Twelve $500 grants 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.
McKinley is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for the 2022-2023 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.
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.
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.