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Welcome new scholars

We were joined by Chancellor Robert J. Jones on August 27th as we welcomed 363 new freshmen and transfer students to Illinois Promise. 

Mentors make a difference

Already over 100 new students have been matched with a mentor for the 2017-2018 school year. We are thankful for all who volunteer their time to support our scholars.

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What's the promise?

Ask any of our newest students and they will tell you, “We’re the promise!”.  Our I-Promise community is something to be proud of.  Get connected today!

Business Etiquette Dinner

I-Promise Scholars are invited to attend this interactive experience, to learn how to impress any employer with their dining skills! Deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Network Like A Pro!

I-Promise Scholars, join us on  April 6, 2018 "Network with Confidence" learn from a networking consultant skills to stand out during a career fair and other networking events!   Refreshments will be served. Mentors are invited to bring their mentees. Deadline to RSVP is March 27th, 2018. 

Spring Awards Banquet

A ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of our I-Promise Scholars and celebrate our 2018 graduates. If you are graduating in 2018 please plan to join us on April 13, 2018 5:00pm -6:30pm in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. 

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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.”

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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.