College of Arts and Sciences Funds

Total funds: 278

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.

Friends of WCBU Fund

WCBU public radio serves the Peoria area and is managed by WGLT, Illinois State University's public radio station. The Friends of WCBU Fund provides support for WCBU's activities, programs and operations. WGLT public radio is licensed to Illinois State University and is part of Illinois State University School of Communication.

Les Vann Scholarship

The Les Vann Scholarship was established in 2019 by Leslie and Shannon Vann. The scholarship supports a TV-10 student in his or her junior or senior year.

Deborah D. Amdor Scholarship

The Deborah D. Amdor Endowed Scholarship was created in 2015 by Deborah D. Amdor. The purpose of the award is to assist students interested in pursuing a degree in Economics. Preference will be given to female students who demonstrate financial need and are from south of Interstate 80 in the State of Illinois.

Thomas J. Perun Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This Scholarship is in recognition of Thomas J. Perun, Jr. who graduated from ISU with a degree in chemistry and went on to have an important career in the sciences.

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 ...

Pre-Law Program Fund

The Pre-Law Program Fund was established in 1988 to support the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, 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

Steve and Lori Nalefski Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for students meeting the following criteria: o Student must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Geology o Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. o Student must demonstrate financial need. o Student must be at a grade level of: Sophomore, Junior, Senior o ...

Richard L. Hunter Memorial Scholarship

The Richard L. Hunter Memorial Fund was created in 2007 by dear family, friends, and staff members of the Daily Vidette. This fund pays tribute to the humble, dedicated man who served as systems manager for the newspaper for nearly 11 years until his death in a boating accident. The scholarship will honor a Daily Vidette student who ...

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

Actuarial Science Program Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Actuarial Examination Fee Support, Country Financial Scholar, DW Simpson Scholar, Exam CAS-S and/or Manual, Exam CAS-ST and/or Manual, Exam SOA-C/CAS-4 and/or Manual, Exam SOA-FM/CAS-2 and/or Manual, Exam SOA-MFE/CAS-3F and/or Manual, Exam SOA-MLC and/or Seminar, Exam SOA-P/CAS-1 and/or Manual, FAP Final Assessment, FAP Interim Assessment, Great American Financial Group Scholarship, Katie Scholars, Milliman Scholar, Pinnacle Scholar, Statistical Project, Zurich Scholar

College of Arts and Sciences General Fund

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: Helen and Shirley Highland Scholarship

Chemistry Department General Fund

The Chemistry Department General Fund was established in 1979 to support the activities, programs, and operations, including 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, edTPA Scholarship

English Alumni Advisory Board Scholarship Fund

The English Alumni Advisory Board Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 with an initial transfer of $5,000 from fund 4245234 and gifts from the English Alumni Advisory Board members. The fund provides a scholarship to support an English undergraduate student.

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.

Physics Alumni Scholarship

This endowment was established with support of alumni and friends of the Department of Physics to provide scholarship support to physics majors. Competition is open to all students who have been conditionally admitted to Illinois State University as physics majors.

Physics Student Excellence Fund

The Physics Student Excellence Fund (previously Women in Physics Scholarship) provides financial support in the form of scholarships, professional development, or research funds for students majoring in Physics.

Charlena Wallen Scholarship

The Charlena Wallen Memorial Scholarship in Biology was established in memory of Charlena Wallen by her husband Donald Wallen, a building services worker in Felmley Hall in 2002. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student conducting research in Felmley Hall.

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: 3M Thesis Competition Award, Charter Department Graduate, Johnson Inspiration, Outstanding Psychology GA, Outstanding Psychology Student

Redbird 5 Scholarship

The Redbird 5 Scholarship was established by Mark Bruker '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. ...

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 ...

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: Scott M. Elliot Graduate Scholarship

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, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Illinois State University and graduated with a degree in political science with minors in ...

Dr. Ann Beck Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Ann Beck Scholarship was established in 2019 by Ann and Gary Beck in honor of Dr. Beck's retirement from Illinois State University. The scholarship supports students majoring in communication sciences and disorders. To qualify, a student must meet the following criteria: 1) be enrolled in the Communications Sciences and Disorders major; ...

Sheryll (Renken) and Todd Rockway Endowed Scholarship

The Sheryll (Renken) and Todd Rockway Endowed Scholarship in Biology and Chemistry was established by Sheryll (Renken) and Todd Rockway in September 2016. The scholarship provides financial support to students majoring in either biology or chemistry at Illinois State University. Sheryll (Renken) Rockway attended Illinois State University from ...

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.

Women and Gender Studies Program

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

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 ...

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, Rising Anthropologist Award, Rising Sociologist Award, 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: Diversity and Equity, Excellence in TESOL Award, George R. Canning Award, Glenn Grever Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Masters Student, Grammie Scholarship, Maurice Scharton Scholarship, Publications Unit Publishing Award, Taimi Ranta Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Ph.D. Student

Thomas E. McClure Pro Bono Fund

The Thomas E. McClure Pro Bono Fund was established in 2021 to support the Department of Politics and Government Legal Studies Program's Expungement Clinic (Clinic) and other pro bono activities associated with the Program. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to salaries, travel costs, and other expenses connected to pro bono ...

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: Internship (Museum) Scholarship, Study Abroad Scholarship, Sutter Student Teaching Scholarship

Fund for Disease Control and Prevention Research

The purpose of this fund is to provide additional resources to Illinois State University faculty conducting research in the area of human disease control and prevention.

Kenneth and Marilyn Kennard Philosophy Fund

This endowment was established in 1998 by a generous gift from Kenneth and Marylin Kennard. Dr. Ken Kennard was the first Chairperson of the department and a member of the Philosophy faculty from 1969 until his retirement in 1988. The fund supports the Kenneth and Marilyn Kennard Outstanding Graduating Student Scholarship which is awarded ...

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.

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

Lawrence W. McBride Award

The Lawrence W. McBride Award was established in 2004 by family, friends, colleagues, and former students in memory of Lawrence W. McBride. The scholarship honors the best graduate each fall and spring semester of the History/Social Science Education Program.

Mildred Pratt Student Assistance Fund

Mildred Pratt Student Assistance Fund was established by Professor Emeritus Mildred Pratt in 1993 to provide financial assistance to currently enrolled School of Social Work students experiencing temporary financial hardship or need. Awards are granted on a case-by-case basis pending the availability of funds.

Wilson Family Student Assistance Fund

The Wilson Family Student Assistance Fund was established in 2020 to provide support for students in the College of Arts and Sciences experiencing temporary financial hardship or need. Awards are determined on a case-by-case basis based on the funding available.

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 ...

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.

Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora Fund

The Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora Fund was established in 2019 to provide financial support associated with operating and promoting the Publishing Platform. Funds may also be used to support students' professional development and to encourage student involvement in the Publishing Platform's editorial and production work. ...

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, ...

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 ...

Philosophy Excellence Fund

The Philosophy Excellence Fund supports the production of original scholarship by Philosophy students and faculty. The funds are used to support student travel to conferences where they present their own original philosophical scholarship to their peers and to faculty from other universities. The Excellence Fund also supports the ...

Additionally Supports: Outstanding Senior Scholarship

Physics Department General Fund

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

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..

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 ...

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: Gerry Grace DÂ’Elia Memorial Award for Undergrad Teaching Assistants, Jennifer Grogg Student Teaching Stipend Award, Outstanding Biology Teaching Assistants

Alferink Graduate Scholarship in School Psychology

The Alferink Graduate Scholarship in School Psychology was established in 2020 to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in the doctoral program in School Psychology. Students must submit a short essay describing their dedication to the advancement of underrepresented groups through their work in the field.

Alice Ebel Scholarship

Dr. Alice L. Ebel was a professor of politics and government at Illinois State University. The Alice L. Ebel Scholarship was started in April 1969 by Dr. Ebel as she believed is was important to support students, particularly female students, majoring in political science. Following her passing in 1999, Dr. Ebel left her estate to ensure the ...

Allie Ward Billingsley Scholarship Endowment

The Allie Ward Billingsley Scholarship was established in 1973 by friends and colleagues in honor of the retirement of Dr. Allie Ward Billingsley. The scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in Spanish who displays a commitment to teaching.

Alumni Seminar Series in Genetics Fund

The Herman E. Brockman Fund was established in 1998 by a group of former students of Herman E. Brockman in honor of his retirement. The fund supports 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 exceptional undergraduate ...

Ana Maria F. Parent Scholarship

The Ana Maria F. Parent Endowed Scholarship was created in 2015 by Dr. Joseph Laurenti. Ana was born May 10, 1944 in Havana, Cuba. She came to the United States in 1962 as an 18-year-old participant in a program called Operation Pedro Pan (Peter Pan), an initiative led by the Catholic Church to spare children of the ideological indoctrination ...

Anna Keaton English Scholarship Fund

The Anna Keaton English Scholarship was established in 1993 through an estate gift of Anna Keaton. Keaton had a 30-year career at Illinois State Normal University (1937-1968). She was a professor of English and also served for some period as dean of students. Through a bequest, she directed that a scholarship fund be created to support upper ...

Antonini Summer Research Fund

The Antonini Summer Research Fund was established in 2020 by Dr. Jerry Antonini. The fund supports students majoring in Chemistry at Illinois State University who will be conducting research during the summer in the Department of Chemistry. Applicants must have successfully complete two semesters of Organic Chemistry lecture and lab and be ...

Armstrong Costa Rican Rainforest Studies Scholarship

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for students meeting the following criteria: o Student must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Biological Sciences o Miscellaneous: Must be concurrently enrolled in BSC311 Rain Forest Ecology or graduate-level equivalent to help offset expenses incurred with this course. o ...

Arvegenix Research Assistant Fund

The Arvegenix Research Assistant Fund was established following a $25,000 gift from Arvegenix to provide research assistantship support for Biology graduate students.

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 ...

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.

Barbara Lee Aubertine Scholarship for College of Arts and Sciences

The Barbara Lee Aubertine Scholarship for College of Arts and Sciences provides financial assistance for students majoring in English, literature or journalism. The scholarship was established by Matt Aubertine to honor his mother, Barbara Lee Aubertine. Matt's appreciation for the value of good writing, grammar, and enlightening others was ...

Ben Keeley Scholarship

The Ben Keeley Scholarship is awarded to a senior sociology major and recognizes a student who has demonstrated significant involvement in service and/or volunteer work to the community with a monetary award. To be eligible the student must have earned at least 90 credit hours, have a 3.0 GPA in the major, and a completed application. Along ...

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.

Bone Speakers Fund

The Bone Speakers Fund provides financial resources to bring notable speakers to campus. The fund rotates between the departments of Politics and Government, Sociology and Anthropology, and History.

Bonnie Litwiller Scholarship in Mathematics Education

Bonnie H. Litwiller earned both bachelor's (1959) and master's (1960) degrees in Mathematics Education from ISU and went on to earn a master's (1965) and Ed.D. (1968) from Indiana University School of Education. Her devotion and dedication to improving mathematics teaching is perpetuated through this endowed scholarship to benefit students ...

Breakfast Sertoma Club of Decatur Scholarship for Audiology and Speech Pathology

The purpose of this fund is to encourage and assist potential students in Audiology and Speech Pathology so that they may assist persons with communicative disorders to live and enjoy a higher quality of life. The Breakfast Sertoma Club of Decatur Illinois, an international organization whose name is derived from SERvice TO MANkind, raises ...

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 Hulse Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Carl Hulse Endowed Scholarship provides support for a student in the School of Communication who is also working on the editorial staff or as a reporter for the Vidette. Funds may be used for tuition and other related educational expenses such as fees and text books.

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.

Catherine O'Leary Endowed French Scholarship

The Catherine O'Leary Endowed French Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 by James P. O'Leary, in honor of his sister Catherine. The award supports an undergraduate, transfer, or graduate student majoring in French.

Chemistry Research Fund

The Chemistry Research Fund was established in 2016 following a transfer of $21,577.43 representing funds remaining from a gift initially received and processed through Grants Accounting. The initial gift from Newman Industry Co. was to support Dr. Jun-Hyun's research. Newman Industry Co. is no longer in business. The transfer of funds to the ...

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 ...

Class of 1939 Ruth Henline Scholarship

The Class of 1939 Dr. Ruth Henline Scholarship was established in 1984 by a committee of 1939 graduates to honor the Class of 1939 and Ruth Henline. Henline was a professor at Illinois State Normal University from 1926 until her retirement in 1970. The scholarship is available to students, junior or senior level, majoring in English Education ...

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 Scholarship Fund

The College of Arts Sciences Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 with a gift of $50,000 from COUNTRY Financial (Donor). The purpose of the gift was to provide scholarships supporting Actuarial Science majors totaling $10,000; and $40,000 to support scholarships for students majoring in Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, ...

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.

Craig W. Reeser Scholarship in the Social Sciences Endowment

The Craig W. Reeser Scholarship in the Social Sciences Endowment supports students majoring in one of the undergraduate degree programs, or a graduate student accepted to an advanced degree program, in the Social Sciences, within the College of Arts and Sciences. Craig Reeser graduated from ISU in 1975 with degrees in Political Science and ...

Darling Biochemistry-Molecular Biology

The Wildlife Conservation Club Fund provides support for the programs and operations of the Wildlife Conservation Club Registered Student Organization at Illinois State University. Under the direction of the School of Biological Sciences, the club raises awareness of a variety of issues, such as endangered species, wildlife trafficking, and the ...

Darrel A. Sutter Scholarship

In August 2009, Darrel Sutter made a gift to establish this endowed fund, providing support to students majoring in history-social studies education. Sutter grew up on a farm near Colfax and graduated from ISNU in 1960 with a degree in social science education and taught at Roanoke-Benson High School until 1995. Having to work many hours every ...

Darrel A. Sutter Text Book Scholarship and Social Sciences Writing Award Endowment Fund

Darrel Sutter grew up on a farm near Colfax. He attended Illinois State Normal University where he earned a degree in social science education. He created this fund because of his great passion for the University, the educational opportunities it offers to students, and his desire to provide students who wish to teach on the high school level a ...

Additionally Supports: Darrel A. Sutter Social Sciences Writing Award

David Foster Wallace Memorial Fund

The purpose of the David Foster Wallace Memorial Restricted Fund is to support activities of the Department of English by sponsoring the Wallace Memorial Reading Series, which will bring well-known authors to campus to present a public reading of their work and to interact with students & faculty. It will also support activities of the Dept. ...

David J. Parent Scholarship

The David J. Parent Scholarship was established in 1998 by family and friends in memory of David Parent. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in a foreign language, with students majoring in German to be given a preference. Majors in Spanish and then French would be given the next priority.

Deon Johnson Scholarship

The Deon Johnson Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide financial assistance for students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts and Sciences. Student must be a member of one of the following organizations: Black Student Union, Association of Latin American Students, or Multicultural Greek Council. Preference given to students ...

Dianne Brewer Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics

The Dianne Brewer Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics fund was established in 2013 to honor Dianne Kay Brewer and her many years of service to the Mathematics Department. Dianne had five siblings and grew up on a farm. After graduating from Wenona High School, she worked her way through college, majoring in elementary education. She was the only ...

Donald Heinle Memorial Scholarship

The Donald Heinle Memorial Scholarship was established in 2020 by Lance Heinle in memory of his father. Don grew up on a farm in rural North Dakota and was proud of his German heritage. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college, receiving his degree in computer science from North Dakota State College of Science in 1965. His ...

Doris Dungey Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is given in loving memory of Doris Dungey who received her Bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy from ISU in 1982 and her Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each candidate must be or have: A. accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at ISU, B. demonstrated academic ...

Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship

The Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship was established in 1998 by Dorothy Bryan Schemske, a 1941 graduate of Illinois State Normal University. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student working toward a career in teaching English, with a preference to a student with an interest in creative writing.

Douglas Clay Ridgley Endowed Fellowship in Geography

Professor Ridgley was an early leader in the development of the study 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 ...

Douglas and Dorothy Bey Math Scholarship

The Douglas and Dorothy Bey Math Scholarship was established in 1987 by Douglas and Dorothy Bey. The scholarship is awarded to a student completing their junior year with selection based on scholarship, service, and potential and intent to pursue a graduate program in math sciences.

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. Dorothy E. Lee Endowment

The Dr. Dorothy E. Lee Scholarship was established in 2004 by Dorothy Lee. The scholarship supports a full-time or part-time nontraditional undergraduate student from Montgomery County, south-central Illinois, or a non-metropolitan area. Applicants must submit a personal statement addressing an unanticipated life event that disrupted their ...

Additionally Supports: Dr. Dorothy E. Lee Grant

Dr. Fred Gletten Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences

The Dr. Fred Gletten Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences was established through an estate gift from Dr. Fred Gletten '71. Dr. Gletten's gift honors the foundation in science he received at Illinois State and will support the scholarly work of a distinguished biology faculty member. Gletten came to Illinois State in 1968 on a football ...

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. Frederick and Carlene Roberts Memorial Internship Fund

The Dr. Frederick and Carlene Roberts Memorial Internship was established in 2020 by Charlotte M. Roberts in memory of her brother Dr. Frederick Roberts and his wife, Carlene Roberts. The scholarship supports students participating in an internship or civic engagement activity. Student must be a pursuing a major or minor in Politics and Government.

Dr. Graham A. and Marion Jones Mathematics Scholarship for Junior High/Middle School Education Majors

The Dr. Graham A. and Marion Jones Mathematics Scholarship for Junior High/Middle School Education Majors was established in honor of Charles and Doris Jones, the parents of visiting professor Graham Jones. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student having attained junior-level status and enrolled in junior high/middle school education ...

Dr. H. Tak Cheung Endowment for the General Education Teaching Assistant Award

This fund was established by H. Tak Cheung to acknowledge the contributions of teaching assistants in the Introduction to Biology course he developed and teaches for non-majors, and to support projects to further the mission of general education in Biology. Cheung joined Illinois State in 1979 as an assistant professor of Microbiology. After ...

Dr. Janice G. Witherspoon Neuleib and Genevieve Witherspoon Perhach Endowed Fund

The Dr. Janice G. Witherspoon Neuleib and Genevieve Witherspoon Perhach Award was established by Janice upon her retirement from Illinois State University in 2010. Janice came to Illinois State as a graduate student in 1967 and taught full time while completing her Ph.D. She developed and directed the Writing Center, was instrumental in the ...

Dr. Janice Neuleib Teaching Scholarship

The Dr. Janice Neuleib Teaching Scholarship was established in 2020 to support English majors. Preference is given to students in the English Teacher Education sequence or pursuing a graduate degree in English.

Dr. John B. Colwell Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1981 by the widow of Dr. John B. Colwell in his honor and memory. Colwell died in 1970 after practicing medicine in Champaign, IL. He attended Illinois State Normal University. The purpose of the fund is to provide recognition and award to an outstanding pre-med student(s).

Dr. John Baldwin Leadership Award Fund

The Dr. John Baldwin Leadership Award recognizes student leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the University, their peers, and their own education. Founding donor, Matthew Klusas, graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in public relations summa cum laude with honors in 2003. He created this award in honor of Dr. John Baldwin, a ...

Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. Anthony Ostrosky Endowed Scholarship

Th Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. Anthony Ostrosky Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 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 scholarship provides support for an undergraduate economics major with preference given to a ...

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 Bradley Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Barbara Figari, one of Professor Bradley's grateful students, at the time of Bradley's retirement from Illinois State University after 30 years of distinguished service to his students, the Department of Politics and Government, the University, and the community. During his career he served 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. Robert and Marilyn Sutherland Endowment for Creative Writing Fellows

Robert Sutherland retired from teaching in January 1993. He is pleased that he and his colleagues were able to establish a successful creative writing program at Illinois State and foster departmental support for literary publications. The Sutherland Fellowships are awarded to students involved with the production of publications on a daily ...

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 ...

Dr. Stanley Marzolf Endowment Fund

The Dr. Stanley Marzolf Endowment Fund was established by Dr. Joseph and Margaret "Peg" French in memory of Dr. Stanley Marzolf. Dr. Marzolf was Joe's advisor when he was an ISNU graduate student. Dr. Marzolf also served as Joe's mentor when he was a neophyte faculty member and was also his life-long professional role model. The Dr. Stanley ...

Dr. Warren R. Harden Endowed Seminar & Lecture Series

The Dr. Warren R. Harden Endowed Seminar and Lecture Series will provide the resources to support the Department's ongoing invited seminar and lectures series. These funds will in part cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals and in some cases, honorarium for a speaker. These funds may also be used at the discretion of the department chair ...

Drs. Steven and Jill Doner Kagle Undergraduate Assistantship Endowment

The purpose of the Drs. Steven and Jill Doner Kagle Undergraduate Assistantship is to encourage student interest in American literature and culture and to enhance the English Department's offerings in American literature; to help the department attract and retain quality students and to provide some students with the preparation and credentials ...

Economics Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence Fund

This fund was established in 2011 by the chair of the Department of Economics through an estate gift from former graduate student Wei Wei Ray. The purpose of the fund is to support an annual award for graduate students. The family of Ms. Ray supports the use of her generous estate gift because she remembered her time at Illinois State fondly, ...

Edith Robinson Mathmatics Scholarship

G. Edith Robinson, a 1945 graduate, set up this fund to honor ISU as well as outstanding students attending the University. Robinson hopes others might make gifts to this fund. Her intent is to help motivate young prospective mathematics teachers excel in the area of mathematics. The scholarships are to be awarded to outstanding students ...

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 ...

Edward and Juliet Jelks Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to establish a scholarship to commemorate the extensive contributions of Dr. Edward Jelks, founding leader of Illinois State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Edwards Medal Speech Contest

The Edwards Medal Speech Contest endowment was established by the descendants of Richard Edwards, a former president of Illinois State University, to encourage academic excellence and participation in the Forensic Union at the University. Awards are intended as special recognition for particular participants in the Forensics Union.

Edwin Payne Memorial

The Edwin Payne Memorial Endowment was established in 1975 by the mother of Edwin A. Payne. Edwin Payne was an associate professor of psychology at Illinois State University from 1952-1971. The scholarship is available to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University with preference given to students pursuing a degree in psychology.

Elizabeth Hatmaker Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The Elizabeth Hatmaker Memorial Graduate Scholarship was established in 2017 by Christopher Brue in memory of his wife Elizabeth Hatmaker. The scholarship provides a one-time scholarship for a doctoral level student in English Studies.

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 ...

English Graduate Scholarship in Teaching

The English Graduate Scholarship in Teaching provides financial support for students in the English Graduate program.

English Graduate Student Research Fund

The English Graduate Student Research fund provides financial assistance English graduate students for research including research travel, research preparations, and archival work.

Eunice Blackburn Geography Scholarship

The 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.

Eymann School of Communication Scholarship

The Eymann School of Communication Scholarship provides financial assistance for students who have worked or interned at a public broadcast station or any broadcast station. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

F. Russell Glasener-Economics Advisory Board Undergraduate Scholarship

F. Russell Glasener taught economics at Illinois State Normal University for almost a quarter century, from 1935 to 1959. While on faculty he served as the first Secretary-Treasurer of the University Foundation and helped to organize the University Council, serving as its president for two years. As a volunteer leader in the community he served ...

First Star Academy Fund

The First Star Academy Fund supports the activities, programs and operations connected to the First Star Academy program at Illinois State University. The First Start Academy program is part of the School of Social Work at Illinois State University.

Francis R. and Helen T. Brown Math Scholarship

The Francis R. and Helen T. Brown Math Scholarship was established in 1995 by Francis and Helen Brown. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the teacher certification sequence of the mathematics major in the Department of Mathematics.

Frank D. Lumley Chemistry Scholarship

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for students meeting the following criteria: o Student must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Chemistry o Student must be at a grade level of: Junior, Senior o Scholarships will be awarded for the following term: one-time award

Frank M. and Hermina R. Giordano Scholarship

The Frank M. and Hermina R. Giordano Scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of Frank and Hermina Giordano by their son, Gerald Giordano (B.S., 1981). This scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate-level student majoring in politics and government.

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 Canning Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1976 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of George Canning, professor of English at Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in English in a field most allied to British Literature.

George J. Gordon Scholarship in U.S. Public Affairs

This endowment was established in 2004 by George and Myra Gordon. The scholarship is awarded to a junior level student majoring in political science with at least 12 hours of coursework completed in classes that are part of the department's public service sequence.

George R. Means Geography Scholarship

The George R. Means Scholarship provides financial support and 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.

George Skadron Computational Physics Fund

The George Skadron Computational Physics Fund was established in 1997 in honor of the retirement of George Skadron through gifts from colleagues and friends. The fund directly supports undergraduate physics majors, primarily in the computer physics sequence, through three awards: research, classroom achievement, and service, as well as one ...

Additionally Supports: Skadron Computational Physics Award for Class Achievement, Skadron Computational Physics Award for Research, Skadron Computational Physics Award for Service, Skadron Prize

Gerontology Scholarship

This fund was established by the Sewing Circle of the Americana Health Care Center of Normal to recognize a student interested in gerontology. Student must be full-time with sophomore or junior standing, have completed six credit hours of study in gerontology course work or have completed three credit hours of study in gerontology and ...

Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship Fund

The Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship Endowment was established in 1996 in memory of Professor Glenn Grever. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time senior, majoring in English Education and student teaching during the semester that the scholarship is available.

Gleynafa T. Ray Scholarship

The Gleynafa T. Ray Scholarship was established in 1990 by Gleynafa T. Ray for the purpose of recognizing and providing scholarship support to "top" history education majors. Ray attended Illinois State Normal University from 1926-1930 with majors in history, English, and education. She taught history in high schools in Victoria, Rockford, and ...

Grand Island Research Fund

The Mather-Klauer Lodge at Grand Island serves as the home base for a joint venture between ISU and the U.S. Department of Forestry on Grand Island. The Grand Island Research Fund supports research efforts of Illinois State University emeriti faculty James Skibo who serves as the Director of the Grand Island Archaeological Project, and is ...

Greg and Mary Margaret Simpson Endowed Scholarship

The Greg and Mary Margaret Simpson Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 to support an incoming freshman FTIC student majoring in a discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Harmon Recruitment Scholarship in History

This endowment was established in 2003 by Sandra and Paul Harmon. Sandra received her master and doctor of arts degrees in history from Illinois State University. She served the University as an instructional assistant professor in history; interim assistant to the president for Affirmative Action; director of the Affirmative Action office; and ...

Harold J. Born Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Harold J. Born Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to attract high school seniors who desire to pursue a career in physics. Students must meet the following criteria: be 1) enrolled as a Physics major. and 2) an incoming Freshman. This scholarship is renewable for one additional year, provided the student remains a physics major and ...

Harry and Jo Thiel "Red Line" Scholarship Fund

The Harry and Jo Thiel "Red Line" Scholarship was established in 2015 in honor of Harry, the Vidette GM from 1976-1996, and his wife Jo, who together guided countless Vidette staffers in journalism and life. The "Red Line" refers to the enduring and endearing red pen Harry used to provide journalistic tutelage to all Vidette staffers who served ...

Helen Cavanagh History Award

Helen Cavanagh was a professor of History at Illinois State University. Through her estate, this endowment was created to support annual awards recognizing academic excellence and scholarly work including two awards per year to the best master's and doctoral student, two awards for best masters' thesis: best in U.S. History and best in ...

Hendershott Love Scholarship

The Hendershott Love Scholarship was established in 2019 by Arles Hendershott Love and Joseph Love. The scholarship provides support for a TV-10 student in his or her junior or senior year.

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 ...

Hibbert Roberts Scholarship

The Hibbert Roberts Scholarship was established in 1991 by family and friends in memory of Hibbert Roberts. The scholarship is awarded to a junior level student majoring in political science.

Illinois Art Station Fund

The Interactive Art Initiative Fund was established by Dr. Laura E. Berk to support the exploration, development, and sustainability of hands-on visual arts programming and space to serve children, and their families in the community, through coordination with Illinois State University. In 2018, a restatement of the original agreement renamed ...

Illinois Broadcasters Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Illinois Broadcasters Association Endowed Scholarship was created in 2011 by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in recognition of the excellent education offered by the School of Communication at Illinois State University. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize those students who seek a career in media management, sales, and ...

Inorganic Chemistry Student Research Fund

To establish a fund supporting faculty and student research in inorganic chemistry, particularly in the chemistry of supraoctahedral clusters.

Insect Biology Research Program

This fund was established by the faculty of the School of Biological Sciences to assist in funding the Insect Research Program. The funds may be used to support all costs related to research/publications/scientific meetings, and student training. Costs may include, food to feed the insect colonies, lights, paper, electric timers for insect ...

Iola Stoops Juarez Journalism Scholarship

Iola Stoops Juarez (1920-2006) was born and raised on a farm in Cooksville just 10 miles from Illinois State University. She entered the University as a freshman in 1938, the first in her family to attend college. She was an excellent writer and was a member of the Vidette (college newspaper) and the Index (yearbook) staffs at Illinois State ...

Jack Ward Fund

The Jack Ward Fund was established in 1983 by friends and colleagues of Jack Ward. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in biological sciences.

Jamal R. Nassar Endowed Fund in Politics and Government

The Jamal Nassar Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 by colleagues and friends of Dr. Nassar. The purpose of this fund is to provide support for student scholarship, overseas travel, independent research, teaching or research assistantships, or travel to professional conferences or academic meetings. James R. Nassar was a faculty member ...

James B. Sedgwick Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry

This fund was established in 2007 by Jim and Trilby (Teters) Sedgwick, in memory of one of their children, J. Ben Sedgwick '81, M.S. '84. He was active in church and Boy Scouts, earning the Chevalier Degree, as had his brother and father. Ben earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Georgia Tech, awarded posthumously since he became ill and ...

James Noah Vidette Editor's Scholarship

The James Noah Vidette Editor's Scholarship was created in 2005 by James. E. Noah, in recognition of his student experiences at ISU. The purpose is to provide financial support to ISU students serving as Editor of the Vidette, the University's daily student newspaper.

James Todd Wilborn Scholarship

The James Todd Wilborn Scholarship was established in 1986 as a memorial of James Todd Wilborn by his family. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student who intends to major in History.

James and Deborah Riggs Scholarship in Physics

Provide an annual scholarship for a Physics major. Scholarship will be awarded as a one-time award.

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 ...

Jennifer Grogg Fund for Biology Teacher Education

Award is to assist with student teacher expenses for those pursuing teaching degree for biology

Jo Ann Kelley Memorial Scholarship in Spanish

The Jo Ann Kelley Memorial Scholarship in Spanish was established in 2016 by Martha Burk and Joann Goetzinger in honor of their friend, Jo Ann ("Jo") Kelley. The scholarship will support a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in one of the areas in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture (formerly the Department of Foreign ...

John A. and Anne E. Dossey Endowed Lectureship Fund

The John A. and Anne E. Dossey Endowed Lectureship Fund was established in 2010 by the Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University in honor of John A. and Anne E. Dossey. Emeritus Distinguished Professor John Dossey was a faculty member in the department from 1967 to 1998. He also served as president of the National Council of ...

John A. and Anne E. Dossey Fund for Biomathematics

This fund was established in 2010, with an initial gift from John A. and Anne E. Dossey and Mrs. Mary Dossey, to provide financial support to students enrolled in the M.S. Program in Biomathematics at Illinois State University. Emeritus Distinguished Professor John Dossey, M.S.'68, Ph.D.'71, and '96 was a faculty member in the department from ...

John Freed Undergraduate Research Fund

The John Freed Undergraduate Research Fund supports undergraduate student research in the Department of History, such as but not limited to the following: conference attendance, travel expenses for archival research, or costs associated with procuring materials. Awards or disbursement is to be determined by the Department chair. A Department ...

John Gueguen Scholarship

The John Gueguen Scholarship was established in 1996 by John Gueguen and his family, friends, and colleagues in honor of his retirement. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior political science major who has demonstrated special interest and ability in the study of political philosophy.

John Kinneman Scholarship (Class of 40)

This scholarship was established by the Class of 1940 to honor John A. Kinneman who was a faculty member from 1927 until 1963 and chair of the Department of Sociology for ten of those years. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in sociology who is at least at junior standing.

John P. Freese Endowed Fund

The John P. Freese Endowed Fund was established to support an undergraduate student with a declared major in political science. Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a degree in law. John earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Illinois State University in 1969 and a juris doctorate from the University of ...

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 and Susan Freed Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

The John and Susan Freed Scholarship in the Liberal Arts was established in 2004 by John and Susan Freed. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed at least seventy-five semester hours, is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is registered with the ISU Office of Student Access and Accommodation Services.

Julia N. Visor Scholarship

The Julia N. Visor Scholarship is a monetary prize given each year for the best undergraduate essay on issues of race relations, colonialism and cultural diversity in any sub-field of English studies - literature, rhetoric, linguistics, creative writing, publishing, new media studies, technical writing, or education.

Kathryn S. Bohn, M.D. and Thomas E. Nielsen, M.D. Resource Room

The Kathryn S. Bohn, M.D. and Thomas E. Nielsen, M.D. Resource Room Fund will be used to create a collaborative space used by Chemistry and Biology students and faculty at Illinois State University. Funds may be used to make improvements to room 215 in Julian Hall, including equipment and furnishings needed to support a collaborative space. ...

Kay B. Wilson Scholarship

The Kay B. Wilson Scholarship was established in 2002 by Kay Wilson. She is a 1963 mathematics graduate of Illinois State University, received her master's degree in math education from University of Illinois, taught math in local schools ranging from junior high to college, worked in the State Farm systems processing area for 22 years, and has ...

Keith and Nita Kattner Graduate Fellowship in Neuroscience

To expand Biological Sciences' research effort & recognition in neuroscience; to provide neuroscience research access to the customary amenities & intellectual climate that exist in a university setting; to recruit highly qualified graduate students interested in neuroscience & provide them an exceptional opportunity to earn their graduate ...

Kelly Seaton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for students meeting the following criteria: o Student must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Journalism or Media Arts o Student must be at a grade level of: Junior, Senior o Scholarships will be awarded for the following term: one-time award Scholarship will be awarded as a ...

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, and consultant, and is ...

Kyle C. Sessions Honors Scholarship in History

The Kyle C. Sessions Honors Scholarship in History was established in 1999 by Kyle and Jean Sessions and many family, friends, and colleagues. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the honors program in the Department of History.

Lathrop Watterson Scholarship Award

The 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.

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.

Laurine Reiske Scholarship

This endowment was established in 2005 with a gift from the John W. Reiske estate. The scholarship is awarded to a student at the sophomore level or above enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Leola Lohr Nelson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Leola Lohr Nelson was born in 1915 during the Great Depression, and its impact reverberated throughout the rest of her life. She attended the University of Iowa for three years until financial strain forced her to leave her education. She married Stanley Nelson in 1940. They had four children. Leola always stressed the importance of education ...

Lloyd and Mary Watkins Endowed Communication Studies Scholarship Fund

The Lloyd and Mary Watkins Endowed Communication Studies Scholarship was originally established in 1988 by a gift from Champion Federal Savings & Loan to honor former President and First Lady Lloyd and Mary Watkins. Lloyd served as president of Illinois State University from 1977 to 1988. The purpose of this fund is to support scholarships in ...

Lois Lenski Lecture Series

The Lois Lenski Lecture series is named for two-time Newberry award winning children's author and illustrator, Lois Lenski (1893-1974). In the course of her career, she became friends with Illinois State University English professor Taimi Ranta (1916-1995). Ranta was instrumental in ensuring that Lenski donated many of her literary papers and ...

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 ...

Louis E. Miglio History Education Scholarship

This 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 1949, and was awarded a Fulbright Teacher ...

Lucy Lucile Tasher Scholarship

The Lucy Lucile Tasher Endowment fund is established throught a bequest from the estate of Lucy Lucile Tasher for the purpose of awarding scholarship support for upperclass students at ISU who major in History.

Luellen Laurenti Scholarship in Women's Studies

This endowment was established in 2001 by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program with the assistance of Joseph L. Laurenti in memory of Luellen Laurenti, a long time stalwart in the women's movement in Illinois and a lobbyist for women's rights. The scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time student who has declared or is in the ...

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 ...

Mark Moran Endowed Scholarship in Social Work

Dorothy M. Moran established this endowed scholarship fund in 2011 as a tribute to the legacy of her husband, Mark R. Moran. He played a pivotal role in establishing the undergraduate social work program at Illinois State University. As an associate professor, he also taught at the University from 1971 until his retirement in 1981. He had a ...

Mark Wyman Scholarship

The Mark Wyman Scholarship was established in 2004 in honor of Mark Wyman by family, friends, and colleagues. The scholarship is awarded to a student beginning his/her second semester majoring in History. Preference will be given to a non-traditional student.

Martin F. Duffy Scholarship

The Martin F. Duffy Scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of Martin F. Duffy, a 1979 graduate, by family, friends, and colleagues. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in communication, preferably journalism, with a minimum of 60 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. Funds are to be used for educational ...

Marvin D. Kleinau Scholarship for Forensics

The award was created by Marvin D. Kleinau in 2006, in gratitude for the life changing instruction given at the time of his undergraduate experience, by the department chair and debate coach, Ralph A. Micken, and the generous support of the Department of Communication speech faculty for forensic activity. The purpose of the fund is to provide ...

Mary K. Keiser Scholarship

This fund was established in 2007 by Mary Keiser, who grew up in Gillespie, Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is married to Bob Keiser, and they have three children. Mary started a speech pathology program at Ft. Rucker Elementary School ...

Mathematics Alumni Education Award

The Mathematics Alumni Education Award was established in 2010 by Tami Martin and Roger Day to honor mathematics alumni who have made significant contributions to mathematics education during their careers. The funds are to be used to purchase a plaque or other memento or to cover expenses of a recognition event.

Mathematics Department Endowed Fund for Graduate Student Travel

This fund was established in 2011 by the chair of the Department of Mathematics through an endowment gift from former graduate student Wei Wei Ray. The purpose of the fund is to support an annual award for graduate students. The family of Ms. Ray supports the use of her generous estate gift because she remembered her time at Illinois State ...

Mathematics Faculty Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

The Mathematics Faculty Scholarship for Undergraduate Research was established as an endowment in 2018 using gifts provided by Dr. Saad I. El-Zanati and Dr. John Dossey. The scholarship provides support for undergraduate majors involved in undergraduate research in mathematics while honoring past and present mathematics faculty in the ...

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 ...

Mathematics Scholar Award

The scholarship was established by the Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University in 2000 for the purpose of acknowledging and awarding outstanding academic performance of entering freshmen in one of the degree programs in the department.

Maurice Scharton Faculty Research Fund

The Maurice Scharton Faculty Research fund was established in 2002 in in honor of Professor Maurice Scharton who taught rhetoric at ISU from 1977 through 2002. The Maurice Scharton Research award supports faculty research; in particular, travel to do archival research.

Maurice Scharton Scholarship

The Maurice Scharton Scholarship is given in honor of Professor Maurice Scharton who taught rhetoric at ISU from 1977 through 2002. The scholarship is awarded annually to the best undergraduate and graduate student essay, the content of which must be grounded within the scholarly tradition of rhetoric and composition studies.

Mayor Judy Scholarship

The Mayor Judy Scholarship was established in 1986 by Judy Markowitz in honor of her son Scott Harrison. In November 2015, the fund was renamed the Mayor Judy Scholarship by Mr. Harrison to honor his mother Judy Markowitz and her legacy as former mayor of the City of Bloomington. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior level student ...

Michael D. and Patricia A. Sublett Geography Professional Development Fund

The Michael D. and Patricia A. Sublett Geography Professional Development Fund was established in 2020 to support professional development for students in the Geography program at Illinois State who are Geography and Geography Education majors. The Sublett family moved to Bloomington-Normal in August 1970. Geographer Michael served as a ...

Michael F. Canney Endowed Scholarship in Science

The Michael F. Canney Endowed Scholarship in Science was established in 2004 by Michael F. Canney, who earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Illinois State University in 1984. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in physics.

Mike Kurz Research Fellowship Award

The Mike Kurz Graduate Research Fellowship Fund was created in honor of Dr. Mike Kurz, who chaired the Department of Chemistry from 1986 until his retirement in 2003. The purpose of this fund is to provide a base of financial support for master's students who are willing to devote their summers to working on their thesis research projects.

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 ...

Omar Rilett Awards

The Omar Rilett Award was established by colleagues in honor of R. Omar Rilett. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate or exceptional undergraduate student enrolled in biology programs.

Orlyn Edge Scholarship Fund

The Orlyn Edge Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 by family, friends, and colleagues in honor of Orlyn Edge. Each candidate for the Orlyn Edge Scholarship must be enrolled as a mathematics major in the actuarial sequence during their first semester and in good standing at ISU; demonstrate strong academic achievement, as evidenced by a ...

Pantagraph Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jesse Fell founded the Pantagraph on January 14, 1837, a full 10 years before the Chicago Tribune was conceived. In support of the ISU campaign, Redefining "Normal," the Pantagraph made a five-year (2004-2009) $25,000 gift commitment designated to the School of Communication. An endowed scholarship named in honor of the Pantagraph has been ...

Patty Berndt Memorial Scholarship

Patty Berndt's family and friends established this scholarship in her memory to continue Patty's legacy of transforming the lives of students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to social work students at Illinois State University. Growing up, Patty worked with her parents as missionaries in Guatemala. She graduated from ...

Paul Carlson Spanish Teacher Education Fund

The Paul Carlson Spanish Teacher Education Fund was established to provide financial assistance for students enrolled in Spanish Teacher Education with demonstrated financial need. Scholarship may be applied toward tuition or study abroad.

Peggy Redshaw and Jerry Lincecum Endowed Scholarship in Biological Sciences

The Peggy Redshaw and Jerry Lincecum Endowed Scholarship in Biological Sciences was established in 2019. Applicants must provide a short essay (max. 300 words) describing the importance and value of diversity, including women, in the field of biology. The scholarship will support a student majoring in Biological Science at Illinois State ...

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 ...

Ph.D. Mathematics Education Scholarship

The Ph.D. Mathematics Education Scholarship was established by Carol Thornton and her husband Denis in 1996. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time doctoral student in the Ph.D. program in math education in the department of mathematics.

Phares O'Daffer Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics

The Phares O'Daffer Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics was established in 2003 by Phares and Harriet O'Daffer. Phares is a retired mathematics faculty member, and Harriet is a homemaker. Both are alumni of Illinois State, and they have three children. The fellowship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Ph.D. Mathematics Education Program.

Phyllis A. (Fehlhaber) Bair Scholarship in Math

The Phyllis A. (Fehlhaber) Bair Scholarship in Math was established in 2018 through an estate commitment of Wesley Bair. Phyllis Anne (Fehlhaber) Bair was a 1958 graduate of ISU. Her husband, Wesley D. Bair, created the scholarship in memory of his wife because of her appreciation of her education in mathematics. The scholarship provides ...

Pohlmann Resource and Conference Room

The Pohlmann Resource and Conference Room fund is to be used for expenses related to renovation and furnishing of Stevenson Hall Room 435C, and for maintenance, upgrades, materials, technology, and publications associated with the Pohlmann Resource and Conference Room. The Pohlmann Family Development Grants honor the entire family. Vernon ...

Promoting Equality in the Sciences Scholarship

The Promoting Equality in the Sciences Scholarship was established in 2020 by Joseph and Shannon Fluder to support and promote an individual with a commitment to diversity and inclusion at Illinois State University. The scholarship will assist a student pursuing a major in one of the following Departments: Geography, Geology and the ...

R. Douglas & Janice Luecke Irvine Scholarship in Sociology & Anthropology

The R. Douglas and Janice Luecke Irvine Scholarship in Sociology and Anthropology was established in 2016 by Doug and Janice Irvine to support students majoring in Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University. Janice and Doug met in the spring semester of their freshman year at Illinois State Normal University and married in the ...

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.

Randy Salerno Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Each candidate for a Randy Salerno Endowed Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled in good standing at ISU, be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of 30 earned credit hours with a declared major of broadcast journalism within the School of Communication at ISU, demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid ...

Riaz Graduate Student Award Fund

The Riaz Graduate Student Award will recognize a graduate student in the Department of Politics and Government studying either Comparative Politics and/or International Relations.

Robert D. Weigel Fund

The Robert D. Weigel Fund 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. This fund is ...

Robert J. Glaser Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Robert J. Glaser Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2016 by Robert J. Glaser. Mr. Glaser graduated in 1958 from Illinois State Normal University with a teaching degree, and a MS in 1963. He retired from teaching in 1993. The scholarship provides financial support for students with a declared major in the field of economics, ...

Robert and Frieda Augustine Endowed Scholarship

The Robert and Frieda Augustine Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 by Robert and Kathryn Augustine. The scholarship was created to honor Robert and Freida Augustine and in recognition of their support of the students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The scholarship provides support for students enrolled in any ...

Robinson/Eckelmann Scholarship in Speech Pathology and Audiology

The Robinson/Eckelmann Scholarship was created in December 2006 with the combined funds of two existing endowments, the Kay Robinson Scholarship Fund and the Dorothy Eckelmann Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support for graduate students in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology (now Communication Sciences and ...

Roger C. and M. Rebecca Anderson Natural History Endowment

Roger Anderson joined the Illinois State faculty in 1976. He was named as University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Plant Ecology after his retirement there in 2008. During his career he authored many peer-reviewed publications and a map of historic Illinois prairies, co-edited a book published by Cambridge University Press, made many ...

Roger R. Ruddy Memorial Endowment

The Roger R. Ruddy Memorial Endowment was established in December 2017 by an anonymous donor. The endowment provides scholarships for students enrolled in good standing in Languages, Literatures and Cultures either as a Spanish language education major or in the Latin language sequence as a language education major. Funds may be used for direct ...

Roger and Joyce Eads Endowed Scholarship

The Roger and Joyce Eads Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019 to support students in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in the following areas: Mathematics, English, History, Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences. Students must demonstrate financial need. This is a continuous scholarship provided the recipient meets the ...

Ron Ulmer Endowed Scholarship In Economics

Ron Ulmer received a B.S. in secondary education in 1970 and a Masters degree in economics in 1975 from Illinois State University. He enjoyed careers in teaching, rate analysis, marketing, and entrepreneurship. When Ron was an instructor he appreciated the efforts of average students who had a passion for learning and a willingness to work ...

Russell P. Strange Memorial Endowed History Scholarship

The Russell P. Strange Memorial Endowed History Scholarship was established by Priscilla Matthews, Illinois State associate professor emerita Milner Library, in memory of her father and to honor his commitment to higher education as the foundation for an informal citizenry and a strong country. The scholarship provides support to a student who ...

Sally Parry-Robert McLaughlin Sigma Tau Delta Travel Award

The Sally Parry-Robert McLaughlin Sigma Tau Delta Travel Award was established in 2018 to support travel for students who are members of the Lambda Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Support may be used to help students who are traveling for professional conferences.

Scholarship for French Study Abroad Endowment Fund

This scholarship was created by faculty, staff, and grateful alumni who wanted to provide students with the opportunity to study abroad in a French-speaking country. The scholarship may be used for travel expenses, tuition, and other costs related to studying abroad.

Scott M. Elliott Cross-Disciplinary Pilot Program

The Scott M. Elliott Cross-Disciplinary Pilot Program is a multi-year endeavor funded by the generous contribution from Scott M. Elliott, 1985 alum of the Department of Economics. The Pilot Program funds are intended to provide the most flexibility to the respective research teams to maximize the potential for successful completion of the ...

Sharon P. and William B. Oglesby Endowed Scholarship

The Sharon P. and William B. Oglesby Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 by Sharon and William Oglesby to provide financial assistance for juniors or seniors majoring in English at Illinois State University. Preference will be given to students who were born in, or currently reside in, DeWitt County, IL. If a qualified candidate from ...

Sharon Tarvin Scholarship in Mathematics

The Sharon Tarvin Scholarship in Mathematics provides financial assistance to students majoring in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, or geography/geology. Applicant must provide a short essay (max. 300 words) describing the importance and value of diversity, including women, in the field of mathematics.

Shears Conservation Biology Endowment

Provide financial assistance for students

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.

Sociology and Anthropology Study Abroad Travel Fund

The Sociology and Anthropology Study Abroad Travel Fund provideds support for sociology and anthropology students to study abroad.

Additionally Supports: Emeritus Professor Nick Maroules Award

Sol Shulman Scholarship

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

Spoon River Poetry Review

The Spoon River Poetry Review fund was established in 1991 to provide support, including publication review expenses and the annual Lucia Getsi/Spoon River poetry reading, for the Spoon River Poetry Review published through the Illinois State University Publications Unit.

Swanson Scholarship for Secondary Education Majors

The Swanson Scholarship for Secondary Education Majors was established by Sharon Swanson in 2020. The scholarship supports students pursuing a secondary teacher education degree in one of the disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need who are an incoming freshman or a ...

Swerdlik Graduate Student Recruitment Scholarship

The Swerdlik Graduate Student Recruitment Scholarship was established in 2021 by Mark and Peggy Swerdlik. The scholarship is awarded to a top incoming graduate student enrolled in the Doctoral and Specialist program in School Psychology at Illinois State University. Candidate must demonstrate potential to contribute to the field of school ...

Taimi Ranta Childrens Literature Scholarship

The Taimi Ranta Childrens Literature Scholarship endowment was established in 1996 in memory of Professor Taimi Maria Ranta. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in English focusing on children's or adolescent literature. In addition to scholarships, funds may be used to provide ...

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 ...

Thomas D. Wilson Award

The Thomas D. Wilson Award was established in 1996 by Thomas Wilson. Tom started teaching political science at Illinois State University in 1961 and retired in 1992. During the 1960's he was active in starting anti-poverty projects in the community. From 1970-72 he was co-chair with Elwood Egelston of the Academic Senate committee on community ...

Thomas E. Eimermann Professorship in Politics and Government

The Thomas E. Eimermann Professorship in Politics and Government was established in 2018 in honor of Thomas Eimermann to recognize high caliber ISU Faculty. The Fund supports the academic work, including professional development, research, and/or supplemental salary for a faculty member in the Department of Politics and Government who is ...

Thomas Eimermann Scholarship

The Thomas Eimermann Scholarship was established in 2002 by Thomas and Kathleen Eimermann. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in politics and government with a demonstrated commitment to and record of success in mock trial competition.

Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award

The Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award endowment was established in 1998 by Richard and Marilyn Kuster in memory of their son. The award is given to a full-time or part-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in a program within the English department.

Undergraduate Chemistry Student Research Fund

The Undergraduate Chemistry Student Research Fund provides financial support for undergraduate students who are accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at Illinois State and actively pursuing research activities under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry during the summer. Funds may be used to ...

Vicki L. Kelley Scholarship

The Vicki L. Kelley Scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Vicki L. Kelley, a 1978 graduate, by family, friends, and colleagues. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Department of Communication with preference given to students pursuing careers in broadcast journalism.

Vidette Alumni Scholarship

The Vidette Alumni Scholarship was established in 1987 by members of the Vidette Alumni Association to award to a deserving full-time student employed at the Vidette. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman, sophomore, or junior in good academic standing, considering both academic achievement and financial need, as well as level of involvement ...

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 Facilities and Equipment Fund WGLT Equipment Fund

The WGLT Facilities and Equipment Fund helps support the facilities and operational needs of WGLT, including 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.

Walter S. G. Kohn Scholarship

The Walter S. G. Kohn Scholarship was established in 1981 in honor of Dr. Walter Kohn. The scholarship supports a Political Science undergraduate or graduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has demonstrated interest in European politics, attended at least one course on European politics, and plans to continue to pursue issues relevant to ...

Walter Vernon Scholarship Fund

The Walter Vernon Scholarship was established by friends and family of Walter Vernon, a professor of psychology at Illinois State University from 1963 until his death in 1988. He was noted for his teaching in general psychology and his love of writing. The scholarship benefits students majoring in psychology.

William Howard Scholarship in History

The William E. Howard Scholarship is in honor of Bill Howard, ISNU classes of 1947 (BSE) and 1953 (MSE) who loved and taught history for over 30 years. This fund rewards student scholarship in History, with preference to excellent student research or writing related to World War II. Each candidate for the William E. Howard Scholarship must ...

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 ...

Wilma and Donald R. Haerr Scholarship for Nontraditional Students

Wilma Haerr was 40 when she enrolled as a freshman at Illinois State University. She had vowed to stay home with her children while they were young since her own mother had been forced to work outside the home to support the family after her father left. In 1977, Wilma received her bachelor's degree in social work. Donald R. Haerr had attended ...

Wilson Family Model United Nations Endowment

The Wilson Family Model United Nations Endowment was established in 2018 to support travel and registration costs for students in the department to attend Model United Nations through Illinois State University.

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 ...

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.