Scholarships for Underrepresented Students (Deadline Extended)

The Illinois Louis Stokes STEM Pathway and Research Alliance (ILSPRA) Scholarship program is specifically related to undergraduate research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), architecture, and psychology. The ILSPRA program is designed to promote developed and undeveloped undergraduate research projects. Scholarship amounts typically range from $1,000 to $2,000.

Undergraduate applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents from racial groups underrepresented in STEM careers (African-American, Latinx-American, Native-American).

The application deadline is January 30, 2021.

The application must be thoroughly completed. A well-written application is critical for acceptance into the ILSPRA Scholarship program. Although students may work with their faculty mentors to complete the ILSPRA application, the application must be written and completed from the student’s perspective. Applications written by the student’s advisor will not be accepted. Please note, this program is competitive in nature and not all applicants may be funded.

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