Undergraduate Blog

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April 10, 2018

The Chart Westcott Scholarship was created to help students get the education needed in preparation for the realities of joining the workforce. With the ever-increasing price of education, the goal is for this scholarship to help a student get one step closer to obtaining their desired degree on their path to adulthood.

Applicants will be required to submit a 500-word essay by no later than February 28, 2019, and the winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship by March 31, 2019.


You are eligible to submit an application to be considered for the Chart Scholarship if you are

(a) a current high school senior that has been accepted into a university or college or

(b) a current undergraduate university or college student who has not yet reached their final year of study.


Chart Westcott wants to hear your answer to the question, “What is one of the best investments one can make in themselves?”, in 500 words or less.

Application Process

When submitting your application for the Chart Westcott Scholarship, please be sure to fill out each field in the form completely. There are no fees associated with this scholarship, however, if you are selected as the recipient of this scholarship, you are giving Chart Westcott permission to use your name, city, and a portion of your essay for marketing and promotional purposes.

Submission Deadline

February 28, 2019

Winner Selection

Upon receiving all applications, committee members will review all of the applicants and present the top contenders to the greater scholarship committee for the selection of one winner. The winner of the $1000 Chart Westcott Scholarship will be contacted in March 2019 and will have two weeks to respond before a winner up is selected.



April 10, 2018

Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming Fall 2018/Spring 2019 course – ENG 440: International Water Project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ann Witmer at awitmer@illinois.edu or Keilin Jahnke at deahl1@illinois.edu.


April 10, 2018

The US Army Corps of Engineers has a student contractor position available for work at the UIUC-CERL lab. Please see the attachment for a complete job description and contact information.


April 6, 2018

Students interested in the joining the Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) Program are invited to attend the Town Hall Information Session this Wednesday, April 11th, at 5pm in Room 1310. This session will include an overview of the program, requirements for admission, discussions with current GLCM students, and how prospective students can prepare for application. Students interested and unable to attend this session can contact EJ Ignacio (eignaci2@illinois.edu) for the presentation slides or more information.

April 6, 2018

The Counseling Center is offering RIO (which stands for recognition, insight, and openness) trainings, and has a few sessions open for the remainder of the semester. The two-part course is designed to teach students techniques that can help them better cope with strong and difficult emotions and use mindfulness to better manage stress and anxiety. Attached is a flyer with the details. Students do not need to be current Counseling Center clients to attend.