University of Illinois System
Geographic Criteria: Illinois
Criteria / Requirements:To be eligible for consideration, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be Illinois residents, and have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement while graduating from an Illinois high school. In addition, these students must have an ACT composite score of 25 or higher or a combined verbal and quantitative SAT score of 1220 or higher. A limited number of students with lower ACT or SAT scores may also be considered depending on their overall record of academic achievement. During school, a 2.0 GPA is required.
Students from any of the following underrepresented groups at the University of Illinois are eligible for consideration for the PAP award:
• Students who are members of one of the underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at the University of Illinois (African American, Latino, or Native American; Latino is based on origins from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, or Central or South America);
• Students from underrepresented Illinois counties, with underrepresented defined as counties sending an average of two or fewer students per academic year to the University of Illinois in the past five-year period;
• High achieving dependent students whose families are at or below the poverty level and are not expected to contribute to the cost of their education, as verified through FAFSA and financial aid application processes.