Scholarships

The Illinois Engineering Initiative offers scholarships to Illinois students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs. 

The deadline to apply for scholarships was April 15, 2022.


IEI Scholarship – $2,000

To be eligible for the IEI Scholarship, students must attend an Illinois university, be of at least Junior standing, and be enrolled in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). (Note: Students enrolled in an engineering technology program are not eligible.) Applicants should have a B average or better in those courses which are accredited toward the engineering degree, and show evidence of financial need.


Peppy Moldovan Scholarship – $1,000

Applicants must be female engineering students currently enrolled as a sophomore at one of the following colleges or universities.

  • Illinois Central College, Peoria
  • Kaskaskia Community College, Centralia
  • Rend Lake Community College, Centralia
  • Bradley University, Peoria
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The scholarship is contingent upon recipient’s enrollment and acceptance in an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at one of the following universities:

  • Bradley University, Peoria
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago

Butkus-Sylvester Family Scholarship – Up to $22,000 for tuition and fees not covered by other aid

The Butkus-Sylvester family has been fortunate to have multiple successful engineering graduates from The University of Illinois.  We believe the career opportunities that come from majoring in engineering at Illinois Urbana-Champaign are endless.  The paths we have all taken in our careers look quite different, yet we all credit our undergraduate experience as one that uniquely prepared us for life after college.  Our family is overjoyed to be able to assist another young, bright mind with similar experiences. ILL-INI!!

It is the intent of the Family to provide an in-state tuition and fee scholarship for one undergraduate female engineering student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who is an Illinois resident and U.S. citizen. Preference may be given to a first-generation U.S. citizen.

If the recipient remains in good standing, and at the discretion of the Family, additional scholarships may be awarded to the recipient for subsequent school years. Such applications must be submitted in accordance with the IEI Scholarship application process.


Many ISPE Chapters offer individual scholarships. Scholarship applications currently available are linked below.


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The National Society of Professional Engineers offers scholarships for engineering students, including:

  • A scholarship for a minority student
  • Six scholarships for undergraduates
  • A scholarship for graduate studies
  • An internship for graduate students