The Helping Others’ Personal Excellence (HOPE) Scholarship is a student-initiated fee that 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. To qualify, student applicants must identify as one of the following: undocumented, DACA, temporary Protected Status (TPS), or international from a country experiencing financial strain due to a crisis creating economic instability, political instability, or war. For more information, visit the Illinois Student Government HOPE Scholarship page. Deadline to apply is March 29, 2023 at Noon Central Time.