Scholarship Purpose: In 1993-1994, Illinois State University celebrated its 50th anniversary of graduate education. At that time, the Graduate School's Outstanding Thesis Competition was renamed to honor James L. Fisher, an exceptional graduate of the University. After completing a bachelor's and master's degree, Fisher served the University as a professor, administrator, and vice president. In addition, Fisher is a renowned scholar in leadership in academia, as well as President Emertius of Towson State University and the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Winners of the thesis competition are recognized at the college level, and one recipient is selected to receive the Fisher Award, as well as represent the University at the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools regional competition. Endowment assets are invested in the Illinois State University Foundation's long-term investment pool.
High School GPA: There is no High School GPA requirement for this scholarship.
Essay: An Essay is required towards applying for this scholarship.
Application Deadline: No deadline has been specified.NODEADLINE
Community Service: There is a community service requirement in applying for this scholarship.
Leadership: There is a leadership experience requirement in applying for this scholarship.
Letter of Reference: For this scholarship application 2 letters of reference are required.
Fund Group: 3
Fund Type: 2
Fund Purpose: 15
Fund primary Goal:
Fund Status: O
Scholarship Type: F
Survey Code: 08
For more information on applying to this scholarship, please visit the Dean Of Graduate School website.