Miscellaneous Scholarships Listing

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. For questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

Deadline varies or is not available:

AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program - women over the age of 45 who are applying for post-secondary, trade, graduate or professional schools; financial need is a consideration

American Association of University Women - various fields; to support women pursuing degrees, research and post-doctoral experiences

CollegeZone.com - (FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ONLY) the State of Illinois' website for funding for college-aged students

The Garden Club of America - scholarships for the promotion of gardening, conservation and civic engagement

Glamour Magazine Top 10 College Women - annual competition by the national women's magazine to identify 10 outstanding female college juniors

Golden Key International Honour Society - over $600,000 in scholarships for society members

Grants to Individuals Search Engine - Michigan State University Library's site for seeking out individual grants by field of study

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Fellowships - for recent college graduates interested in developing leadership and public policy experience

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Scholarship - various fields; requires student membership in JACL and submission of materials through a local JACL chapter

Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarships - various fields; for undergraduate, professional and graduate students who are Polish-American

LatinoCollegeDollars.org - a website and scholarship search engine dedicated to scholarships for Latino college students

NAACP Scholarships - several scholarships, variety of fields; some require membership in the NAACP

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants - funds for projects in research, conservation or exploration

Talbots Scholarship Foundation Awards - (10) $15,000 scholarships and (1) $30,000 scholarship to women who are pursuing a college degree later in life (late 20s to 60s)

UIC Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) - scholarship listings for UIC Latino and Latina students

UNCF Scholarships - variety of awards from partners and sponsors with the UNCF to undergraduate and graduate students; preference for African American students and students at UNCF Member Colleges

August:

American Fire Sprinkler Association Second Chance Scholarship Contest - for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who received a high school diploma; complete a registration page, read a fire safety essay and take a 10-question multiple choice test to qualify for up to 10 entries to win one of five ($1,000) scholarships; funding to go towards college expenses

UIC Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Tuition Award - (FALL TRANSFERS) for UIC undergraduates only, one-time, one-semester tuition waiver, to new Honors College transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, have a minimum of a 3.5 transfer GPA, and are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours during the term in which they apply

UIC Transfer Merit Tuition Award - (FALL TRANSFERS) for UIC undergraduates only, given on a competitive basis to new transfer students entering UIC in the fall; must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at UIC, have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.25 on a minimum of 45 transfer credits, and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours in the fall term

September:

Polish American Association Lyczko Scholarship - for students of Polish descent pursuing undergraduate degrees at an accredited university

Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship - for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students, allies OR the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents; must retain permanent residence in the AEF service area (all Illinois counties except: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and attend any accredited post-secondary educational facility; awards range $1,000-$5,000

October:

Asian Women in Business Scholarship – for females of Asian or Pacific Islander descent; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA and either demonstrated a leadership role in a community endeavor and/or a record of entrepreneurial achievement; awards of $2,500

Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship - (UIC UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY) nine scholarships for current UIC foreign students, and one scholarship for an UIC American national; all fields

Everett and Florence Drumright Scholarships - (FOR UIC UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY) all majors, who are American-born of Chinese descent (offered in both fall and spring semesters)

Frank Educational Fund | Association to Unite the Democracies - (FALL DEADLINE) supports thesis or dissertation work relating to international integration and/or federalism and coursework that places major weight on international integration; or independent study project relating to international integration and federalism to be conducted as part of a graduate program

Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship - (FOR STUDENTS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ONLY) for full-time undergraduate Latino students whose home residence is in Illinois and are attending an Illinois college or university; awards of $2,000

Komen College Scholarship Program - must be a U.S. citizen, or documented permanent resident of the U.S. (or US Territory); have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer OR Must be a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 25 years or younger; a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior plannning to attend a state-supported college or university in the state where they permanently reside (students in Washington DC can attend state-supported schools in Maryland or Virginia); have a GPA of 2.8 or higher; no older than 25 years old; and be a driven advocate for breast cancer education and research who is able to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service per semester; awards of $10,000 a year for up to four years

La Unidad Latina Foundation (Fall) - educational scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1000

November:

Harvey Fellows Program | Mustard Seed Foundation - Christians; various fields; graduate work

December:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - various fields, awards and deadlines, for Hispanic students in high school, community college, or at a four-year university

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship - scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada

January:

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust - open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States -- undergraduates with only one year remaining and graduates students planning defense of their thesis/dissertation at the end of the following academic year; minimum of ten (10) fellowships -- $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students -- are awarded for one year (non-renewable and non-postponable)

Pan-Hellenic Scholarship Foundation - awards for Greek American students attending or planning to attend four-year universities in pursuit of a bachelor's degree

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award - a $10,000 stipend for a graduating senior to pursue a public service project anywhere in the world for one year before proceeding to graduate school or a career

UIC Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Tuition Award - (SPRING TRANSFERS) for UIC undergraduates only, one-time, one-semester tuition waiver, to new Honors College transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, have a minimum of a 3.5 transfer GPA, and are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours during the term in which they apply

UIC Transfer Merit Tuition Award - (SPRING TRANSFERS) for UIC undergraduates only, given on a competitive basis to new transfer students entering UIC in the fall; must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at UIC, have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.25 on a minimum of 45 transfer credits, and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours in the fall term

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships - open to all fields; two awards open to women graduates of any American institution; awards made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate school for the following year

Young People For (YP4) Fellowship - for all undergraduate students; leadership development program focusing on identifying, engaging and empowering young progressive leaders to effect positive change on their campuses and in their communities

February:

American Foreign Service Association Youth Scholarships - various fields; for dependents (children) of active or retired Foreign Service Officers

Avery Brundage Scholarship - (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS STUDENTS ONLY) scholarship for students at the three U of I campuses with demonstrated athletic ability, where athletics has played a significant part in their development

Bank of America Joe Martin Scholarship - available for college or vocational schools to dependents of associates who have been employed by Bank of America for at least 1 year; dependents of deceased, disabled, or retired associates also are eligible; awards range from $1,000-$5,000

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund - for undergraduate or graduate students of Greek descent between the ages of 17 and 25; enrolled at an accredited college or university

HIAS Chicago Undergraduate Scholarship - for full-time students who are Jewish immigrants to the U.S. and applied for Permanent Residency (i.e. a “Green Card”) or Citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago between January 1, 2001 and the present; must have lived in the U.S. since March 1, 2010 or earlier and demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, assistance to your community, and a well thought out educational plan

HIAS Chicago Graduate Scholarship - for full-time graduate or professional students who are Jewish immigrants to the U.S. and received assistance from HIAS Chicago at any time; must have lived in U.S. for at least two years and demonstrate financial need

Illinois Dream Scholarship – for undocumented students who have resided with his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) while attending high school in Illinois and have an Illinois high school diploma or equivalent; must be an incoming freshman, current undergraduate or transfer student who possesses at least a 2.5/4.0 GPA

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish college and graduate students pursuing degrees in the "helping" professions

La Unidad Latina Foundation (Spring) - educational scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1000

Roothbert Fund Scholarships - (PLEASE NOTE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT WHEN REVIEWING) for men and women in need of financial aid to further their education; principal focus is grants ($2,000-$3,000) to undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities; seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them

Scholarship Association for UIC - (FOR CURRENT, CONTINUING, FULL-TIME UIC STUDENTS ONLY) over 50 awards, for various majors; undergraduate and graduate students, ranging from $500-$5,000

UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - scholarships available for UIC students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

March:

Asian Pacific Fund - various fields; 16 different scholarships supporting undergraduate and graduate students of Asian & Pacific Islander backgrounds

Hispanic College Fund College and Career Institute Scholarship for Puerto Rican students - preference for students in Puerto Rico; must be a U.S. citizen with a 3.0 GPA or better and Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent; scholarships from $500-$5,000; must be full-time undergraduate

Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund - for women ages 35 and older pursuing and associate's or first bachelor's degree; low-income/need is considered

JW Saxe Prize - award for undergraduate or graduate students for supplemental funding in taking a low-pay or no-pay public service internship or position

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund - Hispanic students; must apply through a local LULAC council (info on website)

Tillman Military Scholars - for military veterans or active-duty service members and their spouses to pursue undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees at a public or private US-based four-year institutios; renewable awards

UIC Office of Student Affairs - for UIC undergraduate students in all majors

April:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships - Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities, demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future; no GPA or academic major requirement

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - grants to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing social justice and activism

Frank Educational Fund | Association to Unite the Democracies - (SPRING DEADLINE) supports thesis or dissertation work relating to international integration and/or federalism and coursework that places major weight on international integration; or independent study project relating to international integration and federalism to be conducted as part of a graduate program

Islamic Scholarship Fund - awards for Muslim students studying social sciences, humanities and law, and are active in their communities

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships- Italian American college students, various fields

Polish National Alliance Scholarship Program - any field, for current undergraduate students of Polish descent, who are members of the alliance

UIC Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - (FOR UIC STUDENTS ONLY) any discipline; undergraduate and graduate/professional school students; African American, Hispanic and Native American Indian or Alaskan Native students

United Methodist Church Scholarships - for students in all fields who are active, full members of a United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying; are enrolled in or have been admitted to a degree program in an accredited college or university WITHIN the United States; and are maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or above

May:

Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship Program - ($10 application fee from foundation) scholarships in the amount of $1,500 per year applicable to tuition, room, board and books at U.S. accredited educational institutions; renewable for up to four years

HACU-Southwest Airlines Travel Grant - funding air travel for undergraduate and graduate students who go to school away from home

Iranian-American Scholarship Fund - for current undergraduate and graduate students (no freshmen or PhD students) with verifiable Iranian heritage who are current U.S. citizens or permanent residents; demonstrated financial need and commitment to community service

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Joseph Cardinal Bernadin Scholarship - (CHICAGO AREA RESIDENTS ONLY) for males who are full Italian or 50% Italian ancestry; either already enrolled in an accredited college/university or a senior in high school accepted for enrollment by an accredited college/university; must have 3.75/4.0 GPA or above; one award of $2,000

Korean American Community Services (KACS) Sei Won Kim Scholarship - for Korean American students in the Chicago area planning careers in human services, public health or other related fields

Korean Resource Center Dream Scholarship Fund - for students who identify as Korean American or Asian and Pacific Islander American; must demonstrate financial need and achievement in the arts, community service, sports or other activities

NCAA Division I Degree Completion Award Program - (FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES ONLY) assists student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility for institutional financial aid (in five years); must have completed eligibility for athletics-related aid at a Division I member institution before applying and be within 30 semester hours of their degree requirements; recipients get an amount equivalent to tuition and fees, and they will also receive a book allowance based on the number of hours in which they are enrolled

Ora Lee Sanders $1,000 Scholarship - any field, sponsored by the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition

June:

The Christophers Video Contest for College Students - for undergraduate and graduate students; film or video creations
(5 minutes or less in length) to best communicate the message and mission of The Christophers and its belief that
one person can make a difference; cash prizes of up to $2,000

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarship - for students preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time OR already current full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university; must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities

Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) Scholarship - various fields; Hispanic students currently enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university in Illinois

July:

Korean American Scholarship Foundation - various fields; for high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate/professional school students