Scholarship Program

The Illini Club of Portland has revived our scholarship program to financially support an outstanding high school student from the state of Oregon who is attending the University of Illinois. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need to a student who:

  1. Has been accepted for admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the Fall of 2022;
  2. Has a permanent home address within the state of Oregon or southwest Washington;
  3. Has enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at the time the award is paid (Fall of 2022 and Spring semester 2023).

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of the Illini Club of Portland Scholarship Program.  Your gift will go a long way toward helping Oregon students earn a quality education.


Donors will receive an official tax receipt for their gifts to the University of Illinois. Gifts will be credited to the donor's record in the University, Foundation and Alumni Association donor database for recognition and acknowledgment of their total support to the University and its students. The Illini Club of Portland Scholarship Fund participates in the Foundation's corporate matching program.


Past Scholarship Recipients

matthewfriar Matthew Friar of Westview High School is our 2020-2021 scholarship recipient. Matthew was team leader of the Westview speech and debate team, and a member of the Pacific Youth Choir. He plans to study Physics in Engineering.
portland-scholarship-chloeskinner Our 2019-2020 scholarship was awarded to Chloe Skinner from Tigard High School where she was selected the 2019 Tigard Youth Volunteer of the Year. Chloe plans to major in Special Education at UIUC.
jared.ebanks-portland-scholarship Jared Ebanks is the winner of our 2018-2019 scholarship. Jared graduated from Southridge High School in Beaverton where he was named to the Metro League All-Academic basketball team. Jared plans to study journalism in UIUC's School of Media.
zoe1 Our scholarship winner for 2016-2017 is Connie Fan of Portland who graduated from Westview High School in 2014. Connie is studying Computer Science within the College of Engineering while also participating in the Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrprenership program.
The Illini Club of Portland is pleased to announce Kevin Kim as the recipient of our 2015-2016 scholarship. Kevin is a sophomore from Gresham who graduated first in his class from Sam Barlow High School. He is studying computer science and hopes to carry on Illinois' alumni tradition of technology innovation.