General Guidelines on Combining Scholarships

In some cases, ISU awards and scholarships can combined with other ISU awards and scholarships. Restrictions apply.

  • No combination of ISU awards/scholarships can exceed the cost of attendance for an academic year.
  • Recipients of the Academic Excellence, Distinction, or Merit scholarships cannot also receive a full in-state tuition competitive scholarship.
  • Recipients of freshman competitive scholarships (specifically, the President's Scholarship, Center for Leadership Development Scholarship, Gongaware Scholarship, Networks Scholarship, Rural Health Scholarship, Sycamore Teacher Leader Scholarship, University Honors Scholarship, Warren M. Anderson Scholarship) cannot also receive the Academic Excellence, Distinction, or Merit Scholarships.
  • Dollars earned on can be combined with the Incentive Scholarship, Illinois Student Scholarship, Kentucky Student Scholarship, Midwest Consortium Scholarship, and Ohio Student Scholarship. However, dollars earned on cannot be combined with any other ISU awards or scholarships for entering freshmen; students will receive the award with the greatest value.
  • For a complete list of combining restrictions, see Combining Scholarships.

Note: Students who qualify for one or more guaranteed awards/scholarships will be notified automatically with their admission award letter or shortly thereafter.