The Fred S. Bailey Scholarship awards nearly $200,000 in undergraduate financial aid to University of Illinois students who demonstrate a deep commitment to service and action. There are two types of scholarships, the Undergraduate Awards and the Leadership Awards. The Undergraduate Awards are given each year to undergraduate students who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. The Leadership Awards are given to exceptional upcoming seniors who have made a demonstrated impact on the University of Illinois campus during their initial three years on campus.
All undergraduate students who will be enrolled at UIUC throughout the upcoming term are eligible to apply for an award. Students who have previously received an award may reapply for the scholarship each year but must demonstrate a continued commitment to service and/or activism, academic achievement, and personal development. All undergraduate students who will graduate during the upcoming academic year are automatically considered for the Leadership Award. You do not need to fill out a separate application.