skip to main content

NPRE News

Double your impact through the new NPRE Visionary Scholarship Fund!

Double your impact through the new NPRE Visionary Scholarship Fund!

6/14/2017 3:35:00 PM Susan Mumm, Editor

The opportunity to invest in and improve the quality, diversity, and global influence of undergraduate students in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at Illinois has never been greater.

A longtime supporter of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Grainger Foundation has issued a generous Matching Challenge in support of Engineering at Illinois and departments including NPRE. Now through the end of 2019, The Grainger Foundation will match all donations made to the Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative, dollar-for-dollar up to $25 million.

Jazz Kroeger
Jazz Kroeger
These scholarships assist with recruiting and retaining NPRE’s best and brightest undergraduate students. Gifts made to the NPRE Visionary Scholarship Fund will benefit students like Jazz Kroeger of Washington, Illinois.

“This scholarship allowed me to research more because I do not have to worry about working," said Kroeger, who is preparing to finish his final year in NPRE. "I also can volunteer so I can give back to the community. Later, when I have a job, I will donate back to help some other kid that needs help getting through college. I am a hard working student and plan on achieving great things.”

After graduating, Kroeger plans to continue his education at a medical school and hopes to make professional contributions in the field of nuclear medicine technology.

Find out how you can help students like Kroeger by contacting Ross Williams, Assistant Director of Advancement for NPRE, or visit the Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative’s website.

The NPRE Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund campaign has the enthusiastic support of NPRE's Constituent Alumni and Industry Advisory Board. If you would like to talk with one of our board members about how you can get involved, please contact Susan Mumm, s-mumm@illinois.edu, and she will make your connection!

Corporate gifts to engineering scholarship endowments will also be included and matched by The Grainger Foundation.