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Dec 6 2023

Illinois Athletic and Academic Strive Scholarship for 2024-25 — Application NOW OPEN

December 6, 2023 - February 12, 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

The Illinois Athletic and Academic Strive Scholarship for 2024-25 is now accepting applications. The Strive Scholarship is earmarked for undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate excellence in both athletic endeavors and academic pursuits.

Full-time University of Illinois System students at any of our three universities, Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield, including incoming freshmen and transfer students, are encouraged to apply. Grant-in-aid recipients may be eligible for the Strive Scholarship under specified conditions.

Undergraduate and transfer student applicants must rank in the top 25 percent of their college and incoming freshmen must rank in the upper 25 percent of their incoming class. Graduate and professional students must be in good academic standing.

Students must also have demonstrated “special athletic ability” in an amateur sport and their participation must have been for personal development rather than as preparation for professional athletics.

Each of the Strive recipients for 2023-24 were awarded $2,500.

The application site is now open with a submission deadline of Monday, February 12, 2024. Scholarship applications can be submitted online at:

Winners will be announced in late April 2024.




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Date posted

Dec 6, 2023

Date updated

Dec 6, 2023