Deborah J. Fox, Assistant Dean
Illinois State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Box 4100
Normal, IL 61790
Craig Reeser graduated from Illinois State University in 1975 with degrees in Political Science and Sociology. His student years were “four of the best years of my life.” In 2005, after the death of Craig’s father, W. E. Reeser, Craig decided to “give back to the university” through his inheritance and established the Craig W. Reeser Scholarship in the Social Sciences.
The purpose of the Craig W. Reeser Scholarship in the Social Sciences is to provide financial support to student(s) pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Social Sciences, within the College of Arts and Sciences, at Illinois State University. The Social Sciences include the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Economics, History, Politics and Government, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and the School of Social Work. The goal is to provide opportunity for educational support to students across a wide range of study.
Each candidate for the Craig W. Reeser Scholarship in the Social Sciences must:
a. be enrolled in good standing at Illinois State University
b. be a full-time student majoring in one of the undergraduate degree programs in the Social Sciences, within the College of Arts and Sciences, or a graduate student accepted to an advanced degree program in the Social Sciences, within the College of Arts and Sciences
c. have demonstrated strong academic achievement, as evidenced by a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
d. have demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid office
e. use the award for educational expenses
f. have submitted an essay describing the student’s career interests and intentions
A single scholarship award will be deposited in the recipient’s Illinois State University account at the beginning of the fall semester to help cover educational expenses. The amount of the award will be based on the earned income from the principal of the fund (estimated $1,000).
Applications are due in the College Office (Stevenson 141) by 4:00 p.m. on February 3, 2014.