Scholarships for International Students

International students

Make a Difference for International Students

Thank you for your interest in giving to scholarship funds for international students. When you give to an international student, you are enhancing the cultural life on campus and broadening the global horizon of our students.

Scholarships that Benefit International Students

The Artisan Business Group (ABG) International Leadership Scholarship

The Artisan Business Group is a central Illinois cross-border business and investment consulting firm. Founded and led by Mr. Brian Su, CEO and President, the Artisan Business Group team has facilitated the alternative financing for over one billion dollars in various residential and commercial real estate, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing, schools, and franchises projects in the U.S. and China. Mr. Su is an alumnus of UIS with a master’s degree in Public Administration.

Students from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan who are taking a leadership role or are actively involved with a student organization will receive priority consideration for the scholarship. Students must have an F-1 Visa, be attending full time and have a GPA of 3.5+. Either graduate or undergraduate students may apply, but each candidate must submit a personal biography, a statement of career plans and a short essay on why he or she should receive the scholarship. Financial and emergency needs may be considered.

The Robert Crowley Scholarship Fund

A grateful alumnus of UIS started this scholarship for the following reasons:

  • So that international students will get the same opportunities he did while attending UIS;
  • To help the University in its efforts to bring diversity to the campus and the city of Springfield;
  • To help people learn about different cultures.

The scholarship honors Robert Crowley, professor emeritus of human development counseling, a founding faculty member of Sangamon State University. The donor and Dr. Crowley met when Dr. Crowley was an exchange professor to Shanghai Teachers University, and he credits Dr. Crowley with giving him the idea of coming to the States for further study at UIS.