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  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship - for juniors

  • Jim Roberts Scholarship from the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) (due Feb. 6)

    The Jim Roberts scholarship is awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in an environmental program at an accredited university or college in the United States, its territories, or Canada. The scholarship winner will receive $2,000 to offset education expenses. In addition to that, the winner will also receive a pre-paid, year-long NAEP Student Membership!

  • Clarence and Marie Medley Conservation Scholarship

    First consideration is given to residents of Henry County, IL. Due 5/5/20.

  • Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail (IMTT) Scholarship (apply by Oct. 31, 2023)

    Please visit our website, for more information on IMTT organization and our mission, programs and the IMTT Scholarship.   The IMTT scholarship is open to all applicants.  Membership in the IMTT or participation in IMTT programs is not required to apply for the IMTT Scholarship.

  • Fred S. Bailey Undergraduate Scholarship Awards and Leadership Awards (apply by Feb. 28)

    The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $4,000 awards ($2,000/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action.

    The Bailey Leadership Awards are $6,000 awards ($3,000/semester) given each year to four exceptional upcoming seniors who have made a demonstrated impact on the University of Illinois campus during their initial three years on campus in one or more of the following areas: Social Justice, Environment, Interfaith Cooperation, and Global Engagement.

  • Beinecke Scholarship Information Session October 29


  • Ask Us Anything: Fulbright Scholar Program 2023-24 online session November 17

    Join an interactive session to learn more about things you can do now to prepare for a successful Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application for 2023-2024.  Program staff will discuss award opportunities, the application & selection process, and answer your questions!

  • National Trails GIS Fellowship (52 weeks), National Park Service (Santa Fe, NM; open until filled)

    Position Overview: The ACE Fellow will be provided real world experience in the GIS field including digitization, map production, data management, and GIS platforms like ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS software. Duties will include:

    • Develop a more complete recreational/retracement trail dataset for the National Historic Trails (NHTs) and trail maps that will assist the public in getting out on the trails
    • Plan for and develop national historic trails (NHTs) through road/pedestrian signing along all nine trails that NTIR administers
    • Provide daily communication with a range of federal, state, non-profit organizations, and other trail partners to collaborate on signing and development activities
    • Assist trail partners and communities with development of draft sign plans, including use of online sign-planning tools
    • Provide technical assistance to partners seeking local or state department of transportation approval to install signs
    • Gain real world experience working with public and private entities along the NHTs
    • Gain communication skills interacting with communities, trail partners, and agency staff, as well as exposure to technical skills like ArcGIS, InDesign, and Photoshop
    • As time allows, provide support to NTIR staff and partners at public events and other office priorities

    This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

  • Churchill Scholarship Information Session Sept. 11

  • National Farmers Union Foundation Scholarships

    Members of Farmers Union and their families or members of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) are eligible to receive a scholarship.

    Due April 1st 

  • Two Scholarships from Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) (due Jan. 4, 2024)

    The IAAP Scholarship Committee will award up to five (5) scholarships of at least $2,000 each.  These scholarships are a one-year grant.  Students maty re-apply in subsequent years.

  • Truman Scholarship for Public Service: Information Event

  • Food and Agriculture Big Data Fellowship Program for Undergrads

    Fellowship support for undergraduates valued at up to $8750 per year and renewable.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Information Events Sept. 3 & 4

    The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical languages) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.  

  • Udall Foundation Scholarships

    The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment *OR* to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents.

  • Goldwater Scholarship in STEM - Info event this week

  • Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

    The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois 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. University of Illinois - Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply.

    For more information or to apply online, visit: 

    Application deadline: February 16, 2020

    Contact: Kasey Umland
    Director, Bailey Scholarship Program
    University YMCA

  • Morelli Scholarship for students with dyslexia (due Feb. 26)

    The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation supports high school and college students with dyslexia who wish to pursue a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field.


  • Men of Principle Scholarship application due May 21

    Beta Theta Pi is offering $1,000 in scholarships designated for non-Greek male students at the University of Illinois. The scholarship is designed to reward individuals who demonstrate devotion to academic achievement and a commitment to making the university and the community better places to live.

  • Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

    In 2017, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

    The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.