Additional Resources


MEP 411

Take advantage of scholarship, internships, and job shadow opportunities through MEP 411. This portal is updated frequently, so be sure to check it out!

The university also provides the following scholarships:

We are constantly getting requests from Alumni for resumes. They come to us directly when they have internship or job openings. Submit your most recent resume here.


There are many options for academic assistance at Illinois. MEP hosts Facilitated Study Groups and also work with the Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA). The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE) is also an excellent choice for assistance for various math, science, and engineering courses.

Undergraduate Research

Approximately half of our undergraduates are involved with some type of research through the College of Engineering. Their work is vital to the college and helps answer society's toughest questions. Programs such as Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program (ISUR) especially encourage women and minorities to apply!

Study Abroad

MEP partners with the International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) office to encourage underrepresented minority students to take advantage of this eye-opening and perhaps life-changing experience. Application and details available on the IPENG scholarships webpage.

Student Organizations

The following student organizations are great resources. They provide a supportive environment, potential study partners, and peers you can easily relate to. These organizations have ties to national efforts and share the same mission as MEP.

University Resources

University of Illinois programs and resources dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion on campus: 

Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)
Includes tutoring, review sessions, supplemental instruction and study skills workshops. 

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations 
Offers resources to empower underrepresented students to succeed at Illinois. These include the following which serve as support and resource centers for minority students: 

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center 
La Casa Cultural Latina 
Native American House