Eugertha Bates Memorial Award

Eugertha Bates was a UIC Civil Service support staff employee who dedicated her University career to working with students.  Mama Bates, as she was affectionately known, could always be found in the Student Information Network (SINC) ready to lend an ear, give advice, or even bus fare to a UIC student.  She died in December 1989 after a lengthy illness.   The UIC Staff Advisory Council established the Eugertha Bates Memorial Award in 1990.  The award is a memorial to Eugertha Bates, her dedication to UIC students, support staff, and the campus community.  

The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award is awarded to a UIC Freshman or a continuing, full-time undergraduate student at UIC registered for at least 12 hours per semester, whose parent or parents are full-time UIC Civil Service Employee(s). Preference will be given to students continuing to study at UIC after Spring 2014 (NOT GRADUATING). The scholarship is presented in April and the amount of the scholarship for 2014 is $400.00


  1. Applicant's parent or legal guardian must be a full-time employee on the support staff at UIC;
  2. Must be a continuing full-time undergraduate student (not graduating);
  3. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA and, if a freshman, be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class
  4. Must have three letters of recommendation once it has been confirmed that you are being considered for this award.

To apply, please complete the steps for application process. Application deadline February 28, 2014