College of Applied Science & Technology Funds

Total funds:  214

Department of Agriculture General Fund

The Department of Agriculture General Fund was established in 1973. The fund provides support for the activities, programs and initiatives, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, in the department.

Gamma Phi Circus

The Gamma Phi Circus Fund was established in 2010 to support the program and general operations of the Gamma Phi Circus.

Department of Technology Excellence Fund

The Department of Technology Excellence Fund supports the activities, programs and operations, including named spendable scholarships and funds, associated with the department.

Additionally Supports: Association of Facilities Engineers, Combined Central Illinois Construction Industry Fund Scholar, Ghantous Memorial Scholarship Fund/Technology Dept., Nathan Ruch Award, Ryan K Brown IDEA Scholarship, Western Construction Group Scholarship

Horticulture Center

The Horticulture Center Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations of the Horticulture Center in the College of Applied Science and Technology. The Center provides a focal point and support for horticultural instruction and scholarship at Illinois State, as well as public demonstration and outreach.

College of Applied Science and Technology General Fund

The College of Applied Science and Technology General Fund provides support for the the activities, programs and operations, including student scholarships, within the College.

School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR) Fund

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR) Fund supports the general operating needs of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. The School of Kinesiology and Recreation provides nationally acclaimed academic programs that foster physically active and healthy lifestyles through exemplary teaching, scholarship and service.

Construction Management Advancement Fund

The Construction Management program was established in 1996 as an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science program that prepares professionals to manage building projects to completion. The purpose of the fund is to support student, faculty, and volunteer expenses incurred for advancing the goals of the Construction Management Program. Covered expenses may be but are not limited to: travel funds for students participating in national and regional competitions, student scholarships and professional certification reimbursement, faculty professional development, advisory board meeting expenses, and events such as, freshmen orientation, placement events and the Commencement reception.

School of Information Technology General Fund

The School of Information Technology General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

Additionally Supports: Distinguished Freshman Scholarship, Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship, Distinguished Junior Scholarship, Distinguished Senior Scholarship, Distinguished Sophomore Scholarship, Graduate Fellow, Outstanding Graduate Assistant Scholarship, Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, Outstanding Junior Scholarship, Outstanding Senior Scholarship, Outstanding Service Award, Outstanding Sophomore Scholarship, School of IT Internship Supplement, We Lead Fellow

Family and Consumer Science General Fund

The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

Lois Jett Historic Costume Collection Fund

The Lois Jett Historic Costume Collection Fund was established in 1978 by Lois Jett to help maintain the collection of costumes and fashion samples for the department. Funds are to benefit the Lois R. Jett Endowed Scholarship Fund should the historic costume collection ever be eliminated from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Department of Health Sciences Excellence Fund

The Department of Health Sciences Excellence Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

Additionally Supports: HPE Professional Development Award, Health Information Management Award, Janet Long Award

Harvey S Woods Scholarship

The Harvey S. Woods Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 in memory Harvey S. Woods. The scholarship supports a student majoring in Agriculture in the College of Applied Science and Technology. Harvey Woods was chair of the Ag Department from 1957-1970.

College of Applied Science and Technology Student Persistence Fund

The College of Applied Science and Technology Student Persistence Fund was established in 2019 with a transfer from the CAST General Fund. The fund was created to encourage and support deserving students in the College of Applied Science and Technology with demonstrated need and/or high academic achievement.

Department of Health Sciences General Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide educational support to undergraduate students majoring in any program within the Department of Health Sciences.

The Dr. Thomas Ellsworth Family Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice Sciences

The Dr. Thomas Ellsworth Family Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice Sciences was established in May 2023 by his daughter, Jodi Ellsworth, to honor her father's legacy as Department Chair and Emeriti Professor in Criminal Justice Sciences from 1978-2003.

Agriculture Faculty Scholarship

The Agriculture Faculty Scholarship was started in 1993 by the agriculture faculty to provide scholarships to students majoring in agriculture.

Health Promotion and Education Excellence Fund

The Health Promotion and Education Excellence Fund was established in 2019 to support health promotion and education activities and programs in the Department of Health Sciences.

Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals of McLean County Senior Award

The McLean County Home Economists in Homemaking club was established in 1961. The club later honored Florence Davis, chair of the Home Economics Department at Illinois State University, by sponsoring an outstanding senior award in honor of her retirement. The club has undergone a number of name changes over the years, from the original name to the Professional Home Economists of McLean County in 1975, and to Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals of McLean County in 1999. The faculty in each sequence of Family and Consumer Sciences nominate outstanding senior candidates, and a candidate from Teacher Education is also nominated. One candidate from this pool of nominees is chosen for this award.

College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) General Scholarship Fund

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) General Scholarship Fund provides educational support to undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring in any degree program within the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Jim Knisley Memorial Scholarship for Mainframe Excellence

The Jim Knisley Memorial Scholarship for Mainframe Excellence was established by his close friends and family in his memory. Jim had a long and successful career working on IBM mainframe technology at several companies including BMC Software and IBM. He was also very service oriented, serving in the US Navy, as an EMT, and participating in medical mission trips to Haiti. This scholarship will go to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior that has a deep interest in the mainframe, but also embodies Jim's passion for community service.

The Bob and JoAnn Navarro Scholarship

The Bob and JoAnn Navarro Scholarship was established by Robert Navarro and Cassie Kohrt to honor their parents, Bob and JoAnn Navarro. It will be for a first-generation student (preferred) from LaSalle, Ogle, Winnebago or Will Counties. It can be for a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior. The scholarship will reside in the Dean's office and can be given to any who is a major in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

The Gregory Mitchell Scholarship in Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability

The Gregory Mitchell scholarship in Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Fund was established to provide support for upperclassmen or transfer students studying Environmental Health and Sustainability and/or Occupational Safety and Health.

The Karen Fennell Back-A-Bird Scholarship Fund

The Karen Fennel Back-a-Bird Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a master's in athletic training.

Danielle Fairchild Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship: The Danielle Fairchild Memorial Scholarship fund was created to honor a student in the Dietetic Internship Program. Danielle had a love for visual creativity, and she wanted to combine that with her passion for nutrition through food art therapy. She enjoyed life and loved her family, friends, cooking, nature, and helping others.

Dr. Ann E. Stemm Travel Endowment Fund

The Dr. Ann E. Stemm Travel Endowment will assist with expenses related to conference attendance and travel for the Fashion Design and Merchandising program which includes: conference registration fees, transportation, accommodations, meals, and other expenses that may be applicable. Preference should be giving in the following order: Graduate Students, Assistant Professors, all other faculty.

Sharon and Parker Lawlis Endowed Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences

The Sharon and Parker Lawlis Endowed Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences was established in 2013 by Sharon '60 and Parker Lawlis '57, M.S. '61, to provide financial assistance to students majoring in teacher education in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State. Parker was co-captain of the ISNU basketball team in 1956-57. After they married, Parker became alumni director and later director of Placement Services for the University, from which he retired in 1992. He served in leadership roles for the Illinois State University Annuitants Association, Normal Town Council, McLean County Board, and Home Sweet Home Mission Foundation and received the Normal Citizen of the Year and E. Burton Mercier Alumni Association Service awards. Sharon taught home economics, retiring from Chiddix in 1994. She was named Career Woman of the Year by the Bloomington-Normal Professional Women's Organization. They serve as American Red Cross National Disaster volunteers.

Margaret Ann Hayden Endowed Scholarship

The Margaret Ann Hayden Endowed Scholarship in Fashion Design and Merchandising was established in 2016. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students who have completed at least 30 college credit hours with sophomore status who are majoring in fashion design and merchandising.

Gamma Phi Circus Student Scholarship

Provide financial assistance for students in the Gamma Phi Circus

The Walcott Family Scholarship

The Walcott Family Scholarship was established in July 2018 by Mark and Cavell Walcott. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide educational support to women who intend to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Charles T. Spencer Scholarship

The Charles T. Spencer Scholarship was established in 1994 by Ellen Spencer in memory of her husband, Charles T. Spencer. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Medical Technology, Health Science, or Chemistry at Illinois State University.

Maurine Corsaut Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship

The Maurine Corsaut Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship was established by friends and family of Maurine Corsaut when she retired from the Department of Health Sciences. She taught at Illinois State University from 1970-1990. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student at the junior or senior level, majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science.

College of Applied Science and Technology Student Success Center

College of Applied Science and Technology Student Success Center will support CAST students through high-impact student success practices such as, targeted tutoring sessions, enhanced referral to existing campus support resources, opportunities to interact with professionals with similar backgrounds, and professional development in areas focused on relational and financial topics. The Student Success Center will also be dedicated to enhancing the individualized attention provided to CAST students, including our first-generation and underrepresented students, to improve their access to strategies that are proven to lead to retention, graduation, and upward mobility.

Betty Keough Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Betty Keough Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by family, friends, and colleagues in honor of Betty Keough. The endowment supports several different awards for students majoring in Physical Education, Teacher Education.

Additionally Supports: Betty Keough Honorary Teacher Education, Betty Keough Junior Academic Achievement Award in Physical Education/Teacher Education

Tricia Widner Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Tricia Widner Johnson was a beloved faculty member in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University. Tricia passed away suddenly in 2011 at the relatively young age of 36, leaving behind a husband and three sons. Tricia was an associate professor, a wonderful teacher, an inspiring mentor, and an expert in the area of clothing and consumer behavior. She also served as the director of the Lois Jett Historical Costume Collection, obtaining software to catalog the collection, designing new storage facilities with temperature and humidity control, and working with students using it for their internship and independent study projects. Tricia also served as advisor to the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Association's registered student organization and their annual fashion show. The love and admiration Tricia's students had for her led them to initiate this scholarship for students within the apparel, merchandising, and design sequence at ISU.

Joyce Morton Kief Future Professional Award

The Joyce Morton Kief Future Professional Award was established in 2006 to honor the 40 year career (1966-2005) of Joyce Morton Kief at Illinois State University. Her high ethical standards, loyalty, and hard work were the hallmarks of her teaching, coaching, and administrative career. This award will be presented annually at the School of Kinesiology and Recreation awards reception to a student who is recognized to have the potential to be an outstanding professional in their chosen career.

School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR) General Scholarship Fund

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR) Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students majoring in Kinesiololgy and Recreation in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Criminal Justice Sciences Excellence Fund

The Criminal Justice Sciences Excellence Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

Additionally Supports: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Health Information Management Fund

The Health Information Management Fund was established in 2003. The fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the program.

Dr. Paul E. Brauchle Graduate Studies Endowment

The Dr. Paul E. Brauchle Graduate Studies Endowment provides professional development and research support for students. Paul E. Brauchle taught at Illinois State University in the Department of Technology from 1987 until his retirement in 2007. He served the department as coordinator of Graduate Studies for the greater part of his tenure. He inaugurated the Training and Development sequence and guided it into a nationally respected program. He was frequently consulted when other institutions wanted to add programs or courses in Training and Development or hire faculty. His graduate students were noted for the quality of their research.

Safety Program Excellence Fund

The Safety Program Excellence Fund will be used to keep the Safety Program relevant and on the cutting edge. This fund supports the highest priority initiatives for educating students and advancing best practices in safety, and is critical to expanding the national reputation and excellence of the Safety Program and its students. The fund will be used to provide student scholarship and general operating support for the Safety program.

Additionally Supports: ADM Cares Discovery Scholarship, Ronald L. Budig Leadership Award

College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Student Scholarship Endowment

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Student Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students to present the results of research at state, regional, or national conferences. Undergraduate students who have completed a research project under the direction of a member of the CAST faculty are eligible to participate in this program.

Additionally Supports: CAST Dean's Scholarship

University Farm Fund

The Agriculture Special Projects Fund supports the general operations, programs, and activities, including improvements to the University Farm at Lexington.

Ken Stier Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship

The Ken Stier Engineering Technology Scholarship supports a Department of Technology student who has a strong desire to pursue a career in Engineering Technology or a related field. Ken Stier was a professor in the Department of Technology at Illinois State University from 1981 through 2011. During that time he helped transition the Integrated Manufacturing Systems sequence into the Engineering Technology major and served as the coordinator of both programs. The student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers established this fund in 1991 in the Department of Technology.

Wayne and Cathie Lockwood Endowment for Technology Enrichment

The Wayne and Cathie Lockwood Endowment for Technology Enrichment fund helps support the expenses associated with bringing outstanding speakers, practitioners or visiting professors in technology to ISU. Wayne Lockwood joined the department of technology at Illinois State University in 1969, after having served as an NDEA Fellow there the prior summer. He taught design/drafting, computer/microprocessor programming, and computer graphics. He also co-authored filmstrips, videotapes and an interactive laser video disc. Throughout his 38 year career in higher education, he had a strong professional interest in and provided leadership for curriculum improvement and program enrichment at the departmental, college and university levels. He retired in 2002. Cathie Lockwood received her bachelor's degree in history from ISU in 1996. Prior to retirement, she was a volunteer for STAR Literacy.

Dr. Fred Kagy Endowed Fund for Professional Development in Graphic Communications

The Dr. Fred Kagy Endowed Fund for Professional Development in Graphic Communications helps cover educational expenses such as tuition, professional development, or travel expenses to support a positive outcome related to an internship experience for a student majoring in Graphic Communications. Dr. Frederick D. Kagy was recognized, not only in Central Illinois, but nationally and internationally as a craftsman, educator, author, mentor, consultant, printer, and photographer. He was hired by Illinois State University in 1965 as the coordinator of the Graphic Arts Instruction program in the Department of Industrial Technology (now named the Department of Technology). Family, colleagues, and friends established this endowed fund as a tribute to his legacy and his strong commitment to the professional development of students majoring in Graphic Communications at Illinois State.

Franzie Loepp Endowed Scholarship to Support Technology and Engineering Education

The Franzie Loepp Endowed Scholarship to Support Technology and Engineering Education helps attract high school seniors who desire to become technology and engineering teachers. Franzie Loepp joined the Department of Industrial Technology faculty in 1970. He progressed through the ranks, became the department's first university-wide distinguished professor, served as department chair, and retired as director of the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology in 2003. As a technology educator, his major area of research was in middle school integrated mathematics, science, and technology curriculum development. Over the years, his research received $5 million in funding from the State of Illinois Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.

Claude Bell Endowed Scholarship in Technology

The Dr. Claude Bell Endowed Scholarship in Technology was established in 2017 in honor of Dr. Bell by his daughter, Barb Lundgren, and close friend and colleague, Joe Talkington. The scholarship will support an incoming freshman or undergraduate student in good standing majoring in the Department of Technology.

Wayne Nelsen Endowment for Innovation

The Wayne Nelsen Endowment for Innovation fund was established in recognition of Dr. Nelsen's unselfish commitment to students and faculty within the Technology Department and his personal pursuit of excellence in technology. The purpose of this fund is to provide faculty and graduate student stipends to support innovation within the Technology Department.

Dr. Hank Campbell Endowed Scholarship for Global Vision and Problem Solving

The Dr. Hank Campbell Endowed Scholarship for Global Vision and Problem Solving was established by Hank Campbell in 2010 to provide recognition and financial support for a student who engages in a learning activity using problem solving methodologies with a global perspective. Hank was a professor at Illinois State University in the Department of Technology from 1976-2004. While at the University he served in various capacities in the department, university, community, and national and international organizations. In his travels he consulted nationally and internationally sharing his expertise in quality management systems, manufacturing, plastics technology construction, and alternate energy systems, while also promoting international internships and exchange programs. He also established the working relationship between Habitat for Humanity of McLean County and Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Habitat chapters.

Robert C Monninger Scholarship

The Robert C. Monninger Scholarship was established by the family of Robert Monninger. Robert retired from ISU in 1977 after twenty-five years of service. He was a utilities supervisor in the Heating Plant. Robert died on May 8, 2002. Each candidate for the scholarship must be or have: A. Enrolled in good standing at ISU as a full-time student in the Construction Management Program or an incoming transfer student. B. Commitment to a future career as a specialty trade contractor with emphasis in the mechanical and electrical aspects of construction. Preference given to candidates active in the student chapter of Mechanical Electrical Contractors Association. C. Demonstrated strong academic achievement, as evidenced by a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Agriculture Professional Development Fund

The Agriculture Professional Development Fund provides financial support for professional development opportunities for faculty and staff in the department.

Wayne Zook Scholarship

The Wayne Zook Scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Wayne Zook by family and friends. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in the Department of Technology with an emphasis in the construction sequence.

Dr. Gary Weede Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Dr. Gary Weede Scholarship was established in 1996 by Gary Weede, a professor in the plastics area of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems sequence in the Department of (Industrial) Technology from 1970-1998. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student who has made significant contributions to financing his/her own education. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has enrolled in or completed nine hours of plastics related technology courses at Illinois State University.

Agriculture General Scholarship Fund

The Agricultural Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students majoring in Agriculture. The fund also supports several named commemorative scholarships and awards for Agriculture students.

Additionally Supports: COUNTRY Financial Scholarship, Nutrien Crop Production Services Scholarship

Ed Wells Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice

The Dr. Ed Wells Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice was established in 2016 by family, colleagues, and friends of Dr. Wells. The Scholarship provides financial support to an undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice, who has completed a minimum of 45 credit hours and at least one semester at Illinois State. Preference will be given to a student with financial need. Dr. Wells dedicated his life work to demonstrated commitment and concern about fairness in society and among/between people.

Peter V. Vitucci Memorial Scholarship

The Peter V. Vitucci Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 by family and friends in memory of Peter Vitucci, a 1991 graduate of Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a senior level student with the intent to work in the criminal justice field.

Lois R. Jett Endowed Scholarship

The Lois R. Jett Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in October 2005. Lois R. Jett earned her bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education from the University of Illinois- Urbana in 1955 and a master's degree in Home Economics Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1959. After graduation, she taught high school home economics for 6 years. She came to Illinois State University in 1962 and worked in the Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences until retiring as Assistant Professor in 1989. She was also instrumental in establishing the Lois Jett Historical Costume Collection.

Joe Talkington Endowed Scholarship

The Joe Talkington Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 by Joe Talkington, a professor in the Department of Technology. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in technology at Illinois State University.

Department of Technology Legacy Scholarship

The Department of Technology's first scholarship was called the Industrial Technology Scholarship and was established in 1989 to recruit incoming freshmen in the field of industrial technology. The purpose of the Legacy Scholarship is to recruit high potential freshmen and transfer students majoring in industrial technology.

Trent R. Richards Scholarship Fund for the School of KNR

This endowment was established in 2000 by Trent Richards, a 1971 graduate of Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.

Military Science - ROTC

The Military Science - ROTC Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, associated with the program.

Dr. Peter Yuan Kai Wang Scholastic Excellence Award

The Dr. Peter Yuan Kai Wang Scholastic Excellence Award is a one-time award for students enrolled in any major in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR).

Ann E. Nolte Scholarship

The Ann E. Nolte Scholarship was established by Dr. Nolte's family and colleagues. Dr. Nolte was a Distinguished Professor Emerita and leader in Health Education. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior level student majoring in Health Promotion and Education.

School of Information Technology General Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the School of Information Technology Scholarship Fund is to provide educational support to undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring in any program within the School of Information Technology.

Additionally Supports: AFNI Scholarship, Country Financial Scholarship, John Deere Scholarship, State Farm Java Programming Scholarship, State Farm Mainframe Scholarship, State Farm Mobile Scholarship, State Farm Networking, State Farm Security Scholarship

Department of Technology Scholarship Fund

The Department of Technology Scholarship Fund provides support to undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring in any program within the Department of Technology.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) General Scholarship Fund

The Family and Consumer Sciences General Scholarship Fund provides educational support to undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring in any program within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Additionally Supports: Kathleen Ann Embry Scholarship in Family and Consumer Science

Larry Brumbaugh Scholarship

The Larry Brumbaugh Scholarship was started in 2015 in honor of Dr. Brumbaugh. The scholarship provides support to a student accepted for endorsement or enrolled in good standing in the School of Information Technology at Illinois State University.

William P. LaBounty Endowed Fund in Graphic Communications

The William P. LaBounty Endowed Fund in Graphic Communications was established by William LaBounty in 2011 to assist the graphic communications program with funding for equipment, student expenses related to attending conferences, and other needs. William grew up in a family bookbinding business, Stappenbeck Bookbindery. From the time he was in junior high school through his college years he worked summers in all areas of bookbinding. In 1974 he received a master's degree from Illinois State University in Industrial Technology. He retired from Illinois State University in 1993 as director of Printing Services where he was responsible for all printing, copying, and duplicating on campus. He was a member of and held most board positions in both the Central Illinois Chapter of Printing House Craftsmen and the Lincoln Land Chapter of the International Publishing Management Association.

Doris E. Henderson Endowed Scholarship in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation

Doris Henderson was interested in only one thing as child and that was to compete in sports and one day become a physical education teacher. She completed a B.S. in physical education at the Champaign/Urbana campus of the University of Illinois in 1954. She earned a master's of arts degree from Northwestern University in 1960. In the 60's she pursued additional post-graduate studies specializing in curriculum and instruction at Illinois State University. Later she became a member of the Illinois State University women's physical education staff. Doris continued her athletic pursuits and was the Midwest Badminton Champion in ladies singles in 1964.

Willard J. McCarthy Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship

The Willard J. McCarthy Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to a student who is enrolled as a major in engineering technology in the Department of Technology at Illinois State University. Willard "Bill" J. McCarthy was associate professor in the Department of Industrial Technology at Illinois State University from 1955-1980. He became nationally known as an author of two text books, Machine Tool Technology and Metalwork Technology and Practice. He was recognized by his peers as an expert in the field and was asked to author a major article titled "Machine Tools" for the 15th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. His teaching ability was unequaled. He retired in 1980 and is highly praised by the many alumni that benefited from knowing and learning from him. The scholarship was established by family and friends to honor Bill.

Construction Management Endowment Fund

The Construction Management Program was established at Illinois State University in 1996 to meet the needs of Illinois and the nation for leaders and professional managers in the construction industry. The purpose of the fund is to support student, faculty, and volunteer expenses incurred for the purpose of advancing the goals of the Construction Management Program so gradates are prepared to assume leadership positions in commercial, residential, and specialty construction.

Krishnamurthi Family Scholarship

The Krishnamurthi Family Scholarship was established in 2018 by Venkatesh Krishnamurthi. The scholarship provides support for a junior or senior student majoring in Information Technology. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Integrity Technology Solutions Endowed Scholarship Fund

Integrity Technology Solutions was established in 1993 by cofounder Harlan Geiser. Over the course of 20 years, Harlan's leadership and vision resulted in the business growing from a small, privately owned start-up IT company to a multi-million dollar organization with 38 employees in 2013. In celebration of Integrity's 20th anniversary in 2013 and in honor of cofounder Harlan Geiser, the company established the Integrity Technology Solutions Endowed Scholarship. It is awarded annually to a School of Information Technology student who shares Integrity's entrepreneurial spirit and value of community.

Endowment for CAST Global Scholars

The Endowment for CAST Global Scholars fund provides offers students who are majoring in CAST programs the opportunity to establish global awareness, enhance academic learning, develop leadership skills, experience personal growth, and learn another language/culture through studying in another country. CAST faculty may also be awarded scholarships to defray the cost of travel expenses related to international research or study abroad.

Michael Thomas Family Scholarship

The Michael Thomas Family Scholarship was established in 2018 to provide financial assistance for students from underrepresented populations with preference given to students who are Illinois residents majoring in a program within the Department of Technology at Illinois State University. Scholarships are guaranteed renewable for up to four years as long as the student meets scholarship criteria.

Diane Ryon Transfer Student Scholarship

The Diane Ryon Transfer Student Scholarship was established by Diane Ryon in June 2017. The award supports a transfer student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University. Preference is given to physical education teacher education students first, then open to all other majors in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.

School of Information Technology Excellence Fund

The School of Information Technology Excellence Fund was established in 2016 to provide unrestricted funds that enable the School to remain relevant and on the cutting edge. The fund supports the highest priority initiatives and is critical to advancing the national reputation and excellence of the School of Information Technology or as otherwise designated by the Director of the School.

David Kephart Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Information Technology

The David Kephart Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in August 2011 as a tribute to Dave's legacy and strong commitment to the School of Information Technology at Illinois State University. Dave was a professor in the Applied Computer Science Department for 18 years. During that time he taught a larger variety of classes than any faculty member in the history of the department. While at the University, he was involved in many major consulting projects, often working on-site for corporate clients in Central Illinois and the Chicago area. He also taught seminars and courses for business and government clients. The purpose of this scholarship is to help School of Information Technology majors through financial assistance.

Jan Cook Scholarship

Under the leadership of Carol Chrisman, the Jan Cook Scholarship was established by colleagues and friends to honor Janet M. Cook in 2001. Jan was a founding member in the School of Information Technology, taught from 1968-1998, and was an expert on computer security.

Johanson Internship Support Fund

The Matt and Sue Johanson Diversity in Technology Fund was established in 2017 by Matt and Susan Johanson. This is a multi-year award providing financial assistance for educational expenses to students accepted for enrollment or enrolled in the School of Information Technology at Illinois State University.

Omron Safety Scholarship

Omron Foundation, Inc. (OFI) was founded in 1989 and coordinates the charitable efforts of Omron offices in the US to achieve the greatest positive social impact. The Foundation is funded by Omron's subsidiaries in North America, which contribute a portion of sales revenue to the Foundation. The Foundation divides its charitable resources among organizations benefiting education, people with disabilities, cultural programs, health, and other social concerns including disaster relief. OFI has supported Illinois State University through the establishment of an Omron Applied Safety and Ergonomics Laboratory, the Omron Bioenergy Laboratory as well as other initiatives. OFI would like to further contribute to the aims of the ISU Safety Program through an endowed Omron Safety Scholarship. Together with the Omron Applied Safety and Ergonomics Laboratory, we believe this will help make it easier for students to further their pursuit of the theoretical and practical application of safety science.

Heinz Russelmann Scholarship

Heinz Russelmann was a Health Sciences faculty member from 1976 to 1995. This scholarship was established to honor his commitment to excellence and to the environmental health profession. It recognizes students majoring in Environmental Health who are leaders and active in program, professional, or community activities.

Kris and George Byrns Environmental Health Discovery Endowed Scholarship

The Kris and George Byrns Environmental Health Discovery Endowed Scholarship provides support to students who are pursuing a degree in environmental health. Byrns spent 25 years working in environmental health with the USPHS Indian Health Service before becoming a faculty member of the Illinois State University Department of Health Sciences in 1999. Like many undergraduate students, Dr. Byrns had several declared majors before discovering the environmental health program at Colorado State University.

Charlotte E. Talkington Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences

The Charlotte E. Talkington Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences provides financial support for a student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) who has completed at least 60 credit hours and who has community service and/or leadership qualities and experience. Preference is given to student teacher education majors who demonstrate financial need. Dr. Charlotte E. Talkington, a longtime friend and dedicated supporter of ISU's FCS Department, established this scholarship to provide opportunity, support and encouragement for FCS majors.

Jennifer Wood Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship

The Jennifer Wood Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship supports a junior or senior with a declared major in Medical Laboratory Science who plans to complete professional practice in the next 12 months. Jennifer Wood graduated from Illinois State in 1997 with a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Mark Temple Health Education Professional Development Travel Award

The Mark Temple Health Education Professional Development Travel Award was established in 2017 by Donna and Adrian Lyde to help support student travel to the American School Health Association (ASHA) or Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) conferences. Students may request consideration to attend other conferences similar in nature that demonstrate applicability to their course of study. Determination for alternate conference attendance will be made by the Department of Health Sciences Chair or a designee.

Jeanne Martens Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1995 by Joseph and Audrey Naffziger in memory of their daughter, Jeanne Martens, a 1977 graduate of Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has attained junior status, majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science.

ISU Child Care Center

The mission of the Illinois State University Child Care Center is to provide high quality, developmental childcare services in a safe, nurturing, and diverse learning environment for preschool children of ISU students, faculty, and staff, ages 3-5. The Center serves as a working illustration of early childhood best practices by collaborating with families, the University, and community, all while utilizing the best current research and practice within the early childhood profession. The Illinois State Child Care Center Fund supports the programs, operations, facilities, equipment and technology associated with the Center.

John Leatherbury Scholarship

This scholarship is established in memory of John Leatherbury. Its purpose is to attract highly qualified students to ISU's Agriculture and Agribusiness areas of study.

Information Systems Development Lab Fund

The Information Systems Development Lab Fund was established in 1993 to support expenses associated with set up of two new School of Information Technology Labs. Funds may also be used toward future technology needs and physical upgrades of the Labs.

Sandy Little Groves Legacy Scholarship

The Sandy Little Groves Legacy Scholarship was established in 2018 by Diane Dahlmann in honor of Dr. Sandy Groves. The scholarship supports a student majoring in Recreation Management.

Stephey Agriculture Scholarship

The Stephey Agriculture Scholarship was established in 2017 by Warren Stephey. The purpose of the award is to assist students majoring in Agriculture at Illinois State University.

Susan R. Hoblit Home Economics Scholarship

This endowment was established in 2000 by Susan R. Hoblit. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1986 and a master's degree in 1996 from Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in family and consumer sciences with an emphasis on interior and environmental design area.

Melvin and Kathy Wheeler Endowed Scholarship in Technology

The Melvin and Kathy Wheeler Endowed Scholarship in Technology Fund was established by Melvin and Kathy Wheeler. The priority of this scholarship is to assist students who are just entering Illinois State University as a freshman, transfer, or current undergraduate student studying in the Department of Technology.

State Farm Chair in Cybersecurity

The State Farm Chair in Cybersecurity in the School of information at Illinois State University provides dedicated resources for recognizing a faculty member in, or attracting to the ISU Campus a valuable new member, in Cybersecurity. Proceeds from the endowment may be used for (but not limited to) salary support, graduate assistants, equipment, and other teaching, service, and research activities in Cybersecurity.

Darlene A. Kluka Scholarship

The Darlene A. Kluka Scholarship was established in 2000 by Darlene Kluka, a 1972 graduate of Illinois State University. The scholarship supports an undergraduate student majoring in physical education intending to coach female sport teams in public schools of Illinois.

Illinois State University-Omron Interactive Safety Learning System

The OMRON Foundation, which coordinates the charitable efforts of all OMRON Corporation offices in the U.S. and Canada, established the Illinois State University – OMRON Interactive Safety Learning System Fund in 2009. The funds are to be used for purchasing additional equipment to work with the donated OMRON safety equipment. Cash and donated equipment will be used to support activities to increase awareness of contemporary machine safeguarding practices by developing industrial simulations in the Applied Safety and Ergonomics (ASE) Lab at Illinois State University.

Sommer Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences

Marjorie Sommer established the Sommer Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences in appreciation of her education at Illinois State University. She was a 1944 graduate who taught home economics for 20 years. Applicants may be incoming freshmen or currently enrolled with a major in home economics and involved in school or community activities.

John A., Mabel E. and Jacqueline Q. Karch Family and Consumer Sciences Endowment

Jacqueline Q. Karch created these scholarships in honor of her parents, for their support of her in numerous ways as a student, as well as a professor for twenty-four years at Illinois State University. The purpose of the fund is to honor outstanding students in family and consumer sciences and to provide financial assistance to help them excel while majoring in family and consumer sciences at the University. It was important to Jacqueline that the scholarship recipients be responsible for a reasonable portion of their expenses, and do not receive an education which is completely funded by this scholarship or in combination with other possible awards or grants.

Clarence Moore Scholarship

The Clarence Moore Scholarship was established in 1990 by family, friends, and colleagues of Clarence Moore. The scholarship is awarded to a student admitted as a freshman or transfer student in the Department of Agriculture with a preference to those with an emphasis in dairy science.

My Mentors Endowed Scholarship for Family and Consumer Sciences

The My Mentors Endowed Scholarship for Family and Consumer Sciences was established in 2017 by Charlotte Talkington to honor her mentors, Marilyn Larson and Catherine Carter. The scholarship will support a freshman FCS major who demonstrated community service and/or leadership qualities while in high school. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

B.E.S.T. Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences

The B.E.S.T. Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences was established in April 2008 to provide scholarships to students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University. Funds may be used to support expenses related to "statistical" research, including scholarships for student research recipients.

L. Marlene Mawson Graduate Research Potential Award

This endowment was established in 2002 by L. Marlene Mawson. The award is presented annually to a graduate degree student in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation whose thesis or dissertation research proposal has been accepted.

Barbara M. Clauser Endowed Scholarship

Ronald P. Clauser established this fund in memory of his wife, Barbara M. Clauser. She was born Barbara Kay Manus in Lincoln, Illinois; married Ron in 1957; and graduated from Illinois State Normal University later that year. She then taught high school home economics for one year. After Ron's graduation, they moved to Ohio and, later, the Carolinas. Barbara never returned to full time teaching, but used her skills to provide for their three daughters and son. The purpose of this fund is to provide educational support to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a degree program within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

John W. Green Agriculture Scholarship

The John W. Green Agriculture Scholarship was established with a major gift from John W. Green, emeritus professor of agriculture, in 1982.This endowment fund is to be used for recruiting, preferably freshmen students majoring in agriculture or agribusiness. The award may also be given to a sophomore, junior, or senior student. Assets of this endowment are invested in the Illinois State University endowment investment pool.

Jorndt Fund for Faculty and Student Research

In 1967 Louis C. Jorndt made a gift to the ISU Foundation to establish a fund supporting research in the Department of Health and Physical Education. The Jorndt Fund for Faculty and Student Research supports research projects or programs in the field of health and physical education.

Integrity Technology Solutions Cybersecurity Scholarship

The Integrity Technology Solutions Cybersecurity Scholarship was established in 2019 to support students enrolled in Cybersecurity at Illinois State University. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need with a commitment to community engagement.

Gina L. Bianchi Scholarship in Kinesiology and Recreation

The Gina L. Bianchi Scholarship in Kinesiology and Recreation was established in 2021. The scholarship supports a student enrolled in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University.

Larry Miller Scholarship

The Larry Miller Scholarship was established in 1993 by the friends and family of Larry Miller as a memorial. Larry served at Illinois State from 1971 until his death in 1993. He was a teacher in the Industrial Technology Department and associate dean of Applied Science and Technology. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed at least 30 hours and is enrolled in a major within the College of Applied Science and Technology. The student should demonstrate characteristics reflective of Larry, such as honesty, integrity, and high moral and ethical standards.

Central Illinois Builders Industry Advancement Foundation Scholarship

Central Illinois Builders (CIB) is a chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. CIB is a voluntary trade association dedicated to the purpose of improving the professional standards of the construction industry and the skill, integrity and responsibility of its member firms. The intent of this scholarship is to encourage and support hard-working and motivated students in the construction management program at Illinois State University who aspire to a career in commercial construction.

Agriculture Technology and Equipment Fund

The Agriculture Technology and Equipment Fund was established in 2017 to support the purchase of new equipment and technology in the Department of Agriculture as determined by the Department Chair.

Charles and Betty Porter Scholarship for Leadership

The Charles Porter Scholarship for Leadership was established in 1993 in honor of Charles Porter. Charles Porter earned a bachelor's degree in 1948 and a master's degree in 1950 from Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a student possessing leadership potential.

Kathy Schniedwind Scholarship

The Kathy Schniedwind Scholarship was established in 2006 through gifts made by family, alumni, colleagues, and friends of Kathy Schniedwind. The award honors her 30-year career (1976-2006) at Illinois State University. Her loyalty, hard work, persistence, and high ethical standards characterized her teaching, mentoring, and administrative career. During her career as head athletic trainer, she provided medical care for numerous student athletes. The students selected for this award should exhibit the same characteristics that marked Schniedwind's career. The award will be presented annually as funds allow.

CORE Construction Endowed Scholarship

The CORE Construction Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide financial assistance for students with a declared major in either Construction Management or Safety. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need who are a Central Illinois resident.

Esther McGinnis Endowment

Albert Harold McGinnis established this fund in memory of his wife, Esther Larson McGinnis. The endowment was established in 1989 to be used by the Women's Physical Education Department.

Additionally Supports: McGinnis Distinguished Senior AT, McGinnis Distinguished Senior ES, McGinnis Distinguished Senior PETE, McGinnis Distinguished Senior RPA

Mary (Scheeler) Crane Endowed Scholarship in Dept. of Family and Consumer Science

The Mary (Scheeler) Crane Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences was established in January 2004 to provide an undergraduate student with financial assistance in the amount of at least $1,000. The scholarship was established to address the needs of an average student struggling to make ends meet. The applicant must be majoring in an area of specialization represented by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University. Mrs. Crane earned her bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly referred to as Home Economics) from ISU in 1946. She taught home economics in Highland and raised two daughters.

Sommer-Enns Scholarship

Marjorie J. Sommer established this endowed scholarship in memory of her father, Harold Enns and her husband, Cecil Sommer. They each had a lifetime commitment to agriculture. Harold Enns was the first president of Prairie Farms Creamery located in Bloomington. Cecil Sommer farmed in central Illinois over a long period of time. Scholarship applicants must be majoring in Agriculture or Agribusiness.

Lois R. Jett Student Study Travel Endowment

The Lois R. Jett Student Study Travel Endowment was established in 2018 to assist with funding travel expenses for an undergraduate or graduate student.

Hattie Lundgren Scholarship

The Hattie Lundgren Scholarship was established by Hattie Lundgren, a 1922 graduate of Illinois State Normal University. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student majoring in family and consumer sciences.

Al and Trudy Schrader Agriculture Scholarship

The Al and Trudy Schrader Agriculture Scholarship was established in 2015. Al and Trudy made contributions to all of the universities in the state of Illinois that had agriculture programs. While not Redbirds or having any direct connection to ISU they wanted to provide for additional learning benefits towards agriculture. The Al and Trudy Schrader Agriculture Scholarship supports a student who has been accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at Illinois State University as either an undergraduate or graduate student who is majoring in any degree program within the Department of Agriculture.

Paul A. Funk Scholarship

The Paul A. Funk Scholarship provides financial support for students in the College of Applied Science and Technology majoring in Agricultural Science, Food Industry Science, Food Industry Management, Agriculture-Agribusiness and Agriculture Industry Management.

Clarence and Mabel Ropp Scholarship Fund

The Clarence and Mabel Ropp Scholarship was established to honor the Ropps for their dedicated service to education, agricultural endeavors, and Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a community college graduate with preference to those with a farming background.

Dr. John Gary Erisman Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. John Gary Erisman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by Dr. Allen Erisman. The scholarship supports a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing in Agriculture in the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at Illinois State University. Preference is given to a student who plans to pursue a career in farming. Scholarship may also be awarded to a student who plans to work in an agriculture related industry.

Illinois Soybean Association Endowed Support Fund

The Illinois Soybean Association partnered with the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University in 2005 to create the Illinois Soybean Association Endowed Support Fund in the Illinois State University Foundation. The endowment supports agricultural research and education in the University and the Department. Funds may be used toward activities and programs designed to recruit critical faculty and researchers and serves as an incentive for those already working to address needs related to soybeans and soy products.

Beverly J. Barham Scholarship in Medical Laboratory Science

Dr. Barham is a professor in Medical Laboratory Science that has been teaching at Illinois State University since 2000, achieving the rank of full professor in 2012. This scholarship was established by her husband, Jim to honor Dr. Barham's focus on helping students reach their maximum potential.

M. Warren Feeney Fund

The Mae Warren Feeney Home Economics Scholarship Fund was established by Mae Feeney in the late 1950's. Feeney was dean of women at U-High and also taught home economics. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences and demonstrating financial need.

Everett N. Israel Scholarship

The Everett N. Israel Scholarship was established in 2001 from an award Everett N. Israel received from the Technical Foundation of America, which promotes industrial and technology education through grant money and technical assistance. Israel is former chair of the Department of Technology.

McLean County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The McLean County Farm Bureau Scholarship was established by the McLean County Farm Bureau in 1984. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from McLean County majoring in agriculture.

Ann E. Nolte Scholar in Health Education Program

Ann E. Nolte Scholar in Health Education Program Fund was established in 2001 by Dr. Nolte to bring a well-known scholar to campus to bring attention to the Health Education Program including students, university community, and community at large. In 2016 the fund was renamed in Dr. Nolte's honor. The fund may be used to support the HPE Program including expenses associated with bringing a visiting scholar to campus each year.

Judy A. Johnson Professional Development Award

The Judy A. Johnson Professional Development Award was established in 2018 to support travel for undergraduate students in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation who are attending Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD).

Ellen Maxine Abshire Scholarship in Kinesiology and Recreation

The Ellen Maxine Abshire Scholarship in Kinesiology and Recreation was established in 2018 with gift from the Trust of Ellen Maxine Abshire. The Scholarship supports students majoring in Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University

Dora L. Munson Scholarship

The Dora L. Munson Scholarship Fund in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at ISU provides financial support to students who meet the qualifications established in these guidelines and who are committed to pursuing careers in education to teach in either a traditional school setting or in non-school learning settings.

Dan Kelley Family Scholarship in Agriculture

Daniel T. Kelley is a 1970 graduate of the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University. He is the recipient of the Honorary Holbert Award, the highest award bestowed on an individual by the Department of Agriculture, for service to the department. Dan assumed the position of chairman of the board of GROWMARK, Inc. in September, 2000. He is a long time member of the Agriculture Alumni Association and served as president from 1984-1986. He then became president of the Illinois State University Alumni Association. Dan and his wife, Pam, operate a grain farm near Normal, Illinois, with his two brothers and son. Their three children are all Illinois State grads. The Kelley Family Scholarship will be used to support education related expenses of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in degree programs within the Department of Agriculture.

Riggs Scholarship

The Riggs Scholarship was created in 2018 by James and Deborah Riggs to provide financial assistance to students majoring in Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Jeffrey Martin Williams Scholarship in Construction Management

The Jeffrey Martin Williams Scholarship in Construction Management was established in 2020 by Jeffrey Williams in honor of his father Jeffrey Martin Williams. The scholarship provides support for a senior majoring in construction management.

Dr. Connie J. Ley Faculty Research Award in Family and Consumer Sciences

The Dr. Connie J. Ley Faculty Research Award in Family and Consumer Sciences, formerly called the Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty Research Award, was established in 1987 to provide a monetary award to a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to the department, the university, and the profession in family and consumer sciences through their research/scholarly activities. In 2019 the fund was renamed in honor of former Chair, Dr. Connie J. Ley, who was instrumental in the creation of this award. Connie served as Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly Home Economics) between 1984-1996.

ASSE Student Chair Scholarship

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Scholarship was established in 1991. The ASSE scholarship is awarded to the individual who has served as ASSE chairperson in the preceding year and fulfilled assigned responsibilities for that position.

The Dr. Fred Fuess Student Scholarship

Roger Boerma and Cindy Boerma established the Dr. Fred Fuess Student Scholarship Fund in December of 2021. This fund was established to assist students majoring in Agriculture with a focus in Crop and Soil Science.

CoBank Fund for Agriculture

This fund was established by CoBank for the purpose of agriculture education, research, and promotion of the continued advancement of American agriculture. CoBank is a national cooperative bank headquartered in Denver, serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture and the nation's rural economy. In addition to serving its direct retail borrowers, the bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving approximately 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other borrowers in 23 states.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Chapman Scholarship

Dr. Elizabeth A. Chapman Scholarship was established in 2021. The scholarship supports an incoming freshman pursuing a degree from one of the programs in the College of Applied Science and Technology. Recipient must demonstrate involvement in leadership activities, civic engagement, and community service during high school.

David E. Baker "Ag Leader of Tomorrow" Scholarship

The David E. Baker "Ag Leader of Tomorrow" Scholarship was established in 2020. The scholarship supports students majoring in Agriculture with preference given to incoming freshman or transfer students who have participated and held an officer/leadership position in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and/or 4H while in high school.

Jill Walker Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

Paul Walker established this fund in memory of his wife, Jill (Gutshall) Walker '89, B.S. agriculture, following her death in 2006. Jill was an active community member serving on numerous boards and as an officer in several associations.

Benton K. Bristol Scholarship

The Benton K. Bristol Scholarship was established by Benton Bristol, a faculty member in the Illinois State University Department of Agriculture for 21 years. This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in agriculture or agribusiness.

James D. Loughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The James D. Loughlin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by family and friends to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior student at Illinois State University. The scholarship applicant must be majoring in construction management in the Department of Technology. With this scholarship, the family hopes to provide assistance for other aspiring construction management majors to dream big, believe in themselves, and achieve great things.

Larry R. Miller Endowment for Servant-Leadership

Larry Miller became a faculty member in the Technology Department (formerly the Industrial Technology Department) in 1971. In 1983 he became the associate dean in the College of Applied Science and Technology. He lived his life as a servant leader. A servant leader involves others in decision making, helps others identify ways they can contribute to the good of the group, creates opportunities for success, motivates the team, provides constructive feedback, recognizes and rewards others, promotes positive relationships, and is willing to sacrifice for the common good. The purpose of this endowment is to promote awareness, understanding, and practice of servant leadership by students, faculty, and/or administrators.

Michael Collins Memorial Scholarship

The Michael Collins Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 by Jim and Kelly Collins in memory of their son Michael. The Scholarship was funded by the Michael Collins Foundation which supports causes and initiatives important to Michael, his faith, and his family. In April of 2014, less than two months short of graduating from ISU and days away from opening day of the U-High baseball season, Michael's life was tragically cut short at age 22 when the car he was a passenger in was struck by a drunk driver. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from ISU. Michael was devoted to the field of Exercise Science and was excited to start his career helping other people achieve their goals. This scholarship supports an Exercise Science major who embodies Michael's drive and dedication in making a difference.

Charles Ed Francis Scholarship

The Charles Ed Francis Scholarship was established in 1997 by Charles "Ed" Francis in the Department of Technology. The scholarship is awarded to a first year, transfer, or continuing full-time student in the Construction Management sequence.

Hesterberg Family Student Persistence Fund

To establish an endowed fund providing financial assistance to students in the College of Applied Science and Technology experiencing temporary financial hardship. Awards are granted on a case-by-case basis pending the availability of funds.

Family and Consumer Sciences Recruitment and Retention Endowed Scholarship

The Family and Consumer Sciences Recruitment and Retention Endowed Scholarship was established by Charlotte E. (Peterson) Talkington in August 2014. Dr. Talkington was born in Morris, IL and graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1961. She continued her education and received a Masters of Education from University of Illinois in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1978. As a longtime friend and dedicated supporter of Illinois State's Family and Consumer Sciences Department, Dr. Talkington created this scholarship to provide opportunity, support and encouragement in the recruitment and retention of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education majors at Illinois State.

William and Kara Burfeind Scholarship

The William and Kara Burfeind Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide support for a student enrolled in the Department of Technology at Illinois State University. Preference will be given to students who are members of a University recognized fraternity or sorority, then to students involved in extracurricular activities who are working a part-time job.

Mary Alice Behling Women's Scholarship in Kinesiology and Recreation

The Mary Alice Behling Scholarship in Kinesiology and Recreation was established in 2010 by Mary Alice Behling to provide financial assistance to a full-time undergraduate student in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. Preferences will be given to students majoring in physical education teacher education. From a very early age it was evident that Mary Alice was interested in physical activity of all types, was well-coordinated, and very competitive. When expressing an interest in becoming a physical education teacher, Illinois State University was recommended as the best choice. Upon completing her undergraduate work Mary Alice taught high school and junior high school and coached softball and field hockey. She continued her own education by earning a master's degree and her Ph.D. in physical education, completing her career as a full professor at The University of Northern Colorado.

Jim McKee Scholarship

The Jim McKee Scholarship was established in 1986 by Doris and Ralph Chambers, the niece and nephew of M. M. Chambers. It was established in honor of Jim McKee, a long-time friend of Chambers who took special care of him in his later years. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in agriculture who has completed at least 30 credit hours. The student must possess an interest in advancing the ag profession.

Steven Dyer Back-a-Bird Scholarship

Provide financial assistance for students

Clifford E. Horton Fund

Clifford E. Horton established this scholarship fund in 1966. Dr. Horton was a professor of Health and Physical Education from 1923 until his retirement in 1961. The scholarship supports a junior student majoring in physical education who demonstrates leadership qualities. Candidate's commitment must be to the professional preparation program of physical education.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Scholarship

The Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Scholarship was established in 2021 based on the founding donor's desire to support and promote the advancement of women and minorities in the applied sciences. Students enrolled in Construction Management or Occupational Safety and Health degree programs, who are at least at a sophomore level, are eligible to apply. Students must provide a personal statement describing how their life experiences have fostered an understanding of and commitment to the value of diversity as it relates to women and/or persons of color in business.

School of Information Technology Distinguished Student Scholarship

The School of Information Technology Distinguished Student Scholarship was established in 2018 by Barbara O'Malley to provide support for a student accepted for enrollment in the School of Information Technology at Illinois State University.

Dr. J. Michael Adams Endowment for Visionary Leadership

The Dr. J. Michael Adams Endowment for Visionary Leadership Fund supports an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in the Department of Technology at Illinois State University. Dr. Adams received his undergraduate degree from ISU in Technology in 1969 and Masters in Education in 1972. He received his Doctorate in 1976 from Southern Illinois. Dr. Adams began his academic career at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, where he moved through faculty ranks to Senior Graduate Professor and received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence. He also served as a US Congressional Fellow, working on higher education legislation and advising US congressional leaders. Dr. Adams became Fairleigh Dickinson University's sixth president on July 1, 1999, following 15 years as an academic dean at Drexel University in Philadelphia. At Fairleigh Dickinson, he inspired a new mission: to prepare world citizens through global education.

Physical Education Reunion Classes 1968-72 Excellence Fund

The Physical Education Reunion Classes 1968-72 Excellence Fund supports a variety of student opportunities in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation including scholarships, student professional development, and physical education teacher education program enhancements -special projects.

Compeer Financial Classroom Fund

The Compeer Financial Classroom Fund was established to support the costs associated with renovations, including infrastructure, furniture, technology expenses, of the main classroom at the ISU Farm at Lexington.

Wes Bair Scholarship for the School of Kinesiology and Recreation

The Wes Bair Scholarship for the School of Kinesiology and Recreation was established in 2018 through an estate commitment. Wesley D. Bair received his bachelors degree in 1955 and masters degree in 1960 in physical education teacher education from ISU. He was inducted into the ISU Athletic Hall of Fame for his football achievements. Bair received his doctorate in 1969 from the University of Arkansas. Candidates for this scholarship must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 and provide evidence of extracurricular, volunteer or community service involvement that demonstrates leadership potential.

Karen Morton Endowed Scholarship

The Karen Morton Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 by the family and friends of Karen S. Morton as a memorial.

Pritzker Military Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The Pritzker Military Foundation Endowed Scholarship supports a full-time student at Illinois State University enrolled in a Military Science Course at Illinois State University. The student must be registered with Selective Service, if applicable and complete the Programs' Basic Enrollment documents. Applicant must also pass the Army Physical Fitness Test on the first attempt.

ISU Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship

The ISU Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Agriculture Alumni Association. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student based on academic achievement in the Department of Agriculture.

Excellence in Agriculture Fund

This fund was created through the generosity of an anonymous alumnus to support the educational opportunities of students within the Department of Agriculture in the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.

Kathy and John Rennick Graduate Research Scholarship

To establish an award supporting research for graduate students in Agriscience. The funds can be used, but not limited to: support of graduate student research needs, conference fees, and travel costs to attend conferences.

Robert "Doc" Kief Scholarship in School of KNR

The Robert "Doc" Kief Scholarship was established in memory of Robert Kief in 2013 by Joyce Morton Kief. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students majoring in athletic training in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University.

Roger and Joyce Eads Information Technology Scholarship

The Roger and Joyce Eads Information Technology Scholarship was established to provide scholarship for those students studying in the School of Information Technology.

Jessie Rambo and Florence Runyan Scholarship

Florence B. Runyan and Jessie Rambo were both passionate about home ecomomics and Illinois State University. Florence was a 1907 graduate of ISNU and had a love of music and nutrition. She made a bequest in her will to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the home economics program at Illinois State University and who desire to become teachers in the field. Jessie Rambo was a former chairperson of the Illinois State University Department of Home Economics. The award that she left has been given every year since 1942. The purpose of this combined fund is to provide financial support to a junior, home economics/family and consumer science major to help cover university fees for the student's senior year. Endowment assets are invested in the Illinois State University Foundation's long-term investment pool.

Judith Sancken Rothermel Physical Education Scholarship

The Judith Sancken Rothermel Physical Education Scholarship was established in 2013 in honor of Judy's parents, Paul and Edith (Harms) Sancken. Paul worked for Farm Service, Inc., and Edith graduated from Mennonite School of Nursing and worked as a nurse. Judy received her B.S. degree from Illinois State in 1972, majoring in health, physical education, and recreation. She also later earned masters degrees in physical education and educational administration elsewhere. Judy taught physical education and coached in Japan, Ohio, Iowa and Illinois until her 2012 retirement. She earned numerous awards during her career, one of her favorites being her varsity letter in 2003 for participating in field hockey, basketball, golf, and softball at Illinois State. This scholarship is for juniors majoring in physical education-teacher education in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State. Preference given to female students. The Judith Sancken Rothermel Physical Education Scholarship 512-6000 was established by Judith Rothermel in order to provide a scholarship to provide assistance to students at Illinois State University.

Mark J. Cyphert School of Information Technology Scholarship

The Mark J. Cyphert School of Information Technology Scholarship was established to support students majoring in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, or Networking & Telecommunications Management. Preference given to transfer students.

Educational Opportunity Scholarship

The Educational Opportunity Scholarship was established to encourage students to pursue careers in family and consumer sciences.

The Dr. Kristian "KP" Philpotts Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Kristian "KP" Philpotts Memorial scholarship was created by his mother, Marla Rice, in memory of "KP". He was on his way to becoming a veterinarian before his life was tragically taken due to gun violence. "KP" had a love and passion for caring for animals his entire life and this scholarship will help other students fulfill their dream of becoming a veterinarian (preferred); a student who wants to work closely with animals; or a student in the general agriculture field.

Betty Norris Fairchild Agriculture Scholarship

The Betty Norris Fairchild Agriculture Scholarship was established by Barbara Levine in memory of her mother who had a love of the land and was a master gardener. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student enrolled as an Agriculture major.

Health Information Management (HIM) Scholarship Fund

The Health Information Management (HIM) Scholarship Fund was established by Jane Turley in order to support second semester junior students, with financial need, fulfill their summer professional practice.

FCS Student Ambassador Fund

To establish an award for a junior or senior FCS student ambassador who has gone beyond the minimum requirements stated in the FCS Student Ambassador handbook (e.g., attending two on-campus ISU events and one high school visit per semester) in assisting with the department's recruitment efforts. There may be more than one award given annually as funds allow.

Nancy Niebur Parente Senior Intern Scholarship Fund

Provide financial assistance for students in the Recreation and Park Administration program's culminating internship experience to cover expenses associated with the internship, including but not limited to travel costs, living expenses, and professional needs.

Darla Moldenhauer Scholarship in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation

The Darla Moldenhauer Scholarship in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation was established by Darla Moldenhauer in order to provide financial assistance to undergraduate Physical Education- Teacher Education majors.

Melvin and Kathy Wheeler Gamma Phi Circus Scholarship

The Melvin and Kathy Wheeler Gamma Phi Circus Scholarship was established by Melvin and Kathy Wheeler to support their passion for the Gamma Phi Circus and the students that participate in Gamma Phi Circus.

Georgia Rose Exercise Science Scholarship

In honor of their granddaughter, Jeffrey and Karen Sunderlin established the Georgia Rose Athletic Training Scholarship to provide financial support to kinesiology students who are studying to become personal or athletic trainers.

The Betty Norris Fairchild Children's Discovery Garden Fund

The Elizabeth Fairchild Norris Children's Discovery Garden Fund was established by Barbara Levine in order to honor her mother's memory as a Master Gardener. This fund will support activities, programs, maintenance and operations of the Children's Discovery Garden at the ISU Horticulture Center. In addition, this fund will provide support for the other gardens at the ISU Horticulture Center.

Grady Agriculture Scholarship

The Grady Agriculture Scholarship was established by Anne Grady in order to assist students students majoring in Agriculture Business, Agronomy, or Crop and Soil Sciences defray the cost of their education.

Grant Walsh Artist in Residence Program at the ISU Horticulture Center

The Grant Walsh Artist in Residence Program at the ISU Horticulture Center was established in order to give undergraduate students the opportunity and funds to create outdoor artwork for display at the ISU Horticulture Center.

Carla E. Barnes Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Carla E. Barnes Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Carla E. Barnes in 2023 in order to provide scholarship support for a criminal justice sciences student.

FCS Student Teaching Award

The FCS Student Teaching Award was established by Beverly Haag to provide financial support for student teaching opportunities.

Carol and Gerry Chrisman Information Technology Scholarship

The Carol and Gerry Chrisman Information Technology Scholarship was established in 2023 to provide financial support to students majoring in the School of Information Technology.

Helen Winslow Honan Award

The Helen Winslow Honan Award was established in 1992 by the family of Helen Winslow Honan. Honan grew up on a farm and graduated first in her high school class. She and her sisters taught in country schools and attended summer school at Illinois State Normal University. Honan studied home economics and worked as an RA in Fell Hall. After graduating from ISNU in the early 1930's, she worked in the Home Extension Service in Indiana. She encouraged and helped her nieces and nephews to go to college, and most attended ISNU for at least part of their education. Peg Hoffman, one of the nieces and one of the founding donors, also grew up on a farm and graduated from ISNU, taught home economics, and worked for the Extension Service. The award is given to a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences through their research or scholarly activities.

Phyllis Memken Teaching Award

The Phyllis Memken Teaching Award was established in 1995 by Dr. Jean Memken to honor her mother. This teaching award is offered to those qualifying faculty in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Sandra Little Groves Recreation and Park Administration Faculty Development Fund

Sandra L. Groves, Professor Emerita, served for 22 years as a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation and in various administrative capacities at Illinois State University. The Sandra Little Groves Recreation and Park Administration Faculty Development Fund was created to provide financial support for College of Applied Science and Technology and the School of Kinesiology and Recreation pre-tenured faculty.

Charlotte Talkington Professional Development Fund

The Charlotte Talkington Professional Development Fund was established in 1994 by Charlotte Talkington, a 1961 graduate of Illinois State University. The funds are used to provide Department of Family and Consumer Sciences faculty members the opportunity to enhance their skills through professional development.

Dr. Phebe M. Scott Endowment

The Dr. Phebe M. Scott Endowment was established in 2004 by friends and colleagues of Phebe M. Scott. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for the professional development of faculty members and graduate students in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation and/or the Health Education Program within the Department of Health Sciences that encourage and promote the importance of women in the field of Kinesiology and Recreation.

Department of Technology Faculty Professional Development Endowment

The Department of Technology Faculty Professional Development Endowment was established in 2000 in honor of Emerson Wiens, a faculty member at Illinois State University from 1988-2000. The endowment is designed to motivate the Department of Technology to identify special projects to promote excellence. The annual distribution will provide the flexibility to address specific professional development needs.

Dr. Ann E. Nolte Family Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity Scholarship in Health Sciences

The Dr. Ann E. Nolte Family Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity Scholarship in Health Sciences was established by Illinois Prairie Community Foundation in order to provide scholarship to students at Illinois State University.

Drs. Margaret and Harold Balbach Endowment

The Drs. Margaret and Harold Balbach Endowment Fund was created in December 2015 for the purpose of supporting Horticulture Education programs at Illinois State University.

Chris Voelz Endowed Legacy Scholarship

The Chris Voelz Endowed Legacy Scholarship was established by Chris Voelz in order to support a Junior in the PE Major with emphasis on leadership and engagement in the program.

CORE Construction Management Facilities Fund

The CORE Construction Management Facilities Fund was established by CORE Construction to support the renovation of Construction Management space at Illinois State University's Classroom Building #1 (606 North Adelaide Street- the former Normal Fire Station).

COUNTRY Financial School of Information Technology Scholarship

The COUNTRY Financial School of Information Technology Scholarship was established by COUNTRY Financial in order to support students majoring in the School of Information Technology.

The Virginia H. Kelly Dietetics Scholarship

The Virginia H. Kelly Dietetics Scholarship was established by Virginia Kelly in order to support a Jr. or Sr. in Dietetics.

COUNTRY Financial Agriculture Scholarship

The COUNTRY Financial Agriculture Scholarship was established by COUNTRY Financial in order to support students majoring in Agriculture.

The Mark Sprague and Don Cavins Scholarship

The The Mark Sprague and Don Cavins Scholarship was established by Mark Sprague in order to honor his mentor, Don Cavins and support a student in the Construction Management program.

MANRRS Agriculture Fund

The MANRRS Agriculture Fund was established by support from donors to assist with the programs of the Minorities in Agriculture (MANRRS) Program.