The vision for the Susan T. Kern Special Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to Illinois State University 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. 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 2023-2024 academic year are now available. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.