Graduate Student Scholarships

In order to deliver an exceptional educational experience to students, the College of Education seeks to address the financial needs of students and reward academic achievement.  Through the generosity of donors, the College of Education offers scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement and career aims.

Scholarships offered by specific programs

Some of our graduate programs offer scholarships for specific tracks and areas of study:

$5 for 4 Scholarships and Promise Fund Scholarships

Deadline: Rolling

The $5 for 4 Scholarship and the Promise Fund Scholarship help to support students who display an immediate financial need that will impede their continued enrollment in the College of Education.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in College of Education programs, in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. Student with immediate financial needs should contact Dr. Gena Flynn, Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Aimee Strawn Math and Science Scholarship in Urban Education

Deadline: October 31 | Decision on December 15

This scholarship is being offered to students who are specializing in the teaching of mathematics and science to urban elementary school students in Chicago in memory of Professor Aimee Strawn.

This scholarship is offered during Fall semesters only. Please revisit in September for updates.

UIC Urban Teacher Scholarship

Deadlines: October 31 and February 15 | Decisions on December 15 and April 1

The UIC Urban Teacher Scholarship helps support current MEd students who intend to become certified teachers in Chicago Public Schools. To be eligible students must be enrolled in one of the following MEd programs: Science Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or Language, Literacies, and Learning.

Naomi Kaye Scholarship

Deadline: February 15 | Decision on April 1

The Naomi Kaye Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes students’ strengths as exhibited by their course performance and grade point average. Secondary consideration is given to financial need as demonstrated in the statement of financial need.