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College of Education Funds

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Larry and Barbara Efaw College of Education Student Success Center Fund

The Larry and Barbara Efaw College of Education Student Success Center Fund was established in 2021 to provided support for the programming, operations, and resources for the Student Success Center.

College of Education General Fund

The College of Education General Fund supports the general operating needs of the College of Education at Illinois State University. Educator preparation is a university-wide effort that includes five colleges and enrolls more than 5,000 students. Nearly one-fourth of the 22,000 students who attend the University are enrolled in an educator ...

Additionally Supports: The Washington DC Internship Scholarship

Larry and Barbara Efaw Scholarship

The Larry and Barbara Efaw Scholarship was established in 2004 by David and Dana Efaw in honor of David's parents. The scholarship is awarded to a full or part-time junior or senior student, majoring in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, or Business Education.

Ruth Stroud Award

The Ruth Stroud Memorial Award fund was established in 1979 from funds received from Ruth Stroud's estate, attorney, family, and friends. Because of Ruth Stroud's close ties with University High School, an award honoring the outstanding female senior student was established in her honor. The Ruth Stroud Memorial Award is presented annually to ...

College of Education Scholarship Fund

The College of Education Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to provide support for College of Education student scholarships.

Additionally Supports: Jean M. Borg Scholarship, Mary R. Borg Scholarship

Special Education General Fund

The Special Education General Fund provides support for the activities, programs and operations associated with the department. The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University is one of the largest and most respected special education programs in the country.

Lucie Critical Thinking Award Endowment

The Lucie Critical Thinking Award was established at University High School in 1996 by Teresa Lucie Thompson, for the purpose of supporting graduating seniors who exemplify critical thinking skills. Thompson earned her B.S. in 1978 and her M.S.E. in 1987, both from Illinois State. She began her career as a faculty associate and English ...

Metcalf General Fund

The Metcalf General Fund supports the general operating needs of the Metcalf Laboratory School. The Thomas Metcalf School is the Laboratory School of Illinois State University that serves children from preschool through eighth grade.

Educational Administration General Fund

The Educational Administration and Foundation General Fund was established in 1974. The fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the Educational Administration and Foundation Program in the College of Education.

U-High General Fund

The University High School (U-High) Fund provides support for the highest priority initiatives, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the School.

Lab Schools General Fund

The Lab Schools General Fund was established in 1990 to support the activities, programs and operations of the Laboratory Schools at Illinois State University. The Lab School is a department in the College of Education and one of the oldest and largest lab school systems in the United States.

College Student Personnel Program General Fund

The College Student Personnel General Fund was established in 2010. The fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the College Student Personnel Program in the College of Education.

Fell Hall Friends, Class of 1961 Endowed Teaching Scholarship Council for Teacher Education

The Fell Hall Friends, Class of 1961 Endowed Teaching Scholarship was established in 2009 as a restricted scholarship. As of June 30, 2012, the fund became endowed. It was established by a group of alumni who refer to themselves as the Fell Hall Friends. They all lived in Fell Hall during their time as students at Illinois State University. ...

Eleanor Kong Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education

The Eleanor Kong Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education was established in 2011 by the family of Eleanor Kong who wanted to make sure that her life and commitments were remembered and honored in perpetuity. Eleanor came to the U.S. with her family in 1991. Eleanor became a Golden Apple Scholar in 1993 and completed her life-long dream of ...

Marcia Escott Hickrod Scholarship Award for Nontraditional Students

This fund was established in 2009 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to adult learners in the master's degree program in College Student Personnel Administration at Illinois State University. Hickrod began her career at Illinois State in 1966 as a faculty member in the Department of English. She later became the Coordinator for ...

U-High Alumni Association Fund

The U-High Alumni Association Fund was established in March 1996 to support U-High through alumni events, activities, and community outreach efforts.

School of Teaching and Learning General Fund

The School of Teaching and Learning General Fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at Illinois State University.

Charles DeGarmo Scholars Endowment

The Charles DeGarmo Scholars Endowment was established in 1993 by the College of Education to memorialize Charles DeGarmo who was an outstanding student, teacher, principal, and professor. It is awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student with a strong commitment to a professional career in public education.

Dr. Edna Bazik Endowed Mathematics Teaching Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2011 by Edna Bazik to help provide financial support for students planning to become mathematics educators. At the time of the establishment of this scholarship she was a mathematics teacher, consultant, author, and associate professor of mathematics education at National Louis University. As a result of her ...

Sally Bulkley Pancrazio Endowed Scholarship

The Sally Bulkley Pancrazio Endowed Scholarship endowment was established in 2001 by Cecilia J. Ryan-Lauby to honor the career and accomplishments of Sally Pancrazio at the time of her retirement. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student (of at least junior standing) in the College of Education with a strong commitment ...

Kelli Stackhouse Appel Special Education Scholarship

This endowment was created by Kelli Stackhouse Appel, a 1989 graduate of Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Special Education. Candidates must have junior or senior standing in Special Education sequence (60-90 credit hours), have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be a role model among prospective Special ...

U-High Science Labs Modernization Fund

The U-High Science Labs Modernization Fund was established in April 2002 to support physical improvements to the property, building and equipment updates to ensure high performing lab space at University High School at Illinois State University

Bowman Fellows Endowment

The Bowman Fellows was established in 2004 in honor of Illinois State University President Al Bowman. In 2012 the fund was permanently endowed through a gift from John '81 and Therese '81 Rigas to pay tribute to Bowman's legacy as he announced his retirement as president. Under Bowman's leadership, Illinois State was transformed into a ...

College of Education Excellence Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial resources to support a variety of eductional needs of the college, its three departments of Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Administration and Foundations and its two laboratory schools, University High School and Thomas Metcalf School.

Additionally Supports: R. M. Lee Educational Scholarship, Warren F. Craig Memorial Scholarship in COE

Alexander Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Alexander Montgomery Memorial Scholasrhip Fund is to provide financial assistance to a senior at ISU majoring in special education, with a preferable specialty in teaching those with learning disabilities. The scholarship, a restricted account, will be funded through $2,100 in memorial donations. Three annual $700 ...

Amy's Gift Endowed Scholarship

Amy O'Reilly Fisher was a devoted mother, wife, and educator. She received degrees in deaf education (Illinois State University, 1993) and educational administration (Governors State University, 2002), and her career with special needs and deaf children spanned 10 years. She always went the extra mile to ensure her students received whatever ...

Ann (Rehn) and Wayne French Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education

The Ann (Rehn) and Wayne French Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education was established in December 2014 by Wayne French in honor of his beloved wife, Ann, and their nearly 52 years together. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who intend to pursue a career in teacher education. Preference will be ...

Anne 'Kiki' Wood Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Anne 'Kiki' Wood Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 in memory of Kiki Wood by her husband, Dr. Jeffrey A. Wood, Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student pursuing an elementary education degree with a reading teacher endorsement. Kiki had a ...

Ashby-Lockman Family Future Special Education Teacher Scholarship

This fund was established by sisters Dana '85, M.S. '87 and Dianne Ashby, and Jack Lockman, husband of Dianne, to provide financial assistance to help outstanding special education majors meet their educational goals. Dana serves as the Director of Special Education for the Morton school district. Dianne served as the Vice President of ...

Aubertine Family Scholarship for University High School

The Aubertine Family Scholarship for University High School provides financial assistance for graduating seniors who will enroll in a college or university in the fall semester following graduating from University High School and plan to major in education, English, or literature. Matt Aubertine, a 1976 graduate of U-High and 1987 graduate of ...

Barry Curry Memorial Fund

The Barry Curry Memorial Fund was established in 1990 by friends and family in memory of Barry Curry, a member of the class of 1992. The recipient of the Barry Curry Lineman of the year award will be determined annually by the University High School Head football coach.

Bernerd I. Lowery Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2011 through a gift from the estate of Sandra Lowery. Sandra planned, prior to her death, to make sure that there would be a scholarship at U-High in memory of her husband, Bernerd. He was a 1947 graduate of University High School and often mentioned how much he valued the excellent education he received ...

Betty Phillips Watson Fund in Special Education Department

The Betty Phillips Watson Fund in Special Education Department was established in 2019 to provide support for students majoring in special education with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to transfer or nontraditional students.

Bon Accord Award

This endowment was established in 1987 by Maureen Brady, a 1967 graduate of Illinois State University. The fund is named for the motto of Aberdeen, Scotland, where her mother's family originated. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student with a career goal to use emerging technology in educational development for ...

CJ Hamilton-Hamada Family University High School Scholarship

The CJ Hamilton-Hamada Family University High School Scholarship was established in 2017 by Chris and Laura Hamilton in honor of the families and to recognize their son Christopher Thomas "CJ" Hamilton and his inspiring journey while at H-high. As a student athlete, CJ set track records at U-High and ISU, where he was 2013 MVC 800 meter Champion.

Caffey Family Memorial Scholarship

To establish an award supporting Scholarship for students pursuing a degree in education. Brandon, Rodney and Gregory, all graduates of Illinois State University, were moved to establish this scholarship because of the importance of education instilled in them by their parents and their desire to impact students at Illinois State University, ...

Carol Owen Memorial Special Education Teacher Scholarship

This fund was established in 2008 by Robbin Owen to honor the memory of his wife of 29 years, Carol Owen, a 1977 graduate of Illinois State University's Special Education program. Carol taught in the public schools, completed her master's degree at ISU, and served as a faculty member in the Department of Special Education from 1984-1996, and ...

Carol T. Benson Endowed Elementary Education Mathematics Teaching Scholarship

The Carol T. Benson Endowed Elementary Education Mathematics Teaching Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in elementary education with a match resource. Preference is given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Charlotte Corray Kinkade Endowed Scholarship

The Charlotte Corray Kinkade Endowed Scholarship Fund for middle level education was created in 2006 by Charlotte Corray Kinkade. Charlotte Kinkade established this scholarship to provide financial support for students who plan to become teachers of language arts in middle schools.

Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial resources to support a variety of educational needs of the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline by providing readily available resources to enhance educational processes for students and to continue staff development and employment.

Chiodo-Hubbard Endowed Fund

The Chiodo-Hubbard Endowed Fund was established by friends and family in honor of Frank Chiodo, who was a University High School coach for 30 years. Frank originally established this endowment to provide funds for students who wanted to participate in sports but needed financial assistance. The Hubbard family has long been associated with ...

Class of 1929 Scholarship

The Class of 1929 Scholarship assists deserving students who plan to enter the teaching profession. Candidates must display academic proficiency and a desire to enter the teaching profession.

Class of 1932 Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1982 by the Class of 1932. The scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education planning a career in the teaching profession.

Class of 1934 Scholarship

In 1984 the Class of 1934 established a fund to endow a scholarship in teacher education. Members of the class were asked to contribute to the fund. At the class's 55th anniversary reunion in the spring of 1989, the scholarship was presented to the University. Candidates for the scholarship must be full time students at ISU, enrolled in the ...

Class of 1937 Scholarship/Ruth Henline Scholarship

In June 1989 the class of 1937 and class of 1939 created two new endowments in honor of the late Ruth Henline. Ruth Henline was a member of the English Department faculty from 1926-1970, serving as the advisor to the Class of 1939 for four years. Both funds supported scholarships for education majors interested in teaching English. In 1992 the ...

Clyde B. Coombs Endowed Fund

The Clyde B. Coombs Endowed Fund was established in 2011 by Clyde B. Combs as a living legacy for University High School students who need financial assistance during their high school career, and in honor of Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS) "homers." Clyde grew up at ISSCS in Normal. At the time that Clyde lived there, ...

College of Education Dean's Faculty Development Endowment Fund

The College of Education Dean's Faculty Development Endowment Fund was created in 2009 to provide support for faculty development and professional activities.

Additionally Supports: College of Educaiton Dean's Faculty Development Endowment Fund

College of Education Global Initiatives Fund

The College of Education Global Initiatives Fund will be used for support of the College of Education international education initiatives. Support may include student travel scholarships, faculty international travel, financial support to visiting scholars, scholarly publication dissemination to international audiences, and other needs as ...

Crossroads Scholarship

The Crossroads Scholarship endowment was established in 1998 by Dr. John H. Williams, a 1954 University High School graduate. The scholarship is awarded to a University High School graduating senior demonstrating academic improvement between their freshman and senior years.

Darlene Ann Sargeant Scholarship for Early Childhood Educators

The Darlene Ann Sargeant Scholarship for Early Childhood Educators was established by Rodney Sargeant in 2020 to provide support for a student pursuing a primary/elementary education degree. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

David Gipson Memorial Fund

This endowment was created in 1950 in memory of David Gipson by family and friends. The award is made annually to a University High School senior boy based on personal character, leadership, scholarship, and service to the school.

Dean Hage Memorial Fund

The Dean Hage Memorial Fund was established by family, friends, colleagues, and former students as a memorial for Dean S. Hage. This scholarship is awarded to a junior-level student majoring in Special Education in the teacher-preparation sequence.

Delora Mast Endowed Teaching Scholarship

The Delora Mast Endowed Teaching Scholarship was established by Karel Thompson to honor her mother's career as an educator. Delora, a full-time mother for many years, returned to school at age 50 to pursue a teaching degree, and graduated from Illinois State University's College of Education in 1965 with a degree in social sciences education. ...

Dennis Kelly Scholarship

The Dennis Kelly Scholarship was established in 1989 by University High School alumni and parents in honor of Dennis Kelly, director of the laboratory schools from 1983 to 1988. The scholarship is awarded to a University High School graduating senior, with preference given to students who intend on majoring in education.

Derek Nanni University High School Memorial Scholarship

The Derek Nanni University High School Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family to honor the life and legacy of Derek Nanni, a proud Pioneer of the U-High class of 2020, whose life ended way too soon. The scholarship supports a graduating senior of University High School enrolled in a college or university in the fall semester ...

Dirk Smid Memorial Scholarship at University High School

The Dirk Smid Memorial Scholarship at University High School was established in 2009 as an expendable scholarship to honor Dirk Smid, who coached football and taught mathematics at U-High for 18 years prior to his death in 2008. The scholarship was funded through proceeds from the annual Duffin' for Dirk golf tournament started by a group of ...

Additionally Supports: Dirk Smid Memorial Scholarship at University High Schoo

Diversity Recognition Award

Each year, the Diversity Recognition Award Fund will provide one-half of the funding for the COE Minority Scholarship for Future Teachers in the Special Education Department. This fund will also provide a minimum award of $500 to a continuing undergraduate or graduate student who meets the criteria. Candidates for the award must be continuing ...

Dona Lewis Scholarship

The Dona Lewis Scholarship endowment was established in August of 1992 by the friends and family of Dona Lewis. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the College of Education with an intent to teach.

Donald F. and Mary Cay Hahn College of Education Scholarship

The Donald and Mary Cay Hahn Scholarship was established in 2017 by Mary Cay and Don Hahn. The purpose of the scholarship is to ensure the tradition and legacy of students from rural communities have the opportunity to be educated through the exemplary programs ISU offers through the College of Education. Their desire to focus on recruitment of ...

Additionally Supports: Donald and Mary Cay Hahn Scholarship

Donald and Gloria Eklund Endowed Scholarship

In order to honor their parents on their 60th wedding anniversary in 2011, David Eklund and his family, together with his siblings (Michael, Julie, and Barbara) and their families, established this scholarship. Donald and Gloria are both graduates of Knoxville High School, and both were valedictorians of their classes, he in 1947 and she in ...

Donna Jean Shirley Wissmiller Mathematics Award

The Donna Jean Shirley Wissmiller Mathematics Award was established in 1997 by friends of the class of 1955 in memory of Donna Jean Shirley Wissmiller. This award is given to a University High School senior seeking a career in mathematics or a mathematics related field. Application will include a short essay which addresses the importance and ...

Dorothy Miko Endowment

The Dorothy Miko Endowment was established in 1999 by Dorothy Miko, who earned her teaching certificate in 1938 and a bachelor of science degree in education in 1963 from Illinois State Normal University. The scholarship is awarded to a senior student with a major in early childhood or elementary education who plans to teach reading in the ...

Dr. Janet W. Bedford Scholarship in Education Administration

The Dr. Janet W. Bedford Scholarship in Education Administration was established in 2017 by Janet and Russell Bedford to provide financial assistance for doctoral students majoring in Educational Administration Foundations.

Dr. Jeanne B. Morris and Dr. Charles E. Morris College of Education Restricted Fund

To establish an scholarship supporting students enrolled in the College of Education who meet the following criteria: o Preference given to students who attended a Chicago Public School. o Secondary preference will be given to students that are first generation college students, students with disabilities as defined by the ...

Dr. John T. Goeldi Future Teacher Scholarship

The Dr. John T. Goeldi Future Teacher Scholarship endowment was created by the 1997-98 Executive Board of the Student Education Association of Illinois State University in recognition of their faculty advisor. This scholarship is awarded to students who are members of the Student Education Association who have been active for at least two ...

Dr. Marilyn K. Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2011 by Marilyn Moore's daughters and their husbands, as a surprise, to honor her for her many contributions to the field of education. Marilyn was born on the Southside of Chicago in 1946 and grew up in a time where there were many social injustices. She believed that it was unfair that opportunities were ...

Dr. Meg Hutchins Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Meg Hutchins Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created by colleagues, family, alumni, and friends to honor the memory of Margaret Penn Hutchins, a faculty member in the Special Education Department from 1995-2005. Her interests focused on successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life. She was posthumously ...

Dr. Savario J. Mungo Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Savario J. Mungo Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 by the Illinois State University branch of the Collegiate Middle Level Association to honor Savario J. Mungo at his retirement. This scholarship is awarded to a senior in the middle level teacher education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Dr. Stewart L. Adams Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education

The Dr. Stewart L. Adams Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education was established in 2013. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to students attending Illinois State University who plan to become teachers. Preference will be given to students who graduated from any high school in Rock Island County in Illinois.

Additionally Supports: Dr. Stewart L. Adams Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Tina Taylor Family Scholarship in Special Education

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for students in the Department of Special Education meeting the following criteria: o Undergraduate student in Special Education participating in their student teaching o Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 o Demonstrate financial need o One time award

Dr. William D. Zeller College of Education Scholarship

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

Additionally Supports: Dr. William D. Zeller College of Education Scholarship

Dr. and Mrs. Harry D. Lovelass U-High to ISU Scholarship

This scholarship was originally established at University High School in 1996 by Thomas and Meredith Lovelass, in memory of Harry and Mescall Lovelass. In 2009, the scholarship guidelines were expanded such that awards would be given to students who will attend Illinois State University. Harry was principal and later director of University High ...

E. Jay and Marilyn J. Hammer Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The E. Jay and Marilyn J. Hammer Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in December 2017 by Lyle Barry Hammer to honor the desire of his parents, E. Jay and Marilyn J. Hammer, in their estate to support the Charles DeGarmo Scholars Endowment. Both E.Jay and Marilyn J. Hammer have passed away. This gift is honoring their request to ...

Edward R. Hines Higher Education Endowed Scholarship

Each candidate for an Edward R. Hines Higher Education Scholarship must hold status as a doctoral student enrolled in the higher education concentration, have completed at least 24 semester credit hours as part of the doctoral program, have at least 3.25 GPA, demonstrate integrity, and have a commitment to a career in higher education and ...

Egelston Educational Administration Scholarship

The Egelston Educational Administration Scholarship was established in 1978 to honor Elwood Egelston's contribution to the field of Education Administration. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in Educational Administration.

Eitenmiller Family Scholarship in Education

The Eitenmiller Family Scholarship in Education was established in 2021 by Anna Marie and John Eitenmiller to support a first generation college student majoring in education. Anna Marie and John Eitenmiller were moved to establish a scholarship after long and successful careers in education. Their passion for supporting students stems from the ...

Elden Lichty Scholarship

The Elden Lichty Scholarship was created in 1987 by the family, friends, and colleagues of Elden Lichty. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student admitted to a masters or doctoral program in Educational Administration or another academic field with an interest in community college administration or teaching.

Eunice Speer Scholarship

The Eunice H. Speer Scholarship was established in 1974 as a tribute to Eunice H. Speer in recognition of her retirement following 30 years of service to Illinois State library science. From 1974 to 1987, scholarships were awarded to students for scholastic achievement and service to Mu Chapter of Alpha Beta Alpha. In 1987 the library science ...

Evelyn Hanson Durdin - Hazel Hanson Scholarship

Th Evelyn Hanson Durdin - Hazel Hanson Scholarship endowment was established in March 1999 by Evelyn Hanson Durdin to honor her mother Hazel Hanson, who encouraged her to reach her career goals. Evelyn earned two teaching certificates, taught in rural and town schools for many years, attended summer school, and graduated from Illinois State in ...

Evelyn J. Rex Scholarship

The Evelyn J. Rex Scholarship was established in September 2000 with an initial gift from the Evelyn J. Rex Trust. Additional gifts from the Trust were received in 2006 along with gifts from other donors. Evelyn Rex passed away in 2009, leaving her estate for the scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate ...

Evelyn Madigan Endowment for Metcalf Allied Arts

The Evelyn Madigan Endowment for Metcalf Allied Arts will provide funds to support performance related expenses such as costumes, props, licensing fees, and the like for the theatre/music/drama program at Thomas Metcalf School. Recognition and appreciation to the Evelyn Madigan Endowment for Metcalf Allied Arts, with a statement about Evelyn ...

Ferne Hinshaw-Hardt Endowed Scholarship Fund

In 1987, Darlene H. Baxter Severin, an ISNU '43 graduate who went on to teach 31 years, made provision through a bequest in her will to establish a scholarship fund in honor of her sister, Ferne Hinshaw-Hardt, to assist female students attending ISU, with priority given to graduates of Ridgeview High School with demonstrated need. Ferne had ...

Additionally Supports: Ferne Hinshaw-Hardt Endowed Scholarship

Ferrell Family Endowment Scholarship for Prof. Dev. Schools

The Ferrell Family Endowed Scholarship for the Professional Development School in the College of Education at Illinois State University was established in December of 2013 by Audrey Ferrell. Ms. Ferrell began her teaching career in 1950 after receiving a two year teaching certificate from Iowa Wesleyan College. She later completed a four year ...

Additionally Supports: Ferrell Family Endowed Scholarship for Professional Development School in College of Education

Fosler Family Education Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2012 by Randy and Lisa Fosler in honor of their daughter Shannon following her graduation from Illinois State University with a degree in elementary education. Shannon was cofounder of the University's Future Educators Association Professional (FEAP) chapter and was very involved in other campus activities, ...

Franson-Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Franson-Anderson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Ida Franson, a class of 1952 graduate of Illinois State University, and her husband Eugene "Jerry" Anderson. A life-long resident of Niles, Illinois, Ida served as a substitute teacher for the Niles school district for more than 30 years and as a volunteer for the school ...

George Manus Memorial Scholarship

The George Manus Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 upon the death of Helen J. Manus. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for worthy students preparing for teaching careers.

Glynn-Bowlby Future Teacher Scholarship

The Glynn-Bowlby Future Teacher Scholarship endowment was created in 1999 by Carol Bowlby Glynn and Terry Glynn in honor of their parents who were ISNU graduates. The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in special education, early childhood education, elementary education, or mathematics education.

Gordon Coupland Scholarship

The Gordon Coupland Scholarship was created by family and friends in memory of Gordon Coupland to encourage and recognize students who plan to teach. The scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education.

Greenebaum Memorial Fund

Before her death in 2009, Elisabeth C. Greenebaum of Chicago arranged for a gift to Illinois State to establish an endowment to provide scholarships for students studying to become teachers. All scholarships shall be made in memory of Elisabeth; her parents, Helen Greenebaum and Jacob Greenebaum; and her brother, Henry E. Greenebaum. Elisabeth ...

Heidi Mullejans Scholarship in Education

The Heidi Mullejans Scholarship in Education was established from the Estate of Monica Hege, Daughter of Illinois State University Alum Heidi Mullejans. Heidi Mullejans received her BS degree in mathematics education in 1959 from Illinois State University. Heidi spent the majority of her career as a high school math teacher for Glenbrook South ...

Heimsoth Family Scholarship

This Heimsoth Family Scholarship was created in 1987 by Tom Heimsoth to stimulate alumni and faculty contributions to Special Education. The scholarship is awarded to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in special education, rehabilitation, or human services curriculum with an intent to work in such a field.

Helen K. Ryan Scholarship

The Helen K. Ryan Scholarship was established by contributions received from Helen Ryan's many friends. Helen Ryan was a graduate of ISNU, a field representative for the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois representative to the National Education Association. At the time of her death, she was president of the ISNU Alumni Association. ...

Holmes Scholar Fund

The Holmes Partnership, a national consortium of universities, is committed to improving the quality of schooling through research and development, and preparation of education career professionals. The purpose of this fund is to support ISU Holmes Scholars. The fund was initially established with gifts from alumni and friends of the Department ...

Houston-Arbogast Family University High School Fine Arts Scholarship

The Houston-Arbogast Family University High School Fine Arts Scholarship was established in 2017 with a gift from the Arbogast Family Charitable Trust to support the activities, programs, student needs, and operations associated with the Fine Arts department at University High School. The fund may support undertakings and events that encourage ...

Howard Ivens Instructional Equipment Fund

The Howard Ivens Instructional Equipment Endowment fund was established by Jon and Jo Ann Laible to provide funds for instructional equipment to University High School's Physical or Biological Sciences programs that cannot be purchased or acquired through the normal budgeting process.

Additionally Supports: Howard Ivens Instructional Equipment Endowment

Howard Paul and Eithal Hanson Curry Scholarship

The Howard Paul and Eithal Hanson Curry Scholarship was established in 2002 through a trust in the will of Eithal Hanson Curry '46. It honors the teaching careers of her husband and herself. Both worked their way through college. Howard Paul Curry '45, M.S.E. '46, grew up in Waverly, taught at Irving Junior High School, and served as principal ...

Howard and Naomi Oesch Scholarship

The Howard and Naomi Oesch Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the naming of the College of Education as a charitable beneficiary through the Estate Trust of Naomi Oesch. Naomi Oesch created the scholarship to benefit elementary education students at ISU and to serve as a living memorial and legacy in honor of her husband, who died in 1979.

Hubbard Hickrod Scholarship

The Hubbard Hickrod Scholarship was established in 1998 to honor Benjamin Hubbard and G. Alan Hickrod. The scholarship is awarded annually to a doctoral graduate student majoring in educational administration with a dissertation in the area of educational finance.

Hunkler-Stagen Teaching Scholarship

Patricia (Hunkler) and Larry Stagen started their "Pay-It-Forward" endeavor by establishing the Hunkler-Stagen Teaching Scholarship in memory of Pat's parents, Mildred and Ray Hunkler, and her grandparents, Ruth and John Hunkler. Each candidate must be enrolled as a new freshman or as an upper-class student in good standing at ISU; have plans ...

Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS) Memorial Scholarship

The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS) Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 by Bjarne Ullsvik to support students attending University High School from single parent families who will enroll in a college or university in the fall semester following graduation from University High School. Bjarne, a 1956 U-High ...

Irvin Family Scholarship in EAF

The Irvin Family Endowed Scholarship Fund provides support for students seeking a doctorate (Ph.D.) in educational administration and foundations. Candidates should be experienced educators and administrators interested in the areas of social justice, advocacy, and equality. Recipient's work should represent this democratic ideal through theory ...

Isabelle S. Purnell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Future Teachers

The Isabelle S. Purnell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Future Teachers was established in 2009 through a bequest from the estate of Isabelle S. Purnell, who died in 2006 at the age of 93. She was born in Mahomet and received a B.S.E. from ISNU in 1938 and an M.S.E. from the University of Illinois in 1952. She worked most of her life at ...

James and Kathleen Schlesser Scholarship in Education

The James and Kathleen Schlesser Scholarship in Education was established and an expendable scholarship in 2018 to support student enrolled in the College of Education with demonstrated financial need.

Janet Weldon Noah Memorial Scholarship

The Janet Weldon Noah Memorial Scholarship fund was created in 2005 by James. E. Noah in memory and honor of his wife. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to ISU students planning to become teachers and who are enrolled in the early childhood major.

Janice McElvain Back-a-Bird Scholarship

Janice McElvain is creating a Back-a-Bird scholarship to award students in the Special Education field. Due to the outstanding education Janice received at Illinois State University, she went on to have a successful career as a Special Education teacher. She wants to enable SPED students at Illinois State University to have that same opportunity.

Jannes (Teply) and Dr. Gary Weede Endowed Elementary Education Scholarship

Jannes and Gary Weede were first generation college graduates coming from families of modest means. They had to work their way through all of their earned degrees. Jannes taught for 24 years at Fairview Elementary School in Normal and had the privilege of supervising numerous Illinois State University student teachers during her teaching ...

Jared Iman Washington Memorial College of Education Scholarship

The Jared Iman Washington Memorial College of Education Scholarship was established in 2019 by Christopher Marks. The scholarship provides support for students majoring in elementary, middle, or secondary level teacher education in the College of Education at Illinois State University. Applicant must submit personal statement addressing their ...

Jeff and Heidi Bakken Future Special Education Teacher Scholarship

The Jeff and Heidi Bakken Future Special Education Teacher Scholarship was established in 2009 by Jeff and Heidi Bakken to provide students majoring in Special Education with some financial assistance. Jeff began teaching at Illinois State after earning his Ph.D. at Purdue University, has taught at all levels, has received college and ...

Jepsen International Scholars Program Endowment

This scholarship was established by Keith Jepsen and his wife Kathleen Dore. Following the attacks of 9/11 they wondered what they could do to support international understanding, and decided that the only long-term solution to the problems in the world is international education. Keith earned two degrees from Illinois State University, a B.S. ...

Jody M. Fitch Scholarship

The Jody M. Fitch Scholarship was established by her father, Thomas Fitch, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of science education. Thomas Fitch created this scholarship to honor her memory. It is his hope that each student recipient of the Jody M. Fitch Scholarship will make a positive impact on young people through his/her service as an ...

Joe Club Student Assistance Fund

The Joe Club Student Assistance Endowment was established in 2014 by an anonymous donor. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to University High School students during the college exploration and admission application and selection process. Funds may be used to support students unable to meet the financial obligations, ...

Joel Oberman Scholarship

The Joel Oberman Scholarship was established in 1999 by Joel Oberman, a 1971 graduate of University High School. The scholarship is awarded to a University High School boy's basketball team member who demonstrates hard work, positive attitude, leadership, teamwork, and athletic performance with an emphasis on rebounding prowess.

John Joseph Kennedy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 by John Joseph Kennedy. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1961 and received his bachelor of science degree in education, with an English-journalism major. During his time at Illinois State University he held various positions on the school newspaper, the Daily Vidette, and became its editor ...

John Ryan Hamilton-Hamada Family University High School Scholarship

The John Ryan Hamilton-Hamada Family University High School Scholarship was established in 2017 by Chris and Laura Hamilton to honor their families and recognize their son, John Ryan Hamilton and his inspiring experiences while at U-High. John Ryan was a 2013 U-High graduate.

Joseph A. Rives and Scott J. Brouette Endowed Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ Support in Education

The Joseph A. Rives '90, '94 and Scott J. Brouette '87, '89 Endowed Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ Support in Education was established in 2016 by Joseph Rives and Scott Brouette. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support to a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing in the College of Education or any secondary ...

Additionally Supports: Joseph A. Rives and Scott J. Brouette Endowed

Judith Roberts Busey Scholarship

The Judith Roberts Busey Scholarship was established in 2007 by Judith and John Busey to express their desire to encourage college students to pursue an interest in the teaching profession. Judith graduated from Illinois State Normal University (ISNU) in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in education. After graduating she taught second grade in ...

Justin E. Jensen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created with donations from family, friends, former teachers, classmates, and supporters from Justin's hometown of Bartlett as well as surrounding communities. Justin enjoyed volunteering with Special Olympics events, participated in activities with his school, was a National Honor Society member, and was athlete of the ...

Karl Schmidt - Glenn Schlichting Sr Scholarship

Glenn T. Schlichting, Sr. & Karl G. Schmidt Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by the families of these highly effective educators to honor their lifelong contributions as teachers, administrators and mentors to teachers. Both of these men dedicated their lives to children by striving to bring the best programs, teachers, resources, ...

Katherine McGorray Scholarship

The Katherine McGorray Scholarship was established through a bequest. Katherine McGorray graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1892. The scholarship is awarded to promising students pursuing a degree in teacher education. Preference is giving to students with demonstrated financial need.

Kathryn Oltman Memorial Scholarship

To honor Kathryn Oltman, who had disabilities and was a very treasured member of her family. This scholarship is for the hard work it takes to be accepted and succeed in the Special Education Department at ISU; to encourage students pursuing a career in Special Education. Scholarship funds will be provided to the Special Education students in ...

Kelley Dennis Scholarship

The Kelley Dennis Scholarship was established in 1993 in memory of Kelley Dennis by her family. The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Special Education with a long-term commitment to teaching students with disabilities.

Kelly Endowed Scholarship Fund for Elementary Education

The Kelly Endowed Scholarship Fund for Elementary Education endowment was created in 2003 by Clint Kelly in honor of his wife Sue. The scholarship is awarded to a female student majoring in elementary education.

LEADS Fellowship for Doctoral Students

This program was initiated in 2001 when Paul J. Baker wanted to make sure that the beginnings of such a program were in place by the time of his retirement from the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations later that year. He began teaching at Illinois State in 1965 in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and in 1992 was ...

Additionally Supports: LEADS Fellowship

Lab School Classroom Technology Enhancement Fund

The Lab School Classroom Technology Enhancement Fund was established in April 2002 to support physical improvements, including technology at University High School at Illinois State University.

Lanny Morreau Student Research Fund

Distinguished Professor of Special Education Lanny E. Morreau earned his bachelor's degree at ISNU in 1961 & later taught at ISU for 27 years before his death on May 11, 2001. Lanny Morreau invested much of his time & energy mentoring students on research projects during his career at ISU. To honor Lanny's contributions to this area, the ...

Laurie Turilli Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

The Laurie Turilli Endowed Scholarship in Special Education was established in 2016 by Laurie and Larry Turilli. The scholarship provides support for a special education major who has completed their practicum semester and is enrolled in field based or student teaching. Laurie Turilli is a 1978 graduate of Illinois State University with her ...

Lawrence D. Vuillemot Scholarship

Lawrence Vuillemot laid the ground work for the special education field-based program. He was a strong supporter for programs serving children with disabilities. The fund, established in his honor by friends and relatives, supports an outstanding upper-division undergraduate student entering, or achieving in, a special education-based or field ...

Lawson Legacy Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Lawson Legacy Family Scholarship was initially established in 2009 in honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of Robert Kent Lawson and Helen Delores Akers Lawson. Robert and Delores met while attending Illinois State Normal University. Robert's mother, Avis Anna Crosby Lawson, also an alum of Illinois State, influenced all four of her ...

Lexie and Steven Greeneberg University High School Scholarship

The Lexie and Steven Greeneberg University High School Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide financial assistance for graduating seniors who demonstrate growth, service, and leadership in creative programs for at least four semesters while at University High School. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in a ...

Lillian Scholljegerdes Davies Scholarship

The Lillian Scholljegerdes Davies Endowed Scholarship was established by Lillian's colleagues and family as a living memorial in her honor. Lillian was an Illinois State University faculty member, who served as an academic advisor and an associate professor of elementary education from 1963-1973 before she retired. Candidates should be ...

Louise Purnell Jones Scholarship

The Louise Purnell Jones Scholarship endowment was established in 1995 by Louise Purnell Jones, a 1940 graduate of ISNU. This scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in elementary education.

Luelle E. Schultze Scholarship

This fund was established through a bequest by Luelle E. Schultz, and was created out of her desire to honor outstanding students pursuing a career in Elementary Education. Candidates must be a senior at ISU with a major in Elementary Education, a resident of Illinois, and plan to teach in Illinois. Students must have attended ISU for at least ...

M. M. Chambers Scholarship

The M. M. Chambers Scholarship was established in 1986 by Ralph Chambers and his sister Doris Chambers in memory of their uncle Merritt M. Chambers. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student admitted to the doctoral program in Educational Administration committed to a career in higher education.

Madge E. Bayston Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

The Madge E Bayston Endowed Scholarship was established in October 2013 to provide financial support to students majoring in Special Education at Illinois State University. The scholarship may be renewable for an additional year provided the student re-applies and is selected as the recipient. Ms. Bayston received her BS in Elementary Education ...

Marcella Bunis Stahly and Conrad L. Stahly Endowed Scholarship

The Marcella Bunis Stahly and Conrad L. Stahly Endowed Scholarship was established in 2015. Marcella Bunis, a graduate of Gage Park High School in Chicago, attended Illinois State (Normal) University from 1957 to 1960. She graduated from Salem State College (now Salem State University) in 1974. The purpose of the scholarship is to support ...

Marguerite Graffy Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in memory of Marguerite Graffy by her niece Mardel Graffy. Marguerite Graffy was a Music Teacher and Administrator for 40 years.

Marie Struble Johnson Scholarship

Marie Struble Johnson graduated from ISNU in 1917. Upon her death in 1975, her brother gave the University a long-term note in honor of his sister. The note is worth (at maturity) approximately $32,500. A scholarship in Marie's name is to be established with a portion of these funds. The remaining portion of the gift was used to establish an ...

Marilyn and Donald Turner Endowed Scholarship

The Marilyn and Donald Turner Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a senior student graduating from University High School who plans to pursue a degree in education or architecture at an institution of higher education. Marilyn and Donald Turner created this scholarship to acknowledge the excellence of the ...

Marilyn and Ronald Blake Scholarship in Special Education

The Marilyn and Ronald Blake Scholarship in Special Education was established in 2021 to provide financial assistance for students enrolled in a special education sequence. The scholarship supports an incoming freshman, with preference given to students from Bloomington High School or Richwoods High School.

Marla Kim and Robert A. Benziger Scholarship for Non-traditional EAF Students

The Marla Kim and Robert A. Benziger Scholarship for non-traditional EAF Students supports non-traditional students enrolled in the EAF graduate or doctoral degree programs at Illinois State University. The scholarship was established in 2018 by Marla and Robert Benziger because of their understanding and appreciation of the challenges that are ...

Mary Alice Katschke Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education

This scholarship was established by Jean and Randy Kaufman and friends in 2009 in memory of Jean's mother, Mary Alice Katschke. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to students at Illinois State who intend to become elementary education teachers. Mary earned her B.S. in 1952 and taught in public schools until her retirement in 1994. ...

Mary Kathryn Merna-Mellon Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 2006 by Edwin Dale Mellon in honor and in memory of his wife Mary, who passed away in 2002. Mary was born in Bloomington and lived on a farm in Merna, a town which was named after her grandfather. She began her education in a one-room, country schoolhouse and fulfilled her dream when she earned her bachelor of science ...

Mary and Robert English Technology Award Endowment

The Mary and Robert English Technology Award Endowment was established in the fall of 2001 by Robert English in honor of his wife, Mary. Bob and Mary met at Illinois State University where she earned a B.S. in English education in 1968 and he earned a B.S. in business education in 1966 and a M.S. in business administration in 1967. In 1978, ...

McMullen Family Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education

The McMullen Family Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education was established by Drew Jaegle and Jennifer McMullen-Jaegle in 2016. The scholarship supports a student majoring in elementary education with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Dunlap High School, Dunlap, IL.

Metcalf Enhancement Fund

The Metcalf PTO Fund (formerly the Metcalf Parent Enhancement Fund) was established in 1997 and supports the activities, programs, and operations of the Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School at Illinois State University.

Metcalf Hayden Auditorium Renovation

The Metcalf Hayden Auditorium Renovation Fund was established in 2002. The fund supports physical improvements of the property, building, technology, and equipment in Hayden Auditorium at Illinois State University.

Metcalf School General Renovation Fund

The Metcalf School General Renovation Fund was established to support physical improvements to the Metcalf Laboratory School at Illinois State University. Enhancements include but are not limited to updating the air-conditioning, providing for new laboratory space, enhancing technology, and other property, building and equipment needs at Metcalf.

Metcalf Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fund

The Metcalf Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fund (formerly called the Metcalf Applied Technology Center Fund) was established to promote learning and provide experiences for students in STEM content. Funds may be used to support programs, physical improvements, and general expenses associated with STEM efforts.

Michael A. Lorber-Stella V. Henderson Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

In the 1940s, the Stella V. Henderson Memorial Award was established by gifts from Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi Mu Chapter, and friends of Stella Henderson, an alumna and an advisor to Mu Chapter. In 2009, the COE Dean decided it was appropriate to review the award and process, and to follow current award and scholarship practices. The ...

Michael A. and Abigail M. Jones Family Scholarship

The Michael A. and Abigail M. Jones Family Scholarship was established in 2018 by Michael and Abigail Jones to provide financial assistance for a student enrolled in good standing in the College of Education at Illinois State University. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. Applicants must submit a short essay ...

Nan Schuman Klein Future Teacher Scholarship

Nancy Jo Schuman graduated from Illinois State University in 1973, earning a B.S. in education. She taught elementary school for more than four years and continued to take classes at the University to earn her M.S. in special education. Before she could complete her degree, she moved to California where she entered the business field and became ...

Nancy G. Swayne Endowed Scholarship

The Nancy G. Swayne Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 by Marjorie Swayne to honor her daughter, Nancy G. Swayne, who passed away in 1998. Nancy Swayne attended Illinois State from 1964 to 1968, receiving her BS in elementary education. The Nancy G. Swayne Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated leadership ...

Additionally Supports: Nancy G Swayne Endowed Scholarship Fund

Nancy K. Daniels Scholarship

The Nancy K. Daniels Scholarship was established in 2007 through a gift of $2,000 to the ISU Foundation. Nancy Daniels was employed at ISU for twenty years. With the exception of one year, her whole career was spent in the Special Education Department. She was proud to have been part of ISU and wanted to give back to the University which had ...

Nancy and Robert Northrip Family Endowed Scholarship

The Nancy and Robert Northrip Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in any discipline in the College of Education. Preference given to a student previously identified as a Golden Apple Scholar with demonstrated financial need.

Neal R. Gamsky Assistantship in College Student Personnel

The Dr. Neal R. Gamsky Endowed Assistant in College Student Personnel Administration was established in 2005 by Neal Gamsky, Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs at ISU. The purpose of the assistantship is to recognize a promising, high potential first year student enrolled in the CSPA master's degree program, and to encourage ...

Norman E. Orr Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2011 through a gift from the estate of Norman E. Orr. He grew up on a farm near Bloomington, attended Bloomington public schools, and graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1960. While attending the University he received a scholarship which impacted his education and his lifelong commitment to ...

O. Lillian Barton - Adeline Stevenson Nurse Scholarship

Adeline Stevenson Nurse made a bequest through her will to ISU. The fund is to be held in perpetuity, and the income used for the education of students majoring in elementary education. All elementary education major students are eligible for consideration for the scholarship. This account was combined with the O. Lillian Barton Fund. The O. ...

Odessa Meyer Scholarship

Odessa Meyer was the first graduate in the educational administration post-master's program, earning the first specialist degree offered at Illinois State in 1964. Previously she had earned a two-year diploma in education in 1938. She also earned a B.S.E. in 1948 and an M.S.E. in 1955. The purpose of this scholarship, created for the ...

Patricia H. Klass-Linda L. Lyman Endowed Scholarship

At the time this scholarship was established, Dr. Patricia H. Klass was serving as professor and chair of the Educational Administration and Foundations Department, and Dr. Linda L. Lyman was also a professor in the department. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to recognize and honor these two professors for their outstanding ...

Patricia Peffer Helphinstine Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

The Patricia Peffer Helphinstine Endowed Scholarship in Special Education was established in 2017 by Payton Helphinstine, loving widower of Patricia after her passing in November 2016. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor Patricia and to encourage, support, recruit, and reward students enrolled in the College of Education Special ...

Peg and Roy Van Meter Endowed Scholarship

The Peg and Roy Van Meter Endowed Scholarship in the College of Education was established in 2015. The scholarship is given to an undergraduate student who has completed at least 60 credit hours with a declared major in the College of Education. Peg Van Meter graduated from Illinois State University in 1965 and received her Master of Education ...

Peter Parmantie Educational Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1997 by a committee of University High School students in honor of Peter Parmantie, who was an English teacher at U-High from 1959 until his retirement in 1997. The scholarship is awarded to a University High School graduating senior seeking a career in education.

Pyrle G. Barclay Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education

The Pyrle G. Barclay Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education was established by family members of Pyrle Barclay to recognize her achievements as an elementary school teacher. The scholarship is awarded to an Illinois State University student who is a graduate of Warrensburg-Latham High School or an entering or continuing student from Macon ...

R. Douglas & Janice Luecke Irvine Scholarship in Education

The R. Douglas and Janice Luecke Irvine Scholarship in Education was established in 2016 by Doug and Janice Irvine to support students majoring in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the visually impaired. Janice and Doug met in the spring semester of their freshman year at Illinois State Normal University and married in the summer ...

Ralph E. Grimm, Sr. and Ralph E. Grimm, Jr. College of Education Scholarship Fund

Family members of Ralph E. Grimm Sr. and Ralph E. Grimm Jr. were moved to establish this scholarship to honor the commitment to education instilled in each of them. While Ralph E. Grimm Sr. did not graduate from college, he had a successful career as an industrial electrician. He was an avid reader and lifelong learner. His son, Ralph E. ...

Raymond Rogina and Diane Cullen Scholarship

The Raymond Rogina and Diane Cullen Scholarship was established in 2021 by the Mayor of St. Charles and his wife, both career educators. Both financed their own educations and would like to help support a high school senior from St. Charles East High School who wants to attend Illinois State University to pursue a career in education. The ...

Rebecca Thoman Ward Endowed Scholarship

The Rebecca Thoman Ward Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 by Rebecca Thoman Ward and William Ward. The scholarship assists students majoring in special education at Illinois State University with an emphasis in Deaf and hard of hearing or students with previous experience working in the area of autism.

Robert C. and Susan Lee Walling Endowed Fund for College Student Personnel Administration

The Robert C. and Susan Lee Walling Endowed Fund for College Student Personnel Administration was established in 2018 to provide financial support and encouragement to future higher education leaders who have a foundation rooted in College Student Personnel Administration and the intent to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Higher Education ...

Robert and Karen Walter Special Education Scholarship

Scholarship: Provide financial assistance for two students, who will received $750 each in the Spring semester.

Rollings Scholarship Fund

The Rollings Scholarship fund was created in 2005 by Kaci Sue Rollings, who graduated from ISU in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. The scholarship is in honor of Kaci's grandfater Max Rollings (1916-2001). Both Kaci and Max have had a connection with ISU: Max was a sheet metal superintendent working on the first ...

Rose E. Parker Graduate Student Scholarship

The Rose E. Parker Graduate Student Scholarship was established in 1989 through a gift from the Rose E. Parker Trust. The fund provides financial support for a graduate student in the Special Education Department who intended to teach children with disabilities. Candidates much be enrolled in good standing at Illinois State University as a ...

Roth Family Scholarship

The Roth Family Scholarship was established in 2017 by Leonard Roth. The award supports an undergraduate student in the College of Education.

Roy O. Schilling Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Roy O. Schilling in 2007 to help support a deserving student that plans to become a teacher. Roy began his career in 1935 with a teaching certificate. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Illinois State Normal University and a masters degree in 1942 from Columbia College, New York City. During ...

Roy and Dorothy Hostettler Scholarship

The Roy and Dorothy Hostettler Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 through a gift from the estate of Roy L. Hostettler. Roy L. Hostettler graduated from ISNU in 1941 with a bachelor's degree in social sciences education. He earned his master's degree from ISNU in 1947 in educational administration. Dorothy Jean (Wilson) Hostettler, who ...

Ruth M. Goodwin Scholarship

The Ruth M. Goodwin Scholarship was established in 2004 by Bill Goodwin and family in memory of his wife, Ruth M. Goodwin, a 1943 graduate of Illinois State Normal University. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 credit hours, majoring in teacher education, with a preference given to those in the 60481 zip code.

Sarah Hazel Buck Scholarship

The Sarah Hazel Buck Scholarship endowment was established in 1999 with an anonymous gift in memory of Sarah Hazel Buck who attended ISNU from 1914-1915. The scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Education. Candidates must be an undergraduate student either accepted or enrolled in a program of the College of Education; preference ...

School of Teaching and Learning General Scholarship Fund

The School of Teaching and Learning Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 as a general scholarship fund for students through the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at Illinois State University.

Additionally Supports: Dr. Minnie Perrin Berson Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

School of Teaching and Learning Graduate Research and Development Scholarship

The School of Teaching and Learning Graduate Research and Development Scholarship provides support for graduate students working toward a graduate degree in the School of Teaching an Learning (formerly the department of Curriculum and Instruction). All graduates admitted to a graduate program who have completed 12 ISU hours of graduate ...

School of Teaching and Learning Minority Recruitment Fund - Students/Faculty

This fund is to be held in perpetuity, and the income used for the recruitment of both minority students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty. The chairperson of the School of Teaching and Learning (formerly the Department of Curriculum and Instruction) in consultation with program coordinators will be responsible for determining the ...

School of Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Scholarship

The School of Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Scholarship (formerly known as Curriculum and Instruction) is awarded to a junior-level student majoring in early childhood, elementary, or junior high/middle school education.

Special Education Assistive Technology Center

The Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Center fund supports the programs and operations of the Center. The SEAT Center was established August 21, 2001 by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and serves as a center of excellence where partnerships among people advance the knowledge and practice of assistive technology solutions to ...

Special Education Assistive Technology Center Savings Fund

The former Kara Peters Endowed Chair in Special Education Assistive Technology (5306818) was closed at the request of the original donor. The remaining (as of June 30, 2011) principal and expendable funds from that endowment were transferred to the new fund. The Special Education Assistive Technology Center Savings Fund will be used to support ...

Spycher Award in Graduate Reading Studies Endowed Scholarship

The Spycher Award in Graduate Reading Studies was originally established in 2007 by a gift from an anonymous donor. No longer anonymous, this award has been created by and is named in honor of Dr. Ellen Spycher (ISU Doctorate 2003, M.S.Ed. 1997, and retired faculty) and her husband, Mr. Richard Spycher, who wanted to provide financial support ...

Steve Gleason Journalism Award

The Steve Gleason Journalism Award Fund was established by the Pantagraph and its employees in memory of Steve Gleason, a longtime Pantagraph editor who died after a traffic accident in 2000. Candidates must meet each of the following requirements: be a graduating senior from University High School, demonstrate high achievement in courses ...

The Phyllis McCluskey-Titus CSPA Endowed Scholarship

Donor hereby has made a gift of $34,192.80 to Illinois State University for The Phyllis McClusky-Titus CSPA Endowed Scholarship. An endowment is a fund where the principal is invested for long-term appreciation and only the income from the invested funds may be used for awards. A fund will become fully endowed when all gifts and ...

The Reverend Dr Joanne Peppard-Cooke Doctoral Grant Fund

The Reverend Dr. Joanne Peppard-Cooke Doctoral Grant fund was established by Dr. Cooke in 2003. The primary purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to doctoral candidates in the Educational Administration and Foundation Department to assist with completion of the doctoral dissertation and graduation. Following her death in February ...

The Verial F. Phillips Endowed Scholarship

To establish a one-time award supporting a current student or an incoming student or a transfer student in the College of Education majoring in Elementary Education and with financial need.

Thomas M. Barger Family Endowed Scholarship

Thomas M. Barger was a beloved instructor of physics and chemistry at University High School from 1913-1943. He left an indelible mark on the students of U-High and was fondly remembered in many poems, skits, and for his saxophone performance during senior activities in 1925. The first edition of the U-High yearbook, The Clarion, was dedicated ...

Tom and Betty Tegtmeyer Education Scholarship

The Tom and Betty Tegtmeyer Education Scholarship scholarship was established in 2012 by Tom Tegtmeyer in memory of his wife of 32 years. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to graduates of Ottawa High School who intend to pursue a career as an elementary education teacher. Betty graduated from Ottawa High in 1965 as a member of the ...

U-High Athletic Facilities Expansion Fund

The U-High Athletic Facilities Expansion Fund established in April March 2003 to support physical improvements of the facilities supporting University High School athletic programs at Illinois State University.

U-High General Renovation Fund

The U-High General Renovation Fund was established in April 2002 to support physical improvements of the property, building, technology, and equipment at University High School at Illinois State University.

U-High Stroud Auditorium Renovation Fund

The U-High Stroud Auditorium Renovation Fund supports the property, building and equipment needs of the University High Auditorium Renovation.

Urban Teaching Scholarship College of Education

The Urban Teaching Scholarship was established in 2008 by anonymous donors. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support for a senior student who is committed to urban teaching. Each candidate must: A. Be a full-time senior student and education major with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. B. ...

Vicki Lynn (Crook) Dechman Memorial Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Vicki Lynn (Crook) Dechman by her husband of 42 years, Bernard "Dutch" Dechman. Vicki received her bachelor's degree in art from Illinois State in 1967 and her master's from Bank Street College of Education. Dutch received his bachelor's from Blackburn College in 1969 and his master's degree in ...

Vivette Ravel Rifkin Memorial Scholarship

The Vivette Ravel Rifkin Endowed Scholarship was established to honor Vivette Ravel Rifkin, who dedicated her life to assisting persons who are blind and/or visually impaired. Vivette began reading books to her daughter, Jill, to help her experience the joys of reading. Realizing that other individuals had the same need, Vivette founded ...

Wanda and Dale Weaver Endowed Scholarship and Fellowship

This endowment was established in 2002 by Wanda and Dale Weaver. The scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate student in special education with special consideration given to those in the deaf or hard of hearing sequence.

Waneta Sedgewick Catey Scholarship

This endowment was created in 1999 by Waneta Sedgewick Catey, an ISNU staff member from 1936-1943 and 1946-1952. In addition to supervising teachers in the one room school major, she also served as Principal of the Special Education school at Fairchild Hall. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore or junior majoring in Special ...

Ward Family Trust Memorial Scholarship

Candidates for the James and Edith Aagesen Ward Family Trust Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time junior or senior Special Education student in good standing at ISU, have demonstrated academic achievement via cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, have demonstrated commitment and skills to educate ...

Wheeler Foundation Fund for Special Education Students

The Wheeler Foundation Fund for Special Education Students was established upon the passing of Charles and Maxine Wheeler. Maxine, a special education teacher and Charles a psychologist, dedicated their lives to enriching and empowering students with learning and behavioral challenges. From 1964-2002, the Wheeler's operated the Wheeler home ...

William and Creta Sabine Scholarship

The William L. and Creta D. Sabine Scholarship is awarded each year to an Educational Administration student who ranks high scholastically and shows promise as an Administrator. William Sabine is a 1931 graduate of ISU, and Creta Sabine was a member of the faculty in the Department of Educational Administration for seven years. The scholarship ...

William and Linda Peine Lewis Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was created in 2003 by William and Linda Peine Lewis to pay tribute to the excellent education they both received at Illinois State University. This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are enrolled as an elementary education or early childhood education major in the College of ...

Wroan Engineering and Technology Center

This fund was established by John L. Wroan III in 2007, in the name of his family, to be used for renovations at University High School, specifically to transform the Industrial Arts room into a state-of-the-art engineering/technology center. Since John graduated in 1945 to the time his construction firm won the bid to construct the University ...

joyce gillie gossom Endowed Special Education Scholarship

The joyce gillie gossom Endowed Special Education Scholarship was established in 2020 by joyce gillie gossom and Thoms Gossom, Jr. The scholarship supports students in the Learning and Behavior Program in the Department of Special Education. Preference given to students who are graduates of a Chicago Public School.

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