César E. Chávez/ Frida Kahlo Award

The César E. Chávez/ Frida Kahlo Award recognizes student leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the Latino community. Applicants should demonstrate the following: leadership in extra-curricular activities, a commitment to service in the community, academic excellence, and financial need. One recipient for each award will receive a non-renewable award of $1000 for the Fall 2017 semester. Applications and all supporting documents are due by May 15, 2017.


  • Good academic standing with a recommended GPA of 2.75 minimum
  • Students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours at UIC at the time of application
  • Student must maintain a full-time course load during the Fall 2017

To apply visit:

Latino Alumni Award

The Latino Alumni Award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and made significant contributions to their communities. One recipient for each award will receive a non-renewable award of $1000 for the Fall 2017 which may be used to cover tuition, books, or professional/ academic conference fees. Application and all supporting documents are due by May 19, 2017.


  • UIC Junior or Senior (60+ credit hrs.) in good academic standing with a recommended GPA of 2.5 minimum
  • Students should demonstrate leadership abilities through involvement and/or leadership roles
  • Student must maintain a full-time course load during the Fall 2017
  • Priority is given to students who qualify for in-state tuition

To apply visit:

Fall 2017 LARES Tuition Award Application, Deadline is Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:59pm 

The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program generally provides 10-12 semester tuition awards each academic year to full-time UIC undergraduate students. The award assists LARES students in obtaining a baccalaureate degree. The application and all supporting documents must be submitted by Monday, April 17, 2017 @  11:59 pm.

Apply Here: LARES Tuition Award

Scholarship List for Undocumented Students

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.

(PDF) Scholarships for Undoc Students May2017

IL Dream Fund

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.

For UIC Students: UIC SNAP 



Other Scholarships

Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
Ambassadorial Scholarships
American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships
American Psychological Association (APA) Scholarships and Fellowships
Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
Baptist Scholarships
Bell Labs Fellowships For Underrepresented Minorities
BOEING scholarships
Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship in Academic Medicine
College Board Scholarship Search
CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
Easley National Scholarship Program
FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form)
FastWEB Scholarship Search
Gates Millennium Scholarships
Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship
Guaranteed Scholarships
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
HESO- University of New Mexico
UIC Office of Special Scholarship Program Scholarship List
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Hispanic Dental Association
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Historically Black College and University Scholarships
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
INROADS internships
International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA >students in South Florida)
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship:
Kodak Filmmakers Scholarships</a
LINC TELACU Scholarship
Marine Corps Scholarships
Mazda foundation
McDonald Education Scholarships
Methodist Scholarships
Microsoft Scholarship Program
Minority Health Program
National Association of Black Journalists
New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education
Raquel M. and Alfredo Garza Scholarship (UIC)
Research Program for Women & Minorities Underrepresented in the Sciences
Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford
Ron Brown Scholarships
Roothbert Scholarship Fund
Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund (SALEF)
Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
Scholarship &Financial Aid Help
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships for Minorities
Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
Siemens Westinghouse Competition
Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)
State Farm Companies Foundation
Student Inventors Scholarships
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
UIC Honors College Scholarship List
UIC - Office of Special Scholarship Programs

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