Funding for Grad Concentrators

Many graduate students find themselves needing money to sustain themselves as they pursue their educational goals. Below, we have made a list of just a few of the ways in which graduate students can find extra financial support.

UIC Graduate College

The Graduate College at UIC has a number of resources for graduate students looking for funding for their programs. Below are just a few options. For more information, please contact the Graduate College Fellowship office for more information: 312.355.3456.

UIC Funding Opportunities

UIC Graduate College Fellowship Office
This office is open all UIC graduate students applying for internal fellowships, external fellowships, or just looking for general graduate funding.

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U of I Graduate Awards
Graduate students at UIC are eligible to apply for a number of awards provided for students just at UIC as well as students enrolled in the University of Illinois system. These awards are as follows – click the name of the award for further information.

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Graduate Student Travel Awards
Graduate College Student Travel Awards are intended to help defray the travel expenses of graduate students who are presenters of research or scholarly work at a meeting of a nationally-recognized scientific or scholarly society.

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Outside Awards, Scholarships and Funding

AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants
Awards for doctoral candidates, women making career changes/advancement, and seed money for educational equity projects benefiting women and girls.

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Fellowships and Awards (The Ada Project)
The Ada Project focuses on women in computer science, so most but not all of the fellowships and awards listed here are directed at women in science and technology.

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NWSA Awards and Scholarships
Awards for lesbian studies, Jewish women's studies, and for women of color.

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Scholarships, Fellowships, & Postdoctoral Awards for Women
Large, well-organized site with a searchable database. In addition to a section for women, there are sections devoted to subject areas such as Computer Sciences & Engineering and sections for specific racial/ethnic groups such as African Americans, Ethnic Groups & Studies, Hispanic Americans, Minorities, Native Americans, as well as a host of other sections.

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Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards
Awards to assist women entering or re-entering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training they need to improve their employment status. Applicants must be female heads of household who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Recipients may use their awards for any expenses related to their educational pursuits, such as tuition, books, housing, child care, and transportation.

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Financial Aid for Women in IT
In spite of the title, the listing covers many sources of aid for women regardless of field. It covers both undergraduate and graduate education.

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