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(Last updated December 1, 2017)


State Scholar Announcement

ISAC has announced the Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. A congratulatory letter was mailed directly to each high school senior who was designated as a State Scholar. An online listing of 2018-19 State Scholars, which displays each State Scholar alphabetically by high school, within the school's Illinois county, is available at The Certificates of Achievement were mailed to the high school for their State Scholars to be distributed according to each school's preference. Schools will need to determine non-finalists based on the sixth-semester roster data they submitted to ISAC.

Additional details regarding the Illinois State Scholar finalists with links to a copy of the congratulatory letter and a sample press release are available from the State Scholar Finalist page and the selection process and formula used in announcing this year’s State Scholars is on the State Scholars Selection Process page within this section.  

If a high school counselor feels that a student should have been designated as a State Scholar and was not, a letter of appeal from the student must be submitted to ISAC on or before January 31, 2018. Details regarding the appeals process are provided at the State Scholar Appeals page, located within the State Scholar section.