Oakley Scholarships in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Oakley Family of Quincy, Ill., set up these scholarships in 1994 under the suggestion of Prof. Burks Oakley, II, who at the time was the Undergraduate Adviser in the Department. In his position as adviser, Dr. Oakley came in contact with many outstanding undergraduate students. All merit scholarships in the Department were earmarked for Juniors or Seniors. The Oakley family established these scholarships to honor sophomores that had shown outstanding academic merit and leadership.
These scholarships were established to recognize and reward outstanding sophomores in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who have been active in outside activities. Preference is to be given to female students in order to encourage more women to pursue a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- The recipients shall have a high scholastic average.
- The recipients shall be sophomores in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- The recipients shall have participated in technical and professional societies as well as other campus and community activities.
In September of each year, a list is compiled of the top women in the sophomore class. Each of these students is sent an application form for the Oakley Scholarship. The Department Scholarship and Awards Committee makes the final decision on scholarship recipients.
The scholarship carries a stipend of $1,000. The recipients are recognized at the annual ECE Award Banquet in April.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD:
Year Recipients 2013-2014 You Guan, Asavari Tayal, Paula-Angela Mariano, Yiwei Li 2012-2013 Meruyert Mussakhanova, Sakshi Srivastava, Chuma Kabaghe, Aarti Shah 2011-2012 Jamie Barber, Hanjing Gao, Yugi Li, Liana Nicklaus, Shivani Singh, Yu Zhong 2010-2011 Lindsey King, Genevieve LaBelle, Yaning Liang, Tuo Liu, Charishma Puliyanda, Yuchen Zhu 2009-2010 Sierra Campbell, Thidarat Chongvisal, Shreya Prakash, Ekta Shah 2008-2009 Kristine Barias, Christine Chan, Alisha Gryniewicz, Feifei Lian, Ximeng Liu 2007-2008 Caroline Murdoc,h Anjali Sridhar, Sukhada Palkar, Jane Tu 2006-2007 Janis Lee, Serena Liou, Jun Song, Yanzhu Wang 2005-2006 Pratyusha Nidamaluri, Catherine Wah, Elaine Wah, Feifei Xue 2004-2005 Yee Lin Koh, Leonor Linares, Manjari Narayan, Christine Placek, Renata Revelo, Yuting Wu 2003-2004 Pavlina Akritas, Ashleigh Brubaker, Toan Shing Shen, Salma Thalji, Grace R. Woo 2002-2003 Cynthia Chang, Sophia Kang, Dianna Liu, Dominique Low, Angela Wang 2001-2002 Laurel Bolhouse, Daisy Chen, Caroline Fabbrini, Solveigh Raske, Katherine Sutton 2000-2001 Anjalie Kumar, Lindsay Kusmierek, Solveigh Raske, Becky Westendorf 1999-2000 Meghan P. Bradley, Mary B. Cain, Ann C. Lehman 1998-1999 Judy Feng, Lisa A. Litherland, Marci L. Meingast 1997-1998 Hillery C. Hunter, Samantha C. Sutton 1996-1997 Kirsten J. Hylle 1995-1996 Danielle J. Smith 1994-1995 Meghan Thornton