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. Bone Scholars receive a scholarship, commemorative medallion, and have their names engraved on a metal plaque displayed permanently in the Bone Student Center. Scholars are also formally recognized at a luncheon and at Commencement.
Nominees must meet the following eligibility 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 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.
Complete the form, print, obtain the signature of the Department Chair/School Director, and submit it along with 2 nomination letters. Nominations are due no later than February 2, 2018. The nomination form is in Microsoft Word format (.docx). Please contact us if you need an alternate form of this document.
Nominees for 2018-2019 Bone Scholarships will be invited to a workshop in February 2018 to review the application process. Attendance is encouraged, though not required. Materials from the workshop will be available on this website in February 2018.