The Jonathan Baldwin Turner (JBT) scholarship program is a renewable, merit-based scholarship supporting College of ACES students who demonstrate leadership, community service, and a commitment to an ACES field of study, as well as the land-grant mission. Eligible first-year students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 or higher after the fall term will be invited through their Illinois email account to apply to become a JBT Scholar during the spring semester. Applicants will participate in interviews with College of ACES faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders.
Selected students are able to join and participate in a long legacy of JBT scholarship earners to help create a stronger connection to the major, college and alumni. Recipients receive $2,500 in years one and two and $3,000 in year three, with a sustained GPA of 3.4 or higher and involvement in JBT professional development activities.