Illinois State University

Robert J. Glaser Memorial Scholarship

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Multiple disciplines
Various benefits
United States
03 Feb 2025
Application deadline


Illinois State University awards highly competitive, merit-based scholarships to new students with exceptional academic talent.


Scholarship type


Number of scholarships to award



Value unknown

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses
  • accommodation
  • travel expenses


He grew up in Pontiac, Illinois, the only child of a furniture salesman and a legal stenographer. As an elementary student impressed by his teachers, he knew he wanted to become a teacher. Along the way, other educators inspired and encouraged him. Now, after thirty-four years as a teacher, he can unequivocally say he made the right choice. At eighty years of age, after over two decades of retirement, he still misses the challenge, excitement and considerable rewards of teaching young people.

Neither of his parents attended college, but they were both determined that he would have that opportunity. In 1958, he graduated from Illinois State Normal University with a teaching degree, and in 1963 was awarded a master's degree, also from Illinois State University, the first of his family to earn either. All five of his children have attended college; his eldest is the first in their family to earn a doctorate. None of these accomplishments would have been possible without dedicated individual effort and the financial assistance of scholarships.

He wishes recipients of this Robert J. Glaser Memorial Scholarship the very best in their endeavors and charge each of them with the responsibility to enrich the lives of others.

Applicable programmes


The Robert J. Glaser memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund will provide support toward tuition, room and board, fees and books associated with the recipient's studies.


  • Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing at Illinois State University.
  • The status of sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
  • Declared major within the social sciences which include the following departments: Economics, History, Politics and Government, and Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines


United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

03 Feb 2025

You must be enrolled as a full-time student in the fall to be awarded a scholarship. Applications can be submitted to an email address with the name of the scholarship in the subject line or by bringing a copy to Room 141 in Stevenson Hall.


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