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.
Students are nominated by their Department/School to apply for the scholarship, generally in the junior year.
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.
Nominations will be submitted via an online form. A link to this form was included in the nomination materials sent to Deans, Department Chairs/School Directors, and Honors Liaisons. Please contact Julie Brooks for more information.
Nomination forms, including 2 nomination letters, should be submitted by 5 pm on February 1, 2019.
Nominees for 2019-2020 Bone Scholarships will be invited to attend a workshop to review the application process. Attendance is encouraged, though not required. The workshops will be in mid-February. Nominees will be notified of the available times on or before February 6, 2019.