**While any student is welcome to use our website in their scholarship search, the services we provide are only available to alumni or students who are currently enrolled at The University of Illinois at Chicago.**
Students are always welcome to talk with staff to discuss scholarships. In addition, students have access to a library of scholarship books, which are available for check out. For several national fellowships, we have printed materials provided by the sponsoring organization. Finally, the OSSP website offers a scholarship links page which provides links to some of the most useful scholarship resources on the web.
http://www.uic.edu/honors/life/honorssocieties.shtml Joining an honor society may help affirm to others that you are a student in good standing; it may offer you the chance to apply for scholarships offered by the society and, if it is an honor society in your major, it may offer useful advice about the field you are going into and career-specific awards.
As a general rule, you do not look better to a graduate program, employer or scholarship competition if you are in 5 honor societies as opposed to one or two. In choosing what groups to join, consider how much they are asking you to pay and what you get from the payment (a newsletter? A pin? An induction ceremony? The chance to compete for scholarships? Prestige?) You may also want to ask faculty and staff if the organization is well-recognized and well-respected. If the name of the honor society is unfamiliar, consider the advice on this website in evaluating whether to join: http://www.achsnatl.org/standards_alert.asp
You can also check the UIC Undergraduate Catalog for an understanding of graduating with honors: http://www.uic.edu/ucat/catalog/GR.shtml#r
Continuing students can apply for UIC-based scholarships through UIC SnAP. Students can find external scholarships on the Scholarships section on this site, on our listserv, and in our library in 802 UH (M-F, 9-5).
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