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.

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Destinie D Thomas

Age: 21 Year: Senior (4th year) School: University of Virginia Majors: Sociology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Elementary Education Career Goal: Elementary School Teacher I li

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Gricelda Watts

Age: 29 High School: Vintage High School, Napa CA College: University Of Illinois Urbana- Champaign Branch of service: Sergeant, US Army, Signals Analyst, 4 years active duty, I

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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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Please see this inspirational video of the IMPACT you are making on Illinois military families. Think about making a gift of $50 today to help our 2015 scholarship class of Illinois veterans, spouses and their children who can’t afford the gaps in tuition funding from the post 9/11 GI Bill. Donate here. Thank you.

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