Cost and Scholarships
The cost of the 2019 ISRA (Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 2019) is $295 per student, which includes daily lunches and a t-shirt.
Unlike the 2017 year, the 2019 ISRA is a commuter-based program only. No overnight, on-campus housing will be available for the 2019 ISRA. In addition, no breakfast or dinner meals will be provided.
Several different scholarships are available for the 2019 ISRA. They include:
Need-based Financial Scholarships - Limited need-based financial scholarships in the amount of $270 are available for the 2019 ISRA from the Illinois State University Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST). Need-based financial scholarships are based on the following two criteria:
ISU High School Research Symposium Scholarships - All students that present research at the 2019 Illinois State University High School Research Symposium (April 26, 2019) will automatically receive a $25 scholarship for the 2019 ISRA.
- The student is currently approved for free or reduced-priced meals at their school. Approval for free meals might have been based on the student being in a household that currently receives benefits from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and/or is a foster child under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court. Reduced priced meals may have been approved if the student’s household income is within the reduce price limits on the Federal Eligibility Income Chart effective July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.
- The date the completed 2019 ISRA Application Form and 2019 ISRA Reference Form are received.
Computing and Information Technology Scholarships - The Illinois State University School of Information Technology plans to offer a limited number of scholarships ranging from in amount from $50 to $270 towards the 2019 ISRA Computing and Information Technology research opportunity.
High School Cyber Defense Competition Scholarships - Students that have competed in the High School Cyber Defense Competition held at Illinois State University will automatically receive a $50 scholarship towards the 2019 ISRA Computing and Information Technology research opportunity from the Illinois State University School of Information Technology.
Please note that the scholarships listed above may be combined for a student up to a maximum of $270 in total scholarships for the 2019 ISRA, which would result in a minimum out-of-pocket cost of $25 to participate in the 2019 ISRA.
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If you have additional questions or would like more information about the Illinois Summer Research Academy, please contact:
Olesya Courier, CeMaST Marketing, Event & Project Coordinator
Phone: (309) 438-1898