The John and Susan Freed Scholarship was established by John B. Freed, Distinguished Professor, Chair, and Dean Emeritus at Illinois State University and his wife, Susan Anderson Freed, Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. Their only daughter Jenny was diagnosed with attention deficit syndrome after she failed the first grade, but learned how to compensate for her disability and graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College. The donors wish to recognize students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have overcome their disabilities and who can serve as role models for other students.
Each candidate for the John and Susan Freed Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
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 for the 2023-2024 school year are due to the College of Arts and Sciences office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023. Scholarships will be awarded after the 10th day of the start of fall semester 2023. You must be enrolled as a full-time student in the fall to be awarded a scholarship. Applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the scholarship in the subject line or by bringing a copy to Room 141 in Stevenson Hall.