Above: Each summer UIS students travel to The Gambia for an educational and public health program.
As its name suggests, the Droegkamp Family Scholarship for Global Studies Experience seeks to assist students that have plans to study abroad. There is no min. GPA requirement for this non-renewable award.
A life-changing component of any educational experience is the opportunity to study abroad; to put the instruction received at UIS into practice with other cultures and countries. While many students desire the experience, the expenses often exceed their budget. The Global Experience Scholarship was established to assist qualified students with the travel portion of their study-abroad program.
The Global Experience Financial Needs Scholarship is an extension of the Global Experience Fund which was established to assist qualified students with the travel portion of their study-abroad program. However, the GEFNS specifically targets financially disadvantaged students and provides them with an opportunity to experience the life-changing component of putting the instruction received at UIS into practice with other cultures and countries abroad. It’s the face and hands of UIS at work in the world through the willing hearts of students and generosity of enterprising donors.
Please remember that many UIS students have to work while attending school. When they go overseas to study, they face a double challenge--paying the expenses of the study abroad experience AND not being able to earn money from their regular jobs. Your gifts to this fund will be greatly appreciated.
We also set up funds for specific study-abroad experiences (Jamaica, Ashikaga, Quebec, and in 2009 Peru). For information on planned trips, please contact the UIS Global Experience Office. The Office has provided the following estimates for study abroad experiences.
Howard and his wife Lynda have visited every continent on earth, over 100 countries around the globe, and every state in the United States. The Humphrey family hopes this fund will give UIS students the opportunity to broaden their horizons and to explore their true potential while traveling the world. A tireless and passionate supporter of UIS, Howard C. Humphrey, a graduate of the University of Illinois, served as Chairman of the Board, CEO and president of the Franklin Life Insurance Company. After he retired, Howard played a vital role in his community through his leadership in several businesses and civic organizations. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Illinois Foundation and founder of the UIS Development Advisory Board.
James Lundquist was joined A.G. Edwards as a financial consultant in 1973 and retired as vice president of investments in 2004. He loved education, and had a long and fruitful association with the University of Illinois Springfield, which he supported in every way he could, including this scholarship. He was a member of the UIS Development Advisory Committee since 1999. In 2004, he received the William E. Winter Award for Outstanding Advocate Leadership from UIS Foundation. His scholarship supports, first, students who are interested in teaching to study abroad, second, any student to study abroad, third, students interested in becoming teachers, and fourth, any student with need. In 2011, his scholarship supported students studying abroad in The Gambia.
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