Above: Many students at UIS take part in volunteer service for the community.
Make a Difference for Students Who Demonstrate Community Service and Leadership
- Board of Regents Scholarship
- Homer L. and Paul C. Butler Memorial Scholarship
- Leroy Jordan Social Justice Scholarships
- University of Illinois Alumni Association Scholarship
Thank you for your interest in giving to scholarship funds that highlight students with a commitment to community service and leadership throughout the campus. If you want to add your gift to one of the scholarships below, you can give safely online or by mail to our office. Thank you!
The Board of Regents (BOR) Scholarship is an endowment fund, established in April, 1996 by the Board of Regents, Regency Universities. The Scholarship is supported by donations to and from the Board of Regents in honor of current and past Board members. The endowment is meant to ensure perpetual scholarship opportunities in the name of the Board of Regents at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Recipients are chosen by the Chancellor, and applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and demonstrated community involvement.
The Homer L. and Paul C. Butler Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Homer Butler, a former Dean of Students, who died April 1, 1997 from a rare form of cancer. His son, Paul, preceded him in death in 1986 as a result of an automobile accident. Homer’s open, accessible and friendly style put people at ease and helped to make students feel a part of the campus community. Applicants for the scholarship must have clear career goals, potential leadership, and integrity.
The Leroy Jordan Social Justice Scholarship was created to honor SSU/UIS alum who served this university, the city of Springfield and the State of Illinois to promote and model social justice. Mr. Jordan, an Illinois native, was the first black male elementary school teacher in Springfield and continued to work on educational equality on the District 186 school board, serving as President during the court ordered desegregation and retiring as Assistant Superintendent. He was the only academic African American Dean at SSU and and promoted equality as Assistant VP. He works with community and religious groups around issues of race, class, gender and age. Fittingly, this scholarship, donated by a former colleague, will be given to students interested in social justice and community service.
The University of Illinois Alumni Association Scholarship is funded annually by U of I’s Alumni Association. The scholarship is given to an undergraduate who has demonstrated noteworthy leadership through civic, social or professional activities.
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