Your gift in any amount to the funds below provide support for accountancy students. You can use the Donate button to give online. Thank you!
This fund provides money for special opportunities or extraordinary needs.
These activities and others like them enrich our students immeasurably, enhancing the education they receive at UIS—but we could not do any of them without the discretionary money given to this fund.
Providing scholarships to accountancy majors. The department decides how to award these scholarships. The more you give, the more students they will be able to help.
This newly created scholarship will be given to an outstanding graduate student in Accountancy. Crowe Horwath is one of the top ten accounting firms nationally. The local office has been a generous supporter of UIS since 1986.
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel (KEB), a firm of certified public accountants, continues to fund a scholarship for accountancy students. UIS is proud to have provided this firm with many qualified accountancy graduates, and we are grateful for their support. An added bonus for the next three years: their pledged scholarship qualifies under the Access Illinois Match Program, doubling the impact and benefit of their gift. Thank you!
The Joy Kimler CPA Accountancy Scholarship was established in 1997 to benefit accounting majors who plan to complete the 150-semester hour education requirement to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. The net income from this fund awards a second semester senior or recent graduate with a major in accounting. Student must have a B+ average in accounting courses and 3.3 GPA overall.
Established through a collaboration of the UIS Accountancy Alumni Advisory Committee and the Illinois CPA Society, the UIS Master of Accountancy Scholarship is designated for the graduate Accounting student who intends to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in the current or following year of application.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 90% of the college credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam.
The Pamela McClelland Accountancy Scholarship now provides unrestricted support for accountancy students and therefore qualifies for an Access Illinois Scholarship Match. This doubles the impact of Pamela McClelland's gift--thank you so much! You can read more about Pam's tireless support for UIS and accountancy students here--including the other scholarships she has inspired and helped to create: a friend indeed!
Walter M. Putnick passed away May 6, 1995. He was a long-time member of the UIS (then Sangamon State University) Alumni Board of Directors. Mr. Putnick lived in Springfield for a major portion of his life and earned an accounting degree from the University of Illinois, and a master's degree in public administration from Sangamon State (now UIS). He was employed by the Internal Revenue Service from 1948 until he retired in 1975.
The net income from this fund awards a scholarship to either an entering or currently enrolled undergraduate accountancy student who has clearly defined career goals and leadership ability.
Sikich is a Midwest provider of business consulting services. Sikich provides accounting, assurance, tax, and consulting services to privately held companies and their owners, governmental entities, and not-for-profit organizations. Nationally ranked in the top 50 CPA firms, Sikich is one of the fastest growing regional firms in the Midwest. For the past eight years, the firm has received the highest level of recognition conferred upon a public accounting firm for its quality control systems. Because the scholarship is unrestricted for undergraduate accountancy students, the scholarship qualifies for a 1:1 Access Illinois match. UIS is proud to receive a scholarship in support of accountancy students from Sikich--especially one that doubles its impact for students through the match.
When beloved Professor of Accountancy, Don Stanhope, decided to retire, his colleagues immediately purposed to establish some sort of worthwhile tribute in honor of the man they called the “founding father of the Accountancy department.” Thus, the Donald F. Stanhope Alumni Scholarship was established in 2001 by faculty, alumni and friends of Dr. Stanhope in the spirit of his commitment to the program.
During Dr. Stanhope’s tenure, the Accountancy program at UIS received national acclaim with two of its CPA exam-takers achieving the nation’s highest pass rates for first-time CPA exam takers. In addition, nine accounting majors have won the prestigious EXCEL award for top performance on the exam. Colleagues and students alike credited the consistent achievement levels of UIS Accountancy students to personalized instruction from Dr. Stanhope and the other Accountancy professors.
Each Stanhope scholarship awards the recipient a minimum of $1,000 per academic year. Preference is given to students who have completed at least one core course in Accountancy and who are planning a career in accounting along with attaining professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA, CIE, CFA).
Unrestricted support to the Vollintine/Stanhope Scholarship Fund.
Not interested in any of the funds listed above? Then you can create your own named scholarship--either a current use scholarship or an endowed scholarship--that targets the students you specify in the Accountancy Department. Use the links above to learn more about these scholarship opportunities.
As the principal donor of a new scholarship, you can both name the scholarship and establish the selection criteria.
We welcome your inquiries. Please use the contact information below.