At Illinois, our engineers work at leading edge of innovation and discovery. We set extraordinary minds free to solve our world’s most important challenges. With Illinois, we set a global standard for excellence in engineering research and education. Your support is essential to ensuring that Illinois is a place where progress and innovation can flourish. Now is the time to invest in our shared vision for a brighter future. Together, we can do the impossible every day.
Engineering Visionary Scholarship
Together, we give the brightest minds an opportunity to thrive. The Engineering Visionary Scholarship makes an Illinois education accessible to the most-deserving and highest-achieving students from all backgrounds. Large, renewable scholarships help us to lift the financial burden and give talented students the opportunity to realize their dreams. With Illinois, amazing young people become incredible engineers.
Tackle the Toughest Challenges
Together, we do the impossible every day. We foster an environment that encourages engineers to think beyond the boundaries of discipline and produces high-impact collaboration. We envision a future in which new solutions from our best engineers bring nuclear and cyber security, global access to clean water, cures and treatments for diseases, effective health care, and a sustainable environment. We make this possible by building state-of-the-art learning spaces and labs to cultivate breakthrough research and innovation. Strategic investments in our faculty and facilities allow us to recruit and retain the brightest minds. With Illinois, we are tackling the toughest challenges.
Revolutionize Engineering Education
Together, we ensure our engineers are ready for the world. Beginning on day one, every student learns the power of interdisciplinary thinking through programs like the Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience. The Academic Redshirt in Science and Engineering program provides point-of-entry opportunities for top students from educationally underserved backgrounds. We connect faculty and students to the most innovative teaching and learning methods through the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education. The world is changing, and it is changing fast. With Illinois, the best engineers are ready.
Aggressively Drive the Economy
Together, we aggressively drive the economy. Our entrepreneurial ecosystem has grown to make unprecedented impacts on both local and global stages. We provide opportunities for our faculty and their students to bring innovations closer to market through our Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellows program. The Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship program expands our offerings in these areas and integrates them into every student’s experience. We are building the Chicago tech pipeline with a new City Scholars program to link our students up with top internships in the city. The state, country, and world need a boost. With Illinois, new industries are defined, and new economic powerhouses are built.