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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UIC OVCSA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

What is the Application Deadline?

All deadlines are indicated in the communications announcing the scholarship application process.

How do I know what scholarships I qualify for?

The answers you provide in the UIC SnAP general application will indicate those Student Affairs scholarships for which you may qualify. These qualifications are subject to verification by the Scholarship Review Committees for each award. In order to get a sense of the scholarships that you may be eligible for, please refer to the listing of qualifications on the website.

How do I submit an application for consideration?

To apply for any of these opportunities, visit UIC SnAP, UIC’s centralized scholarship list and application system.

How do I know what supplementary and/or additional materials I should provide?

Each scholarship has its own specific requirements and materials for review. All required supplementary content relating to each scholarship, such as essays, personal statements, recommendations, etc., will be requested during the application process utilizing the UIC SnAP system.

Whom do I contact if I have any questions?

Questions should be sent to studentaffairs@uic.edu.

Will my writing skills be evaluated?

Yes, one of the elements under evaluation is the strength of a candidate’s communication ability. Students are encouraged to express themselves with clarity, precision and grammatical accuracy.

What if I submitted the wrong information on the online application?

We encourage you to take great care in assembling your application. You should only submit your application once you are completely finished, have reviewed all of your work and are certain that content is correct.

When will I hear if I have received a scholarship?

All efforts will be made to communicate the results of the applications by the end of the spring semester. Applicants are notified of the outcome of their application via standard U.S. mail.

If I receive a scholarship, will it affect my overall financial aid package?

All scholarships received may impact your overall financial aid package. Consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid will be done prior to the distribution of any monetary award.