Eickhoff Family Veteran's Fund:

Mr. Eickhoff, a Chicago Heights native, started his relationship with GSU in 1980, when he began his MBA program. “Reflecting back, I realize that my career and life changed the most after receiving my degree from GSU,” Eickhoff told GSU Foundation CEO Will Davis. Now, almost thirty years later, he is eager to give back to his fellow veterans and his alma-mater—in a way that offers immediate, tangible and tactical support. He established an Emergency Fund to support GSU student veterans with immediate needs, such as books, gas cards, and fees. These micro grants shall be awarded on an “as-needed” basis in fall & spring semesters.


1)      Must be a degree seeking veteran student enrolled at Governors State University;

2)      Must have requisite documents on file with the University verifying veteran status;

3)      Must provide document of the shortfall and need of micro-grant

Not Eligible:

1)     Community Honors Scholars

2)     Employees of the University, excluding students receiving financial aid or state funds

For additional information contact the Veterans Resource Center at veterans@govst.edu or 708-235-7597


Click here to complete an Eickhoff Family Veteran's Fund Application Form


For Donations to the Eickhoff Family Veteran's Fund or the Veteran Excellence Fund:

Please complete our online donation form at https://www.govst.edu/Giving_Veterans_Resource_Center/