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Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University as well as the surrounding community. Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to worthy undergraduate students. We now award scholarships in excess of $30,000 each year.
  • Nine (9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,300
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $3,600
  • One (1) Susan T. Haney Social Work Award of $3,000
  • One (1) STEM Education Award of $3,000
  • One (1) Peri Davis Ceperley Award of $2,300
You must be an undergraduate, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2016 to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.75 at both the time of application and winning of award is required. Applicants are evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible.

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is 5 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2015

Scholarship applications are now closed for 2015.

For more information on our Scholarship Program, see our Scholarship Details (2015 version).

Download the Make-A-Difference, Isabelle Purnell Education, Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award, Susan T. Haney Social Work, STEM Education, or Peri Davis Ceperley pdf's.

Scholarship Committee for 2015-2016

Scholarship Chair: Susan Haney
Assistant Scholarship Chair: open
Committee:
  Andrea Beller
  Sandy Camargo
  Patricia Cardenas
  Mike Haney
  Ann Long
  Chris Lyke
  Judith Robinson
  Patricia Simpson

2016 Award Winners

Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award - $3,600
  • Kelsey Grotkiewicz - Voice
Susan T. Haney Social Work Award - $3,000
  • Kahlia Halpern - Social Work
STEM Education Award - $3,000
  • Nina Tandle - Mathematics
Isabelle Purnell Education Awards - $2,300
  • Leticia Angel - Elementary Education
  • Melanie Demma - Elementary Education
  • Eric Mendoza - Music Education
  • Michelle Seat - Mathematics
Peri Davis Ceperley Make-A-Difference Award - $2,300
  • Brittney Nadler - Global Studies
Make-A-Difference Awards - $2,300
  • Arianna Jenkins - Psychology and Political Science
  • Stephanie Medina - Human Development & Family Studies
  • Priscilla Monsivais - Political Science and Sociology
  • Shivali Patel - Molecular & Cellular Biology and Global Studies
  • Lauren Zelaya - Chemical Engineering

Scholarship Awards Brunch, March 5, 2016

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Video clips from the 2016 Scholarship Awards Brunch

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  • Opening Remarks
  • Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award
    • Kelsey Grotkiewicz - Voice (.wmv)
  • Susan T. Haney Social Work Award
    • Kahlia Halpern - Social Work (.wmv)
  • STEM Education Award
    • Nina Tandle - Mathematics (.wmv)
  • Isabelle Purnell Education Awards
  • Peri Davis Ceperley Make-A-Difference Award
  • Make-A-Difference Awards
  • Closing Remarks (.wmv)

2015 Award Winners