Scholarships and Other Opportunities

Bailey Undergraduate Scholarship

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.

Deadline: February 15

More information to apply online here.


Cargill Global Scholars Program

Applications are now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program – a 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S. college students to travel to leadership development seminars.

Deadline: March 1

More information to apply online here.


DaRin Butz Foundation Research Scholars program

  • $5000 stipend for 10 weeks in the summer
  • Close working relationship with a research mentor
  • Gain an understanding of what graduate school entails

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Apply using the online form.


SRAM Internship

SRAM is a global manufacturer of bicycle components, headquarted in Chicago, looking for students to participate in their 2019 Summer Internship Program.

Apply online here.


City of Champaign Public Works Internship

Engineering Interns will assist with City engineering services, construction site inspections, infrastructure mapping and data management projects.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2019

Apply online here.


NCSA Undergrad or Grad Hourly Programmer

Hours per Week: up to 20

Job Duration: As soon as possible continuing through Summer 2019

Location: National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Contact: Kenton McHenry (

Description, Requirements and Skills: We are looking for a number of students to work as part of a software team to develop a novel platform for the seamless and intuitive integration of an increasingly rich world of internet services.  The work aims to address a broad spectrum of needs, from the bringing together of on-campus student services, to addressing needs within the rapidly grown smart communities initiatives currently underway around the world. Qualified students should be skilled in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Java) with the ability to learn more if needed. Experience with web services, container technologies (e.g. Docker) and familiarity with cross-platform mobile app development frameworks (e.g. Flutter, React Native) is preferred.


Engineering for Bouncing Back (EBB) REU 2019

Oregon University is offering summer internships for undergraduate students interested in hands-on interdisciplinary research on the topic of Resilience. EBB will award approximately 10 fellowships of $5,000 per student along with travel and subsistence support.  The program will last ten weeks from June 17 to August 23, 2019. Students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and will develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities.

More information can be found here

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