LAS James Scholar – Application

LAS James Scholar Spring 2018 Application Now Available!

If you have at least a 3.70 Illinois GPA and have completed fewer than three semesters in higher education, LAS Honors invites you to apply to be an LAS James Scholar by the deadline of Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

The James Scholar Program in the College of LAS is suited to students who want to engage deeply with their coursework, their campus, and the broader Champaign-Urbana community. You can learn more about our program at:

Detailed eligibility criteria and the application are available at: In your essay responses we look to learn more about you and why you are interested in the James Scholar Program/why you think the program is a good fit for you, so please take the time to write thoughtful responses. We look forward to reading your submissions in January!

Please contact LAS Honors at or call (217) 333 – 1158 with questions.

Fred S. Bailey Scholarship


The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois – Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply.

For more information or to apply online, visit:

Application deadline: February 16  

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional
Diversity Education

Do You Want to…

Serve as a peer leader on campus?

Help create and maintain a welcoming and safe campus community?

Work collaboratively with students and organizations to learn more about different populations and create new and creative programs?

Expand your knowledge about social identities and how to be more inclusive?

Develop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is the leadership opportunity you’ve been searching for. Apply today to become a workshop facilitator for DiversityEd Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program. The program provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of diversity and social justice issues. Through training courses, students will learn how to facilitate and develop interactive learning programs in the form of workshops.

The link to apply is !

For more information, please contact Teryl Brewster, Program Coordinator @


Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program


Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.

Spring 2018 (For internships that occur between December 15, 2017 – May 30, 2018) Application Deadline: November 13 ​ ​

Stop by Office Hours at the University Y:

*             Thursday, 11/9 from 2-4 pm

*             Friday, 11/10 from 9-10:30 am

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our new Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURAs) program. IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. For program information and details on how to apply please visit:


Deadline for applications is December 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at: