The Luellen Laurenti Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by the Women's Studies Program of Illinois State University, with the assistance of Joseph L. Laurenti, in memory of Luellen Laurenti. Luellen, a long-time stalwart in the women's movement in Illinois and lobbyist for women's rights, passed away in June 2000. This scholarship will help preserve Luellen Laurenti's memory and legacy through the successes of the Illinois State University Women's and Gender Studies students who receive the scholarship.
Luellen Laurenti taught in the Department of Foreign Languages and the Women's Studies Program at Illinois State University. She moved to central Illinois in 1963 to teach Spanish and to direct the foreign languages laboratory at Illinois State. For a number of years, she taught the introductory women's studies course, "Women Today." In the years after she left teaching, she continued to work with Women's Studies on a variety of co-curricular programs.
The scholarship is awarded annually and provides support in the amount of $1,000 for an outstanding undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies minor.
To be eligible to apply, students must:
Women's and Gender Studies Program
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4260
Normal, IL 61790-4260
Phone: (309) 438-2947
Donate by Mail:
Illinois State University Foundation
Campus Box 8000
Normal, IL 61790-8000