Putting a Millikin Education Within Reach

Millikin offers more than $20 million annually from its Millikin University Tuition Grants and Scholarships fund. Scholarships and grants are financial aid awards that do not have to be paid back. Scholarships are often based on academic achievement or talent, or financial need, and deadlines and requirements vary. All MU scholarships apply toward tuition only and require full-time enrollment.

Title Description Amount Deadline
ADM Scholarship

ADM Scholarship

Millikin University provides an ADM Scholarship to an eligible dependent, as defined by ADM's employment benefits, applying as a new student to the traditional undergraduate degree program. The scholarship, applicable toward tuition, shall be no less than $2,500. A limit of 20 scholarships may be... Read More

$10,000 ($2,500/year)
January 15
Alumni/Legacy Scholarship

Alumni/Legacy Scholarship

Students who are carrying on the Millikin tradition in their family (parent, grandparent or great-grandparent) are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Alumni Scholarship, renewable for four years. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain enrolled on a full-time basis for... Read More

$4,000 ($1,000/year)
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Caterpillar Scholarship

Caterpillar Scholarship

Through the generosity of Caterpillar Inc., Millikin University offers a limited number of $2,500 scholarships to new and current students. Preference is given to dependents of Caterpillar employees. If funding allows, students majoring in business, who live in the Decatur geographic... Read More

$10,000 ($2,500/year)
January 15
College of Fine Arts Scholarship

College of Fine Arts Scholarship in Art, Arts Technology, Music, or Theatre

College of Fine Arts Awards are given to students who are pursuing studies in art, arts technology, music, or theatre who show significant promise of contribution in the arts. Awards are determined after completion of an audition, interview... Read More

$4,000 to $20,000 ($1,000 - $5,000/year)
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Leadership Scholarship and Fellows Program

Leadership Scholarship and Fellows Program

Millikin University is pleased to launch the Leadership Scholarship and Fellows Program beginning this semester. Leadership Fellows will be selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship based upon their academic and leadership promise and accomplishments to date.

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$8,000 ($2,000/year)
January 15
Leighty Science Scholars Program

Leighty Science Scholars Program

The Leighty Science Scholars Program is designated for high-achieving Biology, Chemistry, or Physics majors and includes graduate-level research opportunities and a summer stipend.

Admitted students can access the application through their ... Read More

$10,000 ($2,500/year) + $3,000 summer research stipend
January 15
Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program

Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program

The Long-Vanderburg program recognizes high scholastic achievement among those students who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service.

The LV Program is named in honor of Millikin's first two African-American graduates, Fred Long... Read More

$8,000 ($2,000/year) + $5,000 study abroad scholarship
January 15
Millikin Merit Scholarship

Millikin Merit Scholarship

All students whose admission application and academic profile demonstrate a significant potential for contributing to campus life will be granted a merit scholarship. Merit Scholarships are renewable for four years.

$40,000-$80,000 ($10,000-$20,000/year and $10,000-$18,000/year for transfer students)
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Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship supports students who have excelled academically at his/her community college. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 12 hours of course work and generally have a 3.5 transfer GPA. Evidence of Phi Theta Kappa membership required. ... Read More

$2,000 annually
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Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a prestigious, full-tuition scholarship, renewable for four years. This award is for the best of the best. Presidential Scholars are leaders in Millikin's Honors Program.

Admitted students can access the application through... Read More

Up to Full Tuition
January 15
Sibling Scholarship

Sibling Scholarship

Millikin University recognizes the commitment many families make in sending multiple children to college at the same time. The Sibling Scholarship provides $500 annually to eligible students with a sibling concurrently enrolled at Millikin.

Admitted students can access the application through... Read More

$2,000 ($500/year)
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Sly Scholarship

Sly Scholarship

The Thomas S. Sly Scholarship is an annual endowed scholarship award for freshmen exploratory studies students who are "exploring all the possibilities" and have not yet declared a major. To apply for the scholarship, students must submit a 100-word essay explaining why they are choosing to begin an... Read More

Varies
January 15
The Amati String Scholarship

The Amati String Scholarship

The Amati String scholarship, offered to School of Music students covers up to full tuition for exceptionally talented string students. 

Faculty

  • Dr. Sergey Bogza, Music Director, Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra Coordinator of Orchestral Activities
  • ... Read More
Up to Full Tuition
None

Grants

Need Based Grants:

  • Millikin Tuition Grants Funds—More than $20 million is awarded annually from University resources and endowed scholarship funds to students who demonstrate a financial need at Millikin. Awards vary based on the student's level of financial need.
  • Illinois Monetary Awards Program (MAP) Grant—This program provides over $4 million annually to Millikin Students. The grant assists Illinois residents who attend Illinois postsecondary institutions. Eligibility is determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) based on FAFSA information and a prescribed formula set annually. For maximum award eligibility, a student must be enrolled in 15 credit hours. The award will be adjusted if the student is enrolled in less than 15 credit hours. The maximum award for 2016-17 is $4,720. MAP Disclosure for 2016-17. In 2017-18 the maximum award is $4720 MAP Disclosure for 2017-18.
  • Federal Pell and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)—The Federal Pell and SEOG programs provide over $3.8 million annually in grant assistance to Millikin students who demonstrate a high financial need. Eligibility is based solely on FAFSA results and maximum award amounts are set annually by Federal guidelines.

Non-Need Based Grant:

  • Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant.The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $3760 per year (pro-rated for less than full time study) in grant assistance to undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelor's degree, who agree to serve for at least four years as full-time "highly qualified" teacher in high need fields in public or not-for-profit, private elementary or secondary schools.  The school must be included on the Federal list of schools that serve low income students.  If the four-year teaching obligation is not met within eight years of graduation, the grant will convert to an unsubsidized loan, which will have to be repaid with interest calculated back to the earliest date the funds were disbursed.  To be eligible at Millikin:
  1. Must complete a Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Be a U. S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  3. Be an undergraduate student pursuing a first Bachelor's degree
  4. Must be admitted to Millikin's School of Education
  5. Score above the 75th percentile on a national standardized college admissions test or have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. A minimum of 3.25 must be maintained to renew the grant each year.
  6. Complete TEACH Grant entrance counseling and sign an Agreement to Serve
  7. Enroll in a teacher education certificate program in one of the following areas:
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • State identified shortage area as recognized by a state education authority
  • Bilingual Education & English Language Acquisition
  • Reading Specialist
  • Special Education