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College of ACES Annual Fund
Student scholarships, beyond the classroom experiences, student recruitment, international travel, internships, and faculty and staff awards are just a few of the many ways in which the College of ACES Annual Fund benefits our students and faculty. Your gift to this fund provides unrestricted support to the Dean to support the most pressing needs of the College.
I Pay It Forward: Students Helping Students Scholarship Campaign
The I Pay It Forward; Students Helping Students Scholarship Campaign is all about ACES students rallying together to support one another. Our goal is to provide a scholarship(s), funded by ACES students, for ACES students. The College of ACES is a family, and we believe that it is imperative that this family looks out for each other. So let’s join together and pay it forward today!
Academy of Global Engagement
The ACES Academy of Global Engagement, established in 2006, provides junior and mid-career ACES faculty with a structured academic experience focused on international opportunities and engagements that also entails an international immersion experience. This is designed to strengthen the international capacity and promote the international mission of the College.
ACES Faculty Excellence Fund
An unrestricted fund that provides resources to faculty to help them achieve their highest potential. The fund supports faculty needs that might not be met with state funds such as professional development, conference travel, and equipment needs.
ACES Scholarship Fund
This fund provides unrestricted scholarship support for students to address the College’s most pressing needs. Funds may be used to fund a variety of needs, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate student tuition assistance, student recruitment and retention, need-based scholarships, and merit-based support to name just a few.
Arboretum
The UI Arboretum is a living laboratory, including plant collections and facilities that support the teaching, research, and public service programs of several units throughout campus.
Feed Mill Project
Gifts to this fund will lead to a modern state-of-the art facility for feed processing and diet preparation in the top-rated Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois. The construction of a modern agricultural animal feed processing and service unit is critical to sustained research and education of world class graduates in animal nutrition.
Friends Fund to Support International Programs
The Friends Fund to Support International Programs will use your gift where it is needed most to promote ACES global leadership and strengthen international opportunities in the college, and position ACES as a global leader.
International Graduate Education Fund
Gifts to this fund help provide opportunities for graduate students in ACES to be involved in research, education, and training experiences in programs and laboratories at international institutions, centers, and organizations.
International Projects Grants Progam
The International Project Grants Program supports faculty and scientists within the College of ACES in pursuing new international collaborations and partnerships in research, education, and outreach.
JBT Scholarship Fund
Jim Evans Endowed Chair in Ag Comm
The key to the long-term success of the Agricultural Communications Program is the establishment of an endowed chair—a faculty position that will provide leadership to the program. In recognition of Jim Evans’ many years of exemplary service, and as a driving force behind the development of the Agricultural Communications Program at the University of Illinois, the endowed chair is being established in his name.
Turner Hall Transformation Fund
Join us in transforming Turner Hall into a state-of-the-art learning environment.
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Your contribution to the 'Ag & Bio Engineering Gift Fund' helps to provide the following departmental needs: Endowed chair professors, capstone design instruction, student recruitment and retention fund, graduate fellowships, undergraduate scholarships, ABE I4 Seminar Series, support for continuous updating of teaching and research facilities and equipment, support for student field instruction and international experience, support for alumni awards.
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Department of Animal Sciences
Department of Crop Sciences
Gifts to this fund support such departmental needs as endowed chairs; capstone design instruction; student recruitment and retention; graduate fellowships; undergraduate scholarships; support for continuous updating of teaching and research facilities and equipment; student field instruction and international experience; and alumni awards.
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) is proud of our reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and outreach programs. We are striving to continue to implement and maintain quality educational experiences for our students and implement programs and projects to provide the public with a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply that enhances human health. You can assist in maintaining the quality of the programs and facilities in FSHN by contributing gifts to a variety of funds. Outright gifts provide valuable support for current needs, while endowed, planned and deferred gifts provide substantial support for needs both today and in the future.
Department of Human and Community Development
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Gifts to this fund support such departmental needs as endowed chairs; capstone instruction design; student recruitment and retention; graduate fellowships; undergraduate scholarships; support for continuous updating of teaching and research facilities and equipment; student field instruction and international experience; and alumni awards.
Food Science & Human Nutrition Pilot Plant
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is planning a $3 million renovation and upgrade of the pilot plant facilities located in the Agriculture Engineering Sciences Building (AESB). These improvements will impact teaching, research and outreach capabilities for decades.
Jesse C. Thompson Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarships for former Research Apprentice Program participants who enroll in an ACES major. Students often cite financial assistance as a primary factor in selecting an institution and major. Jesse C. Thompson has worked his entire career to build strong diversity and inclusion programs in the College of ACES and this scholarship program honors his commitment.
Division of Nutritional Sciences Excellence Endowment
Investing in ACES
Your support makes it possible for College of ACES scientists to play a key role in national and international research initiatives of global importance in the biological, physical, social and economic sciences.
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