The Illinois State University Alumni Association is a volunteer organization that serves almost 220,000 alumni, the University, and its students. The members of the association strengthen the University's traditions, future growth, and networks of influence.
If you are a graduate of Illinois State University, you are automatically a member of the Illinois State University Alumni Association. Individuals who have attended the University may be granted membership upon their request. Active members are those who have made a gift to the Illinois State University Foundation during the current or preceding fiscal year.
Marian H. Dean Legacy Scholarship
The Student Alumni Council/Marian H. Dean Legacy Scholarship started with Student Alumni Council funds in 1989 and has since grown through annual Student Alumni Council contributions and private donations. A gift from the estate of Marian H. Dean made a meaningful impact on the funding of this scholarship. The Student Alumni Council/Marian H. Dean legacy Scholarship fund is used for the recruitment of students who are sons or daughters of at least one Illinois State University alumnus.
Black Colleagues Association Scholarship Illinois State University’s Black Colleagues Association (ISUBCA) is a diverse, dynamic group of alumni and friends of Illinois State University. The organization is comprised of alumni who attended the University from the 1940s through the most recent graduating class. More than 7,000 African-Americans have attended or graduated from Illinois State and are potential ISUBCA members. An initiative of ISUBCA is to fund multiple $1,000 scholarships to students that showcase leadership, involvement, Redbird pride.
Latinx Alumni Network Scholarships The Latinx Alumni Network (LAN) was established and recognized as an affinity network by the Alumni Association in the fall of 2014. The mission of LAN is to establish, maintain and promote a network for the empowerment and advancement of Latinx alumni, students, faculty and staff at Illinois State University. As a part of LAN’s mission, the organization desires to assist students in securing financial aid through annual scholarships.
Alumni Association Scholarship In 2009, the Alumni Association launched an initiative to create the Illinois State University Alumni Association Scholarship. This scholarship addresses the accessibility of undergraduate education to students who exhibit outstanding academic achievement and leadership, and who demonstrate a financial need. Additional consideration is given to students whose immediate family members have attended or graduated from Illinois State University.