Tuition Freedom Day symbolizes the day a student's tuition is no longer sufficient
enough to pay for the cost of attendance at Benedictine University and our
donors cover the rest. Tuition Freedom Day is a great opportunity to incorporate the whole campus community in a celebration of the role philanthropic contributions have in financing each student's education. It is a chance to raise awareness.
The Donor Awareness canvas is a physical representation of BenU
students' appreciation for all that donors do for Benedictine
University. During Tuition Freedom Day, students that are on campus sign
the canvas and write notes of gratitude to donors. After the Donor
Awareness canvas was unveiled at the Scholars Society celebration, it
was hung in the Krasa Center in front of the University Development
offices for all to see.
Benedictine University Scholars Society is made up of a prestigious
group of endowed scholarship and award founders. At the annual
Scholars Society celebration, these founders and donors have the opportunity to meet their scholarship recipients sharing their stories and goals. Each year we select an Impact Award recognizing the scholarship that had the most impact on their student recipient. In 2016 the awards went to the Rocco Memorial Scholarship and the RJN Foundation.