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ECE Alumni Association Scholarship

Established 1988


The ECE Alumni Scholarship is given annually to a student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for one year only. The recipient is not eligible to compete in subsequent years. The recipient will be selected in the spring semester and the scholarship presentation made at the annual spring Student/Faculty Awards Banquet.


  1. You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  2. The recipient must show proof of financial need.
  3. The recipient must have a good academic record.

Selection Process :

The Department will obtain a list of students qualified for financial aid from the Office of Student Financial Aids. The Scholarship and Awards Committee will select four sophomores and four juniors to be nominated for the scholarship. The eight students will be asked to submit a typewritten statement not to exceed two pages, double-spaced. The statement should tell "what the applicant hopes to accomplish with his/her engineering education." The applications are forwarded to the ECE Alumni Board President. Final selection of the recipient is made by a committee consisting of the ECE Alumni President, the ECE Alumni Scholarship Committee and two Board Members appointed by the President.


The ECE Alumni Scholarship includes a Life Membership in the University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Association upon graduation. The recipient(s) will be recognized at the annual spring ECE Awards and Recognition Banquet.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2019 Can Gulseren, Samantha Jane Walter, Sean T Ngo, Alkin Iskender Ozyapici
2018 Vikram Anjur, Mengze Sha, Mark Wudtke, Yujie Zhou
2017 Malhar Jere, Patrick Su
2016 Chance Coats
2015 Jonathan Pan-Doh
2014 Matthew Tsao
2013 Michael Lowney
2012 Okan Koksal
2011 Savan Kadakiya
2010 Nathaniel Liu
2009 Richard Otap
2008 Vasko Popstojanov
2007 Paul J. Froeter
2006 Paul Tchertchian
2005 Adam M. Krzesinski
2004 Hyun Jeong
2003 Phillip Atkins
2002 James Simon
2001 Peter Albrecht
2000 Shi Chao Zhang
1999 Eric Macauley
1998 Catherine Hardwicke
1997 Taly Gilat
1996 Kevin Jarboe
1995 Scott R. Lenser
1994 Heather H. Kang
1993 Mark A. Luttrell
1992 Timothy Roethemeyer
1991 Sanjay Agrawal
1990 Mark R. Fister
1989 Thomas G. Ault