Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program

Scholarship Description

To be considered for an IMGIP Fellowship, an applicant must be: (1) a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; (2) an African American, Hispanic, or Native American; (3) the recipient of an earned baccalaureate degree; and, (4) accepted for admission to a doctoral program in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics.  Each recipient is awarded an annual stipend of $13,500; an allowance of $1,500 for books, supplies, equipment and travel; and an institutional scholarship that will cover tuition and fees.  The Award is renewable for up to a maximum of three (3) years.  Upon completion of the degree, and acceptance of appropriate employment, recipients are eligible to receive a $15,000 placement incentive.  Award recipients must be enrolled for graduate study during each semester the Award is held and be registered for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours for Fall and Spring, and three (3) for Summer.  While on an IMGIP Award, students may not hold other appointments either inside or outside the University.  Also, upon degree completion, awardees must agree to seek and accept a full-time faculty appointment at an Illinois institution of higher learning for a period equal to the number of years of the Award.  Recipients failing to fulfill the conditions of the Award are required to repay twenty (20) percent of the total Award.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Varies

Min Award: 13500

Max Award: 13500

Deadline: 2022-02-16


Sponsoring Organization Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Graduate School, Woody Hall B113
Carbondale, IL 629014716

Contact Person: Ms. Pat McNeil, Assistant Dean

Phone: 618-453-4330

Fax: 618-453-5313