Employment and Professional Resources

Employment

Many I-Promise Scholars qualify for a Federal Work Study (FWS) position but may also secure employment at any other employer, if desired. Check the Virtual Job Board for University employment openings (FWS and non-FWS).

Professional Resources

Consider these resources for graduate school and other professional programs! Make sure you apply early and ask questions. More information will be added as it becomes available.

UIUC Graduate College Fee Waivers

Are you applying for a graduate program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign? If so, you qualify for an application fee waiver.  Learn more at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/application-fee.

Test Prep Tuition Assistance

If you are planning to take the GRE, MCAT, or LSAT, you might be eligible for discounted test prep coursework through Kaplan.  Depending on grade point average, I-Promise Scholars might qualify for a 50 to 60% cost reduction.  Learn more at https://www.kaptest.com/tuitionassistance.

Professional Clothing

Through The Career Center's Career Closet, all Illinois students can get FREE, gently-used professional clothing.  Stop by their Green Street location during drop-in hours.

Apply to Graduate School for Free!

We know that applying to graduate school can be a long and costly process. Fortunately, there is the CIC FreeApp program is designed to increase access to graduate education for students who possess qualities and experiences that enhance the diversity of the intellectual, cultural and social environments at CIC Universities. Check out the list of graduate schools in-state and out-of-state that may offer fee waivers for eligible students applying to eligible graduate programs. CIC FreeApp

GRE Fee Reduction

Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements will be required to pay 50 percent of the full test fee. There is a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates, on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible students. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to see if you qualify.   How to apply for the GRE Fee Reduction Certificate?

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) Application Waiver

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and more.

Find out if you are eligible?  What do you need to apply?