Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

The Illinois Louis Stokes STEM Pathway and Research Alliance (ILSPRA) Scholarship program supports 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 $4,000.

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 June 15, 2022.

Students may work with their faculty mentors to complete the ILSPRA application. Please note that this program is competitive in nature and not all applicants may be funded.

To complete the application, please visit our website at or send an email to