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Above: Many UIS students are getting their degree online. They need scholarships, too!

Make a Difference for Online Students

If you would like to support UIS’ award-winning online program, you can give to one of the funds below. Your gift will help us serve students around the world.

Grace Brorstrom Oakley Scholarship

Grace Brorstrom Oakley dedicated much of her time to encouraging women and economically disadvantaged persons to achieve a secondary education. Before terminal illness claimed her life in the early’ 90s, Ms. Brorstrom Oakley had been instrumental in establishing several scholarships for this target population. The Grace Brorstrom Oakley Scholarship was established in 1994, by her son, UIS Research Profesor, Burks Oakley, II. Applicants for the scholarship must be part- or full-time, academically sound undergraduate students enrolled in an online degree program. In continuance of Ms. Oakley’s life mission, preference is given to single mothers who have returned to college after being out for a period of time.

Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award

Burks is also an award-winning, world-renowned online learning expert. These two men have a lot to do with UIS’ stellar ongoing success in online learning. They began these funds as just one more way to improve UIS’ program; when you give to the funds, you’ll be in great company!

Mayadas Scholarship

Ray Schroeder, director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS) at the University of Illinois Springfield is the recipient of the inaugural A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award. The award is the highest individual recognition offered by the Sloan Consortium and was voted on by a committee of leaders in higher education. Because the scholarship will be given to a student who exhibits extraordinary leadership while taking an online class, your gifts to this fund both honors Ray Schroeder and the student who receives the award. Please add your support.

You could also give in support of the following teaching award, which honors the high standard that our UIS faculty have set for online teaching. The award goes to a professor who has done a particularly good job teaching online.


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