The primary criteria for the Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship is that the applicant has participated in the Illinois Design Educators Association (IDEA) annual Drafting and Design Competition, either at the regional or state level. Deadline for application to be considered for the fall semester is May 15 each year.
This scholarship was implemented in part as an expression of appreciation to Dr. Ryan K. Brown, faculty member at Illinois State University, who served the IDEA in many ways and for many years, continuing yet today. His record of service includes an on-going membership on the IDEA board, with duties that include hosting the fall conference Thursday program and workshops, and hosting the state drafting and design competition at Illinois State University. As well, the IDEA competition engages over 1,000 students in competition problems, many of which have been developed by Dr. Brown for the past several years.
The IDEA exists to: