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Since 2001, Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships and awards.

This spring, we awarded scholarships to 19 local public school students. Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship recipients!

Daja Wilson – Central High School, Michael Hartter Scholarship
Shelby Burgin – Urbana High School, Judge Fred Green Scholarship
Courtney Plattner – Central High School, Keegan Bannon Scholarship
Jenna Keefer – Urbana High School, Greg Chew Scholarship
Devon Bell – Central High School, Orange Krush CUScholars Award
Hannah Sweeney – Urbana High School, Orange Krush CUScholars Award
Faith Llewellyn, Kayla Napper, Taya Westfield – Champaign Central High School Alumni Scholarships
Diamond Palmer – Urbana High School, North End Scholarship
Trinity Brown – Central High School, North End Scholarship


Champaign Central High School Alumni Scholarship—for a graduating Central High School senior whose parent/s are alumni of Central High School ($1,000)

Greg Chew Theatre Scholarship—awarded to a graduating Urbana High School senior who intends to pursue a theatre major in college ($1,000)

Judge Fred Green Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a graduating Urbana High School senior who demonstrates leadership qualities in both their academic and athletic endeavors ($1,000)

Keegan Bannon Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a graduating Central High School Senior who through determination, positive attitude and hard work has exceeded expectations in academics and extra-curricular activities such as music, sports, student government, and other areas. ($4,500)

Michael Hartter Scholarship—awarded to a graduating Central High School Senior who participated in extracurricular activities two to three years and demonstrates a good temperament. ($1,000)

The North End Scholarship—awarded to one graduating minority senior from Urbana and one graduating minority senior from Champaign public schools who demonstrate financial need and academic promise. ($500 each)

Orange Krush CUScholars Award—monetary award for one graduating senior from each of the three high schools who fulfilled the CUScholars requirements. Recipients ($250 each)

Perrino Scholarships—for Urbana Middle School and Urbana High School band or orchestra students to attend summer music camps. ($1,700)

Urbana Community Music Education Scholarship—for Urbana High School students to take private music lessons ($1,000)


Amberg Award—Recognition award for a District 116 teacher. (3-yr. award of approximately $1,500 annually)

Jeffrey Kaufman-grant to maintain the Jeffrey Kaufman Baseball Fields at Yankee Ridge Elementary. ($475)

For information on these scholarships, please contact the appropriate school guidance office.

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