Intercollegiate Athletics Funds

Total funds: 60

Rollie and Mary Mercer Endowed Scholarship

The Rollie and Mary Mercer Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for an Illinois State University football student-athlete who is currently enrolled and in good academic standing. Preference will be given to an offensive player that demonstrates a team-first attitude.

Baseball Stadium Improvements

This a general support fund for Duffy Bass Field. Funds may be spent on the renovation, construction and improvements to the facility. Funds may be used for equipment for the facility.

Student-Athlete Scholarship and Capital Improvements Fund

The Student-Athlete Scholarship and Capital Improvements Fund supports student-athlete scholarships, including future costs associated with capital improvements to the existing Athletics Study Center or the construction of a new study center.

Andrew C. Butler Endowed Scholarship

The Andrew C. Butler Endowed Scholarship was established in May 2015 in memory of Andy Butler. Andy was born May 20, 1974, in Champaign IL. Andy is the son of Don and Sheila Butler and was recently engaged to his long-time girlfriend Jamie Fox. Upon graduating from high school, he attended his beloved Illinois State University, graduating in ...

Andrew T. Schuster and Danielle Miller-Schuster Scholarship

The Andrew T. Schuster and Danielle Miller-Schuster Scholarship was established in honor of Andrew Schuster and Danielle Miller-Schuster by Robert and La Nita Schuster. Danielle earned her bachelor's degree in political science in 1997 and master's degree in educational administration in 1998 from Illinois State. She was a "Redline Dancer" for ...

Arena Improvements

This a general support fund for Redbird Arena. Funds may be spent on the renovation, construction and improvements to the facility. Funds may be used for equipment for the facility.

Arena Locker Room Renovation Project

The purpose of this fund is to assist with the renovation project of the Redbird Arena locker rooms. This project will be funded through donations made over the next five years with donations from three different donors.

Athletic Facilities General Fund

The Athletic Facilities General Fund supports the general property, plant and equipment needs associated with facilities, including sport fields and practice areas managed by Redbird Athletics.

Athletic Scholarship Fund Endowment

The Athletic Scholarship Fund Endowment provides general support to meet the needs of student athletes who are members of an Illinois State University intercollegiate athletic team. Students must meet the minimum academic eligibility requirements as determined by the NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference, and Illinois State University.

Benoni Green Tennis Endowment

In March 1997 the Benoni Green ('42) Men's Tennis Endowment was established with gifts from the friends of Benoni Green to benefit the intercollegiate men's tennis program at ISU, and to honor Benoni's lifetime contributions to the game of tennis in Central Illinois. Candidates for the Benoni Green Scholarship must be enrolled in ISU; be a ...

Bill Mitze Endowed Scholarship

The Bill Mitze Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 to provide financial assistance for an Illinois State University Football Student-Athlete. Preference will be given to a Football Student-Athlete majoring in Education or showcasing high academic achievement within their chosen area of study.

Champions Fund

The Sports Designated Fund supports the general operations associated with individual teams under the direction of Redbird Athletics. Eligible expenses included, but not limited to travel, scholarships, uniforms, clothing, etc.

D. A. Weibring Endowed Scholarship

The D. A. Weibring Scholarship was established in 1994 with proceeds of prior Weibring golf fundraisers to recognize D. A. Weibring's contributions to the men's golf program and the Athletic Department at Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior level student who is a member of the men's golf team.

Dave and Doris Schertz Endowed Scholarship

The Dave and Doris Schertz Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance for an Illinois State University men's basketball student-athlete. Preference given to an athlete displaying significant character, commitment to community service, and high academic achievement within their chosen area of study.

Doug Collins Scholarship

The Doug Collins Scholarship was established in 1990 with proceeds from the Doug Collins Roast and Toast in recognition of Doug Collins' contributions to the Athletic Department at Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior level student who is a member of the men's basketball team and has made significant ...

Dr. James E. Collie Sr. Scholarship Fund

James E. Collie, Sr., widely known as "Gentleman Jim," coached Illinois State Men's basketball in the late 1950s and early 1960s, achieving 209 coaching victories at ISU. Collie was elected to the ISU Hall of Fame in 1976. He believed in, and enjoyed, a fast-paced, high-scoring style of basketball. Collie is remembered as a person of good humor ...

Duffy Bass Scholarship

The Duffy Bass Scholarship was established in 1989 by alumni, friends, and former players of Duffy Bass, who had a long and successful coaching career at Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior level student who is an active member of the baseball team and demonstrates the qualities of leadership, ...

Eric and Maria Boerngen Softball Service Endowment

The Eric and Maria Boerngen Softball Service Endowment was established in 2021. The scholarship Endowment provides support for a softball student-athlete. The Boerngen's were motivated to establish the scholarship due to their close ties with the softball program and their desire to give back. The award also recognizes ISU Softball and their ...

Golf Course Improvements

This a general support fund for the Weibring Golf Club and the Mounier Golf Training Center. Funds may be spent on the renovation, construction and improvements to either of the facilities. Funds may be used for equipment for either of the facilities.

Harland Kilborn Golf Program Endowment

The Harland Kilborn Golf Program Endowment was established in 2005 to honor retired Illinois State University golf coach Harland Kilborn. Funds from the endowment are dedicated to helping with golf travel expenses.

Helen Cushman Golf Scholarship

The Helen Cushman Golf Scholarship was established in 1995 by sisters Nina Chesebro '42 and the late Pat Chesebro '45 in honor of their close friend and golfing companion, Helen Cushman. The scholarship is awarded to a member of the intercollegiate women's golf team, who has demonstrated a willingness to try new ideas and concepts, and has ...

Herschel O. Brock Endowed Scholarship

The Herschel O. Brock Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 by the family of Herschel Brock as a living memorial. He lived in Bloomington for 50 years and was a dedicated community leader and businessman. Throughout his career Herschel maintained close relationships with the Illinois State University men's athletic coaches and was a loyal ...

Indoor Practice Facility Fund

The Indoor Practice Facility fund provides support toward the construction of a new indoor practice facility for Redbird Athletics.

James R. Tague Endowed Scholarship

The Jim Tague Endowed Scholarship was established in April 2015 in memory of Jim Tague. Jim was born February 5, 1933, in Farmer City, IL. He was the son of James Harve Tague and Ethel Tague. Upon graduating from high school and a stint in the Air Force, he attended his beloved Illinois State University, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor of ...

James and Carole Mounier Golf Scholarship

The James and Carole Mounier Golf Scholarship was established in 2007. James '74 and Carole '75 Mounier were both active in Greek life while students at Illinois State University. Jim is first vice president/wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch. Carole serves as the chair of OSF Saint Anthony College of Nursing. Both are committed ...

Janyth Aellig Endowed Scholarship

The Janyth Aellig Endowed Scholarship was established in 1998 by friends and family in memory of Janyth Ludlum Aellig to honor her contribution to intercollegiate women's basketball and women's volleyball at Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a member of either the intercollegiate women's basketball or women's volleyball ...

Jill Hutchison Endowed Scholarship

The Jill Hutchison Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by friends of Jill Hutchison to honor her lifetime contributions to the game of women's basketball in Illinois. The scholarship is awarded to a member of the women's basketball team at Illinois State University.

L. Durwood Boone Endowment

The L. Durwood Boone Endowment was established in 1994 by a donation from the Boone estate to recognize L. Durwood Boone's contribution to men's golf and the Athletic Department at Illinois State University. Boone was instrumental in starting the intercollegiate men's golf program at ISU. The scholarship is awarded to a member of the ...

Laura and Robert Garrett Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Laura and Robert Garrett Endowed Scholarship for the Redbird women's basketball program was established in honor of Laura '73 and Robert Garrett, longtime Redbird fans and supporters. Each candidate must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at ISU, have demonstrated academic achievement as evidenced by an accumulative GPA ...

Linda Herman Scholarship Endowment

The Linda Herman Scholarship Endowment was established in 2005 from the proceeds from the Joe Warner Golf Classic in honor of Linda Herman for her long and outstanding service as Redbird head volleyball coach and interim director of Illinois State University athletics. The award is given to a junior or senior volleyball player.

Milt Weisbecker Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1990 by Doug Collins in recognition of Milt Weisbecker's contribution to the intercollegiate men's basketball program and the Athletic Department at Illinois State University. Weisbecker was instrumental in many of the department's successes, including establishing the intercollegiate men's basketball program ...

Northrip Scholarship Fund

The Northrip Endowed Scholarship is for a student-athlete majoring in education who is a member of the women's gymnastics team. The scholarship was established in January 2009 by Nancy and Rob Northrip. Nancy lettered in gymnastics for the Redbirds, and Rob was a Redbird cheerleader. Each candidate for the Northrip scholarship must be accepted ...

Payton Leon Helphinstine Men's and Women's Tennis Scholarship

The Payton Leon Helphinstine Men's and Women's Tennis Scholarship was established in September 2020 from the proceeds of an estate. Payton Leon Helphinstine graduated from Illinois State University with bachelor's degree in Health Physical Education '57 and a master's degree in Mathematics '64. Mr. Helphinstine was a member of the Men's Tennis ...

Ramsin Benyamin Endowed Scholarship

The Ramsin Benyamin Endowed Scholarship was established with a gift from Doug Collins in honor of Dr. Robert Seidl. The scholarship provides financial assistance for an Illinois State University Men's Basketball Student-Athlete who showcases significant character, commitment to community service, and high academic achievement within their ...

Robert F. and Audrey Weber Endowed Basketball Scholarship

The Robert F. and Audrey Weber Endowed Basketball Scholarship was established in 2006 by Robert Weber to honor his late wife, Audrey. After attending high school locally and college out of state, Robert returned to central Illinois and worked at General Electric before turning to farming full-time. Robert and Audrey, longtime Redbird fans and ...

Robert Seidl Endowed Scholarship

The Robert Seidl Endowed Scholarship was established with a gift from Doug Collins in honor of Dr. Robert Seidl. The scholarship provides financial assistance for an Illinois State University Men's Basketball Student-Athlete who showcases significant character, commitment to community service, and high academic achievement within their chosen ...

Stephen Heaton Endowed Scholarship

The Stephen Heaton Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 by the Heaton family and Nancy Heaton in memory of her husband. Steve lettered in baseball from 1965 until he graduated from Illinois State University in 1968. He majored in business education, earning dean's list distinction six semesters. Steve dedicated his life to teaching ...

Stretch Miller Scholarship

The Stretch Miller Scholarship was established in 1990, and was initially funded by recipients of the Stretch Miller Award for meritorious service to Redbird athletes. The award is given to a graduate or undergraduate Redbird athlete.

W.E. Ruebush Endowment

This fund was established in 2005 by the Ruebush Foundation in honor of Walton Ruebush, a Redbird football team captain in 1932. The scholarship is awarded to a Redbird football player.

Will Robinson Scholarship

The Will Robinson Scholarship fund was established in 1994 in recognition of Will Robinson's contribution to the intercollegiate men's basketball program and the athletic department. A scholarship is given to a member of the men's basketball team with a preference given to underclassmen. An internship is awarded to a student-athlete that has ...

Zmudka Family Scholarship

The Zmudka Family Scholarship was established in 2018 by Robert and Irene Zmudka to provide support for a Redbird Student Athlete, from any sport, who is a child of a single parent family.