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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Information Session and Workshop


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:

Luce Scholars Program Application

Luce Scholar deadline: September 22, 2016

Ever considered traveling somewhere our of the ordinary after graduation or during your graduate studies? What about gaining valuable international work experience in your area of study?

The Luce Scholars Program offers prestigious fellowships for 15-18 such individuals each year. A select few universities, including the University of Illinois, may nominate up to three candidates for the award. The scholarship provides an internship and all-expenses paid year in East or Southeast Asia. The goal of the program is to provide an Asian experience for those who will be future leaders in their field and communities, but have yet to come in much contact with Asian affairs. Thus, Asian studies majors/minors or anyone who has been to Asia for more than eight weeks are not eligible. No prior Asian language study is required. Any senior, graduate student or young professional who is a U.S. citizen and under the age of 29 is eligible to apply. Both the on-line application and additional information about the Luce Scholars Program may be obtained from: http://topscholars.illinois.edu/luce

 If interested, please contact David Schug or Jeff Yockey, National and International Scholarships Program, 807 South Wright Street, Fifth Floor, Illini Union Bookstore, MC-317 or at topscholars@illinois.edu or (217) 333-4710. The campus deadline for completed applications (including official transcripts from all college and graduate work and four letters of recommendation) is noon on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The National and International Scholarships Program is also willing to review your application materials in order to provide you feedback prior to the September 22 deadline.


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Travel Award

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for minority students, including those with disabilities and US military veterans, encouraging them to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year ABRCMS will be held in Tampa, Florida on November 9-12.

ABRCMS is currently accepting abstract submissions and applications for the student travel awards. MCB undergrads, please consider applying if you are interested! The application deadline is August 26, 2016.

Tutor the People Scholarship for Pre-Med Students

Tutor the People is offering a scholarship for pre-med students across the country. The scholarship asks students to submit an essay that illustrates how an MD degree will help them achieve their life goals. They will award a $1,000 prize to the winning submission, which will be made payable to that student’s current university or future medical school.

The essay’s due date is December 15, 2016

If interested, follow this link to write and submit your essay: https://tutorthepeople.com/test-prep/mcat/ 

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.


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


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


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.


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


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


 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.

Kościuszko Foundation Scholarship for Students of Polish Descent

The Kościuszko Foundation administers a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of Polish descent.

Requirements of the “Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship” include:

  • Undergraduate student of Polish descent, US citizen or permanent resident
  • Outstanding promise in the natural sciences
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Deadline March 1, 2016

Trefil Science Scholarship $5,000

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the Department of Chemistry

Apply to do summer research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! The program will run for 10 weeks (May 29 – August 6) and it is seeking students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees. Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2016 are their intended scholarship recipients. Because of high demand, applicants should be planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry or related fields between January 1m 2017 and August 31, 2018.

The scholarship provides:

  • $5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in the Department of Chemistry.
  • Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance to the Department of Chemistry and the rest of the campus.
  • Round trip travel cost (up to $800)
  • $600 living allowance

Potential applicants should have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. They should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. Applications may be made at the website http://www.chemistry.illinois.edu/reu/. For detailed information about research areas of individual faculty members, please see http://www.chemistry.illinois.edu/faculty/index.html.

Application deadline: February 12, 2016 (Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline)

2016 UIUC REU Flyer[5]

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.


  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.