Governors State University Foundation and Alumni Association scholarship funding recognizes academic excellence and is awarded to deserving students in their pursuit of a GSU degree. More than 130 scholarships totalling over $85,000 in scholarship aid is being offered for the fall semester to GSU students via this in-house program.

Scholarship offerings for any given year are determined from a large list of scholarships, each of which has its own criteria and funding level. In addition, the number and scale of scholarships vary from year to year, based on available funds.

Please review eligibility, criteria, and deadlines for scholarships carefully. Students are responsible for submitting required documentation, including an application form (see Guidelines and Application below), on time and in a professional manner. Be sure to FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR OUR FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS:  Freshmen and Sophomore students may apply for scholarships that are not major specific or that relate to your intended major, even though you may not have formally declared your major.  Refer to the college of your intended major for available scholarships.

 Scholarship offerings for the Fall, 2016 semester are listed below.

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

Contact us  with questions or concerns.

  • Guidelines and Application - PLEASE READ

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    GSU Foundation Scholarship Instructions and Guidelines

    Important Scholarship Information:

    • Financial need scholarships require that a FASFA be on file at the time of application
    • Only one GSU Foundation scholarship may be awarded per academic year
    • All scholarships are applied to tuition and fees only, unless otherwise stated in the criteria, up to the maximum award. Unused funds will continue to be applied to the student's account for subsequent semesters during the same academic year, provided student continues to meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
    • A student is allowed to receive a tuition waiver and a scholarship up to but not to exceed the cost of tuition and fees.  Unused funds may be applied to subsequent semesters as outlined in the paragraph above.
    • Tuition payments - If you have not received official notification about your scholarship status by the tuition due date, you need to sign a tuition payment plan agreement and make the required payment. If you are awarded a scholarship after you've made a payment, your overpayment, if any, will be refunded to you if your scholarship award exceeds your balance due.
    • Scholarship funds will be posted to the student account after the final drop deadline.
    • Scholarships are rescinded if the student falls below the minimum number of hours required
    • Community Honors Scholars and employees of the university are not eligible.

    If you have any questions please call the Office of Financial Aid at 708-534-4480.

    APPLY:

    • Complete a separate application form for each scholarship
    • Put the name of the Scholarship at the top of your essay
    • IMPORTANT - DO NOT use your name or other personal identifier in or on your essay
    • Essay topics vary by scholarship. We urge you to visit the Writing Center for assistance with your essays.

     Submit TWO COMPLETE COPIES to:

    Scholarship Committee
    Room D34070
    Governors State University
    University Park, IL 60484-0975

    • Winners will be notified by mail and/or email
    • Scholarship recipients are expected to attend a scholarship luncheon on Friday, April 28, 2017 to meet donors
    • Scholarship recipients are also required to have a photo taken and to submit a letter thanking the scholarship donors.

     

  • College of Arts and Sciences

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    Includes students in the following programs:

    • Analytical Chemistry
    • 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
    • Theatre and Performance Studies

     The following scholarships are currently available for students enrolled (or enrolling) in the College of Arts and Sciences for the Fall term. Eligibility varies.  See Guidelines and Application above for general instructions and the application form. Application deadline is Thursday, July 7, 2016  

    Academic Advisors’ Scholarship

    Award:                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Graduate, degree seeking student
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Financial need is not a criterion

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals, how you chose your academic program, and the impact that Academic Advising had on your education. 
    Alumni Association Scholarship Honoring Rosemary Hulett

    Award:                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum current cumulative GPA of 3.75
    • Must have financial need (FAFSA required)

    Documentation Required:

    • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) discussing your career aspirations

    Ronald Bean Community Service Scholarship

    Award:                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Demonstrate engagement in community volunteer services
    • United States citizen

    Documentation Required:

    • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) demonstrating a history of and desire to continue volunteering in the community.    
    • Two letters of recommendation from a volunteer organization. 
    Dr. Lowell W. Culver Fellowship in Public Administration

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a graduate student in Public Administration
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled (or enrolling) in 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.
    First Midwest Bank Scholarship

    Award:                 Two at $1,000 ($500 Fall - $500 Spring)

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a Freshman, degree-seeking student
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Undergraduate degree seeking student in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 12 credit hours
    • Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement.  

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500-1000 words) describing any personal information, academic, professional, or philanthropic goals that the applicant deems pertinent. 
    $100 Follett-GSU Textbook Voucher

    Award:                                 Thirty at $100 (Follett Gift Card)

    Eligibility:

    • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for undergraduates or 3.25 for graduates
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (300 words) outlining how you intend to use your GSU degree.
    Donald W. Hansen Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Award:                                 Two at $1,200

    Eligibility:

    • Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum 15 hours of graded work at GSU within the two previous years.

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) describing your academic excellence and leadership abilities.
    • Letters of recommendation which attest to your academic excellence, leadership, and community service.
    Human Resource Department Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Bookstore Gift Card) 

    Eligibility:

    • Available to all students with a commitment to the GSU Community
    • Must be enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Must have financial need

     Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations and your commitment to Governors State University and the community
     Jassac Charitable Foundation Scholarship Honoring Lorine S. Samuels

    Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Gift Card)

    Eligibility:

    • Must be an undergraduate degree seeking student
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from GSU or most recent school
    • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours
    • African American student preferred

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations.

    Lorraine Fontana Endowed Memorial Scholarship

    Award:                                 Four at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Degree seeking student in the College of Business and Public Administration 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 (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • United States Citizen

    Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals and how this award will impact your education.
    Mary L. Fronczak Memorial Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility: 

    • Degree seeking student in Art or Psychology
    • Good academic standing at GSU or a former college/university
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Financial need is a criterion
    • United States citizen and a resident of Illinois

    Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500-1000 words) on why did you choose to study art/psychology and what is your “dream” to do with your degree once completed?  
    Francisco Montalvo Endowed Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a degree seeking student at Governors State University
    • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
    • Hispanic or Spanish speaking student preferred
    • Must have financial need as evidenced by the current FASFA
    • Preference given to a student with interest in labor/union rights.

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) describing reasons for career choice.
    Manilow Scholarship for Students Who Achieve Intellectual Excellence
     Award:                                 One at $500 

    Eligibility:

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in any field
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • 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:                                 Eight at $500 

    Eligibility:

    Must live or work in Rich Township, Illinois

    • 22 years of age or older
    • Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking student at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
    • Rich Township officials or employees, or family members of officials or employees are not eligible

    Documentation Required:

    Essay (300 -500 words) outlining their career goals.  Essay should include a description on how you fit into one or more of the above preferences, if applicable.

    Respond to Violence
    Award:                                 One at $500 

    Eligibility:

    • Have been impacted by violence or are working in the community to address issued relating to violence
    • Degree seeking student at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (300 -500 words) describing why you should be selected, your future plans to work toward violence prevention, and how the scholarship will help in your educational pursuits.
    Second Chance Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Must be an individual returning to society after a period of incarceration
    • Degree seeking student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours
    • 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
    Dr. Daniel Bernd Endowed Scholarship in English Literature

    Award:                                 Two at $1,000

    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 (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

    Documentation Required:

    • One page biographical essay describing your commitment to the study of English literature.
    David Bernstein Endowed Scholarship in English

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Undergraduate majors in English or English education
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Must have completed two trimesters at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) 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
    Dental Personnel Placement Service, Inc. Community Service Scholarship
    Award:                                 One at $500 

    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 (or enrolling) 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
    Dr. William E. Engbretson Endowed Scholarship in Art and Sculpture

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • GSU student of sculpture or art
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Financial need is not a factor.

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 to 1,000 words) describing academic and/or experiential excellence in the creation of art or sculpture.  
    • Submit photos of student work
    • One letter of recommendation from a professor is recommended
    Dr. Katherine Gavin Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility: 

    • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student  majoring in the field of Science or Health
    • Minimum 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.25 (graduate) cumulative GPA in good academic standing
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • United States citizen
    • Must demonstrate financial need. 

    Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (300 to 600 words) outlining your commitment to a career in the field of science or health and give rationale for selecting the career.  Include any volunteer community service(s) performed.
    • Two letters of recommendation from non-family member
    Leo & Margaret Goodman-Malamuth Endowed Scholarship in Media Communications Technology

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Undergraduate communications major
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA undergraduate; minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA graduate
    • Must have completed at least nine hours of course work at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (750 words or less) on “How I Intend to Use My Studies in New Media Communications Technology to Affect Socioeconomic, Educational, and/or Political Change.”
    Henne and Kovach Family Award in Chemistry

    Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Bookstore gift card)

    Eligibility:

    • Degree seeking student in the College of Arts and Sciences
    • Must enroll in or have taken Bio-Chemistry 4331 (with a C or better)
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

    Documentation Required:                                                                                                            

    • Essay (500 words) describing how you feel bio-chemistry will impact your career choice.
    Stephen R. Hyzny, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a female student
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Degree seeking student in Information Technology
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • United States Citizen

    Documentation Required:

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

    Award:                                 One at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Degree seeking or Mathematics Certificate student. 
    • Enrolled in EDUC 4999 course or be approved for Student Teaching
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 12 credit hours
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • 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
    Success in Mathematics Scholarship

    Award:                         Five at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Degree seeking Mathematics student (BA or MA) 
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Minority and women preferred but not required.

    Documentation Required: 

    • Submit a 500 word essay on why you chose your field of study
    Ralph R. and Dolores Turner Endowed Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Learning

    Award:                                 Two at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a returning African-American student, at least 30 years in age
    • Degree seeking student in Interdisciplinary Learning
    • Undergraduate student in good academic standing
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) 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.
    • Letters of support may be submitted from a professor.
     

  • College of Business

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    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 

    The following scholarships are currently available for students enrolled (or enrolling) in the College of Business for the Fall 2016 term. Eligibility varies. See Guidelines and Application for general instructions and the application form. Application deadline is Thursday, July 7, 2016

     

    Academic Advisors’ Scholarship

     Award:                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Graduate, degree seeking student
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Financial need is not a criterion

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals, how you chose your academic program, and the impact that Academic Advising had on your education. 
    Alumni Association Scholarship Honoring Rosemary Hulett

     Award:                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum current cumulative GPA of 3.75
    • Must have financial need (FAFSA required)

     Documentation Required: 

    • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) discussing your career aspirations
    Ronald Bean Community Service Scholarship

     Award:                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Demonstrate engagement in community volunteer services
    • United States citizen

     Documentation Required: 

    • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) demonstrating a history of and desire to continue volunteering in the community.    
    • Two letters of recommendation from a volunteer organization. 
    First Midwest Bank Scholarship

     Award:                 Two at $1,000 ($500 Fall - $500 Spring) 

     Eligibility:  

    • Must be a Freshman, degree-seeking student
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Undergraduate degree seeking student in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 12 credit hours
    • Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement.  

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500-1000 words) describing any personal information, academic, professional, or philanthropic goals that the applicant deems pertinent. 
    $100 Follett-GSU Textbook Vouchers

     Award:                                 Thirty at $100 (Follett Gift Card) 

     Eligibility:  

    • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for undergraduates or 3.25 for graduates
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

     Documentation Required:  

    • Essay (300 words) outlining how you intend to use your GSU degree.
    Donald W. Hansen Memorial Endowed Scholarship

     Award:                                 Two at $1,200 

     Eligibility:  

    • Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum 15 hours of graded work at GSU within the two previous years.

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) describing your academic excellence and leadership abilities.
    • Letters of recommendation which attest to your academic excellence, leadership, and community service.
    Human Resource Department Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Bookstore Gift Card) 

    Eligibility:

    • Available to all students with a commitment to the GSU Community
    • Must be enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Must have financial need

     Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations and your commitment to Governors State University and the community
     Jassac Charitable Foundation Scholarship Honoring Lorine S. Samuels

    Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Gift Card) 

     Eligibility:  

    • Must be an undergraduate degree seeking student
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from GSU or most recent school
    • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours
    • African American student preferred

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations.
    Lorraine Fontana Endowed Memorial Scholarship

     Award:                                 Four at $1,000

     Eligibility: 

    • Degree seeking student in the College of Business and Public Administration 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 (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • United States Citizen

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals and how this award will impact your education.
    Francisco Montalvo Endowed Scholarship

     Award:                                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Must be a degree seeking student at Governors State University
    • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
    • Hispanic or Spanish speaking student preferred
    • Must have financial need as evidenced by the current FASFA
    • Preference given to a student with interest in labor/union rights.

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) describing reasons for career choice.
    Manilow Scholarship for Students Who Achieve Intellectual Excellence

     Award:                                 One at $500 

     Eligibility: 

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in any field
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • 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:                                 Eight at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    Must live or work in Rich Township, Illinois

    • 22 years of age or older
    • Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking student at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
    • Rich Township officials or employees, or family members of officials or employees are not eligible

     Documentation Required:  

    • Essay (300 -500 words) outlining their career goals.  Essay should include a description on how you fit into one or more of the above preferences, if applicable.
    Respond to Violence

    Award:                                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Have been impacted by violence or are working in the community to address issued relating to violence
    • Degree seeking student at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

     Documentation Required:  

    • Essay (300 -500 words) describing why you should be selected, your future plans to work toward violence prevention, and how the scholarship will help in your educational pursuits.
    Second Chance Scholarship

     Award:                                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Must be an individual returning to society after a period of incarceration
    • Degree seeking student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours
    • 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
    Martin Anthonisen Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Enrolled in GSU’s Finance degree program 
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Returning adult student with financial need
    • Must be United States Citizen
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) discussing reasons for choosing a career in finance, and indicating financial need.
    American Logistics Association Endowed Scholarship

    Award:                                 Two at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Undergraduate and graduate College of Business students in pursuit of a career in logistics, marketing, business management, or accounting; or IDSS students with a minor in business, marketing, accounting or communications.
    • Must be a veteran or active in the military or a 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 also 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.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a GSU faculty member and/or administrator, or from employment supervisors 
    College of Business Student Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship

    Award:                 Two at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student in the College of Business
    • Completed minimum of twelve graded hours at GSU 
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA 
    • Enrolled (or enrolling) in minimum of 6 credit hours
    • US Citizen and resident of Illinois

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 words) discussing commitment to school and community service as well as leadership qualities
    • Two letters of recommendation from CBPA Faculty members attesting to service commitment and leadership qualities  
    Dr. Curtis J. and Mrs. Gina Crawford Endowed Scholarship in Business

    Award:                                 Six at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Degree seeking student pursuing a business career
    • Preference given to MBA students, but undergrads will be considered
    • Enrolled (or enrolling) 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.
    Donald Dolan Endowed Business Scholarship

    Award:                                 One at $500

    Eligibility:

    • Undergraduate or graduate
    • CBPA students seeking a degree in business administration
    • Enrolled (or enrolling) in minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Good academic standing at GSU or prior school
    • Financial need is a criterion  
    • United States citizen and resident of Illinois

    Documentation Required:

    Essay (500 words) discussing career aspirations in the field of production and manufacturing.  

    Great Lakes Bank Endowed Scholarship 

    Award:                                 Five at $1,000

    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 and Public Administration (Division of Accounting/Finance/MIS or Division of Management/Marketing)
    • Undergraduate or graduate student 
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a 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.
    Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship

    Award:                                 Two at $500 

    Eligibility:  

    • Undergraduate College of Business students pursuing a degree in Manufacturing Management
    • Must be enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Must have an associate degree in a manufacturing-related area of interest

    Documentation Required

    • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations and desire to work in the area of manufacturing management 
    Donald and Helen Morrison Endowed Scholarship in Business

    Award:                                 Two at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Students must express an interest in a career involving an entrepreneurial role in business or industry with a preference to be given to students interested in pursuing a career in retail business
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student in good academic standing at GSU
    • Must be enrolled (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • 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:                                 Five at 1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Course of study must be leading to a business degree.
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student
    • Must be enrolled (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • 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:                                 Ten at $1,000

    Eligibility:

    • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
    • Undergraduate student in good academic standing at GSU
    • Must be enrolled (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Financial need is a criterion as evidenced by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Process)
    • Must be a United States citizen and resident of Illinois

    Documentation Required:

    • Essay (500 to 1,000 words) explaining your definition of ethical behavior as it relates to the finance/accounting fields.

  • College of Education Scholarships

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    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 

    The following scholarships are currently available for students enrolled (or enrolling) in the College of Education for the Fall 2016 term. Eligibility varies.  See Guidelines and Application for general instructions and the application form. Application deadline is Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Academic Advisors’ Scholarship

     Award:                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Graduate, degree seeking student
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Financial need is not a criterion

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals, how you chose your academic program, and the impact that Academic Advising had on your education. 
    Alumni Association Scholarship Honoring Rosemary Hulett

     Award:                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum current cumulative GPA of 3.75
    • Must have financial need (FAFSA required)

     Documentation Required: 

    • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) discussing your career aspirations
    Ronald Bean Community Service Scholarship

     Award:                 One at $500 

     Eligibility:  

    • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Demonstrate engagement in community volunteer services
    • United States citizen

     Documentation Required: 

    • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) demonstrating a history of and desire to continue volunteering in the community.    
    • Two letters of recommendation from a volunteer organization. 
    First Midwest Bank Scholarship

     Award:                 Two at $1,000 ($500 Fall - $500 Spring) 

     Eligibility:  

    • Must be a Freshman, degree-seeking student
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Undergraduate degree seeking student in good academic standing at GSU
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 12 credit hours
    • Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement.  

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500-1000 words) describing any personal information, academic, professional, or philanthropic goals that the applicant deems pertinent. 
    $100 Follett-GSU Textbook Vouchers

     Award:                                 Thirty at $100 (Follett Gift Card) 

     Eligibility:  

    • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for undergraduates or 3.25 for graduates
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

     Documentation Required:  

    • Essay (300 words) outlining how you intend to use your GSU degree.
    Donald W. Hansen Memorial Endowed Scholarship

     Award:                                 Two at $1,200 

     Eligibility:  

    • Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Minimum 15 hours of graded work at GSU within the two previous years.

     Documentation Required: 

    • Essay (500 words) describing your academic excellence and leadership abilities.
    • Letters of recommendation which attest to your academic excellence, leadership, and community service.
      Human Resource Department Scholarship

      Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Bookstore Gift Card) 

      Eligibility:

      • Available to all students with a commitment to the GSU Community
      • Must be enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Must have financial need

       Documentation Required:

      • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations and your commitment to Governors State University and the community
       Jassac Charitable Foundation Scholarship Honoring Lorine S. Samuels

      Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Gift Card) 

       Eligibility:  

      • Must be an undergraduate degree seeking student
      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from GSU or most recent school
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours
      • African American student preferred

       Documentation Required: 

      • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations.
      Francisco Montalvo Endowed Scholarship

       Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Must be a degree seeking student at Governors State University
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
      • Hispanic or Spanish speaking student preferred
      • Must have financial need as evidenced by the current FASFA
      • Preference given to a student with interest in labor/union rights.

       Documentation Required: 

      • Essay (500 words) describing reasons for career choice.
      Manilow Scholarship for Students Who Achieve Intellectual Excellence

       Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility: 

      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in any field
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • 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:                                 Eight at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      Must live or work in Rich Township, Illinois

      • 22 years of age or older
      • Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking student at GSU
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
      • Rich Township officials or employees, or family members of officials or employees are not eligible

       Documentation Required:  

      • Essay (300 -500 words) outlining their career goals.  Essay should include a description on how you fit into one or more of the above preferences, if applicable.
      Respond to Violence

      Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Have been impacted by violence or are working in the community to address issued relating to violence
      • Degree seeking student at GSU
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
      • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

       Documentation Required:  

      • Essay (300 -500 words) describing why you should be selected, your future plans to work toward violence prevention, and how the scholarship will help in your educational pursuits.
      Second Chance Scholarship

       Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Must be an individual returning to society after a period of incarceration
      • Degree seeking student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours
      • Must be in good academic standing
      • Financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA  
      David and Barbara Barr Endowed Scholarship

      Award:                                 One at $500

      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.
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling)in a 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.

      Mary L. Fronczak Memorial Scholarship

      Award:                                 One at $500

      Eligibility: 

      • Degree seeking student in Art or Psychology
      • Good academic standing at GSU or a former college/university
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Financial need is a criterion
      • United States citizen and a resident of Illinois

      Documentation Required: 

      Essay (500-1000 words) on why did you choose to study art/psychology and what is your “dream” to do with your degree once completed?  

      Great Lakes Bank Endowed Scholarship

      Award:                                 Five at $1,000

      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 and Public Administration (Division of Accounting/Finance/MIS or Division of Management/Marketing)
      • Undergraduate or graduate student
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a 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.
      Matteson Rotary Club

      Award:                                 One at $500

      Eligibility:

      • Students working toward a career in the public schools
      • Live in the service area of Richton Park, Olympia Fields, and Matteson.
      • Preference is given to those who intend to work in schools in underserved areas
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Financial need is considered.

      Documentation Required:

      • Biographical essay (250 to 500 words) describing career goals and how this award will impact your education
      Dr. W. Prince and Elise McLemore Scholarship for Elementary Education

      Award:                                 One at $500

      Eligibility:

      • Undergraduate or graduate elementary education students
      • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Must have completed at least nine hours at GSU
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling)in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Must be a minority

      Documentation Required:

      • Essay (500 to 1000 words) describing your qualifications.

      Ralph R. and Dolores Turner Endowed Scholarship in Education

       

      Award:                                 One at $1,000

      Eligibility:

      • Must be a returning African-American student, at least 30 years in age
      • Degree seeking student in Elementary Education, Special Education or Early Childhood Education
      • Undergraduate student in good academic standing
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Substantiate an active commitment to, and involvement in, community service.
      • Resident of Illinois and a United States citizen

      Documentation Required:

      • Essay (500 to 1000 words) documenting commitment to, and involvement in, community service.
      Dr. Peggy Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship

      Award:                                 One at $500

      Eligibility:

      • Undergraduate elementary education majors who are specializing in reading/language arts
      • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • 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.
      Burton Collins Scholarship

      Award:                                 One at $500

      Eligibility:

      • Enrolled in School Counseling Program
      • Must have candidacy, or completing candidacy, during the term of application
      • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Enrolled (or enrolling)in a 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:                                 One at $1,000

      Eligibility:

      • Enrolled in School Counseling Program
      • Must have candidacy, or completing candidacy, during the term of application
      • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of 9 credit hours (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

      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.

       

    • College of Health and Human Services

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      Includes students in the following programs:

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

      The following scholarships are currently available for students enrolled (or enrolling) in the College of Health and Human Services for the Fall 2016 term. Eligibility varies.  See Guidelines and Application for general instructions and the application form. Application deadline is Thursday, July 7, 2016

       

      Academic Advisors’ Scholarship

       Award:                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Graduate, degree seeking student
      • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Financial need is not a criterion

       Documentation Required: 

      • Essay (500 words) describing your career goals, how you chose your academic program, and the impact that Academic Advising had on your education. 
      Alumni Association Scholarship Honoring Rosemary Hulett

       Award:                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Minimum current cumulative GPA of 3.75
      • Must have financial need (FAFSA required)

       Documentation Required: 

      • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) discussing your career aspirations
      Ronald Bean Community Service Scholarship

       Award:                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Degree seeking in good academic standing at GSU
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Demonstrate engagement in community volunteer services
      • United States citizen

       Documentation Required: 

      • Biographical essay (500 to 1,000 words) demonstrating a history of and desire to continue volunteering in the community.    
      • Two letters of recommendation from a volunteer organization. 
      First Midwest Bank Scholarship

       Award:                 Two at $1,000 ($500 Fall - $500 Spring) 

       Eligibility:  

      • Must be a Freshman, degree-seeking student
      • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • Undergraduate degree seeking student in good academic standing at GSU
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 12 credit hours
      • Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement.  

       Documentation Required: 

      • Essay (500-1000 words) describing any personal information, academic, professional, or philanthropic goals that the applicant deems pertinent. 
      $100 Follett-GSU Textbook Vouchers

       Award:                                 Thirty at $100 (Follett Gift Card) 

       Eligibility:  

      • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for undergraduates or 3.25 for graduates
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

       Documentation Required:  

      • Essay (300 words) outlining how you intend to use your GSU degree.
      Donald W. Hansen Memorial Endowed Scholarship

       Award:                                 Two at $1,200 

       Eligibility:  

      • Undergraduate or graduate student
      • Minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Minimum 15 hours of graded work at GSU within the two previous years.

       Documentation Required: 

      • Essay (500 words) describing your academic excellence and leadership abilities.
      • Letters of recommendation which attest to your academic excellence, leadership, and community service.

      Human Resource Department Scholarship

      Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Bookstore Gift Card) 

      Eligibility:

      • Available to all students with a commitment to the GSU Community
      • Must be enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Must have financial need

       Documentation Required:

      • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations and your commitment to Governors State University and the community

       

       Jassac Charitable Foundation Scholarship Honoring Lorine S. Samuels

      Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Gift Card) 

       Eligibility:  

      • Must be an undergraduate degree seeking student
      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from GSU or most recent school
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours
      • African American student preferred

       Documentation Required: 

      • Essay (500 words) outlining your career aspirations.
      Francisco Montalvo Endowed Scholarship

       Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Must be a degree seeking student at Governors State University
      • Must be enrolled (or enrolling) in a minimum of six credit hours and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
      • Hispanic or Spanish speaking student preferred
      • Must have financial need as evidenced by the current FASFA
      • Preference given to a student with interest in labor/union rights.

       Documentation Required: 

      • Essay (500 words) describing reasons for career choice.
      Manilow Scholarship for Students Who Achieve Intellectual Excellence

       Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility: 

      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in any field
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
      • 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:                                 Eight at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      Must live or work in Rich Township, Illinois

      • 22 years of age or older
      • Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking student at GSU
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
      • Rich Township officials or employees, or family members of officials or employees are not eligible

       Documentation Required:  

      • Essay (300 -500 words) outlining their career goals.  Essay should include a description on how you fit into one or more of the above preferences, if applicable.
      Respond to Violence

      Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Have been impacted by violence or are working in the community to address issued relating to violence
      • Degree seeking student at GSU
      • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in at least 6 credit hours
      • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

       Documentation Required:  

      • Essay (300 -500 words) describing why you should be selected, your future plans to work toward violence prevention, and how the scholarship will help in your educational pursuits.
      Second Chance Scholarship

       Award:                                 One at $500 

       Eligibility:  

      • Must be an individual returning to society after a period of incarceration
      • Degree seeking student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours
      • Must be in good academic standing
      • Financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA  
        Addiction Studies Alumni Club Scholarshi

        Award:                                 One at $500

        Eligibility:

        • Degree seeking students in good academic standing
        • Graduate student in the Addiction Studies program
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

        Documentation Required:

        • Essay (500 words) discussing your career choice and your reasons for choosing this field
        Axiom Integrated Services Scholarship

        Award:                                 Two at $750 (one graduate; one undergraduate)

        Eligibility:

        • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking students in Health Care Administration Minimum current cumulative GPA of 3.0 (at GSU  or former college/university)
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of six credit hours
        • United States Citizen
        • Financial need is a criterion (a FAFSA form is required)

        Documentation Required:

        • A letter of reference from a professor discussing their commitment to Health Administration and their ability to think on their feet
        • Essay (500 words) discussing the reasons you chose a career in Health Care Administration and your commitment to the field.
        Marie Gray Bertz Memorial Endowed Scholarship

        Award:                                 One at $500

        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 (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

        Documentation Required:

        • Essay (500 words) outlining your career goals and why you should received this scholarship.
        Dr. Katherine Gavin Scholarship

        Award:                                 One at $500

        Eligibility: 

        • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student  majoring in the field of Science or Health
        • Minimum 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.25 (graduate) cumulative GPA in good academic standing
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
        • United States citizen
        • Must demonstrate financial need. 

        Documentation Required: 

        • Essay (300 to 600 words) outlining your commitment to a career in the field of science or health and give rationale for selecting the career.  Include any volunteer community service(s) performed.
        • Two letters of recommendation from non-family member
        Great Lakes Bank Endowed Scholarship

        Award:                                 Five at $1,000

        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 and Public Administration (Division of Accounting/Finance/MIS or Division of Management/Marketing)
        • Undergraduate or graduate student
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a 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
        James and Helen Hassett, and Mary Ann Faitz Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

        Award:                                 One at $750

        Eligibility:

        • Graduate or undergraduate degree seeking  student in GSU’s nursing program
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
        • 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.
        Henne and Kovach Family Award in Chemistry

        Award:                                 One at $500 (Follett Bookstore gift card)

        Eligibility:

        • Degree seeking student in the College of Arts and Sciences or College of Health Professions
        • Must enroll in or have taken Bio-Chemistry 4331 (with a C or better)
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
        • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

        Documentation Required:                                                                                                            

        • Essay (500 words) describing how you feel bio-chemistry will impact your career choice
        J-May Advanced Degree in Nursing Award

        Award:                                 One at $497

        Eligibility:

        • Must be a degree seeking student enrolled in the GSU Doctorate of Nursing Practice program
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours

        Documentation Required: 

        • Essay (500 words) on how this award will make a difference to you and your pursuit of a DNP.  Applicant must document service to the community or professions
        Annie L. Lawrence Scholarship

        Award:                                 Two at $500 (one for Physical Therapy and one for Occupational Therapy)

        Eligibility:

        • Degree seeking student in the CHHS Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy programs
        • Minimum 2.5 (undergraduate) or  3.0 (graduate) cumulative GPA
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
        • 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:                                 Two at $500

        Eligibility:

        • Undergraduate and graduate physical therapy students
        • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
        • Must have completed at least nine hours at GSU
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours 
        • Must be a minority.

        Documentation Required:

        • Submit an essay (500 to 1000 words) describing your qualifications.
        Monsignor Ignatius D. McDermott Endowed Scholarship

        Award:                                 One at $1,000

        Eligibility:

        • Preference will be given to students in Addiction Studies or Social Work, although any CHHS student is eligible.
        • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at GSU or former school, and good academic standing
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of 6 credit hours
        • Applicant must show personal goal of serving the underserved, preferably with work or volunteer experience.
        • Financial need is not a requirement but may be considered if demonstrated.

        Documentation Required:

        • Essay (500 to 1000 words) containing a brief bio, describing commitment to wanting to make a difference in society, volunteer experience,  and relating experience/career aspirations in the field of addiction and recovery, and financial need, if applicable.
        • Letters of support from faculty, administrators, and current or previous employers are encouraged.
        Melissa Kay Solomon Scholarship for Addiction Studies        

        Award:                                 One at $800

        Eligibility:

        • Graduate degree seeking student in Addictions Studies;
        • Minimum current cumulative GPA of 3.5 (at GSU or former college/university);
        • Enrolled (or about to enroll) in a minimum of six credit hours;
        • Financial need is a criterion (a FAFSA form is required)

        Documentation Required:

        • Submit an essay (500 words) discussing the reasons you chose a career in Addiction Studies and your career goals.