The Illinois State University Alumni Association is a volunteer, non-profit organization that serves more than 205,000 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. All active alumni have the right to vote at the association's annual meeting and are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
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
Black Colleagues Association Scholarship
Annual gifts from alumni and friends of ISUBCA fund this $1,000 scholarship. Students applying for this scholarship are also considered for the President’s Book Scholarship and the Vice President for Student Affairs Scholarship.
Latin@ Alumni Network Scholarships
The Latin@ 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 Latin@ 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.
Marion H. Dean Legacy Scholarship
The Student Alumni Council/Marian H. Dean Legacy Scholarship was begun by 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 to be used for the recruitment of students who are sons or daughters of at least one Illinois State University alumnus