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Undergraduate Scholarships

The College of Education offers several scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Urban Elementary Education or Human Development and Learning.

$5 for 4 Scholarships and Promise Fund Scholarships Heading link

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.

Aimee Strawn Math and Science Scholarship in Urban Education Heading link

Application Deadline: October 31 | Decisions Announced 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.

Janet Currer Stewart Scholarships in Education Heading link

Deadline: October 31 | Decisions Announced December 15

This fund is used to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the UIC College of Education. Preference shall be given to transfer students with a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewable for up to two years as long as the recipient continues in good academic standing in the College of Education.


Make an Impact Scholarship Heading link

Deadline: October 31 | Decisions Announced December 15

The Make an Impact Scholarship helps support undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. All currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate students can apply. Students must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need in the application essay.

Naomi Kaye Scholarship Heading link

Deadline: October 31 | Decisions Announced December 15

The Naomi Kaye Scholarship supports undergraduate students. Based on merit, the scholarship 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.

Call Me MiSTER (for students applying to UIC) Heading link

For prospective students applying to their first year of college. Must also apply to the Urban Education major to qualify.

The mission of the Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. The program includes tuition support, among other opportunities.