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  • Community Volunteer Scholarship – Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

  • Fulbright Student Awards

    Interested in teaching English or conducting research overseas for a year after you graduate?  A strong Fulbright application requires a great deal of thinking, planning and writing. Summer is the perfect time to begin to prepare for the September deadline! 

    What is the Fulbright?

    • Immediately after World War II, Congress created the Fulbright Program to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange.
    • The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,800 grants annually and sends students to over 155 countries worldwide.
    • Students participate in a self-designed program of study that can include research, university coursework, language study and more. Alternatively, students can also choose to assist in teaching English in one of over 70 countries, at various levels.
    • Candidates must have US citizenship at time of application and a bachelor's degree before starting their service period. Bachelor’s holders are eligible to apply at any point in life after graduation. 

    Fulbright Full Grant vs. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

    • Full Grant: requires a proposal of study or research that would take 10-12 months to perform. Some countries require knowledge of the language, 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 a student study or learn more about the proposed topic.
    • ETA: offers students the chance to apply to teach English.  In some countries ETAs teach in a high school, in others elementary and in others at the college level. Language requirements vary from country to country, and many countries have no requirement. ETAs 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.

    What are the benefits?

    • These grants generally provide round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses, maintenance for the academic year (based on living costs in the host country), and supplemental health and accident insurance.
    • The Fulbright name is well respected in the U.S. and beyond. Past scholars have considered it an experience of a lifetime. They learn about new cultures or deepen their knowledge of one they already were acquainted with. They make new friends and engage in an in-depth teaching or learning experience that gives them depth of knowledge and skills in their chosen field, and helps set the stage for greater independence in their next career move. They develop a more sophisticated understanding of their host country, the U.S. and themselves.

    Where can I find more information?

    Interested?  Contact:

    Beth Powers, [bpowers@uic.edu, oversees Fulbright Full Grant applications]

    Sheena Miller, [sheena@uic.edu, oversees Fulbright ETA applications]

  • Honors College Travel and Research Grants – Application Deadline: Sept 21

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarships for Life Science Undergrad or Grads, Due Aug. 1

    Thermo Fisher is offering two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the Fall 2014 semester. Open to U.S. residents and students who have visas to study in the US. Deadline: August 1, website: http://www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship/index.cfm

  • Honors College Advisory Board Scholarship Applications Due Fri. 2/6

    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.  See the attached document to learn more and apply. 

    For more information, contact Sarah Gardiner, Honors Advisor, at (312) 413-2260 or via e-mail at sarahg1@uic.edu.

  • REMINDER - Deadline for Riddle, Drobis, Desouza Scholarships on FRIDAY, MARCH 31

  • Now Accepting Applications: Spring 2020 Study Abroad Scholarships (due October 25th)

  • 3 Scholarships for Honors College Students! – Due: March 4

  • Honors College Research & Conference Travel Grants – Applications Deadline: Feb 12

  • Riddle Prize for Outstanding Seniors, Apply by Fri. 3/27

    The Donald and Leah Riddle Prize is awarded each year at Commencement to an outstanding graduating senior regardless of major field. The award is based on academic excellence and leadership. The winner receives a bronze medallion and a $1,000 cash prize. The Riddle Prize is made each year in recognition of the former UIC Chancellor Donald Riddle and his wife Leah and honors the Riddles' contribution to the campus. The 2015 application is open until 27 March 2015. Click HERE to apply!

  • Extended Deadlines: Sister Dorothy Drobis Award & Mark A. Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

  • LARES Summer Session Award

  • Student Affairs Scholarship Announcement

  • Apply for the Davy Scholarship (Deadline 8/31)

  • LAS Scholarships – Application Deadline: Dec 4

  • Honors College Scholarships for Summer and Fall 2019 Study Abroad Programs – Due: March 15

  • Honors College Scholarships for Study Abroad – Application Deadline: Oct 19

  • HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship to the University of Chicago

  • Lists of summer research and internship opportunities

    Winter break is the perfect time to work on applications for summer research and internship opportunities, study abroad programs, or scholarship opportunities. Here's some resources you can use to get started:

    Office of Undergraduate Research: OUR Research and Internship Opportunities Catalog

    Resources for finding summer opportunities from the Honors College: https://blogs.uofi.uic.edu/files/1516/439911/99018.docx 

    Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities (Gap Year) Guide from the Office of Special Scholarship Programs: https://ossp.uic.edu/scholarships/gap-year/ 


  • Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award for outstanding senior, Apply by 10/2

    Each year, every four-year degree-granting higher education institution in Illinois chooses ONE senior to receive the prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. Laureates are honored for their overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities. Graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership on campus are invited to self-nominate and apply for the award. To apply students will write a 500 word essay about their experiences at UIC and ask a professor, mentor, advisor, supervisor, colleague or other individual who can attest to the student's excellence to submit a nomination letter.

    The UIC Lincoln Student Laureate will be invited and required to attend a ceremony on November 1, 2014 in the House of Representatives of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Each of the Student Laureates will receive a Lincoln Academy Medallion and a financial award.

    The application and information about submitting the nomination letter are available here: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/5662286

    To be considered applicants must apply by Thursday, 2 October 2014.

    Questions?  Contact Sheena Miller at sheena@uic.edu

  • Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship – Application Deadline: Oct 1

  • Two Scholarships for First-Year Students – Applications due 9/16!

  • HCIR Margaret Messer Student Research Grant – Application Deadline: Feb 11

  • Nominations for the Chancellor’s Student Service & Leadership Awards (CSSLA), Due Feb 10, 2017

    Nominations for the Chancellor’s Student Service & Leadership Awards (CSSLA) are due by February 10, 2017

    Please visit the 2017 Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) site to nominate outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have given their time and talent to campus community service. Presented awards include:

    Chancellor’s Student Service Award (for volunteer service) The Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSA) honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through service to campus and the UIC community. Student nominees must have dedicated a significant amount of time, effort, and creativity to one or more campus- or community-based service project(s). Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students must: enrolled during the academic year in which the award is received; be in good academic standing (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5); have volunteered in a campus and/or community service organization; and have made significant, unpaid contributions to their organization.

    Nominators should list specifics about the student’s contribution to the campus and/or community and highlight any leadership positions/offices held by the nominee. Approximately 400 UIC students receive this award each year.

    Eugertha Bates Memorial Award (for humanitarian commitment) The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award (EBMA) honors a student whose volunteer activities in a campus or community setting demonstrate an outstanding degree of caring dedication, selfless commitment, and a truly exceptional humanitarian contribution to the needs of others. Nominations for this award must include a detailed description of the uniqueness and significance of the nominee’s humanitarian service and the impact on the campus/community through his/her episodic or ongoing service.

    Jane Addams Distinguished Service Award(for creativity/innovation/length of service) The Jane Addams Distinguished Service Award honors students whose volunteer activity substantially addresses a distinct need in the community along with inspiring others to engage in volunteer service. Individual recipients must have been involved in the creation of a new project or service to address such a need, and must demonstrate the highest level of dedication and selfless commitment to volunteer service. Nominators should list specifics about the student’s contribution to the campus and/or community.

    Activities Honorary Society For the fifth year in a row, new members will be inducted into the Activities Honorary Society (AHS) during the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony in April. AHS recognizes no more than 15 exemplary students each year for their demonstrated student leadership. Founded in 1950 by student leaders at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Division at Navy Pier, AHS is one of two traditions remaining from the original campus.


    The various awards will be presented to invited recipients at the 45th Annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Illinois Room of Student Center East. Recipients will be recognized individually throughout the program and their nominator will be invited to attend.For additional information, visit us online, send an email, or call us at the contact information below.




  • Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award for an Outstanding Senior

    UIC nominates one outstanding senior each year for the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate award. One student will be selected and honored in Springfield on Saturday, November 12. According to Academy materials, "In the spirit of Lincoln, Student Laureates are honored for their leadership and service in the pursuit of the betterment of humanity and for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities."

    The application deadline is Monday, October 10, 2016.

    Candidates must meet the following criteria:

    -Graduating in December 2016 or May of 2017

    To apply:

    -Please access the application at https://uic.academicworks.com/opportunities/2386/applications/new

    -You must submit AT LEAST ONE AND UP TO EIGHT REFERENCES. You will submit their names and email addresses in the online application.  

    -You may nominate yourself or a faculty or staff member may nominate you. In both cases you must fill in the online application.


    Strong candidates tend to possess the following criteria:

    -Involved in curricular and extra-curricular activities

    -Have a record of leadership

    -Made a contribution to UIC as an undergraduate

    -Strong academic record (no minimum GPA)

    The Lincoln Academy Student Laureate receives the following:

    * The Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Medallion

    * A certificate of achievement, and

    * The Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award in the amount of $1,000s

    Questions? Please contact Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu or ssp@uic.edu

  • Scholarship Association of UIC (SAUIC) - Multiple scholarships available, apply by Thurs. 6/1

  • Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship - Apply by March 30

  • Honors College Research Grants Due Mon. 10/13

    A significant advantage of being in the Honors College is access to money to support your undergraduate research. Please see your faculty research advisor right away and start now to write your applications for several grants-in-aid, which are all due Monday, October 13, 2014. All applications must be supported by a letter from your research faculty advisor. 

    (1) Research grants: All forms of scholarship are supported for up to $1,000, including senior Capstone theses, for expenditures incurred since January 1, 2014, or those anticipated for projects planned for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The money will fund student research or other creative or scholarly activity (but not student stipends).

    (2) Travel grants: Proposals will be considered for expenses associated with presentation of research at conferences (e.g., flight, hotel, poster preparation costs) up to $500.

    Whether you are conducting scientific experiments, lab research, or surveys; analyzing data from field work such as participant observation or in-depth interviews; or exploring historical archives, you may apply for funding to support your research, attend professional conferences, pay for your Research Forum poster, etc.

    Details and application forms are available at: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/scholarships.shtml. (There are two separate forms—one for research grants and the other for travel grants.) Please read the award announcements carefully, and follow instructions for submission of rationale and methods, detailed budget and budget justification, letter of support, etc. Submit your completed application to the front desk of the Honors College by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.

    Please direct questions to Tula Georgopoulos at tula@uic.edu or 312-355-3407.

  • Scholarships and You: Funding Your Graduate Education and Your Future, Thurs. 11/20

    Juniors and Seniors: Don’t let financial concerns stop you from pursuing your passion after graduation! The Director of the Office of Special Scholarships Program will show you how you can apply now for post-graduate funding opportunities for further study and work in a wide range of fields. This session is targeted to students who will be graduating in the next year
    or two, but freshmen and sophomores who are thinking ahead are welcome to attend as well!

    Featuring Beth Powers, Director of the Office of Special Scholarships Program

    RSVP by 12pm on November 20, at http://go.uic.edu/ScholarshipsRSVP 

    This workshop is part of the Honors College Fall Professional Development Series.  For a full list of workshops, view the flyer. 

    Questions? Contact Stephanie O'Leary at soleary@uic.edu or 312-413-2260.

  • 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, Apply by 11/12

    The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

    The CLS Program is a fully-funded overseas summer  language program for American undergraduate and graduate students.  Participants spend a summer overseas, engaged in intensive language studies.

    The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

    The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

    To apply: http://www.clscholarship.org

    Due: November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST*

    Full eligibility and application information: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants

    ::: Interested? Contact Sheena Miller at sheena@uic.edu ::::

    CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship

    Questions? Contact CLS at: cls@americancouncils.org

  • Palladium Product Development & Design Scholarship

  • External Scholarship Available for Arts/Liberal Arts Students in Honors College

  • NCHC Portz Scholars Submissions – Due: Friday, May 11

  • Columbia University's Bioethics Essay Contest

    Calling all undergraduates! Have something to say about BIOETHICS?

    Submit an original, 1,500-word opinion-editorial focusing on a current bioethical issue of your choice that falls within one of the following categories:


    Amazon gift card for the winning submission on CLINICAL ETHICS


    Amazon gift card for the winning submission on REPRODUCTIVE ETHICS


    Amazon gift card for the winning submission on GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN BIOETHICS

    Submit your essay here: 


    Submit by: June 30th, 2016

    Winners announced: August 15th, 2016

  • APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Deadline Extended to Thurs. 10/22

    UIC’s AANAPISI Initiative in partnership with APIASF would like to encourage you to apply for the APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program!

    About the Scholarship: The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses listed below.

    Where to find the application: http://www.apiasf.org/aanapisischolarship.html

    Award Amount: $2,500 - $5,000 (to be awarded in spring 2016) Application Deadline Extended to: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET (8pm in Chicago)

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.

    Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.

    Be enrolled as a full-time student in an AANAPISI institution (UIC is an AANAPISI institution)

    Applied for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants do not necessarily need to be recipients of federal financial aid to be eligible for a scholarship from APIASF. Go to www.fafsa.gov for more information

    Please note the following:Full-time enrollment and degree-seeking status is defined by the guidelines set by the institution's Registrar's Office.Non-degree seeking students are NOT eligible to apply.Students who already have a bachelor's degree are NOT eligible to applyWhen you apply, you can be a part-time student, however, you must be enrolled full-time upon receipt of funding.Solely online students are not eligible to apply. If you are enrolled in online and on ground courses, no more than 1/2 of your courses can be online.

    Questions? Please contact Beth Powers in the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at ssp@uic.edu

    Application advice and guidelines:

    Step by Step Scholarship Tutorial:


    Scholarship Application Preparation Worksheet:


    Scholarship Application Tips:


    And there’s more! APIASF also offers a general scholarship UIC students can apply for.

    Where to find the application: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

    Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

    Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census

    Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply

    Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2015. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.

    Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED

    Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Submit one letter of recommendation online.

    Award Amount: $2,500 - $15,000

    Application Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:00pm EST

  • Honors College Travel Grants – Rolling Deadline

  • OSSP: Upcoming Info Sessions for study, research, and teaching abroad, 9/2 - 9/5

    OSSP will host three information sessions next week for scholarships to support study, research, and teaching abroad.

    Gilman Scholarship Info Session
    Study abroad scholarship information for Pell-Grant recipients
    Tues, 9/2 at 11AM in 2650 UH

    Fulbright Workshop Session
    Information about funded opportunities to pursue research or teach English abroad. A Fulbright representative will offer insight and answer questions.
    Weds, 9/3 at 3PM in 1501 UH

    Boren Information Session
    Information about awards for current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a study abroad program outside of Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand who are studying a language and a topic critical to national security. A Boren Representative will offer insight and answer questions.
    Fri, 9/5 at 10 – 11:30 PM in 650 UH

    For a full list of Fall 2014 OSSP Information Sessions, see http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/2014%20fall%20scholarship%20information%20sessions%20calendar.pdf.

     Questions?  Contact ssp@uic.edu or (312) 355-2477.


  • Multiple Scholarship applications due Fri. 2/28 and Sat. 3/1

    College of Engineering: scholarships available to UIC students majoring in engineering fields. Deadline: Feb 28,  http://engineering.uic.edu/bin/view/COE/Scholarships

    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: scholarships for LAS students. Deadline: Feb 28, http://www.las.uic.edu/students/current-undergraduate/opportunities/las-scholarships

    Scholarship Association UIC: awards for various majors; for current, continuing, full-time undergraduate UIC students only. Deadline:  Feb 28,  http://tigger.uic.edu/orgs/scholar/

    UIC Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science - departmental scholarships for UIC math students – Deadline: March 1 – website: http://www.math.uic.edu/undergraduate/current/scholarships/mscs

    College of Nursing, - listing of scholarships and opportunities applicable to students in the nursing program. Deadline: March 1: http://www.nursing.uic.edu/current-students/financing-your-education

  • Riddle Prize for Outstanding Graduating Seniors, Due Mon. 4/4


    The Donald and Leah Riddle Prize is awarded each year at Commencement to an outstanding graduating senior regardless of major field. Graduates from Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 are eligible to apply. The award is based on academic excellence and leadership. The winner receives a bronze medallion and a $1,000 cash prize. The Riddle Prize is made each year in recognition of the former UIC Chancellor Donald Riddle and his wife Leah and honors the Riddles’ contribution to the campus.

    Click here to access the application for the Riddle Prize.

  • Fulbright Week – April 8 - 12

  • Derrick Law Firm Scholarship Opportunity (Applications due 12/15)

  • Fearless Undocumented Alliance's Spring 2019 Scholarship – Application Deadline: Dec 20

  • Three Honors College Scholarships Now Available--Deadline Approaching! (Apply by 3/15) (repeat)

  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Scholarships, Due Mon. 3/31

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) is accepting applications for seven competitive scholarship awards available to students across all colleges and academic disciplines:

    •             Supporting Excellence Endowment (S.E.E.) Scholarship

    •             Dr. Thomas Beckham Memorial Scholarship

    •             TCF Bank Scholarship

    •             Gordon J. Flesch Memorial Scholarship

    •             University of Illinois Alumni Association Pier Scholar Award

    •             Rundgren Foundation Scholarship

    •             Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

    Each scholarship provides between $1,000 and $5,000 to the recipients for the 2014-2015 year.  Information about each scholarship and the online application are available on the OVCSA website at http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcsa/scholarships.shtml . 

    The application deadline is Monday, March 31, 2014.  If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application process, please contact Kara Holloway in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at (312) 996-7140 or ovcsa@uic.edu

  • University of Michigan Summer 2019 Research Programs

  • Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Program, Due 6/15

    40 scholarships available to future healthcare professionals in the amounts of either $5,000 (30 awards) or $10,000 (10 awards).  Applicants must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course study by the Spring of 2014 at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in the US.  Must be pursuing a healthcare related degree.  Selection is based on leadership qualities, academic excellence and community involvement.

    Deadline: June 15.  For more information, see the website: http://scholarship-positions.com/tylenol%C2%AE-scholarship-program/2010/05/02/#ixzz2UnlB11sR 

  • Scholarships, Internships and Opportunities from the Latino Cultural Center

  • Honors College Scholarships for Study Abroad – Deadline: Friday 10/27

  • Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship Deadline Extended to 3/15

    The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow and provides scholarships to undocumented students. Applicants must be incoming freshmen, current undergraduates and transfer students who possess at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4 point scale). Apply at http://www.illinoisdreamfund.org/apply-now.html  The Deadline has been extended to March 15.  Direct questions to info@illinoisdreamfund.org

  • Spring Honors College Undergraduate Conference Travel Grants (Rolling Deadline)