Incoming Student Scholarship Guide

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MEP promotes external opportunities via the MEP411 blog (https://go.illinois.edu/MEP411). Similarly, this blog lists opportunities available to incoming college engineering students. Additional external scholarships are listed here: https://grainger.illinois.edu/admissions/costs/undergraduate/external-resources.
Hispanic/Latino

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  • $1000 Academic Scholarship for Hispanic Seniors from Rumba and USHLI

    Must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry
    2.5 Minimum GPA
    Non-US citizens allowed to apply
    Deadline: November 30

  • Computer Science Summer Institute

    A 3-week intro to computer science for graduating high school seniors. It is aimed towards historically underrespresetned groups in the field. There are 3 programs to choose from listed on the site based on where you're looking into taking your secondary education. Click on the link for more information on this great opportunity!

  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Lockheed Martin is launching a scholarship of $10,000 to 200 students starting 2019. High school students with a gpa of 3.5 or above that are also willing to be considered for a paid internship at their company. You can follow the link to be alerted of when the application opens.  

  • GMiS Scholarship

    This scholarship ranges from $500 to $10,000. It is given to a student with a minimum gpa of 3.0 who is going into a STEM field. The application opens February 2019.

  • The Dream U.S. First Time College Student Scholarship

    This $25,000 scholarship is awarded to a DACA or TPS student. The application deadline is March 8th, 2019.

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship ranges from $500 to $5,000 based on relative need among other applicants. Eligible applicants include U.S citizens, permanent legal residents, and DACA or elligible non-citizens (as defined by FAFSA). The deadline for this application is ...

  • The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering

    This $5,000 scholarship is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. It is awarded to a student going into engineering that is of an ethnic minority (i.e. Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, Native America). All applications must be recieved by March 1st, 2019.

  • PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship

    This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a student entering or continuing school as a full time undergrad student. Undocumented, DACA, and Legal Non-Residents are all eligible to apply. The deadline is May 31, 2019. 

  • SHPE Scholarship for Graduating Senior

    Given out by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to a graduating senior going into a STEM field. Minimum GPA of 2.75, must be a SHPE Jr. Memember and plan to enroll as a full time student in a University. Amount TBD.