Scholarships

LARES Transfer Scholar Award

The LARES Transfer Scholar Award, created in efforts to support transfer students, is a one-time $2, 000 award available for new transfer students. The  goal  of  this  award  is  to  assist transfer students  reach  their goal of obtaining a baccalaureate degree. Selection for this competitive award is based on merit and leadership. The award may be applicable toward tuition, fees and related school expenses.

Applications and all supporting documents are due by January 16th, 2019.

Applicants: LARES Transfer Scholar Award Application 

Recommenders: Submit Letter of Recommendation

LARES Tuition Award

LARES provides tuition awards each semester to full-time UIC undergraduate students. The award assists LARES students in obtaining a baccalaureate degree. Candidates are considered based on merit and leadership. Application for the Spring 2019 semester is now closed.

Fall 2019 Application Available January 2019.


César E. Chávez / Frida Kahlo Award 

Recognizes student leaders who demonstrate a commitment to service in the Latino community, academic excellence, and financial need. Eligible applicants must be UIC Junior or Senior standing (60+ credits), in good academic standing and have a minimum of 2.75 GPA to apply. The recipient will receive a non-renewable award of $1000 for the Spring 2019 semester.

Fall 2019 Application Available January 2019.

 

Latino Alumni Award

Awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities, co-curricular involvement and made significant contributions to their communities. Eligible applicants must be UIC Junior or Senior standing (60+ credits), in good academic standing and have a minimum of 2.80 GPA to apply. One recipient will receive a non-renewable award of $1000 for the Spring 2019 semester which may be used to cover tuition, books, or professional/ academic conference fees. Financial need will also be considered.

Fall 2019 Application Available January 2019.

LARES First-Year Scholar Award

The LARES First-Year Scholar Award was established in effort to support the academic success of incoming first-year students at UIC. The award may be applied toward tuition, fees, and other educational related expenses.

Fall 2019 Application Available Summer 2019.

 

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

UIC SnAP

Other Scholarships

List of other scholarships available to LARES members, sorted alphabetically.