SUAA Foundation Scholarship Program

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Scholarships - Award Year 2023-2024

Applications will be reviewed beginning on June 1, 2023

The SUAA Foundation offers up to six scholarships of up to $1,000 per scholarship annually.  The scholarships are awarded for use in accredited degree-seeking programs, eligible technical/trade programs, and eligible certificate programs. The applicant must be a SUAA member in good standing or the spouse/partner, child, or grandchild of a SUAA member in good standing. For more information and a copy of the application, please use the “SUAA Foundation Educational Scholarship Program & Professional Development Grants" link below.

Applicants may apply throughout the year, however, preference will be given to those who apply by June 1, 2023. Scholarships can be awarded to the same recipient for subsequent years, provided the recipient completes and submits a new application each year. Priority will be given to first-time submissions.

To be considered for an SUAA Foundation Scholarship, please complete and submit the signed SUAA Membership Certification Form, the SUAA Foundation Scholarship Application, an essay, and 2 letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be from people (such as; high school teacher, academic advisor, college faculty member, school administrator, work supervisor) who can discuss your qualifications to achieve your educational or career goals.

(More information in the link below).

Scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year have been awarded.

Professional Development Grants - Award Year 2023-2024
Grants are still available for the 2022-23 academic year.

Applications for the 2023-24 award year will be reviewed beginning on June 1, 2023

Applications are accepted throughout the year and grants are awarded throughout the year until two grants have been awarded. Each grant of up to $1,000 is offered for professional development activities. Professional development activities must be related to improving or enhancing the SUAA member’s ability to perform their current position at their institution. The applicant must be a SUAA member in good standing who is currently employed at an Illinois institution of higher education.

To be considered for an SUAA Foundation Professional Development Grant, please complete and submit the SUAA Foundation Professional Development Grant application, an essay and one letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation must be from a person who can discuss how the professional development activity will enhance or improve the applicant’s ability to perform or grow in their current position. (More information in the link below).  Documentation such as proof of registration, copy of conference program, or receipts for travel expenses must be submitted before a disbursement is made.

 Mail to:
Attn: Foundation Scholarship Committee
217 East Monroe Street, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Application Materials

Application materials are available to download below. They include the SUAA Membership Certification Form, the SUAA Foundation Scholarship Application,  Additional Documents, and SUAA Foundation Scholarship guidelines.

Click Here to download the Foundation Educational Scholarship Application Materials
Click Here to download the Foundation Professional Development Grant Application Materials