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 for which every admitted student has the opportunity to qualify. 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.  


2024 / 2025 Scholarships and Grants


Uniquely Eureka Award

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

Applicant Scholarship Amount
All Admitted Students $1,000 - $6,000


Eureka Scholars Award

Academic award given based on your weighted cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Applicant GPA Scholarship Name/Amount
Transfers 2.0 - 2.79 Elm          $ 3,500
Freshmen 2.25 - 2.79 Elm          $ 3,500
Freshmen & Transfers 2.8 - 3.49 Ivy            $ 6,500
Freshmen & Transfers 3.5 - 3.89 Maroon   $ 8,000
Freshmen & Transfers 3.9+ Gold        $10,000


Eureka Opportunity Grant

Need-based award given to students who demonstrated a financial need per their EFC on their FAFSA (file FAFSA form at


Grant Amount

Need-based $1,000 - $2,500


Residential Grant

Awarded to all full-time students based on their residential status.

Applicant Grant Amount
Residential Applicant $2,500
Commuter Applicant $1,000


Out-of-State Grant

Applicant       EFC Score Grant Amount
Out-of-state    0 - 8,999               $2,000
Out-of-state    9,000 +          $1,000


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.


Below is information on endowed scholarships you may qualify for and wish to pursue. Please contact for more information or application assistance. 

Scholarship Opportunities at Eureka

The Uniquely Eureka Promise

The Uniquely Eureka Promise offers qualifying students the chance to receive a Bachelor's degree tuition free! Click here to read more about this opportunity.


Or contact an Admissions representative today at or call (309) 467-3721

EC Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to awards offered upon admission, Eureka College is pleased to offer endowed scholarships on an annual basis.  These scholarships were established by individuals, including alumni, who care deeply about EC and its students. 


Each year in January, the Scholarship Committee identifies all students eligible for endowed scholarships.  The candidate pool will consist of all students in either one of the following categories:


  • Students currently enrolled at EC and returning for fall with a minimum GPA of 2.25

  • Incoming students who have already deposited at EC with a minimum high school GPA of 2.3


Because individual award criteria varies according to donor specifications, the Scholarship Committee will invite qualified faculty and staff to nominate recipients from the candidate pool. After reviewing nominations, the Scholarship Committee will select awardees and notify them by the end of spring semester each year.  Scholarships will be applied to the student’s account the following year.


Please note that recipients of full-tuition awards through the Reagan, Disciples Leadership, Promise and Tuition Waiver programs are ineligible to receive these additional scholarships.



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.

Disciples of Christ Students

Eureka College provides grant and scholarship opportunities for members of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church.


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