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 students. 

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. Learn more here.

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 here.

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 more here.

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