Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

Like the evergreen... she is always awake and watching over us!

The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of Corinne Schillings by providing a living legacy through education.

Corinne & Cozy

July 1, 1977  -  March 6, 2004


Background: The  Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of Corinne Jeannine Schillings, who lost her life in the Baltimore Water Taxi accident on March 6, 2004. Corinne believed strongly in higher education for women and in learning about various cultures through the study of languages.

PurposeThe Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation supports undergraduate college women in the study of languages and learning about other cultures.

MissionTo provide financial assistance to young women who are pursuing undergraduate college degrees in the study of languages, or who are studying in a foreign country as enrichment for their undergraduate college program.

GoalTo award, annually and on an on-going basis, Scholarships to Study a Foreign Language and Scholarships to Study Abroad.

Not-for-ProfitThe Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation for educational and charitable purposes as outlined in the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3), and chartered as a not-for-profit corporation in Cook County, State of Illinois.


Foundation Facts   2005 -2016

Total number of applicants            1,596

Total States/Territories represented                   49

Total college/universities (unique)             234

Total scholarships awarded    243

Total Travel Abroad countries visited      27

Total number of majors (unique)           232

Languages studied by applicants:  Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Vietnamese




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