Alumni are the University’s best ambassadors, sharing with prospective students Illinois State’s excellence. As you encourage others to attend, mention scholarships available through the Alumni Association.

The association supports current and future ISU students. While some scholarships are reserved for children of ISU alumni, others are available to any Redbird. The Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a financial need and exhibit outstanding academic achievement and leadership. Other scholarships are provided by alumni groups, including the Marion H. Dean Legacy Scholarship.

For details on what scholarships exist and how to apply, as well as how to support the funds, visit