Scholarship Purpose: Dr. Alice L. Ebel was a professor of politics and government at Illinois State University. The Alice L. Ebel Scholarship was started in April 1969 by Dr Ebel as she believed is was important to support students, particularly female students, majoring in political science. Following her passing in 1999, Dr. Ebel left her estate to ensure the scholarship would continue. The scholarship supports students majoring in political science. Preference will be given to female students.