Oakley Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Oakley Family of Quincy, Ill., set up these scholarships in 1994 under the suggestion of Prof. Burks Oakley, II, who at the time was the Undergraduate Adviser in the Department. In his position as adviser, Dr. Oakley came in contact with many outstanding undergraduate students. All merit scholarships in the Department were earmarked for Juniors or Seniors. The Oakley family established these scholarships to honor sophomores that had shown outstanding academic merit and leadership.
These scholarships were established to recognize and reward outstanding sophomores in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who have been active in outside activities. Preference is to be given to female students in order to encourage more women to pursue a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- The recipients shall have a high scholastic average.
- The recipients shall be sophomores in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- The recipients shall have participated in technical and professional societies as well as other campus and community activities.
In September of each year, a list is compiled of the top women in the sophomore class. Each of these students is sent an application form for the Oakley Scholarship. The Department Scholarship and Awards Committee makes the final decision on scholarship recipients.
The recipient(s) will be recognized at the annual spring ECE Awards and Recognition Banquet.
Past Recipients of the Award
|2020-2021||Neha Agarwal, Michelle Zhang, Kelsey Chang, Mengyan Liu, Lauren Wilcox|
|2019-2020||Elizabeth Atkinson, Elizabeth Boehning, Yuhan Guo, Anna Miller|
|2018-2019||Rutu Utpal Brahmbhatt, Sruthi Bhattiprolu, Ji Yeon In, Saidivya Ashok, Richa Verma, Aditi Kalpesh Ghosalkar|
|2017-2018||Yen-Ling Chiang, Victoria Colthurst, Pooja Kankani, Seunghyun Lee, Anabel Rivera, Samatha Walter|
|2016-2017||Katherin Chung, Annika Dugad, Christina Ernst, Dawn Haken, Kaitlin Vlasaty, Yue Xu|
|2015-2016||Advika Battini, Qian Chen, Anne Deichert, Shuijing Liu, Man Tran, Nathan Beauchamp|
|2014-2015||Shraddha Dangi, Naphat Lertratanakul, Deeksha Singh Vijay Singh, Ellery Tomaszkiewicz, Stephanie Wong|
|2013-2014||You Guan, Asavari Tayal, Paula-Angela Mariano, Yiwei Li|
|2012-2013||Meruyert Mussakhanova, Sakshi Srivastava, Chuma Kabaghe, Aarti Shah|
|2011-2012||Jamie Barber, Hanjing Gao, Yugi Li, Liana Nicklaus, Shivani Singh, Yu Zhong|
|2010-2011||Lindsey King, Genevieve LaBelle, Yaning Liang, Tuo Liu, Charishma Puliyanda, Yuchen Zhu|
|2009-2010||Sierra Campbell, Thidarat Chongvisal, Shreya Prakash, Ekta Shah|
|2008-2009||Kristine Barias, Christine Chan, Alisha Gryniewicz, Feifei Lian, Ximeng Liu|
|2007-2008||Caroline Murdoc,h Anjali Sridhar, Sukhada Palkar, Jane Tu|
|2006-2007||Janis Lee, Serena Liou, Jun Song, Yanzhu Wang|
|2005-2006||Pratyusha Nidamaluri, Catherine Wah, Elaine Wah, Feifei Xue|
|2004-2005||Yee Lin Koh, Leonor Linares, Manjari Narayan, Christine Placek, Renata Revelo, Yuting Wu|
|2003-2004||Pavlina Akritas, Ashleigh Brubaker, Toan Shing Shen, Salma Thalji, Grace R. Woo|
|2002-2003||Cynthia Chang, Sophia Kang, Dianna Liu, Dominique Low, Angela Wang|
|2001-2002||Laurel Bolhouse, Daisy Chen, Caroline Fabbrini, Solveigh Raske, Katherine Sutton|
|2000-2001||Anjalie Kumar, Lindsay Kusmierek, Solveigh Raske, Becky Westendorf|
|1999-2000||Meghan P. Bradley, Mary B. Cain, Ann C. Lehman|
|1998-1999||Judy Feng, Lisa A. Litherland, Marci L. Meingast|
|1997-1998||Hillery C. Hunter, Samantha C. Sutton|
|1996-1997||Kirsten J. Hylle|
|1995-1996||Danielle J. Smith|