Chancellor's Fellows Award

The Chancellor’s Fellows award is a scholarship for high achieving Illinois residents. 

The award is distributed valued at up to $10,000 a year, and may be renewed for a total of eight consecutive, full-time fall or spring semesters. Recipients can find the specific value of thier award on their financial aid notification letters, which are typically distributed in early March. 

Please see the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website for continuing eligibility requirements. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to accept the scholarship?

The award will be included in your financial aid notification. In order to accept the scholarship, you must submit your intent to enroll on the UIC Student Portal by May 1.

What happens to the award if I accept my offer of admission after May 1?

All fall UIC scholarships offers are only valid to applicants who accept their offer by May 1.

Does the scholarship cover the costs of room and board, travel or other expenses?

The scholarship is applied to any UIC expenses that are charged to your student account after state and federal gift aid has been exhausted.

Eligibility Information

The program is open to Illinois residents who are also U.S. citizens, or eligible non-citizens, whose families have a household income less than six times the federal poverty rate. See the Illinois Student Assistance Commission web page for more details. 

Please note, funding is limited, meeting the following criteria does not guarantee receipt of the award. The award is only valid for the term in which it is offered. Other eligibility requirements exist, including: 

  • Must have Illinois residency as determined by university policy
  • Must meet all of the State Requirements
  • Must be a 2021 graduating senior from an Illinois high school
    • Ranked 1st in graduating class
      -OR-
    • Have an unweighted GPA of 3.8 or higher
      -AND-
      • Must have a total of at least 10 Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (HL) in 11th and 12th grades combined in core subject areas (math, science, English/language arts, social sciences/humanities, foreign languages)
        -OR-
      • Have an ACT of 33 or SAT score of 1450
  • Must complete a first-year application for admission to UIC by Dec. 1.
  • Must apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the UIC school code (001776) by Dec. 1

Funding is limited, meeting these eligibility requirements does not guarantee selection for the award. Please note, the award is valid for the starting term in which it was offered.