cathy Whitton Dentsmart Endowed Scholarship:

For incoming freshmen or graduate of Illinois Central College majoring in business; one $1000 non-renewable award will be made on an annual basis; freshmen candidates must be graduates of Pekin High School and preference will be given to ICC applicants that are also graduates of Pekin High School. All qualified candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school or ICC gpa on a 4.0 scale, or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above or equivalent SAT score. Qualified students will have demonstrated a commitment to serving others through involvement in school and/or community activities. (Recipients may apply for additional funding through his/her senior year if they maintain at least a 3.0 ISU GPA and show progress toward earning a degree in business. Future awards will be based on the amount of available funds and the quality of the candidate pool.)


Larry E. Gustafson Scholarship:

For incoming freshmen majoring in business; one $1000 non-renewable award will be made on an annual basis; candidates must rank in the top ¼ of their high school class or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above or equivalent SAT score. Qualified students will have demonstrated involvement in school or community activities, and/or have substantial work history. Preference will be given to dependents of a Union Carpenter.

 

The Lois Violet Hobart Endowed Scholarship

Lois Violet Hazard Hobart was born November 30, 1918 in Leaf River, Illinois, the daughter of William T. and Blanche (Church) Hazard. She received her degree in Business Teacher Education from Illinois State Normal University in 1939, later receiving her Master in Education from Northern Illinois University in 1965. She married Donald E. Hobart on January 18, 1947 in Rockford, IL.

She taught high school in Byron, Illinois for 18 years. She taught shorthand, typing, office practice, business classes and was the Inkspot (school newspaper) advisor. She was a strict teacher and held her students to a very high
standard. She retired from teaching in 1977. She lived to be 94 years young, and passed away February 8, 2013.

One $5,000 dollar award will be made on a one-year annual basis. Scholarship funds will be disbursed through the Financial Aid Office after the 10th day of the fall semester.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a current business major in good standing at Illinois State University with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher

Diversity Excellence Business Scholarship:

For incoming freshmen or new transfer student of color majoring in business; one $1000 non-renewable award will be made on an annual basis. Candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school gpa or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above. Transfer students must have at least a 3.0 transfer gpa. Qualified students must demonstrate an unmet need for financial aid as determined by the Illinois State Financial Aid Office and/or federal regulation and/or personal circumstances, and demonstrate involvement in school and/or community activities and/or substantial work history (list the number of hours worked per week to help fund his/her education expenses. (Financial need is a primary factor in the selection process.)

Dorothy Uphoff Camp Endowed Scholarship:


For incoming freshmen, new community college transfer or new second bachelor’s degree candidate with a major in Business Teacher Education; one non-renewable award of at least $1000 will be made on an annual basis; candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school or post-secondary GPA on a 4.0 scale or have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher. Qualified students must demonstrate a commitment to serving others through involvement in school and/or community activities.


J.D.J. Riggs Endowed Scholarship:


For incoming freshmen or new community college transfer majoring in business; one $1000 non-renewable scholarship will be made on an annual basis. Candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school or post secondary BPA on a 4.0 scale or have an ACT composite score of 24 or
higher.

Leona Stanford Vollintine Scholarship:

Up to $3000 award for incoming freshman or transfer students enrolled full-time with a declared major in accounting or any other major within the College of Business.  Qualified candidates will maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0; Must be a U.S. citizen for at least five years;  Demonstrate involvement and leadership in school and/or community activities- including work history (list number of hours worked per week to help fund education); Demonstrate unmet need by financial aid or personal circumstance.

George R and Martha Means Center E-Scholar:

The George R and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurship offers merit-based scholarships of $1000 each with priority given to incoming freshmen. These scholarships are offered to students declaring a major in Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Continuing undergraduate recipients who meet the initial scholarly requirements are then encouraged to re-apply for the award in subsequent semesters provided the requirements of earned hours and GPA are continually met. Freshmen candidates must have at least a 3.0 high school gpa or have an ACT composite score of 24 or above. Preference will be given to students graduating from Illinois high schools.

 

Warren S. Perry and Barbara Perry Endowed Scholarship Fund:

For entering freshman with a major in Business Teacher Education; up to $1000 award depending upon earnings from the endowment; qualified candidates must demonstrate a wide range of interests including involvement and leadership in school and community organizations, show unmet financial need, and have at least a 2.5 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale.

 

Department of Accounting Leadership Scholarship

The Department of Accounting now has Leadership Scholarships available for Incoming Freshman and Transfer students in Accounting who have demonstrated leadership qualities in High School or Community College. Scholarship amounts vary between $500 and $2,000 and are one-time awards. The Department of Accounting has committed up to $22,000 in scholarship funds to be awarded for the 2020-2021 school year. This is an ongoing scholarship that can be applied for at any time.

Apply online here for the Department of Accounting Leadership Scholarship. (Please note this scholarship has a separate application.)

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