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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer scholarships
Above: Many students transfer to UIS after completing a community college program. They need scholarships to complete their four-year degree.

Make a Difference for Transfer Students at UIS

Thank you for your interest in giving to scholarship funds for transfer students. If you want to add your gift to one of the scholarships below, you can give safely online or by mail to our office.

American Association of University Women: Mary M. Beaumont Scholarship

The Mary M. Beaumont Scholarship was established in honor of Ms. Beaumont, former president of the Springfield branch of the American Association of University Women. A fervent advocate of public policy engagement, Ms. Beaumont collaborated, organized and sponsored several community ventures during her tenure as president including the Public Attitudes Toward Public Education in Springfield survey, an AAUW initiative that began in the 1990s. Ms. Beaumont also established AAUW’s current recycling standard, Young Professionals study group for women, and the “Expand Your Horizons” conference encouraging middle school girls to study math, science and technology. Ms. Beaumont received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. from Sangamon State University where she was Class Marshall of her graduating class. The AAUW-MMBS is awarded to a non-traditional female student of Sangamon County (or a nearby county w/o an AAUW branch) whose education has been interrupted.

American Association of University Women: Wanda Chapel Scholarship

The Wanda Chapel Scholarship was established by the Springfield Chapter of the American Association of University Women in honor of Ms. Chapel, former president of both the Springfield and state of Illinois AAUW. Civic and community involvement – a standard in AAUW – increased during Ms. Chapel’s tenure and included the first statewide Legislation Day along with numerous other cooperatives and groups. Membership in the AAUW remained at all-time highs. The AAUW-WCS is awarded to a non-traditional female student of Sangamon County (or a nearby county w/o an AAUW branch) whose education has been interrupted.

American Association of University Women: Mary Gene Hall Scholarship

The Mary Gene Hall Scholarship was established by the Springfield Chapter of the American Association of University Women in honor of Ms. Hall, a 35-year member and former president of both the Springfield and state of Illinois AAUW. Ms. Hall was also a member of Sangamon State University’s first graduating class. The AAUW-MGHS is awarded to a non-traditional female student of Sangamon County (or a nearby county w/o an AAUW branch) whose education has been interrupted.

American Association of University Women: Sandra G. Hockenyos Scholarship

The Sandra G. Hockenyos Scholarship was established by the Springfield Chapter of the American Association of University Women in honor of former president, Sandra Hockenyos. During her tenure, the AAUW maintained its commitment to community service and public education, including a district-wide survey and establishment of a Saturday morning enrichment program for academically tenacious students. The AAUW-SGHS is awarded to a non-traditional female student of Sangamon County (or a nearby county w/o an AAUW branch) whose education has been interrupted.

Francis J. Budinger Honorary Scholarship

The Francis J. “Bud” Budinger Memorial Scholarship was established by the Alumni Association in honor of Francis J. Budinger, the first graduate to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award at Sangamon State University. Named Honorary Chairman of the SSU Foundation Board in 1985, Mr. Budinger had an outstanding corporate career, retiring as president of the Franklin Life Insurance Company. He was also active in civic and community organizations in the Springfield community for many years including Sangamon State University. The scholarship is for a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College or Springfield College in Illinois with clearly defined career goals, strong character and leadership potential.

William H. Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship

The William H. Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship was established in 1974 in memory of former circuit judge, William H. Chamberlain, a junior college graduate who attended SSU and also served as Parliamentarian to the Speaker of the House, Assistant to the Governor and Secretary of State. Awards are given to outstanding community college students transferring to UIS. Preference is given to applicants with financial need who have an interest in public service and student or community activities.

Sandra G. Hockenyos Scholarship

In a very public testament of her strength, character and influence as a woman, Sandra G. Hockenyos’ children and spouse chose to honor her in a way that helped other students achieve their dreams. Established in 1996, the Sandra G. Hockenyos Scholarship awards financial assistance to a mature individual who has had their education interrupted. As a former and two-term president of the American Association for University Women, Ms. Hockenyos also has a scholarship established in her honor for achievements there. The award is available to female students of Sangamon County in good academic standing who are enrolled for a minimum of eight hours in any campus program.

Michael and Barbara Schwartz Scholarship

UIS graduate program alum, Michael Schwartz and his wife Barbara, established the Michael and Barbara Schwartz Scholarship to attract more transfer students to the educational opportunities available at UIS. Recipients selected for this scholarship must be transfer students to UIS in their junior to graduate level years with high academic standing.

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