Grants & Scholarships

Dads Association announces student organization grants for 2018!

We Award Scholarships and Grants

The Dads Association is not only an information source, we’re also a philanthropic organization. We award in excess of $20,000 per year in grants to student organizations and in student scholarships. We have awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout the years.


The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and social purposes, specifically to provide support to its members and to students at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The Dads Association is a separately incorporated, nonprofit association.

The University of Illinois Dads Association has allocated a portion of its funds generated through Dads Association activities to help fund and aid worthy projects that promote the safety, guidance, care and well-being of our students attending the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Grants in the amount of $500 – $2,000 are awarded annually based on need as determined by the Dads Association.

If you are a recognized student organization (RSO), or a not for profit association that has a project or program requiring financial support and you would like the Dads Association to assist in funding, watch for the announcement in the Spring of 2017 asking for application submittals. In addition, if you have any questions regarding the potential of a grant, you may contact: Zuri White, Program Advisor, Parent and Family Programs Office, Illini Union, 217-300-0354, or email


The Dads Association at the University of Illinois will award six scholarships in the amount of $2,000 in January. To be eligible, the student must be an enrolled full time undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and have an application for financial assistance on file with the Office of Financial Aid and submit a scholarship application.

Scholarships are available to students who show both merit and need. Applications are available online here or through the Parent and Family Programs Office at the Illini Student Union. The application for the 2019 scholarships will be open from June 1st to November 23rd.

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, established in 1922, is believed to be one of the nation’s oldest parent organizations. The 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. The Dads Association is a not for profit organization funded through donations and major events like Dads Weekend.