Moms Awards + Scholarships

Moms Association Humanitarian Award

Founded in 1923, the Moms Association works to promote a stronger relationship between the University and the citizens of Illinois, and is one of the nation’s longest-serving parent organizations. Every Mother or Mother Figure in a University of Illinois student’s life, including Aunts, Grandmothers, etc. are considered members of the Moms Association at the University of Illinois. The Moms Association supports programs, services and activities that promote the health, safety and well-being of the University community and serves as a parent liaison to the campus. Two awards are presented: one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate/professional student. A successful applicant has performed outstanding and innovative service within the local community. Each award includes a $500 award for the recipient and a $500 grant to an organization of the recipient's choice. Applications are due online here by 8 am on Monday, March 28, 2022.

Medallion of honor

Application now Closed. Check back in 2023.
The Moms Association invites you to submit nominations, limited to women of current or past affiliation with the University of Illinois who, through example and/or service, have used their talents to enrich the lives of others. This is an opportunity to congratulate a talented woman in your department or bring the achievements of one of your graduates to the attention of a wide and varied audience.

Illini Spirit Award

Applications now closed. Please check back in 2023.
The Moms Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is soliciting a request for funding proposals to be awarded in the spring of 2022 for their Illini Spirit Award. The Moms Association is looking for proposals that promote the growth and development of the students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The recipient will receive a monetary donation of $2,000 to be used to support the event and/or program submitted in the proposal.

Proposals should include the following:
Name of the project, program, event, or organization nominated to receive the award. Description of the project, program, event, or organization and how it promotes the growth and development of the students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Budget proposal that includes funding from all sources and unmet financial need - please compile in a listed format rather than narrative format.


Moms Association Scholarship

Applications now closed. Please check back in 2023.
The Moms Association at the University of Illinois will award a merit scholarship in the amount of $1,000. To be eligible, the student must be an enrolled full-time student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and have successfully completed at least 24 college credit hours. Scholarships are awarded based on campus involvement, campus honors and awards and their potential to positively impact the University of Illinois.  This award is determined on a competitive basis, and requires the submission of an application form, an essay, and a letter of recommendation from someone at the University of Illinois, and transcript (s).


Mom of the Year

Applications now closed. Please check back in 2023.
Show your Mom how much you love her on Moms Weekend! The Moms Association is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Mom of the Year.



Welcome to the Illini Union website! Tell us what you think!