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Pay It Forward Week

Wednesday, October 24th 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

What is Pay It Forward and why does it deserve a while week?

The Pay it Forward “scholarship” around students helping students. It is a scholarship funded in part by the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Business and provides a unique opportunity to help students develop personally and professionally. Monies raised from next week’s Department Wars and daily events will be matched  by Ron Whitton of Dentsmart.

Ron ushered in a new phase of the scholarship when he announced a matching campaign. The continuing underlying theme – of the campaign is to get students in the habit of giving back so that it becomes “part of who they are.”

For the past two years, a student team begins work in August to put together the week’s activities and also oversees the review all PIF applications.

Monday | October 22
Cat Auditorium- 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Ron Whitton
Owner & Founder – Densmart
Founder, Pay It Forward Scholarship

Tuesday | October 23
Portillo’s Chocolate Cake (while supplies last)
COB Courtyard
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday | October 23
Hot Dogs & RSO Bags Tournament
COB Courtyard
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thursday | October 24
End the Week with Avanti’s Gondolas
COB Courtyard
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

What is this scholarship, and how is it given?

The actual scholarship will began in January 2018 and the criteria for obtaining monies are forthcoming. It is part of the team project to create the parameters during the fall semester. Early thoughts are that the scholarships will be small in nature (less than $100) and will be only used for professional development (registration fees, interview costs, etc…). The scholarships will only be available to COB students and will be evaluated monthly for quick turnaround. Since it’s inception in 2018, almost $1000 has been given to students to help with professional development expenses

For more information or questions, please contact Steve Vandiver at SFHB 403 or at shvandi@ilstu.edu.

For more information about the Pay It Forward Scholarship: https://business.illinoisstate.edu/payitforward/


If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


College of Business
(309) 438-2251


State Farm Hall of Business
410 S. University Street
Normal, IL
COB Courtyard