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  • Illinois Leadership Scholarship

    Stan Sutherland is a LAS graduate (Class of 1968) who created a scholarship for LAS students who have been involved with the ILC. Those involved in the Illinois Leadership Center and enrolled in the College of LAS are encouraged to applyDeadline: April 12

  • IURA

    The IURA program is a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors are responsible for promoting undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and helping the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2019 at 11:59pm

  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Students who demonstrate financial need and come from an underrepresented group will be eligible to receive a renewable $10,000 Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship. If you are a Freshman/sophomore undergraduate students with a 3.0 or above GPA you are encouraged to learn more about this opportunity here.

  • Lost your summer internship? Check out this opportunity from AT&T!

    The AT&T College Recruiting team will be hosting the AT&T Summer Learning Academy, a self-paced online learning “externship” certificate program, designed to support college students who do not have an internship this summer.

  • LSAMP REU at Cornell

    Sophomores and Juniors
    GPA 3.0 or higher
    2 Letters of Recommendation
    Deadline: February 15

  • Make-A-Difference Scholarships

    The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications online for next year. The awards offered are:

    • Make-A-Difference Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards
    • Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award - $3,600
    • Susan T. Haney Social Work Award - $3,000
    • Isabelle Purnell Education Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards

    You will be considered for all awards for which you are eligible.

    The Application Deadline is November 1, 11:59PM


  • MERGE 2019

    Minority Juniors and Seniors interested in graduate school are encouraged to apply to MERGE 2019. The program dates are September 26-28, taking place at our very own UIUC campus. Deadline for all required materials is on August 9, 2019.

  • Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

    $1,000.00 scholarship to be awarded.  

    Minimum criteria:

    a.  GPA of 3.0 or higher

    b.  Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning,finance, or logistics

    c.  Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.

    d.  Applicants for the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship must specifically address the issue of leadership on their personal statement.

    Applications must be returned to your local chapter no later than November 4, 2013


  • Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE)

    MERGE participants are eligible for an application fee waiver when applying to a Grainger Engineering graduate program and are automatically awarded $700 of professional development funds if they matriculate in a Grainger Engineering graduate program.

    Applications are due on September 21, 2020.

    To learn more, join us for the virtual 2020 Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Event on October 16, 2020, 2-5 pm Central Time. During this event, you will learn about applying to graduate school, funding your studies, and becoming a successful researcher. You will also hear from current students, faculty, and graduate programs staff, and will be able to engage in live Q&A sessions. Following the event, there will be additional opportunities to virtually visit with your program of interest.

  • NACME Corporate Scholarship Program

    The NACME Corporate Scholars Program offers a one-time $5000 tuition scholarship coupled with a paid summer internship.  

    Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply: 

    • United States Citizen or Permanent Resident and an Underrepresented Minority (URM) 
    • Enrolled full time and/or a full-time matriculating student at a NACME partner university 
    • Majoring in Engineering and/or Computer Science fields
    • Students meeting the above criteria who are NOT currently a NACME Scholar ARE eligible to apply. 
    • Current NACME Scholars are also eligible to apply. 

    Apply now at this link:

    Application Deadlines:

    • November 15, 2023, Priority Consideration
    • Rolling Deadlines – Check each scholarship.
  • NACME Grant for Fall Semester

    Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 grant toward a project in Green Technology.
    *NACME Scholar  
    *Rising Junior or Senior
    Deadline: August 10, 2018

  • NACME Scholarships Avaialble

    Several NACME Scholarships available for engineering majors!

  • NACM: Live Virtual Presentation by Marachel Knight

    This will be a live virtual presentation held Thursday, February 25th at 4:30pm (ET) / 3:30pm (CT) / 1:30pm (PT). Please click here to register.
    *Note: NACME Scholars are required to participate in a minimum of 5 virtual events throughout the academic year. 

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Scholarship

    Earn up to $9,500 and paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the US. Application deadline: January 31, 2017


    National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is seeking students to apply for a 10-week paid summer software-in-research training program. Successful applicants will work full-time on one of socially-impactful INCLUSION research projects that develop and use open source software.  Applications must be submitted by March 18, 2019 to receive full consideration. Program session: May 20 – July 26, 2019

  • NIDA Summer Research Internship

    The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation and literature reviews.

    More Information and Application

  • NOAA Student Scholarship

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; and computer and information sciences.

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2013

  • NSBE’s 2023 Fall Scholarship cycle is now open!

    The National Society of Black Engineers’ 2023 Fall Scholarship cycle is now open!

    To apply for scholarships or to learn more, go to

    To view and apply for scholarships, you must renew your NSBE membership for the year and have a verified GPA in your membership profile.

    The deadline to apply for Fall Scholarships is January 5, 2024, at 10:59 p.m.

    For scholarship questions, or if you experience problems accessing scholarships, please email

  • NSF Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technologies for Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio)

    The Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio), an NSF Engineering Research Center, is excited to announce its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)!

    The ATP-Bio REU is a 10-week research internship targeting STEM students nationwide, including community college students, who have not participated in prior research. Students will spend their summer doing exciting, cutting edge research to help “stop biological time” and radically extend the ability to bank and transport cells, aquatic embryos, tissue, skin, whole organs, microphysiological systems (“organs-on-a-chip”), and even whole organisms through a team approach to build advanced biopreservation technologies. ATP-Bio REU students will work at the University of Minnesota (UMN) or Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA. Lodging and travel will be provided, along with a stipend.

    ATP-Bio aims to enhance the diversity of future scientific communities; we strongly encourage applications from underserved, underrepresented, and underresourced groups.

    For more information about our program:


    Deadline: Feburary 28, 2022

    For questions, please contact Stephanie Schroader at


  • NV5 Scholarships (NSBE)

    $5,000 Scholarships available for those who meet the following criteria:

    • 2.85+ GPA
    • CEE, EE, ISE, MechSE
    • Junior or Senior
    • US Citizen
      Deadline: January 7
  • OLE Scholarship for Latino Students- Due Friday, May 9th

    The Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) is an Employee Resource Group within the Exelon family of companies.  The OLE Scholarship was established with specific goals in mind: to help students gain access into post-secondary education, help students stay in their respective institutions, and help students pursue their dreams. 

    Deadline for the applications is Friday, May 9th at 5pm CST.

  • ORISE Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

    Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

    ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students! Thechallenge is for students to develop an infographic to communicate the current leading ways toremove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Thorough submissions will include research on at leastfour current carbon dioxide removal methods, as well as research on new developments in carbondioxide removal. Your infographic could win you a $5,000 scholarship! The deadline for thiscompetition is Wednesday, November 30, 2022, and winners will be announced in late December.

    For complete details, please visit

    f you have any questions, contact

  • ORISE virtual career fair to feature fellowship opportunities with the CDC and HHS

    Join the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on Tuesday,Oct. 11, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET for a virtual career fair highlighting fellowship opportunities with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)!

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  • Over 150 SHPE Scholarships Available - ScholarSHPE

    Sign into SHPEconnect and Apply now!

  • Penn State Drawdown Scholars Program

    * Undergraduate students in any major who are interested in Drawdown’s mission to reverse global warming
    * Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories if not a full-time student at Penn State
    * Must be at least 18 years of age with plans to graduate in December 2021 or later
    * U.S. students from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, including women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ students, first- generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply 

    Deadline: Februrary 15

  • Penn State Virtual Graduate Open House

    Virtual graduate open house for the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional on Tuesday December 1, 2020.

  • Personalized Scholarship Matching - IOScholarships offers  thousands of curated scholarships and financial education resources for Hispanic American, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian Pacific Islander students:

    Your debt-free education, our commitment.

    By taking five-minutes to tell us about yourself, our proprietary scholarship matching algorithm is able to match you with personalized scholarship results.

    Your privacy, our priority.

    We treat your data as if it was our own. We don't share, sell, or distribute your personal information with third parties.

    Your diverse background is valuable.

    Help pay for your college expenses with the right scholarship for you based on your diverse background. The more you apply, the better the chances to win scholarships!

  • PG&E scholarship - Build a better California

    $1,000-$10,000 Scholarship available for Californians here!

    Accepting submissions from December 1, 2017-February 5, 2018.

  • Prospanica Scholarship

    Multiple scholarships available ranging from $2K-$5K

    • US citizen, legal permanent resident, DACA recipient
    • Hispanic/Latino heritage
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Sophomore+
      Deadline: May 27
      Apply now
  • Purdue Graduate Diversity Open House

    Register for this interactive series of workshops February 24, 2021 12:00pm-5:00pm (EST) 

    * Receive a Purdue Graduate School application fee waiver for attending.

  • Purdue Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

    The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a pathway to graduate education at Purdue University. This program is designed to provide equal access and opportunities to underrepresented and diverse students by preparing students for Graduate School by offering eight-weeks intensive research experiences, and graduate school resources that contributes to student's professional and academic growth.

    The 2023 SROP Application Portal is currently open. Applications will be accepted until February 11, 2023.  Letters of recommendation are due by March 1, 2023. Offer letters will be sent throughout March 2023. Contact with questions.

  • PwC Summer Leadership Programs for CS and CompE Students

    PwC has two Summer Leadership Programs: PwC's Career Preview and  Start Internship

  • Reminder - 2023 HSF Scholar Application Deadline Is February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT

    Reminder - The 2023 HSF Scholar Program Application is now open and closes on February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT. We encourage you to share this opportunity with students in your network. 

    • Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
    • HSF Scholars are a part of an unrivaled group of 25,000+ Scholars from 50 states, and more than 1,200 institutions, who make up the current HSF Scholar network
    • HSF Scholars have access to a network of over 65,000 HSF Alumni. HSF Alumni are leaders in their professions, communities, and the nation; many now serve as HSF mentors, career coaches, and volunteers
    • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training. Career services include access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
    • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, Healthcare Summit, and Alumni Symposium
    • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and select career opportunities with HSF corporate partners
    • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students.
    • Deadline: February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT
  • Research Support Grant (RSG)

    Deadline for applications is March 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    - Provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms)

    - Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other costs

    - Will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus

    - Want recipients to be able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields

  • Samvid Scholarship Info Session

    When: Feb 24, 2023   3:00 - 4:00 pm   

    Who: Graduating seniors pursuing a MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, EdD, or MS/MA in social sciences or STEM fields

    Whether you've already applied to graduate programs or not, you may want to look into the Samvid Scholarship, which provides up to $100,000 for two years of graduate study leading to one of the following degrees: MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, EdD, or MS/MA in social sciences or STEM fields. This award can fund graduate studies at any US university. US citizens and DACA recipients are eligible to apply. 

    Join the National and International Scholarships Program for an informational session on this scholarship where we review eligibility requirements, application components, and tips for prospective applicants.

    Samvid Scholarship Information Session:

    When: Feb 24, 2023   3:00 - 4:00 pm   Where: 514 IUB (Bookstore building; entrance nearest Coble Hall) 

    We hope you'll join us! 

    Please direct any questions to

  • Sandia National Labs Scholarship Opportunity

    Critical Skills Master's Program

    Sandia's Critical Skills Master's Program (CSMP) is a special, entry-level hiring program, which provides new or recent technical bachelor's degree candidates the opportunity to pursue a fully funded Masters of Science degree. The CSMP program is designed to attract talent pursuing key disciplines aligned with Sandia's national security mission, including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity and Electrical Engineering. Learn more about CSMP.

    Master's Fellowship Program

    Exceptional candidates with bachelor's degrees can receive fully funded master's of science degrees through Sandia's Master's Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will become full-time Sandia employees. After working at Sandia for at least two months, participants will enter graduate school full-time, while receiving benefits and stipends from Sandia. Participants are guaranteed job placement at Sandia after receiving their master's degrees. Learn more about MFP.




  • Scholarship for STEM Master's Degree at Cambridge

    Are you a STEM student interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree at Cambridge University? The National and International Scholarships Program is offering an informational event about the Churchill Scholarship on Friday, September 13th.  

  • Scholarship Guide for African American Students

    This guide also offers great advice on winning scholarships, including tips from scholarship program guru Deshundra Walker, from Thurgood Marshall College.

  • Scholarship Opportunities for STEM Majors

    Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematical field of study? Are you interested in earning a full scholarship, monthly stipend, and a guaranteed job after graduation serving as an Officer in the U.S. Army? Well look no further because the Army ROTC Department has the perfect scholarship for you! Army ROTC is one of the Nation’s premier Leadership Development programs and as such, the Army is seeking STEM majors who have thought about becoming Army Officers.  If you have ever thought about serving your country in the Army, full tuition scholarships are available if you meet the minimum requirements! 

  • Scholarships

    Inside are links to various scholarships from ISAC, MALDEF, HSF, SHPE: GMIS, and MPower Financing. Apply today!

  • Scholarships for Continuing Students

    Application will open February 14, 2023.

    All engineering majors welcome to apply!*

    Information sessions 12/16-12/17 Grainger Engineering Library Room 433

    The Grainger College of Engineering awarded over 300 applicants scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023 through Scholarships for Continuing Students. Grainger Engineering scholars earned scholarships from $500 to $10,000 based upon the strength of their application. There are 4 types of scholarships which include named scholarships, corporate scholarships, unrestricted scholarships, and scholarships set up for specific student organizations. Scholarships are for one academic year, unless otherwise noted on your scholarship notification.

    Recommender’s webform will open February 14, 2023 with a deadline of March 6, 2023.

  • Seeking Applicants for Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is looking for motivated and personable undergraduate students who are excited to introduce and support peers through the Illinois research experience. Please encourage your experienced student researchers to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador and help other students along their research journeys.  This is a paid position with a stipend of $360 per semester (workload is, on average, 2-3 hours per week). 
    The deadline to apply is December 10, 2021 at 11:59pm.

  • Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

    $2,000.00 scholarship to be awarded.  

    Minimum criteria:

    a.  GPA of 3.0 or higher

    b.  Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning,finance, or logistics

    c.  Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.

    Applications must be returned to your local chapter no later than November 4, 2013


  • Shell 2016 Scholarship

    Apply for a $5,000 scholarship from Shell for the 2016-2017 academic year! Application deadline: March 3, 2016

  • SHELL Incentive Fund Scholarship

    Application must be completed and received by May 31, 2013!

    Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 annual scholarships through its Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program to under-represented students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical field of study. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.

    Please read more for further information.


  • Shell Technical Scholarship and Shell Incentive Fund

    Hello from Shell Recruitment!

    Are you majoring in Engineering or Geosciences? Find out how you can apply for a $5,000 scholarship from Shell for the 2014-2015 academic year!

    We offer two types of scholarships: the Shell Technical Scholarship and the Shell Incentive Fund.

    • The Shell Technical Scholarship is for full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical major. 
    • The Shell Incentive Fund is for full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical major and who belong to particular under-represented minority groups.

    For additional details about the application process and requirements for each scholarship, visit

    The application deadline is Monday, April 14, 2014, so don’t delay!

    If you have any further questions, please contact Sean Rutherford at We look forward to receiving your application!

    Best Wishes,

    The Shell Recruitment Team

  • SHPE Scholarships!

    There are ELEVEN scholarships for SHPE students ranging from $1,000-$5,000, varying qualifications. All applications due June 30th. APPLY NOW!

  • SmithGroup Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship Program

    The SmithGroup Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship Program provides students from historically underrepresented demographics with the opportunity to attain their professional goals while advancing the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry and improving the built environment.  Applicants must be current undergraduate (at least a junior level standing) or graduate students in an accredited architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture or engineering program in the United States. 

    This scholarship includes a one-time award of $6,000 to offset the student's tuition at their current academic institution (5 scholarships are awarded each year).  Additionally, the scholarship recipients serve as paid summer interns at SmithGroup offices across the United States (Internship is a program requirement).

    Go to this link to learn more about the application process:

    The 2024 applications will close on November 30th.

    For questions about the SmithGroup J.E.D.I. Scholarship program, please submit an email to

  • Software Engineering Fellowship

     Sof organizes a competitive fellowship that gives students the opportunity to work with software developers on open source geospatial projects during the summer. The fellowship runs for 12 weeks, June - August, and fellows will receive a $6,000 stipend.  Detailed information about this program and the application can be found here. The deadline for the application is March 15th, 2019.

  • STEM Scholarships for Women and Minorities