All Opportunities

Welcome to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Computer Science Awards site!
Numerous fellowships, scholarships, and awards have been established by donors, friends, and alumni who are committed to the education of CS. You must be currently enrolled and taking courses as an undergraduate or graduate student U of I to be eligible to apply.

Below you will find a listing of awards currently accepting applications for CS and ECE students. To apply for awards you must:
• Click on the Sign Up button in the upper right hand corner to create an account using your Illinois email address. If you don’t have one, or need assistance, please contact hpgorrie@illinois.edu with any questions.
• Complete the General Application under “Profile Information.” After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to ALL awards you are eligible for based on the information you provided in your application and your academic record.
• Click on Opportunities/Recommended to see the awards that you may be eligible for, if any. Complete any supplemental questions as needed.
• Once completed, you can submit your application by clicking “Finish and Continue.” The status of your application(s) should show “Submitted.”

IMPORTANT: You can save your application at any time by clicking “Save and Keep Editing” at the bottom of the form.

Note: Required fields are marked with an asterisk.

If you are selected to receive an award, you will receive a confirmation sent to your Illinois email. You can also check on the status of your application at any time by logging back into the system.

CS students, please email Hannah Gorrie at hpgorrie@illinois.edu with questions. ECE Students, please email Pascal Youakim at youakim2@illinois.edu with your questions.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Conference Presentation Awards for Graduate Students
Before the pandemic, the Graduate College provided up to $350 for...
Deadline02/19/2023
Varies Dissertation Travel Grant
For CS PhD students only Dissertation Travel Grants provide...
Deadline02/26/2023
Varies Master's Project Travel Grants
For CS students only The Graduate College’s Master’s Project Travel...
Deadline02/26/2023
$3,000 C.L. and Jane Liu Award
For CS students only This award is for a graduate student showing...
Deadline03/05/2023
$2,500 C.W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Award
For CS students only Established by alumni, friends, and former students...
Deadline03/05/2023
$1,000.00 C.W. Gear Outstanding Undergraduate Award
For CS and LAS students only – see details This award is for graduating...
Deadline03/05/2023
$700 Duncan H. Lawrie Leadership Award
For CS students only The Duncan H. Lawrie Leadership Award is for...
Deadline03/05/2023
Varies James N. Snyder Award for Scholastic Achievement / ICCP James N. Snyder Memorial Award
(For CS and LAS students only – see details below) The James N. Snyder...
Deadline03/05/2023
$4,000 Jeffery P. Blahut Memorial Scholarship
For CS students only For current sophomores and juniors entering their...
Deadline03/05/2023
$1,000 Kenichi Miura Award
For CS students only Established in 2011 by Dr. Kenichi Miura, a...
Deadline03/05/2023
$2,200 W.J. Poppelbaum Memorial Award
For CS students only This award is for an outstanding graduate student...
Deadline03/05/2023
$25,000 Dissertation Completion Fellowship
For CS PhD students only The Graduate College’s Dissertation Completion...
Deadline03/19/2023
Varies Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Award
The Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Award was...
Ended
Varies Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship
The Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Graduate Student Award was...
Ended
Varies Oakley Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Oakley Family of Quincy, Ill., set up this award in 1994 under the...
Ended
$7,000.00 Siebel Scholars
Each year, outstanding graduate students from each institution are...
Ended
$35,000 Google PhD Fellowship Program
THIS APPLICATION IS FOR CS STUDENTS ONLY. The Google PhD Student...
Ended
$40,000 Apple Scholars in AI/ML
THIS APPLICATION IS FOR CS STUDENTS ONLY. The Apple Scholars in AI/ML...
Ended
Varies Dissertation Travel Grant
Dissertation Travel Grants provide reimbursement to subsidize travel and...
Ended