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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.

Additionally Supports: Red and White Student Scholarship Fund

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.

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.

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 ...

Lopez and Navarro Scholarship

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

Additionally Supports: Lopez and Navarro

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Laura A. Lowan Scholarship Fund

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Additionally Supports: William Carl "Bill" McDonald Scholarship For Single Parent Students

Young America International Scholarship

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

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