Each year, UIC undergraduate students receive a variety of national and international fellowships, scholarships, and grants.

We are very proud of UIC students for their efforts in discovering, preparing, and applying for external fellowships. Congratulations!

Please note, while this list includes fellowships that OEF offers assistance with, it is not an exhaustive list of recipients. 

Fulbright Grant

Fulbright recipients are granted one year to study, conduct research, or teach in one of 150 countries.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to college students who intend to pursue research careers in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State. It offers intensive summer language institutes in 14 critical foreign languages.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Provides full tuition plus a generous living stipend for the graduate program of your choice at the University of Cambridge.

Rangel Fellowship

This fellowship offers funding for two-year graduate programs in international affairs, mentorship within the US State Department, paid internships and other professional development, all to facilitate entry into the US Foreign Service.

HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge Scholarship is a merit-based, full-tuition award for graduating seniors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions for one year of academic study at the University of Chicago.

Lincoln Laureate

The Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award is presented to one senior from each of the four-year degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Rhodes Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship provides full funding for graduate study (or a second bachelor’s degree) at the University of Oxford in the UK.