Undergraduate Opportunities


Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) is accepting applications for nine competitive scholarship awards available to students across all colleges and academic disciplines. Each scholarship provides between $1,000 and $5,000 to the recipients for the 2015-2016 year. Information about each scholarship and the online application are available on the OVCSA website at http://vcsa.uic.edu/scholarships/ The application deadline for these awards is Monday, March 30, 2015. I ask your assistance in disseminating this information to students. If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application process, please contact Kara Holloway in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at  <ovcsa at uic dot edu.>

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) program is an annual competition pairing undergraduate research assistants with LAS faculty mentors to undertake research projects for one year or one semester. Undergraduate Research Assistants receive a $2500.00 award ($1250.00 per semester), and Faculty Mentors receive a $1500.00 grant for project costs. To learn more about LASURI, visit us online at http://lasuri.las.uic.edu, or send an email to LASURI @ uic.edu.

The Maurice Prize Competition is intended to foster innovation, creativity, originality, ingenuity, and resourcefulness among undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This is an annual competition for a prize of $5,000, for which all undergraduates at UIC are eligible to compete, using their own creativity and innovation in solving a problem of importance to them, therefore deepening their breadth of knowledge about themselves and their abilities. Please contact the Evaluation Committee co-chairs with specific questions or for further information about the history, purpose, or other details related to the Maurice Prize, or if you may require any accommodations to participate in the Competition: Brian Cousins, Director UIC Campus Recreation bcuz @ uic.edu


Applications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program are now open. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns assigned to one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. Interns perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Applications close October 1.

Michigan State University will host the Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry on October 5th , 2013 (http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/MSUR/ ). All faculty and undergraduate researcher participants will receive financial support (no conference fee, a night in a hotel is covered for non-MSU participants). Please, encourage your talented undergraduates to apply.