LAS IS: Mind Opening — Door Opening
A strong liberal arts and sciences education is the best foundation for a bright future. By taking courses across a broad range of disciplines students acquire the critical skills to succeed in any field. Students become creative problem solvers, effective communicators and strong leaders.
When you DONATE to the College of Liberal Arts & Science you HELP us Open Minds & Open Doors
Your generosity will assist students through scholarship support, research and internship opportunities, or other program enhancements.
Make a gift online today or contact LAS Advancement to discuss the philanthropic opportunity that works for you.
Ways to Give:
The Fund for LAS
Gifts to this fund allow the Dean to designate monies to areas of current and immediate need including day-to-day operations, support for scholarly research and undergraduate scholarships.
The LAS Scholarship Fund
When you donate to the LAS Scholarship fund you support need- and merit-based scholarships managed at the College level.
The LAS Finish Line Fund
The Finish Line Fund was established to help LAS students in good academic standing who are within one semester of graduation, but who have a financial hold on their account, which prevents registration for their final classes.
Some of these students have exhausted loans and other forms of financial aid (or may not qualify for aid). Some students have encountered challenging family situations (like the illness of a parent, or the need to contribute to their family’s household income if there is a job loss). Recently, the Finish Line Fund helped a student who had unexpected medical expenses after he was involved in an accident.
Regardless of the specific reason for the financial hold, these talented, hard-working, and promising LAS students are within sight of their finish line—their college degrees. LAS is excited to ask for support for the Finish Line Fund so that we can help more LAS students cross the finish line, get their diploma, and begin their journeys as college graduates who will change the world.
Departmental, Academic Unit and Endowed Funds
In addition to the two LAS funds listed above, you can provide support at the departmental or unit level, designating scholarship and/or research philanthropy in your specific area of interest. A list of LAS funds, departments and departmental funds can be found on our giving page.
Protecting your gift: The University of Illinois Foundation
All individual, corporate and foundation giving to the University of Illinois, its campuses and units, is done in partnership with the University of Illinois Foundation. UIF is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for managing gifts. The Foundation assists in ensuring that your philanthropic wishes are protected.
Questions? Contact a member of our advancement team at 312-413-3281.