Undergraduates in HDFS can take advantage of a wide range of scholarship and other financial aid opportunities, including department-administered awards, the College of ACES' scholarships, and the full array of aid packages available through the University's Office of Student Financial Aid.
HDFS Administered Scholarships
The HDFS Launch Scholarship. This scholarship includes five awards of $8,000* each and one award of $4,000*. Scholarships are awarded to incoming, first-year students in Human Development and Family Studies. This scholarship requires admission to HDFS and a scholarship application.
The Joyce I. Nies Scholarship. This scholarship includes two awards of $3,000* each. Scholarships are awarded to rising junior or rising senior students in Human Development and Family Studies. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4, be an Illinois resident, and demonstrate a strong record of scholarship, leadership, and service.
The Dr. Ralph F. and Norma Lurtz Ziegler Scholarship in Child Development. This scholarship includes two awards of $1,500* each. Scholarships are awarded to rising junior or rising senior students in the child and adolescent concentration of the Human Development and Family Studies major. Students need a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated financial need.
The Clareta Walker Scholarship. This scholarship includes one award of $1,000*. Scholarships are based on financial need and academic merit. Preference will be given to students working on research and outreach projects in community-based programs with older youth.
The Nanette Armstrong Scholarship. This scholarship includes one award of $600*. Scholarships are based on academic merit and financial need.*Please note, exact dollar amounts vary from year to year.
College of ACES General Scholarship Information
A number of scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of ACES are made available through the generous support of alumni and friends of the College. The updated College of ACES scholarship listing and application are available to undergraduate students in mid-December at https://aces.illinois.edu/academics/current-students/scholarships
Recipients will be selected on the basis of specific scholarship criteria and academic merit. Scholarship recipients in most recent years have had a grade-point average above 3.3. For some scholarships, students must also have applied for and received eligibility for aid from the Office of Student Financial Aid