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Student Awards

The Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts & Sciences choose several outstanding students each year to award with scholarships. You can find information about how to apply for these awards below. Illinois State University also offers several forms of financial aid for qualified students

Department of Philosophy Scholarships

The Philosophy Department offers several annual awards to our outstanding students. Interested students should contact the department academic advisor, Derek O'Connell, for more information.

The Kenneth and Marilyn Kennard Award for Outstanding Senior Philosophy Student ($500)

The first chairperson of the Department, Dr. Kenneth Kennard, and his wife, Marilyn, established the Kenneth and Marilyn Kennard Fund in 1998. This fund has supported student activities, such as travel to undergraduate conferences, the Outstanding Senior Award, and the McLean County High School Philosophy Essay Contest.

  • open to ISU Philosophy majors with senior status, nominated by faculty, who have demonstrated strong academic achievement
  • no application is required for this award.

 

The Scott Elliott Essay Prize ($250)

In 2007, ISU alumnus Scott Elliott ('85) made the largest ever donation to the Philosophy Department to support department programs as needed. The income from his gift now funds annual scholarships.

  • open to all ISU Philosophy majors
  • submit your essay on any philosophical topic to philosophy@ilstu.edu by April 1st.

 

The Scott Elliot Outstanding Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Awards ($500 each)

In 2007, ISU alumnus Scott Elliott ('85) made the largest ever donation to the Philosophy Department to support department programs as needed. The income from his gift now funds annual scholarships.

  • open to ISU Philosophy majors with junior, sophomore, or freshman status
  • to be considered for these awards, you must submit a letter of application
  • Your letter should address the following criteria of merit, and why you believe you meet them:
    •   Demonstrated record of excellence in philosophy
    •   Strong potential for continued excellence in philosophy
    •   Positive contribution to the philosophical community at ISU
    •   Ability to overcome hardship
  • submit your letter of application to philosophy@ilstu.edu by April 1st.

 

The Scott Elliott Award for Outstanding Incoming Student ($1000)

In 2007, ISU alumnus Scott Elliott ('85) made the largest ever donation to the Philosophy Department to support department programs as needed. The income from his gift now funds annual scholarships.

  • To be eligible for this award, you must be accepted for admission at ISU and have a stated intention to major in Philosophy.
  • Students who are already enrolled at ISU or have been previously enrolled at ISU are not eligible.

 

College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships

Visit the College of Arts & Sciences Student Scholarships and Grants page to read about more scholarships and grants.

Illinois State University Scholarships

Use the new Scholarship Finder to search through all available ISU scholarships.

Illinois State University Financial Aid

Visit Financial Aid to learn more about aid available at Illinois State.

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