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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 UREF offers assistance with, it is not an exhaustive list of recipients. 

Fulbright US Student Program Heading link

Fulbright recipients are funded for a full academic year to study, conduct research, or teach in one of 140+ countries.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Heading link

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

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Heading link

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

Truman Scholarship Heading link

The Truman Scholarship was created to support young leaders who are committed to building careers in public service. For current juniors, it provides up to $30,000 in funding towards a future graduate/professional degree.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Heading link

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

Rhodes Scholarship Heading link

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.

Rangel Fellowship Heading link

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.

Lincoln Laureate Heading link

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.

HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship Heading link

The Bridge Scholarship was 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. It has been discontinued.