You are here

Student Scholarship Support

Student in graduation cap and gown at ceremony

Each year, more than 70 percent of UIC Business students receive some form of financial aid. UIC Business is committed to supporting a talented, well-rounded, hardworking, and diverse student body throughout their undergraduate and graduate education. While students with financial need often receive assistance from government resources, it is almost never enough. Merit and need-based scholarships are essential in attracting and retaining UIC Business students. 

General Scholarship Support

Annual scholarship contributions of any size can be made to the UIC Business Scholarship Fund, which provides general scholarship support to undergraduate and graduate business students that exhibit academic excellence and demonstrate financial need.

Named Endowed Scholarships

Donors can establish named endowed scholarships with gift commitments of $25,000 or more. Endowed scholarships can be designated to support a student who reflects your interests and values, or awarded to any deserving student with financial need.

Learn more about UIC Business scholarship recipients

Patrick Klimek

Patrick Klimek’19

Scholarship: Linda and Steve Kolber Scholarship 

What is your major and minor?

Double Major: Accounting and Information and Decision Sciences

Where are you from?

Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Why did you choose to attend UIC Business?

I really liked the opportunities of being close to Chicago offered. After getting into the Business Scholars program and the Honors College, I knew UIC was going to be the right fit for me. I also have two older brothers who are attending UIC, which allowed for a smooth transition from high school.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in on and off campus? 

  • Vice President of the Polish American Student Association at UIC
  • General Assembly member and Interim Speaker of the Undergraduate Student Government at UIC
  • Member of the Business Scholars Program
  • Member of the Honors College 
  • Student Conduct Board Panelist 
  • Treasurer of the Polish Student Leaders Assembly, a soon to be non-profit operating in the Midwest
     

What is the career path you would like to take after graduation?

I would really like to work in public accounting. I think it's very interesting and a constantly changing environment, where I will have the largest opportunities to grow and continue my learning.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

In the fall of 2016 I spearheaded an intercollegiate Masquerade Ball through UIC's Polish Club. We sold over 320 tickets to students all around the Chicagoland area. It was incredibly inspiring to see all those young individuals come together to celebrate their culture and heritage.

Where is your favorite place on UIC's campus and why?

My favorite place on campus is Douglas Hall. It’s one of the newer buildings on campus. It has a lot of study space and updated facilities. I can also usually find a lot of my classmates there, for when I need someone to study with or just some help on a problem. 

What are two interesting facts about yourself?

  • I pole-vaulted for four years in high school.
  • I have played the saxophone for five years.
Tanmayee Achanti

Tanmayee Achanti ’20

Scholarship: Business Scholars Scholarship

What is your major and minor?

Double Major: Accounting and Information and Decision Systems

Where are you from?

I was originally born in India but grew up in Naperville, IL since the age of 2.

Why did you choose to attend UIC Business?

I fell in love with the vibe when I visited the first time. The campus itself is so diverse, it felt like everyone would fit in. Another reason I chose UIC is because of the location. As a business major going to school in Chicago is like winning the Jackpot. 

What extracurricular activities are you involved in on and off campus? 

  • Treasurer for the Undergraduate Women’s Network 
  • Corporate Relations Aid for the Accounting Club at UIC 
  • Member of the Indian Student Association
  • Business Ambassador
  • Volunteering within the community
     

What is the career path you would like to take after graduation?

I would like to go to grad school to pursue my masters in business and then start working for a company in Chicago.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment associated with UIC was when I got into the Business Scholars program. Getting the scholarship and a place in a cohort program really motivated me to try even harder to continue to make more accomplishments. 

Where is your favorite place on UIC's campus and why?

My favorite place on campus is the library. This is the one building you can do anything in, whether it’s studying, hanging out with friends, or just watching T.V. Each floor has a different environment suitable to do whatever you enjoy doing.

What are two interesting facts about yourself?

  • I am a vegetarian. 
  • I am a henna artist. I started doing henna about a year ago. It really helps relieve any stress I’m experiencing and puts me in a positive mood.