In support of the organization’s mission, PICU will grant a minimum of seven scholarships each year – three $1,000 and four $500 award – to community college transfer students looking to achieve their educational goals at one of our member institutions.


All candidates must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an Illinois community college seeking to earn their first baccalaureate degree.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at a community college.
  • Submit an application for admission to one of the PICU member colleges or universities listed.
  • Have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or greater.

Entry Requirements

The following data are required from each candidate:

  • A completed application form with signed Scholarship Agreement and Information Release.
  • A personal statement of 500 – 700 words telling the committee about your background, your educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve these goals.
  • An official community college transcript.*

*Official means directly from the community college either by mail or electronic delivery service; no scans, faxes or photocopies will be accepted.

Submission Deadline:

Spring Semester/Winter Quarter and Fall Semester/Quarter: June 1st

Electronic Submission:

Click the link below to fill out our online submission form.

Apply Online

Paper/Postal Submission:

All entry requirements should be submitted together in one package to:


Brian Pollastrini- PICU Scholarship Chair
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126


Other Scholarship Opportunities:

PICU receives information about outside scholarships from various sources. The following is a listing of some current outside scholarship opportunities. Click on a link to learn more.

PICU member institutions offer generous scholarships to transfer students based on academic merit as well as other criteria. Click here to view our member institutions.


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