What is the Salute to Academic Achievement (SAA)?

Salute to Academic Achievement (SAA) is an annual event hosted since 1984 by the President of the University of Illinois System, to honor the state of Illinois’ most talented students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups, and from underrepresented counties in Illinois. 

The 2020 SAA is an invitation-only event. This year's SAA Program and College Fair will be a virtual event. It includes:

Attendees include high school seniors, their parents and high school counselors, as well as University of Illinois leaders and staff. Last year almost 1,000 attended.