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Charles M. Ross Trust


Last Updated: 2016-07-23

At A Glance

Charles M. Ross Trust

P.O. Box 288

Fairbury, IL United States 61739-1446

Telephone: (815) 692-2362

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $478,975

Total giving: $16,000






Established around 1966 in IL

Purpose and Activities

Scholarship awards to students attending Lexington Theological Seminary, KY; Vanderbilt University, TN; University of Chicago, IL; Marquette University, WI; Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, TX; and Centenary College of Louisiana, LA.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Graduate scholarships to financially needy gifted students at participating schools studying in the fields of religion, sociology, medicine, and teaching.

Scholarship Program

Annual scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000, and average $11,000 to $15,000 per year to students attending Lexington Theological Seminary, KY, Vanderbilt University, TN, University of Chicago, IL, Marquette University, WI, Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, TX and Centenary College of Louisiana, LA. Applicant should be an active member of a local church who can give evidence that he understands the world mission of the church, and applicant should have earned grades in his undergraduate education which are within the first ten percent of his class. This criteria may only be altered or waived in exceptional cases.

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $478,975 (market value)

Expenditures: $28,984

Total giving: $16,000

Qualifying distributions: $23,790