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EIU Department of Physics

How to Donate

In these current economic times, your donations mean more than ever to the Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University. We are an active department and your gifts help us continue to deliver a first-rate education to our students.

There are many ways to contribute to the Physics Department:

Physics Gift Account

This is our general donation fund that is used to purchase equipment, send undergraduates to conferences, and fund other special opportunities that fall outside our normal general funds.

Observatory Gift Account

This fund keeps EIU's Observatory up to date with all the new advances in astronomy and observational techniques.

Physics Scholarships

You may want to help increase the funds available to our undergraduates through scholarships. Our current scholarships are:

Dr. William Butler Physics Scholarship

Jesusa Valdez Kindermann Scholarship

Glenn Q. & Mary Staley Lefler Memorial Fund

Michael A. Scott Memorial Fund

Dr. Henry Tait Physics Scholarship

Irvin L. Sparks Memorial Scholarship

Robert Waddell & Leyla Wadell Prize

How to Donate

Online with a Credit Card

If you would like to make an online donation using a credit card, the EIU Office of Philanthropy has all the information you will need. Once you are at the donate page, you can choose Physics under the College of Sciences listing, or if you would like to donate to the Observatory or a particular scholarship, choose Other Gift (Please Specify) and then you may designate what you would like your gift to be used for.

With a Personal Check by Mail

If you would like send a donation by check, please mail it to:

Eastern Illinois University
Office of Philanthropy
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

You may designate where you would like your donation to go on the memo line.

If you need any other information, please contact us at We would love to hear from you!

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Contact Information

Physics Department

Physical Sciences Building Room 2131
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3220

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