Scholarships & Honors

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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.

Check back in September 2020 to apply for LAS Scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.

LAS Scholarships for 2020-21 - Applications are now closed.
Application Period: September 2019-January 2020

*Selected study abroad scholarships have application periods of January 2020-March 2020.

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