Scholarship Overview

The University of Illinois Alumni Association awarded the Houston Illini Club the "110% Award" for the Club's Scholarship Program (2013)!


Each spring the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's (UIUC's) Admissions Department provides the Houston Illini Club a list of all Houston area high school seniors who have been accepted to UIUC. In early April the Committee plans to send each such individual an e-mail with our congratulations of their acceptance to Illinois, and our encouragement to complete the club's scholarship application. The club intends to award a $750 scholarship based on applications sent by the May 5, 2018 deadline, with our award determined based on academic accomplishment and leadership credentials. If you know any top Illinois-bound high school students please encourage them to apply! View our gallery of our distinguished past Houston Illini Club scholarship recipients here! 

Please note that to qualify the student must:

  1. Have been accepted for admission to the freshman class at UIUC in the following fall;
  2. Have a permanent home address within the greater Houston metropolitan area, as defined by UIUC's Admissions Department;
  3. Have been enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at UIUC at the time the award is paid, i.e. during the scholarship winner's freshman year;
  4. Not be a direct dependent of any of the below listed scholarship committee members, nor of a Houston Illini Club Officer.  

Scholarship Committee: 

Scholarship Chair: Ryan Almon
B.S., Journalism, UIUC, 1996

Communications: Mark Ulrich
B.S., Chemical Engineering, UIUC, 1980

Treasurer: Larry Burns
B.S., Architectural Studies, UIUC, '74 & M. Arch. '76
Mike Davis
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, UIUC, 1976

Michael S. Hopkins
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, 1991

Alex Kosmala
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, 1990
Events: Brittany Kusay
B.S., Community Health, UIUC, 2011

Director: Bob Morgan
D.M.A., Music Composition, UIUC, 1974

Support our scholarship via sending your check to the UI Alumni Club of Houston, P.O. Box 542314, Houston, TX  77254 - Your generousity is much appreciated!