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 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.