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College of Business Funds

Total funds:64

Carson and Iris Varner International Experience Fund

This fund was established in 2009 by former students of Carson and Iris Varner to support students in the College of Business who want to complete an international experience abroad. The Varners have taught at Illinois State since 1975, and their work has helped make the University the center of international business education in Illinois. ...

College of Business Excellence Fund

The College of Business Excellence Fund provides support emerging talent, including named commemorative awards and scholarships, to advance the national reputation and excellence of the College of Business at Illinois State University. The Fund was formerly named College of Business Fund.

Additionally Supports: Dean's Scholarship, ETS Exam Award

Accounting Department General Fund

The Accounting Department General Fund supports the operating needs of the Accounting Department at Illinois State University, including named commemorative awards and scholarships.The Accounting Department at Illinois State University offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy with a national reputation for excellence. ...

Additionally Supports: ETS Award, Federation of Schools Accounting Scholarship

Business Education General Fund

The Business Education General Fund was opened in 1972 to support activities, programs and operations associated with the Business Education Program.

Additionally Supports: Business Teacher Education Award, Outstanding Senior in Business Teacher Education Award

College of Business Academic Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support faculty innovation by recruiting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff for the College of Business at Illinois State University. World-class faculty help make an Illinois State education unique by providing the best undergraduate experience for business majors.

EIF Enhancement Fund

The EIF Enhancement Fund was established in 2000 to support the general operating needs of the Educational Investment Fund course at Illinois State University. The Educational Investment Fund (EIF) course provides a real-world investing opportunity for students who have a strong academic background in finance, as well as academic and career ...

Management and Quantitative Methods (MQM) General Fund

The Management and Quantitative Methods (MQM) General Fund was opened in 1972. The fund supports the activities, programs, operations, and named commemorative scholarships associated with the MQM program.

Additionally Supports: COUNTRY Financial Citizenship and Service Leadership Award, COUNTRY Financial Corporate Social Responsibility Award, COUNTRY Financial Future Business Leader, COUNTRY Financial Inclusion Scholarship, COUNTRY Financial Recruitment and Retention Scholarship, ETS Award, International Business Service Award, MQM Award for Citizenship and Service, NW Mutual Financial Network Scholarship, Outstanding Junior in Business Administration, Outstanding Junior in Management, Outstanding Senior in Business Administration, Outstanding Senior in Human Resources, Outstanding Senior in Management, Outstanding Senior in Organizational Leadership, Ron Jr. and Cathy Whitton Dentsmart Scholarship, Ron and Cathy Whitton Outstanding Senior in Entrepreneurship

International Business General Fund

The International Business General Fund provides support for the Carson and Iris Varner International Business Institute (VIBI) in the College of Business. The Institute is the home of all international-related programs and activities in the College of Business. The VIBI coordinates internationalization of students and faculty to enhance ...

Additionally Supports: International Business Service Award

Finance, Insurance and Law General Fund

The Finance, Insurance and Law General fund was established in 1978 to provide support for the activities, programs and operations associated with the department. The Finance, Insurance and Law is a department in the College of Business.

Additionally Supports: COUNTRY Financial Distinguished Junior in Finance, COUNTRY Financial Distinguished Senior in Finance

Caroline Kern Craig Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help defray the cost of education for accounting majors with high academic achievement and career potential. It was established in 2012 by Caroline's husband, Tom, and by Jon Farney '93, a past president of Beta Gamma Sigma at Illinois State and a former student who remembers fondly Caroline's influence on ...

Katie School Excellence Fund

This Katie School Excellence Fund was established in September 1996 to support the Center for Insurance and Financial Services (aka Katie School of Insurance). Income from the endowment will be used to support the annual operating expenses for the Center for Insurance.

Dixie L. Mills Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Dixie L. Mills Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by colleagues, alumni, friends, and business community leaders in honor of Dixie Mills, dean of the College of Business at Illinois State University, upon her retirement. The scholarship was established for the purpose of attracting and retaining high-achieving and motivated ...

Additionally Supports: Dixie L. Mills Endowment Scholarship Fund

Financial Planning and Analysis Support Fund

The Financial Planning and Analysis Support Fund supports the initiatives related to the Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis, such as education and outreach to the university and broader community, student professional development, financial literacy, workshops, internships, speaker series, technology student scholarships and more.

MBA Program General Fund

MBA Program General Fund provides support for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Illinois State University.

Additionally Supports: Certificate of Academic Achievement, Distinguished Leadership Award, ETS Score Award, Heritage Enterprises Sponsored, Outstanding MBA Student

Carson and Iris Varner International Business Institute Endowment

The Carson and Iris Varner International Business Institute Endowment provides support for activities, programs and operations solely associated with the International Business Institute.

Additionally Supports: Outstanding Junior in International Business, Outstanding Senior in International Business, Varner International Diversity Scholarship

Professional Selling Lab

The Professional Selling Lab Fund was opened in 2009 to support activities, programs and operations associated with the Sales Institute.

Additionally Supports: COUNTRY Financial Outstanding Class Involvement Award, DISH Network Outstanding Sales Student Award, Enterprise Rent-A-Car All-Around Sales Potential Sr Student, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Outstanding Sales Intern Award, Groupon Sales Ambassador Award, Liberty Mutual Outstanding Junior Sales Award, NW Mutual Chicagoland and B/N Groups All Around-Sales Potential Junior Student Award, Northwest Mutual All-Around Junior Sales Student Award, Prof. Sales Inst. All-Around Oust Senior Sales Student Award, Prof. Sales Inst. Freshman Leader in Training Award, Prof. Sales Inst. Outstanding Sales Competitor Award, Prof. Sales Inst. Soph Sales Leader in Training Award

Katie School Alumni Scholarship

The Katie School Alumni Scholarship was established in 2014 by Blake Kuppersmith '02 and Eric Pan '04 who majored in insurance while attending Illinois State University. The purpose of the scholarship is to support a student majoring or minoring in insurance.

Accounting Department Scholarship Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Alumni Golf Outing, BKD, Case Competition Scholarship, Caterpillar Scholarship, Clifton Larson Allen Scholarship, Country Financial, Deere and Co., Doug Hart Accounting Scholarship, Dunbar, Breitweiser & Co., LLP, Enterprise, Erick & Jada Miner Scholarship, Federation of Schools of Accountancy Scholarship, Growmark, Hartung Scholarship, Heinold-Banwart, IDEX Corporation Award, ISU Accounting Dept Advisory Council Scholarship, KPMG Scholarship, Keith & Kathi Martin Award, MCK CPAs Award, Marcotte BS/MPA Scholarship, Marcotte Outstanding MS Scholarship, Marcotte Undergraduate Scholarship, Miller Cooper Scholarship, PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship, RSM Scholarship, Sikich LLP Scholarship, State Farm Foundation Scholarship, Tighe, Kress, & Orr Scholarship

Eovaldi Family Accounting Scholarship

George Eovaldi graduated as valedictorian from high school in Buckner in 1948. He enrolled at Southern Illinois University that fall with a scholarship and graduated there in 1955 after two years in the U.S. Army. He met Carol (Monteggia) when he returned to SIU. She and a friend were looking for rides from their town (near Buckner) to SIU and ...

Brad Benson Memorial - ISACA Illini Endowed Scholarship

The Brad Benson Memorial - ISACA Illini Scholarship was established by the ISACA Illini Chapter in 2013. The ISACA is an independent nonprofit, global association serving the information systems audit, security, and governance community. The purpose of the fund is to support Illinois State University students studying information assurance and ...

Business Administration General Fund

The Business Administration General Fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the Business Administration program.

Additionally Supports: ETS Award, Outstanding Junior in Business Administration, Outstanding Senior in Business Administration

Business Week

The Business Week Fund supports the programs and events held during the College of Business' Business Week. Business Week offers engaging, authentic and professional opportunities that enable students to interact closely with alumni, employers. Through a week long series of events students have the opportunity to develop essential soft skills ...

Additionally Supports: Business Week Fund, CSR Case Competition Scholarship

College of Business Dean's Discretionary Fund Scholarship

The College of Business Dean's Discretionary Fund Scholarship provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

College of Business Dean's Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for students with a major in the College of Business. Students must meet requirements as estabished by the Dean or agreements with respective donors.

Additionally Supports: Ben and Katie Hart Scholarship, Diversity Excellence Business Scholarship, Jack Vincent Endowed Scholarship Administrative Agreement, Pantaleone-Hoffman Family Excellence Scholarship in Business, Rigas Family Scholarship

DWB Dream Maker's Endowed Scholarship

Sharon Rossmark established this scholarship in 2010 to honor her parents, David and Willie Mae Brown. David is a veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theater and participating in D-Day on June 6, 1944 at Utah Beach. He and Mae were married three days before he was drafted in the army. The purpose of this scholarship is to support United ...

David Lockton Katie School Insurance Hall of Fame Scholarship

The David Lockton Hall of Fame Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor David Lockton's legacy of providing leadership to the insurance industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.

Additionally Supports: David Lockton Hall of Fame Scholarship

Doug Hart Accounting Scholarship

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for students meeting the following criteria: o Student must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Accounting o Student must demonstrate financial need o Scholarships will be awarded for the following term: one-time award

EIF Faculty Support Fund

The EIF Faculty Support Fund was established in 2010 by the Department of Finance Insurance and Law. The intention is for donations from alumni and friends of the finance program and the Educational Investment Fund course to endow the fund. The purpose of the fund is to support faculty members who teach courses linking investment theory with ...

Edmund and Jane Dobski Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Edmund & Jane Dobski Endowed Scholarship Fund was created by Julie and Bob Dobski with the Illinois State University Foundation in the fall of 2010 to honor Bob's parents Edmund and Jane Dobski. Edmund and Jane started a family grocery business in Chicago in 1938. Their reputation for quality, fairness, hard work, and family spread and they ...

Additionally Supports: Edmund & Jane Dobski Endowed Scholarship Fund

Educational Fixed-Income Enhancement Fund

The students in the class FIL 346: FIxed-Income Analysis and Portfolio Management, under the guidance of the course instructor and Department of Finance, Insurance and Law professors, will recommend investment trades and transactions within the Fund. During periods when the class is not in session, the governing team will be soley responsible ...

Edward B. Rust, Jr. Katie School Hall of Fame Scholarship

The Edward B. Rust, Jr. Katie School Insurance Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to honor Edward B. Rust, Jr.'s legacy of providing leadership to the insurance industry. Rust is the 2016 Laureate for the Katie School Insurance Hall of Fame. The scholarship provides support to majors or minors in insurance who demonstrate ...

Finance, Insurance, and Law (FIL) Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship

The Finance, Insurance, and Law (FIL) Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship was created in 2018 through a transfer of funds from the FIL Advisory Board Excellence Fund. The scholarship provides financial support for juniors and seniors enrolled in any major in Finance, Insurance, and Law Department. Preference is given to students who demonstrate ...

Finance, Insurance, and Law (FIL) Scholarship Fund

The Finance, Insurance and Law (FIL) Scholarship Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.

Additionally Supports: Business Major Filed Test Award, Center for Investment Research and Analysis Award, Charlie Norman Outstanding, David Mistic Award, Educational Fixed Income Fund Scholarship, Educational Investment Fund Scholarship, Erika Gilbert Student Mentorship Award, Finance Achievement Award, Finance Futurity Award, Finance Initiative Award, Finance Professional Excellence Award, Finance, Insurance And Law (FIL) Scholarship Fund, Financial Management Association Leadership Award, Illinois State Alumni in Finance Scholarship, Illinois State Students in Finance Leadership Awards, Jordan Styx Scholarship, Outstanding Junior in Finance, Outstanding Legal Environment of Business Student, Outstanding Senior in Finance

George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies endowment was established in 1999 by George and Martha Means to support faculty, students, and program development in the Entrepreneurial Studies program.

Additionally Supports: Business Plan Competition Award, Means Entrepreneurship Scholarship, Outstanding Junior in Entrepreneurship, Outstanding Senior in Entrepreneurship

Hobart and Marian Hinderliter Endowed Professorship

Marian Gardner Hinderliter graduated from Illinois State University in 1953 with a degree in Business Teacher Education. Longtime residents of Jacksonville, IL, she and her husband, Hobart Hinderliter, established the Hobart and Marian Hinderliter Endowed Professorship to recruit, support, and retain outstanding faculty in the College of ...

Innovation Consulting Community Fund

The Innovation Consulting Community Fund was started in 2020 to support the operating and program needs of the Innovation Consulting Community program at Illinois State University. The Innovation Consulting Community (ICC) involves provides students from disciplines from across campus the opportunity to further develop a creative mindset ...

Institute for Insurance Ethics Fund

The Institute for Insurance Ethics Fund was created in 2000 to support research, case studies, and workshops for Katie Insurance students and faculty focused on industry ethics, compliance, professionalism and promoting values such as social consciousness, and what is now known as triple bottom line focus (People, planet, profit).

J. D. J. Riggs Endowed Scholarship

The J.D.J. Riggs Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 by James E. and Deborah L. Riggs out of a desire to help young people aspire to their chosen profession. Jim is a 1968 graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Business Education and MBA in 1980.

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. Endowed Scholarship

The J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of Katie School of Insurance 2018 Hall of Fame recipient J. Patrick Gallahger. The scholarship provides financial support to students majoring in Insurance. Special consideration will be given to students in insurance and sales.

Jean Kempel Grever Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jean Grever was a 1949 graduate of the business teacher education program at what was then Illinois State Normal University, and a 1963 graduate of the master's business education program. She earned a doctorate in business education from Northern Illinois University in 1975. This fund was established by Jean in 2011 for the purpose of ...

Katie School of Insurance Hall of Fame Fund

The Katie School Hall of Fame fund was opened in February 2012. The purpose is to support the initiatives of the Katie School of Insurance to enhance the insurance and risk management major that is housed in the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law in the College of Business at Illinois State University, or as otherwise designated by the ...

Additionally Supports: AIG Scholarship, AXA XL Scholarship, Afni, Inc Scholarship, Agency Management Competition Scholarship, American Agricultural Insurance Co. Scholarship, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Scholarship, Associated Bank Scholarship, Assurance Agency Scholar, Auto-Owners Insurance Scholarship, Bituminous Insurance Co Scholarship, Brown & Brown Scholarship, CNA Scholarship, Chubb Group Scholar, Corkill Insurance Agency Scholar, Donald D. Mauger and SLA Board of Directors Scholarship, Gen Re Scholar, Great Peoria Claims Association Scholarship, Hartford Steam Boiler Scholar, IAMIC Scholar, Insurance Producer Awareness Scholarship, International Scholarship, Katie School Actuarial Scholar, Katie School Data Analytics, Katie School Fulfilling the Promise Scholarship, Katie School Hall of Fame, LOMA Society Scholarship, Liberty Mutual Scholar, Lloyd's Illinois Scholar, Mid-Illinois Chapter of RIMS Scholar, Munich Re Scholar, Pekin Insurance Scholar, RLI Scholar, RT Specialty Scholar, Redbird Risk Management Scholarship, Rockwood Scholarship, Spencer RIMS Risk Management Challenge Team, St. Louis Chpater of CPCU Scholarship, Swiss Re Scholar, Travelers Scholar, Zurich North America Scholar

Maggie Webb Endowed Scholarship

The Maggie Webb Endowed Scholarship was established by friends and relatives of Maggie Webb, a 2005 graduate of the business administration program in the College of Business at ISU. The Maggie Webb Endowed Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing financial support for College of Business students. It recognizes Maggie Webb who ...

Management and Quantitative Methods Scholarship Fund

The Management and Quantitative Methods (MQM) Scholarship Fund was opened in 2010 as a general scholarship fund for students majoring in Management and Quantitative Methods.

Additionally Supports: COUNTRY Financial Scholarship

Marian and Hobart Hinderliter Endowed Fund

The endowment was established in 2001 by Marian and Hobart Hinderliter. Marian is a 1953 graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in business teacher education. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman enrolled in the College of Business with an interest in business as a professional career.

Marietta Briddick Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Marietta Briddick Memorial Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Adams in 2020. The scholarship supports students majoring in Business Administration, Small Business - Entrepreneurship sequence. Preference given to a member of Women in Business registered student organization and demonstrates financial need.

Mark Willis Scholarship Fund

The Mark Willis Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to honor Mark's legacy of providing leadership to the insurance industry. The fund will provide financial support to attract and develop the next generation of industry leaders through the insurance program at Illinois State University and the support of the Katie School of Insurance and ...

Marketing Advisory Board Scholarship Fund

The Marketing Advisory Board Scholarship Fund was established with support from members of the Marketing Department Advisory Board. The fund provides support for student and faculty scholarship and student travel.

Marketing Department General Fund

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

Additionally Supports: Exemplary Marketing Student Award, Marketing Degree Program Scholar

Marketing Department Scholarship

The Marketing Department Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 as a general scholarship for the Marketing Department.

Additionally Supports: E.V. Jones Service Scholar Award, ETS Major Field Exam Award of Merit, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Diversity in Sales Scholarship, Exemplary Marketing Student, Marketing Department Scholarship Fund, Miner Family Marketing/Sales Scholarship, Outstanding Junior in Marketing, Outstanding Marketing Student, CIC-AMA Award, Outstanding Marketing Student, St. Louis Professional Chapter Award, Outstanding Senior in Integrated Marketing Communication Awd, Rockford Mutual Analytics Award, Ron & Cathy Whitton Outstanding Senior in Marketing Award

Matt Busey Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Matt Busey Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 by friends and relatives of Matt Busey, a 2005 graduate of marketing and general finance programs in the College of Business at ISU. The Matt Busey Endowed Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing support for College of Business students. Preference will be given to ...

Max Rexroad Scholarship

The Max Rexroad Scholarship was established in 1996 by John Anthony Doyle, a 1980 graduate of Illinois State University. This fund honors W. Max Rexroad, a professor of accounting. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in accounting at Illinois State University.

Patrick G. Ryan Endowed Scholarship

The Patrick G. Ryan Scholarship was established in 2012 to honor Patrick Ryan's legacy of providing leadership to the insurance industry. Ryan is founder and CEO of Aon Corporation, which in 2011 ranked as the largest insurance broker in the world. Ryan is also the founder of the Ryan Specialty Group, which is a holding company aimed at ...

Professional Sales Alumni Scholarship

Zach Frazier '06 and Anna (Trefil) Frazier '06 began their college careers at Illinois State University and quickly realized they had a lot in common. They worked selling advertising for the Daily Vidette, joined a professional business fraternity, and were selected as student sales scholars for the newly established Professional Sales ...

RSM Impact Fund Endowment

The RSM Impact Fund Endowment supports the recruitment and retention of accounting faculty and student scholarships and professional development. The fund was established in 2019 by Zachary Fortsch's personal gifts and gifts of other ISU alumni partners working for RSM and matching gifts from the RSM Foundation. The creation of this fund will ...

Robert L. Crowell Endowed Scholarship

The Robert Crowell MBA Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Robert Crowell, a 1995 graduate of ISU's MBA program, to provide scholarships for full-time business professionals returning to school for their MBA degree. Candidates must: have a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work and a GMAT score ...

Ron Whitton Pay It Forward Fund

The Ron Whitton Pay It Forward Restricted Fund was established in 2019 to provide financial support for students and to cover operating expenses related to the Pay It Forward program in the College of Business. Eligible expenses include marketing and program costs and unanticipated ancillary costs.

Additionally Supports: Ron Whitton Pay It Forward Restricted Fund

Sue G. Brody Endowed Scholarship

The Sue G. Brody Endowed Scholarship will be used to provide financial support to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Business who meet the following criteria: o Student must be enrolled in the College of Business o Student must demonstrate financial need

William B. Poppleton Scholarship

The William B. Poppleton Scholarship was established in 2005 by Terry B. Poppleton, a 1969 graduate in history, and his sisters, Nancy Krey, and Jill Zeitlin, a 1974 graduate in history, in memory of their father. The scholarship is awarded to a junior-level student majoring in business management.

William J. Motchar Study Abroad Impact Fund

The William J. Motchar Student Abroad Impact Fund was established in 2021. The scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Business participating in a study abroad experience. Preference given to a student with financial need.

Additionally Supports: William J. Motchar Student Abroad Impact Fund

William Townes Scholarship

The William Townes Scholarship endowment was established by the Alpha Phi Alpha-Eta Tau Chapter in memory of William Townes. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in accounting.

William and Nancy England Faculty Accounting Scholar Fund

William (Bill) England '77 is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC in Chicago. He and his wife Nancy '77 established this endowment in 2012 to recruit and retain outstanding accounting faculty in the College of Business at Illinois State University. For more than 30 years Bill has enjoyed serving multinational companies. He has been the ...

Additionally Supports: William and Nancy England Faculty Scholar Fund

Willie Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Willie Brown Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 by Willie Brown, M.S. '73, Business Administration. The purpose is to provide substantial financial support for a minority student of African American experience or any nontraditional student majoring in Business at Illinois State. Brown began his career at State Farm in 1971 in the ...

Women In Business Professional Development Fund

The Women in Business Professional Development Fund was established in 2016 through a fund transfer. The purpose of the fund is to support student programs and initiatives in the College of Business enhancing the professional development of students. Preference will be given to programs that support female business students and promote gender ...

Additionally Supports: Women in Business Professional Development Fund

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