The University of Illinois Chicago Computer Science Department is offering scholarships to incoming Computer Science freshman and transfer students. These scholarships will support recipients' unmet financial need up to $10,000 a year for up to three years for students beginning in 2012. Students must make satisfactory academic progress for continued funding each year.

These scholarships are targeted towards financially needy undergraduate students who are underrepresented within Computer Science: women, African-American, Latino, and Native Americans. Scholarship recipients must be US citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees. Transfer students are encouraged to apply.

As CS Scholars accepted students will be given opportunities to work with mentors and will be given access to internships and university research opportunities. CS Scholars will benefit from a special summer preview orientation and regular activities with other CS Scholars.

Applications are available online (see below).


We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship program. 


Applicant Type Deadline
FreshmanFebruary 15 (Priority) & March 31 (Final)
TransferMarch 31 (Priority) & May 31 (Final)


Applicant Type Deadline
FreshmanJuly 15
TransferNovember 15


You must apply and be accepted into UIC to be considered for a CS Scholars scholarship. Because of the similar deadlines, you should fill out your CS Scholars application at the same time as you fill out your UIC application. The amount of financial need will be determined through the FAFSA (see below).

  1. Fill out the online CS Scholars application. You will be asked for a personal statement and a teacher recommendation.
  2. Register online and attend a Spring CS Open House for an in-person interview.
  3. Fill out the online application and be admitted to the University of Illinois Chicago. Be sure to declare Computer Science as your major. Computer Science at UIC is within the College of Engineering.
  4. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Applicants are also encouraged to apply to the UIC President's Award Program (PAP)

NSFicon.jpgFunding for this program is provided by the National Science Foundation S-STEM Program (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Award DUE-0850213. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).