Secondary Ed. Minor; June Applicants

The application opens on June 8

Application information has been updated with working links here:

To access the application for the Secondary Education Minor in June, scroll down in the web page below and click on the orange bar that says “APPLY>” — it’s surprisingly easy to miss!!


AfterCollege Scholarships

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to current students who stand out as future superstars in their field. Create a concise, yet impactful, profile showcasing your talents and passion for your field of study and you could be the next recipient!

The deadline to apply is
June 30th

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

$1,000 – Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

SCS Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship


Congratulations to our own Luis Real Hernandez for being one of four students here at UIUC to win the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.  The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Barry M. Goldwater, who served 30 years in the U.S. Senate. The program provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to sophomores and juniors from the United States who intend to pursue doctorates in these fields.

The 260 Goldwater Scholars for 2015-16 were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,206 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

Read the full article here.


GradFest for Graduating Seniors!

Congratulations, seniors – graduation is just around the corner! To celebrate your successful college careers and your transition from students to alumni alongside your fellow graduates, be sure to attend GradFest May 16, 2015 from 2:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, brought to you by Student Alumni Ambassadors and the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Attendees will be treated to lunch (Gluten free and vegetarian options available!) and have the opportunity to win a variety prize giveaways while enjoying performances by various student groups. We are excited to welcome you into Illinois’ alumni family and congratulate you on your achievements.

Please contact Samantha Blumenthal at with any questions.



Class of 1941 Memorial Excellence Scholarship



Members of the Class of 1941


To recognize the academic achievement of students who have demonstrated unusually high academic accomplishments and who have contributed to the life of the campus through extra curricular activities through five semesters at the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign. (The scholarship is not intended for students who have done significant amounts of undergraduate work at other campuses.)


The amount may vary as funds permit, but it should not exceed the full amount of tuition and fees for residents of the State of Illinois.


To be offered to at least one male and one female from the junior class annually. Additional awards may be made as funds from the invested principal become available.


Scholarships from the income of the endowed Class of 1941 fund, held by the University Foundation, will be made by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Office of Student Financial Aid.


The Class of 1941 Memorial Excellence Awards will be offered to students with five graded semesters at the University of Illinois, Urbana‑Champaign campus.*  Students eligible for these awards must have earned high grade point averages and demonstrated leadership by their work and involvement in extracurricular campus life activities.


*Transfer credits from other institutions cannot be counted toward the five semesters.

Dow Chemical at Women in Computer Science Club

Dow is presenting at the Women in Computer Science club Tuesday at 6:30. The topics include computer science careers at Dow as well as topics about what we do at Research Park.

Could you please forward to any women in the Chem/CS program that might find this interesting?



Schwarzman Scholars


Join The Illinois Top Scholars program as they talk about the exciting new Schwarzman Scholarship Program, which is currently holding its inaugural competition!

The Schwarzman provides a year of study leading to a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. All courses are taught in English. Seniors, graduate or professional students, and graduates under the age of 28 are eligible to apply. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens in all academic disciplines are welcome.

Our two-day informational event is targeted to juniors, seniors, and graduate or professional students:

Info Session – Thursday, April 30, 3:30-4:30pm: Program overview, including selection criteria, application process, and benefits of the award

Application Workshop – Friday, May 1, 3:30-4:30pm: Writing strategies and help in getting your application started!

**Both sessions will be held in room 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building (entrance near Coble Hall)**

The priority deadline for the Schwarzman Scholarship is June 1, 2015, and the required campus deadline is August 25, 2015, so now is the time to learn about the program and get answers to your questions!

Welcome Day Leader Recruitment

Interested in welcoming new Illini to campus in the fall? Looking for a great leadership opportunity on campus? New Student Programs is currently seeking students to be Welcome Day Leaders! Welcome Day Leaders play an integral part in Welcome Days (August 20-23), helping introduce new students to the culture, history, opportunities, and resources that the University of Illinois has to offer. Being a Welcome Day Leader is a volunteer position, but offers fun and exciting benefits and most of all, gives students the opportunity to share their experiences with new Illini. Please see the attached flyer for more information about this wonderful opportunity!

WDL Application link:

For more information about this opportunity, please visit