Above: UIS Theatre production of As You Like It.
Make a Difference for Theatre Students
Your gift in any amount to the funds below provide support for students in the UIS Theatre Program (soon to be part of a major!). You can use the Donate button to give online.
This fund provides money for special opportunities or extraordinary needs.
The James Andrews Memorial Scholarship is funded annually by his daughter, Sally James McKenzie. James Andrews taught at Springfield High School, retired, and then resumed worked as a substitute teacher. In his substituting, he found that students who were not in the highest English classes were not exposed to the arts. Mr. Andrews was hired to teach Faulkner, Hemmingway, and Shakespeare. He often told his students, “Art and humor make life bearable.” This scholarship is intended to help the average, blue-collar worker taking a class in the arts – whether as part of major or for personal fulfillment.
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