Twelve grants up to $1,000 will be awarded throughout the year to organizations and individuals whose work or special project falls within at least one of these categories: racial justice and equality; healthcare; education; environmental activism; food and housing insecurities; gender equality; and LGBTQ activism. For more information, view Community Grants at McKinley.
Help Us Celebrate 2022-2023 Grant Recipients!
On June 3, we’ll celebrate this year’s grant recipients and raise funds for next year’s recipients.
100% of donations go towards grants.
McKinley offers scholarship opportunities every academic school year. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. Applications are available on the Presby Hall website.
- McKinley Freshman Scholarship
The McKinley Foundation Freshman Scholarship is available exclusively to students who are incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and who are Illinois residents. Preference is given to those candidates who demonstrate academic achievement; civic engagement or volunteer service, especially for social justice issues; and financial need.
- 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.
- Wert Scholarship
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. The Wert Scholars Fund is generally an award of about $2,000.