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  • Chicago Summer Cancer Research

    Apply to a Northwestern University 8-week summer research program (Monday, June 24 - Friday, August 16) to learn new techniques and protocols in cancer research using physical sciences concepts and methodology.
    Deadline: March 1

  • Book Scholarship

    The University of Illinois Latina/o Alumni Association (IllinoisLLAA) invites current U of I students to apply for its 2013-2014 Illinois LLAA Book Scholarship.

    Deadline for submission:  September 20, 2013

  • Cargill Global Scholars Program

    Up to $5,000 | Leadership and enrichment activities | Academic and professional guidance 

    * US Citizen
    * Freshman or Sophomore in Engineering, Food Science, International Relations, Agriculture
    Learn more

  • Cargill Global Scholars- Deadline March 1, 2014

    The Cargill Global Scholars Program provides financial support ($2,500 for up to three years) and leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program. These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars’ leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decisions makers.

    Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing university students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.

    Who Can Apply?

    Applicants to the Cargill Global Scholars program must:

    1. Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the United States.
    2. Attend a partner university in the country of citizenship or permanent legal residency
    3. Be a first or second year university student
    4. Demonstrate high academic performance
    5. Demonstrate leadership potential

    Preference will be given to applicants who:

    1. Demonstrate financial need
    2. Specialize in fields of study that are identified as preferred fields (see each country’s guidelines)
    3. Are from a disadvantaged or underrepresented group within their country

    For more information on the specific requirements for your country and to see if you may be eligible for a Cargill Global Scholarship, please visit the FAQ Section.

  • 2023 NV5 Global, Inc. Scholarship Opportunities – National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    NV5, a leading provider of compliance, technology, and engineering consulting solutions for public and private sector clients supporting infrastructure, utility, and building assets and systems, is providing 10 scholarships to be awarded in late winter/early spring 2023.


    GPA Requirement: 2.9 or higher

    Majors: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technology

    Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Classification: Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year), Undergraduate Senior (4th Year), Graduate Student

    Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

    Number of Awards: 10

    Award Amount: $5,000

    Weblink to Scholarship:

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 6, 2023 (11:59 EST)

  • Still looking for a summer internship? - Inventus Power

    Inventus Power has 4 intern positions available for this summer (~June 10- August 16). 
    * Sophomore+
    * US Citizen or Green Card
    * 3 Focus Factory Intern positions - ISE
    * 1 Quality Engineer position - MechSE/EE/ISE 

  • 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:

  • Wilfred F. & Ruth Davison Langelier Scholarship

    Earn 1 of 5 $5,000 scholarships. Deadline 02/11/2015

  • College of Engineering Scholarships for Current Students

    The deadline for submitting your application to be considered for College of Engineering scholarships is 5pm on Friday, March 21st These scholarships include those that are directed to MEP students.  


  • 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.

  • The Windy City AOC Scholarship Award Program

    The Windy City Association of Old Crows (WC-AOC) is extending their scholarship deadline to November 30th. This scholarship is open to Chicago-area college students in STEM and with an interest in National Defense. 

    For more information on submitting your application visit this link

  • $500-$10,000 HENAAC Scholarship

    * STEM degree
    * Minimum GPA 3.0
    * Hispanic or strong presence in Hispanic community

    DEADLINE11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2018

  • 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

  • BP Early Engagement Programs

    Look at one of BP's three programs:
    BP scholars program
    BP STEP leadership program
    Supply and trading sophomore experience

  • 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
  • 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!

  • 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

  • THE HACIA Scholarship Foundation is Currently Accepting Applications 2023

    The HACIA Scholarship & Education Foundation has established an undergraduate scholarship award for or Hispanic students enrolled in an accredited university or college institution in curriculums.  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.  Inaccurate information may be cause for disqualification.

    To receive the fullest consideration, Scholarship Applications must be either via email or postmarked by Friday, November 18, 2022.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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  • LSAMP REU at Cornell

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

  • Western Digital Scholarship

    The Western Digital Scholarship Program was established to help realize the potential of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The global program is committed to awarding up to $1 million in scholarships to encourage and assist students whose educational opportunities would be expanded by financial assistance. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit

    Application Due Date: April 3, 2019

    Questions can be directed

  • 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


  • Bailey Scholarship Program

    The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at UIUC who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered.  

    Apply online by February 15 

    Questions? Contact Kasey Umland

    Director, Bailey Scholarship Program | 217.337.1514 |

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    Company: Urban GIS

    GIS Field Position from entry to senior level 

    Currently looking to fill two positions

    - GIS FIeld Intern

    - GIS Field Technician

    Attached is information on the desired positions

    Looking to fill as soon as possible

    Check out their website for more information on Urban GIS and more information on their work in developing the citywide street light database for the Chicago Department of Transportation

  • 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. 

  • Syracuse University LSAMP Research Program

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

    Eligable Majors: Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical), Information Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Nutrition Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Systems Science

    The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.

    Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of historically underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    The 2023 Summer REU program will be June 5-August 11.



  • 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


  • Amplify Scholarship: Investing in Future Black Scientists

    Application Dates:  October 3, 2023 – November 17, 2023

    The Optica Foundation provides direct funding and support to Black students passionate about physics, engineering, and light-based technologies.

    Each year, 10 Black undergraduate or graduate level students receive a $7,500 scholarship to help ease the financial burden of college.  Other benefits include a one-year members to Optica, access to mentors, and an invitation to the 2024 Amplify Optics Immersion Program

    Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or master's student at a university with at least one year left to complete their education. 

    Undergraduates: have a major in physics, math, chemistry, or engineering and a demonstrated interest in optics and photonics.

    Master's students: have a major and/or concentration in optics or photonics demonstrated with your research and coursework. (If you are a master's student who plans to continue on to a Ph.D. but have not yet finished your master's, you are eligible).

    To learn more about Amplify Black Voices in Optics, go to this link:

    To apply for scholarship, go to this link:

  • 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.



  • Apply Now for a $5,000 NACME Corporate Scholarship feat. an Internship

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

    Application Deadlines:

    • Dec. 2, 2022, regular deadline
    • Nov. 15, 2022, priority consideration


  • $30,000 Harry S. Truman Scholarship

    Truman Scholarship Information Session
    Thursday, October 11th, 3:30-4:30 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore

    Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop
    Friday, October 12th, 3:00-4:00 pm
    514 Illini Union Bookstore

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

  • 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

  • PwC Summer Leadership Programs for CS and CompE Students

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

  • 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



    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!

  • 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.

  • Global Engagement Programs & Scholarships

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 2014-2015 Dads Association Scholarship

    Win one of six $2,000 scholarships! Deadline: November 7, 2014

  • 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

  • 2023 DOE Scholars Program – Accepting Applications

    Application deadline: January 23, 2023, 8:00 AM EST 

    The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to research, technical and professional opportunities within U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission.

    As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program you will have the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DOE complex.

    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at:



  • 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


  • Over 150 SHPE Scholarships Available - ScholarSHPE

    Sign into SHPEconnect and Apply now!

  • The Illinois Club Scholarships

    Over $25,000 in Scholarships

    Are you an undergraduate with at least a 2.75 GPA?

    • Will you have at least 60 hours of credit by the end ofthe Fall 2017 semester?

    • Do you graduate no earlier then December 2018?

    Then you may qualify for one of our scholarships.

    More information and an application can be found at

    Application deadline is October 15

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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.

  • 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

  • STEM Success Summit

    This free virtual summit is designed to equip and empower students and early career professionals to launch successful and meaningful careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    Application deadline extended to Oct. 17th at 11:59pm ET