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Spring 2017 LARES Tuition Award Application. Must Be Completed and Turned in By: Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 5pm!
The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program generally provides 10 to 12-semester tuition awards each academic year for full-time undergraduate UIC students. The award assists LARES students to reach their goal of obtaining a baccalaureate degree. The application must be submitted with all supporting documents to the LARES office (1200 W. Harrison, Suite 2640) by Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 5pm.
Click Here to Access and Download the Tuition Award: LARES Award Application SP17
Undergraduate – UIC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, Deadline September 9, 2016
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American clergyman and civil rights leader, was born in 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an active Baptist minister and a moving orator who gained national prominence by advocating passive resistance to segregation. Some examples of his work include a year-long boycott (1955-56) against the segregated bus lines in Montgomery, Alabama, the creation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as a base for nonviolent marches, protests, and demonstrations for Black rights, the 1963 March at Washington D.C. and the 1965 voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama. In recognition for his contributions to society, Dr. King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. He continued his work throughout the late 1960′s with opposition to the war in Vietnam and other efforts against economic discrimination. In 1968, while planning a multiracial Poor People’s March in support of antipoverty legislation, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship program was established in 1985 at UIC to recognize underrepresented students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice through community service. In an effort to keep Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.’s dream alive, these meritorious and/or monetary awards are given to undergraduates, graduates and professional students. The general application must be completed to be considered for this opportunity. Two recommendations are required, one recommendation must be from a be from a UIC faculty member who has taught the student in the classroom and/or laboratory setting, and can assess the student’s potential for graduate study.
Nine $2,000 undergraduate scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Past undergraduate recipients of the award may reapply.
For more information about the scholarship and to apply please log onto: UIC SNAP
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship, Deadline October 2, 2016.
The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) was established in 2002 as a strong voice and resource for the Illinois Latino population and for those that work and live within Latino communities statewide. Through its annual statewide conference and the ILLCF Public Policy Institute, the Foundation seeks to empower Latinos to confront critical issues affecting their communities and to increase access to federal, state and community programs in such areas as employment, education, community and social services, health care, and housing.
Each year, the members of the ILLCF select deserving young people of good character and high academic achievement to receive Foundation scholarships to help them achieve their educational objectives. This year, approximately twenty-five scholarships of $2,000 each will be granted to undergraduate college students whose home residence is in Illinois. An application form is attached and it can also be downloaded from the ILLCF web-site (www.illcf.org). The deadline for application is Sunday, October 2, 2016 at midnight, and scholarships will be awarded on November 18, 2016, during the ILLCF scholarship luncheon at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Scholarship checks will be delivered/paid directly to the student’s college or university to apply toward the student’s tuition and fees. Scholarship checks will not be paid directly to the individual student.
We encourage all scholarship applicants to use the NEW online scholarship application. Please click the link below to fill out the online scholarship application:
As an undocumented student or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) student, you do not qualify for state or federal financial aid. However, you might be eligible for scholarships from private foundations or community organizations. Below is a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.
The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow.
Students attending a 2-yr or 4-yr college will be eligible to apply for $2,000 or $6,000 scholarships, respectively. The scholarship application should be available on the Dream Fund website on November 21. Deadline: Waiting for updates for the 2016 calender.
For UIC Students: UIC SNAP
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