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  • Cybersecurity Research Program

    Apply for a 5- or 10-week summer program for cybersecurity research! Deadline extended.

    More Info | Contact 

  • Cyber Security Scholarship available for Fall 2023

    The application for the Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) for Fall 2023 is now open to Grainger College of Engineering undergraduate or graduate students who want to specialize in Cyber Security/Privacy, or School of Information Sciences graduate students in the MSIM or PhD program.

    This scholarship program is a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program at UIUC that provides funding for full tuition and a generous stipend.

    To apply for the scholarship, please visit

    The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

    If you have any questions, please email

  • Cyber Security Scholarship for Fall 2024

    This NSF-funded CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program provides scholarships to admitted, full-time UIUC students who are interested in cybersecurity.  Benefits include full tuition and fee waiver, a stipend, and research experience with security experts.

    To learn more, please visit:

    The application form for Fall 2024 Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) scholarships is now open:

    There will be an information session on Monday, April 1st, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m., in 1015 ECEB for those who are interested in applying.

    Application Deadline:  April 15, 2024

  • Dad Association Scholarship

    The Dads Association will award 6 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 in January 2013. To be eligible, the student must have an application for financial assistance on file with the Office of Financial Aid and submit a scholarship application.

    Applications due: November 16, 2012 @ 5pm.


  • DaRin Butz Foundation Research Scholars

    Application Deadline: March 31

    Areospace, electrical, computer, materials science, and nuclear engineering majors welcome to apply!

    $5000 awards are given to women undergraduates in computer science, physics, and select engineering disciplines (Aerospace, Electrical, Computer, Materials Science, Nuclear) to do 10 weeks of research on campus in summer (Approximately 30 – 35 hours/week) or to defer to do research in the fall and spring semesters if needed. Four (4) undergraduate scholars will be selected for 2023-2024.


  • Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Scholarships

    Earn up to $5,000 in DEED Scholarships.

  • Dept of Defense Full Scholarship and Employment Agreement

    A full tuition scholarship while in school
    An annual stipend
    Summer research internships
    A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility

    *Must be U.S. Citizen over 18 years of age
    *3.0 Minimum GPA

  • ECS Events

    * Register Now: Spring 2021 Semester Career Fair, Wednesday, February 17
    * ECS + Engineering Ambassadors = Resume Reviews and Career Development Presentations for RSOs!
     --RSO leaders fill out this request form

  • EM Success Through Academic and Research Scholarship (STARS) 2024

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) Success Through Academic and Research Scholarship (STARS) program provides support for undergraduate students from Minority Serving Institutions pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and supports EM research and operations in: 

    • Advanced Manufacturing and other Mfg. Disciplines
    • Artificial Intelligence 
    • Cybersecurity 
    • Deactivation & Decommissioning 
    • Machine Learning
    • Robotics
    • Soil & Groundwater
    • Tank Waste

    The Office of Environmental Management (EM) seeks to continue engagement with students upon completion of the program, preferably as EM employees.

    Details about the application and supporting materials can be found at:

    Applications are due January 22, 2024, 7:00 a.m.

    Recommendations are due January 29, 2024, 7:00 a.m.

  • Engineering Scholarship Opportunities

    Visit this link for a list of scholarships for continuing students!

  • Engineering, Science and Law Internship Program

    Interested in public policy? The Illinois EPA is looking for engineers for a 12-week paid internship which will provide real world engineering experience. 

  • Exelon 2013 Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 29, 2013 

    The Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) is seeking applicants for the 2013 scholarship awards.

    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.  Please read more for further information.

  • Exxon Mobil Hispanic Heritage Foundation Fellowship Opportunity

    Students will meet with an ExxonMobil professional 5 times and receive a $1,000 educational grant.

    • Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geoscience,  Material Science, or Engineering Mechanical Engineering
    • GPA 3.5+
    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident


  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program

    Apply for a good-through-graduation scholarship. Deadline: Jan 14, 2015.


    Application Deadline March 31, 2023

    Who should apply? Sophomores and juniors who are or have Latinx background/roots and identify as female and are majoring in any of the following: Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Project Engineering

    What? Latina Engineer is happy to announce 2023 partnership with GE Appliances, a Haier company to bring you more scholarship opportunities this year. GE Appliances will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships through the Diana Iracheta Foundation NFP 501c(3) for the purpose of supporting Latina studying engineering.

    Click here to apply!

  • GEM Fellowship

    Become a GEM Fellow and go to grad school for free! More info here

  • General Motors Spring/Summer Internship

    2022 Spring/Summer Internship

    Application Deadline: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

    Wanted: Software Developers who are innovators, creative minds, problem solvers, and people who get things done! 

    To thrive in this position, you must have an insatiable drive for excellence and be able to challenge yourself and peers. Our roles require critical thinking, superb communication, and a passion for service excellence. As a Software Developer Intern, you would be responsible for developing solutions that drive innovation and competitive advantage. This role encompasses writing code to build and support GM’s systems, applications, and platforms as well as configuring, optimizing, and deploying packaged software (COTS). You will work with other project developers and architects to ensure that designs and quality are meeting GM requirements. Each Developer is envisioned to be part of the full software development life cycle (SDLC) of a project: from initiation through deployment. 

    These positions could be located in either Detroit, MI or Austin, TX. from May and June of 2022.

  • Georgia Tech FOCUS 2021

    Learn about Georgia Tech's graduate program during their virtual event January 15 & 16. 

    Apply by November 20

  • Georgia Tech FOCUS 2022 Visitation Program

    Register for this four-day event focused on Georgia Tech's graduate degree programs including meeting faculty and alumni, assisting with the application process, and presenting financial resources. 
    Deadline: November 7

  • Georgia Tech Summer Research $6,000 Stipend

    *10 week research experience
    *$6k stipend (which covers the stipend, meals, ground transportation costs, baggage fees OR mileage and on campus parking costs).
    *Students also receive on campus housing, roundtrip airfare, graduate student mentoring, and social events. 

    Deadline is Friday February 28th, 2020 5pm eastern
    More info here

  • Get Ready for Grad School

    The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is pleased to invite you to apply to REACH 2019, an exciting graduate engineering preview program this spring at USC’s University Park Campus near downtown Los Angeles.Round-trip transportation, lodging and meals for REACH participants will be paid for by the USC Viterbi School. The program will be taking place Thursday, April 25th - Saturday, April 27th. Please note the 2019 REACH application deadline is February 22, 2019.

    Questions? Please contact Kevin Henry at 

  • Gilman Scholarship

    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

    Application Deadline is October 6

  • Global Engagement Programs & Scholarships

    Bailey Global Scholars  deadline November 8 and  Y Global Connections  deadline September 25.

  • Goldwater Scholarship Information Sessions & Workshop

    If you are a sophomore or junior in a STEM field who has had meaningful research experiences and you plan on pursuing a Ph.D. in science, math, or engineering, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for you!

    Sophomores and juniors who in the upper quarter of their class (typically a minimum of 3.5 GPA) and who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents are eligible to apply

    The Goldwater scholarship provides $7,500 per full academic year for undergraduate educational expenses.  Sophomores can expect to receive funds for a maximum of two years, while juniors can expect to receive funds for a maximum of one year.  All applicants MUST be committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in the research fields of mathematics, science, or engineering. 

    Students who plan to study medicine are eligible ONLY if they plan on a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor or veterinarian in a private practice.  Typical fields of study include, but are not limited to, applied science, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, entomology, environmental science, genetics, geology, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics, zoology, and all fields of engineering.  Illinois may nominate up to 4 students for the Goldwater Scholarship. 

    Get tips about applying from recent Illinois Goldwater Scholars.

    The required campus deadline is November 27, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

    Application Preparation
    If you are interested in applying, please attend informational sessions

    IN-PERSON Goldwater Scholarship Information Session
    Thursday, October 12, 2023, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    514 Illini Union Bookstore Building, Floor 5

    ONLINE Goldwater Scholarship Information Session 
    Friday, October 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. -10:00 am
    Register in advance for this Zoom session.

    IN-PERSON Goldwater Scholarship Workshop
    Friday, October 13, 2023, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    514 Illini Union Bookstore Building, Floor 5

    For more information, contact the scholarships office at or visit their website at 

    Book time with Lara Kusnetzky here 

    Book time with David Schug here

  • Google Hardware Internship

    As a Hardware and Electrical Engineering Intern, you will work on our core Consumer Hardware products. The teams you work with design, develop and deploy next generation consumer hardware while ensuring that this cutting-edge equipment is reliable. You’ll work closely with engineers to improve our hardware to meet Google's standards of quality and reliability, and your work has the potential to impact many of Google users. Depending on your background and experience, you will receive a project placement in ASIC Hardware/Software Engineering, Electrical Hardware Engineering, Hardware Test Engineering, or Silicon Engineering.

  • Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

    Applications now open through December 15, 2022!

    Formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC), was founded in 1989 “To increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.” Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD) is a partnership between federal agencies & laboratories, industry, and higher education institutions. GFSD has a strong partnership with the University of Southern California. GFSD is a registered US nonprofit (501c3). Benefits for fellows:

    • Graduate stipend
    • Paid internships
    • Support and community



  • Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) 2015-2016 HENAAC Scholarship

    The HENAAC scholarship application portal is now open! Apply today.

  • Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

    Merit-based scholarships ranging from $500-$10,000. Will receive transportation support to the HENAAC Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL from September
    25 – 29, 2019. Deadline April 1, 2019.
    *Minimum GPA 3.0.  APPLY NOW!

  • HACIA Scholarship & Education Foundation Application

    The HACIA Scholarship & Education Foundation has established an undergraduate scholarship award for Latino students enrolled in a technology, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services industries curriculum at an accredited university.  The Scholarship Committee will be selecting candidates for a monetary award of $5,000 to be used toward college costs.

    To receive the fullest consideration, Scholarship Applications must be either received via email or postmarked by Friday, December 8, 2023.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

    Please see attached PDFs for 2024 College School Application and Checklist for the Scholarship Application.



  • HACIA Scholarship & Education Foundation - DEADLINE EXTENDED: Feb. 14th

    The Scholarship Committee will be selecting candidates for a monetary award of $5,000 to be used toward college costs.  Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and enrolled in an Engineering, Building and Construction Technology or Architectural curriculum.  Applications will be subject to verification

    If you need any further information, you can contact Ms. Neida Cintron, Event Manager at (312) 575-0389 or via e-mail at


  • Hack in Place - Hackathon

    Hack in Place is a three-day online national designathon & hackathon for college students interested in learning practical software development skills by solving challenges centered around rebuilding our communities from the COVID pandemic. The hackathon will take place over Zoom from February 5-7.

  • HACU Leader-in-Residence Program Florida Oct. 31 - Nov.2, 2020

    Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU) is accepting applications for their Leader-in-Residence program which provides leadership and career development training for undergraduates. Selected students will receive a scholarship including round-trip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. 
    More information | Apply

  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship - for juniors

    The National and International Scholarships Program is offering a two-day event about the Harry S. Truman Scholarship which offers $30,000 towards graduate study in public service fields.  Only Juniors are eligible for the award.

    Thursday, Oct. 13 from 3:30-4:30 – Information session & discussion w/ former Truman Scholar.

    Friday, Oct. 14 from 3:30-4:30 – Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application.

    *Both sessions held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Rm 514.

  • HENAAC (Hispanic) Scholarship

    All STEM majors
    Minimum 3.0 GPA
    Must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community

    Scholarships range from $500-$10,000

  • HENAAC Scholarship Application Portal Now Open

    Earn a scholarship award ranging from $500-$10,000. Application deadline: April 30, 2016

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Deadlines vary

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund:  HSF.NET

    See Attached flyers for more information.  Marathon Oil Scholarship deadline is October 1, 2012

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
    • Be a U.S. citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
    • Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must plan to apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 2012
    • Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year.
  • HOPE Scholarship for FAFSA-Ineligible Students

    Some circumstances that may disqualify students from receiving federal financial aid include legal status, gender-non-conforming identities, and previous misdemeanors. 
    Deadline: May 1, 2020 at 5 pm.

  • HOPE Scholarship for the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year

    The Helping Others’ Personal Excellence (HOPE) Scholarship is a student-initiated fee that provides funds for students who demonstrate financial need yet do not otherwise qualify for financial aid.  This scholarship fund—a commitment by students, for students—is intended to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with attaining higher education. 

    Student applicants must identify as one of the following:

    • Undocumented
    • DACA
    • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as listed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services
    • International from a country experiencing financial strain due to a crisis creating economic instability, political instability, or war

    Click this link for more information and to apply:

    The deadline for the HOPE Scholarship is Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

  • HSF Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2022, 5:00 PM PT

    The 2022-2023 HSF Scholar Program Application is now open and closes in 2 weeks on March 1, 2022, 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 have access to a full range of invaluable 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
  • IDOT Internship Opportunities

    - Internships available through IDOT

    - Able to search for job descriptions/applications for the region that you may be closest to.

    - District 1 is for Chicago-land and District 5 is closest to Champaign county.

    - Applications have varying due dates, from early March to late April

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    * 3.0+ GPA
    * 60 credit hours by beginning Spring 2021
    * Graduating no earlier than December 2021
    Application deadline October 17 at 5pm 

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    Scholarships for any major. 
    Minimum GPA 2.75

    Find out more here

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

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

    • Isabelle Purnell Education Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards
    • Make-A-Difference Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards
    • Susan T. Haney Social Work Award - $3,000
    • Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award - $3,400

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

    The Application Deadline is November 1, 5:00PM

    You will be notified via e-mail when your application is received.  In December or January you will be e-mailed again about the status of your application.  If you are a semifinalist you will be interviewed in late January or early February, with notification of all awards occurring shortly thereafter.  Study Abroad student interviews may be Skyped.  The winners will be feted at a Scholarship Awards Brunch in early March.

    Online application can be found here:


    Helpful hints on supporting documents can be found here:

  • Illinois Club Scholarships 2022–2023

    Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to undergraduate students. This year, we will be awarding the following scholarships:

    · Humanities and Social Sciences Award of $4,000

    · Engineering and Science Award of $4,000

    · Global Focus Award of $4,000

    · Isabelle Purnell Education Award of $4,000

    · The Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $4,500

    Applications Open: September 6, 2022 Application Deadline: 5 PM, October 15, 2022

    To apply for these scholarships, please complete the application at

    General Eligibility

    You must be an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2023 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2023. A minimum GPA of 3.0 at both the time of application and winning of award is also required.

    For more detailed descriptions of each scholarship, please see the attachment. 

  • Illinois Club Scholarships Available

    Awards totalling over $25,000! Apply here.

  • Illinois Club Scholarships: Due date 10/16/2021

    Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University and the surrounding community. Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to worthy undergraduate students. This year, we will be awarding the following scholarships:

    • Humanities and Social Sciences Award of $4,000
    • Engineering and Science Award of $4,000
    • Global Focus Award of $4,000
    • Isabelle Purnell Education Award of $4,000
    • The Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $4,500

    General Eligibility You must be an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2022. A minimum GPA of 3.0 at both the time of application and winning of award is also required.

  • Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) Information Session

    Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

    Would you like to attend UIUC tuition-free? What if you could even get paid to go to school?

    We would like to invite those who are interested in applying to attend the information session on Thursday, March 2, at 5:00 to 6:45 pm in 2405 Siebel Center. Pizza will be provided!

    This NSF-funded CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program provides scholarships to admitted, full-time UIUC students interested in cybersecurity.

    Benefits include:

    Full tuition and fee waiverStipend, allowance, and professional development fundsResearch experience with security expertsExpertise in a growing professional field

    To  learn more, visit: 

    Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents.

  • Illinois Engineering Summer Camp LEADer

    Are you an Illinois student who loves science, engineering, and mathematics? Are you interested in mentoring the next generation of students, inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM? If so, consider becoming a WYSE Summer Camp LEADer. Illinois Engineering Summer Camps need Lead Counselors, Day and Night Counselors, and Lab Assistants. Camps will run for six weeks, with individual camps running from Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. You will have the flexibility to choose which weeks you would like to work. This is a paid position open to both undergraduates and graduates. Visit‐camps/jobs/ to learn more about the positions available and apply today!

  • Illinois for Illinois (I4I) & International Programs and Studies (IPS) Scholarships

    Now accepting I4I and IPS scholarships. Deadline: 02/18/2015

  • Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education

    The Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education is accepting applications for two scholarships: The Dr. Arias Scholarship Award for Writing and the ILACHE Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 8th, 2019, All scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 2019 ILACHE Conference on April 19th in Chicago, Illinois.