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University High School Funds

Total funds:29

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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