Wondering how to fund your education? There are many scholarship opportunities available to students in the LIS program.

To apply: Follow the instructions posted on the UIS Office of Financial Assistance website 

Here are some that are targeted specifically at online students:

Grace Brorstrom Oakley Scholarship

The Grace Brorstrom Oakley Scholarship for continuing part-time or full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an online degree program at UIS who are achieving well academically. Students must only be enrolled in online courses at a distance. Grace Brorstrom Oakley dedicated much of her life encouraging women to achieve. To reflect Mrs. Oakley’s commitment to others, single mothers who returned to higher education after being out a period of time are particularly encouraged to apply for this $1000 scholarship.

Ray Schroeder Online Learning Scholarship 

The Ray Schroeder Online Scholarship was established in his honor and will be the first scholarship for UIS to go to a student pursuing an online degree from UIS. Two scholarships are available at $1,000 each. Minimum enrollment of six hours.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is open to current juniors in college planning to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.  Qualifications include a GPA of 3.5 or higher, U.S. Citizenship, and a strong leadership record.

To apply:

Interested and eligible candidates from UIS must complete an application form and submit it to:

Dr. Ryan Williams
Criminal Justice Program
Mail Stop PAC 384
Telephone 206-7708

Please contact Dr. Williams with any questions or for further information.

Visit the UIS Scholarships website for a more comprehensive list of scholarships. The UIS Office of Financial Assistance also provides several searchable databases of available scholarships.