Scholarship Opportunity for New Transfer Students

Message from the Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (IACRAO):

IACRAO’s membership is made up of Admission and Records professionals from accredited post-secondary schools located within the state of Illinois. IACRAO’s primary functions are to educate its members, to promote professionalism and professional development for its members and to represent its members and their views through interaction with other professional groups. IACRAO is pleased to present two $500 nonrenewable scholarship opportunities to transfer students. Scholarships are awarded in spring and applications are due on August 31, 2018.  Students must have been accepted for admission as a transfer student for the 2018/2019 academic year from an IACRAO-member institution to another member institution (please see the IACRAO website for a list of member institutions).  You can access the direct link to the scholarship information and applications here.

Champaign-Urbana Business Women’s Club Scholarship

The Champaign-Urbana Business Women’s Club is accepting applications for their 2018 Scholarship Award. They have previously “awarded one (1) scholarship to a recent high school graduate or college attendee and one (1) to an older student returning to school.” Applications are due by 5:00 on Friday, June 29, 2018. Please contact Barbara Pritchard, Scholarship Committee Chair at for more information.

Scholarship Application Form and Cover Letter 20182

Fulbright Workshops

Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop
Friday April 20th, 3:30-5:00 pm
514 Illini Union Bookstore
Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program and the Writers Workshop

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 2,000 full scholarships annually to students for a year of study, research or English teaching in any of 140 countries worldwide.  If you are a junior, senior, or recent alumni, and you are looking for an exciting way to spend a year abroad starting in the Fall of 2019, then it’s time to think seriously about submitting an application for a Fulbright Scholarship! The National and International Scholarships Program provides in-depth workshops on each application component to answer questions you have, show you samples of successful applications, and provide helpful suggestions to improve the effectiveness of your writing. On April 20th, we will discuss the key components Fulbright reviewers are looking for in the personal statement. The session is targeted to juniors, seniors, and recent alumni who wish to apply for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 25, 2018.

Webinars for those off campus:
Wednesday, April 25
Informational Webinar for Illinois Alumni and Students Abroad
8:30-9:30 am CST

Thursday, April 26
Informational Webinar for Illinois Alumni and Students Abroad
12:00-1:00 pm CST

Additional Workshops in April:
Friday, April 27
English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Application Workshop
2:00-3:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore
The Fulbright ETA application includes a one-page essay on your case for Why the Fulbright program should fund You to Teach English to students in ____________ (insert your host country).  We will discuss how to approach this essay and more during this workshop.

Friday, April 27
Designing a Fulbright Research Proposal Workshop
3:30-5:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore
If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright research grant, join us for this workshop to learn how to craft this important two-page grant request, how to secure a letter of affiliation, and how to select your reference letter writers.

The US Student Fulbright website is:
Facebook UIUC Fulbright Events page is here.

National and International Scholarships Info Sessions

The UIUC National and International Scholarships Program office is holding scholarship meetings for freshmen and sophomore students this week on campus.  Our Facebook events page is here.

These short meetings are introductory sessions focused on how to apply for the nationally competitive scholarships listed below and briefly described on the attached handout. The application process for these awards begins next fall, but now is the time to begin thinking about preparing for these scholarships. We are offering this session eleven times to accommodate your schedule. Come learn what you need to know about how to apply.

Truman Scholars (careers in public service), Goldwater Scholars (STEM students interested in Ph.D./careers in research), Beinecke Bros (funds for grad school in the humanities, arts, social sci), Boren Scholarship (funds extended study abroad for those interested in a career in the Fed. Gov’t.), Udall Scholarship (careers in environmental work or Native American tribal affairs), plus info. about the Gilman Scholarship (for study abroad) and the Critical Language Scholarship (8-week summer language study program).

More info at:

Monday, April 2:   3:30-4:00pm and 4:00-4:30pm. 514 IUB*
Tuesday, April 3:   4:00-4:30pm and 4:30-5:00pm. 514 IUB*
Thursday, April 5: 12:00-12:30pm, 1:30-2:00pm, and 3:00-3:30pm. 514 IUB*
Friday, April 6:       1:30-2:00pm, 2:00-2:30pm, 3:00-3:30pm, and 4:00-4:30pm. 514 IUB*


* Rm 514 is located in the Illini Union Bookstore (IUB) on the 5th floor.
Enter by the doors on the NE side of the building (not the front doors).

Grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research

Research Support Grant (RSG)

This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs.  We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.

For details and eligibility requirements please visit:

The deadline for applications is March 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions may be addressed to

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)

This grant provides awards of up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters, papers, or creative works. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work.

For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit:

The deadline for applications is February 21, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Questions may be addressed to 

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  

Avery Brundage Scholarships

Avery Brundage Scholarships to support athletic students are now available for 2018-2019

Last year 17 students each received $2,500.


  • Undergraduate ranked in top 25% of college or
  • Graduate/professional student in good standing
  • Full-time student at any of the three UI campuses
  • Participate in sports – either individual or team at any level*


February 6, 2018

Udall Scholarship Info Sessions

Calling all environmentalists! Calling students interested in Native American tribal affairs! Udall Scholarship 2-day info event this week,  November 9 & 10!

The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment *OR* to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents.

A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service.  We are looking to nominate students who are taking action to address environmental concerns or concerns related to Native American tribal affairs.  The University of Illinois may nominate up to six candidates for the award; if you are considering applying, join our information event:

**Two-Day Udall Information Event**

  • Thursday, November 9, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Information session & discussion with former Udall Scholar – Illini Union Bookstore Building, Rm 514 (north side)
  • Friday, November 10, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Workshop on how to craft a competitive Udall application – Illini Union Bookstore Building,  Rm 514 (north side).

The campus deadline is 12pm noon, February 7, 2018.

Please visit our Udall Scholarship page for more details, application instructions, and info about past U of I Udall recipients.  Email us if you would like to make an appointment to discuss whether the Udall is right for you.


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