Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
Family and friends created the Elden A. Lichty Scholarship fund at the time of Dr. Lichty's death on September 17, 1987. Dr. Lichty came to ISU as a principal of Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School in 1945. Two years later, he became a member of the Department of Education at ISNU. He was one of seven members on a national committee on the junior college level which drew up the model plan for Illinois prior to 1965. The plan served as a model for junior college legislation in many other states across the U.S.
The amount of each scholarship will be determined by the amount of interest earned. The minimum award is $500.
- Be a graduate student admitted either to the master's or doctoral program in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations.
- Demonstrate interest in community college administration and/or teaching, or who are admitted to the master's or doctoral degree program in an academic field with a professed interest in teaching at a community college.
- Have taken EAF 473, a course in their major field with an emphasis on teaching in a community college, or have acquired previous teaching experience at a community college.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Have a proven record of academic success in graduate work.
- Show a specific interest in employment at a community college.