Office of Special Scholarship Programs


The Office of Special Scholarship Programs (OSSP) assists current UIC undergraduate and professional school students in searching and applying for nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships and external scholarship awards. We provide information about available awards, advice on application preparation, and assistance throughout the scholarship application process. We do not award scholarships, and our services are available to current UIC undergraduates and professional students only.

Graduate students: you may contact Marie Khan, Fellowships and Finanicial Aid Coordinator, Graduate College, for more information related to funding for your degree programs or visit this page on the Graduate College website.

We don't simply provide a list of awards. We help students present themselves clearly and effectively for awards that best suit their needs. Our director, Beth Powers, can offer guidance on communication about academic achievement, co-curricular involvement, life experiences and financial need. Students are welcome at any point in their degree program, and are encouraged to plan ahead to prepare the strongest possible scholarship applications.


Office of Special Scholarship Programs
2506 University Hall
601 S. Morgan St. (MC 115)
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(312) 355-2477
(312) 355-1233 (FAX)


Looking for assistance in starting your scholarship search?

  1. Download an OSSP Information Form
    Microsoft Word version
  2. Fill the form out as thoroughly as possible
  3. Attach the completed form and a copy of your resume in an email and send your completed form to OSSP (
  4. We will contact you shortly after receipt of your form to suggest scholarship resources to you, or to schedule an appointment for you to come in and speak to someone further

**Please note -- You are NOT filling out a scholarship application -- you are filling out an INFORMATION form.

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8.21.13 UIC Deadline for: Marshall - Mitchell - Rhodes - Gates Cambridge Scholarships

9.13.13 UIC Fulbright Fellowship Deadline

Thinking about what to do after you graduate? Consider applying for a nationally-competitive scholarship or fellowship!

For UIC FACULTY/STAFF: Nominate your student!