Susan Silver and Ross Erlebacher Scholarship

Susan Silver graduated from the University of Illinois in 1988 with a B.A. in economics, and she has been recognized as one of Chicago’s leading real estate brokers. Ross Erlebacher studied computer science at Illinois, finishing with an M.S. in 1989, and he is a successful technology consultant. Susan and Ross married in 1992.

The Susan Silver and Ross Erlebacher Scholarship was established to help those without means attend the University. Preference is given to female or under-represented minority students. Winners may receive the scholarship for up to four years. Prior to the 2014-2018 recipient, this scholarship rotated between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Economics. In 2018, the Erlebachers generously established a second fund that will remain in Computer Science from year to year.


2014-2018 Polina Volodina
2009-2010 Kellie Rios
2008-2009 Demetrius Taylor