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A Timely and Critical Gift

Scholarships offer donors a unique opportunity: a chance to meet the person who benefits from their gift or at least know that person’s name.

Students always welcome scholarships. For many, their access to higher education depends on it, and today more than ever, students need scholarships to afford college without having to take out crippling loans or work so many hours they miss out on some of the benefit of college.

Please look through the information below, and if you have any questions about creating your own named scholarship, please feel free to contact us at 217.206.6058.

Creating a Scholarship

At UIS, you have the opportunity to create your own named scholarship fund. You’ll be joining over 100 generous donors who each year are making a difference in the lives of our students and in their futures.

We have several possibilities to offer you, with information on each.

  • Endowed Scholarships
    These are the most powerful scholarship funds because they create scholarships year after year. Interest from your gift funds the scholarships; the principle remains. A minimum of $25,000 creates an endowed scholarship.
  • Current-Use Scholarships
    These are very nimble scholarships because you fund them for only one year at a cost of $1000 (or $84/month). You still get to name the scholarship and decide the kind of student who will receive the scholarship.
  • Access Illinois Matched Scholarships
    For the next year only (until June 2014), because scholarships are such a critical need for our students, UIS is offering donors a 1:1 match opportunity for undergraduate scholarships for financial need. Other rules apply for a qualified scholarship. Let us know if you have any questions.

After You Create a Scholarship

Gift Officers for You to Contact

  • Sarah Jennings, 217.206.6058; jennings.sarah@uis.edu
    Corporate and Private Foundations, Center for State Policy and Leadership, and the College for Public Affairs and Administration
  • Lisa Whelpley, 217.206.6058; whelpley.lisa@uis.edu
    Brookens Library, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ron Wojcicki, 217.206.7075, wojcicki.ron@uis.edu
    College of Business and Management, College of Education and Human Services, Sangamon Auditorium, Student Affairs
  • Randy Eccles, 217.206.6516, reccl2@uis.edu
    WUIS
  • Travis Whipple, 217.206.8547, twhip2@uis.edu
    Athletics

Questions?

Please feel free to Send Us Your Question or to contact one of our gift officers using the link at left. You can also call our office at 217.206.6058.

After You Create a Scholarship

  • How We Honor Donors
  • How Scholarships are Awarded
  • Meeting Your Student Recipients

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