Scholarships, Research Opportunities & Internships

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Current Research Opportunities with Sociology Faculty for Sociology Majors and Minors

2020 - 2021 Academic Year Scholarships

The department is currently accepting scholarships for the following:

2020-21 Dr. Michele M. Thompson and Dr. H. Woods Bowman Scholarship– CLOSED

2020-21 Patrick Juris Award

2020-21-Undergraduate Paper Award 

UIC Student Affairs is accepting applications for more than 30 competitive scholarships open to students across all colleges and academic disciplines. Students are currently receiving over $277,000 in financial support from these opportunities. Scholarship applications are currently being accepted in UIC SnAP to determine funding support for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The scholarship opportunities include, but are not limited to the:


Dr. Thomas Beckham Memorial Scholarship

Gordon J. Flesch Memorial Scholarship

Graduate – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship (for current graduate level students)

La Verne Noyes Scholarship

Lorilyn Espique Aquino Fund

Noveline Delk Kennedy Scholarship

Officer Brian T. Strouse Memorial Scholarship

Professional – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship (for current professional level students)

Rundgren Foundation Scholarship

Supporting Excellence Endowment (S.E.E.) Scholarship

UIC Conrad and Grace Kroll Scholarship Fund

UIC Donald and Patricia Langenberg Award

UIC Eileen and Michael Tanner Award Fund

UIC Eleanor Daley Scholarship

UIC Ethel Bohlen Scholarships

UIC Fred Garcia Endowed Award

UIC Hassan Mustafa Abdallah Memorial Scholarship Fund

UIC Hearst Foundation Scholarship Fund

UIC Jim’s Original Scholarship

UIC Michael J Lewis Scholarship Fund

UIC Navy Pier Scholarship Fund

UIC Salinas-Chapa Family Memorial Fund

Undergraduate – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship (for current undergraduate level students)

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Scholarship

Wensel Morava Scholarship


If you have questions about the scholarships or the application process, contact the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships office at (312) 413-1066 or


For sociology students

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UIC Sociology regularly updates our list of scholarships, research opportunities, and internships for Sociology undergraduates at UIC and beyond:

Network with Sociology Alumni


The alumni of UIC Sociology are an excellent resource as you begin to think about career paths and job opportunities after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Visit our Alumni page to learn more about the Sociology Alumni Advisors Network and how you can benefit from connecting with our alumni!

Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal

IURJ: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal

UIC is home to an open-access Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal (IURJ), which aims to disseminate the work of UIC’s undergraduate researchers in order to further scientific discovery and scholarly dialogue. It is co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Honors College, the Graduate College, and the University Library and work is underway to publish the next issue in Winter 2019.

Undergraduates, please submit a scholarly or scientific article for publication. The deadline is June 1st. Be sure to work with a faculty member on preparing your manuscript for review, since a faculty member’s endorsement is required as part of the process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email and a member of the advisory board will get back to you soon.