The Gold Star Mission works to ensure higher education is a possibility for the family members of Illinois Service Members who have lost their lives in service to our country.  Apply for our children of fallen patriots scholarship fund now!

Beginning with the 2017 award year, Gold Star Mission began awarding scholarships to individuals who exemplify selfless service and honor our Fallen Heroes. The Gold Star Mission allocates funds raised through Gold Star Mission events to support the Gold Star Mission Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship Information

Award Amount:  $1,000

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2018

Scholarships can be used to subsidize the costs of tuition, school books, fees, on-campus room and board, approved educational tutoring, and other educational expenses deemed appropriate by the student’s school and approved by the GSM scholarship committee.

Eligibility:  Applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a spouse, parent or a child of an Illinois Service Member who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country since 9/11.
  • Sibling, Niece or Nephew of an Illinois Service Member who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country since 9/11.
  • Dependent of an Illinois Service Member who serves/served honorably.
  • Individual who exemplifies the same selfless service within his/her community for which our Fallen Heroes are remembered.

All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or certificate granting institution (such as vocational school).