Dads Association Scholarship 2023

Dads Association Scholarship Application


One of the primary purposes of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is to support Illini students in the pursuit of their academic goals. To that end, the Dads Association awards several $2,000 scholarships annually to students who show both merits and need as determined by the Dads Association.


To be eligible for an Illini Dads Association scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full time (12 or more credit hours per semester) undergraduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
  • Have completed the FAFSA,
  • Have an application for financial assistance on file with the Office of Financial Aid, and
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application.

Scholarship Details

The applications for 2023 scholarships will be accepted between June 1st and November 21st. Scholarships are awarded in January 2023 and paid directly to the university as tuition reimbursement for the Spring semester.

The enrollment status and financial need of scholarship finalists will be verified by the University of Illinois Office of Admissions.

Scholarships recipients authorize their names and images to be shared publicly in the Illini Dads Association communications.

How to Apply

Complete the application by providing:

  • Your contact and academic information,
  • The Financial Aid Award Statement,
  • Response to the essay question, and
  • Acceptance of Terms and Conditions:

In compliance with FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, information held by your school may not be released to a third party without written permission. The University of Illinois Dads Association will not ask for any information that you have not willingly provided via this application. However, the following will be verified by the Student Financial Aid Office at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to confirm your eligibility:

  • Confirmation that you are enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours),
  • Confirmation of financial need, and
  • Any other reasonable information concerning your college attendance for which the Dads Association needs clarification.

The Dads Association will not consider incomplete applications. Be sure that you've answered each question completely and accurately. If you have questions, contact the Illini Union Parent and Family Programs Office at or (217) 333-7063.

Scholarship Applicant Information