Pier Scholars Award
About the Award
Background and Purpose
The education provided to alumni at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Division at Navy Pier (1946-65) provided the foundation for a generation of students to pursue their educational opportunities and build a future for themselves and society. Students who attended the Navy Pier branch struggled on a daily basis with their commute and had limited access to support programs or extracurricular activities. Yet these students persevered and flourished, and now they want to encourage current students by providing much needed financial support through the Pier Scholars Award. Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, a $1,000 scholarship award is available to UIC undergraduate students.
- Demonstrated financial need
- Academic merit
- Evidence of some leadership or volunteer involvement
- Preference will be given to commuter students and/or those who will be first in their family to complete a college degree