Academic Redshirt in Science and Engineering

ARISE is a 5-year program that provides academically talented students coming from low -income backgrounds support and preparation to successfully earn their engineering degrees from the University of Illinois.

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“Being an ARISE Scholar is more than being part of a program, it’s being part of a family. Everyone is there supporting and opening hidden doors that would be hard to find on my own. More importantly though, I must put in the work to make something out of the opportunities given to me.”

Umang Kalaria

ARISE Scholar Class of '23