Dr. Scholl Foundation

Scholl Foundation Grants

Program Summary

The Dr. Scholl Foundation was established by William M. Scholl, M.D., in 1947. It is a private, independent, grantmaking foundation created from the success of the business he founded, the Scholl Manufacturing Company.  The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world.

Grants are made annually after an extensive review of the application by the staff and all the directors of the Dr. Scholl Foundation.
Applications for grants are considered in the following areas:
The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give us flexibility in providing grants.
Over the past decade, approximately 35% of our grants have been related to education, 15% to social services, 27% to hospitals and healthcare, 19% to civic and cultural with the remaining percentage spread out in the above categories. During the same period, 68% of our grants have been made in Illinois. However, like Dr. Scholl, we recognize the need for a global outlook.  Non-U.S. grants are given to organizations where directors have knowledge of the grantee.
Proposals are accepted from November 1 to March 1 of the following year.  Only one application will be accepted from an organization or institution per grant year.  There is no limit to the amount requested but, on average, grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. 
Internal Selection Process
The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and comprehensive campaign priorities. Potential applicants must submit, using the submission link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
    1. A cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
    2. A brief description of the proposed project (no more than three pages in length).
  3. Additional pages may be used for references.
  4. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's submission period of November 1, 2013 through March 1, 2014.

Proposal Due to OVPRED09/27/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF02/22/2014
Date Due to Sponsor03/01/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://www.drschollfoundation.com/index.html

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