Application is Now Open for the 2022-23 HOPE Scholarship

The application is now open for the 2022-23 HOPE Scholarship. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in the Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023 semesters are invited to apply. 

The deadline for application is April 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. To receive full consideration, complete the HOPE application by the deadline date.

The Helping Others’ Personal Excellence (H.O.P.E.) Scholarship provides funds for students who demonstrate financial need yet do not otherwise qualify for financial aid. Illinois Student Government and I-CAUSE created and implemented this scholarship in 2020. This scholarship fund—a commitment by students, for students— is intended to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with attaining higher education.

Eligible undergraduate in-state applicants should also complete the Alternative Application (RISE Act) for full consideration. For more information about the Alternative Application, visit the website. Graduate and out-of-state applicants do not need to complete the Alternative Application.