Hometown Scholars

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Applications due February 1, 2023

Contact the Office of Admission at admissions@bradley.edu or (309) 677-1000 with any questions.

Students selected as a Bradley Hometown Scholar receive a financial aid award that will cover Bradley University tuition and up to 75% of their housing and meal plan to live on campus, pending eligibility for Federal Pell Grant and Student Loan programs. Hometown Scholars will have a financial award that includes Bradley merit scholarships plus any federal and state grants and loans. Students who are admitted and selected as our 2023 Hometown Scholars will be notified in March of 2023.


  • Must attend and graduate from East Peoria High School, Limestone High School, Manual High School, Pekin High School, Peoria High School, Quest Charter Academy, or Richwoods High School
  • Have a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Have applied and been admitted to Bradley University
  • Belong to an underrepresented population at Bradley University
  • Have demonstrated financial need and filed the FAFSA

Shenise Bramley

Being a Hometown Scholar has allowed me to start a new chapter in my life. Since I’ve been at Bradley I’ve met so many different people on campus just by being involved. Bradley has made a home within a home, and I’m blessed for the opportunity to call myself a Hometown Scholar!”

Shenise Bramley
2021 Hometown Scholar

Our daughter Shenise Bramley was blessed to received the award since then the doors of opportunity for her future has open up tremendously,
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She’s able to think Big and Live out Loud, because she is #BradleyStrong‼”️

Les Bramley
Parent of Shenise Bramley