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Giving to the Graduate College

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Welcome to the online giving section of UIC’s Graduate College.

UIC graduate students conduct cutting-edge research on ecologically sustainable farming techniques in southern Mexico, Ming dynasty porcelain kiln production in Fujian Province, China, and vascular neurogenic niche in stroke victims; they teach foundational courses in the humanities and laboratory sciences; and they help to run some of our academic units – to enumerate a few examples. In short, they are vital to the success of our university and of our society.

The Graduate College currently offers approximately 250 scholarships, fellowships, and awards each year, including to the three students’ projects above. Your expertise, mentorship, career counseling, or financial investment would allow us to sustain and grow our initiatives, which attempt to reach all of UIC’s approximately 8,000 master’s and doctoral students.

Additional funding is crucial for sustaining and expanding our initiatives. You can help!


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Making a gift is easy. Just select one of the options from the list below or designate your gift to specific Graduate College initiatives you have been supporting or wish to support.

You can give with confidence knowing your gift transactions are safe, secure and very much appreciated.

When you have completed this form, click the Continue Donation button and you will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation secure Online Giving site for your personal information.

Graduate College Deans Fund

Unrestricted fund to benefit graduate students and promote community amongst the graduate population at UIC.

Graduate Fellowships

Supports graduate students and will provide awards, including competitive fellowships for exceptional graduate students.

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Leave a legacy! Of all the forms of private giving to higher education, endowments offer the most influential investment in the lives of future graduate students.

In an endowment fund, the principal is invested in perpetuity with a portion of the investment’s earnings spent according to the donor’s wishes. The remainder of the earnings return to the endowment to provide a growing, long-term source of funding. Endowments may be either restricted or unrestricted.

An endowment can be created through an outright gift, through a bequest in a will, or through a life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust. To minimize administrative costs, the minimum amount required to establish a permanent endowment account is $25,000. Lesser amounts are sometimes accepted.