Endowed Scholarship Supports UIC Business Students with Financial Need

Dr. Paul Russell CaryA generous gift made by Dr. Paul Russell Cary and the company he co-founded will establish the Dr. Paul Russell Cary Mediatainment Scholarship at UIC Business. The gift will support students at the college who demonstrate strong academic performance and have financial need.

Dr. Cary is a retired business educator and part-owner of Mediatainment, an entertainment production company based in Chicago. Dr. Cary was struck by the financial need of many aspiring undergraduate students in Chicago and the State of Illinois. Understanding that scholarship recipients have more freedom to focus on their studies and obtain their degrees, Dr. Cary was inspired to establish an endowed scholarship at UIC Business.

Developing resources for scholarships at UIC Business continues to be a top priority for the college, where nearly 70 percent of undergraduate students qualify for need-based financial aid. Fueling student success is also a cornerstone of the $750 million IGNITE Campaign for UIC. Scholarships are essential for attracting and retaining the bright, driven and diverse students that attend UIC for a rigorous business education.

Dr. Cary’s endowed scholarship will support countless deserving students at UIC Business for years to come and have tremendous impact on the lives of future business leaders.

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship at UIC Business, contact Erin Schreur, Assistant Dean for Advancement, at (312) 996-2622 or erin@uic.edu.