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Scholarship Opportunity: Ida King Stevens Award

The local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will select a qualifying undergraduate student to receive the Ida King Stevens Award. The Ida King Stevens Award is intended to help returning women students complete their education.  The scholarship awards $1000 (500 each semester) toward the recipient’s tuition and fees.  The recipient will be contacted to participate in appropriate AAUW Branch activities.

The recipient must:

  1. Be female.
  2. Be a resident of the state of Illinois (as defined by the UIUC standard for in-state tuition).
  3. *Have experienced an interruption in formal education of at least two years. (See below for explanation)?4. Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as either as a full-time or part-time student.
  4. Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  5. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

* A formal interruption means that the student did not attend school or college for at least 2 years. Here are some examples of an interruption in formal education:

A student drops out of community college to care for an ailing parent.

A college student has a child and decides to postpone the completion of her degree.

A high school graduate works full-time to save enough money to go to college.

Procedures and Deadlines: Students must complete the application and submit it by April 15, 2016 to:
Jacque Kahn (jskahn@illinois.edu)

Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

The Fred S. Bailey Scholarship is a program of the University YMCA that awards over $100,000 in financial aid to University of Illinois students who demonstrate a deep commitment to service and action.

Who should apply? All undergraduates students who will be enrolled at UIUC during the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 academic year are eligible to receive awards of $3000. Students graduating in 2016-17 will also be considered for the $5,000 Bailey Leadership Awards.


  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the impact of their service, community involvement, leadership, and action.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate awareness and critical thought about the pressing issues facing the world today.
  • Financial need and academic achievement  will also be considered.

For more information or to apply online, visit: www.universityymca.org/bailey

Application deadline: February 7

Got questions? Stop by their office hours:

February 1st, 1-3PM, University YMCA with Kasey Umland or Jennifer Romine

February 3rd, 2-4PM, University YMCA with Jennifer Romine

February 5th, 3-4PM, University YMVA with Kasey Umland

Or make an appointment by emailing bailey@universityymca.org

UK Fullbright Summer Institutes Information Session

Join the National & International Scholarships program for an information session to learn about the UK Fulbright Summer Institutes for freshmen and sophomores. These competitive programs provide the opportunity  to study in the UK on a three, four, five, or six week academic and cultural program. The information session will provide a program overview, give tips for competitive applications, and answer questions. Also, University of Illinois student Lisa McGovern, who won this award in summer 2015, will be there to share her experience!

When: Thursday: January 28, 3:30-4:30PM

Where: Room 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building (entrance near Coble Hall)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens 18 and over
  • 3.7 or higher GPA
  • At least two years of undergraduate study remaining

There are nine Summer Institutes available for US students in 2016.  The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs: round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, cultural programs, and room and board.

 The application deadline is 23 or 26 February 2016, depending on the institute. More information, including descriptions of the nine institutes, can be found on the program website.

 National & International Scholarships is here to assist with your application!  Make an appointment with us to discuss this unique opportunity and get started on your materials.

Point Foundation Scholarship


The application for the 2016 Point Foundation Scholarship is now open! Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training. Since 2001, Point Foundation has awarded 326 scholarships to LGBTQ students at colleges and universities across the country.

Application Process:

Scholarship application for 2016-17 is open from November 1, 2015 to January 19, 2016 on the Point Foundation website.

To be eligible:

  1. Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States in the fall of 2016.
  2. Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  3. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program.
  4. Must be at least a senior in high school.
  5. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community/

To learn more about the Point application process, visit their application page.

Illinois Club Scholarship Applications


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