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Scholarships & Fellowships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Department Academic Scholarships

Crop Sciences awards over 30 scholarships each year to incoming freshman, current, and transfer students enrolled in our undergraduate program. Scholarship applications are emailed to eligible students in the spring semester. Specific dates and instructions are included on the application.

Undergraduate Travel Awards

Crop Sciences majors have the opportunity to apply for a departmental undergraduate travel award. This award may be used to help defray travel expenses for conferences, study abroad, etc. Priority will be given to applicants giving presentations at professional conferences. Applications should be submitted at least four weeks prior to departure. Receipts from the trip may be required. Students are only eligible to receive a departmental travel award once during their undergraduate program. Students will be required to submit a 2-4 page paper about their experience upon return from their trip or a copy of the abstract and poster of their conference presentation (due at the end of the semester in which their trip took place). Papers should be submitted to Dr. Kris Lambert, Director of Undergraduate Programs.

Application Form

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 graduate scholarship questions, please contact Christina Pierce-Tomlin.

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.