Student Access and Accommodation Services (SAAS) is proud to have the privilege each year to offer scholarships to students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions at Illinois State University. The scholarships offered are due to the generosity of donors who have a passion for encouraging our students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions and providing the opportunities to realize their personal and professional goals. The realization of these goals will lead our students to become alumni of Illinois State University who possess the skills to become successful individuals capable of making contributions to every facet of our society.
At the start of each fall semester, a call for scholarships goes out to those who are registered with SAAS and encourages students to apply. Students who are eligible to apply for scholarships through SAAS must submit their application by the deadline each fall semester, which is in the middle of September. After submitting, the scholarship committee, made up of various campus and community stakeholders with an interest in and advocacy for students with disabilities, meets to discuss the applications and choose the scholarship winners. After winners are chosen, applicants are notified in late September if they were awarded a SAAS Scholarship. If chosen, scholarships are awarded to students at the annual SAAS Scholarship Night, held in late October of each year.