Spring 2016- News, Events, and Annoucements

Trip to the Capitol for CSU and President Barack Obama Talk

Due to the budget crisis in Illinois, Chicago State University who relies heavily on state money is on the brink of shutting down March 1 unless the budget is settled.

In solidarity with CSU, 200 UIC students will be able to visit the capital on February 10 with CSU in support and urging for our state to make a decision on the budget. For those of you that do not know, if a decision has not been made by the end of term, UIC students will be required to pay any money they received in MAP Grants that year and the school could also be facing a similar crisis as CSU.

President Barack Obama will also be in Springfield that day giving an address to lawmakers.

This event is open to all UIC students free of cost with lunch provided sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.

This is an all day event and buses will be leaving SCE at 8am on Wednesday, February 10. Please pass this on to your listservs and to any students that would be interested.

If students would like to attend, they must email Illinois.SOS@gmail.comto RSVP.


Thank you for your continued support of the Undergraduate Student Government.

Best regards,

Asha Jahan Binbek
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Liberal Arts and Science | Communication & English
Office of Admissions and Recruitment | UIC Corps Lead
Undergraduate Student Government | Interpersonal Relations Director
American Marketing Association of the UIC Collegiate Chapter | Director of Marketing
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Udall Scholarship

Are you interested in the environment?  In Native American rights? Consider applying for the Udall Scholarship!!

What is it:

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.  In 2016, the Udall Foundation will award 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each, and anticipates that at least 20 scholarships will be awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students in Tribal Public Policy and Native Health Care. Students must be enrolled for the 16-17 academic year.

Who Should Apply:

  • Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
  • Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
  • Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
  • Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of:

  • Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;
  • Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;
  • Academic achievement;
  • An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

Due Dates:

UIC Internal Deadline:  February 15, 2015

Udall Foundation Deadline: March 2, 2015

Website: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

If you are interested, please contact Molly Hildebrand at mhild@uic.edu