Scholarships for University of Illinois at Chicago Students

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at UIC

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship program was established in 1985 at UIC to recognize underrepresented students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice through community service. In an effort to keep Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.‘s dream alive, these meritorious and/or monetary awards are given to undergraduates, graduates and professional students. The general application must be completed to be considered for this opportunity. Two recommendations are required, one recommendation must be from a UIC faculty member who has taught the student in the classroom and/or laboratory setting, and can assess the student’s potential for graduate study.


Seven $2,000 undergraduate scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. Undergraduate recipients of the award during the 2018-2019 academic year may reapply. Undergraduate students who are already receiving the scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year should not reapply.

UIC Office of Special Scholarship Programs

Multiple scholarships for students in numerous majors, colleges, and academic programs are available year-round.

Scholarship Association Awards for UIC Students
This year the Scholarship Association for UIC will be providing seventeen (17) scholarships for currently enrolled UIC students ranging in value from $400 to $2,000. Awards are generally for students of any major and also include recognition for academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and financial need. The students are urged to apply early in case they will be considered for an award that requires letters of recommendation! March 1st is the deadline.

Al & Betty Brauner Endowment Scholarship
This scholarship is for LAS student(s) with financial need who may otherwise be unable to attend UIC. Preference shall be given to underprivileged students, such as those whose primary residence during high school was public housing and/or temporary housing due to homelessness. The scholarship is open to all LAS undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated significant financial need regardless of major, GPA or credit hours completed. Award amounts have yet to be determined, but the College hopes to award significant renewable funds to be used for direct educational costs incurred by the recipient, including tuition, fees, books, housing and meals. Deadline to apply is July 12th. Contact the UIC LAS Scholarship Office at

Hilda Lopez-Arce Scholarship
Each year the Hilda López-Arce Scholarship Selection Committee in conjunction with the Latina Network, Subcommittee of the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos award a $500 scholarship to a student who exhibits leadership qualities and who has made contributions to the Latino community. One student is selected each session regardless of their residency status. Deadline for the Spring session is the 1st of December prior.

CME Group Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist African American and Latino students who are current or rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors or rising juniors, seniors, or graduate students enrolled in the 41 MS Finance degree program.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin. The deadline is typically mid-April yearly.  While this year's deadline has passed, please keep this scholarship in mind for the future.