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SnAP! is UIC’s internal scholarship information system. If you are a UIC student, you can log in using your UIC netid and password. SnAP will show you a list of scholarships that you qualify for based on a number of criteria including major, financial need, GPA, and other factors.
The Alma Cruz Zamudio Empowerment Scholarship
The Alma Cruz Zamudio Empowerment Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship dedicated to helping first-generation students of color at the University of Illinois Chicago who show a commitment to helping their community and want to continue the legacy of Alma C. Zamudio. The scholarship is open to UIC juniors and seniors and graduate students who demonstrate leadership and commitment to community organizing and social justice in areas including but not limited to: affordable housing, immigration, transportation, workers’ rights, and environmental justice.
Two $2,000 scholarships will be provided for the fall 2022 semester.
– UIC Junior or Senior undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time the award is allocated.
– UIC Graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time the award is allocated.
– Student should be enrolled in at least part-time status.
– First-generation college student of color.
Application and Selection:
– The application and all supporting documents must be submitted by deadline.
– At least one letter of recommendation from UIC Advisor or UIC Professor on official UIC letterhead.
– A 600-word personal essay that answers three questions. Questions provided in the application.
– Unofficial UIC transcript.
Submit supporting documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application window for 2023, TBA.