BRUNDAGE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS STUDENTS
University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 29th annual Avery Brundage Scholarship competition. Last year, 20 winners were awarded $2,000 each.
Scholarship applications for 2002-2003 will be available Nov. 2 at the financial aid and intramural/recreation offices of the Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and Springfield campuses. The deadline for submission is Jan. 11, 2002.
Full-time University of Illinois students, including incoming freshmen, graduate and transfer students, may apply. Under specified conditions, grant-in-aid recipients are not eligible for Brundage scholarships. Academic and athletic competence will be considered over financial need.
Undergraduate and transfer student applicants must rank in the top 25 percent of their college and incoming freshmen must rank in the upper 25 percent of their incoming class. Graduate and professional students must be in good academic standing.
Students must have demonstrated "special athletic ability" in an amateur sport. However, their participation must have been for personal development, rather than as preparation for professional athletics. Previous winners represent a wide variety of sports from archery and tennis to swimming and wheelchair basketball.
late Avery Brundage, a 1909 University of Illinois graduate, competed
in the 1912 Olympics and later served as president of both the U.S.
and International Olympic committees. He established the scholarship
in 1974 with a $343,000 endowment to the University of Illinois Foundation.
In the past 28 years, 602 scholarships totaling $578,500 have been awarded.
Brundage maintained his interest in the university through service as
a member of the University of Illinois Foundation, President's Club
and Citizen's Committee.
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