Submit an Application for the 2020-21 HOPE Scholarship

The Helping Other’s Personal Excellence (HOPE) Scholarship application form is now available for admitted incoming and continuing University of Illinois undergraduate students who are ineligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Some circumstances that may disqualify students from receiving federal financial aid include legal status, gender-non-conforming identities, and previous misdemeanors. This scholarship fund—a commitment by students, for students— would help alleviate some of the burden that comes with attaining higher education. 

The deadline for the HOPE Scholarship is May 1, 2020 at 5 pm. To receive full consideration, complete the HOPE application, the Alternative Form (RISE ACT), essay, and resume, by the deadline date. You can view and complete the application form at