Above: Professor Linda McCowan teaches students in a Clinical Laboratory Science class.
Make a Difference for Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Students
Your gift in any amount to the funds below provide support for CLS students. (Did you know the program has 100% placement following graduation?) You can use the Donate button to give online. Thank you
- Current Needs
- General Funds
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department Fund
CLS Student Support Fund
- Scholarship Funds
Central Illinois Community Blood Center Scholarship
The Health Professions Scholarship
Springfield Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship
- Create Your Own Fund
The Science Division at UIS has identified the following special needs of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department. When you make a gift, you can designate what need you would like to meet.
- Real time PCR Light cycler – useful for all 3 science departments and the new molecular concentration, may need a special centrifuge. Approximately $12,000
- New microscopes – $2500-3000 each for clinical-quality scopes with a pointer in the eyepiece. Need 8 Olympus CX31
- Sturdy stand for the 5-head microscope – when students put their elbows down, the microscope goes out of focus. The stand would need to be custom-made for the space in HSB 338. Approximately $3000
- Blood bank reagents and cells – a thorough laboratory experience for the students would cost $15,000 and we can only allocate $5000 for this. An ideal lab would cost about $1000 per student.
- Microbiology plates and supplies – a thorough laboratory experience for the students would cost $14,000 and we can only allocate $4000 for this. An ideal lab would cost about $700 per student.
- Scholarships for CLS students to help with the following items– suggest $300 each
2) travel to remote clinical sites
3) high speed Internet for their online assignments
4) nice shoes/clothes for clinical sites
- Phlebotomy arms to practice drawing blood – we replace 2-3 per year, they cost about $70 each.
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department has three general funds. You can give as much or as little as you would like to these funds. The links will take you to a safe online giving page. You can also send in your gift by mail.
This fund provides money for special opportunities or extraordinary needs.
- Faculty and students can travel to a conference to present their research.
- Faculty can take part in a special opportunity to update their skills. Professors need to be aware of the latest developments in their field, so that they can pass this knowledge on to their students.
- The department can purchase special equipment, test materials, resources, or training modules to help our students attain success and achieve their goals.
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.
The net income from the Fund is used to purchase “big ticket” laboratory equipment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIS. The equipment purchases shall be restricted to laboratory equipment for the physical or biological sciences programs that would be used, though not exclusively, in the undergraduate laboratory courses. The expenditures are not necessarily made each year, but rather the net income is allowed to reinvest in the principal of the Fund until the principal reaches at least $30,000 in 2003 dollars adjusted for inflation.
Gifts to this fund are used to provide financial assistance for Clinical Lab Sciences (CLS) students traveling to clinical sites and other CLS program needs.
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department has two targeted scholarship funds.
The Central Illinois Blood Center was founded in 1971 to serve as the link between people willing to give blood and those who need it. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC) Scholarship was established for junior and senior full-time students enrolled in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at UIS. Amid a dramatic nation-wide shortage, the CIBC scholarships are designed to encourage qualified students to pursue careers as blood banking and transfusion medicine technologists.
The Health Professions Scholarship was established by a grant from the Central Illinois Consortium for Health Manpower Education to benefit Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Health Services Administration students.
A NEW scholarship. James Evenson, of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, encouraged UIS Clinical Laboratory Sciences students to apply for a Siemens corporate scholarship. After student Katelyn Fanning won a scholarship, Mr. Evenson responded by creating his own scholarship and then secured a Siemens grant for his contribution. How great is that?
Not interested in any of the funds above? Then you can create your own scholarship fund that targets the students you specify in the Clinical Laboratory Studies Department. As the principle donor of this new scholarship, you would get to name the fund and establish the selection criteria.
We welcome your inquiries. Please use the contact information below.