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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Information Session and Workshop

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The National and International Scholarships Program is offering a two-day event about the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  The Truman Scholarship offers $30,000 towards graduate study in public service fields.  Only Juniors are eligible for the award. On October 13, attendants will receive an overview of the scholarship as well as get to talk to a former Truman Scholarship recipient from UI.  On October 14, the Scholarships Program will offer a workshop on how to write a competitive scholarship packet.  Students are encouraged to attend both events.

Thursday, Oct. 13th,  3:30-4:30   Information session & discussion w/ former Truman Scholar.

Friday, Oct. 14th,  3:30-4:30   Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application.

 *Both sessions held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Rm 514.

More information about the Truman can be found here: http://topscholars.illinois.edu/truman

The Illinois Club Scholarship Program

The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards offered are:

  • Seven-Nine (7-9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,500
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts of $3,400
  • One (1) Global Focus Award of $2,500

To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate with at least 60 earned credit hours by the end of Fall 2016
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Graduate no earlier than December 2017

The application deadline is Saturday, October 15, 5:00PM (an application, resume, essay, and Self-Service Integrate documents are required, so start early!)

Applicants will be notified via e-mail when applications are received. Semifinalists will be interviewed January 21 or 28. Winners will be honored at a Scholarship Awards Brunch on March 4, 2017.

Online application & details can be found here:
http://theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund for Women

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund was established in 1907 and makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance.  
Program features:
  • 2% interest rate
  • 3 Loan Amounts
    • $12,000 – associate and bachelor degree programs, technical or professional training and post-graduate certifications
    • $15,000 – master’s degree
    • $20,000 – doctoral degree
  • 8 year payback on loans up to $15,000
  • 10 year payback on loans over $15,000
  • 6 months after graduation loan repayment begins

Applicants must:

  • be a citizen or legal permanent resident of United State or Canada
  • be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • meet the minimum credit score of 625
  • not exceed the indebtedness limit for her degree level
  • have 2 qualified cosigners for the loan
  • be enrolled in an accredited school in the United States or Canada at the time the loan is drawn. (Within 2 years, but not less than 4 months of completing her course of study)
    • No installment may be drawn by a first year student in a two-year program until she has satisfactorily completed at least one semester, trimester or quarter of college work,  or a grading period in a non-collegiate program.

For additional information contact: Anne Fahrner, tafahrner@gmail.com,  351-9195 (home), 621-1981 (cell)

 

 

2016-17 Scholarship Applications Now Open

Alexandra H. Hauser 2016-2017 Scholarship Application

The $1,500 Hauser scholarship seeks to support LAS undergraduates who have a full sibling with Down syndrome. Applicants should demonstrate their experience with people with disabilities—especially Down syndrome—and complete a 500-word essay on their relationship with their sibling. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Hausers and their generous gift. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Have a full sibling with Down Syndrome
  • Be at least a sophomore in standing (30 Illinois credit hours) by Fall 2016
  • Be an Illinois resident
  • Be enrolled full-time in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Deadline

Applications are due by Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59PM.

Application

All applications must be submitted electronically through this form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7367223.

Questions? Contact LAS Honors at lashonors@illinois.edu or 217.333.1158.

Diana B. Younger 2016-2017 Scholarship Application

The Younger scholarship was established to memorialize Diana B. Younger who was a tireless supporter of education during her lifetime. The $3,300 scholarship aims to assist students who have worked to support themselves and is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a first semester sophomore beginning a second year at Illinois in Fall 2016
  • be enrolled full-time in a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • have a cumulative Illinois GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • have significant financial need (as verified through a current FAFSA) and be employed at least part-time to assist in supporting themselves

Deadline

Applications are due by Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59PM.

Application

 All applications must be submitted electronically through this form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9921093.

 Questions? Contact LAS Honors at lashonors@illinois.edu or 217.333.1158.

Illinois Club Scholarship Applications

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The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!

The awards offered are:

  • Nine (9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,300
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $3,600
  • One (1) Susan T. Haney Social Work Award of $3,000
  • One (1) STEM Education Award of $3,000
  • One (1) Peri Davis Ceperley Award of $2,300

To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate with at least 60 earned credit hours by the end of Fall 2015
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Graduate no earlier that December 2016
  • Submit an application, resume, and essay

The Application Deadline is Monday, November 16, 5:00pm

Applications will be notified via e-mail when applications are received. Semifinalists will be interviewed in late January or early February. Winners will be honored at a Scholarship Awards Brunch in early March 2016.

Online application & details can be found here:  http://theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php

Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship

Deadline for application: October 30, 2015

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: Any student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2015-2016 school year and who demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry.

Rules:

  1. Students must submit 5 poems. The complete manuscript should not exceed 5 pages.
  2. The name, address, phone number, e-mail, and UIN of the writer are to appear on a title sheet that will be separate from the entry.
  3. The writer’s name is not to appear on the entry itself. Entries will not be returned.

Contact and Submission Information: Jennifer Price, Department of English, 208 English Building, MC-718, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Phone: (217) 333-2390 (jajones@illinois.edu)

This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son Kevin, who would have been a freshman at UIUC.

 

Golden Apple Scholarship

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The purpose of the Golden Apple Scholars Program is to recruit talented students who want to become teachers and want to make a difference by teaching in schools of need in Illinois. The program proved financial assistance and mentoring.

College freshmen and sophomores are eligible to apply for the scholarship: www.goldenapple.org/apply

Interested candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • 22 ACT and a minimum English/Writing score of 19
  • Resident of Illinois
  • Legally present in the US – currently unable to accept DACA students

The scholars program provides the following financial support:

  • Residential Summer Institutes with $2000 stipends per summer
  • Tuition assistance
    • $2500 for sophomore year
    • $5000 for junior year
    • $5000 for senior year

Golden Apple Scholars agree to teach in an Illinois school of need for 5 years. Additionally Golden Apple provides job placement assistance including job coaches and access to the Golden Apple Scholars job board, mentoring during early years of teaching and access to a network of excellent like minded teachers.

Applications are due 5 weeks after students are “nominated” (self nominations are accepted). The last date nominations will be received is December 1 with the application then due at the end of December.

Truman Scholarship for Public Service: Information Event

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Join the National and International Scholarship Program for a two-day Truman Scholarship information event:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 504) – Information session and discussion with former Truman Scholar
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 514) – Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship award $30,000 for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. College juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented, non-profit organizations.

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular activities, suitability of the applicant’s proposed program of study for a career in public service, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program. Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, global studies, law political science, public administration, and public health. Illinois may nominate up to 4 students for the Truman Scholarship.

The required campus deadline is November 12, 2015 at 12:00pm

More information on this award, including the campus endorsement process, can be found here. To make an appointment to discuss whether the Truman Scholarship is right for you, email topscholars@illinois.edu.

AAUW Campus Action Project Grant

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Want to change your campus climate?

Choose this adventure if you want to lead a local initiative that shows how women can be powerhouses in engineering and computing! You can play a critical role in increasing the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) reach to college campuses in your area. Application for AAUW’s campus leadership programs including Elect Her, Campus Action Project grants, LAF Campus Outreach Grants, and the Student Advisory Council are now open. Act soon, application close in late September.

Apply for an AAUW Campus Action Project Grant!

  • These annual, grant-funded, student-led projects empower students to take action on campus.
  • This year students will focus on fighting gender stereotypes and biases in engineering and computing fields.
  • Teams from both two- and four-year institutions are encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 to carry out projects during the spring semester. Ten to 12 teams are selected each year.

Office for Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Grant

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The Office of Undergraduate Research’s (OUR) Fall 2015 conference travel grant competition is now open for students whose presentations have been accepted for a conference during Fall 2015 and early Spring 2016. The deadline for submittal of applications is October 5, 2015, and applications are available through the portal on their website’s (www.undergradresearch.illinois.edu) Students/Funding page. Any questions may be addressed to their office at ugresearch@illinois.edu.