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Recognizing our scholars

I-Promise proudly recognizes scholar achievement at our annual Spring Awards Banquet! All scholars graduating in May, August, or December 2024 are invited to join us for an evening of celebration.

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Congratulations to our newest award recipients!  Our step-by-step guide will walk you through what it means to be an I-Promise Scholar and how you can prepare for your first semester on campus.

Did you hear about the Etiquette Dinner?

A special event for scholars, Dining Etiquette for Emerging Professionals is both informative and fun! Stay tuned for more events throughout the academic year.

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Keeping the Promise?

Proud I-Promise Alum Manu Edakara, shares how he is keeping the promise and inspires us all to do the same, at the Spring 2018 Awards Banquet. 

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What's I-Promise?

Illinois Promise is an award package offered to newly admitted students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have the greatest amount of financial need.

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There are over 1,300 I-Promise Scholars enrolled at Illinois.

I-Promise Scholars all meet the same eligibility criteria but represent many diverse backgrounds and study in every academic major.

Nearly ¾ of I-Promise Scholars are the first in their family to attend college.