Jim Greenwood, a wheelchair-using alumnus of Southern Illinois University, has left a surprising gift to show his gratitude for his alma mater’s lojames-and-martha-greenwoodng history of accessibility. The Jim and Martha Greenwood Fund will provide $1.3 million dollars in scholarships for SIU students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing degrees in science and engineering.

“The Greenwoods left a powerful legacy by supporting the institution that welcomed him in the ’60s, well before the Americans with Disabilities Act required campuses to be accessible,” says SIU Chancellor Rita Cheng. “We couldn’t be prouder or more grateful that he and Martha are making it possible for other students with dis