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.

Scholarships

Name

Description

Amount

Deadline

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.

$10,000-$20,000

Rolling

College of Fine Arts Awards in Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance

College of Fine Arts Awards are given to students who are pursuing studies in art, music, theatre, or dance who show significant promise of contribution in the arts. Awards are determined after completion of an audition, interview, or portfolio review. To retain the award, the student must remain involved in the program for which the scholarship was awarded.

$1000 to $5,000

Rolling

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 their VIP page. Interviews will be held in February.

Up to Full Tuition

January 6

Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program

The Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program is for high-achieving students who show a strong commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service.

Admitted students can access the application through their VIP page. Interviews will be held on campus.

$8,000 ($2,000/year)
+ $5,000 travel grant opportunity

January 6 

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 VIP page.

$10,000 ($2,500/year)
+ $3,000 summer research stipend

January 6

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 academic career by "exploring the possibilities".

Admitted students can access the application through their VIP page.

Varies

January 6 

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 area, who have demonstrated a financial need and a high potential for academic success, may be considered. FAFSA and new application is required each year.

Admitted students can access the application through their VIP page.

Current students, apply here.

$10,000 ($2,500/year)

January 6

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 provided upon review of applicants and funds available.

Admitted students can access the application through their VIP page.

$2,500

January 6

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 scholarship renewal.

Admitted students can access the application through their VIP page.

Current students, apply here.

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

Rolling

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 their VIP page.

$2,000 ($500/year)

Rolling

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
  • 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. Federal Pell Grant awards range from $600 to $5645.

Non-Need Based Grant: