The Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships as an incentive for students to stay in school, participate in mentoring and go on to continuing education.
Every student who graduates from Champaign or Urbana high schools while actively participating in the C-U One-to-One Mentoring Program qualifies for a scholarship. The current scholarship amount is for up to $5,000 distributed over 6 semesters: 1st semester: $500; 2nd semester: $500; 3rd-6th semesters: $1,000/semester. Eligibility does not depend on grades or financial need. All students who have been with their mentor for at least three years are eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship applies to college, community college, technical school—basically any kind of post-secondary education. The money can be used for tuition or other education-related expenses billed by the institurion. Funds are paid directly to the student's account at their institution as long as there is a balance due in their account. Upon high school graduation, an eligible student has up to two years to begin claiming the scholarship and is eligible for scholarship money for three years from the time he or she begins claiming it.
Businesses or individuals can help by making a tax-deductible contribution to support the Mentoring Scholarship Foundation. 100% of your donation goes toward funding scholarships unless otherwise indicated.
Corporate sponsors can fund a semester or full-year scholarship or endow an annual scholarship in the company's name. Corporate sponsorship is also needed to underwrite the year-end banquets which recognize our mentors and mentees.
Please mail any contribution (with a return address) to:
P.O. Box 981
Champaign, IL 61824-0981
If you contribute to the Combined Charitables Campaign, you can specify that all or a portion of your contribution goes to C-U One-to-One. Simply specify Code 705 on the CCC form when you sign up.
Finally, you may want to get involved in the Scholarship Foundation by volunteering to serve on one of the several committees designed to support and strengthen C-U One-to-One Mentoring.
Scholarship funds are sent directly to the school in which you are enrolled. If you are a recipient of a C-U One-to-One Mentoring Scholarship and are enrolled in continuing education you can used the form at the bottom of this page to request your scholarship payment.