The Uniquely Eureka Promise

The Uniquely Eureka Promise is a promise to assist students in a financial need, who have proven themselves successfully academically, to earn their bachelor's degree at one of the finest Liberal Arts Colleges in Illinois. It's Eureka College's hope that this program will provide students financial relief and allow them to stay focused on their academic achievements without the worry of financing a full-time tuition charge.

Eligibility Qualifications

Transfer Students of IL

The Uniquely Eureka Promise is a full tuition program designed to give transfer students of Illinois who have completed an associate degree from an accredited community college whom meet the eligibility requirements, the opportunity to continue their education and gain a valuable college bachelor's degree.

 

Eligibility Requirements for The Uniquely Eureka Promise / Transfer Students / IL Residents:

  • At least 12 transferrable credit hours

  • 2.8 cumulative unweighted GPA

  • Current resident of Illinois and US citizen for at least one year

  • Eligible to receive State of Illinois MAP grant and Federal Pell grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a FAFSA EFC of 1,000 or less

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to January 1st of each year of the two-year program to ensure state funding of the MAP grant. If a student has exhausted their lifetime eligibility for Federal Pell or State of Illinois MAP grant funding prior to matriculation (graduation), they are not eligible for the program. If selected for FAFSA verification, complete all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1st

  • Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester (maximum of 18 credit hours)

  • Meet all deadline dates. Applications must be received by July 1st to be eligible for the following Fall semester, and by December 1st to be eligible for the following Spring semester

  • Accept and use all federal and state grants each year of the two year program before Eureka College makes up the difference for tuition cost

  • Commit to 40 volunteer hours with the College over the course of two school years

 

Questions? We're here to help!

Contact LaMar Anderson, Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Transfer Enrollment

at (309) 467-6344 or by email landerson@eureka.edu.

Illinois Resident / Traditional 4 Year Student

This promise scholarship is designed to cover the remaining tuition charge for incoming students who have graduated from one of the Illinois high schools listed below and meet the academic and financial aid requirements of the promise program.

 

Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School Metamora High School
Dunlap High School Morton High School
East Peoria Community High School Olympia High School
El Paso-Gridley High School Paris High School
Eureka High School Pekin Community High School
Fieldcrest High School Pontiac Township High School
Flanagan-Cornell High School Prairie Central High School
Henry-Senachwine High School Roanoke-Benson High School
Illinois Valley Central High School Stark County High School
Limestone High School Tremont High School
Lowpoint-Washburn High School Washington Community High Schools


 

Eligibility Requirements / Traditional 4-Year Student / Residing in Illinois:

• 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher


• Current resident of Illinois and has been a U.S. citizen for at least one year


• Eligible to receive State of Illinois MAP grant and Federal Pell grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal    Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a FAFSA EFC of 1,000 or less

 

  If selected for FAFSA verification, complete all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1st.

 

• Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester


• Meet all deadline dates. Admission Applications must be received by July 1st to be eligible for the Fall semester, and     by December 1st to be eligible for the Spring semester

 

• Accept and use all federal and state grants each year of the four year program before Eureka College makes up the     difference for tuition cost

 

• Commit to 40 volunteer hours with the College over the course of four school years

 

 

Maintain Eligibility
• Complete FAFSA each year by January 1st


• If selected for FAFSA verification, complete all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1st


• Remain eligible to receive federal Pell grant and Illinois Map grant funding while having a FAFSA EFC of 1,000 or less    (if ineligible for Federal Pell Grant or Illinois Map Grant, the student becomes ineligible for the program).

 

• Enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester for four consecutive years


• If the student exits the college or falls below a 15 credit hour semester, eligibility is forfeited


• Commit to a minimum of 10 volunteer hours during their first year towards Eureka College to maintain eligibility for    the second year

 

Questions? We're here to help!

Contact the Admissions Officeat (309) 467-3721 or by email admissions@eureka.edu.

 

Out-of-State Resident / Traditional 4 Year Student

This promise scholarship is designed to cover the remaining tuition charge for incoming students who reside outside of the state of Illinois and attend Kankakee Valley High School (Wheatfield, IN), Ritenour High School (St. Louis, MO), any Hazelwood School District High School (St. Louis Metro, MO) and International High School of New Orleans (LA). Incoming students must meet the academic and financial aid requirements of the promise program.

 

Eligibility Requirements for the Uniquely Eureka Promise / Out-of-State Residents:

• 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher


• Resident outside of the state of Illinois and US citizen for at least one year


• Eligible to receive federal Pell grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have  

   a FAFSA EFC of 1,000 or less

 

   If selected for FAFSA verification, complete all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1st.

 

• Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester


• Meet all deadline dates. Admission Applications must be received by July 1st to be eligible for the Fall semester, and

   by December 1st to be eligible for the Spring semester

 

• Accept and use all federal grants each year of the four year program before Eureka College makes up the difference

  for tuition cost

 

• Commit to 40 volunteer hours with the College over the course of four school years

 

 

Maintain Eligibility:

• Complete FAFSA each year by January 1st


• If selected for FAFSA verification, complete all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1st


• Remain eligible to receive federal Pell grant funding while having a FAFSA EFC of 1,000 or less (if ineligible for Federal   Pell Grant the student becomes ineligible for the program)


• Enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester for four consecutive semesters


• If the student exits the college or falls below a 15 credit hour semester, eligibility is forfeited


• Commit to a minimum of 10 hours during their first year towards Eureka College to maintain eligibility for the        

   second year

 

Questions? We're here to help!

Contact the Admissions Officeat (309) 467-3721 or by email admissions@eureka.edu.