This fund was established by the family and friends of Dr. Thomas P. Sperry.
Thomas Sperry (1948-1998) practiced Orthodontics in the Aurora area for twenty years.
He was a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and had served as an associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
In addition to his numerous professional affiliations, Dr. Sperry was an avid historian, writer and mountain climber.
Scholarships from this fund are reserved for students pursuing studies in the liberal arts curriculum with preference to those students majoring in history.
Created in 1998, the fund was established as an endowment in 1999.