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  • Free CSHP Tickets for Dutch Masters at Jackalope Theatre! – March 21 at 8pm

  • Fulbright Student Award and Schwarzman Scholarship (Teach, Research, or Study Abroad after graduation!), Info Session 9/3, Application Deadline 9/11

    As the fall term begins, it's time to think about applying for the Fulbright Student Award and the Schwarzman Scholarship! Both of these awards provide exciting opportunities for going abroad to further your education.  They both seek high achieving, highly motivated students. 

    There is a Fulbright and Schwarzman information session on Thursday, Sept. 3 at noon in 850 UH or you can follow up with one of our staff (below) if you have questions.

    The Fulbright Student Award
    The Fulbright sends students abroad to do a program of study or research in one of around 160 countries OR to teach English for a year in one of over 50 countries. You must have your bachelor's degree before you leave, but you can apply at any point in your life once you have that first degree. The UIC campus deadline is Sept. 11. There is still time to apply! You can find detailed information about the Fulbright at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program

    Fulbright Study/Research Grant
    You put together a proposal of study or research that would take 10-12 months to perform. Some countries require you to know the language well, others are flexible. Programs of study can include classes, research projects, library work, observations, training in the creative arts, surveys, lab work - in short, anything that would help you study or learn more about your proposed topic.

    The English Teaching Assistantship
    Fulbright also offers students the chance to teach English.  Options exist at the high school, elementary and the college level. Many countries have no language requirement. The English Teaching Assistants (ETA) are generally students who have some teaching experience, and believe that the ETA experience will help to prepare them for what they are doing in the future.

    The Schwarzman Scholarship
    The Schwarzman offers a select group of students the opportunity to earn a one year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in China. Candidates need not be Chinese speakers. Strong candidates will have excellent academic qualifications and an interest in learning about China as well as leadership experience. Enrolled students must be nominated by UIC. UIC’s campus deadline is Sept 14. There is still time to apply! You can find detailed information at http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

    How can I apply?

    If students are interested in any of the awards listed, they should reach out to OSSP staff immediately. Current seniors and alumni are all welcome.

    Fulbright Study/Research Grant –Molly Hildebrand, mhild@uic.edu
    Fulbright ETA –Beth Powers bpowers@uic.edu
    Schwarzman Scholarship –Beth Powers, bpowers@uic.edu

  • Get Involved on Campus! HC Student Org Open House Wed. 1/21

    Come meet the Honors College student organizations and find out how you can get involved!  

    Wednesday, Jan. 21
    11am - 1pm
    Honors College Student Lounge
    (109 Burnham Hall)

    Questions: Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu or (312) 413-2260.

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    #GivingTuesday is today!

  • Good Luck on Finals!

  • Happy Holidays, and Have a Great Winter Break!

  • Happy New Year!

  • Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

  • HCAB Faculty-Student Luncheon, Wed. 4/8

    All Honors students and faculty are invited to the HCAB Faculty-Student Luncheon!

    Wednesday, April 8
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    First Floor Burnham Hall

    A chance for Honors College Students and Faculty to meet and mingle over lunch!  Students, invite your Faculty Fellow or your Honors Core instructor to join you for lunch.

    Lunch will be provdied by Roti Mediterranean Grill.  Students: Bring your I-Card to enter!

    Questions?  Contact Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu

  • HCAB is accepting New Member Applications! (Deadline to apply: 9/7)

  • HCAB Livestream on 4/11 to Announce Raffle Winners!

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    HCAB Scholarship Application (Due Sunday February 27)

  • HCAB Scholarship, Due Fri. 2/7

    Each Spring the Honors College Advisory Board awards one $1000 scholarship to a current Honors College student. Eligible students must be in good standing with the college (3.4 GPA), enrolled full-time, and possesses significant involvement in Honors College activities and student organizations. This scholarship is awarded during a ceremony at the Annual Honors College Ball. Scholarship link here.  Applications are due Feb. 7 at noon.

  • HC Graduation Information and Deadlines (DEADLINE ON FRIDAY!)

  • HC Midterm Reminders

  • HC Reminders for Spring 2021

  • HC Resource for Student Research Surveys!

  • Hello, and Welcome to the Honors College! ✨😊

  • Help OSSP and win a $30 Amazon Gift Card

    You are invited to take part in a focus group on Wednesday, 4/16/14 at 1PM OR Friday, 4/18/14 at 10AM in a computer lab on EAST campus (exact location will be provided to those who sign up) about searching for scholarships online. The session should last no longer than one hour.

    As a participant in the focus group you will be asked to provide feedback on the Office of Special Scholarship Program's website. In particular, you will consider and discuss what is useful about the site and what improvements could be made.

    Your views will be used to help us as we make significant changes to the Office of Special Scholarship Program's website in the upcoming year. We hope that insight gained from the focus group will allow us to make enhancements that improve usability (and ultimately results!) for all UIC students and alumni seeking scholarships.  That includes you.

    Participants must be able and willing to use a computer for one hour and actively participate in a discussion. Familiarity with the OSSP website is NOT required.

    Eligibility: Any currently enrolled UIC undergraduate or professional student is eligible to participate.

    The good part: No personally identifiable information will be collected from the participants.

    The better part: No physical, psychological or social risks are associated with the study!

    The best part? One participant per session will win a $30 Amazon gift-card. (Sessions will be small, your chances of winning are about 1 in 6)

    If you would like to take part in the focus group please let us know by sending the following information to ssp@uic.edu by Tuesday 8 April.  Please help us spread the word---tell your friends, and tell your friends to tell their friends.

    Name:

    Date preference (indicate Wednesday 4/16 or Friday 4/18 availability---or both):

    UIN:

    You will receive an email confirming your participation as well as the date, time and location of your focus group.  If you have any questions kindly contact sheena@uic.edu

  • HON 101 Teaching Assistant Applications available now! (12/17 Deadline)

  • HON 200 – Honors Internship

  • HON 200 Internship Course

  • Honors Activity Agreement Forms are due this Friday (1/29)!

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms (and Capstone Proposal Update Forms) – Extended Deadline: Friday, Feb 8

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms Due Fri. 1/30

    All students must submit your Honors Activity Agreement Form or Honors College Capstone Agreement Form to the Honors College Front Desk by 4pm on Friday January 30, 2015.  These forms are available at http://www.uic.edu/honors/forms/

    IMPORTANT:  Your agreement form must be signed by your activity/capstone supervisor.  If you are a sophomore or above, it must also be approved by your Faculty Fellow.  This means that you must meet with your fellow in person, give him/her time to read what you have written on your agreement form, and sign it in time for you to meet the deadline.

    If you are still seeking an Honors Activity, browse the Honors College Announcements blog for a listing of opportunities: http://uofi.uic.edu/blog/view/1516 (Please note that not all opportunities posted in the Announcements are Honors Activity options; you must ensure your Activity meets the requirements stated in the Handbook.)

    If you have questions, please contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms Due Fri. 1/31

    All Honors College students must be registered for either HON 222 or HON 322. HON 222 is for everyone except upperclassmen who are doing their Capstone. (This is usually the seniors, but also some early-achieving juniors.) HON 322 is for students working on their Capstone.

    All students must submit your Honors Activity Agreement Form or Honors College Capstone Agreement Form to the Honors College Front Desk by 4pm on Friday January 31, 2014.  These forms are available at http://www.uic.edu/honors/forms/

    IMPORTANT:  Your agreement form must be signed by your activity/capstone supervisor.  If you are a sophomore or above, it must also be approved by your Faculty Fellow.  This means that you must meet with your fellow in person, give him/her time to read what you have written on your agreement form, and sign it in time for you to meet the deadline.

    If you have questions, please contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms Due Fri. 9/15

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms – Due: Friday, Feb 2

  • Honors Activity and Capstone Agreement Forms – Due TOMORROW 9/13 at 4pm

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms Due Fri. 5/5

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms Due Friday 5/9

    Remember: For all Honors College students (except those working on a Capstone), your Honors Activity completion form is due by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 9.

    You can download and print your form by using HARS:  http://www.uic.edu/honors/hars/.

    The Honors Activity completion form requires the signature of your activity supervisor.  Note: If you are a freshman, your Honors core course instructor is your activity supervisor.

    If you have questions or concerns, please email your Honors College academic advisor. 

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms – Due: Friday, Dec 14

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms – Due: Friday, May 10

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms – Due: Friday, May 11

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms Due Fri, Dec 15

  • Honors Activity Option: Apply to be an HON 101 TA! Apply by 7/31

    Did you enjoy your HON 101 course?  Do you have experience in tutoring, leading discussion groups, or assisting your professors?  The Honors College is seeking motivated, energetic Teaching Assistants for its Fall HON 101 courses.  Submit your application by July 31.

  • Honors Activity Option: Discussing Current Events + Hard Topics

  • Honors Activity Option: Honors College Communications/Graphic Design/Social Media Assistant, Apply by 8/8

    The Honors College is seeking 1-2 students to assist with Communications projects for the Honors College.  Responsibilities may include:

    • Designing flyers and posters for Honors College events
    • Creating a monthly calendar of Honors College events for the Honors College bulletin board
    • Managing an Honors College Twitter or other social media accounts
    • Taking photographs at Honors College events

    Time commitment is expected to be an average of 3-4 hours/week.  This experience may serve as your Honors Activity for Fall 2014, provided your Faculty Fellow provides approval. 

    If interested, please email Sara Mehta (srmehta@uic.edu).  Please share information including why you're interested in the role and what previous experience (if any) you have with designing flyers, using social media, or photography.  If you already have prior knowledge of how to use programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., please include this information.  If you have an example of a previous flyer you have designed, please feel free to include it.

    If you are interested, please respond by Friday 8/8.

  • Honors Activity Option: NBC Homework Hotline Volunteers Needed on Tuesday nights

    UIC/NBC Homework Hotline Volunteers needed for Spring 2015.  Volunteers are especially needed on Tuesday evenings right now.  Most tutoring begins the week of Monday, 1/26 so email Sarah Gardiner at sarahg1@uic.edu if you are interested.

     

  • Honors Activity Still Available!

  • Honors Activity Workshops with the Honors College Ambassadors

  • Honors Ambassadors and HCAB Applications Available, Due Fri. 4/10

    Honors College Mentoring and Leadership Opportunities

    Honors College Ambassadors: Be a mentor to incoming Honors College Freshmen and Transfer Students! - Applications due April 10- Find out more at either of the Ambassador events, April 2nd @ 7pm Stukel Library, or April 7th @ 12pm Honors College Quiet Study - Application process includes a group interview

    Honors College Advisory Board: represent your fellow Honors College students, plan fun events, and learn how the Honors College works! Applications due April 10.

  • Honors College Activity Completion Forms: Due Dates and Information

  • Honors College Activity Completion Forms: Due Dates and Information

  • Honors College Advisor virtual drop-ins available Weeks 1-3

  • Honors College Advisory Board Seeking Freshmen and Transfer Representatives, Apply by Fri. 9/12

    The Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) is actively seeking 2-3 Freshman and Transfer students to serve as representatives for the duration of the 2014-2015 school year. 

    To be eligible, you must be a Fall 2014 new Freshman or Transfer member of the Honors College, and able to maintain good standing for the duration of the 2014-2015 school year. The selected representatives also must attend all HCAB meetings (Fridays @ 3pm), and participate in HCAB-sponsored activities and events (i.e., Evening Hours, Luncheon, Honors College Ball). 

    Applications are due Friday, September 12th by NOON to the Honors College Front Desk.

  • Honors College Ambassadors Application (Open Now!)

  • Honors College Ambassadors-Now Accepting Applications

    Honors College Ambassadors Accepting Applications for 2016-17, Apply by Thurs. 3/31

    The Honors College is now accepting applications for Honors Ambassadors for the 2016-17 year.

    WHO ARE HONORS AMBASSADORS?

    Honors Ambassadors are Honors College students who have decided to take that extra step in becoming part of the Honors College team by recruiting and welcoming first-year students into UIC and the Honors College. Working through the Honors College from May 2016 through Spring 2017, Honors Ambassadors are instrumental in welcoming new Honors College students to UIC and assisting in their engagement to campus resources and the Honors College Community.

    WHAT DO HONORS AMBASSADORS DO?

    Each Honors Ambassador will serve as a mentor to approximately 10 incoming freshman. Ambassadors will be assigned their mentees based on the Freshman Orientation program date they are assigned and expected to attend to meet their mentees. Throughout the summer, the Ambassador is expected to stay in touch with their mentees. Ambassadors are required to attend the Freshman Retreat onFriday August 19th to reconnect with their mentees. For the Fall semester, Ambassadors will be assigned one of the four tasks: blog for the Ampersand Newsletter about their experience in the Honors College, serve as a PAPH Ambassador (be of service during PAPH week), serve as an HON 101 Teaching Assistant, or serve as an Activities Coordinator for HAMBS-Sponsored events. The term of service continues into the Spring in further support of Honors College Admissions activities.

    Honors Ambassadors must be in good standing with the Honors College by the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Applications can be submitted online (https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/772161) and the application deadline is March 31. Applicants will be required to attend a group interview that will be part of the selection process. Please contact Eliza Callahan (eycas@uic.edu) with any questions.

  • Honors College Announcements Schedule Change for Winter Break

  • Honors College Announcements Schedule Change for Winter Break