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