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

  • Completion of Spring 2020 Honors Activities

  • Society for Future Physicians: Become a Medical Scribe in Chicago, Wed. 3/5

    SFP is hosting a lecture featuring PhysAssist Scribes open to all Honors College students who are interested in pursuing a pre-health field, specifically MD/DO/PA/NP. Please join us!

    PhysAssist Scribes is looking for candidates, motivated to pursue a career in the medical field, to join our Medical Scribe program in Chicago! We will be on campus next Wednesday, March 5th at 4pm to give a presentation in Burnham Hall room 121 in the UIC Honors College and meet with any pre-health professional students interested in joining our team!

    Working as a PhysAssist Scribe is an invaluable, unique opportunity for pre-health professionals, recent graduates, and students looking to gain MEDICAL experience!

    It's a great opportunity to:
    1. Work side by side physicians or PA's in the emergency room
    2. Transcribe and understand the patient history, physical exam, medical decision making, and diagnosis for each patient the physician sees
    3. Become proficient in documenting lab results and x-rays

    Here is a short video that explains the medical scribe position in detail: http://links.iamscribe.com/scribejob

    For more job info visit the employment page here: http://www.iamscribe.com/full_time_scribes.php

    Contact Milie Fang at fang28@uic.edu with questions about the event.

  • Changes to Requirements for Student Completing Service-based Honors Activities for Fall Semester - Attend an Information Session

  • Tutor with Project: VISION (volunteer and paid positions available)

  • Honors Activity Completion Forms Due Fri. 5/5

  • Summer Diabetes Research Program at UIC, Apply by Sun. 2/28

    The UIC Honors College, in partnership with the UIC Department of Surgery and the Department of Bioengineering, is happy to announce a new Summer Research Program. The Summer Diabetes Research Program at UIC is a ten-week summer internship for undergraduates with a focus on diabetes research.  Sponosored by the NIH NIDDK R25 training program, this program will pair students with researchers in diabetes-related projects, such as islet transplantation, islet physiology, tissue engineering, beta-cell proliferation, microfluidic and nanotechnology technology, biological imaging, microencapsulation, and many other topics.  Students will also attend seminar-based lectures, conduct individual research, and experience a clinical component.

    Students will be compensated with a $3,000 stipend over the course of the ten-week program. 

    The application is now available at http://www.honors.uic.edu/SDR/.  The deadline for submission is February 28th.  The application includes essays, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.

    Please contact Dean Williams at smccloud@uic.edu with any questions.


  • Apply to be an Honors College Tutor in fall 2016, Deadline Tues. 5/31

    Honors College Tutoring - Priority Deadline Tuesday, May 31

    Want to be a tutor in the Honors College Tutoring Center?

    Tutors must meet the following:

    o   Be a student in good standing with the Honors College

    o   Have attended UIC for at least 1 year

    o   Must be able to tutor in at least 3 different courses (you must have earned an A or B in classes taken at UIC in order to be eligible to tutor for those courses)

    o   Schedule 3 hours each week


    Students who intend to participate in the Honors College Tutoring program must complete an application (available in the Honors College office). The preferred deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 31, 2016; THE FINAL DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016. The tutoring program is scheduled to begin on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016. Once students have submitted an application and received confirmation of their participation in the program they should then register for HON 202 (CRN 13771). Students must be registered for HON 202 (in addition to HON 222) to count Honors College Tutoring as their honors activity. If you decide NOT to tutor, you must drop HON 202 by September 2, 2016 to avoid a “W” grade; if you drop between September 3, 2016 and October 28, 2016 you will receive a “W”. You will receive additional information about your tutoring schedule by the first week of classes in the Fall 2016 term.


    The current application is attached below.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie O’Leary at soleary@uic.edu.

  • Fall 2019 Research Assistants for the Youth Relationships Study

  • UIC Scholarship Opportunities (Applications due January 20, 2020)

  • Free 1-Year Subscription to the Chicago Tribune!

  • Discounted Divvy Bike Membership for UIC students

    Did you know that there is a Divvy membership discount for UIC students, faculty, and staff?  Check out the UIC Office of Sustainability website to find out how to get $20 (student) or $10 (faculty and staff) off a Pedal membership with Divvy.  More information about Divvy bike share can be found here

  • Apply to Attend the 2019 Goldman Sachs Honors Symposium

  • SAUIC Scholarship Awards for UIC students Deadline of April 1

    The Scholarship Association for UIC (SAUIC) has opened the applications for the following awards. The deadline for all awards is April 1. Students should apply for as many awards as they are eligible for. Most awards will be paid out over two semesters in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Click on the post for more details.  Please direct all questions to ssp@uic.edu


  • Fulbright, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge and Other Fellowship and Scholarship Updates – Now's the perfect time to start the application process!

  • Honors College Ambassadors Application (Open Now!)

  • Free GRE/DAT/MCAT Prep – Application Due: March 15

  • Research Assistant Volunteers Needed! (Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Exercise Intervention Program)

  • Applications open for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) (Deadline to apply: 1/27)

  • Spring 2015 Honors College Tuition Waiver Application Available, Due Jan. 1

    Each semester, Honors College students with at least a 3.5 GPA are eligible to compete for a limited number of tuition waivers offered by the Honors College. Students are awarded these waivers based on a combination of merit and need. The Spring 2015 Tuition Waiver application deadline is January 1, 2015. Click HERE to apply!  Contact Sheena Miller with questions at sheena@uic.edu or 312-355-2477.

  • Do You Have Plans to Complete a Summer Honors Activity?

  • Honors College Spring 2018 Tuition Waiver – Application Deadline: Dec 1

  • Honors College Applications for Five Scholarships Available, Due Feb. 20

    The Honors College is delighted to announce that applications are being accepted for five different awards for engineering, education, nursing, business and life science students. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 20th and are available at https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/4598231.  Questions?  Contact ssp@uic.edu

  • New Honors Course Available Fall 2017 – Honors Internship

  • Would you like to be an Honors 101 Teaching Assistant? (Apply today! Applications close December 6th)

  • Honors College Scholarship Opportunity

  • Join the Burnham Hall Tutoring Center for Fall 2020! Apply today!

  • Cancer Research Program at St. Jude Children's Hospital for Summer 2015, Rolling Applications until Feb. 1

    The program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.  

    A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.


    Prior research experience is required for all applicants.
     The POE 2014 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.80. In 2014, 51 students from 39 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia were selected from 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. The minimum  requirement is 11 weeks during Summer 2015.  All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.
    The POE home page <http://www.stjude.org/poe> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.
    Contact Dr. Suzanne Gronemeyer at suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org with questions.
  • Medicina Scholars Program – Application Deadline: August 2

  • Honors College Spring 2019 Tuition Award – Application Deadline: Nov 5

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

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


  • Honors College Fall 2018 Tuition Waiver – Application Deadline: June 1

  • Honors Capstone General Information Workshops, Fri. 4/24 and Mon. 4/27

    The General Capstone Information Session provides an opportunity for you to learn more about the Capstone requirement, brainstorm possible topics or ideas for your Capstone, and talk with an Honors College Associate Dean or Postdoctoral Fellow about your Capstone.  This workshop is intended for everyone from Seniors starting on their Capstones now to freshman who want to learn more about the requirement to be prepared in the future.  

    Below are the upcoming dates for General Capstone Info Session Workshops for the semester.  

    • Friday April 24th, 1-2 pm, 114 Burnham Hall

    • Monday April 27th, 2-3 pm, 114 Burnham Hall

    If you have questions, contact Dean Chang (huiching@uic.edu) or Dean Hall (sahall@uic.edu).

  • Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center: Summer 2016 CEDHA Internship Opportunity

    The Rush Center for Excellence on Disparities in HIV and Aging (CEDHA) in conjunction with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center is currently accepting applications for the 2016 CEDHA Summer Internship Program!

    This program is geared toward highly motivated high school and college students with a strong interest in health sciences, health disparities, and research.  Please see the flyer for additional program details.  The application will be available Monday, January 25th - Monday, February 29th, and can be found through the below link:


    If you have any questions about the program, please contact Scarlett Ellis at Scarlett_Ellis@rush.edu.

  • Illinois College of Optometry Summer Program – Application Deadline: March 30

  • All Honors Students: Register for HON 222 or HON 322 for Spring 2017!

    Remember that all Honors College students should be registered for HON 222: Honors Activity (0 credit hours) each semester, unless you are working on your Honors Capstone project.  If you are working on your Honors Capstone project, you should NOT register for HON 222 and should instead register for HON 322: Honors Capstone Activity (0 credit hours) for Fall 2016.  If you have questions, please contact your Honors Advisor.  

    Click on the post to read more.


  • Internship Opportunity in Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

  • The Women’s Mental Health Research Program Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • 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.

  • Graduate-Student-At-Large Program at The University of Chicago, Apply by Tues. 3/15

    What is the Graduate-Student-At-Large (GSAL) program?

    -GSAL students enroll in regular graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago. They may take courses at the College, in the Graduate Divisions of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities, and at the graduate schools in Divinity, Public Policy, Social Work, Business, and Law. Some stay for only a single quarter; others stay for an entire academic year or longer.

    -GSAL students come to the University of Chicago in order to build on their undergraduate studies, while other students use the program to explore different disciplines beyond their college majors.

    -GSAL students will receive a University of Chicago transcript with grades, and might also receive letters of recommendation from faculty members who have worked with them. These efforts result in a more competitive application to graduate school.

    -GSAL students take advantage of in-depth academic advising, student success skills workshops and resources for graduate school applications or career planning.

    Who will benefit from the GSAL program?

    -Graduating seniors or recent graduates who are still unsure about which field of graduate study to pursue are encouraged to connect with us soon, so that we can help them navigate the course selection at the University of Chicago (timeschedules.uchicago.edu) and support their exploration of courses and fields of subject interest, before they apply to graduate or professional schools.

    -For students or alums who feel they would like to focus more into a field of study and gain additional course and research training, or take more courses in a new field of study to switch interest fields in graduate school, we will be able to help them enroll in appropriate courses, build professional relationships with faculty mentors, engage in research, and provide supportive advising guidance and resources for successful graduate school applications. 

    Important GSAL Admissions Considerations

    We admit students in all academic quarters, and our next academic quarter begins Spring, which begins March 28th and ends June 11th, 2016. Our Admissions Deadline is MARCH 15th, 2016. We do not require Letters of Recommendation, or GRE test scores. Each undergraduate or graduate course costs $2,915 and business school courses $6,338. GSAL & GSALB (for Booth courses) admissions application link: https://apply-graham.uchicago.edu/apply/

    University of Chicago helpful program links: 

    GSAL: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/credit/graduate-student-at-large/index

    GSAL Facts: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/credit/graduate-student-at-large/faq

    GSALB: (To take Chicago Booth courses to consider the MBA Program: 


    Academic Calendar: http://uchicago.edu/academics/calendar/

    Time Schedules: http://timeschedules.uchicago.edu/

    Graduate Workshops: http://grad.uchicago.edu/academiccareerdevelopment/casworkshops/201516caswprkshops/

    UChicagoGrad: http://grad.uchicago.edu/


    Questions?  Contact:

    Esther Pandian-Riske                   
    Associate Director, GSAL and RS Programs
    Office 773.702.1682 

    Eileen Fleming
    Program Coordinator, GSAL and RS Programs
    Office 773.702.1726


  • Honors College Fall 2019 Tuition Award – Accepting Applications through Friday, May 17

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

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

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

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

    If you have questions, please contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Research Internship Opportunity at the Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Research Position in College of Medicine

    Dear Honors College students,

    I am looking for 2 dedicated volunteer students who are interested in contributing to our research projects* for the 2016-2017 academic year. The student can help with carrying out experiments with the possibility of being included in publications that come of this work and they can apply the work toward their capstone project.

    *Our research investigates the role of the microbiome in lung, cardiovascular and kidney disease.

    We will be teaching the student lab techniques that they will need to help carry out some of this work. We will also be happy to offer any guidance and mentorship regarding applying to medical school and combined MD/PhD programs for the student who is interested.

    Requested commitment for the semester:

    3-4 times/week, 3-4 hrs (flexible, depending on student schedule)

    Student role and contribution: Help perform experiments, discuss experimental design and develop and test hypotheses.

    Previous Lab experience not necessary

    Projects: Microbiome

    Department of Medicine

    Lab PI: Patricia Finn and David Perkins

    Lab Location: College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB) 909 S Wolcott Ave

    I would be happy to set up a time to meet with students who are interested. They can begin as early as this July 2016. Interviews start ASAP.


    David Perkins, MD PhD

    Director of Transplantation

    Professor of Medicine

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    Department of Medicine

    Tomorrow's Physician Mentors Program

    College of Medicine


  • Lazarov Lab Looking for an Research Assistant

  • New Research Abroad Program for UIC Students in All Disciplines!

  • Medicina Scholars Accepting Applications through July 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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  • OSSP: Fulbright Week!

    Fulbright Week!

    Join the Office of Special Scholarship Programs for a week of informative Fulbright sessions. Fulbright offers students the opportunity to study/research or teach English abroad. Students at all levels can attend any session.

    Fulbright Student Award Information Session
    Monday, April 11th, 12pm-1 in UH 850

    Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships Information Session
    Tuesday, April 12th, 12pm-1, in UH 850

    Panel of Past Fulbright Winners, Q & A session
    Wednesday, April 13th, 12pm-1 in UH 2550 (UPDATE)

    Thursday, April 14th, 4pm-5 in BH 114
    Fulbright Student Award Graduate College

    Can't make it to any of the sessions? No Worries! Just contact ssp@uic.edu for help with your Fulbright application!