Scholarships and Awards

MechSE scholarships are awarded to outstanding prospective students or to continuing students with exceptional academic records, and there is no application process. Prospective freshmen are typically notified of scholarship offers by March. MechSE does however, consider continuing students for monetary awards. Award applications are emailed to continuing students each year.  We encourage all continuing students to apply.

  • The College of Engineering has scholarships for continuing students, please visit their website for eligibility and qualification requirements.  Deadline:  Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:00 pm.
  • The University of Illinois Office of Student Financial Aid has a database of many scholarships that you can search on their website.  Deadline:  Varies.
  • Student Affairs at Illinois also offers many student leadership awards and scholarships for which you can apply.  Deadline:  Friday, February 15, 2019, 11:59 pm.

Financial Aid

MechSE students may be eligible for several types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work study. Details on these programs and how to apply for financial aid can be found on the University of Illinois Admissions website.