Scholarships and Other Opportunities

Cargill Global Scholars Program

The Cargill Global Scholars Program annually awards ten scholarships nationally to undergraduate freshman and sophomore students in fields including:   Agriculture (and related fields), Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Science, and International Relations. Last year, three of the ten nationally-selected Cargill Scholars were Illini!

Cargill Global Scholars receive an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to two years, participate in a fully-funded three-day leadership seminar during the first year of the program and a fully funded Global Leadership Seminar to be held at one of Cargill’s global locations during the second year of the program, and are paired with a Cargill leader who will serve as a mentor.

On February 13th, the National and International Scholarship Program will be holding an information session from 2:00-3:00 pm to share more about this opportunity.

Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois – Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply.

For more information or to apply online, visit:

Deadline: February 16

Fred S. Bailey International Service Travel Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

The FRED S. BAILEY INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS offers scholarships of $600-1800 dollars to University of Illinois undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students leading international service projects who plan to travel within the specified period.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip’s potential impact on the student’s learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need. If selected, all recipients must participate in a 7-week online pre-departure course.

To learn more and apply, visit:

(For trips that occur between May 1, 2020 – January 17, 2021)

Deadline: February 24, 2020

Internship with Motiva Technologies

Motiva Technologies is looking for a mechanical engineering student to work in their growing product development department. This position requires mechanical aptitude, as well as the ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese. In this position, you will work with the Product Development Team and Chinese suppliers to design and develop products that meet the needs of a wide variety of customers.

Position Summary: The Mechanical Engineer Intern is responsible for working with potential new customers to identify product needs and requirements, as well as working with suppliers to develop products to meet these needs.

Applicants can email a resume and cover letter to us with the subject “Motiva Marketing Intern Application” to

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