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!
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
“My time as an ETA in Indonesia truly was the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life.” – Matthew Moynihan, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Fulbright ETA to … more
Rosalie conducting her fieldwork (top photos) and with a very young member of her host community (bottom photo)
April 15, 2015
It was my very first time on an airplane, watching the … more
March 26, 2015
Engage in meaningful service?
Conduct independent study or research?
Go beyond your … more
La familia Sulca- Mi segunda familia [The Sulca Family – My second family]
February 23, 2015
Sarah Tomkins is majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a pre-med focus.& … more
by Morgan Hollie
Morgan (center) with friends on Tabaski, a national holiday in Senegal
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I chose to start studying Wolof at the University of Illinois … more
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It’s International Education Week 2014 (IEW2014), and here in the National and International Scholarships Program (a.k.a. the “Top Scholars office& … more
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Noreen Madden is majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Arabic Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She spent two months in Rabat, … more