Susan Silver graduated from the University of Illinois in 1988 with a B.A. in economics and became one of Chicago’s leading real estate brokers. Ross Erlebacher studied computer science at Illinois, finishing with an M.S. in 1989. He is a successful technology consultant. Susan and Ross married in 1992. The Susan Silver and Ross Erlebacher Scholarship was established to help students attending the University who may have unmet financial needs or may be members of under-represented groups.