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Scholarships & Fellowships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Department Scholarships

Crop Sciences awards over 50 scholarships each year to incoming freshman, current, and transfer students enrolled in our undergraduate program. Scholarship applications are emailed to eligible students in March and are due in April. Students will receive notification in late June. Specific dates and instructions are included on the application. For specific Crop Sciences undergraduate scholarship questions, please contact Megan Ward.

College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Scholarships

More than 150 scholarships are available through the College of ACES. College of ACES scholarship applications open in April and are due in June. For more information, visit the ACES Scholarship Page.

University Need-Based Financial Aid

To learn more about need-based financial aid, please visit the University of Illinois Office of Student Financial Aid.

Graduate Fellowships, Assistantships + Awards

Department Fellowships

Crop Sciences awards over $200,000 in fellowships, assistantships, and awards each year to graduate students enrolled in our program. Current students awarded a fellowship, assistantship or award will receive notification of reappointment for their support in mid-May. For specific Crop Sciences undergraduate scholarship questions, please contact Dianne Carson.

Graduate College Fellowships, Traineeships, and Assistantships

The Graduate College also offers financial aid awards to help you pay for graduate school and resources to locate external fellowships outside of the University of Illinois. Visit the Graduate College Website for more information.