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(Last updated November 22, 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 that is 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, will be available on by mid-December 2017. The Certificates of Achievement will be 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 the selection process and formula used in announcing this year’s State Scholars are available from the State Scholar Selection Process and the State Scholar Finalist pages within this section. A sample press release to use in announcing this year's State Scholars will be available in early December 2017.

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 25, 2018. Details regarding the appeals process are provided at the Appeals page, located within the State Scholar section.