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The Department of Technology has several departmental scholarships available every year. The scholarship values listed are the expected amounts to be distributed. Please be aware that scholarship award amounts are contingent upon the portfolio performance and market conditions. Students can apply from October 1 until March 1.

Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship

If you participated in the Illinois Design Educators Association (IDEA) annual Drafting and Design Competition, you are eligible for the Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship.

Department Scholarships

Open to undergraduate students in all Department of Technology majors.

  • Charles and Betty Porter Scholarship for Leadership


    Open to majors in the Department of Technology with a record of strong academic performance and leadership at ISU or in the community.

  • Joe E. Talkington Endowed Scholarship


    Open to community college graduates with a strong record of academic performance who major in any program in the Department of Technology.

  • Legacy Endowed Scholarship


    Open to high potential freshmen and transfer students who combine excellent academic achievement with campus and community leadership. The Legacy Endowed Scholarship recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of past, present, and future faculty, staff, and friends of the Department of Technology.

  • Claude Bell Endowed Scholarship in Technology


    Open to incoming freshmen or undergraduate students majoring in the Department of Technology either accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing. The student MUST have demonstrated academic achievement with a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0 or a current GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as an undergraduate student. The student MUST have demonstrated community service and/or leadership involvement in student organizations.


    Melvin and Kathy Wheeler Endowed Scholarship


    Open to any student currently admitted or enrolled in one of the majors in the Department of Technology. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or comparable high school score.

Construction Management Scholarships

  • Central Illinois Builders' Industry Advancement Foundation Scholarship


    Open to junior or senior undergraduates who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale and who are active members of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) student chapter.

  • Combined Central Illinois Construction Industry Fund Scholarship


    The CCICIF Scholarship is open to Construction Management majors interested in a career in commercial construction. Preference will be given to students with a high level of academic achievement, participation in Construction Management (CM) student chapter activities, and who are resident of one of the following six counties in Central Illinois: Peoria, Woodford, McLean, Tazewell, Fulton, and Knox.

  • Construction Management Endowment Scholarship


    Open to incoming freshmen admitted to the Construction Management Program who have at least a 3.0 high school GPA and an ACT score of 24 or higher (or equivalent SAT). The student must have demonstrated leadership and service in high school.

    The student is required to submit a resume to the Department of Technology which highlights their leadership, service, and other activities to be eligible for this scholarship.

  • Charles Ed Francis Scholarship


    Open to freshmen, transfer, or continuing full-time students majoring in Construction Management. Continuing students must demonstrate academic and leadership abilities as well as active participation as members of the Construction Management Students Association. First-year majors, in addition to the other criteria listed above, must provide evidence of high school coursework in construction or related technical areas.

  • Wayne Zook Scholarship


    Open to majors in Construction Management who have completed at least 10 hours of the CM coursework, demonstrated leadership abilities at ISU or in the community, attained a high level of academic achievement, and a record of successful work experience in the construction industry.

Engineering Technology Scholarships

  • Hydro-Gear Scholarship


    Open to incoming transfer or full-time junior or senior Engineering Technology students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a demonstrated financial need. Student must have more than one semester remaining before graduation or verify continuation toward an advanced degree in the Department of Technology immediately following graduation.

  • Willard McCarthy Scholarship


    Open to new or continuing full-time majors in Engineering Technology. Applicants must provide evidence of interest in manufacturing areas such as materials technology, computer numerical control, automation, or state-of-the art applications of engineering technology.

    One of the required references must include a recommendation letter from a Department of Technology or secondary school faculty member.

  • Ken Stier Scholarship for Engineering Technology


    Open to incoming transfer or full-time returning students enrolled as a major in Engineering Technology. Candidates must be classified at the sophomore level or above at the start of the following school year, exhibit a strong desire for a career in Engineering Technology or a related field, and demonstrate qualities such as ambition, creativity, enthusiasm and leadership through involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and internships or part-time jobs.

  • Gary Weede Engineering Technology Scholarship


    Open to a full-time student majoring in Engineering Technology. Candidates must be classified as a second semester sophomore or higher with at least one year remaining before B.S. graduation.

    Preference will be given to applicants who:

    • demonstrated active participation and potential for leadership in professional organizations related to Engineering Technology
    • are members of the Society of Plastics Engineers ISU Student Chapter
    • completed at least nine hours of plastics related technology courses
    • made significant contributions to financing his/her own higher education
  • Steven Dyer Back-A-Bird Scholarship


    Open to incoming transfer or full-time junior or senior Engineering Technology students. Candidates must have a demonstrated financial need.

Technology and Engineering Education Scholarships

  • Everett N. Israel/TFA Scholarship


    Open to Technology Education majors with at least a sophomore status with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a major GPA of 3.0. Priority for awarding scholarships will be given to adult learners and first-generation college students.

  • Franzie Loepp Endowed Scholarship for Technology and Engineering Education


    Open to entering or continuing majors in Technology and Engineering Education. Continuing majors must have demonstrated academic achievement, as evidenced by an accumulative GPA of at least 3.50 in Technology and Engineering courses. First year majors must have an accumulative high school GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or be ranked in the top 25% of their graduating class.

    Applications must include letters of recommendation from two teachers; one of whom must be from a Technology and Engineering teacher. The applicant must also submit a letter that describes a project completed (illustration or digital image helpful) and why she/he would like to become a Technology and Engineering education teacher.

Scholarships Awarded by Selection Committee Scholarships

No applications are solicited for these scholarships.

  • Philip E. Ghantous Memorial Scholarship


    An award made to a student in the Renewable Energy program. Phillip E. Ghantous was a 1998 Illinois State University alumnus.

  • James D. Loughlin Memorial Scholarship


    An award made to a student majoring in Construction Management. The scholarship was established by family and friends of James D. Loughlin, a 1992 graduate of the Construction Management program, after his death in a car accident in 2005.

  • Robert C. Monninger Scholarship


    An award made to a student in the Construction Management area who is committed to a future career in the mechanical and electrical aspects of construction. Robert Monninger was a utilities supervisor at ISU, retiring in 1977 after 25 years of service.