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  • Numerous Fellowship Opportunities Available--Apply Now via UIC's Office of External Fellowships!

  • Fiesta del Sol Scholarship, Due Fri. 2/27

    The Fiesta del Sol Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship Program offers an opportunity for students to get $1,500 for their college expenses.  Additionally the Scholarship Program strives to give students an opportunity to exercise leadership skills, learn how to build relationship and engage in teamwork. 

    Application Deadline:  Postmarked by 5 p.m. Friday,  February 27,  2015

    Learn more and apply at http://fiestadelsol.org/scholarship/

  • Opportunity for University of Illinois Students - The Horizons Fellowship

    The Horizons Fellowship The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

  • Science Ambassador Scholarship, Apply by 12/1

    The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field–someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

    To apply, submit a video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about. The videos will be reviewed by a board of fifty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering. Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.

    Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack–a 30-card expansion pack co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’ sZach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait.

    The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

    Video applications are due by December 1st, 2015. Finalists will be asked to submit supplemental materials in early 2016.

    Learn more and apply at http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/.  Contact jenn@cardsagainsthumanity.com with 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

  • Goldwater Scholarship for research careers in science, math, or Engineering, Deadline extended to 11/26

    The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded annually to oustanding sophomores or juniors conducting research in science, math and engineering and plan to make research an integral part of their future careers. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books and room/board up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Sophomores are eligible for up to two years of funding.

    The deadline has been EXTENDED TO November 26.  More details are available here: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/goldwater  If you are interested in applying or to learn more, please contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at ssp@uic.edu, who will assist you in all steps of the application process.

  • 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

  • University of London Summer School Scholarships, Due Fri. 3/13

    SOAS, University of London offers a limited number of scholarships for participation in academic courses which are part of sessions 2 and 3 of the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. These scholarships are in the form of partial fee waivers to current university students. The scholarships are designed to provide students who excel academically but may need some financial assistance with the opportunity to study at the SOAS Academic Summer School. Applications are open to home/EU or international students.

    Learn more at http://www.soas.ac.uk/summerschool/subjects/soas-academic-summer-school-scholarship-information.html

  • Undergraduate Theatre Scholar Awards

    KCACTF is pleased to announce a new awards program for undergraduate theatre scholars attending KCACTF participating institutions. In order to further student activity in the discipline of scholarship, this program will encourage and reward research and scholarly writing among undergraduates throughout the nation. Research Papers on all areas of the art and craft of Theatre, the outcome of class assignments or students' own research interests, will be reviewed by KCACTF appointed readers for cash awards, KCACTF National Festival residencies and professional development opportunities.

     For more info, please visit: http://web.kennedy-center.org/education/kcactf/awards/UndergraduateTheatre#main_content

     

  • American Bullion Scholarship Program, Apply by 10/31/15

    American Bullion believes in the value of education and encourages students to improve their knowledge of tangible assets. In early 2014, American Bullion launched its first annual Scholarship Program to help students achieve their educational goals. Over 900 applications were received, and a total of 10 scholarships were awarded: five high school scholarships and five college scholarships.

    Eligibility: 

    Applicant must be a currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university within the United States. Winners will be asked to provide a valid student ID, transcript, or other proof of enrollment before receiving their winnings. This scholarship is not open to high school students entering college. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid U.S. student visa. Scholarship essay must be a minimum of 500 words, maximum of 1,000 words. One submission per person, per year. Applications that fail to meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

    For more info, please visit: https://www.americanbullion.com/scholarship/ 

    Application Deadline: October 31, 2015

  • 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: Transfer Scholarship Overview (9/2)

    The Office of Special Scholarship Programs is hosting the following workshops:

    Transfer Scholarship Overview
    September 2, 2015     4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
    A transfer scholarship overview will be held in University Hall room 850. This information session will start at 4pm. There will be information about searching and applying for awards.

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

  • Arts and Humanities Students and Scholarships Info Session, Tues. 10/27

    Information about scholarships available to students studying the arts and humanities.  

    Tuesday, October 27
    4:00 pm
    850 University Hall

    Questions?  Want more information?  Contact Beth Powers at ssp@uic.edu or 312-355-3407.

  • University of Illinois Avery Brundage Scholarship for athletics, Due Feb. 9

    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 9 - website: https://www-s.usp.uillinois.edu/brundage/default.aspx 

  • Rangel Int’l Affairs Graduate Fellowship Application Deadline Fast Approaching 9/19

    The application for the Rangel Graduate Fellowship application deadline is quickly approaching! The 2017 Rangel Fellowship application closes Monday, September 19th at 11:59PM EST.

     

    About the Fellowship

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2017 must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org.

    The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.     

    Questions?  Interested in applying? Contact Beth Powers in the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at bpowers@uic.edu

  • American Physiological Society Video Contest, Deadline 12/15

    Hey videographers, start thinking about your video submission for APS Presents…Phantastic Physiology Voyage: "Function Follows Form" video contest! Open to undergrad and grad students. 1st place winner(s) will also receive additional funding to support travel-related expenses to attend EB (NEW). Application deadline: Dec. 15th. http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Education/Undergraduate/Student-Awards-and-Events/Physiology-Video-Contest/Application-Information

  • Programming Languages Workshop

    Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop 2016What is PLMW

    The Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) aims to encourage graduate students and senior undergraduate students to pursue careers in programming language research. The workshop brings together world leaders in programming languages research and teaching from academia and industry to provide (a) technical sessions on cutting­ edge PL research and (b) mentoring sessions on how to prepare for a research career. The workshop aims to engage students in a process of imagining how they might contribute to our research community. We especially encourage women and under-represented minority students to attend PLMW.

    PLMW 2016

    After the resounding success of the first four Programming Languages Mentoring Workshops at POPL 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, we announce the 5th SIGPLAN Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop, co­-located with POPL 2016. POPL is the ACM’s flagship conference for foundational aspects of programming languages, and its 43rd edition will take place in Florida, USA next year. PLMW will be held immediately before POPL 2016, on Tuesday, January 19. We hope that participants will stay through the entire conference.

    Scholarship applications

    PLMW sponsors have generously donated scholarship funds for qualified students to attend PLMW. These scholarships should cover reasonable expenses (airfare, hotel, and registration fees) for attendance at both the workshop and the POPL conference. Students attending this year will get one year free student membership of SIGPLAN, unless they prefer to opt out during their application. The workshop registration is open to all. Students with alternative sources of funding are welcome as well.

    Access the scholarship application form here.

    The deadline for full consideration of funding is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23.

    Selected participants will be notified by NOVEMBER 15 or earlier.

    http://conf.researchr.org/home/PLMW-2016

  • Scholarships for Combat-Wounded Military and their Families – Application Deadline: Jan 26

  • Rangel Summer Enrichment Program in international affairs, Apply by Wed. 2/4

    The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

    The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants' academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

    The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200. 

    The tentative dates for the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program are June 22 -August 2, 2015.

     Deadline to apply February 4.  Learn more at http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=684&typeid=CBRIAPSEP 

    Contact the Office of Speical Scholarship Programs for assistance in preparing a strong application.

  • LARES Destino Award Application Deadline Extended 'til Friday, November 20th!

  • Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

    For students considering aid work, the Foreign Service or other work abroad, The Payne Fellowship provides an amazing pathway to work in the USAID Foreign Service. Students interested in applying should contact OSSP at ssp@uic.edu for assistance applying.

    The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship at paynefellows.org. 

    About the Payne Fellowship Program:

    The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.

     

    The contact point is Payne Program Administrator MaRaina Montgomery, maraina.montgomery@howard.edu, Office: (202) 806-5952.

  • UIC Scholarship for Law School Applicants, Due Fri. 10/2

    If you are applying to law school for fall 2016, apply for the Chicago Bar Association law scholarship. The deadline is Friday October 2nd.  Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria:

    UIC Chicago Bar Association Entertainment (Law School) Committee SAUIC (deadline Friday October 2nd)

    Must be earning an undergraduate degree from UICAny major is eligible
    Must be planning to enter law school in Fall 2016
    Recognition will be given to students with a record of involvement and participation in theatrical and music activities on campus or in their communities

    The application is available at https://uic.academicworks.com/opportunities/74 and directions for the application can be found there as well.  Please direct any questions you have to Beth Powers, Director of the Office of Special Scholarship Programs, at bpowers@uic.edu.

  • Ford Foundation Scholarship (Deadline 11/20/15)

    About to graduate and considering a PhD program? Would you like to teach at a college or university in the future?? If you answered “yes” to these questions than this scholarship may be for you!

    Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice oriented degree programs are not eligible for support (No MDs only).

    Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

    All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Students from under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply 

    Website:

    http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm 

    Deadline:  November 20, 2015 

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Molly Hildebrand at mhild@uic.edu to set up an appointment.  Please review the Ford Foundation website to make sure that you meet the selection criteria in advance of the meeting.

  • DAAD Intensive Language Courses in Germany

    The Intensive Language Course Grant funds applicants from North American universities, who at the time of application have attained at least sophomore standing (second-year standing in Canada), to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany.

    The scholarship of approximately €2,300 includes tuition, accommodations (arranged by the host institute) and a cash allowance for meals and incidental expenses in full or in part, depending on the choice of location and accommodations. DAAD will provide health and accident insurance as well as a travel subsidy of €300-450. Scholarship recipients are expected to devote their full attention to the course and may not concurrently undertake individual research. A written report is requested within four weeks of the end of the course.

    DAAD will consider individual placement preferences, but grantees are requested to accept DAAD's final decision as to time and place.

    For more information on this grant and how to apply, go to: www.daad.org/languagecourses 

    For support with your application, contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at ssp@uic.edu or 312-355-2477.

  • USAID Payne Fellowship Application Announcement: Oct. 1, 2016- Jan. 20, 2017

    The Payne Fellowship is now open!!!

    The application can be found at www.paynefellows.org and will remain open until January 20, 2017.

    The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service Officers in USAID.  USAID has expanded the program, which selected three fellows in 2013, and will offer up to ten fellowships in 2017.  We would like to ask for your support in our outreach and recruiting for the upcoming cohort of Payne Fellows.  Attached is a program flyer, annual newsletter, and document with tips to help them prepare a competitive application for you to share with any interested candidates.  If you would like hard copies of these material, please do not hesitate to email our office and we will gladly send physical copies of this promotional material.  The best way for potential applicants to learn more about the programs is through our website at www.paynefellows.org.  They can also feel free to contact us directly by e-mail (paynefellows.org) or phone (202-806-5952).  We are pleased to answer any questions. 

    The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $94,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities leading to employment in USAID.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, business administration, economics, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.  The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.  Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major. 

  • Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program – research in international affairs, Apply by 12/4

    UIC Campus Deadline for Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program - *UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY* international affairs, one year research fellowship in Washington, DC at the Carnegie Endowment - Deadline: December 4 - website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/carnegie.htm  

    Are you interested in foreign affairs? International relations? Contact OSSP.

  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards Due 11/1

    Interested in carrying out a research, study or creative arts project in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and/or Sweden? Consider applying for a American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowship (up to $23,000) or grant (up to $5,000). 

    This opportunity is open to United States citizens or permanent residents who have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia. Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application. Learn more at http://www.amscan.org/grants_americans.html and contact OSSP if you’re interested in applying. Deadline: November 1st.

  • Opportunities at the Yiddish Book Center, Due Jan. 4

    The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applications for two education programs for college students and recent graduates: the 2016 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and the 2016-17 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program. 

    The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is an intensive seven-week course in Yiddish language and culture for college students. The program offers a beginner track for students with no previous Yiddish experience and an intermediate track for those who have completed one year of Yiddish. In addition to their classes, students take part in cultural and social activities, including film screenings, concerts, workshops, and a trip to New York City. Beginner students take a course in Central and Eastern European Yiddish history, literature, and culture, while intermediate students work as interns on the Center’s major projects, including translation and oral history.

    All Steiner students receive full-tuition scholarships. Intermediate students also receive free housing and a $1,000 internship stipend. All participants are eligible to receive college credits through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    The 2016 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will run from June 5 to July 22. Applications are due by February 8, 2016. For more information, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/steiner-summer-yiddish-program.

    The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills an opportunity to develop professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center's staff. 

    Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, and do bibliographic work with the Center’s collection of books. With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects.

    Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. The next Fellowship Program runs from September 2016 to August 2017. Applications are due by January 4. For more information, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program.

  • Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Is Now Accepting Applications

    UIC students interested in applying for the Rangel Fellowship can reach out to ssp@uic.edu for help with the application process.

    The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship at www.rangelprogram.org

    The Rangel Program is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for its 2016 graduate fellowship.   The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service.

    Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2016, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

    Information and application materials can be found atwww.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 13, 2016. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.     

     

  • Udall Scholarship for Environmental Issues or Tribal Policy or Healthcare, Apply by 2/15/16

    Are you interested in the environment?  In Native American rights? Consider applying for the Udall Scholarship!!

    What is it:

    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.  In 2016, the Udall Foundation will award 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each, and anticipates that at least 20 scholarships will be awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students in Tribal Public Policy and Native Health Care. Students must be enrolled for the 16-17 academic year.

    Who Should Apply:

    Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? 

    Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of:

    Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;Academic achievement;An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

    Due Dates:

    UIC Internal Deadline:  February 15, 2015

    Udall Foundation Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Website:

    http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

    If you are interested, please contact Molly Hildebrand at mhild@uic.edu

     

  • Udall Scholarship for the Environment or Native American Concerns, Due Fri. 2/20

    The Udall Scholarship, UIC deadline is Feb. 20, 2015!

    http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx  

    The Udall is a $5000 scholarship for sophomores or juniors in two categories: 

    1) Students interested in careers related to the environment; 

    2) Native American students interested in careers in tribal public policy or health policy. 

    What makes a student a good Udall Scholarship candidate? If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, you check out the website and consider applying! Questions? Want help applying? Please follow up with Beth Powers at bpowers@uic.edu

    Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
    Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
    Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
    Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

    Consider the Udall Scholarship. To learn more, click on the category below that best fits your interests and goals.

    Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of:
    Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;
    Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;
    Academic achievement
    An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

    Don’t hesitate! Check out the website, follow up with bpowers@uic.edu and APPLY!

  • CIMA Scholarship Application for Interactive Marketing, Apply by 4/15

    2015 CIMA Scholarship Application

    Application Deadline:  April 15, 2015

    CIMA is Chicago's only interactive-centric professional organization dedicated to the enhancement and acceleration of business opportunities, professional development, and exponential networking for interactive marketing professionals in Chicago.

    CIMA is honored to award a scholarship to two students in the Chicagoland area studying interactive marketing and have an interest in pursuing a career in the field. The scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students.

    The amount to be awarded is $5,000.

    Eligibility:

    Must attend a Chicago-based university Must currently be enrolled in a full-time degree-seeking program

    Criteria:

    Must have a declared major in a related field (Marketing, Advertising,

       Communications, Business, etc.)

    Must have an interest in pursuing a career in digital marketing Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • NSEP Boren Study Abroad Scholarship, Deadline Extended to 12/20

    NSEP Boren Scholarship - (UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY) for current undergraduate 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 - Deadline: EXTENDED December 20 - website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/nsepug

    Want more information on nationally-competitive awards? Contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at 312-355-2477 to schedule an appointment to discuss your opportunities!

  • Hilda López-Arce Scholarship (For Latinx Undergraduate Students at UIC)

  • Schwarzman Scholars Webinars

    Students interested in applying for the Schwarzman Scholarship should contact Beth Powers for more details on the UIC process at bpowers@uic.edu

    Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give selected scholars the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master's Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University – one of China's most prestigious universities. Schwarzman Scholars is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to:

    Access World-Class Curriculum and Faculty

    Learn Beyond the Classroom and Experience the Real China

    Engage in Multi-Dimensional Leadership Training

    Eligible applicants for Schwarzman Scholars must be between 18 and 28 years of age, be proficient in English, and have completed an undergraduate degree at the point of enrollment.Schwarzman Scholars is hosting the following webinars for prospective applicants throughout the summer, which will provide the opportunity to learn more about the fellowship and engage with members of the Schwarzman Scholars admissions team. Details and registration information for the webinars are below.

     

    Thursday August 25th

    4PMEDT

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6663885263796528132

    September:

    Wednesday September 7th

    5PM EDT

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1249350148418412548

    If you have any questions about the program or these events, please feel free to contact us at schwarzmanscholars.usacanada@iie.org.

  • Study Abroad Scholarship Info Sessions (9/22 & 9/23)

  • Apply for the HCIR Margaret Messer Student Research Grant (Due 10/9)

  • Final Chance to attend Study Abroad Scholarship Info Session, Mon. 2/20

  • 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

  • Hilda López-Arce Scholarship for Latinx Students – Application Deadline: April 26

  • Impact Technology Recruiting Scholarship for Business Students - Deadline July 15

  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship for teachers Info Session, Tues. 1/20

    The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

    To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must: Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12). Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

    Professional Teaching Obligation: After receiving the master's degree, each Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7–12 for one full year for each academic year of funding received under a fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship

    An info session about this fellowship will be held on Tuesday Jan. 20 at 12pm in 2650 University Hall.

    More information is available here: http://www.jamesmadison.gov/

    Students who are unable to attend the session are welcome to direct specific questions to Marcie Reynolds:  mreyno8@uic.edu

  • The flyer is primarily white with back text. There is also some blue text. The top features a photo of a female graduate in cap and gown. The bottom features a photo of a young woman working on a laptop, at a table with two men. The CME logo is at the bottom.

    CME Group Foundation Scholars Program for 2021-22 (Application open!)

  • Funding Opportunity for Study Program in the National Parks or Winter Short-Term Study Abroad in Peru, Apply by Wed. 4/8

    The Upper Midwest Regional Honors Council has funding opportunities available for Honors students who wish to participate in either of the following opportunities:

    - Partners in the Parks: Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program sponsored by Southern Utah University and Cedar Breaks National Monument in cooperation with the National Collegiate Honors Council.  Partners in the Parks projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. See more information, including the list of 2015 Partners in the Parks Programs, here: http://nchchonors.org/partners-in-the-parks/ 

    - Honors Semesters: "Health without Borders: A Winterim Peru": Dec. 30, 2015 - Jan. 20, 2016
    A joint offering of The Honors College at Florida International University and the National Collegiate Honors Council Semesters Committee, this winterim is a unique opportunity for students to engage in experiential learning that emphasizes independent research projects focused on the contrast between urban and rural areas of the Peruvian Amazon. An overview of the people and environment of the Amazon will provide students the necessary background to design and implement interdisciplinary projects during their stay in Iquitos, Peru (the major city of the western Amazon) and at the Madre Selva Biological Station (Orosa River).  Learn more at http://nchchonors.org/news/honors-semester/.

    Apply for $1000 funding for either opportunity by April 8: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j2Vd0olE01xjucKKeEsK-5CWNr9Dwc6yeFslnQeadig/viewform 

  • Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ students, Due Jan. 20

    Point Foundation Scholarship - for LGBTQ students with strong academic performance, who have proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world. No citizenship requirements. First deadline: January 20 - website: https://pointfoundationscholars.communityforce.com/Student/Introduction.aspx  

  • Awards and Resources for LGBTQ Students, Info Session Tues. 1/20

    The Office of Special Scholarship Programs and the Gender and Sexuality Center will be hosting a scholarship information session for LGBTQ students. Please attend to learn more about searching and applying for awards.
     
    Students interested in learning more but unable to attend are encouraged and welcome to follow up with Sheena (sheena@uic.edu) in OSSP for more information.
     
    The session will take place on January 20, from 12:30 - 1:30pm at the Gender and Sexuality Center in Room 181 Behavioral Sciences Building (First Floor by Harrison Entrance).
  • Soros Fellowship for "New Americans," Apply by 11/1

    Soros Foundation Scholarship: http://www.pdsoros.org/  

    According to the foundation website, the Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans “provide[s] opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. The program was established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States afforded the founders of the Fellowship, Paul & Daisy Soros.”

    Some additional information:
    *Applicants are considered “New Americans” if they are naturalized American citizens (or permanent residents) or if both of their parents are naturalized citizens.
    *At the time of their selection, Fellows must be college seniors or early in the graduate programs for which they request support.
    *Each Fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. This money is used for graduate or professional school, including medical school.
    *Fellows are selected on the basis of merit (not financial need). The specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.
    *Each Fellows attends two weekend conferences. The great majority continue to be involved with the program through regional dinners, service in the selection process for later classes, etc. Information found at: http://pdsoros-prod.punkave.net/fellowship

    Deadline: November 1, 2015 Although you can apply to the fellowship directly (without UIC’s institutional endorsement), I would strongly encourage you to make an appointment with Molly HIldebrand in the Office of Special Scholarship Programs to discuss the application process. She can then work with you as you complete your essays and application.

    Contact:
    Molly J. Hildebrand, Ph.D.
    Scholarship Specialist and GPPA Coordinator
    mhild@uic.edu
    (312) 355-3407

  • 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship application, Apply by 1/13

    We are proud to announce that the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship application is now open!

    As you may know, the Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier recruitment programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:

    Undergraduate candidates (10 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields. Graduate candidates (20 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields. Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships. Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements.

    The application for the 2017 Pickering Fellowship is now live and can be accessed on our Pickering Fellowship page. Students are encouraged to survey this page to assess their eligibility and review expectations if selected. All applications for undergraduate and graduate fellowships must be received by January 13, 2017 in order to be considered.

    We ask that you share this information with eligible students on your campus, along with faculty and staff who can help identify strong candidates. To assist with your recruitment efforts, we have created a resource webpage with digital copies of the Pickering promotional materials, key messages, approved logos and an application checklist.

    Thank you for sharing this information with your campus and for providing your students with opportunities to help them achieve their potential. If you have any questions or need additional information about the Pickering Fellowship, please feel free to contact pickering@twc.edu or 202-238-7991.

  • Still Time to Apply for Study Abroad Programs and Scholarships!

  • OSSP: British Scholarship Info Session (3/3) and Pursuing Opportunities 101 (3/4)

    The Office of Special Scholarship Programs has two upcoming scholarship information sessions:

    British Scholarship Info Session
    Information about various funded opportunities to study in the UK
    Tuesday, 3/3, 12 - 1pm
    BH 114 

    Pursuing Opportunities 101
    In collaboration with AAAN, NASP, and TRIO.
    Information about scholarships, job applications and personal statements.
    Wednesday, 3/4, 3 – 5pm
    Location: AAAN Office in SSB

    Questions?  Can't attend a session but want more information?  Contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at ssp@uic.edu