Above: Students studying at Brookens.
Make a Difference for the Following Students at UIS
- For CITU Members, Their Spouses, or Dependents:
Central Illinois Typographical Union Local 177 Scholarship
- For Working Students who Attend Part Time:
Sarah B. Towery Scholarships
- For UIS Staff Members, Their Spouses, or Dependents:
University of Illinois at Springfield Staff Scholarship in Memory of Mike Love
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For CITU Members, Their Spouses, or Dependents: Central Illinois Typographical Union Local 177 Scholarship
The Central IL Typographical Union Local 177 (CITU) Scholarship was established March 1, 1995, by the members of the Central Illinois Typographical Union. Eligible applicants will be dues paying members, or the spouse or dependent child of a dues paying member of the CITU. If the primary pool of applicants is exhausted, dues paying members, as well as their spouses and dependent children, of the CWA affiliated unions and AFL-CIO affiliated union will then be considered for this scholarship award.
Sarah Towery was a determined, independent young woman who liked to stand on her own, even as a child. At 24-years of age, she was a full-time office manager at an engineering firm, part-time student, and just five classes shy of a business degree and international relations minor from UIS. Tragically however, in 1999, Ms. Towery and her boyfriend were killed by a drunk driver in a head-on collision. The driver was also killed. In May of 2000, Sarah’s degree was conferred upon her posthumously. The Sarah B. Towery Scholarship was established in 1999 by her parents to honor her memory. The annual award seeks to assist a student who demonstrates the same drive and vitality that Sarah exhibited in her lifetime. Eligible applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. While no other criteria is required, preference is given to those students who are attending UIS part-time while working full-time.
For UIS Staff Members, Their Spouses, or Dependents: University of Illinois at Springfield Staff Scholarship in Memory of Mike Love
Being an employee of the University of Illinois at Springfield not only provides a great place to work but also an opportunity to further one’s education. To that end, the UIS Staff Scholarship has been helping UIS employees with the expense of higher education since 1994. The scholarship was the brainchild of UIS (then Sangamon State University) employee, Michael Love. In a special recognition during the 5th Annual Civil Service Appreciation Day on September 22, 2011, the Staff Scholarship at UIS was renamed in memory of Mike Love. Love was a former UIS employee who was very passionate about the scholarship. Love’s family was presented with a special plaque of recognition. The Staff Scholarship was started in 1995. A total of 23 people have received the scholarship, with a total payout of $27,000.
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