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Above: A class at UIS with many international students. What a great way to broaden students’ global understanding.

Make a Difference for International Students

Thank you for your interest in giving to scholarship funds for international students. When you give to an international student, you are enhancing the cultural life on campus and broadening the global horizon of our 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.

Gerlinde Coates International Student Grant

Gerlinde Coates served as advisor to international students during the earlier days of UIS, when it was called Sangamon State. According to students of the time, she was tremendously helpful as students made the adjustment to living in the States. Through this scholarship, her service to UIS students continues.

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time, international student with temporary visa who displays exceptional commitment to the advancement of international/cross-cultural education at UIS and must actively supports the goals and activities of UIS international students.

You can give any amount to this fund, and your gift will increase the value of the scholarship.

Adarsh Kumar International Student Scholarship

Dr. Adarsh Kumar is a dermatologist originally from India. He completed a residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago (then Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center), and he has been practicing in Springfield since 1973. With a strong desire to donate for a good cause, Dr. Kumar has been providing scholarships for international students at UIS since 1998. The recipient must be a student who has exceptional academic achievement who is studying in the United States on a temporary visa.  Of note: Dr. Kumar also funds research awards to the institution from which he earned his medical degree in India, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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