Scholarship Application

Dads Association Scholarships

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


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 at Urbana-Champaign,
  • have an application for financial assistance on file with the Office of Financial Aid, and
  • complete and submit the scholarship application.

Scholarship Details

  • Applications are available online or through the Parent and Family Programs Office at the Illini Student Union..
  • The application for the 2019 scholarships will be open from July 1st to November 16th. Scholarships are awarded in January 2020 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..
  • Scholarship recipients authorize their names and images to be shared publicly in Illini Dads Association communications..

Scholarship Stories

April 8, 2019

Getting to Know Kyra Puetz

Get to know Kyra Puetz, an Illini Dads Association Scholarship Winner from the 2016-2017 school year. Out of 41 applications, Kyra was one of 6 scholarship winners […]