Donald R. and Arline D. Jeschke Scholarship

Established 2013


This scholarship was created in memory of Donald Jeschke (BSEE ’55), who met his wife, Arline (BS accountancy '55), at Illinois. It is for Illinois residents who graduated from an Illinois high school, are studying electrical engineering, and demonstrate both academic merit and financial need. The Jeschke's have a strong belief in education and hope to allow students to achieve their goals with extra financial support.

This scholarship will consider both academic merit and demonstrated financial need.


The scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and meet the following criteria:

  • Illinois residents
  • Graduated from an Illinois high school
  • electrical engineering majors

The scholarship may be renewable if recipients maintain their academic merit and financial need.


The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2023-2024 Caroline Chang, James Pfeiffer
2022-2023 Alyssa Yakey
2021-2022 Isha Akella, Alyssa Yakey
2020-2021 Christelle Seri
2019-2020 Abigail Starr
2018-2019 Molly Fane
2017-2018 Luis Aragon
2016-2017 Annika Dugad
2015-2016 Isabella Dalla Valle
2014-2015 Mary Abbott, Brittany Joy, Amanda Kim
2013-2014 Mary Abbott, Brittany Joy