Fred S. Bailey Scholarship

FRED S. BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAUSE DRIVEN LEADERS

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: www.universityymca.org/bailey.

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.

Requirements:

  • 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*

Deadline:

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

 

Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program

FRED S. BAILEY INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS

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.

http://universityymca.org/bailey/unpaid-internship-scholarship/

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 Apprentice Program

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI)

Now in its third year of collaboration, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College offer the opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students (including transfer students) to assist advanced graduate students (those who have completed all coursework requirements and are in the dissertation research stage) with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Undergraduate students will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2018.

Undergraduate researchers will be given course credit (3 credit hours). Undergraduate students will attend regular weekly class meetings with OUR and Grad College instructors, as well as work one-on-one with their graduate mentors. Students will also complete a final project, consisting of a research poster, to be presented during “Undergraduate Research Week” sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

Deadline for applications is Monday, October 30.

Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Please put “URAP” in the subject line.

REMINDER: Undergraduate Research Support Grant – Due Oct. 19

The deadline for submission to the Undergraduate Research Support Grant (RSG) is tomorrow (Thursday, October 19 at 11:59pm). Make sure to get in your application before it closes!

The Research Support 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. The deadline for applications is October 19 at 11:59pm. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

Office of Undergraduate Research Grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting applications for the following two grants:

*   Conference Travel Grant – 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. The deadline for applications is October 4 at 11:59pm. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG

*   Undergraduate Research Support Grant – 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. The deadline for applications is October 19 at 11:59pm. For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

 

Research Support Grant Applications – Due March 1


The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting applications for the 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: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

Deadline for applications will be Wednesday, March 1, at 11:59 p.m.

Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Fifth Floor Illini Union Bookstore
807 S. Wright Street, M/C 317
Urbana, IL 61801
Office phone:(217) 300-5453
ugresearch@illinois.edu
www.undergradresearch.illinois.edu 

Going Beyond Undergrad Scholarships

This program is open to first-generation undergraduate women planning to graduate in May of 2018.

Going Beyond Undergrad is a one-semester educational program focused on providing support to first-generation undergraduate women who hope to pursue graduate-level education. During the spring 2017 semester, students will attend 6 educational workshops to help them target graduate programs for that fit their interests and needs and begin to prepare for the application process. Students will also receive individual mentoring from other first-generation women who have successfully navigated graduate programs. After completing these workshops, students will receive a waiver to take the GRE exam during the summer of 2017.

For more info, send an email to BeyondUndergrad@illinois.edu.

 

Beckman Institute Awards & Fellowships – Applications Due March 11

Reminder: March 11, 2016 deadline to apply for these Beckman Institute Awards and Fellowships!

New this year, the Beckman Undergraduate Fellows Program, supported by funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, offers University of Illinois undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the Institute.

The Erik Haferkamp Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research allows a promising undergraduate neuroscientist to pursue research at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology during the summer.

The Janssen Family Undergraduate Research Award allows a promising undergraduate to pursue research in neuroscience or psychology at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology during the summer. Preference will be given to female applicants.

The Carle Neuroscience Institute Undergraduate Research Award allows a promising undergraduate to pursue research in neuroscience or psychology at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology during the summer.