Provost Funds

Total funds: 123

Senior Professionals Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support scholarships, service learning grants, coordinator salary, program expenses, annual meeting, group socials and other designations as determined by Senior Professionals.

Bob Vilsoet Transfer Student Scholarship

The Bob Vilsoet Transfer Student Scholarship was established in 2020 to support a Harper Community College transfer student, with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher. Preference given to a student majoring in a discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences who was a student-athlete at Harper. Additional preference given to a volleyball player.

Other (fill in gift notes for specific designation)

The Red and White Student Scholarship was established in March 2012 to assure general scholarship funds were available to support access to higher education and academic excellence. The scholarship is available to students with demonstrated need and/or high academic achievement.

Red and White Student Scholarship Fund

The Red and White Student Scholarship was established in March 2012 to assure general scholarship funds were available to support access to higher education and academic excellence. The scholarship is available to students with demonstrated need and/or high academic achievement.

Milner Library Fund

The Milner Library Fund supports the general operating needs of Milner Library at Illinois State University. Milner has been an active partner in the teaching, learning, and service activities of Illinois State University. Milner librarians provide research assistance and library instruction customized to meet the needs of students and faculty.

Bone Scholarship

The Bone Scholarship endowment was established by the Illinois State University Foundation in honor of the retirement of Robert Bone in 1967. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time senior level student who has a GPA of 3.7 or higher and participates in a variety of campus and community activities. Recipients of Bone Scholar Awards have ...

Alternative Breaks Support Fund

The Alternative Breaks Support Fund provides financial support for the activities essential to the growth and enhancement of the programs and services provided through Alternative Breaks offer through Illinois State University.

Administrative/Professional Council Scholarship

This fund was established by the Administrative/Professional Council at Illinois State University to benefit students who are the children of A/P employees. Candidates must be the son or daughter of a current A/P staff member or retiree (any child with legal guardianship), be enrolled at Illinois State University as full- time undergraduate ...

Milner Student Success Center

The Milner Student Success Center fund was started in 2019 to help equip, maintain, and enhance the Student Success Center. Located on the first floor of Milner Library, the Student Success Center will serve as an innovative campus hub for learning, research, and technology. A highly interactive, service-focused, and technology rich space, this ...

Rayfield Dallinger Fund to Support University History

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to support the preservation of university history at Milner Library, Illinois State University. Funds might be used to collect and preserve materials related to university history, to promote research on university history, and to disseminate historical information about the ...

Presidential Scholarship Fund

The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship available to new freshmen. Recipients receive up to $11,000 per year renewable for four years. The Presidential Scholars fund helps the University recruit and retain the highest achieving students to Illinois State University. Presidential Scholars are selected from a pool of ...

Center for Civic Engagement Fund

The Center for Civic Engagement was started in 2016 to strengthen Illinois State University's commitment to the value and importance of civic engagement. The Center brings coordination and a shared purpose to the numerous civic engagement efforts occurring across the University as well as to create new opportunities, supporting in-class and ...

University College Fund

University College supports students adjust to university providing programs and services to help students achieve their educational goals and realize their full academic potential. The University College Fund was established in 1998 to provide financial support for the programs and services offered by the department.

Ada MacGuffin Rowe Presidential Scholarship

Ada MacGuffin Rowe Presidential Scholarship was established in 1995 through an estate gift of Louis M. Rowe. Presidential Scholarships strive to recruit and retain the highest achieving students to Illinois State University. Candidates are selected from a pool of admitted students based on academic qualifications such as ACT/SAT and/or High ...

Andrew A. Young Endowed Scholarship

The Andrew A. Young Endowed Scholarship was established in November 2015 through a distribution of the Andrew A. Young Trust. Mr. Young was a 1943 graduate of Illinois State University. He passed away June 1, 1995. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student attending Illinois State University in any major. ...

Anne B. Vecchia Scholarship

The Anne B. Vecchia Scholarship was established in 2001 funded by a gift from the Estate of Anne B. Vecchia. Ms. Vecchia was a 1971 ISU graduate who supported the University's mission of education throughout her lifetime. Preference given to a student with financial need who is a high school graduate from and who resides in Bureau County.

Anthony Arnold Memorial

Anthony James Arnold graduated from ISU with a B.S. in 2002. He majored in computer science. In September 2004 he passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident. The Anthony J. Arnold Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 through gifts made by family and friends in honor of Anthony's memory. Each candidate must be or have an ...

Arnold E. and Barbara A. Lizakowski Endowed Scholarship

The Arnold E. and Barbara A. Lizakowski Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 to provide financial assistance for students with demonstrated financial need and academic achievement.

Betty Plummer International Studies Outstanding Senior Scholarship

This endowment fund was established in 1998 by Betty and Mark Plummer to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate international student. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and show involvement in international activities at ISU as well as examples of leadership. An essay and two letters of recommendation are also required.

Brian and Malee Hundsdorfer Scholarship

The Brian and Malee Hundsdorfer Scholarship was established in 2019. The scholarship will support an incoming freshman who graduated from Highland High School with a minimum GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0 scale. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Circus Collections Endowment Fund

The Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Circus Special Collections Endowment fund was established in 2016 by Bruce A. Johnson. Bruce started performing as Charlie the Juggling Clown in 1974. He began his circus career in 1976 when he joined Circus Kirk, the first touring professional youth circus. He is internationally recognized as an entertainer, author, ...

Bryant Jackson Library Lectureship

This endowment was established in 2002 by Joe Kraus in honor of Bryant Jackson, his associate university librarian, who was a member of the Milner Library faculty from 1960-1986. The fund provides for guest speakers and library leaders as well as workshops, learning materials, research, scholarship, and publication to promote staff development ...

CEFCU Member Appreciation Scholarship

The CEFCU Member Appreciation Scholarship was established in 2004 by CEFCU (a credit union for Caterpillar employees and others) to support scholarships for CEFCU members who are full-time students. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.

COVID-19 Redbirds Response Fund

The COVID-19 Redbirds Response Fund will allow Illinois State University to help students experiencing job loss, homelessness, food insecurities, and financial hardship associated with COVID-19.

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) Fund

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) Fund was established in September 1996. CTLT offers resources that aid in the expansion of pedagogical knowledge and skills within Illinois State University's teaching community. The purpose of the fund is to support educators in their pursuit of excellence and innovation in teaching, ...

Clarence and Stella Rose Honors Scholarship

The Clarence and Stella Rose Scholarship was established in 1989 by Stella Rose and her husband, Clarence. Mrs. Rose graduated from Illinois State University and earned her teaching certification around 1925. Mrs. Rose passed away in 1988 and left her estate to establish the Clarence and Stella Rose Scholars Awards. In 2021, the scholarship are ...

Class of 1985 Scholarship

The Class of 1985 Scholarship fund was established as half of the gift of the class of 1985 during their senior year. Candidates must meet a minimum GPA, have 30 semester hours completed, demonstrated leadership and participation in campus activities, and a demonstrated financial need. One letter of recommendation is required.

Class of 1986 Scholarship

The Class of 1986 Scholarship was established as the gift of the class of 1986. Candidates must have a minimum GPA, have 30 hours of credit, and have demonstrated leadership in campus activities and academic excellence. One letter of recommendation is required.

Cross Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This fund was established in 2001 by Dr. K. Patricia Cross '48 (David Gardner Professor of Higher Education, Emerita, University of California-Berkeley). The faculty member who fills the Cross Endowed Chair will have the following characteristics: Eligible for or currently holding the position of a tenured, full professor at ISU; a significant ...

Dale M. Shulaw and Gladys G. Shulaw Presidential Scholarship in Physics

The Dale M. Shulaw Scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Dale Shulaw, a 1947 graduate of Illinois State Normal University, by his wife Gladys Shulaw and friends. Following the passing of Mrs. Shulaw in 2019 and in accordance with terms of her estate, the Dale M. Shulaw Scholarship was renamed the Dale M. Shulaw and Gladys G. Shulaw ...

Darrel A. Sutter Student Assistance Endowment

This Darrel A. Sutter Student Endowment was established in 2014 by Darrel Sutter. Darrel grew up on a farm near Colfax. He worked his way through Illinois State Normal University and graduated with a degree in social science education. He taught social sciences at Roanoke-Benson High School until 1995. During his career as a teacher he was also ...

Dennis M. McNeal - International House

The Dennis M. McNeal - International House Award was established to support the students of the International House and their related programs in the memory of former resident Dennis McNeal. Awards can support individual scholastic achievements, unfunded ethnic student organizations affiliated with I-House, student registrations at conferences, ...

Diana Corley Schnapp Endowed Scholarship

The Diana Corley Schnapp Endowed Scholarship supports research for students pursing a degree in teacher education with an emphasis in speech communication, theatre, English, or journalism. Applicants must demonstrate involvement in co-curricular activities or organizations aligned with their field of study.

Dianne S. and Douglas A. DeLong Milner Library Endowment

The Dianne S. and Douglas A. DeLong Milner Library Endowment was established in 1998 by Dianne and Douglas DeLong, who were on the faculty of Milner Library from 1967-1998. The fund provides financial assistance for the purchase of materials about religion for Milner Library.

Diversity Scholarship

Illinois State University seeks to educate a citizenry that can function in an ethnically and culturally diverse society. This purpose of this fund is to support scholarships for academically talented students from traditionally underrepresented populations. Applicants must be new beginning freshmen who are U.S. citizens and who have been ...

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship was established in 2017 by COUNTRY Financial to provide immediate support for a full-time undergraduate or graduate student from a historically underrepresented group studying marketing, insurance, accounting, finance, sales, human resources, communication, actuarial science, security, or information ...

Donald F. McHenry Visiting Professor of Diplomacy and International Affairs

The Donald F. McHenry Visiting Professor of Diplomacy and International Affairs was established to expand the scope of students' understanding of diplomacy and international relations. The endowed chair should be a visiting, full-time faculty appointment of two to three years and should teach policy oriented courses, give guest lectures in ...

Doris Grube Zeck Library Outreach Fund

The Doris Grube Zeck Library Outreach Fund was established in 2018 by Dr. Sharon Zeck to support outreach activities, including exhibit related costs, receptions and speakers at Milner Library. Funds may also be used to support the DC Internship Program.

Doris and Chan University-Wide Endowed Scholarship

The Doris and Chan University-Wide Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019 by C.W. Chan and Doris Ng. The scholarship provides financial assistance for students with demonstrated financial need who are at an undergraduate level. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Dorothy Frawley Presidential Scholarship

This fund was created through the proceeds of the Dorothy M Frawley Trust in memory of Eva Porter Marshall, ISNU graduate 1891 and mother of Dorothy Frawley. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students.

Dr. Elizabeth C. Imel Scholarship

The Dr. Elizabeth C. Imel Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide financial assistance to students who are preferably graduates of Galesburg High School or from Knox County with demonstrated financial need. Students must have achieved a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA.

Drehmel Family Scholarship

The Drehmel Family Scholarship was established by Aston Karner and David Drehmel in December 2018. The scholarship provides financial assistance for returning undergraduate students who, at one time, were children in the foster care system. The scholarship is renewable up to five years for students who meet the scholarship requirements.

Edward J. Fyfe Scholarship

Marjorie and Clinton Keeley established this fund in 1988 in honor of Marjorie's father. Marjorie is a 1933 graduate of Illinois State Normal University. The fund provides financial assistance to students with financial need who might be deprived of educational opportunities for financial reasons.

Edward Jones and Company Scholarship

The Edward Jones and Company Scholarship was established in 1986 by several employees of Edward Jones and Company. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student from a geographical area served by a participating Edward Jones and Company office. The recipient must demonstrate leadership capabilities and have a record of participation in both ...

Ella Dobkin Scholarship

scholarships for students interested in education, engineering, scientific, or technical, with preference to Peoria area

Emma Pellet Haynes Scholarship

This account was established by an estate gift from Emma Haynes, ISNU class of 1909. The fund provides for financial assistance for students with a demonstrated financial hardship and/or need, preferably with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Ernst Fund

The Ernst Fund was established in 1990 with a gift from Dennesa Ernst, a 1963 graduate of Illinois State University. Mrs. Ernst passed away July 1, 2000. This scholarship is awarded by the Director of Financial Aid at Illinois State University.

Feeney Scholarship

The Feeney Scholarship fund was established in the late 1950s by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Feeney to aid male or female students from any curriculum. Candidates must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student, and have maintained a least a B GPA.

Frank H. Kipfer Endowment

This endowment was established in 1992 by the family of Frank Kipfer, a 1929 graduate of Illinois State University, history teacher in Pontiac schools, and superintendent for the Saunemin school district. He met his wife, Amelia, in Old Main, and she also taught in Pontiac. Their daughter, Barbara Brandt, is a long-time employee of Milner ...

Friends of Donna Mauk Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Friends of Donna Mauk Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in May 2009 by Ed Warshaw and friends. The purpose of this scholarship is to help students who have lost a parent to cancer or are battling or have survived cancer themselves. Donna's friends believe that she would be pleased to be able to help Illinois State University ...

Garnet Carder Greenwood Scholarship

The family of Garnet Carder Greenwood established the Garnet Carder Greenwood Scholarship in 1991 to honor her great love and respect for Illinois State Normal University. She graduated in 1929 with a normal school degree and received her bachelor's degree in 1935. Candidates for this scholarship must be a junior, senior, or graduate-level ...

Genevieve A. Pohle Scholarship

Genevieve A. Pohle served as an assistant professor and director of cataloging at ISU from 1923 until her retirement in 1960. In 1984, Genevieve Pohle donated a coin and currency collection to establish a scholarship fund in her name. Since her original gift, she has also donated jewelry and a variety of other items to build her scholarship ...

George Parker Trust Scholarship

The George Parker Trust Scholarship Fund supports the general scholarship needs of students at Illinois State University. In his last will and testament George L. Parker of Bloomington, IL requested that the net income from his trust would be used to further the education of students "of limited means." Preference is given to students from ...

Give Something Back (GSB) Scholarship Program

The Give Something Back (GSB) Scholarship Program will be used solely to fund a portion of the tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board at the University for residential students ("GSB Residential Students") and for tuition and fees for non-residential students ("GSB Non-Residential Students") at the University. Funds will be combined with ...

Grace B. Cox Scholarship Fund

Grace B. Cox, 1932 ISNU alumna, made a bequest in her will which provided funding support for the ISU Student Loan Fund. Following her death in 1985, guidelines for the fund were established, based on information from her will. However, because other types of loans are available to students and the University currently has no process for making ...

Hannah and Edward Wones Endowment

The purpose of this endowment fund is to provide the staff and faculty of Milner Library with opportunities to improve their skills and education to assure quality library service. The income can be used for staff development and continuing education activity.

Hettie Bunker Smith Presidential Scholarship

Hettie Bunker Smith Presidential Endowment criteria: Student must have been accepted for admission to ISU. Selection will be based on ACT (SAT) composite score; high school rank; high school GPA; high school counselor, principal, or teacher recommendations; leadership activities during the high school years; a written essay on a specified ...

Holmes Library Fund

The Holmes Library Fund was established in 1946 by the friends and members of the Jeannette McCool family in honor of Mrs. Holmes. The income is used to fund the purchase of books for Milner.

Honors Program General Fund

The Honors Program restricted fund provides support for the activities, programs and operations associated with the Honors Program.

In Appreciation of ISU Scholarship Fund

The In Appreciation of ISU Scholarship Fund was initiated by a group of Chinese alumni from Taiwan to thank and honor Illinois State University and Illinois Taxpayers for the help they received as students. The scholarship reflects the very deep gratitude felt by these students who attended Illinois State University during the late 1960's and ...

International Studies

The International Studies Fund provides support for the activities, programs and operations associated with the the Office of International Studies and Programs at Illinois State University. The Office coordinates a full range of international activities and services for domestic and international undergraduates, graduates, professors and ...

International Studies - Study Abroad

The International Studies - Study Abroad Program Fund was established in 1995 providing support for activities, programs and operations associated with the the Study Abroad Program.

James and Catherine Ferro Scholarship

The James and Catherine Ferro Scholarship was established in 1985 following an estate gift from Mary F. Ferro Bierstadt, a 1928 graduate of ISU. In 1934, Mary received her Bachelors degree in secondary education. The scholarship was established in honor of her parents James and Catherine Ferro.

John Baldini Scholarship

The John Baldini Scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of John L. Baldini '41 by his family, his friends, and supporters from both political parties. Baldini served on Illinois State University's Alumni Board for 12 years and was a founding member of the Redbird Club. He owned and operated the Lucca Grill in Bloomington and was active ...

John F. and Helen (Graff) Ryman Scholarship

The John F. and Helen (Graff) Ryman Scholarship was established in 1987 by John and Helen Ryman, graduates of Illinois State Normal University. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Illinois who ranks in the top quarter of his/her graduating class with a minimum of a 3.0/4.0 scale GPA. Transfer students to ...

Kenneth and Mary Ann Shaw Scholarship

The Kenneth and Mary Ann Shaw Scholarship was established in 2001 by Kenneth and Mary Ann Shaw. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman who has demonstrated strong academic achievement that merits application for a Presidential Scholarship. Dr. Kenneth "Buzz" Shaw earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 1961, pursuing ...

Kenneth and Maureen Rogers Endowed Scholarship

The Kenneth and Maureen Rogers Endowed Scholarship was established in 2015 by Kenneth J. Rogers '73 and Maureen D. Rogers '74. The purpose of the award is to provide financial support for students of any major who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. Preference is given to first-generation college students, students with a single ...

Kennett Family Restricted Fund

The Kennett Family Restricted Fund was established in March 2018 by Dorothy Kennett. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for the activities, programs and operations associated with the teaching materials center in Milner Library.

Krouwer Endowed Scholarship

The Krouwer Family Scholarship Endowment was established in 2008 by Peter and Joanne Krouwer. This endowed fund was created as a further dimension from the Krouwer Foundation Scholarship Award that the Krouwers had established in 2001. The Krouwer Family Scholarship is designed to provide assistance with the costs of tuition, fees, and room and ...

L. Funk Rassmussen and I. Funk Henline Scholarship

The L. Funk Rassmussen and I. Funk Henline Scholarship was established in 1988 through a gift from the Estate of Ruth Funk Phillips in memory of her sisters Lela Funk Rasmussen and Irene Funk Henline. This fund supports unrestricted scholarship awarded as part of the foundation annual budget.

Larry H. and Marlene D. Dietz Study Abroad Scholarship

The Larry H. and Marlene D. Dietz Study Abroad Scholarship was established in 2017 by President Larry H. and Marlene D. Dietz to provide financial assistance for students interested in participating in a study abroad experience. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and who have not previously had an opportunity to ...

Laura A. Lowan Scholarship Fund

Provide financial assistance for students

Leading Libraries: Cheryl Elzy Fund to Support Milner Library Technology, Intellectual Property, and Administrative Proj

This fund was started in May 2006 by an anonymous donor to enhance the public service, research, and technology strengths of Illinois State University's Milner Library. The fund supports activities, programs, equipment, research, and travel that meet the current demands and needs of higher education and/or academic library administration. ...

Leo Eaton Presidential Scholarship

The Charles L. Eaton Scholarship Fund was established through a bequest made in Leo Eaton's will. Eaton, a long time Bloomington-Normal businessman was interested in young people and quality education. His bequest is to provide financial support for skilled and motivated young men and women to continue their education at the university level. ...

Leslie And Ruth Cline Endowment for Milner Library

The Leslie and Ruth Cline Endowment fund was established in honor of Eloise Cline's parents. Ms. Cline created the fund as a tribute to the small farm family who selflessly fed the nation and the world, and who recognized the value of education. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to Milner Library when encountering ...

Lopez and Navarro Scholarship

The Lopez and Navarro scholarship was established in 2018 by Daniel Lopez, Jr. and Robert L. Navarro Jr.

Louis A. Olivier Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Louis A. Olivier Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by Lance Rogers and Steve Siros to honor the memory of Professor Louis A. Olivier Jr. who made an impact on their education and lives.

Lucy Hickrod Chinese Student Scholarship

This endowment fund was established in 1987 by G. Alan Hickrod in memory of his wife Lucy Jen Huang Hickrod. The scholarship is used to assist Chinese graduate students at Illinois State University. Selection shall be the responsibility of the Office of International Studies. Candidates must display financial need and academic promise. ...

Marie Jessa Fund

The Marie Jessa Fund was established by Marie Jessa in 1978 through a gift of natural gas pipeline bonds. Since that time, the interest earned on these bonds has been used to purchase and install a carillon on campus, as well as tapes for the carillon. For many years the funds were used to purchase books for the library per the donor's ...

Marie Jessa Scholarship

The Marie Jessa Scholarship was established through gifts from Marie Jessa to honor ISU students who have achieved academically but also have given evidence of initiative and creativity. Candidates must be enrolled in good standing with the University, have completed at least 2 semesters at ISU toward their degree, and be part of the Honors ...

Marilyn M. Boyd Memorial Scholarship For International Students

The Marilyn M. Boyd Memorial Scholarship for International Students was established in 2007 by Lisa and Benjamin Boyd in memory of their mother, Marilyn Boyd, who served as the program coordinator for Illinois State University's International House program for almost 25 years until her passing in 2007. The purpose of the fund is to provide a ...

Mary and Stuart Broad Dreamers Scholarship

The Mary and Stuart Broad Dreamers Scholarship was established in 2020 by Bob Broad and Julie Hile. The scholarship supports students facing financial challenges during their time at Illinois State. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Milner Library Special Collections Fund

Milner Library Special Collections Fund was created in 2015 to support Special Collections at Milner Library.

National Merit Scholarship

This endowment was established during the 1980s by Central Illinois businesses to honor academically talented students. The fund provides financial assistance to National Merit Scholar finalists from a 50-mile radius of Bloomington/ Normal.

Neal R. Gamsky and Douglas H. Lamb Graduate Student Research Award

The Neal R. Gamsky and Douglas H. Lamb Graduate Student Research Award (formerly named the Neal R. Gamsky and Douglas H. Lamb Student Counseling Staff Award) was established in 2000 by Neal Gamsky and Douglas Lamb. Gamsky was the founder and director of the counseling center and later served as vice president and dean of student affairs. Lamb ...

Nevels Family Scholarship

The Nevels Family Scholarship was established by Phillip and Susan Nevels in 2020 to support a student with demonstrated financial need.

Olamide Adeyooye Scholarship

The Olamide Adeyooye Scholarship was established in 2006 to honor Olamide Adeyooye, a senior whose life was tragically ended three months prior to her graduation. Candidates must have demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and a commitment to campus and/or community service; and have completed at least 30 hours of credit.

Perry and Helen Obalil Endowed Fund

The Hughes Family has chosen to honor their father and grandfather, Perry Obalil, as well as his surviving wife, Helen, with a named endowed fund. Perry and Helen had one daughter, Deborah Hughes '74. Deborah and Stephen '73 Hughes, who did not meet until after college, are the parents of Douglas '04 and Rebekah '07. The Hughes family would ...

Pulaski Transfer Student Scholarship in Education

The Pulaski Transfer Student Scholarship in Education was established in December 2016 by Chester "Bud" and Judy Pulaski. The scholarship will support two incoming transfer students pursuing a degree in elementary education (K-8) or secondary education (9-12) and is renewable for up to three years. Bud and Judy wanted to help ease the financial ...

RED: I Am Grateful Scholarship Fund

The RED: I Am Grateful Scholarship was established in 2021 by an anonymous donor. The scholarship supports a student with demonstrated financial need enrolled at Illinois State University.

RTL Veterans Assistance Endowment

The RTL Veterans Assistance Endowment was established in 2018 by Robert T. Landes, Jr. The scholarship provides support for an Illinois State University student who is enrolled in good standing, full or part time, who are veterans of any branch of service of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Randy and Jean Cooper Scholarship

The Randy and Jean Cooper Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a student with demonstrated financial need who has encountered unexpected obstacles.

Ray Johnson and Jeanne Muzzillo Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship

The Ray Johnson and Jeanne Muzzillo Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019 by Ray Johnson. The scholarship provides support for a student in good standing for study abroad travel.

Robert and Michele Howell Scholarship

The Robert and Michele Howell Scholarship was established through a bequest from Michele Howell in 2014. Mrs. Howell earned her bachelors and masters degrees in special education from Illinois State University and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. The scholarship was established to help support physically disabled students who qualify for ...

Rose Steiner Presidential Scholarship

The Rose Steiner Presidential Scholarship was established through an estate gift from Rose Steiner, who passed away on November 19, 1999 at the age of 83. Rose Steiner was a long time supporter of Illinois State University.

Rush Bateman Recruitment Scholarship of Math/Reading/Accounting Students

The Rush Bateman Recruitment Scholarship of Math/Reading/Accounting Students was established by Robert ('68, M.S. '79) and Annette ('69, M.S. '91) Rush in honor of their parents. The scholarship provides awards targeted to recruiting to ISU top quality students from Decatur or Bloomington/Normal who plan to receive bachelor's or master's ...

Russel E. and Barbara J. Benway Milner Library Endowment

The Russel E. and Barbara J. Benway Milner Library Endowment was established in 2020. Income from the endowment will be used to purchase materials in all formats that enhance the Library's collections and enhance services offered, and to procure equipment and furnishings required for accessing and preserving the collections.

Sage Lincoln Library Collection Maintenance

The Sage Lincoln Library Collection Maintenance Fund was established through bequest from Harold K. Sage to support the maintenance of and additions to the Lincoln Collection of Harold K. Sage, which was received by Milner Library in 1979. In 2018, due to the cost of acquiring Lincoln artifacts, the fund purpose was expanded to allow for ...

Senior Professionals Charles W. Bolen Endowed Student Award

The Senior Professionals organization at Illinois State University was founded by Charles W. Bolen soon after his retirement from ISU in 1988. The original purpose of the organization was to provide a group of retirees in the Bloomington-Normal area to serve as mentors to selected students. With the encouragement and support of President Thomas ...

Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College Scholarship

The Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College Scholarship was established in 2018 to provide financial assistance for a transfer student from Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College attending Illinois State University. Candidates must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing in the Illinois State University 3+1 (graphic ...

Stan and Sandra Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award

This endowment was established in 2002 by Stan and Sandra Rives to recognize and reward a faculty or staff member who is responsible for improving the undergraduate experience of students at ISU. The award may recognize teaching or any other significant contribution to the undergraduate program. Candidates must have been a member of the ...

State Farm Diversity Scholarship

The State Farm Diversity Scholarship provides support for students from diverse populations with unmet financial need attending Illinois State University. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist recruitment and retention efforts for students from underrepresented populations with demonstrate financial need. Scholarships will be awarded ...

Stephen M. and Ann Kieffer Bragg Scholarship Fund

The Stephen M. and Ann Kieffer Bragg Scholarship Fund was established by Stephen M. Bragg, vice president for finance and planning at Illinois State, and Ann Kieffer Bragg, associate director of academic affairs for the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The scholarship provides financial assistance for an academically qualified and ...

Stevenson Center

The Stevenson Center Fund supports the student programs, activities, and operations of the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development. The Center promotes community and economic development in the U.S. and abroad. Through its students, staff, and faculty, the Center cultivates leaders in public service through innovative ...

Stevenson Memorial Fund

In 1971 Ernest L. Ives, sister of the late Adlai E. Stevenson, contributed $5,000 to establish an endowment fund for the maintenance of the "LOGOS," and the maintenance and acquisition of the "Stevenson Collection" in the Stevenson Building.

Strange - Matthews Science and Technology Information Resources Endowment for Milner Library

The Strange - Matthews Science and Technology Information Resources Endowment for Milner Library was established by Priscilla Matthews, Illinois State associate professor emerita Milner Library, in 2014 in memory of her father and mother and their love for education and Illinois State University. The fund supports acquisition of monographs, ...

Struble Johnson Scholarship

Struble Johnson FADS (Foundation Alumni Distinguished Scholarship) is an unrestricted endowment used for foundation annual budget.

Student In Need Scholarship Fund

The Student In Need Scholarship fund provides financial support for students who have need or experience significant financial hardship. Students receiving support from this fund would not have been able to complete their degree without the support from this important fund.

Additionally Supports: Cherrise Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Student Research and Innovation

The Student Research and Innovation Fund was established in 2018 with a transfer from the ISU Excellence Fund to support and encourage student research across the University.

Susie Jones Presidential Scholarship

The Susie Jones Presidential Scholarship was established through an estate gift.

Talkington Family Endowed Scholarship

The Talkington Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Joe E. Talkington in October 2016 to provide financial support to employees working full time or part time at Westminster Village in Bloomington, IL. Joe retired from Illinois State University in June 1991 having served the University with distinction as Department Chairperson and ...

The ITServe Alliance STEM Scholarship Fund

The ITServe Alliance STEM Scholarship Fund was established by ITServe Alliance in order to give scholarships to students in the STEM areas with financial need.

Theresa M. Madigan Scholarship

Family and friends of Edward Madigan created this scholarship to honor his mother and students in Central Illinois. The family wished to perpetuate her great interest in young people. Gifts in memory of Edward Madigan were placed in this fund at the request of the family. The fund provides for financial assistance for students from the ...

Thomas D. Wilson Scholarship

The Thomas D. Wilson Scholarship was established in 2020 by Kay B. Wilson. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a Milner Library student worker or a student applying for a Milner Library Supported Washington DC internship. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Thomas Wicke Presidential Scholarship

The Thomas Wicke Presidential Scholarship was created in 2020 for students who qualify for admission tot he University's Presidential Scholars program and are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. The scholarship is open to all majors in the College, but preference is given to students majoring in Psychology.

University Club Scholarships

The University Club Scholarship fund was established in 1989 to provide support for students who have not only achieved academically at the highest level and but also have been engaged in service to the University and the local community.

Viola T. Mays Endowed Scholarship Fund

Viola T. Mays, a 1930 graduate of ISNU, made a bequest to Illinois State University through her will. Proceeds from the sale of certain properties were to be used to fund a loan fund for senior students. Guidelines for the fund were established based on information from her will. However, because other types of loans are available to students ...

William Carl "Bill" McDonald Scholarship

The William Carl "Bill" McDonald Scholarship For Single Parent Students was established by Catherine "Cat" McDonald in honor of her late husband William. The scholarship provides financial support for highly motivated students who are single parents. Catherine's motivation was to help encourage and reward academic diligence and perseverance and ...

Willis T. Maas Presidential Scholarship

In 1986, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Maas made a provision in their will to leave $100,000 to the ISU Foundation. The proceeds from this endowment are to be used for scholarship support. All students enrolled at ISU shall be eligible for the scholarship awards. Worthy students from Dupo and Mascoutah High School will have "priority" for the scholarship ...

Young America International Scholarship

The Young America International Scholarship provides financial assistance for undergraduate international students to pursue their education at Illinois State University.