Economics Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence Fund
Scholarship Purpose: This fund was established in 2011 by the chair of the Department of Economics through an estate gift from former graduate student Wei Wei Ray. The purpose of the fund is to support an annual award for graduate students. The family of Ms. Ray supports the use of her generous estate gift because she remembered her time at Illinois State fondly, saying that being on campus was the happiest time of her life. Endowment assets are invested in the Illiois State University Foundation's long-term investment pool.