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Why Your Support Is So Important

At Illinois, computer science students work at the leading edge of innovation and discovery. We set extraordinary minds free to solve our world's most important challenges. Help ensure that Illinois continues to set a global standard for CS research and education.

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Solve Grand Challenges

Together, we are the entrepreneurs, educators, and technical visionaries who make significant contributions to the computing field and to society at large. By bringing world-class faculty, the brightest young minds, and industry partners together in the most technologically advanced classrooms and labs, we are positioned to solve the world's most important challenges.

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Empower Visionary Young Minds

Together, we give the brightest minds an opportunity to thrive. The Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative makes an Illinois education accessible to the most-deserving and highest-achieving undergraduate students from all backgrounds. Large, renewable scholarships help us to lift the financial burden and give talented students a runway toward realizing their dreams.

Give to CS Visionary Scholarships

Build the Talent Pipeline

Computer science underpins nearly every aspect of modern life. The arts, science, business, medicine, and engineering all benefit from the computational power, modeling, and thinking found in computer science. We are looking for advocates, partners, and participants for our outreach programs that will help inform K-12 educators, and prospective students and their families about the fascinating and fun applications of CS.

Give to CS K-12 Outreach Programs

Sustain Excellence & Seed Innovation

Recurring gifts of all sizes are an essential way we provide support to our areas of greatest need--especially those that require a nimble response. Annual Funds supplement scholarship and fellowship offers, outreach programming, and sending students to top conferences and technical competitions. Alumni giving also functions as a measure of the department's strength and affects our national rankings.

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Contact Us

For more information on giving opportunities in the Department, including special project gifts, endowed giving, gifts of security or property, or deferred gifts, please contact Director of Advancement Steve Hall by email (stevhall@illinois.edu) or phone: 217-300-7830.