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LARES First Year Scholar Award

LARES FY Scholar Award

Application window for the 2024-2025 academic year will close Friday, August 9, 2024.

The LARES First-Year Scholar Award was established to support the academic success of incoming first-year UIC students. Recipients are recognized for their leadership and high school involvement. The $1,500 award must be applied toward tuition, fees, and educational related expenses.


  • Must be a first-year incoming UIC student.
  • Must be enrolled in the LARES program. Please visit the following link to sign up for the program:
  • Must have a minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) throughout the first academic year at UIC.
  • Must qualify for in-state tuition.

To be considered for this award, students will need to: 

  • Visit
  • Select “Sign In With Your Institution”.
  • Complete the general UIC SnAP application.
  • When finished, click on “Finish and Submit”.
  • Go to the “Opportunities” tab and search “LARES First-Year Scholar Award”; click “Apply”.
  • Complete required supplemental questions.
  • Click “Finish and Submit”.

Apply here!

For more information-

Contact: Heading link

Luis Duarte

Executive Director, LARES