Tuition Award Info
The UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center offers financial awards towards tuition* for undergraduate study at UIC. The goal of this award is to support women students in their educational pursuits who have a great deal of financial need that is not being met by financial aid or loans.
Students must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be a full time undergraduate degree-seeking student who meets the requirements of UIC’s SAP policy.
- Must not have completed their degree requirements for graduation or already have earned a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be continuing UIC undergraduate students who have attended UIC for at least one semester.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must qualify for Illinois resident tuition.
- Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
- Should have demonstrated both leadership and involvement in the movement against domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the UIC campus and/or Chicago community or have had personal experiences within these areas.
* This award can only be applied toward tuition costs, excluding fees. For out-of-state students, the maximum tuition award will only cover the amount equivalent to in-state tuition. The student will be responsible for the remaining balance.
Funds for the 2021-2022 academic year have been exhausted. Please check back in fall 2022.
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Tuition Award recipients!
“Thank you for selecting me as one of the students to receive this award. What this tuition award means to me is an opportunity to have a peace of mind from this semester’s financial toll. It also represents faith that sometimes even adversities that set me apart as a woman can be used to overcome other obstacles in life. I am greatly appreciative to UIC and the Women’s Leadership & Resource Center.”
“As a daughter of parents who immigrated to this country, I have always struggled with my identity within a marginalized community, in addition to being a woman. The Women’s Leadership Resource Center (WLRC) Tuition Award is an honor, as it allows me to continue to pursue my goal of becoming a physician and conduct research without the additional stress of funding my educational goals. Currently I am working as an Emergency Medical Technician, conducting research on cells infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV), and tutoring students enrolled in introductory and general chemistry at UIC. My long-term goals include studying the social determinants of health and how they specifically affect marginalized groups, as well as providing care for underserved populations as a physician. I am very grateful for this generous WLRC award and aspire to continue to embody its legacy!”
2019-2020 Tuition Award Recipients
Major: Computer Science
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Major: Teaching of English
Major: Biological Sciences
Major: Civil Engineering