Above: UIS professor Dr. Loretta Meeks teaches an MSS student.
Make a Difference for Students in Project Midstate Student Support (MSS)
Your gift in any amount to the funds below provide support for the students enrolled in Project MSS. (If you are wondering what Project MSS is, please use the link to learn more–it’s a wonderful program!) You can use the Donate button to give online. Thank you!
- General Support
Project Midstate Student Support for
Teaching (MSS) Enrichment Activities Fund
Ralph and Betty Hurwitz Midstate Student Support for Teaching (MSS) Program
- Scholarship Funds
Peggy and Micah Bartlett Scholarship-Project Midstate Student Support for Teaching (MSS) Program
Melinda and Alfred LaBarre Scholarship Fund
Give here to provide unrestricted support for the program. Your gifts will help to meet the many and varied unexpected expenses that arise from this program.
Mr. and Mrs. Hurwitz, long-time residents of Springfield, established this new fund in 2010 to achieve three things: provide scholarships, help to purchase computers and other technology, and meet other needs in the program.
Your gifts will add to this fund, extending the reach of the fund.
Students in the MSS program will benefit from Peggy and Micah Bartlett’s scholarship. The only two requirements are being accepted into the MSS program and being in good academic standing.
As a former teacher, principal and Ball Foundation Consultant to the Springfield Ball Charter School, as well as a current member of Springfield’s Dist. 186 School Board, Melinda LaBarre has invested many years in the educational integrity of Springfield’s students. Along with her husband, attorney Alfred “Pete” LaBarre, the LaBarres have established the Melinda A. and Alfred B. LaBarre Scholarship which will honor a qualified high school graduate of Springfield’s public school district Applicants must be a graduate of a Springfield public high school with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 upon graduation. Students must also be accepted into the UIS Midstate Student Support program to be considered.
We welcome your inquiries. Please use the contact information below.