MEP 411

blog navigation

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.
Scholarships

blog posts

  • The Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) Scholarship Application

    Earn a $2,000 scholarship! Application deadline: Monday, May 11 at 5:00pm CST.

  • OLE Scholarship for Latino Students- Due Friday, May 9th

    The Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) is an Employee Resource Group within the Exelon family of companies.  The OLE Scholarship was established with specific goals in mind: to help students gain access into post-secondary education, help students stay in their respective institutions, and help students pursue their dreams. 

    Deadline for the applications is Friday, May 9th at 5pm CST.

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    Scholarships for any major. 
    Minimum GPA 2.75

    Find out more here

  • 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.

  • 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!

     

  • 2019-2020 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship

    The deadline for phsase I of the HSF Scholarship is February 15! Create a MyHSF profile and start Phase 1 of the application today don’t let the opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship pass you by! This phase should only take 30 minutes to an hour, to complete. No essays or recommendations are required for Phase I.

  • 2019 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

    Exxon Mobil Corporation has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to create fellowship opportunities in the STEM fields for Hispanic college students. ExxonMobil is seeking to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science. There exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship. The 2019 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close April 12, 2019, @11:59 p.m

    If you have questions please contact Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in the subject line.

  • Illinois Leadership Scholarship

    Stan Sutherland is a LAS graduate (Class of 1968) who created a scholarship for LAS students who have been involved with the ILC. Those involved in the Illinois Leadership Center and enrolled in the College of LAS are encouraged to applyDeadline: April 12

  • Scholarships

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

  • Shell Technical Scholarship and Shell Incentive Fund

    Hello from Shell Recruitment!

    Are you majoring in Engineering or Geosciences? Find out how you can apply for a $5,000 scholarship from Shell for the 2014-2015 academic year!

    We offer two types of scholarships: the Shell Technical Scholarship and the Shell Incentive Fund.

    • The Shell Technical Scholarship is for full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical major. 
    • The Shell Incentive Fund is for full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical major and who belong to particular under-represented minority groups.

    For additional details about the application process and requirements for each scholarship, visit www.shell.us/scholarships.

    The application deadline is Monday, April 14, 2014, so don’t delay!

    If you have any further questions, please contact Sean Rutherford at SI-Shell-US-Recruitment-Scholarships-SI@shell.com. We look forward to receiving your application!

    Best Wishes,

    The Shell Recruitment Team

  • BP's Discovery Days

    Application Deadline:  April 15, 2013

    Program targeted toward freshman and sophomore diversity candidates

    Introducing BP’s Discovery Days, a diversity leadership program specifically designed to develop the abilities you’ll need to be a success in your career – and prepare you to become a strong leader on campus and in your professional future. You’ll learn about the energy industry, build professional skills and earn a $1000 scholarship along the way.

    Please read more for further information.

  • Sandia National Labs Scholarship Opportunity

    Critical Skills Master's Program

    Sandia's Critical Skills Master's Program (CSMP) is a special, entry-level hiring program, which provides new or recent technical bachelor's degree candidates the opportunity to pursue a fully funded Masters of Science degree. The CSMP program is designed to attract talent pursuing key disciplines aligned with Sandia's national security mission, including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity and Electrical Engineering. Learn more about CSMP.

    Master's Fellowship Program

    Exceptional candidates with bachelor's degrees can receive fully funded master's of science degrees through Sandia's Master's Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will become full-time Sandia employees. After working at Sandia for at least two months, participants will enter graduate school full-time, while receiving benefits and stipends from Sandia. Participants are guaranteed job placement at Sandia after receiving their master's degrees. Learn more about MFP.

    CMSP: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/special_programs/critical_skills_program.html

    MFP: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/special_programs/masters_fellowships_program.html

    http://www.sandia.gov/careers/special_programs/_assets/documents/MFP_SandiaLabs_Flyer.pdf

    http://www.sandia.gov/careers/special_programs/_assets/documents/CSMP_SandiaLabs_Flyer.pdf

     

  • Exelon 2013 Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 29, 2013 

    The Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) is seeking applicants for the 2013 scholarship awards.

    The OLE Scholarship was established with specific goals in mind:  To help students gain access into post-secondary education, help students stay in their respective institutions, and help students pursue their dreams.  Please read more for further information.

  • SHELL Incentive Fund Scholarship

    Application must be completed and received by May 31, 2013!

    Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 annual scholarships through its Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program to under-represented students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical field of study. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.

    Please read more for further information.

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

    Application process begins in August - Deadline is January 15, 2014!

    Funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GMS was established in 1999, as a twenty year commitment, to provide greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds (1,000 selected each year; 20,000 in 20 year commitment). 

     

  • NIDA Summer Research Internship

    The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation and literature reviews.

    More Information and Application

  • Chevron Scholarship - Deadline Extended

    *Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil, Environmental, Petroleum, CIS, MIS, IT and Computer Science
    *3.0 GPA
    *Extra-curricular activity
    *US Citizen/Permanent Resident
    *Interest in engergy industry
    Deadline: July 26

  • Scholarship Opportunities for STEM Majors

    Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematical field of study? Are you interested in earning a full scholarship, monthly stipend, and a guaranteed job after graduation serving as an Officer in the U.S. Army? Well look no further because the Army ROTC Department has the perfect scholarship for you! Army ROTC is one of the Nation’s premier Leadership Development programs and as such, the Army is seeking STEM majors who have thought about becoming Army Officers.  If you have ever thought about serving your country in the Army, full tuition scholarships are available if you meet the minimum requirements! 

  • 2013 NASA ASP Scholarship Application

     

     

    The 2013 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Application is now open. The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program seeks to attract students interested in the field of aeronautics to work with NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) which is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles. The ARMD focus is on cutting-edge, fundamental research in traditional aeronautical disciplines, as well as emerging fields with promising application to aeronautics.

     

    Undergraduate Students

    $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for educational related expenses

    $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center

    Up to 2 years of support

    For more information or to start an application, please visit https://nasa.asee.org/.

    
    

  • Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Scholarship

    For students:
    Interested in aviation-related careers
    2.5+ GPA 
    Involved in extra-curricular activities
    US Citizen

    Learn More | Application

  • HENAAC (Hispanic) Scholarship

    All STEM majors
    Minimum 3.0 GPA
    Must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community

    Scholarships range from $500-$10,000

  • Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    The children of Anthony I. Anaebere, Sr., will award a Memorial Scholarship in his honor to oneNigerian-born or first generation Nigerian-American student pursing an undergraduate or graduatelevel engineering degree at an accredited college/university in the United States of America. The Anthony I. Anaebere, Sr., Memorial Scholarship award may vary each year. For this year we will beawarding a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship may be used for tuition and fees, books andsupplies. All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee's decision on or before Friday,May 26, 2018 at 8pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    Applicants for the Anthony I. Anaebere, Sr., Memorial Scholarship must:

    1. Be a Nigerian-born or first generation Nigerian-American student pursing an undergraduate or graduate level engineering degree at an accredited college/university in the United States of America.

    2. Have a cumulative grade point average (gpa) of : Secondary (high school) students matriculating to a 4-year college/university arerequired to have at least a cumulative 3.0 gpa to apply. College/University undergraduate and graduate students are required to have at least acumulative 2.5 gpa to apply.   

    Applications must include the following documentation and be RECEIVED BY: February 18, 2018 at 8pm PST

    1. A completed Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Application

    2. Current resume from applicant (should include list of activities and honors).

    3. One letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to the applicant’s academic credentials. Letter of recommendation may not be from a relative of the applicant.

    4. Academic transcripts from your current institution and/or enrollment verification letter if you will be matriculating to a new program during the 2018-2019 academic year. (If you are matriculating from high school to a four year college/university you are required to submit verification of enrollment from your college/university and complete high school transcripts).

    5. An electronic digital photo and signed photo/image use waiver.

    6. Completion of Application Essay Prompt (essay should be no more than 500 words).

    PLEASE NOTE: The Scholarship Committee will review applications and select the top three candidates for a phone or virtual interview, after which the final selection will be made.

    The application and associated application materials must be submitted together electronically to apply@aiascholarship.com via e-mail. In the subject of your e-mail for your electronic submission please write: "AIA SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION."

    Applications are due by: February 18, 2018 at 8pm PST.For scholarship details please refer to: www.aiascholarship.com

  • UIUC REUs

    See attached for several research opportunities here at UIUC.

  • Boren $20,000 Study Abroad Scholarship

    Multiple Illinois students each year receive $20,000 towards their studies abroad under the Boren Program, and it would be great if more of our students were aware of this fantastic opportunity.

  • AISES Scholarships

    To learn more about each program, eligibility, application requirements and more, please visit our website at: www.aises.org/scholarships.

    Open Scholarships (see attached)

     

  • NOAA Student Scholarship

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; and computer and information sciences.

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2013

  • Suratt Scholarship

    The Anne Elizabeth Suratt Memorial Scholarship Fund is designated for juniors, seniors or fifth year undergraduates. Applicants must be of junior, senior or fifth year status in the Fall 2018 semester. Preference is also given to students with demonstrated financial need. In addition, students must demonstrate vision, perseverance and enthusiasm for his/her chosen field. This application and all supporting materials must be received or postmarked by the EXTENDED deadline of March 8, 2019.

    http://publish.illinois.edu/morrill-engineering/2019/03/08/suartt-scholarship/

    Questions about scholarships? Contact: Christine Edwards; 217-300-3898

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Deadlines vary

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund:  HSF.NET

    See Attached flyers for more information.  Marathon Oil Scholarship deadline is October 1, 2012

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
    • Be a U.S. citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
    • Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Must plan to apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 2012
    • Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year.
  • Make-A-Difference Scholarships

    The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications online for next year. The awards offered are:

    • Make-A-Difference Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards
    • Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award - $3,600
    • Susan T. Haney Social Work Award - $3,000
    • Isabelle Purnell Education Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards

    You will be considered for all awards for which you are eligible.

    The Application Deadline is November 1, 11:59PM

     

  • Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

    $3,000 per year to undergraduates who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community, involvement, leadership, and action. 
    For more information and to apply click here
    Deadline: February 16

  • Dad Association Scholarship

    The Dads Association will award 6 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 in January 2013. To be eligible, the student must have an application for financial assistance on file with the Office of Financial Aid and submit a scholarship application.

    Applications due: November 16, 2012 @ 5pm.

     

  • Argonne Immersive Summer Experience

    Three exciting opportunities:
    Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
    Student Research Participation (SRP) Program
    Research Aide (RA) Program

  • UC Berkeley Engineering Preview Day

    The UC Berkeley College of Engineering is hosting its sixth annual Engineering Preview Day, April 10-13, 2019. This 3 day event is for students who intend to pursue a PhD in engineering and plan to apply this coming fall. Preview Day provides students the opportunity to meet individually with engineering faculty in their discipline, socialize with Berkeley graduate students, network with campus research centers and Bay Area National Labs. Airfare, housing accommodations and meals for student participants throughout the event wil be covered. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2019.

  • Chicago Summer Cancer Research

    Apply to a Northwestern University 8-week summer research program (Monday, June 24 - Friday, August 16) to learn new techniques and protocols in cancer research using physical sciences concepts and methodology.
    Deadline: March 1

  • Cargill Global Scholars Program

    Up to $5,000 | Leadership and enrichment activities | Academic and professional guidance 

    * US Citizen
    * Freshman or Sophomore in Engineering, Food Science, International Relations, Agriculture
    Learn more

  • Cargill Global Scholars- Deadline March 1, 2014

    The Cargill Global Scholars Program provides financial support ($2,500 for up to three years) and leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program. These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars’ leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decisions makers.

    Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing university students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.

    Who Can Apply?

    Applicants to the Cargill Global Scholars program must:

    1. Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the United States.
    2. Attend a partner university in the country of citizenship or permanent legal residency
    3. Be a first or second year university student
    4. Demonstrate high academic performance
    5. Demonstrate leadership potential

    Preference will be given to applicants who:

    1. Demonstrate financial need
    2. Specialize in fields of study that are identified as preferred fields (see each country’s guidelines)
    3. Are from a disadvantaged or underrepresented group within their country

    For more information on the specific requirements for your country and to see if you may be eligible for a Cargill Global Scholarship, please visit the FAQ Section.

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications online for next year.  The awards offered are:

    • Isabelle Purnell Education Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards
    • Make-A-Difference Awards - $2,000 each, three to five awards
    • Susan T. Haney Social Work Award - $3,000
    • Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award - $3,400

    You will be considered for all awards for which you are eligible.

    The Application Deadline is November 1, 5:00PM

    You will be notified via e-mail when your application is received.  In December or January you will be e-mailed again about the status of your application.  If you are a semifinalist you will be interviewed in late January or early February, with notification of all awards occurring shortly thereafter.  Study Abroad student interviews may be Skyped.  The winners will be feted at a Scholarship Awards Brunch in early March.

    Online application can be found here: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4438931

     

    Helpful hints on supporting documents can be found here: http://theillinoisclub.org/documents/scholarship/2013_SchAppSupportDocs.pdf

  • 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

     

  • College of Engineering Scholarships for Current Students

    The deadline for submitting your application to be considered for College of Engineering scholarships is 5pm on Friday, March 21st These scholarships include those that are directed to MEP students.  

     

    http://go.engineering.illinois.edu/APPLY

  • The Windy City AOC Scholarship Award Program

    The Windy City Association of Old Crows (WC-AOC) is extending their scholarship deadline to November 30th. This scholarship is open to Chicago-area college students in STEM and with an interest in National Defense. 

    For more information on submitting your application visit this link

  • Still looking for a summer internship? - Inventus Power

    Inventus Power has 4 intern positions available for this summer (~June 10- August 16). 
    * Sophomore+
    * US Citizen or Green Card
    * 3 Focus Factory Intern positions - ISE
    * 1 Quality Engineer position - MechSE/EE/ISE 

  • $500-$10,000 HENAAC Scholarship

    * STEM degree
    * Minimum GPA 3.0
    * Hispanic or strong presence in Hispanic community

    DEADLINE11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2018

  • Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

    Merit-based scholarships ranging from $500-$10,000. Will receive transportation support to the HENAAC Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL from September
    25 – 29, 2019. Deadline April 1, 2019.
    *Minimum GPA 3.0.  APPLY NOW!

  • Book Scholarship

    The University of Illinois Latina/o Alumni Association (IllinoisLLAA) invites current U of I students to apply for its 2013-2014 Illinois LLAA Book Scholarship.

    Deadline for submission:  September 20, 2013

  • Western Digital Scholarship

    The Western Digital Scholarship Program was established to help realize the potential of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The global program is committed to awarding up to $1 million in scholarships to encourage and assist students whose educational opportunities would be expanded by financial assistance. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit WesternDigital.com/scholarships.

    Application Due Date: April 3, 2019

    Questions can be directed toWesternDigitalFoundation@wdc.com.

  • Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

    $1,000.00 scholarship to be awarded.  

    Minimum criteria:

    a.  GPA of 3.0 or higher

    b.  Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning,finance, or logistics

    c.  Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.

    d.  Applicants for the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship must specifically address the issue of leadership on their personal statement.

    Applications must be returned to your local chapter no later than November 4, 2013

     

  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Students who demonstrate financial need and come from an underrepresented group will be eligible to receive a renewable $10,000 Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship. If you are a Freshman/sophomore undergraduate students with a 3.0 or above GPA you are encouraged to learn more about this opportunity here.

  • IURA

    The IURA program is a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors are responsible for promoting undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and helping the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2019 at 11:59pm

  • Bailey Scholarship Program

    The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at UIUC 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.  

    Apply online by February 15 

    Questions? Contact Kasey Umland

    Director, Bailey Scholarship Program | 217.337.1514 | bailey@universityymca.org