Each year, UICOMP students are recognized for outstanding acheivement by students, staff, and faculty. To nominate a student for any of the nine scholarship awards below, please complete this nomination form by March 8th. Please complete a seperate form for each award. Recipients will be recognized at a Virtual Student Awards Event on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at 5:00pm.
Alvin and Diane Watne Scholarship (M1-M4)Typical award amount: $900- $1,000Awarded to deserving students with unanticipated needs. Not recognized through other awards and scholarships. Individual merit and professionalism to be considered. Academics excluded as a criterion.
Anthony J. Parisi Endowed Award (M1-M4)Typical award amount: $600-$700Student who has overcome difficulties, exemplifies the Golden Rule, and has financial need.
Bernard Cahill Endowed Award (M1-M4)Typical award amount: $500Academic Merit. Preference to research. Orthopedics, scholastic work worthy of recognition.
Dan Araya Endowed Inspiration Award (M4) Nominations only by faculty/deans.Typical award amount: $900-$1,000Ability to succeed in spite of difficult circumstances: optimistic, encouraging outlook, disciplined study and work habits. Shown improvement during medical school.
Harry A. Warren Endowed Award (M1-M3)Typical Award Amount: $1,100Awarded to a student who is in good standing who has outstanding academic performance or has financial need.
Joseph & Ellen Solovy Endowed Scholarship (M4)Typical award amount: $2,000-$2,500Commitment to practicing Primary Care in central Illinois for a minimum of 5 years. Must match to a Peoria residency.
Kerry Spooner-Dean Endowed Award (M4)Typical award amount: $4,000-$4,300Priority to community service, then to student entering Pediatrics.
Dr. Pushpa & Paul Joseph Scholarship (M3)Typical award amount: $3,500-$4,000Overcoming adversity with a positive, unselfish attitude with successful completion of M1 & M2 year requirements. Awarded in M3 year.
Richard Trumpe Endowed Award (M3)Typical award amount: $1,000-$1,300Student who demonstrates a commitment to leadership and service. Illinois resident from outside Cook County. Qualities of leadership, service, and integrity. Preference for alumni of Illinois Wesleyan or UI-Springfield.
Student Excellence Award (M2 & M3)Typical award amount: $1,000-$1,500Awarded to one M2 and one M3 student who displays leadership, service, and professionalism.
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