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.
Our I-Promise Student Leaders welcomed more than 350 incoming scholars last year! We look forward to meeting new scholars at this year's mandatory New Scholar Orientation on August 26th, 2018 at 9:30am!
Last year 100 new students were matched with a mentor for the 2017-2018 school year. We are thankful for all who volunteer their time to support our scholars.
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.
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.
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.”
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.