Scholarship Overview


The Peoria Area Illini Club is excited to announce the ninth year of its scholarship program in 2023!  In this ninth year of the scholarship, the Peoria Area Illini Club will award at least one $500 scholarship to a deserving student that will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall.

To be eligible, the student must be from the Peoria area (Peoria, Woodford, or Tazewell County) and demonstrate financial need, as well as exceptional academic and community leadership.  The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee pursuant to the Peoria Area Illini Club’s Conflict of Interest Policy.

The scholarship program will be funded by proceeds from the Peoria Area Illini Club’s programs and activities, such as the Annual Golf Outing, as well as your generous donations.  If you are interested in donating to the scholarship program, see our Scholarship Giving page.

All scholarship funds awarded must be used for educational purposes, such as tuition or books.  Recipients of the scholarship must be willing to present verification that the scholarship was used for these purposes.

The scholarship application is available for download HERE and will be due at 5:00 PM on April 30, 2023. The scholarship recipient(s) will be recognized at a Peoria Area Illini Club event in the summer of 2023.