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Professor N. Narayana Rao Scholarship Award

Established 2011


This award was established in honor of Professor N. Narayana Rao, who served as a faculty member in the ECE Department from 1965 until his retirement in 2007.


  1. The recipient 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 be a junior or senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  3. The recipient must have a demonstrated scholastic excellence.
  4. The recipient must distinguished themselves through meaningful service to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and broader college and campus community.

Selection Process :

In September the Department distributes scholarship data forms to students in the top 10% of the junior class and the top 10% of the senior class. The Scholarship Committee then reviews the scholarship data forms and identifies the students to receive the award. The award is to be renewed annually, providing the recipients continue to meet the scholarship criteria established by the College of Engineering.


The recipient(s) will be recognized at the annual spring ECE Awards and Recognition Banquet.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2020-2021 Yifan Pan, Sanat Pandey
2019-2020 Sanat Pandey
2018-2019 Xinyi Guo
2017-2018 Caleb McEwen
2016-2017 Shuijing Liu, Alec Wasowicz
2015-2016 Michael Fatina, Shuo Liu
2014-2015 Stephen Boisvert
2013-2014 Akshay Malik
2012-2013 Jun Min Leonard Lim, Zeqiu Wu