Scholarship Competitions

Part of Elmhurst’s mission is to reward students who work hard and demonstrate outstanding values.

To that end, we host several scholarship competitions that honor students with full-tuition scholarships and other awards. Learn more about them below and find out how to apply.


American Dream Scholarship Competition

First-generation college students: This scholarship contest is for you.

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Niebuhr Service to Society Competition

Are you motivated to transform your community through service? Learn more.

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Transfer Scholarship Competition

Transfer students: Tell us where your intellectual curiosity will take you—and earn a renewable scholarship.

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Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

We are seeking aspiring graduate students with strong leadership qualities.

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President’s Scholarship for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The President’s Scholarship for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is designed for students who have contributed to and displayed an appreciation for DEI throughout high school.

Elmhurst International Scholarship Competition

The Elmhurst International Scholarship Competition identifies and rewards prospective Elmhurst University F-1 international students with significant interest in service to society as an aspect of their college search process. Grounded in the University’s core values of community, social responsibility, and stewardship, we seek students motivated to transform their communities.

Other Scholarships and Financial Aid

Elmhurst University offers generous financial aid packages to students from all walks of life. View our many scholarships and explore how financial aid can help reduce your costs.

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