Dr. David DeBoeuf Memorial Scholarship

Dr. DeBoeuf was a Finance professor at WIU from 1995 until his passing in 2020. With expertise in the areas of corporate finance and multinational corporate management, he was known as a professor who truly cared about the well-being of his students. He went above and beyond to ensure their success in understanding difficult material as well as instilling confidence in their abilities. His kind nature and sense of humor was appreciated by both students and colleagues alike. He served as the advisor to the Investment Group from 1999 to 2011, which was then converted to back to back semesters of stock investing courses focused on managing actual WIU Foundation money. Dr. DeBoeuf received his doctorate from Louisiana State University after successful careers with Allstate Insurance and General Binding Corporation.

Upon his sudden passing, his siblings, Mike and Jim DeBoeuf and Patty Krisman, gave generously to begin this scholarship in their brother’s memory. Having a deep understanding of their brother’s passion for teaching and generous nature to those less fortunate than himself, it was their hope that this scholarship would honor his devotion to students and his love of WIU.

Senior Finance Major or MBA student with concentration in Finance in year scholarship is received
3.5 Minimum GPA
Highest level of financial need should be a determining factor
After above criteria have been met, preference should be given to those with campus and community involvement

Questions regarding eligibility? Contact:
Accounting & Finance, College of Business & Technology