Two opportunities exist for student scholarships through McKinley!
The Ullman Scholarship
The Ullman Scholarship is named for the late Rina Ullman of Urbana, a member of McKinley Presbyterian Church, and a choir member and music lover. The Ullman Scholarship is an award of $2,000 ($1,000 awarded in the fall semester, and a second $1,000 in the spring semester), to a resident of Presby Hall in Champaign. Should no student be awarded this scholarship, the award defaults into the Share Grant Fund of McKinley Presbyterian Church. The Session (governing board) of McKinley Presbyterian Church shall act as the final arbiter of the scholarship award.
The Wert Scholars Fund
The Wert Scholars Fund is named for the late Charles A. Wert, a member and elder of the McKinley Presbyterian Church, and a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois. The Wert Scholars Fund benefits a student studying for the Christian ministry, and may also be used for those that are studying for lay minister positions. Precedence is given to students who are members or regular attenders of McKinley Presbyterian Church in Champaign, or have some association with the church, or who have a record of participation in McKinley Foundation student ministry activities. If no suitable candidate is found in from McKinley, precedence is given to students that are members or are associated with a Presbyterian church in the greater Champaign-Urbana community. If no suitable candidate is found in the greater Champaign-Urbana community, precedence is given to students that are either members or associated with a Presbyterian Church in the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois. The Wert Scholars Fund is generally an award of about $2,000.