Scholarship Program Overview


In 2019, the Decatur Illini Club is giving away one $1,000 scholarship to a Macon County high school senior that will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Each applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed application
  2. School transcripts including verification of class rank, g.p.a., and ACT/SAT scores
  3. One letter of reference from a teacher at the student's high school
  4. One letter of reference from an adult other than a teacher or family member
  5. A 500-750 word essay about yourself and why you are attending the University of Illinois.

After the submittal deadline, the scholarship committee will review all applications and decide on the winner.

The student receiving a scholarship and his or her family will be invited to our annual Illini Celebration Dinner (date TBD) for the scholarship presentation.

If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please send them to