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Celebrating Lew Hopkins' Career
Lewis and Susan Hopkins Planning Fellowship
As a continuing commitment to planning at Illinois, Susan and Lew Hopkins have contributed $100,000 toward an endowed fellowship. If the Department raises at least an additional $50,000, the Provost will provide the equivalent income of a second $150,000 endowment. With the Provost's match, the Department will be able to fund two fellowships each year for Master of Urban Planning graduate students (equivalent to the 25% assistantship funding some masters students receive) or one fellowship each year at the level typically provided to PhD students.
We now have gifts or pledges for an additional $40,000, so we are still seeking $10,000 to meet the match requirement. We ask that you contribute to the Hopkins Planning Endowment. Either print the card and send your gift or pledge to the University of Illinois Foundation/Hopkins Planning Endowment at address
on the card; or, donate online by going to our giving page and choosing the Lewis D. and Susan C. Hopkins Fellowship Endowment. Since each dollar given to the fund will be matched by one dollar from the Provost's Office, this is an unusual opportunity for alumni and friends to leverage their gifts to support graduate students in planning.
Beginning with Charles Mulford Robinson in 1913, collaborative work among faculty and students at Illinois has earned international attention in planning. The Hopkins Fellowships will allow the Department to recruit students who are most able to benefit from and contribute to the Illinois planning experience, regardless of ability to pay. Each student fellow will be assigned a faculty member as advisor and collaborator to ensure the kind of learning, practice, and scholarship that professional master students and PhD students expect from the University of Illinois.
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