Governors State University is committed to your success.

GSU students make the most of more than $51.3 million annually in financial assistance for both full and part-time study. Scholarships help support students' academic achievements and help meet the costs associated with achieving your degree.

  • GSU Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships

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    The GSU Foundation and Alumni award more than 40 scholarships. Many are specific to individual colleges and programs of study. More information can be found on the GSU Foundation's website.

  • GSU Promise Scholarship

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    The GSU Promise is a scholarship created by President Elaine P. Maimon to assist economically disadvantaged students to complete a bachelor's degree at GSU. Eligible students must be active participants in the Dual Degree Program and be eligible for the Pell Grant. To apply, students must have a GPA of 2.75/4.0. Information and application.

  • Dual Degree Program Honors Scholarship

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    This scholarship is for high-achieving, first-time, transfer students who are enrolled in the Dual Degree Program. Students must have a cumulative 3.5/4.0 GPA. Scholarship covers tuition and fees for up to four semesters. Information and application.

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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    Two separate scholarships awarded in the Fall semester cover up to four semesters of tuition and fees. Eligibility is limited to members of Phi Theta Kappa. View/download the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application form.

  • Latino Scholarship

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    The Latino Scholarship is open to Governors State University students who meet the criteria below. The scholarship award is $1000.00 ($500.00 per semester). The deadline for submitting applications is July 1 for the Fall Semester and October 1 for Spring Semester.

    Criteria

    • At least one parent must be of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, South American or of other Latino ancestry regardless of race.
    • Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester.
    • Must be admitted to a degree seeking program at GSU.

     

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Scholarship Resources

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    There are several scholarships available and they have varying deadlines. Learn more >>

  • New Futuro Scholarship

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  • Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program

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    The SDS program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in the Master of Social Work Program. 

  • Teacher Quality Partnership

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    Teacher Quality Partnership is a Federal Department of Education grant to expand and refine teaching programs designed to raise student achievement and improve instruction in Chicago Southland school districts. Certification students will work with mentor-teachers in south suburban classrooms. They will be paid $30,000 during the one-year residency period, with that salary coming via the federal grant. Teacher candidates will work in high-need, low-income school districts and, after certification, will agree to teach for three years in the partner district. The grant provides funding for program residency placements. Learn more about the Alternative Teacher Certification Program.

  • Minority Teachers of Illinois

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    The Minority Teacher of Illinois (MTI) scholarship was created for minority undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue careers as teachers at preschool, elementary or secondary schools in Illinois. For more information and to apply, visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission's website at www.isac.org.

  • DREAM Scholarship

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    Deadline: Dec. 20th, 2013 - Learn more >>