Scholarships & Honors

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Rewarding Excellence

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) awards more than 20 scholarships each year to current UIC students in good academic standing. LAS offers a balance of merit-based and financial need-based scholarships. Awards range from $400 to a full year's tuition.

All LAS scholarships available to current students can be found within the UIC Scholarships and Awards Program (UIC SnAP). UIC SnAP is a campus-wide scholarship management system from Academic Works.  It provides continuing UIC students with a single portal to view and apply for all scholarships across UIC.  Browse the list below or visit to explore scholarship options for which you qualify. You can also contact staff within the Academic Department you are enrolled in to learn if additional scholarships exist specific to your major.


LAS Scholarships for 2019-20
Application Period: 9/1/19-12/1/19

  1. Peter James Barbato Scholarship
  2. Al and Betty Brauner and Scott Brauner Endowment Scholarship
  3. Reynaldo R. Caudillo Scholarship
  4. Robert Corley Memorial Scholarship
  5. Eakman Scholarship
  6. Mario V. & Edith J. Gambardella Student Award
  7. Raquel M. & Alfredo Garza Memorial Scholarship
  8. James A. Hagan Endowed Scholarship
  9. Eugenia R. Jacobson and Max M. Jacobson M.D. Memorial Scholarship
  10. Professor Richard M. Johnson and Karen A. Egerer LAS Study Abroad Scholarship
  11. Merrill C. Kenna and Brent D. Nicholson Scholarship
  12. Peter and Elsie May Klassen Memorial Award
  13. Walter and Mary Knorowski Prize
  14. Olive Chacey Kuehn and Alfred L. Kuehn Scholarship
  15. Adam Kuhn Scholarship
  16. LAS Alumni Merit Award
  17. LAS Endowed Scholarship
  18. Jeff E. Lewis Scholarship
  19. James McNulty Study Abroad Scholarship
  20. PNA-Hugh Hill Endowed Scholarship
  21. Robert and Mary Anne Schneider Scholarship
  22. Bernard Shaw Prize
  23. Eugene and Mary Tappero Endowed Scholarship
  24. Dorothy Thelander Memorial Scholarship
  25. Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund Scholarship

Please visit UIC SnAP for scholarship descriptions, prerequisites, and applications. The minimum eligibility requirements for scholarships vary. Read carefully the descriptions for each scholarship within UIC SnAP to see their unique eligibility requirements. It is possible to be eligible for and awarded multiple scholarships. Applications are only available during the listed application period and for those who meet the minimum requirements.

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College and Campus Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society, inviting into membership outstanding seniors who have attained a liberal arts education with demonstrated breadth and depth. Only 280 colleges or universities shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

New student members of Phi Beta Kappa are accomplished students (minimum 3.7 GPA) with advanced standing and are elected by faculty and university staff who themselves are members.  Elections at UIC occur once a year, usually during the week of spring break.

For more information about becoming a member at UIC, contact your academic advisor, the chapter secretary or the chapter president.

Robert Bruhl, Chapter President
(312) 413-3775

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