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Fall 2021 freshmen won’t be required to submit SAT, ACT scores

Freshmen applying for admission to Illinois State University's summer or fall 2021 semester will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT score.
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Taking flight: Assisting people and animals in need helped incoming freshman earn McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

Despite incoming Illinois State freshman Ryan Hickenbottom’s longtime volunteer efforts in McLean County, it still came as a surprise to him that he was selected as one of seven incoming...
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Taking flight: Eagle Scout, cybersecurity major earns McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

Graham Knoll’s passion for service earned him a McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship, which provides free tuition to students who have a history of leadership, community service, and civic...
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Taking flight: Theatre teacher education prospect earns McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

Incoming Illinois State freshman Parker Daugherty could sense the excitement. He was serving one afternoon through Feed My Sheep, a backpack program his church started a few years ago that...
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Enrollment deposit deadline for prospective freshmen moved to June 1

The Illinois State University Office of Admissions has announced that the deadline for admitted freshmen to submit their enrollment deposit for the fall 2020 semester has been moved to June 1.
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Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Amp up your Redbird spirit this holiday season with help from the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. Whether you are a #FutureRedbird or current Redbird, this list is sure to bring you something special!
Scholarship winner Ama Blankson

Dedicated volunteer earns McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

From a young age, Ama Blankson has had a passion for volunteering and community service. Since first moving to McLean County in 2008, she has exemplified what it means to be an active citizen.
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Tristan Bixby uses family trauma as motivation, earns McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

Motivated by her brother's experience, an Illinois State freshman has worked to make a difference and help others have their voice heard.
Freshman Claire Meyer on Quad

Claire Meyer’s spirit leads her to McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship

Claire Meyer is excited to be a Redbird. And that spirit helped her co-found an organization that gave back to the local community.
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Meet the first-ever McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship winners

What does it mean to be a Redbird? It starts with Illinois State University’s core values, and a group of seven freshmen is being recognized for embracing those values before even arriving on...