The vision for the Susan T. Kern Special Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to Illinois State University women students in support of one-time special academic or co-curricular opportunities. It is Dr Kern’s wish to provide financial assistance to a student for an opportunity they otherwise wouldn’t be able to fund. Awards will be considered by the Selection Committee and reviewed on an as-needed basis. Each award will be for a minimum of $1,000. The Selection Committee consists of representatives from the offices of the Provost, Women’s and Gender Studies, Dean of Students, and Development.
Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted beginning September 1, 2017. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.