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With your generous support, we will transform urban education and communities.

If you are interested in opportunities to support our mission beyond what is listed below, please contact Sheila O'Donnell in the Office of Advancement at 312-413-7632 or

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UIC College of Education Dean's Fund for Excellence

Your gift provides essential financial support so that the dean can respond quickly when new opportunities arise, and also allow the dean to expand our impact.

UIC Education Faculty and Staff Success Fund

Your gift helps the College to recruit, support, and retain outstanding faculty and staff members, as well as provide professional development opportunities, seed funding for projects, awards for outstanding service, and more.

UIC Centering Black Lives, Thought and Liberation Fund

Your gift facilitates a collaborative effort among Black faculty, students, and staff and supporters to facilitate research, teaching, community engagement, and service projects to frame the history and purposes of Black education, amplify Black intellectual thought, and contribute to ongoing Black liberation efforts inside and outside of education.

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UIC Promise of Education Student Success Fund

Your gift provides financial need-based scholarships to College of Education students who are enrolled full-time in a degree program.

Aimee Strawn Math and Science Scholarship in Urban Education

In honor of the late Professor Aimee Strawn, your gift provides scholarships to students specializing in the teaching of mathematics and science to Chicago’s elementary school students.


Your gift supports the College's efforts to increase the pipeline and diversity of men leading elementary school classrooms. It will fund financial need-based scholarships and assistance to help our MISTERs meet additional costs, such as textbooks, licensure testing, and professional development opportunities.

Dr. Ward Weldon Scholarship Fund

In honor of the late Dr. Ward Weldon, your gift provides essential support for students in the Educational Policy Studies department.

Marilyn Mucha Special Education Fund

Your gift provides scholarships to students preparing to teach Special Education.

UIC College of Education Make an Impact Scholarship

Your gift will help create an endowment that provides financial need-based scholarships to undergraduate students.

UIC David A. Wilson Education Leadership Fund

In honor of the late Professor David Wilson, your gift provides support to doctoral students in the College.

UIC Dr. Ann Lynn Lopez Schubert Memorial Fund

In honor of the late Professor Ann Schubert, your contributions provide fellowship support to doctoral students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction .

Youth Development M.Ed. Program

Your gift provides support to students in the Master's of Youth Development program.

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UIC Center for Literacy

Your gift supports the UIC Center for Literacy in its mission to provide language and literacy instruction to families in West Side and South Side Chicago communities and conduct literacy research that makes a difference for children in Chicago schools.

Chou Faculty Awards

In recognition of the professional contributions of former College of Education Dean Victoria Chou, your gift provides support for competitive faculty awards which focus on research and policies that improve learning outcomes in Black and Latinx communities.

UIC Educational Assessment Clinic

Your gift supports the UIC Educational Assessment Clinic, which serves families whose children (6 to 16 years) are struggling academically and/or socially and prepares the next generation of special education teachers to understand the vital role that assessment plays in understanding and addressing the needs of a growing diverse learner population.

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In addition to online giving, the College also accepts gifts through checks in the mail, securities gifts, company matching gifts, electronic funds transfer (EFT) and payroll deduction. See the link below for more information.

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