Edith and Harry Darby Leadership Scholarship

About This Award

The Edith and Harry Darby Foundation was established to honor Senator and Mrs. Darby.  Senator Darby received his bachelor's degree in 1917 and master's degree in 1929 from the University, both in mechanical engineering.  While at Illinois, he served as junior councilman and then president of the Illinois Union, an organization whose primary purpose was to raise funds for the construction of a student union building. He was also a member of Sachem and served on several campus-wide committees. 

Up to three scholarships shall be awarded to junior students based on outstanding academic merit and secondly upon high achievement and excellence in campus leadership. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Students must have completed two academic years of coursework at the University of Illinois.

It is expected these students will also hold a leadership position for upcoming academic year.  The recognition includes a scholarship and will be applied directly to the student's financial aid package for the upcoming year.

Nominators, please address the following in your nomination:

1. List the nominee’s current leadership position(s) and anticipated upcoming academic position(s).

2. Explain how the nominee made a significant contribution to the campus through their leadership position(s).