Funds That Support for Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership
Above: Students take part in an Educational Leadership class at UIS.

Make a Difference for Educational Leadership Students

our gift in any amount to the funds below provide support for educational leadership students. You can use the Donate button to give online. Thank you!

Educational Leadership Program Fund

This fund provides money for special opportunities or extraordinary needs.

  • Faculty or students can travel to a conference to present their research.
  • Faculty can take part in a special opportunity to update their skills. Professors need to be aware of the latest developments in their field, so that they can pass this knowledge on to their students.
  • The department can purchase special equipment, test materials, resources, or training modules to help our students attain success and achieve their goals.

These activities and others like them enrich our students immeasurably, enhancing the education they receive at UIS—but we could not do any of them without the discretionary money given to this fund.

Scholarship Funds

John E. Erickson Ed.D. Scholarship

Dr. John E. Erickson was a passionate educator, having taught all levels of the field from elementary grades to university graduates. A firm believer that education was the key to democracy and freedom, Mr. Erickson influenced countless students in the education field. Along with his wife, Delinda A. Chapman, Ed.D., he was very active in the Springfield branch of the American Association of University Women. The John E. Erickson Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Chapman in memory of her husband. Applicants must be in good academic standing with demonstrated involvement in service to others. Preference is given to non-traditional female graduate students in Educational Leadership.

Gordon and Ina Robertson Scholarship

The Robertson scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in education with a grade point average of at least 3.0. This scholarship may be renewable for up to four years for students who continue to meet these criteria

Other Options

You could also create a scholarship fund, either a named current-use scholarship or a named endowed scholarship–that targets Educational leadership. Use the links to learn more about these opportunities.
As the principle donor of this new scholarship, you would get to name the fund and establish the selection criteria.


We welcome your inquiries. Please feel free to contact us.