Recent Scholarship Recipients

Since our inception, the Illinois Patriot Education Fund has provided 67 meaningful and repetitive scholarships that range from $1,000 to $19,000 to each recipient. We have also provided over 4,000 backpacks to deserving children of military families in need of financial assistance.


David Glass

Master Sergeant David Glass is a Pararescue (PJ) Team Leader assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron. He is also completing his third year of medical school at The University of Illi

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Luke Fenner

Luke Fenner joined the United States Navy in June 2003, after putting school at Iowa State University on hold after his junior year to enlist. He trained at Recruit Training Comman


Erin Stein

My dad is my hero. The qualities that he instilled in me as I was growing up are a primary reason that I have made so many achievements. Through his example, I learned priceless qu



Over 320 Illinois armed service members have lost their lives for our country. Over 1,500 Illinois armed service members have been wounded. Counting their immediate family members, there are likely 10,000+ individuals impacted by their sacrifice. Let’s work together to help bridge the educational gaps from the Post-9/11 GI bill.

Donate today to support Illinois Military Families so can receive every opportunity to succeed without the burden of massive debt. IPEF Scholars which include children of our fallen and also wounded warriors are giving back to our community.

Thank you for your support.

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