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 two years 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.
Gift Officers for You to Contact
- Sarah Jennings, 217.206.6058; firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate and Private Foundations, Brookens Library, Sangamon Auditorium, Center for State Policy and Leadership
- Ron Wojcicki, 217.206.7075, email@example.com
College of Business and Management, College of Education and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Public Affairs and Administration, Athletics, Student Affairs
- Randy Eccles, 217.206.6516, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scott Reed, 217.206.6752, email@example.com
Lists of Scholarship Recipients
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.