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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/ 

Free Webinars on the Dental Admission Test (DAT)!

Thinking about taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT)? Check out these two seminars hosted by the American Student Dental Association!

Ready, Set, DAT!
July 18, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now
This free webinar hosted in conjunction with DAT Week will feature a Q&A with panelists and it will provide an overview on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) with advice on: DAT study materials, resources and their cost, and recommended preparation timeline

DAT Day and Beyond
July 20, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
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Your scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) will be critical in your quest to attend dental school. This free two-part webinar will provide insight on what to expect during the exam and how to manage stress before and during the test in order to optimize your performance. This webinar will also provide guidance on next steps, including what to do with your scores and how to prepare for a re-take, if necessary. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.


For graduates considering a career in medicine or public health, City Year provides a unique and valuable perspective. During this gap year experience, AmeriCorps Members must be compassionate and empathetic, forging personal relationships with students and their families on a daily basis. They must be hardworking and persistent amidst seemingly insurmountable obstacles, constantly honing the skills that will one day turn them into both competent and caring physicians. They will witness first-hand the impact a lack of access to high quality health care can have on an individual, a community, and society at large. City Year alumni working in the medical field say City Year shaped their pathway and provided a solid foundation for their medical careers.


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.

Illinois Emergency Medical Services Fall 2016 EMT Basic Course

Become a leader in the healthcare field by learning life-saving knowledge and skills in the Fall 2016 EMT-Basic Course through Illini EMS! Learn to take charge in medical emergencies and gain hands-on experience with real patients in the Emergency Room and out in the Champaign-Urbana community. Their EMT Basic course will challenge students to shift from passive bystanders to active healthcare professionals. Over the course of the Fall 2016 semester you will learn:

  • Treatment of Cardiac Arrest beyond simple CPR
  • In depth treatment of Heart Attacks, Strokes, Respiratory Disease, Diabetes, Emergency Childbirth, Allergic Reactions, Psychiatric Emergencies, and much more
  • Management of Shock, Hemorrhage, and a variety of Traumatic injuries
  • Pharmacological Interventions
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient assessment and the interpretation of a patient’s vital signs

The course prepares students for the National Registry Exam, certifying them as an EMT-B. Our mix of classroom training, online material, and clinical exposure provides our students a strong foundation for a future in healthcare. If interested, more information can be found on their website at https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/iems/. To apply, complete a Course Policies and Procedures form found on the Documents page, and fill out the Application Questionnaire found on the Courses page under the EMT-B Section.

Completed applications are due May 5th at 5:30 PM, with all required physical forms submitted to the IEMS office (room 258 in the Union RSO complex).

Master of Science in Law Informational Webinar


The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is designed specifically for students in pre-health and other STEM majors. The MSL program can be a great option for a gap year for those students planning to apply to medical school and other health professions graduate programs.

Learn more by joining us for our upcoming webinar. We will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program, including curriculum, full-time and part-time scheduling, career opportunities, and more. We will also take questions from the audience.

March 9 at 5pm

April 7 at 4pm 

Join online:  https://northwesternuniversity.adobeconnect.com/mslwebinar 

Anyone interested in the Master of Science in Law program is welcome to contact Susan Dennehy, Administrative Director, at susan.dennehy@law.northwestern.edu

Seeking Student Applicants for Student Disciplinary Committees

The Senate Committee on Student Discipline and the Office for Student Conflict Resolution are now seeking to fill vacant undergraduate and graduate student seats on the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct (SUSC), the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct (SGSC), and the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct (SSM).

Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students to enhance their academic experience.  In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills and to improve communication skills.  Some students who have served on the committee have achieved great success in law school and other professional careers.  Many students felt that their experience on the committee made a definite positive impact on their abilities to interview articulately and confidently.

The Subcommittees are a part of the student discipline system of the UIUC Senate and is responsible for reviewing charges of violations of the Student Code.

 Applications are available here.

 Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016.

 Membership Criteria/Expectations:

Minimum qualifications of student members are:

  1. A student enrolled full-time at the UIUC campus,
  2. Approximately two full semesters still required for the degree,
  3. Good academic standing with at least a 2.5 grade point average.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Justin Brown (justbrow@illinois.edu) or Danielle Morrison (daniemor@illinois.edu) with the Office for Student Conflict Resolution.

Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?

Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop (May 16-20, 2016)

 Deadline: 5pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016

What you’ll get:

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
  • An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
  • An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means:
    • Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem.
    • A broader and more diverse perspective on your research.
    • The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience.
    • Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.
  • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.

To apply, send the following information and materials to reec@illinois.edu:

  • A completed copy of the application cover sheet which you can find here: Ugrad_Wkshp_app[2]
  • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, biology, chemistry etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for an instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major, advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the projects and any ideas for its further development.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
  • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.



Internship Opportunities at Promise Healthcare

Promise Healthcare is dedicated to improving the health of the community through treatment, prevention, and education. They primarily provide primary care and oral health services to the underserved population within the Champaign county. Their health center currently runs two primary clinics, the Francis Nelson Health Clinic, as well as the SmileHealthy Dental Clinic.

They are currently looking for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 interns. They offer a broad range of internship opportunities that range from Nursing/Medical Assisting, to Pediatric Services, to Dental Administration and Clinical internships.

If you are interested, submit a cover letter and resume in addition to a completed application, which can be found here. Their Summer 2016 application deadline is February 26th, so those who are interested in completing a summer internship are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact volunteer@promsiehealth.org.

Summer Internship Opportunity with UIntern

UIntern is a Career Center-led program that aims to organize summer internships at local nonprofit organizations. Over 25 different internships have already been identified for UIntern participants with leading area nonprofits like the American Cancer Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Champaign Humane Society, Courage Connection, CU Forest Preserves, Family Advocacy Center, YMCA, Promise Health Care, and more. Most of these internships are simply looking for talented students, like you, who want to use and build on their skills with people, communication, planning, creativity, and more.

Lear more about the requirements for UIntern and how to get a chance to apply to these great internships at one of our information sessions on Monday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM or Tuesday, February 23rd at 12:00 PM – both are at The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street 2nd Floor.

Visit go.illinois.edu/uintern for more information.

Questions? email tcc-uintern@illinois.edu