Moms Awards & Scholarships

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.

Nominations must be submitted online by March 1, 2021. A valid nomination must include the following: (1) the nominee's biographical information and (2) two letters of support. A direct link to the nomination form can be found here. 

Illini Spirit Award

The Moms Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is soliciting a request for funding proposals to be awarded in the spring of 2021 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 at 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 at Urbana-Champaign. Budget proposal that includes funding from all sources and unmet financial need - please compile in a listed format rather than narrative format.

Proposals and supporting materials are due by March 1, 2021. Applications are to be submitted online here. 

Please note that due to funding issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moms Association may have to either reduce the amounts awarded in grants or scholarships this year or cancel the programs altogether. Nonetheless, we strongly encourage you to apply, and will notify you of any changes to this year's programs.


Moms Association Scholarship

The Moms Association at the University of Illinois will award a merit scholarship in the amount of $1,000. To be eligible, the student must be an enrolled full-time student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and have successfully completed at least 24 college credit hours. Scholarships are awarded based on campus involvement, campus honors and awards and their potential to positively impact the University of Illinois.  This award is determined on a competitive basis, and requires the submission of an application form, an essay, and a letter of recommendation from someone at the University of Illinois, and transcript (s).

Applications are due by March 1, 2021. Applications are to be submitted online here.

Please note that due to funding issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moms Association may have to either reduce the amounts awarded in grants or scholarships this year or cancel the programs altogether. Nonetheless, we strongly encourage you to apply, and will notify you of any changes to this year's programs.


Mom of the Year

Show your Mom how much you love her on Moms Weekend! The Moms Association is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Mom of the Year.

Nominations are due March 1, 2021. Nomination forms are available here.


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