FAQs for Freshmen
Q: How do I apply for scholarships?
A: By submitting your application to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign you will be considered for all scholarships and awards for which you are eligible. Eligibility is based upon ACT scores, GPA and outside activities/experience related to media.
Q: Do I need to include any other supporting materials?
A: No. Your admission application is sufficient. Additional materials such as portfolios, writing samples, or resumes are not used during the review process.
Q: When will I find out if I received a scholarship?
A: The majority of incoming freshmen are notified by mail by mid-March if a scholarship has been awarded. If funds remain, a few additional students may be contacted in early May. Scholarship recipients will be invited to the College of Media Honors Reception the following spring.
Q: If I get a scholarship, how will I receive my money?
A: Scholarship money will be deposited into your university account with half of the award being credited for the fall semester and the other half deposited for the spring semester. Any credit will be deposited directly into the bank account you have set up with the Financial Aid Office.
Q: Who decides what scholarship I will receive?
A: The scholarship committee consists of a group of College of Media faculty and staff.
Q: What if my scholarship/award dollars added to my aid/grants exceeds the cost of attendance?
A: The combination of federal, state, institutional and private financial aid/loans cannot exceed the cost of a student’s attendance. If the total amount of financial aid exceeds the cost, awards (including scholarships and/or loans) may be reduced so that the total financial aid package no longer exceeds the cost of attendance. Please speak with the Financial Aid Office for more information.
For more information on College of Media scholarships, please contact Megan Tucker-Zwilling at 217-244-4329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.