Illinois State celebrates Redbird Philanthropy Week

Man with sword and woman

Illinois State’s highly successful Redbird Philanthropy Week will be repeated this year February 22-26. The annual event is a tradition aimed at nurturing a collective sense of gratitude for the donors who enhance the Redbird experience.

Four students share what receiving a scholarship means to them

Student scholarship winner

Scholarships give students needed funds to pay for educational expenses, but they often end up being about more than money. For students like Julie Martinez, Andrew Terry, Grace Kinnicutt, and Ryan Hickenbottom, donor-funded scholarships offer encouragement, purpose, and drive. Read what receiving a scholarship has meant to Julie, Andrew, Grace, and Ryan.