Honors Scholarship Agreement Elmhurst University

What is it?

Elmhurst University will award a full scholarship to one honors student from Oakton College based on a partnership with the Honors Program at Oakton.


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In order to qualify for the honors scholarship:

  1. The student must be an honors program participant at Oakton prior to enrollment at Elmhurst University.
  2. The student must meet the grade point average requirement of 3.50 for our top tier merit-based scholarships.
  3. The student must adhere to all scholarship application requirements and deadlines as set forth by the Oakton and Elmhurst University.
  4. The student must have applied and been admitted to Elmhurst University during the Spring semester, prior to transferring in the Fall.
  5. Students already enrolled at Elmhurst University are not eligible.
  6. The student must be a first-time bachelor’s degree candidate and must be full-time.

Participation Details


  • The Honors Scholarship is in the full amount of tuition only. Fees, books, room and board, etc. are the responsibility of the student.
  • The recipient must maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average as a full-time degree seeking student for renewal of the scholarship. The scholarship is good for two years (four semesters) with a potential fifth semester upon appeal.
  • If the recipient files FAFSA and is MAP Grant eligible, the Honors Scholarship will be reduced by the amount of the MAP Grant received.
  • This is the only scholarship a student may earn from Elmhurst University. There will not be the opportunity to receive a merit-based scholarship such as the Transfer Excellence Scholarship or one of our “stackable” scholarships such as the Legacy Scholarship.
  • External scholarships from a community, business or organization (ex: a Coca-Cola scholarship) can be stacked on top of the Honors Scholarship and used for costs related to fees, books, room and board, etc.
  • The Honors Scholarship may not cover all costs associated with international study if the tuition for overseas study is greater than the tuition at Elmhurst University during that academic period.
  • Oakton must inform Elmhurst of the winner by the designated award date.
  • The scholarship awardee must let both Oakton and Elmhurst University know that they are accepting the award by the requested date.
  • If the original awardee selects a college other than Elmhurst University, Oakton may award the scholarship to the “runner-up” applicant next in line.
  • The community college will share, at minimum, demographic information for each scholarship applicant. Oakton will attain student permission to share this information with Elmhurst University.


Elmhurst University

Jennifer Gomez
Transfer Admission Counselor

Oakton Academic Advising

Des Plaines campus
1600 E. Golf Road,  Room 1861

Skokie campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A100


Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)