Stanley R. Levy Leadership Scholarship

About This Award

Stanley R. Levy served the University for more than 28 years until his retirement in 1996.  During 15 years as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Levy nurtured student leaders and their activities in unprecedented ways. Lunch Bunch, the Student Leadership Awards, and the Office of Volunteer Programs are just a few of the opportunities conceived and initiated during his tenure. These scholarships were established by alumni, former student leaders and friends to honor Dr. Levy. 

Two scholarships are awarded to sophomore or junior students who hold significant leadership positions on campus - positions with the potential for shaping the development of the students’ roles and responsibilities, while contributing to the quality of life of the campus. Sophomores and juniors must hold a leadership position within a registered student organization for the upcoming academic year. 

Examples are Illini Union Board officers, student trustee, student government execs, editors of the Daily Illini, chairpersons of the respective college councils, Student Alumni Association, major RSO presidents and Greek officers.  

Financial need is a requirement for selection as it is the donors’ intent these scholarships enable students to take leadership roles they might otherwise have to decline due to the necessity of financing their own educational expenses. 

The recognition includes a scholarship and will be applied directly to the student's financial aid package. Seniors will receive the scholarship applied to their financial aid package spring semester; sophomores and juniors will receive per semester stipend for the upcoming academic year. 

Nominations must be made by a faculty or staff member.

 

Nominators, please address the following in your nomination:

  1. List the nominee’s current leadership position(s) and anticipated academic year position(s).
  2. Explain how the nominee made a significant impact on the quality of campus through their past and current positions. 
  3. Indicate any specific circumstance of financial need.