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. Departmental award applications are emailed from to continuing MechSE students each year.  Emailed: Tuesday, January 23, 2024.  Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024.  We encourage all continuing students to apply. 

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 page.