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College of Arts and Sciences Funds

Total funds: 77

Friends of WGLT

WGLT public radio is licensed to Illinois State University and is part of Illinois State University School of Communication.The Friends of WGLT Fund provides support for the activities, programs and operations of the station.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College and Arts and Sciences General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, initiatives, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, in the College.

Additionally Supports: College of Arts and Sciences General Fund, Helen and Shirley Highland Scholarship

World Wide Campus Student Opportunity Endowment

The World Wide Campus Student Opportunity Endowment provides financial assistance for students, undergraduate and graduate, to study abroad; accept internship opportunities or research opportunities; or attend conferences related to their field of student in order to expand their knowledge and experiences in a global world.

Actuarial Science Program Fund

The Actuarial Science Program Fund provides educational support to actuarial science students.

Additionally Supports: Actuarial Examination Fee Support, Actuarial Science, Actuarial Science, Country Financial Scholar, DW Simpson Scholar, Exam C, Exam FM and/or Manual, Exam MFE and Exam MFE/3F, Exam MLC and/or Seminar, Exam P and/or Manual, Exam ST and/or Manual, Half Exam Fee FM, Katie Scholars, Milliman Scholar, Orlyn Edge Scholar, Pinnacle Scholar, Statistical Project, Zurich Scholar

Psychology Department General Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Charter Department Graduate, Johnson Inspiration, Outstanding Psychology Student

Forensics - Speech and Debate

The Forensics - Speech and Debate fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations the program.

School of Communication General Fund

The School of Communication General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, initiatives, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, in the School of Communication.

Additionally Supports: Caterpillar Scholarship, Harry & Jo Thiel "Red Line" Scholarship

Women and Gender Studies Program

The Women and Gender Studies Program fund supports program events and services provided by the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and provides support to further the business priorities of the program and Illinois State University.

Mathematics Department General Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Keutzer Award, Outstanding Senior, Putnam Exam, Research Scholar Winner, Statistical Project, Teacher Scholar Award

Sociology Anthropology General Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Charter Department Graduate Excellence Award, Ed Jelks Outstanding Anthropology Senior Award, ISU/American Sociological Association Distinguished Sociology Graduate Student Award, Outstanding Senior Thesis, R. Douglas & Janice Luecke Irvine Scholarship, Robert Dirks Award, Wib Leonard Scholarship in Quantitative/Sociology of Sport

English Department General Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Brome Creative Writing Award, Diversity and Equity, George R. Canning Award, Grammie Scholarship

History Department General Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Howard Romanek History Scholarship, Study Abroad Scholarship

TV 10 General Fund

The TV 10 General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations of station. Since TV-10's inception in 1974, the station has produced hundreds of successful professionals throughout the state and the country, both in front of the camera as well as behind.TV-10 is part of the School of Communication in the College of Arts ...

LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute

LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including equipment, supplies, furniture, travel, books, materials and subscriptions associated with the program.

Geography, Geology and Environment Department Fund

The Geography, Geology, and the Environment department houses the Geography and Geology Programs. The Geography Program at Illinois State is one of two or three oldest in the country and was one of the first programs established on the Illinois State campus. The Geology program was established in 1969. The purpose of the Geography, Geology and ...

Communication Sciences and Disorders General Fund

The Communication Sciences and Disorders General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

The WGLT Future Endowment Fund

The WGLT Future Endowment Fund was established in 2011 through a generous gift from the Estate of Laura P. Sullivan. It was created to honor her longtime support of WGLT Radio. The fund is to be used for the general operating expenses of WGLT as determined by the general manager of WGLT in consultation with the executive director of the School ...

Economics Department General Fund

The Economics Department General Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department. The Department of Economics at Illinois State University has a longstanding reputation for excellence in research, education and community service.

Additionally Supports: Caterpillar Undergraduate Scholarship, Scott M. Elliot Graduate Scholarship

Audrey J. Grupe Fellowship in School Psychology

The Audrey J. Grupe Fellowship in School Psychology was established in 2003 by Audrey J. Grupe and Mary Jane McCarthy. The fellowship is awarded to a full-time student in the school psychology program working towards a specialist degree. The student will be a U.S. citizen with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution located in ...

Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Fund supports the activities, programs and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

Geography Excellence Fund

The Geography Excellence Fund supports the activities, programs, students and faculty in the Geography Program, GEOMAP, and the Illinois Geographic Alliance at Illinois State University. Gifts help enhance the quality of the Geography Program and ensure that its teaching and research facilities, scientific instrumentation, and laboratories, ...

William Morgan Poetry Award

The William Morgan Poetry Award was established in 2003 by William Morgan. The award is normally given annually to an undergraduate English major who demonstrates excellence in both the writing of original poetry and in the scholarly and critical study of poetry. The award is also normally given annually to a master's or Ph.D. candidate in ...

Anne M. Semlak Memorial Scholarship for Women's and Gender Studies Endowment Fund

The Anne M. Semlak Memorial Scholarship for Women's and Gender Studies Endowment Fund was established by family and friends in loving memory of Anne Marie Semlak, Class of 2001. Anne was very active in the Women's Studies Program at Illinois State University and graduated with a degree in political science with minors in both women's studies ...

Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. Anthony Ostrosky Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship and the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL) award are established to honor the exemplary careers of John (Jack) Chizmar and Anthony (Tony) Ostrosky as professors in the department of economics at Illinois State University. The scholarships will consist of up to two awards to current economics majors or minors and up to ...

Endowment for Forensics Fund

The Endowment for Forensics Fund was created by former students and faculty of the Forensics program at Illinois State University for the purpose of ensuring resources for the growth and success of the program. The primary purpose of the fund is to support travel of the Forensics team. If all primary needs of the program are met, the fund may ...

Robert C. Shears Endowment

The Robert C. Shears Endowment provides scholarship support for a Physics student enrolled in good standing at ISU, who has earned a minimum of 30 credit hours . Preference is given to students with demonstrated interest in energy and/or environmental issues.

Edward L. Mockford and Charles F. Thompson Summer Fellowship Endowment

The Edward L. Mockford and Charles F. Thompson Summer Fellowship Endowment supports a fellowship awarded to a graduate student involved in research in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Mockford/Thompson Summer Fellowship was created in 2008 by combining monies from two existing funds--the Edward L. Mockford Summer Fellowship Endowment ...

James and Lucy Patterson Family Geography Field Trip Endowment

The James and Lucy Patterson Family Geography Field Trip Endowment was established by Lucy Patterson and family members in 2013. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to the Department of Geography for field trips and/or scholarship support for geography students to participate in field trips. James Patterson was a regional ...

Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship

In November 2007 Neil & Joan Styczynski established the Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship as a permanently endowed fund in support of the education community of Central Illinois. With the scholarship, they are "paying back" the generosity from which they benefited. It is their hope that the recipients of this scholarship will "pay it ...

Redbird 5 Scholarship

The Redbird 5 Scholarship was established by Mark Burker '85, MS '87, Jeff Charnogorsky '85, Bob Freitag '84 and Tom Pfeiff '83 and in November, 2006, Larry Apfelbaum ISU '83 BS. The friendship these men built as students at ISU has continued long past graduation. Each credits ISU with providing a basis for the success he has enjoyed. ...

Philosophy Excellence Fund

The Philosophy Excellence Fund was opened in 1982. The fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the Philosophy Department.

Additionally Supports: Outstanding Senior Scholarship

School of Biological Sciences General Fund

The School of Biological Sciences General Fund supports the general operating needs of the School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University. The School of Biological Sciences advances the growing body of biological knowledge through synergistic programs in research, teaching, and service. Faculty conduct basic and applied research to ...

Additionally Supports: Outstanding Biology Teaching Assistants

Chemistry Department General Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Outstanding Analytical Chemistry Student, Outstanding Biochem Student, Outstanding Chemistry Education Student, Outstanding Inorganic Chemistry Student, Outstanding Physical Chemistry Student, POLYED Organic Award

Politics and Government Department Fund

The Politics and Government Department Fund supports the general operating needs of the Politics and Government Department at Illinois State University. The Politics and Government department has always remained at the forefront of training the leaders of the future - in the field of public service, research, and teaching. Its goal is to ...

Physics Department General Fund

The Physics General Fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the Physics Department.

Prelaw Program Fund

The Prelaw Program Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the program in the department of Politics and Government in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additionally Supports: Carl Kasten Award, Mock Trial Leadership Award, Mock Trial Outstanding Attorney Award, Mock Trial Witness, Tom Eimermann Outstanding Pre-Law Student

Social Work General Fund

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

Alumni Seminar Series in Genetics Fund

The Alumni Seminar Series in Genetics Fund was established in 1998 by a group of former students of Herman E. Brockman in honor of his retirement. The fund is used to support the alumni seminar series in genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences. If additional dollars are available the fund may be used to finance awards to graduate and ...

Autism Program Fund

The Autism Program Fund helps support the work of the Autism programs developed in the Psychological Services Center in the Psychology Department of Illinois State University.

Biology Education Fund

The Biology Education Fund supports the biology teacher education program.

Bird Study and Student Fellowship Fund

The Bird Study and Student Fellowship Fund was established by the faculty of the School of Biological Sciences to benefit students who are conducting research on birds. The fund provides programmatic support, mainly in summer, for Illinois State University undergraduate and graduate students who are conducting ecological and behavioral research ...

Bohn Nielsen Healthcare Preprofessional Scholarship

The Bohn Nielsen Healthcare Preprofessional Scholarship was established by Drs. Kathryn Bohn and Thomas Nielsen, in 2001. The scholarship is awarded to a full time junior or senior student participating in the Healthcare Preprofessional program.

Carl Heldt Scholarship

The Carl D. Heldt Scholarship, named for a 22-year member of the ISU faculty, supports natural sciences students of promise who are otherwise unable, to attend ISU with the cost of tuition and fees. Each candidate must be admitted as an incoming full-time freshman or transfer student and enrolled in one of the natural sciences. The candidate ...

Carl and Maurice Cook Scholarship

The Carl and Maurice Cook Scholarship was established in 1999 through a bequest of Maurice Cook. He directed that a permanent scholarship fund be established in memory of him and his brother, Carl, both graduates of Illinois State Normal University. Maurice earned a degree in biology in 1934. The scholarship benefits students majoring in biology.

Cheung, Brown, Phi Sigma Award for Student Publications

The Cheung, Brown, Phi Sigma Award for Student Publications was established in 2009 by H. Tak Cheung to acknowledge the contributions of undergraduate and graduate students to the scientific literature through their publications at Illinois State University. In 2010 Lauren Brown and Phi Sigma matched Cheung's initial gift to bring the endowment ...

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Excellence Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Excellence Awards fund was established in 2006 to support awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service among faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholar Fund

The College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholar Fund was established in 2005 by the College of Arts and Sciences to support outstanding undergraduate students. Students in the college's departments who have peer-reviewed research papers or works accepted at major state, national, or international meetings related to their academic majors ...

Conservation Biology Teaching and Research Endowment

The Conservation Biology Teaching and Research Endowment was established by Dale Birkenholz in 2001. The funds are used to facilitate collaboration between Biological Sciences at Illinois State University and Sugar Grove Nature Center to provide teaching and research opportunities for students in Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Douglas Clay Ridgley Endowed Fellowship in Geography

Professor Ridgley was an early leader in the development of geography in the United States and served as chair of the department at Illinois State Normal University. This endowment was established in 2000 by George and Martha Means. The funds are used by a full-time permanent faculty member to (1) continue a Ridgley lectureship that would bring ...

Dr. David W. Borst, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

David W. Borst was a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University from 1985-2005. He was well known for his research on arthropod endocrinology, particularly insects and crustaceans. This fund was established to provide scholarships for undergraduate research students. Dr. Borst's commitment to mentoring ...

Dr. Fred Gletten Scholarship

The Dr. Fred Gletten Scholarship was established by Fred Gletten as part of his contribution to the school that helped to nurture his foundation in science and challenged his scientific reasoning. Dr. Gletten wanted to pave the way for future scientists yearning to make a contribution to the institution of medicine.

Dr. Martin Nickels Endowed Scholarship Fund for Field School

The Dr. Martin Nickels Endowed Scholarship was established by Wallace Anderson '83 in honor of Dr. Nickels, a former Illinois State University professor whose instruction had produced lifelong personal benefits for Anderson. Martin Nickels was a professor of anthropology at Illinois State University for more than 30 years. He was selected as ...

Dr. Robert H. Gray Biology/Ecology Scholarship

The Dr. Robert H. Gray Biology/Ecology Scholarship was established in 2005 by Robert Gray. The purpose of the fund is to encourage and support graduate students studying ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or ecological sciences in the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Roger C. Anderson Restoration Ecology Research Fund

Roger C. Anderson joined the ISU faculty in 1976 where he was a University distinguished professor emeritus of plant ecology after his retirement in 2008. Over the course of his career at seven universities, he authored many publications; was an invited speaker at many symposia, conferences, and professional meetings; served on multiple boards ...

Additionally Supports: Anderson Symposium

Eunice Blackburn Geography Scholarship

Eunice Blackburn Geography Scholarship was established by Jane Blackburn in the name of her sister, Eunice Blackburn. The Blackburn Scholarship provides support to seniors majoring in geography who are pursuing their undergraduate capstone experience.

Geography Distinguished Speaker Fund

The Geography Distinguished Speaker Fund provides support to bring a distinguished geography lecturer to campus in even number academic calendar years. In odd academic calendar years, funds should be used to support student research or field experiences.

Geology Excellence Fund

The Geology Excellence Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the Geology Program. Gifts help enhance the quality of the Geology Program and ensure that its teaching and research facilities, scientific instrumentation, and laboratories, remain up to date.

George R. Means Geography Scholarship

The George R. Means Scholarship provides financial support & encouragement to students in the Department of Geography-Geology at ISU who are of high character, show strong promise and have potential to improve society. Each year, the graduating class will normally include one or more George R. Means Scholars.

Herbert L. Zobel Geography Education Colloquium Series Endowment

The Dr. Herbert L. Zobel Geography Education Colloquium Series Endowment was established in January 2013 through a generous bequest from Dr. Zobel. He received both his BSE '48 and his MSE '49 from Illinois State University. He received his MA '60 from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. '64 from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dr. Zobel ...

John W. Foster Hydrology Lecture Fund

John W. Foster began teaching at Illinois State University in 1982 and was Acting Chair of the Department of Geography/Geology from 1987-1988. He proposed and was the principal designer of the University's first geology graduate program, Master of Science in geohydrology. The purpose of the fund is to defray speaker-related expenses ...

John Wesley Powell Fund

Illinois State University's first geologist was John Wesley Powell, the famous scientist-explorer who led the first expedition through the Grand Canyon and became the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey. The John Wesley Powell Fund was established in 1980 and provides support for geology students, faculty, and programs, with ...

Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Teaching Fellowship

Kenneth "Buzz" Shaw earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 1961 and became an assistant to Presidents Bone and Braden. During his 40-year career as an educator and leader, he held the titles of professor, president, and chancellor. He holds eight honorary degrees, is a renowned author, advisor, consultant, and board ...

Additionally Supports: Buzz and Mary Ann Shaw Teaching Fellowship

Lathrop Watterson Scholarship Award

Th e Lathrop Memorial Scholarship endowment was established in 1966 in memory of Harry Lathrop by his family. The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in geography or geology.

Additionally Supports: Lathrop Memorial Scholarship

Latin American-Latino/Latina Studies Fund

The Latin American-Latino/Latina Studies Fund supports the activities, programs and operations, including scholarships associated with the Latin American-Latino/Latina Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Lee Ann Murray "Everything Counts" Actuarial Science Endowed Scholarship

Lee Ann Murray graduated from Illinois State University in 2012 with a bachelor of science in Actuarial Science and a minor in insurance. Lee Ann thoroughly enjoyed mathematics. While at Illinois State, Lee Ann was involved in the Honors Program, served as Vice President in Membership in Toastmasters, and held memberships in the Society of ...

Louis E. Miglio Geography Education Scholarship

The Louis E. Miglio Geography Education Scholarship fund was established by Louis E. Miglio. He maintained a close relationship with Illinois State University and truly felt these endowed funds were a way to make a small payment for the good education he received at Illinois State. Miglio served in the Navy, graduated from Illinois State in ...

Margaret Means Geography Endowment

The Margaret Means Geography Endowment provides stipends that encourage and enable students in the Department of Geography-Geology at ISU to prepare fully for a career of teaching or service without compromise imposed by financial constraint. Financial awards are available for three sets of activities: 1. Practice teaching. 2 An internship ...

Mathematics Masters Endowment

The Mathematics Masters Endowment was established in 1998 by John Dossey in honor of the mathematics department faculty who supported the department's master's students during the late 1960's and early 1970's. This scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled in a master's program in the department of mathematics. Qualified students ...

Petrossian Tarrant Scholarship

The Petrossian Tarrant Scholarship was established in 2001 by Wallace Anderson in honor of two influential Illinois State University foreign language faculty members, George Petrossian and Patrick Tarrant. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in good standing at Illinois State University who meets the prerequisites to participate in ...

Pre-Law Endowed Program Fund

In 1998, several alumni attorneys formed the Illinois State University Attorneys Advisory Board (AAB), raising funds to support the Mock Trial Program; Pre-Law Awards Banquet; AAB operating expenses; and general expenses associated with the University's Pre-Law Program. Recognizing the importance of providing a more reliable source of income to ...

R. Omar and Evelyn Rilett Family Life Sciences Lectures Series

The R. Omar and Evelyn Rilett Family Life Sciences Lectures Series was established in 2007 by Evelyn Rilett, widow of R. Omar Rilett, to honor the Rilett Family. The purpose of the fund is to bring outstanding life scientists and lectures to ISU for the benefit of the academic and local communities.

Robert D. Weigel Fund

This endowment was established by the Beta Lambda Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society in honor of the retirement of Robert D. Weigel, who taught at Illinois State for 24 years and served as an advisor to Phi Sigma Society. Later significant gifts were given by other faculty and friends and an estate gift from Weigel. The purpose of the fund is to ...

Sol Shulman Scholarship

The Sol Shulman Scholarship was established in 1991 by Sol Shulman. The scholarship is awarded to a student, majoring in Chemistry.

Vidette Enhancement Fund

The Vidette Enhancement Fund provides support for the activities, programs and operations of the Daily Vidette. The Vidette is Illinois State University's student newspaper.

WGLT Equipment Fund

The WGLT Equipment Fund helps support the purchase and maintenance of equipment for the station. WGLT public radio is licensed to Illinois State University and is part of Illinois State University School of Communication.

WZND Radio

The WZND Radio Fund provides support for the the activities, programs and operations of the station. WZND is Illinois State University's student run radio station..

Women's Mentoring Network

The Women's Mentoring Network Fund supports the general operating needs of the Women's Mentoring Network Program at Illinois State University. The fund was established by a retiring faculty member from the History Department who was supportive of the Women's Mentoring Network's mission. Since the initial gift, many donations have been made to ...