Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

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The Honors College offers a limited number of scholarships for incoming first-year students. All Honors College scholarships are based on merit, while some are also based on need, as determined by FAFSA. These scholarships are awarded to applicants based on the strength of the admissions application and interview. No additional scholarship application must be completed to be considered. Admission to the Honors College does not guarantee a scholarship.

KERR SCHOLARSHIP
THE HONORS SCHOLARS AWARD
HONORS COLLEGE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
HONORS COLLEGE ACADEMIC DISTINCTION AWARD
PRESIDENT'S AWARD PROGRAM HONORS
PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP
TRANSFER MERIT TUITION AWARD
HONORS COUNCIL AWARDS
JOHN CURTIS JOHNSON AWARD
HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD
HONORS COLLEGE TUITION WAIVER
HONORS COLLEGE DEAN’S EMERGENCY FUND
SALLY and KEVIN DESOUZA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
SISTER DOROTHY DROBIS AWARD
MARK A. WYATT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
HONORS COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS
HONORS COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT GRANTS
DONALD AND LEAH RIDDLE PRIZE
COLLEGE AWARDS
DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS

The Office of Scholarships assists current UIC undergraduate and professional students in searching and applying for campus scholarships opportunities. This office can also assist with external opportunities for undergraduate and professional tuition and housing scholarships, but nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships are managed by the Office of External Fellowships.

UIC SCHOLARSHIPS!UIC SnAP
Lincoln Academy Student Laureate
SAUIC
S.E.E., TCF Bank and other scholarships
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
SnAP is UIC’s internal scholarship information system. If you are a UIC student, you can log in using your UIC netid and password and SnAP will show you a list of scholarships that you qualify, based on a number of criteria, including major, financial aid status, etc.

OFFICE OF EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS

A wide range of scholarship opportunities are available to Honors College student, including external scholarships and fellowships. The Office of External Fellowships (formerly known as the Office of Special Scholarship Programs (OSSP)) assists current UIC undergraduate and professional school students in searching and applying for nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships and external scholarship awards.

Deadlines for the awards run throughout the academic year. Preparing a competitive application requires students to begin well in advance of the deadline. In particular, the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright and Gates Cambridge have early fall deadlines and preparation to apply should begin the previous spring. While the financial assistance offered by these scholarships is the most obvious reward, the process of applying also offers great benefits such as helping candidates develop as thinkers, writers and speakers in ways that are advantageous to their professional and personal development and building strong ties with faculty and staff who support your application.

SCHOLARSHIPS TO APPLY FOR DURING FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARSCHOLARSHIPS TO APPLY FOR DURING SENIOR YEARTHE BRITISH SCHOLARSHIPSCONTACTING OEF
Critical Languages Scholarship
Gilman Scholarship: Gilman Scholarship
Goldwater Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Rangel/Pickering International Affairs Summer Enrichment Programs
J.W. Saxe Prize
Truman Scholarship
Udall Scholarship
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
Fulbright Student Award
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship
Pickering/Rangel Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships
Soros Fellowship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships
Mitchell Scholarships
Rhodes Scholarships
The Office of External Fellowships is located in 802 University Hall. You may contact them in person, via phone, or e-mail. In addition, you may join their mailing list at uic.edu/about/join-mailing-list/.

OEF Contact Information