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The Robert Crowell MBA Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is provided through a generous endowment gift from 1995 MBA alum, Mr. Robert Crowell.

The selected recipient(s) of this scholarship will receive an engraved plaque and a monetary award of no less than $750 which can be used toward future tuition and fees.  Each awardee will have their name engraved on a wall plaque displayed in the MBA Office.  A student selected to receive this scholarship, along with other MBA award recipients, will be recognized at the Annual MBA Student Recognition Ceremony in April. 

Qualified students are strongly encouraged to apply for this scholarship. 

Application Deadline: First Friday in March.

Candidate Qualifications

  1. GPA of 3.5 or better.  An Incoming Student should have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate academic coursework and a GMAT score of at least 550.  A Continuing Student should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above for all MBA coursework
  2. Submit a 250-word essay describing:
    • Applicant's background
    • Career goals
    • How the scholarship will impact applicant's future and career goals
  3. Provide two (2) letters of recommendation
  4. Provide a current resume
  5. Preference is given to students with a minimum of three years full-time post undergraduate work experience

Note : Only students in the traditional on-campus MBA Program who will continue beyond the current Spring semester, qualify to be considered for this scholarship.  Students who already have full tuition waiver privileges through a graduate assistantship or other financial assistance programs, do not qualify for this scholarship.

Robert Crowell MBA Endowed Scholarship Application


 Previous Robert Crowell MBA Endowed Scholarship Recipients:

  • 2018 - Jamie Czesak
  • 2017 - Kaitlyn McCauley
  • 2016 - Mary Peverly
  • 2015 - Kristen Kubsch
  • 2013 - Alyssa Herman and Jeanelle Keck
  • 2012 - Ryan Leuty
  • 2011 - Angela Silver
  • 2010 - Neil Alcorn
  • 2009 - Amanda Capodice


The Catherine Chaplais MBA Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is provided through an endowment gift from 1988 alum, Ms. Catherine Chaplais.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Illinois State MBA program meeting the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in the traditional MBA Program in academic good standing expecting to complete the program in the upcoming academic year
  • Have an established cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Have demonstrated dedication and achievement in the areas of social responsibility, ethics, and/or other social impact issues through academic, professional, community and/or university activities while enrolled in the Illinois State MBA Program
  • Preference is given to female students

Applicants for this award should complete the application form and provide:

  1. a current resume
  2. one or more letters of support highlighting his/her social responsibility achievements
  3. a personal essay describing his/her act(s) of giving and the impact it had in the community

The Catherine Chaplais MBA Endowed Scholarship Application






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