Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships
The scholarships listed below are to support Illinois Wesleyan’s mission of diversity
and inclusive excellence.
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George “Gus” A. Hill Scholarship for Inclusion
Named for the late George “Gus” A. Hill, Illinois Wesleyan’s first African-American
graduate (1880), the George A. Hill Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement
and potential of historically marginalized and underrepresented students as part of
our ongoing efforts to enhance the diversity of Illinois Wesleyan’s campus community
and bring us closer to achieving our mission.
Alumni Association Building Diversity Endowed Scholarship
The Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Association Board of Directors (AABD) has taken extraordinary
measures to ensure the Board represents
all alumni. This endowment is being created to provide scholarship support to historically
marginalized and underrepresented students attending Illinois Wesleyan. The intention
of this scholarship is to help provide equity, access and opportunity for all IWU
International Diversity Scholarship
The International Diversity Scholarship was created by a group of alumni and friends
who value the role of multicultural experiences in education. This Scholarship supports
Illinois Wesleyan students who bring a valuable multicultural experience to campus.
These students will have a passion for learning about other cultures and will actively
seek out international experiences. This group is not bound by organizational or fraternal
structures but donors share a common desire to promote the values that a unique multicultural
experience and multicultural diversity have on campus. The scholarship intends to
award students with financial need who bring an international perspective to campus.
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Minor Myers, jr. Memorial Scholarship
Minor Myers, jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who embody the famous
quote from former IWU President, Minor Myers, jr, "Go into the world and do well.
But more importantly, go into the world and do good." Recipients are involved in extracurricular
activities at IWU and are of ethinic/cultural minority descent. Learn more here.
Monica Taylor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was formed to honor the life of Monica Taylor '88. Monica was the
former director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and she played an enormous
role in the Minority Alumni Network and the lives of many IWU students. Learn more
Public Service Scholarship- In memory of Janice Catherine Bradley '74 and Beverly
Ann Bowman-Lott '75
The Public Service Scholarship was established in November 2018 by IWU alumnae of
the retired Iota Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The scholarship
was named in memory of late members Janice Catherine and Beverly Ann who exemplified
qualities of sisterhood, leadership, and service. The Public Service Scholarship will
be awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence in addition to the
qualities of sisterhood, leadership, and community service. Learn more here.
Darcy L. Greder Endowed Scholarship
The Pride Alumni Community established the PAC Darcy L. Greder Endowed Scholarship
to honor former Associate Dean of Students Darcy Greder who retired in 2019. Darcy
played a critical role in the lives of thousands of students during her 42 year career
at Illinois Wesleyan. This endowed scholarship will be an ongoing recognition of the
student-centered care and guidance Darcy provided to IWU students through the years.
Preference will be given to a current IWU student who is a member of the Pride Alliance,
demonstrating positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBTQ and TGNC issues on
campus. Learn more here.
Pride Alumni Community Scholarship
The Pride Alumni Community Giving Circle was created in 2011 to provide financial
support to IWU students who have been active in enhancing the experience of the LGBTQ+
community and its allies on the IWU campus. Through support of this scholarship, IWU
alumni help to make Illinois Wesleyan a more vibrant and inclusive community. Learn
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