UIC Chancellor’s Fellowship worth $70K

UIC is offering a Chancellor’s Fellowship to every Illinois resident that applies by November 1, 2018 and meets the following criteria:

  1. Is attending college for the first time
  2. Has a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.8
  3. Has a minimum SAT score of 1360 or ACT score of 30
  4. Total household income less than six times the federal poverty rate (approximately $150,000 for a family of four, $175,000 for a family of five)

More details here: UIC $70K Chancellor Fellowship

This is an excellent opportunity for a student to lock up a scholarship valued at around $70K.  If a student satisfies the above criteria, s/he will get this fellowship. We feel that many of these fellowship students will end up in one of our UIC Engineering or Computer Science programs which is why I am sending this out.

You are encouraged to apply even if you don’t meet the criteria since it may help you qualify for other scholarships.

Google Scholarships Galore!

Applications are now open for Google’s 2019 student scholarships. Selected student will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year and be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex next summer.

Here is a list of open scholarships:

Women Techmakers Scholars Program (https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars) is open to current undergraduate or graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2019-2020 academic year. We strongly encourage people who identify as female to apply. Deadline: December 6, 2018

Generation Google Scholarship (https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/generation-google-scholarship/#!?detail-content-tabby_activeEl=detail-overview-content) is open to current undergraduate or graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2019-2020 academic year.  We strongly encourage students from historically underrepresented groups, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply. Deadline: December 6, 2018

Google Lime Scholarship (https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/google-lime-scholarship/#!?detail-content-tabby_activeEl=detail-overview-content)is open to current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Deadline: December 9, 2018

Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship (https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/google-student-veterans-of-america-scholarship/#!?detail-content-tabby_activeEl=detail-overview-content) is open to current undergraduate or graduate student veterans who will be studying at a university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Deadline: November 1, 2018

For questions and complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/s.

9-12th Grade Women – NCWIT Application is OPEN!

What your CS teachers at Lane want you to know

  • We have had MANY winners from all levels here at Lane! Remember this application is about your aspirations. You do NOT need to have long list of major accomplishments, that’s not what this award is about.
  • ALL of Lane’s CS teachers are ready and willing to help you with and endorse your application. Talk to them! Use their CPS email address when asking for their endorsement.
  • All winners and honorable mentions for both state and regional awards get to be on a banner 🙂
  • The application is not long. Just becoming part of the NCWIT community by applying is an asset to you that can lead to internships and other opportunities.
  • Have questions? Ask ANY CS teacher for help!


The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. To date, more than 12,000 women have been honored with the Award for AiC.

The multi-tiered award structure includes winner, honorable mention, and certificate of distinction designations at national and regional levels, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases. Regional Affiliate Award programs are hosted in 79 locations nationwide by NCWIT Alliance member organizations — a powerful, national network of universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations working to increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing.

Click here to learn more and apply