$3M Gift from The Davee Foundation to Support English and History Scholarships at LAS

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has received $3 million from The Davee Foundation to assist high-achieving English and history undergraduate students who have prohibitive levels of financial need.

With the new endowment, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has received a total of $6 million from the foundation in aid for high-achieving students with high levels of financial need since 2006. The Davee Scholarship Fund, which is the college’s largest scholarship endowment, has covered the full cost of attendance for more than 23 academically gifted students at UIC.

“With this endowment, talented students in English and history will be able to pursue their academic passions free of financial hardship,” said Astrida Orle Tantillo, dean of the college. “We are truly honored to have been selected to receive the foundation’s final act of generosity and to carry forward the legacy of two remarkable Davee women. It has been a tremendous partnership, and we are grateful for The Davee Foundation’s long-standing support of current and future students studying in the liberal arts and sciences.”

The Davee Foundation’s gift supports IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC, through which UIC and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will redefine the model for student experience and success.

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