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. 

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 flexibility in providing grants.


Only one application will be accepted from an organization or institution per grant year.  Proposals are accepted from November 1 to March 1 of the following year.  If these dates fall on a Saturday or Sunday the deadline is moved to the following Monday.   

Award Information
Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.  There is no limit, however, on the amount requested.  The Foundation only accepts requests for one year of funding.
Over the past decade, approximately 35% of Scholl 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 the grants have been made in Illinois. Non-U.S. grants are given to organizations where directors have knowledge of the grantee.
Internal Selection Process
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development 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.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's submission window of Monday, November 3, 2014 to Monday, March 2, 2015.


Proposal Due to OVPRED09/04/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF10/27/2014
Date Due to Sponsor11/03/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://www.drschollfoundation.com/index.html

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