University of Illinois  

The total time necessary to fill out the Avery Brundage electronic application is approximately one to two hours.  You will be timed out after six hours.  Please read through the application questions below so you can gather the appropriate information and draft the essay answers before starting on the application.  You then can cut and paste from your draft directly onto the application.  This will greatly facilitate your ease in completing the application.  You will be asked to provide the names and contact information for three people who will provide recommendations; it is advised that you ask their permission before submitting the application because electronic contacts will be sent to your recommenders immediately after submission.  Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access it again to make changes.  The application deadline is February 22, 2021; the deadline to receive electronic references is March 10, 2021.

Application Questions

  1. Name (Last, First, Middle)
  2. University ID Number (the blue numbers on your I Card)
  3. Permanent legal home address
  4. Campus address (if different from home address)
  5. Current campus (UIUC, UIC, or UIS) and college (not currently enrolled is an option)
  6. Gender
  7. Birth date
  8. Campus and college enrollment anticipated for 2021-2022
  9. Class level for 2021-2022
  10. Have you previously been awarded an Avery Brundage Scholarship?
  11. Colleges attended, dates enrolled and degrees awarded
  12. Three-part essay:
    • Your recent academic achievements (300 words)
    • The role of athletics and scholarship in your personal development (300 words)
    • Athletic endeavors you intend to pursue in the future (300 words)
  13. List the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three persons (teachers, coaches and others who are not relatives or fellow athletes) who will submit recommendations on your behalf.  At least one should be a current relationship.  Two should be able to attest to your participation and achievements in amateur athletics; one should be able to attest to your scholastic endeavors.  Emails will be sent out to the recommenders with instructions on how to submit a recommendation.  References must be received by March 10, 2021.

Personal Background Questions

  1. Briefly describe up to five sports-related activities or accomplishments in amateur athletics during the past 12 months.  Please provide specific examples.

    Under LEVEL, indicate Club or Intramural(C), High School and Junior Varsity or Varsity (HS/ JV, or HS/ V), or College/University, (C/U)

    Under TYPE, indicate Local (L), Conference (C), State (S), Regional (R), National (N), International (I) or Other (O)--please specify.

  2. Briefly describe up to three sports-related activities or accomplishments in amateur athletics during the past 5 years (Provide dates of participation). 

    Under LEVEL, indicate Club or Intramural(C), High School and Junior Varsity or Varsity (HS/ JV, or HS/ V), or College/University, (C/U)

    Under TYPE, indicate Local (L), Conference (C), State (S), Regional (R), National (N), International (I) or Other (O)--please specify.

  3. Briefly describe what you consider to be your best athletic accomplishment.

Once you have gathered all of the above information and are ready to start the application, click on “Begin Application” below.