STEM Handout from National and International Scholarship Program

Selected scholarship opportunities for STEM students (linked in title).

The National and International Scholarships Program

Your first step: Make an appointment with our office

Our services are no-cost and our office is here to assist you in achieving your goals though applying for national and international scholarship opportunities.

Just email and say you’d like to make an appointment to discuss scholarship opportunities. We schedule one-hour appointments during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

STEM: Goldwater, Churchill

Study Abroad Scholarships: Boren, Fulbright, Gilman

Graduate School Abroad: Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Knight-Hennessy, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes

Intern Abroad: Gilman, Luce


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program

  • Multiple scholarships with varying criteria
  • Must attend an HACU member school (UIUC is one!)

Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE)

  • Must be an Illinois resident
  • Full-time student with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Open to students of Latinx descent, including undocumented students and DACA recipients

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

  • Eligible to apply to Scholar Conferences, including STEM Summit
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Demonstrate a need for financial support
  • DACA or undocumented students may apply

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be a member of SHPE
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • 75 minimum GPA
  • No citizenship requirement

Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) Scholarship

  • Must be of Hispanic descent and/or demonstrate leadership or service within the underserved community
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • No citizenship requirement

The Wilson Scholar Fund

Formalized in 2021, The Fund is accepting applications for its inaugural Wilson Scholar. The application will open on MLK Day (January 18th), 2021 and close at 11:59pm EST on February 21st, 2021. The scholar will be chosen and notified by March 15th, 2021.

Application Requirements:

  • Enrolled & matriculated in a 4-year bachelor’s degree program (or equivalent) in the U.S. (High school students who intend to matriculate in the fall of 2021 are not yet eligible to apply).
  • Student identifies as Black or Latinx
  • Demonstrated leadership in their communities (campus, hometown, job, etc.)
  • Responses to 2-3 short answer questions
  • Submitted resume with application
  • Completed application by the deadline