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Scholarships, careers, and opportunities for MEP students. Links to more scholarship listings for continuing students, department scholarships, and external scholarships here: https://grainger.illinois.edu/admissions/costs/undergraduate.
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  • Truman Scholarship

     The Truman Foundation identifies aspiring leaders at an important inflection point in their development – when they are college juniors – and recognize and reward their commitments to careers in public service. Although certainly accomplished, many are still largely untested. Yet when you look at what the now more than 3,300 Truman Scholars have achieved, our risk-taking is paying off. 

    Application deadline: February 7, 2023

  • 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

     

     

  • 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

  • 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.

    https://www.haciaworks.org/the-hacia-scholarship-foundation-is-currently-accepting-applications-2023/

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  • 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 go.illinois.edu/TICScholarshipApplication

    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. 

  • Personalized Scholarship Matching - IOScholarships

    ioscholarships.com offers  thousands of curated scholarships and financial education resources for Hispanic American, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian Pacific Islander students:

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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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 ncintron@haciaworks.org.

     

  • 2022 Syracuse University LSAMP Research Program

    Application Deadline: March 11, 2022

    Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2022

    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 traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • 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.

    SROP Application Portal is open from November 1, 2021 - February 10, 2022

  • 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: https://www.atp-bio-education.org/atpbio-reu-program

    Application: https://www.nsfetap.org/award/9/opportunity/7

    Deadline: Feburary 28, 2022

    For questions, please contact Stephanie Schroader at atp-bio-pgmgr@umn.edu

     

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • University of Pittsburgh Summer Research Internship

    Open to rising juniors and seniors, recent grads. Must work 30 hours per week, attent weekly workshops, maintain daily journal. $3500 stipend plus food stipend.

  • 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

  • GEM Fellowship

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

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Competition: Mean, Green Recycling Machines

    Mean, Green Recycling Machines: Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to develop a website on plastic recycling. Students will research their schools’ current process for recycling plastic and then design/create a strategy to make the process more efficient. Thorough submissions will include further research on the plastic recycling process, benefits of current recycling methods, and process improvement ideas. Your website could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

    The deadline for this competition is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and winners will be announced in late December.

    Prizes:

    1st place: $5,000 scholarship2nd place: $3,000 scholarship3rd place: $1,000 scholarship

    For more information on the competition, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/resources/stem/scholarships.html. If you have any questions, you can contact STEMEd@orau.org.

  • 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.

  • STEM Scholarships for Women and Minorities

    https://careers.snclavalin.com/the-atkins-minorities-and-women-stem-scholarship-program

     

  • ABE 452

    ABE 452 - Engineering for Disaster Resilience in Puerto Rico

    ABE 452 - Engineering for Disaster Resilience

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11kMhFX6HG5xNRIzJBx64ZBocyt6QeVSu/view?usp=sharing

    For more information visit: https://drrhecnifa.web.illinois.edu/wp/

    For questions email: drr.hec.nifa_contact.info@lists.illinois.edu

    - This course is designed to engage students in the development of pathways towards designs for sustainable and resilient food, energy, and water provision for disaster-prone regions.

    - We work with communities in Puerto Rico, on real world problems, and seek to develop relationships with other stakeholders around Puerto Rico.

    - Students will review social factors that provide context for specific regions, while quantifying potential engineering resilience provided to communities.

    - Students will directly work with local communities, aid organizations, and peer institutions in the identification and implementation of sustainable and resilient responses.

     

     

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6789910307973201921

    We are still in need of the following positions:

    - GIS Field Technician

    - Senior GIS Field Technician

    - GIS Field Intern

    This is for an on-going project with a utility company. This position will be in the field include gathering audit data on light poles in the greater Chicagoland area.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Uses specialized GPS equipment to report position and record data in company software.

    • Work with Auditing team.

    • Responsible for survey data

    • Responsible for all GPS equipment

    • Creates audit notes in software.

    • You will be heading out to various townships or cities to gather reports from GIS auditors.

    - May start as Part time and move to Full time

    - Can start Immediately

    Applicants must be within Chicago area and must have transportation.

    Send your application to:https://lnkd.in/eMXtRqE

  • Apple Latinx Exchange

    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has partnered with Apple to bring engaging and varied experiences to college students.

    Apple will be hosting a career panel discussion on April 28, 2021, titled Latinx Exchange.

    Offered by their employee resource group Amigos@Apple, is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a technology career.

    The Latinx Exchange provides a forum for Apple Latinx employees to share their respective stories and offer advice to students in the early stages of their professional careers as they speak of the infinite possibilities in the world of technology.

    Software engineers who work for the Apple Cloud Services (ACS) organization will discuss challenges and inspirations as members of the tech field.

    The Apple Cloud Services team is responsible for crafting systems for Apple services such as iCloud, iTunes, Siri, Maps, and Apple’s software developers take great pride in providing user-friendly products.

    Students who would like to learn more about applying to work at Apple, will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters from the Apple Cloud Services team, and receive guidance in Apple’s hiring process.

    Additionally, students will hear about the importance of diversity and inclusion from Apple’s Latinx employees, and learn how commitment to this mission makes it  one of the top technology companies in the nation.

     

    The Latinx Exchange is scheduled for April 28 at 2:00 PM PDT. 

    Deadline to register is April 21.

    Link to register: https://applecorp.avature.net/test2021?projectId=12987&source=US+Event+Portal&tags=privacy+consent_obtained

    If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact Student Services at chnip@hacu.net.  We hope to see your university represented at the Amigos@Apple Latinx Exchange!

     

  • UIUC Online Summer Program Opportunity - AI in Data Science

    Summer is fast approaching! Are you a current student looking for ways to stay connected and academically engaged? Global Education and Training is offering a 4-week, non-degree/non-credit online summer school program, Artificial Intelligence in Data Science. Students will perform hands-on-analysis of real-world datasets to analyze and discover the impact of the data.

    Top UIUC Faculty Instruction

    Dr. Jana Diesner, Associate Professor, School of Information ScienceDr. Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider, Teaching Associate Professor, Siebel Center for Computer Science

    Rankings 

    ·       In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign computer science undergraduate program 5th in the United States.  

    ·       In 2021, U.S. News & World Report named the iSchool the top graduate school for library and information studies, based on national rankings of accredited master's degree programs. The iSchool has held the top spot since 1996. 

    Eligibility: All current undergraduate students from universities worldwide are eligible to apply. 

    Program dates: July 19 – August 13, 2021

    Program fees: $1000 per student (group rates available)

    Apply here: https://bit.ly/30xebSY

    Email Meng Liu (mengliu2@illinois.edu), GET Program Coordinator, with questions about the program.

  • 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

  • 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

  • CMCC Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

    APPLICATION DUE MARCH 12, 2021

    - The Center for Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC) is a new research center funded by the National Science Foundation

    - Each summer, starting with this coming summer, the Center will have a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program

    - Undergraduate students will carryout fundamental research as a full member of a research group at one of the affiliated center locations (University of Pennsylvania, University of New York City, Texas A&M University, Northwestern University,and University of California-Merced) over a 10 week period.

    - Students will also participate in professional development and science communication in collaboration with the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

    - A virtual option is also being planned to support activities pending the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

    - Encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • PwC Summer Leadership Programs for CS and CompE Students

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Tech FOCUS 2021

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

    Apply by November 20

  • Global Engagement Programs & Scholarships

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

  • NACME Scholarships Avaialble

    Several NACME Scholarships available for engineering majors!

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scholarships

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

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  • 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

     

  • 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. 

  • Study Abroad Opportunities and Info Sessions

    Open for a list of ACES and LAS short-term summer study abroad programs that are open to all majors. All applications are due at 11:59pm on February 15th.

  • Cybersecurity Research Program

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

    More Info | Contact 

  • BP Early Engagement Programs

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