Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

Each year, ECE presents thousands of dollars in scholarships, fellowships, and award money to outstanding students. For example, during the 2013-14 school year, the department awarded its students more than $600,000. These awards are made possible by generous donations from alumni and corporate partners. Almost all of these awards are made on the basis of grades and extracurricular activities at Illinois.

While many of ECE’s scholarships and awards are given to current students, ECE and the College of Engineering also provide merit- and need-based scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

* Denotes a scholarship or award for which you must be nominated.

Note: All scholarships and awards listed on this page are given exclusively to students registered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Undergraduate scholarships and awards

Graduate fellowships

Graduate awards

Electrical and Computer Engineering Awards

College of Engineering Awards

Ross J. Martin Memorial Award - This award was established by the college to recognize outstanding research achievement by a graduate student in the College of Engineering as a memorial to Ross J. Martin, associate dean of the college, who served as director of the Engineering Experiment Station for 26 years, until his death in 1984. During his tenure as director, the engineering research budget grew eightfold. Dean Martin realized how essential research is to a sound graduate engineering education and was instrumental in making this college one of the foremost research institutions in the world. This award is a tribute to his guidance and to the outstanding research conducted in this college.