Hometown Scholars

Applications due April 1, 2024

Contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at diversity@bradley.edu or (309) 677-2906 with any questions.

The Bradley University Hometown Scholars Program (BUHSP), is a groundbreaking initiative exclusively designed for students who attend highschool in Peoria or neighboring cities. Our program seeks to bridge the educational and financial gaps that can stand between hard-working students and their dream of a college education. We won't only unlock doors for you; we'll walk you through them with the support of the staff from our Office of Inclusive Excellence. We offer an enriched support system, from a low counselor-to-student ratio to an array of academic services, ensuring you're not just attending college but excelling in it.


  • 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

the Winners

Bradley Awards Six Students Full Tuition Through Hometown Scholars Program

Bradley University has awarded six area students full-tuition scholarships as part of its Hometown Scholars program. Bradley President Stephen Standifird and Bradley Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Warren Anderson joined proud family members and special guest Kaboom! to surprise the students with their Hometown Scholars awards.

Bradley Awards Seven Full-Tuition Scholarships to Hometown Students

Seven students from Peoria Public Schools each received a full-tuition scholarship from Bradley University as a part of the annual Hometown Scholars program.