The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is Illinois State University’s largest academic college. It is home to 18 departments, schools, and programs in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. CAS houses 27 majors, 11 secondary education programs, more than 30 sequences and 25 departmental minors, and participates in 17 interdisciplinary minors. Below you can find more information about our individual departments as well as the funds available to give directly to our college.
College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund
The College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund is used to help support activities across all sixteen of the College’s departments/schools, in addition to events sponsored by the College. Among its purposes are bringing special speakers to campus, underwriting conferences, lectures, student activities, and other events that are open to students, alumni, faculty/staff, and to the public.
Interactive Art Initiative Fund
The Interactive Art Initiative Fund supports efforts involved in the exploration, development, and sustainability of The Art Station. The Art Station will provide interactive, hands-on visual arts experiences to children, adolescents, and families that will be taught and guided by professional artists/art educators, with deliberate efforts to reach at-risk and otherwise underserved populations. In addition, it will provide individualized attention to ISU students by fostering strong student-faculty connections to conduct research, enrich teaching, and provide professional practice opportunities.
The Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship Fund
The Neil and Joan Styczynski scholarship provides support to students for educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and/or costs associated with student teaching. The recipient must be enrolled in good standing at Illinois State University as a transfer student from a community college and must have demonstrated financial need. The recipient must also be planning to teach after graduating from ISU.
The Undergraduate Scholar Travel Fund
The CAS Undergraduate Scholar Award was established for the purpose of creating and maintaining a fund to provide professional meeting expenses for outstanding undergraduate students majoring in the college. Awards may assist with the travel, registration, or housing costs associated with the presentation of the paper or other work.
The World Wide Campus Fund
The World Wide Campus Student Opportunity Fund provides financial support to undergraduate students of the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University who plan to participate in a semester-long study abroad program connected with the University. Awards are for $750 for travel expenses. In an increasingly global society, the College wishes to support as many students as possible in learning about people and cultures around the world.