Awards & Scholarships

Moms Association

Humanitarian Award

Two awards are presented: one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate/professional student. A successful applicant has performed outstanding and innovative service within the local community. Each award includes a $500 award for the recipient and a $500 grant to an organization of the recipient's choice.


Medallion of Honor

The Moms Association invites you to submit nominations, limited to women of current or past affiliation with the University of Illinois who, through example and/or service, have used their talents to enrich the lives of others. This is an opportunity to congratulate a talented woman in your department or bring the achievements of one of your graduates to the attention of a wide and varied audience.


Illini Spirit Award

The Moms Association at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is soliciting a request for funding proposals to be awarded in the Spring 2024 for their Illini Spirit Award. The Moms Association is looking for proposals that promote the growth and development of the students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The recipient will receive a monetary donation of $2,000 to be used to support the event and/or program submitted in the proposal.

Proposals should include the following:

  • Name of the project, program, event, or organization nominated to receive the award.
  • Description of the project, program, event, or organization and how it promotes the growth and development of the students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • Budget proposal that includes funding from all sources and unmet financial need - please compile in a listed format rather than narrative format.


Moms Association Centennial Scholarship

In celebration of their Centennial Anniversary, the Moms Association is pleased to offer the Centennial Scholarship, an award of $1,000 for a full-time undergraduate or graduate/professional student who is from an underrepresented population, in good academic standing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and demonstrates need. This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and requires the submission of this application form and completion of a few brief essay questions. Competitive preference will be given to underrepresented students, students with dependents, first-generation students, and students who demonstrate need. This scholarship is open to all students regardless of citizenship status.


Mom of the Year

Show your Mom how much you love her on Moms Weekend! The Moms Association will be accepting nominations for the 2024 Mom of the Year.


Dads Association


The Dads Association awards grants in the amount of $500-$2,000 to worthy projects or organizations that provide academic, social, personal, and/or professional assistance to students attending the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

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The Dads Association annually awards several scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to students who show both merit and need. Scholarships are paid in January and credited to the Spring semester of that year.

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