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The 2014-2015 Avery Brundage scholarship is now closed.
The 2015-2016 application and updated criteria will be available on November 13, 2014.

The Avery Brundage Scholarship Fund is an endowment fund established by an agreement between the Avery Brundage Foundation and the University of Illinois Foundation. Income from the fund is to be used for "scholarships, grants, or fellowships" for University of Illinois students "who are both gifted students and exceptional athletes, for their combined physical and mental development."

Criteria for selection

  1. Costs and financial need may be taken into consideration in establishing the amount of the awards, but "academic and athletic competence shall take precedence over financial need as factors for qualification" for the awards.
  2. Scholarships are available to qualified students without regard to campus, class level or gender.
  3. Criteria for academic excellence include: for entering undergraduates, upper 25 percent scholastically of all entering undergraduates for that year; for continuing undergraduates, upper 25 percent of all students in that school or college (based on grades earned through the fall semester of 2014); and for graduate and professional students, good standing and satisfactory progress toward a degree. Applications below stated levels cannot be considered. Please note the minimum grade point averages for your college and campus below.
  4. Criteria for athletic excellence include participation over a period of time in amateur athletics for personal development, rather than career objectives, and special aptitude or ability in athletic endeavors.
  5. Varsity athletes should consult their coaches or the athletic compliance office before filing an application. Awards cannot be "administered or regarded as a substitute for, or for the same purposes as," athletic grants-in-aid. Winners can be varsity athletes, but if accepting the Avery Brundage award causes the sport to exceed its grant-in-aid limit, the student athlete will not be able to accept the Avery Brundage award and continue to be on the team. Students on varsity athletic teams are eligible to apply if they meet the minimum academic qualifications and if they: (1) are continuing, rather than new, students; (2) have a partial grant-in-aid or no grant-in-aid; and (3) participate on varsity teams that have not utilized maximum grant-in-aid funds permissible under NCAA or conference rules.
  6. Part-time students (undergraduates carrying fewer than 12 semester hours) are not eligible to receive an Avery Brundage award. Recipients of Avery Brundage awards must be registered as full-time students at the beginning of each term (fall and spring semesters) of the award. Awards are not paid during summer terms.

Minimum Academic Requirements for 2014-2015 Avery Brundage Scholarship

There is an academic requirement for the Avery Brundage Scholarship.  Please review the following Minimum Academic Requirements chart to determine your eligibility.

Undergraduate - New

ChicagoSpringfieldUrbana-Champaign
Beginning Freshmen (All-campus Selection Index)3.463.43.73
New Transfers (Transfer GPA )3.593.353.76

Undergraduate - Continuing

Cumulative GPA (based on grades earned at the University of Illinois campus after Fall 2010 term)

College, School, or InstituteChicagoSpringfieldUrbana-Champaign
Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences  3.51
Applied Health Sciences3.42 3.62
Architecture and the Arts3.5  
Aviation  3.26
Business  3.72
Business Administration3.3  
Business and Management 3.36 
Education 3.48 3.82
Education and Human Services 3.69 
Engineering3.22 3.61
Fine and Applied Arts  3.64
General Studies  3.37
Liberal Arts and Sciences3.353.443.62
Media  3.62
Nursing3.73  
Public Affairs and Administration 3.32 
School of Social Work  3.75
Urban Planning and Public Affairs3.47  
Grade Point Scale: A=4.0

Graduate

Graduate and Professional students must be in good standing.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must meet these criteria to be considered for an Avery Brundage Scholarship. The minimum for the college of current enrollment will be applied to continuing undergraduates.

With the exception of capital scholars at UIS, the variables for calculating the quartile cut-off for beginning, transfer, and continuing students are the same for all three campuses.Based on the Fall 2014 cohort, selection index (SI), transfer grade point average, and cumulative grade point average are used to calculate the 75th percentile cut-off of beginning freshman, transfer student, and continuing student respectively. UIS does not use SI in admitting capital scholar students; therefore, cumulative grade point average is used instead to calculate the 75th percentile cut-off.

Winners will be announced in late April, 2014

If you have any questions, please call University-wide Student Programs at
(217) 333-2030 or email: brundage@uillinois.edu