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  • Spring 2014 Tuition Waiver, Application Due Thurs., Jan 2

    Are you in need of financial assistance to help pay your tuition next semester? The Honors College has a limited number of fall semester tuition waivers available for continuing UIC Honors College students. The waivers will be awarded based on a combination of academic merit and financial need to full-time students with a minimum UIC cumulative GPA of 3.5.  Applicants must have earned at least 12 credit hours at UIC to be eligible to apply.

  • William J. Clinton Fellowship and America India Foundation, Due Sat. 2/1

    The selection process for the Fellowship is designed to identify candidates with an interest in serving India, the maturity and flexibility to work and live effectively in India, the experience to make meaningful contributions to NGOs and social enterprises in India, and the leadership potential to become leaders on development issues.  Click on the post to view more.

  • Udall Scholarship for the Environment or Native American Concerns, Due Fri. 2/7

    If you are passionate about working for the environment or if you are Native American and committed to tribal policy or Native American healthcare, consider applying for the Udall Scholarship.  View this post to read more.

  • Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship, Apply by Fri. 1/31

    The Garden Club of America (GCA) with the support of Casey Trees in Washington, DC, is soliciting applications for its national urban forestry fellowship. GCA has a history of interest in the health of the urban forest and would like to support young scientists in their undergraduate and graduate studies in this field.  The study areas of interest are far reaching, including urban forest management and planning as well as topics in biology, ecology, or human health that will specifically move urban forest science forward. The fellowship is open to both graduate students and advanced undergraduates pursuing degrees in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental studies or a closely related field at any 4-year college or university degree program in the United States.  Click on the post to view more.

  • Women’s Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Waiver, Due Fri. 2/14

    Have you made significant contributions to the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community? Or have you triumphed over personal experiences within these areas? If so you are encouraged to apply for the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center Tuition Waiver.  Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Fall 2014 LAS Scholarships, Due Fri. 2/28

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is now taking applications for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.  LAS is looking to award 15 scholarships, ranging from $400 to $10,000. Students in good academic standing---with financial need and without---are encouraged to apply.  

    Please visit the LAS Scholarships website for scholarship listings, guidelines, FAQs, and more information on the application process: www.las.uic.edu/scholarships.  Applications will only be accepted ONLINE. The application deadline for all listed scholarships is Friday, February 28th at 3:00 p.m.

  • UI Avery Brundage Scholarship for Student Athletes, Due Mon. 2/10

    University of Illinois Avery Brundage Scholarship - scholarship for students at the three U of I campuses with demonstrated athletic ability, where athletics has played a significant part in their development - Deadline: February 10, 2014 - website: https://www-s.usp.uillinois.edu/brundage/default.aspx 

  • OSSP: Spring Scholarship Info Session, Wed. 2/5

    Come to this Information Session to learn about scholarships with Spring 2014 deadlines!  Sponsored by the Office of Special Scholarship Programs.  No advance RSVP needed.  Contact ssp@uic.edu with questions

    Wed. 2/5: 2-3 pm, 2550 University Hall

  • Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, Due 2/28

    The new component of the Fulbright Program will offer up to five awards to U.S. citizens for nine months of overseas travel and multi-media storytelling on globally significant social or environmental topics. Fellows will focus their digital stories on one of the program’s eight themes: biodiversity, cities, cultures, disasters, energy, food, oceans, and water. The Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship will provide a unique platform for U.S. Fulbrighters to undertake an in-depth exploration of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools and media, including blogs, photography, video, and social media, Fellows will share their stories by providing content to a National Geographic blog and other platforms with the support of National Geographic’s editorial team.

    Click on the post to learn more.

  • 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.

  • Honors College and Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad, Due 3/4 and 3/21

    Aching to study abroad this summer or fall? As a member of the Honors College you’re encouraged to apply for the Honors College Study Abroad scholarships. The application can be found here: [https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/2154002  ]  Application Deadline:  5:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2014

    If you have a Pell Grant in your financial aid package and are planning to venture overseas on a credit-bearing program, you should definitely consider applying to the Gilman Scholarship Program. Honors College students excel at winning this award! You can find the information you need here:  [http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/gilman.htm] The deadline for the Gilman is March 4th, so get busy on your application today.

    There are also numerous other scholarships for UIC students interested in studying abroad. Scholarships can be based on merit, need, diversity, location or other factors. Click on the post to learn more.

  • The Berkeley Prize for Undergraduate Essays in German Studies, Due 2/15/14

    The Berkeley Undergraduate Essay Prize is awarded annually by the Department of German for outstanding unpublished papers written during the previous calendar year by undergraduate students enrolled at a North American university/college. Thus the 2014 prize will consider papers written during 2013 on a broad range of topics in German studies. The winning essays carry a cash award of $500 each and will be considered for publication in the department’s electronic journal TRANSIT (http://german.berkeley.edu/transit ).

    Essays for submission may be written in German or in English; one submission per student. They should be double-spaced, between 3000 and 5000 words in length (including notes and references), and without the student’s name on the paper, since the Awards Committee reads the essays anonymously. A separate cover sheet with the student’s name, title of the paper, address, phone number, and e-address should accompany the submitted essay. The essay may be submitted in hard copy or electronically. The submission deadline is February 15, 2014; winners announced May 2.

    Send to:  Undergraduate Essay Prize, Attn: Nadia Samadi, German Department, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3243, e-address: germanic@berkeley.edu

  • US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute Award Programmes, Due 2/27 or 3/6

    Participants in the 2014 UK Fulbright Summer Institutes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.  There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students in 2014 and candidates apply for one of their choosing.  The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs.  View the post to read more.

  • Generation Google Scholarship, Deadline Mon. 3/3

    Established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field.

    Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2014-2015 school year. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014.

    Deadline: 3 March, http://www.google.com/edu/students/the-generation-google-scholarship/ 

  • OSSP: Gilman Scholarship Info Session, Thurs. 2/13

    An information session about study abroad scholarships for Pell-Grant recipients

    Thursday 2/13, 2pm, 121 Burnham Hall

    No RSVP required.  Students who are unable to attend can contact Sheena Miller for more information at sheena@uic.edu

  • Honors College Student Engagement Grant Available

    Will you be involved in community service or leadership activities on- or off-campus this year?  Do you have a novel idea for an innovative engagement project that will positively impact others?  Apply for an Honors College Student Engagement Grant to help you on your way.  
    Through the generosity of donors, the UIC Honors College is able to offer financial awards to encourage enriching educational experiences that complement students' academic experience.  Grants will typically be $500 or less, but students may request a higher amount when a suitable and compelling rationale is provided.  Costs that may qualify for support might include (but are not limited to): supplies for engaged activities and projects, registration fees and travel for leadership conferences, costs associated with volunteer work, costs associated with the design construction and implementation of technology aimed at solving societal problems, materials for a meaningful event, or start-up funds for a new service-oriented student organization. 
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the year's allotment of funding is depleted.  So the earlier you apply, the better your chances of being funded.  A link to the application can be found below:
    Feel free to contact any Honors College staff member if you have any questions.
  • American Chemistry Society Scholarships for Underrepresented Students, Due 3/1

    Renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Deadline: 1 March, http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html

  • Honors College Scholarships, Application Due 2/21

    The College is pleased to announce the consolidation of four of our most prestigious scholarships into a single application with a due date of February 21.  We encourage you to review the eligibility for these awards and to submit an application.  These awards recognize the excellence of students with specific major and career interests and high levels of involvement. The application can be found at:  https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1478435  View the post for more details.

  • ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund 2014, Due 3/3

    The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available.  The Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to these students.

    The Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school. The application can be downloaded from http://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship. Completed scholarship applications must be received via email: legalosf@americanbar.org  no later than March 3, 2014.

    Recipients will be selected based on their qualifications for the scholarship and not on the law school they plan to attend. Therefore, law students applying to any and all ABA-accredited law schools may benefit from these scholarships.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact (312) 988-5642.  

  • J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund - Stipends for Public Service Internships, Due 3/15

    The J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund provides scholarships annually to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job during a summer or other term. Deadline: 15 March  Learn more at: www.jwsaxefund.org.  For questions or assistance in developing a competitive application, contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at ssp@uic.edu or (312) 355-2477.

  • 2014 Scholarship Association Awards, Due 2/28

    The Office of Special Scholarship Programs would like to remind you that the 2014 Scholarship Association Awards for UIC Students applications are now available!

    This year the Scholarship Association for UIC will be providing seventeen (17) scholarships for currently enrolled UIC students ranging in value from $400 to $2,000. Awards are generally for students of any major and also include recognition for academic achievement, campus and community involvement and financial need.

    We urge students to apply early in case they will be considered for an award that requires letters of recommendation! Students can apply online at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3738012.  The deadline to apply for the SAUIC Awards is at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014.

  • Honors College Undergraduate Research Grants, Due Mon. 2/24

    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, February 24, 2014. All applications must be supported by a letter from the research faculty advisor.

    (1) Research grants: Many forms of scholarship are supported for up to $1,000, including senior Capstone theses, for expenditures incurred since August 19, 2013, or those anticipated for projects planned for Spring and Summer 2014 semesters. The money will fund costs associated with student research or other creative or scholarly activity (rather than, for example, 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.

    Click on the post to learn more.

  • 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

  • OSSP: British Scholarships Info Session, Thurs. 2/27

    An information session about various funded opportunities to study in the UK

    Thursday 2/27, 3-4pm, 2550 University Hall

    No RSVP required.  Students who are unable to attend can contact Sheena Miller for more information at sheena@uic.edu

  • 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

  • WISE Scholarships, Deadline Extended to 3/14 and 3/15

    DEADLINE Extended for the THREE WISE Scholarships now available: 
    *** 2014 Ann Sluzas Martin Scholarship

    Thanks for the generosity of the John and Arlene Norsym family, WISE is pleased to offer one $1,000 scholarship to a woman who is a caregiver. This scholarship targets women full-time undergraduate students at UIC who are majoring in engineering and is a mother or full-time caregiver.

    For full details on requirements, please visit:https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cBUAwWgfWUClt09

    **** 2014 Patricia Frank Scholarship

    Thanks for the generosity of UIC alumna, Patricia Frank, WISE is pleased to offer two $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships targets women full-time undergraduate students at UIC who are majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

    For full details on requirement, please visit: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8IB759hbbu8dm9n 

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships, Due 3/31

    The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship application is now available. Fifteen $2,000 undergraduate scholarships, five $5,000 graduate fellowships, and five $5,000 professional fellowships will be awarded for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014 and the application can be accessed here: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcsa/sch_mlk.shtml.  Click on the post to view more.

  • OSSP Workshops: British Scholarships 3/18 and PUSH Excel 3/19

    Come to one of OSSP's upcoming Info Sessions to learn more about particular nationally-competitive scholarships!

    1) British Scholarship Info Session: Information about various funded opportunities to study in the UK.
    Tues, 3/18. 12-1PM, in UH 2550.

    British Scholarships: The Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates Cambridge Scholarships offer students the opportunity to study in the UK for 1-2 years. These highly competitive awards seek students with a 3.7 gpa or higher with a record of research, service and leadership. UIC selects candidates in the spring to help prepare them for fall deadlines. UIC deadline: April 15, 2014

    2) PUSH- Excel Scholarships: Information about scholarships targeted to active students who lack financial resources. Weds, 3/19. 3:30-5PM in AAAN LRC.  www.pushexcel.org 

    No RSVP needed for either Info Session.  Questions?  Contact ssp@uic.edu

  • Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Deadline Extended to Mon. 3/24

    The Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

    Deadline: EXTENDED to Monday, March 24

    Eligibility: Phi Kappa Phi member; graduating senior planning on graduate or professional school

    Award description: The UIC Phi Kappa Phi  chapter can nominate one graduating senior each year for the $5000 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship. Candidates must apply to the UIC chapter to be nominated.

    Strong candidates should demonstrate the following:

    1.        A strong undergraduate academic record
    2.        Service and leadership activities
    3.        Solid preparation for admission to a graduate program that suits their goals
    4.        An effective personal statement
    5.        Strong letters of reference

    How to apply: Students must be nominated by UIC’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter to apply. Applications are available on the website: http://www.phikappaphi.org/awards/applications/pkpfell_application.pdf 

    Application questions can be directed to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu or (312) 355-3380; Phi Kappa Phi membership questions can be directed to Sarah Gardiner at saragh1@uic.edu  Past successful applications can be viewed in 2502 UH between 9am and 5pm starting Monday, March 17. 

  • Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship, Due Fri. 3/21

    The UIC Honors College offers two scholarships for students to help defray costs associated with participation in international study. Students may submit one application to be considered for both awards; however, students may only be awarded one Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship. 

    FLAHERTY SCHOLARSHIP: Flaherty Scholarships for study abroad are made possible by a gift from the estate of Gloria Flaherty, former professor of German at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Flaherty Scholarships are available in awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 to students applying for summer, semester, or full academic year international study programs. Scholarships awarded in Spring 2014 can be used for Summer or Fall 2014 semester programs. Please note that students may only receive the Flaherty Scholarships for one study abroad experience.

    DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY ABROAD: The UIC Honors College offers Dean's Scholarships for Study Abroad to promote international educational experiences to a broad range of students. Students from diverse backgrounds and/or with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply. Dean's Scholarships for Study Abroad are available in awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to students applying for summer, semester or full academic year international study programs. Scholarships awarded in Spring 2014 can be used for Summer or Fall 2014 semester programs.

    To be eligible to apply for both the Flaherty Scholarship and the Dean's Scholarship for Study Abroad, students must meet the following criteria:

    • Apply to a study abroad program endorsed by the UIC campus
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40
    • Be in good standing in the Honors College
    • Have demonstrated financial need (Dean's Scholarship ONLY)

    **Application Deadline:  5:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2014**  Apply online at https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/2154002 . 

    For more information, contact Sheena Miller, Study Abroad Scholarship Specialist, at sheena@uic.edu or 312-413-4954

  • 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

  • Donald and Leah Riddle Prize for Outstanding Seniors, Apply by Fri. 3/28

    The Donald and Leah Riddle Prize is awarded each year at Commencement to an outstanding graduating senior regardless of major field. Graduates from Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 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.

    Application Deadline: March 28, 2014.  Apply at: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/5120131 

    Questions: Contact Tula Georgopoulos at tula@uic.edu

  • Maurice Prize Competition Deadline Wed. 4/16

    The Maurice Prize Competition is an annual competition for a prize of $5,000, for which all undergraduates at UIC are eligible to compete, using their own creativity and innovation in solving a problem of importance to them, therefore deepening their breadth of knowledge about themselves and their abilities.  Deadline: April 16, 2014.  Learn more at: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3DHrdTmXFswN71j

  • Fulbright Week: Info Sessions, Alumni Panel, and Public Health Info this Week

    Fulbright week at UIC is happening! Please take note of these information sessions and follow up with OSSP if you would like to talk about Fulbright options:

    Tuesday 4/15: College of Medicine Fulbright and Other Scholarships Info Session
    Information about opportunities for students of medicine
    3 - 4pm, CMW 106

    Wednesday 4/16: Fulbright Panel
    UIC Alumni discuss their experiences applying for and participating in Fulbright
    4-5pm, 2550 UH

    Thursday, 4/17: Fulbright School of Public Health Presentation
    Information about funded opportunities to pursue research in public health overseas
    12 - 1pm, SPH 192

    More information:

    UIC deadline: Sept. 12, national deadline: Oct.17

    Students who plan projects early and work on them over the summer will find the application process MUCHeasier.

    What is the Fulbright grant?

    The Fulbright Scholarship sends students abroad to do a program of study or research in one of around 140 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. For a Fulbright Full 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 on language requirements. 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.

    Tell me more about the teaching grants...

    Fulbright also offers students the chance to apply to teach English.  In some countries you would teach in a high school, in others elementary and in others at the college level. Language requirements vary from country to country. 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.

    Why should I consider it?
    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.

    Questions?

    OSSP staff welcome questions from students and advisors about the Fulbright. Please direct questions about the full grant to Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu; questions about the teaching assistantships to Sheena Miller, sheena@uic.edu; and questions about graduate students applying to Marie Khan at mkhanj@uic.edu 

  • UIC Campus Deadline for British Scholarships for graduate study in the UK, Fri. 4/25

    British Scholarships: The Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates Cambridge Scholarships offer students the opportunity to study in the UK for 1-2 years. These highly competitive awards seek students with a 3.7 gpa or higher with a record of research, service and leadership. UIC selects candidates in the spring to help prepare them for fall deadlines. UIC deadline: April 25, 2014

    Gates Cambridge Scholarship: funds graduate study at Cambridge: http://www.gatescambridge.org/

    Marshall Scholarship: funds 2 year graduate study at any British university: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

    Mitchell Scholarship: funds a year of graduate study at any Irish university: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/

    Rhodes Scholarship: funds 2 year graduate study at the U. of Oxford: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

    Want more information on nationally-competitive awards? Contact OSSP at 312-355-2477 to schedule an appointment with Beth Powers  to discuss your opportunities!

  • OSSP: Graduate Fellowships Info Session (For Juniors), Wed. 4/23

    Thinking about going to graduate school?  Seeking funding or prestigious fellowships to support you?  This OSSP Info Session is targeted for Juniors to start thinking about Graduate Fellowships.

    Wednesday, April 23
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    2550 University Hall

    No RSVP required to attend.  Questions?  Can't attend but want more information?  Contact Sheena Miller at sheena@uic.edu

  • Honors Summer Housing Scholarship Due Mon. 5/5

    We are pleased to announce that the Honors College is able to offer a limited number of Honors Summer Housing Scholarships on a competitive basis. These housing scholarships will cover the cost of a double room in either TBH or MRH (apartment-style housing on the South Campus) for the period of the eight-week summer session (June 16-August 8, 2014). There are no regular dining services during the summer, so the housing scholarship recipients will need to provide for their own meals. In order to qualify, applicants must be engaged in either a UIC summer course(s) or faculty-supervised research on our campus. 

    To apply, please write a personal statement of up to 1 page (double spaced) in which you explain what you will be doing during the period of the 8-week summer session and its relevance for your academic or pre-professional goals. Please also attach supporting documentation. (For example, if you are taking a class, attach a copy of your enrollment verification. If you are doing faculty supervised research, attach the email or other agreement that verifies the arrangement (this could be an email already exchanged, or a short email for this specific purpose).) Feel free to include in your statement any additional personal or financial information that might be relevant to the Honors College when selecting those most deserving of a summer housing scholarship. 

    Hurry: applications are due immediately! Email the application to Associate Dean Sara Hall at sahall@uic.edu by 8 am on Monday, May 5th. Use the subject line: SUMMER HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. 

    This scholarship only covers housing and does NOT cover the cost of food, or tuition for enrollment in a course, or transportation to research sites, or research supplies, etc. 

    Students receiving this scholarship will be expected to give back to the community of the Honors College and UIC Summer College by helping welcome students and prepare welcoming materials on select dates in July and early August, barring conflicts with class and research schedules.

  • James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund, Apply Now

    The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund  has over $10,000 in cash awards available to college students.  Students must submit an essay focused on a specific topic.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a US based college or university. Deadline: still accepting applications.  Website: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp  

  • Glamour's 2015 Top 10 College Women Competition, Due 9/15

    Glamour's 2015 Top 10 College Women Competition honors the country's ten most incredible undergrads with scholarship money, a special trip to NYC, and coverage in the magazine.  Alumnae society includes power ladies ranging from Martha Stewart to Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt.

    Nine awards of $3,000 and one grand-prize of $20,000 are given.  Open to students who will be full-time juniors in fall 2014 at a four-year college in the U.S. or Canada.

    Deadline: September 15.  Website: http://www.glamour.com/about/top-10-college-women 

  • Rotary Peace Fellowship, Due 7/1

    This fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare fellows for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.  Up to 100 fellows are selected every year based on personal, academic, and professional achievement.  Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Sweden, Japan, the United States and Thailand.  

    Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in a related field; three years of relevant work experience and proficiency in a second language for the master's program and five years of relevant work experience and proficiency in English for the professional development certificate

    Application Deadline: July 1.  View more information on the website: www.rotary.org/rotarycenters 

  • 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 

  • Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship, Due 7/15

    The Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship is for female undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields, ultimately interested in a career related to defense and national security.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time.  Undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits); minimum 3.25 gpa; must demonstrate financial need; must be a female US citizen.

    Deadline: July 15 Learn more at:http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx 

  • Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship, Due 7/15

    The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law.  The scholarship is open to high school seniors, college students, and law students.  Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen; must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education; minimum 3.0 gpa; award is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses.

    Deadline: July 15. Learn more at: http://www.premierpersonalinjuryattorneys.com/legal-leaders-scholarship/ 

  • Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships, Due 6/30

    The Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships are range of scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students, all of which are based on financial need with a usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  They are intended for students with genuine interest in a career in the automotive industry.  Deadline: June 30.  Learn more at the website:http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/education/scholarships 

  • DAAD German Studies Research Grant, Applications on a Rolling Basis

    This specialized DAAD program once again offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate, graduate and PhD students at American and Canadian universities who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (i.e., 1-2 months) in Germany.

    The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Additional grants will be made available for research projects in Germany on the social, communal, and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry and stipends awarded in conjunction with the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until further notice.

    https://www.daad.org/?p=51532   

    If you are interested in applying, contact Dr. Loentz in the Germanic Studies Department at loentz@uic.edu

  • 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]

  • Adelante! Chicago Scholarship Deadline, Extended to June 30

    Adelante has extended their scholarship deadline to 30 June 2014 for students in Chicago. Details can be found here: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/Adelante%20Scholarship%20Flyer.pdf 

    The scholarships available include:

    MillerCoors Chicago Scholarship Amount: $ 3,000. Open to any student pursuing any major at their university. Students must be a junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA attending full time.

    MillerCoors National Scholarship  Amount: $ 3,000 /Renewable Open to any junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA attending full time. Students must be pursuing a business or communications degree.

    A&F Future Leaders Scholarship  Amount: $1,000 Open to any sophomore, junior, or senior with a 3.0 GPA attending full time. Students must be pursuing a business degree.

    MillerCoors Engineering and Science scholarship  Amount: $ 3,000 /Renewable Open to junior or senior students pursuing majors in Engineering, Biochemistry, or Computer Science. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and attending full time.

  • Berger-Marks Foundation Edna Award for Women in Social Justice, Due 8/28

    The Edna Award will be given to a woman who has made an extraordinary contribution to social justice and to improving the lives of working women and men. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash award.

    Deadline: August 28

    Website: http://www.bergermarks.org/news/2013/edna-announce.php

  • Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, Due 8/31

    The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship awards five (5) $1,000 scholarships to non-traditional nursing students (defined as a student who did not immediately continue their education after high school).  Students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate nursing program. 

    Deadline: August 31

    For more information, visit: http://www.b4brands.com/nursing-scholarship 

    The Office of Special Scholarship Programs assists current undergraduate and professional school students with applying for awards, internships and other educational opportunities. If you find something on the listserv or through the website you wish to apply for, please contact OSSP, who will help you with the application process in all its steps. 312-355-2477, ssp@uic.edu .

     

  • Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success, Due 8/31

    The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success is an award of $1500 for any student with a 3.0+ GPA. Applicants are asked to write an 800 word essay about their professional ambitions. No citizenship requirement stated.

    Deadline: August 31

    Learn more at http://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship-award-for-career-success.asp 

    Would you like assistance in preparing a strong scholarship application?  The Office of Special Scholarship Programs assists current undergraduate and professional school students with applying for awards, internships and other educational opportunities. If you would like assistance, please contact OSSP, who will help you with the application process in all its steps. 312-355-2477, ssp@uic.edu .