Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are scholarships funded by gifts to the College.

All scholarship recipients for endowed scholarships will be selected automatically by the Office of Student Financial Planning or by faculty for departmental awards. No application is necessary for the following awards.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded to new incoming students from rural communities with populations of less than 20,000. Students who are selected will receive $1,250 for the first year and $625 for their second year at Monmouth.

Twomey Foundation Scholarship

This annual scholarship is awarded to students from Warren and Henderson counties in Illinois. Preference will be given to students whose family is considered to be a farm family. The number of awards and amount of the scholarships vary each year.

Aileen and Bryant Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship will be awarded to students who have graduated from the former Yorkwood (Illinois) High School, now known as United School District, and who wish to pursue a degree in education.

Eyler Family Scholarship

This endowed scholarship will be awarded to an incoming new student who enters college with a “B” average and who demonstrates financial need.

Virgil S. Boucher ’32 Scholarship

The award will be given to Monmouth students that have graduated from school district 150, Peoria, Illinois.

Allen and Alex McGehee Scholarship

The endowed scholarship will be awarded to a prospective Monmouth student from United Township High School District with a preference given to students from Silvis, Illinois.

Arminta McKelvey Sheats Scholarship

This award will be given to a student coming from Mercer or Henderson counties in Illinois and who has graduated from the Mercer County High School.

Jordon Nichols Memorial Scholarship

This endowment will provide an award to a worthy incoming Monmouth freshman from Illinois with preference given to students from Cerro Gordo High School.

Roy S. Anderson Scholarship

This award will be given each year to a new student at Monmouth coming from the Lincoln Community High School in Lincoln, Illinois.

Parr Scholarship

Scholarship recipients must have graduated from Princeton High School, Princeton, Illinois, and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Tommy Hoerr Memorial Fund Scholarship

The scholarship, named in honor of Monmouth student Tommy Hoerr ’13  was established to provide scholarship opportunities for select students based on a combination of high graduation, financial need, community engagement and academic merit. Priority will be given to prospective students from Brimfield, Illinois. The scholarship recipient should have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and be a multi-dimensional student who is actively involved in at least two extracurricular activities, and who demonstrates community involvement.

Henry and Frances Jahn Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming Monmouth student who plans to major in business. The scholarship recipient should be a multi-dimensional student who is actively involved in extracurricular activities.

Dr. Steven A. ’66 and Elaine Baer ’67 Azuma Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a new incoming female student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and is intended to be renewable based on the student’s academic performance. The chosen recipient should be actively involved in co-curricular activities.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist active and academically strong female students with their first year of college and beyond. As students, both Steve and Elaine were active beyond the classroom, and their liberal arts education benefits them daily, a half-century past their graduation from Monmouth. Both have been lifelong swimmers after participating at Monmouth, respectively, on the men’s swim team and with the women’s synchronized swimming organization, the Dolphins.