Scholarship Donations


The Illini Club of San Diego County awards scholarships to qualified students from San Diego County attending the University of Illinois. One or more scholarships may be awarded each year based on both academic and leadership achievement. Typical scholarships have been in the range of $1,000 to $1,500 each.

The Club's scholarship program is funded by donations from individuals, certain Club events throughout the year and through purchases of select items that are available on our Club website.  Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help local San Diego students enjoy the excellent education at the University of Illinois that we as Alumni Club members received ourselves.

Donors will receive an official tax receipt for their gifts to the University of Illinois. Gifts will be credited to the donor's record in the University, Foundation and Alumni Association donor database for recognition and acknowledgment of their total support to the University and its students. Donors can be assured their transactions will be handled securely with the upmost attention to ensuring their gifts will be spent for the scholarships they are supporting.

There are two ways to donate:

Endowed Gift:  We have established an Endowment Fund that will eventually provide yearly income for our designated scholarships. We have set a goal to have at least $25,000 in the fund by 2023. Help us achieve and surpass this goal with a contribution "that will keep on giving"!



Current Scholarship Fund:  You can also contribute directly to our Current Scholarship Fund.


Thanks to all of the generous donations from the following gracious alumni. 

2014-2015 Scholarship Donations:

Bruce Allen

Jackie Allen

Barbara Blase

Veronica Brantz

Glen Broom

Betty Clarquist

Bob & Pat Giles

Jean Hughes

Dave Humphrey

Tom Larwin

Denis & Denruth Lougeay

Chris & Laura Love 

Jay O'Keefe 

Bill Prey

David Romero

Gunnar Schalin 

James Smith

Karri Takeuchi

Lee Vida 

Robert Van Wassenhove

Al & Sue Zimmer