Scholarships & Awards

100% of students will receive merit aid based on academic performance. You may also qualify for need-based institutional aid. Below are institutional scholarships and grants that every admitted student has the opportunity to qualify for. If you would like to find out more about the institutional aid the college provides to all incoming students, please get in touch with our Admissions Office.  

 

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Scholarships and Grants

 

Uniquely Eureka Award

Awarded to all full-time students upon admission to the college.

Applicant Scholarship Amount
All Admitted Students $4,000

 

Eureka Scholars Award

Academic award given based off your cumulative GPA.

Applicant GPA Scholarship Amount
Transfers 2.0 - 2.79 $4,450
Freshmen 2.3 - 2.79 $4,450
Freshmen & Transfers 2.8 - 3.49 $4,950
Freshmen & Transfers 3.5 - 4.0 $5,700

 

Eureka Opportunity Grant

Need-based award given to students who demonstrated a financial need per their EFC on their FAFSA. EFC must be at $8,999 or lower. If it is, then the following awards are given, based upon the students' GPA.

Applicant GPA Grant Amount
Need-based Less than 2.79 $730
Need-based 2.8 - 3.49 $1,700
Need-based 3.5 - 4.0 $2,670

 

Residential Grant

Awarded to all full-time students that live on-campus.

Applicant Grant Amount
Residential Applicant $2,500

 

Additional Grant Opportunities for All Students

Please read each grant description to determine if you would qualify for each one.

Grant Name Grant Amount Qualifications
Family Grant $500 If you have siblings/parent and child concurrently enrolled.
Minister's Dependent Grant $500 If your parent(s) is a Disciples of Christ (DoC) Minister.
DoC Leadership Grant $500 If you are active in your youth ministry in the regional or general DoC Church
Legacy Grant $1,000 If you have parents or grandparents that attended and graduated from Eureka College in the past.

 

The following awards are stackable, but are subject to caps of $14,870 (residential) and $12,370 (commuter): Uniquely Eureka Award, Eureka Scholars Award, Eureka Opportunity Grant, and Eureka Residential Grant.

 

The following awards are stackable and are not subject to the cap: Family Grant, Minister's Dependent Grant, DoC Leadership Grant, and Legacy Grant.

 

Below is information on endowed scholarships you may qualify for and wish to pursue.

Endowed Scholarships

Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program

This four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Eureka College is one of the best educational experiences any student can have.

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Disciples of Christ Students

Eureka College has a historic relationship with the Christian Church. Become a disciple of Christ.

 

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EC Scholarship Opportunities

Eureka College is pleased to offer scholarships awarded in addition to awards determined upon admission. Review the endowed scholarships available and apply starting January 1.

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Barton Service Scholarship

The Barton Scholarship is a service scholarship in the amount of $1,500 awarded to one or more students who successfully complete 30 hours of service at Quest Charter Academy in Peoria, IL. These service hours are to be completed during the application/selection semester and the award amount toward tuition reimbursement is paid at the beginning of the following semester.  Apply Here

Illinois Valley Community College to Eureka College

The Steven W. Rigazio Schlolarship is a full-tuition scholarship that will be awarded to a student who completes his/her second year at Illinois Valley Community College and transfers to Eureka College to pursue their baccalaureate degree.

The scholarship will be renewable for a second consecutive year of study at Eureka College, based on satisfactory progress toward a degree

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Academic Good Standing
  • Good Character
  • Positive Attitude
  • Financial Need
  • Recommendation of the President of Illinois Valley Community College

The recipient must apply for all appropriate federal or state grants and awards

Candidates, upon acceptance to Eureka College, please submit:

  • A personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation from the President of Illinois Valley Community College or his/her designee

No later than March 1.

Sauk Valley Community College to Eureka College

The Reagan Transfer Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded to a student who completes his/her second year at Sauk Valley Community College and transfers to Eureka College to pursue their baccalaureate degree.

The scholarship will be renewable for a second consecutive year of study at Eureka College, based on satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Academic Good Standing
  • Good Character
  • Positive Attitude
  • Financial Need
  • Recommendation of the President of Sauk Valley Community College

Candidates, upon acceptance to Eureka College, please submit:

  • A personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation from the President of Sauk Valley Community College or his/her designee

No later than March 1.

International Travel Scholarships

We are proud to offer financial assistance to Eureka College students looking to study abroad through the Straw International Study and Mission Fund and the Colorado International Scholarship for Study Abroad. 

For more information and to fill out the scholarship application, click here.