Students are nominated by their Department/School to apply for the scholarship, generally in the junior year.
Being designated a Bone Scholar is the highest honor an Illinois State University undergraduate student can receive, and this honor contributes markedly to student success. Each Bone Scholars receives a scholarship, commemorative medallion, and has his/her name engraved on a metal plaque displayed permanently in the Bone Student Center. Bone Scholars are also formally recognized at a luncheon and at their commencement.
Any nominee for a Bone Scholarship must meet the following minimum requirements:
Students who already have a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
Bone Scholars are students who combine broad and excellent academic achievement with campus and community engagement. They are expected to have shown outstanding qualities of character and leadership. A twelve-member Bone Selection Committee carefully reviews the submitted applications and makes awards based on the following considerations:
Bone Scholarship winners will be announced as soon as they are selected, usually in early May.