Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

September 7, 2018

Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University as well as the surrounding community. Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to worthy undergraduate students. This year, we will be giving out the following scholarships:


• Make-A-Difference Awards of $3,000

• A Global Focus Award of $3,000

• A Humanities Award of $3,000

• Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $3,000 • The Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $5,500


General Eligibility: You must be an undergraduate, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2019 to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.75 at both the time of application and winning of award is also required.


For more information about the individual awards, please see the attached document or go to http://go.illinois.edu/TICScholarship. 


September 7, 2018

Please see the attached flyer for information on the Sandia National Laboratory info sessions in CEE next Monday, September 10th!


September 7, 2018

The Mindful Student: Discovering Your Strengths and Reimagining Success

Tuesday, September 11


1028 Lincoln Hall


Did you know that taking a more mindful approach can improve your academic performance as well as your overall well-being?  In this workshop you'll participate in several hands-on activities (and take home a writing tool for further use), while learning about other resources on campus that can help you in your pursuit of meaningful academic and personal goals.  Please join us!  No pre-registration necessary.


Please see the attached flyer; questions can be directed to me at aivy@illinois.edu.


September 7, 2018

Mary Ramier Grant


The Mary Ramier Grant is set up to inspire undergraduate women to develop as successful leaders, activists, and professionals.  Mary Ramier, a 1923 graduate of the University of Illinois, was an attorney and activist from Indianapolis, IN.   She was remembered for tackling problems in her Irvington neighborhood, including a petition drive that led to much-needed urban renovation.  She also worked at the national level as an attorney and officer for the Mortar Board National Senior Women’s Honorary.


The grant will be awarded competitively and can be used to


Support research research travel research materials such as books, recording equipment, etc. conference travel Creative projects such as, but not limited to zines films plays Field trips that are related to gender and women’s studies Other activities that promote the advancement of women 


Awards are usually between $50 and $500.  The Gender and Women’s Studies awards committee will determine the amount and number of awards per year based on the merit of individual proposals and financial need.  Money will not be awarded for tuition costs or living expenses.   


Requirements: All undergraduate women in good standing are eligible to apply.  Applicants should fill out an application form, and include the name of a faculty member who might be called for reference. 


Fall Semester Deadline:                    October 1


The attached application form can also be accessed at:  https://gws.illinois.edu/award/mary-ramier-grant


September 7, 2018

Graphic Design Intern: The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking a motivated and experienced undergraduate student to assist with creating innovative and visually impactful graphics for the office. The graphic design intern will be expected to work from 5 – 10 hours per week (workstation and required software will be provided). This is a paid internship at $12/hour. Federal Work Study designation is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assist with layout, design, and production of flyers, digital/web graphics, office brochures, and other print/digital resources, consistent with current office branding. Assist with converting digital assets to web-ready formats. Assist with other projects as needed.


For a full description of the position, including the required experiences and qualifications and information on how to apply, please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OURintern