It is the intent of the Butkus-Sylvester Family to provide an in-state tuition and fee scholarship for one undergraduate female engineering student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who is an Illinois resident and U.S. citizen. Preference may be given to a first-generation U.S. citizen. If the recipient remains in good standing, and at the discretion of the family, additional scholarships may be awarded to the recipient for subsequent school years. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrable financial need.
The Butkus-Sylvester family has been fortunate to have multiple successful engineering graduates from the University of Illinois. We believe the career opportunities that come from majoring in engineering at Illinois Urbana-Champaign are endless. The paths we have all taken in our careers look quite different, yet we all credit our undergraduate experience as one that uniquely prepared us for life after college. Our family is overjoyed to be able to assist another young, bright mind with similar experiences.