The Top Scholars Blog is a space to read more about upcoming scholarships and events, as well as exciting first-hand accounts from current scholarship recipients and alumni. We are always eager to share the experiences and wisdom of University of Illinois students and alumni who go through the prestigious scholarships experience, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas for a blog post!
What was the application process like for the Marshall Scholarship?
I remember feeling elevated by the investment of the campus community; the dozens of hours the two of you spent … more
April 12, 2016
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the … more
March 28, 2016
The University of Illinois has a history of Fulbright success, ranking as a Top Producer of Fulbright students nationally for each of the past six years. To capitalize on … more
February 26, 2016
The Freeman-Asia Scholarship has recently come back from hiatus, ready to fund undergraduate students who plan to study abroad in East and Southeast Asia.
The Basics … more
David (seated to the immediate left of the speaker), examining Old English manuscripts with his classmates.
January 19, 2016
David Stage, a Bachelor's student in history at the … more
December 16, 2015
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finishing up a semester of college: The joy of handing in that last paper or project, the sudden absence of finals … more
Nov 23, 2015 8:45 am by Steve Witmer | News Bureau director | 217-333-1085
U. of I. student Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, is one of more … more
Sheila Park (right) with a friend in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
September 29, 2015
Sheila Park, a recent University of Illinois alumna, majored in Advertising and minored in … more
Lisa (front row, second from left), with her Fulbright Summer Institute cohort in Scotland.
August 25, 2015
Lisa McGovern, Bachelor's student in history with a concentration in … more
Jamison Watson (left), at the Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou, China.
August 18, 2015
Jamison Watson, Master's student in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, completed an … more