College of Applied Sciences & Arts
#SIUDAY March 7, 2018

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts, since its inception in 1950 as the Vocational Technical Institute, has undergone continuous change to address the workforce needs in the southern Illinois region, the state and the nation as well as the University’s mission as it evolved from a teacher’s college to a major Carnegie I research institution. 

The College presently includes four schools: Allied Health, Architecture, Information Systems & Applied Technologies, and Transportation. The College prides itself on efforts that are made to inspire and cultivate vision through personal involvement of students with faculty and staff toward achieving technical expertise for success in a diverse and changing society.  Faculty and staff are dedicated and committed to addressing the academic needs of students seeking opportunities to acquire high level skills in specific technical areas that will prepare them for the global workforce.  

Your contribution is an investment in our students’ success.  We are thankful for your generosity.


CASA Academic Excellence Fund: This helps provide funding to support and enhance academic excellence in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts.

On-Site Human Crematory Fund:  This fund will support the installation and upkeep of the new crematory for educational purposes.  

Architecture Activities Fund: Funds raised are used to support the architectural program. This could include scholarships for students, field trips, and purchasing equipment for student use.

Allied Health Activities Fund: Funds raised are used to enhance the School of Allied Health.

Automotive Technology Activities Fund: Funds raised are used to enhance the automotive technology program.

Aviation Flight Development Fund: Funds raised are used for staff development activities, equipment purchases, faculty and staff travel for professional development.

Aviation Technology Development Fund: Funds raised are used for the development and improvement of the Department of Aviation Technologies.

Advanced Technical Studies Scholarship Activities Fund: This helps provide support for currently enrolled students majoring in advanced technical studies.

Computer Information Processing Activities Fund: Funds raised are used to support activities related to the mission of the department.  This includes scholarships for students, travel related to the curriculum, or instructional improvement equipment software or other expenses that relate to the mission of the program. 

Electronics Management/Technology Activities Fund: Funds raised are used for the general enhancement of the program. 

NEXT Scholarship in Interior Design:  Scholarship for a junior or senior student enrolled in the Interior Design program 

Donate and turn your state MAROON!
Rank State Gifts
1 IL 270
2 IN 7
3 MI 6
NEXT Scholarship in Interior Design
The NEXT Scholarship in Interior Design was created in 2018 in honor of the Steelcase Corporation national student design competition which bears a similar name. In the 2017 NEXT Student Design Competition, senior interior design student Caitlyn Cathcart won first place nationally, coming in above 800 other entries. This scholarship builds upon Ms. Cathcart's success and seeks to continue the tradition of design excellence by providing financial support to an upper level student in the Interior Design program who has consistently exhibited creativity and excellence in their work and who shows promise for continued success in the professional realm. Steelcase has awarded the program with $2,500 so every donation up to $2,500 will be matched.
$1,350 MATCHED
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
Participating Groups with the largest number of gifts
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Agricultural Sciences 203
2 School of Medicine 137
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 128
4 College of Education and Human Services 100
5 School of Law 78
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