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Self-nomination scholarship applications now available; deadline is Feb. 18

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is now accepting nominations for departmental scholarships through February 18, 2019.

The department takes pride in its outstanding students and is pleased to reward undergraduates with scholarships made possible by our valued donors. To identify top scholarship candidates, the Awards and Scholarships Committee asks Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty members to nominate students from their classrooms and laboratories. The committee will also identify eligible students and make selections according to donor specifications. In addition, chemical engineering students are invited to nominate themselves for scholarships through the self-nomination application process. Here’s a list of scholarships the department has awarded to ChBE undergraduates in previous years.

Self-nomination scholarship application process for 2018-2019

•  Complete the essay application. See attached document. In 250 words or less, explain how you have made a significant impact on the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the University of Illinois campus, or the Champaign-Urbana community in areas of scholarship, service/outreach, and/or leadership.

•  Provide a current resume.

•  Submit your self-nominating packet via email to Becky Lyle at

•  Applications will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Members of the Awards & Scholarship Committee will review nominations received from faculty and students. Scholarship recipients will be notified in the middle of the spring semester (around March).

An awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019. Awardees and their families will be invited to attend.

The 2018-2019 Awards & Scholarship Committee is comprised of Dr. Simon Rogers, Dr. Joshua Bennett, and Dr. Svetlana Mitrovski.

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