The 2020-2021 Avery Brundage scholarship is now closed.
The 2020-2021 application and updated criteria will be available on February 26, 2020.
The Avery Brundage Scholarship Fund is an endowment fund established by an agreement
between the Avery Brundage Foundation and the University of Illinois Foundation.
Income from the fund is to be used for "scholarships, grants, or fellowships"
for University of Illinois students "who are both gifted students and exceptional
athletes, for their combined physical and mental development."
Criteria for selection
- Costs and financial need may be taken into consideration in establishing the amount
of the awards, but "academic and athletic competence shall take precedence
over financial need as factors for qualification" for the awards.
- Scholarships are available to qualified students without regard to campus, class
level or gender.
- Criteria for academic excellence include: for entering undergraduates, upper 25
percent scholastically of all entering undergraduates for that year; for continuing
undergraduates, upper 25 percent of all students in that school or college (based
on grades earned through the fall semester of
2020); and for graduate and professional
students, good standing and satisfactory progress toward a degree. Applications
below stated levels cannot be considered. Please note the minimum grade point averages
for your college and campus below.
- Criteria for athletic excellence include participation over a period of time in
amateur athletics for personal development, rather than career objectives, and special
aptitude or ability in athletic endeavors.
- Varsity athletes
should consult their coaches or the athletic compliance office before filing an
application. Awards cannot be "administered or regarded as a substitute for, or for the
same purposes as," athletic grants-in-aid. Winners can be varsity athletes, but
if accepting the Avery Brundage award causes the sport to exceed its grant-in-aid
limit, the student athlete will not be able to accept the Avery Brundage award and
continue to be on the team. Students on varsity athletic teams
are eligible to apply if they meet the minimum academic qualifications and if they:
(1) are continuing, rather than new, students; (2) have a partial grant-in-aid or
no grant-in-aid; and (3) participate on varsity teams that have not utilized maximum
grant-in-aid funds permissible under NCAA or conference rules.
- Part-time students (undergraduates carrying fewer than 12 semester hours) are not
eligible to receive an Avery Brundage award. Recipients of Avery Brundage awards
must be registered as full-time students at the beginning of each term (fall and
spring semesters) of the award. Awards are not paid during summer terms.
Minimum Academic Requirements for
2020-2021 Avery Brundage Scholarship
There is an academic requirement for the Avery Brundage Scholarship. Please
review the following Minimum Academic Requirements chart to determine your eligibility.
Undergraduate - New
|Beginning Freshmen (All-campus Selection Index)||3.69||3.73||3.82
|New Transfers (Transfer GPA )||3.6||3.37||3.81
Undergraduate - Continuing
Cumulative GPA (based on grades earned at the University of Illinois campus after
the current fall term)
|College, School, or Institute||Chicago||Springfield||Urbana-Champaign
|Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences|| || ||3.59
|Applied Health Sciences||3.45|| ||3.66
|Architecture and the Arts||3.54|| ||
|Business|| || ||3.83
|Business Administration||3.4|| ||
|Business and Management|| ||3.4||
|Education ||3.6|| ||3.82
|Education and Human Services|| ||3.78||
|Fine and Applied Arts|| || ||3.71
|General Studies|| || ||3.6
|Liberal Arts and Sciences||3.47||3.52||3.67
|Media|| || ||3.68
|Public Affairs and Administration|| ||3.52||
|Public Health||3.52|| ||
|School of Social Work|| || ||3.68
|Urban Planning and Public Affairs||3.42|| ||
Grade Point Scale: A=4.0
Graduate and Professional students must be in good standing.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must meet these criteria to be considered for an Avery Brundage
Scholarship. The minimum for the college of current enrollment will be applied to
Winners will be announced in late
If you have any questions, please call University Academic Programs and Services at
(217) 333-2030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org