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Welcome new scholars

Our I-Promise Student Leaders along with Chancellor Robert J. Jones welcomed almost 300 incoming scholars at the New Scholar Orientation on August 26, 2018!

Student Leaders and Chancellor Jones
Sign up for a mentor today!

In the 2017-2018 school year, 100 new students were matched with a mentor. We are looking forward to increasing that number for 2018-2019!  Sign up today to be matched with the perfect mentor.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

At our 2018 Spring Awards Banquet,  seven I-Promise Scholars were recognized as Emerging Leaders for their accomplishments in academics and commitments to service, leadership, study abroad, research and internships.

Emerging Leaders 2019 with Chancellor Jones
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 a scholarship awarded to newly admitted students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have the greatest amount of financial need.

Student Spotlight

Chicago native Charles Jones attended Johnson College Prep and is currently in the Division of General Studies, pursuing a major in Kinesiology. His best Illinois experience so far?  Late Night at the Quad. “Everyone was dancing and having fun… it was something new and fun to be a part of.”

Charles Jones
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There are over 1,100 I-Promise Scholars enrolled at Illinois.

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

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