2021 Scholarship Luncheon

Our students are grateful to receive scholarships, as these students shared in a video prepared for the 2021 Scholarship Luncheon. In many cases, it allows them to pursue their educational dreams.

Of course, scholarships are only available thanks to the generosity of our donors. We are proud to present the story of Wilverlyn "Joye" Williams Morris, who established a scholarship at UIS after being the recipient of one herself when she was a student here.

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; rbrow24@uis.edu
  • College of Business and Management
    Katie Champion Williams, 217-206-7389; kwill50@uis.edu
  • 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; pamela.hulten@uis.edu
  • College of Public Affairs and Administration; and Peoria and Tazewell Counties
    Terri Hempstead, 217-206-6059; themp2@uis.edu
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
    Jennifer Bettis, 217-206-7075; jknuf01s@uis.edu
  • Illinois Innocence Project
    Courtney Cosgrove Reed, 217-414-9301; creed21@uis.edu
  • NPR Illinois
    Randy Eccles, 217-206-6403;reccl2@uis.edu
  • Performing Arts Center
    Sarah Brewer, 217-206-8724; sbrew5@uis.edu
  • Student Affairs
    Lisa Whelpley, 217-206-6058; lwhel1@uis.edu


Please feel free to contact us.