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.

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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

  • Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship

    Scholarship intended for undocumented students and open to incoming students only.  Wholistic review of applicants including personal story/financial need, extracurricular involvement, and academic promise. 

  • 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 ...

  • 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.