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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  • 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.  

  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    This scholarship is given to a graduating senior. The amount is not specified but it is four year renewable. It is open to students of any major. The application is open from Nov 1st - Feb 1st.

  • Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

    This is a $5,000 four year renewable scholarship given by Microsoft. It is aimed towards Black students interested in tech with majors such as Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Information Systems. The deadline to apply is February 15th, 2019. 

  • 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.

  • NSBE Fulfilling the Legacy Scholarship

    Scholarship sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers of $1,500. Awarded to a student with 3.0 or higher and open to students of all majors. Eligibile applicants include U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Non-Residents. The application deadline is January 4th, 2019.

  • Leroy Callendar NSBE Jr. Scholarship

    This scholarship of $500 is sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers. Awarded to a student with a 3.0 or higher. Applicants can be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Non-Residents. The deadline is January 4th, 2019.

  • NSBE Jr. Graduating Senior Scholarship

    The National Society of Balck Engineers sponsors this scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating senior with a 3.0 or higher. The Deadline to apply is January 4th 2019.