Creating a Scholarship

At UIS, you have the opportunity to create your own named scholarship fund or in honor of a family member or someone you admire. We have several possibilities to offer you, with information on each.

  • Endowed scholarships 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 are very nimble scholarships because you fund them for only one year at a cost of $1,000 (or $84/month). You still get to name the scholarship and decide the kind of student who will receive the scholarship.

Gift Officers

Learn more about starting a scholarship fund today by contacting a gift officer.

  • Athletics
    Roy L. Brown, III, 217.206.8547;
  • College of Business and Management
    Katie Champion Williams, 217-206-7389;
  • College of Education and Human Services
    Division of Advancement, 217-206-6058
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Center for State Policy and Leadership
    Pamela Hulten, 217-206-6036;
  • College of Public Affairs and Administration; and Peoria and Tazewell Counties
    Terri Hempstead, 217-206-6059;
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
    Jennifer Bettis, 217-206-7075;
  • Illinois Innocence Project
    Courtney Cosgrove Reed, 217-414-9301;
  • NPR Illinois
    Randy Eccles, 217-206-6403;
  • Performing Arts Center
    Sarah Brewer, 217-206-8724;
  • Student Affairs
    Lisa Whelpley, 217-206-6058;


Please feel free to contact us.