Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

Incoming First-Year StudentsIncoming Transfer StudentsOngoing OpportunitiesOther

The Honors College offers a limited number of scholarships for incoming first-year students. The Honors College offers several merit scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to applicants based on the strength of the admissions application.

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 SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

A wide range of scholarships supporting undergraduate and graduate study are open to Honors College students. The Office of Special Scholarship Programs staff assist students in applying for awards, exploring eligibility criteria and deadlines, providing feedback on resumes and essays, and arranging for mock interviews if needed to ensure the best possible outcome.

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.

Students interested in learning more about specific scholarships should consult the following list, visit the website at http://ossp.uic.edu/.

SCHOLARSHIPS TO APPLY FOR DURING FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARSCHOLARSHIPS TO APPLY FOR SENIOR YEARTHE BRITISH SCHOLARSHIPSUIC SCHOLARSHIPS!Helpful SitesStay Informed – Join the OSSP Listserv!
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
Lincoln Academy Student Laureate
SAUIC
S.E.E., TCF Bank and other scholarships
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

The Office of Special Scholarship Programs has created a listserv – ossp@listserv.uic.edu – to keep you posted on upcoming scholarship deadlines and to provide you with information on how to be an effective candidate for awards. The listserv will include information on potential scholarships, internships and other academic funding and volunteering opportunities. The listserv is also a means in which you may ask scholarship advisors questions regarding academic funding.