Presby Residents

Scholarship Opportunities.

New applications will be accepted beginning in the Spring of 2017. Former members of McKinley Church and Foundation have been extremely generous in their support of various efforts and projects.


The McKinley Foundation Freshman Scholarship.

The Foundation Freshman Scholarships of two-thousand dollars ($2000) will be awarded by the McKinley Foundation Board of Directors. Preference is given to entering 2017 freshmen, who have financial need, are engaged in civic or volunteer activities, social justice activities. Please have your applications submitted by the April 28, 2017 deadline.

Namesake: The McKinley Foundation was named for US Senator William McKinley, a well-known humanitarian and benefactor in this community and the University of Illinois. It was built at the height of the Depression and dedicated in 1930.

Throughout its 100 plus years, McKinley Foundation in cooperation with the McKinley Presbyterian Church has sought to live out its inclusive faith and socially conscious convictions through social justice work and human service.

Awarded by: The Board of Directors of the McKinley Foundation at the University of Illinois.

Requirements: Be a Presby Hall resident during the academic year in which the award is made.

Preference is given to those students who meet the following criteria, as ranked in this order:
• Financial need
• Civic engagement or volunteer service, especially for social justice issues, environmental issues, etc.
• Academic achievement

Download an application form or pick up a hard copy in the Presby Hall or McKinley Foundation offices.


The Wert Scholarship.

The Wert Scholars Fund is named for the late Charles A. Wert, a member and elder of theMcKinley Presbyterian Church, and a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois. The Wert Scholars Fund is administered by The McKinley Foundation at the University of Illinois. Please have your applications submitted by the April 28, 2017.

Amount: The Wert Scholarship is an award of approximately $2,000.

Requirements: Be a Presby Hall resident during the academic year in which the award is made.

CRITERIA:
• First preference is given to students who are members or regular attendees of McKinley Presbyterian Church in Champaign, who have some association with the church, or who have a record of participation in The McKinley Foundation student ministry activities.
• Second preference is given to students who are members of or associated with a Presbyterian church in the greater Champaign-Urbana community.
• Third preference is given to students who are either members of or associated with a Presbyterian Church in the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois.

Download an application form or pick up a hard copy in the Presby Hall or McKinley Foundation offices.


The Ullman Scholarship.

The Ullman Scholarship is named for the late Rina Ullman of Urbana. Ullman was a faithful member of McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was a choir member and music lover. Please have your applications submitted by the April 28, 2017.

Amount: The Ullman Scholarship is an award of $2,000.

Awarded by: The Board of Directors of the McKinley Foundation at the University of Illinois.

CRITERIA:
• Financial Need
• Civic Engagement
• Academic Achievement
• Study of Music

Download an application form