Graduate Blog

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October 1, 2019

Information Session


Thursday, October 3, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
308 Coble Hall
Register here

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program offers graduate fellowships to green card holders, naturalized citizens, DACA designees, refugees, asylees, and the children of immigrants. The program's goal is to honor the contributions of immigrants and the children of immigrants to the United States. 

Applicants must be no older than 31, and they must be a senior or a first or second year graduate student. Fellowships offer two years of support, with a $25,000 annual stipend.  

The Graduate College Office of External Fellowships is hosting an information session on October 3 that will feature Yulian Ramos, Deputy Director of the Soros Fellowship program. Ms. Ramos will offer an overview of the program and present guidance on how to prepare a strong application. 

Applications are due November 1.

This past year, Illinois graduate student Daniel Najera was awarded a Soros Fellowship! See details here. 

If you have any questions about the fellowship or the information session, please contact Ken Vickery, Director of Fellowships, at


October 1, 2019



Doctoral Hooding Ceremony - Registration Opens October 1!

Registration opens Tuesday, October 1

Are you graduating this December? Join us for the Graduate College Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The focus of the ceremony will be the formal hooding of doctoral students by their faculty advisers. Participants must have successfully deposited their dissertations by December 6. More information is posted on our website.

September 24, 2019

Please see flyer about position openings at Saiful/Bouquet Structural Engineers - Los Angeles/Pasadena/San Diego


September 24, 2019

Chi Epsilon and ASCE are hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, October 2 at 11am-3pm in Crane Bay.

Sign up for an appointment at this link: Engineering


September 23, 2019

The WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship Committee is offering scholarships through the local Greater Chicago Chapter and WTS International. WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. They are offering two scholarships for graduate students. Please see attachments for more info.