No matter your financial situation, we are dedicated to making college as affordable as possible.

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) also awards nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to ACES students, including scholarships for both incoming and returning students. There are also scholarships available to support international experiences.

To learn more about need-based financial aid, please visit the University of Illinois Office of Student Financial Aid.

NRES offers a number of scholarships for continuing undergraduate students.

Those who are eligible to apply receive application instructions via e-mail in February of each year. Questions about NRES scholarships should be directed to Please note that scholarship awards and amounts may vary from year to year based on fluctuations in the endowments.

External Scholarships

NRES is occasionally informed of scholarships for students with an environmental focus that are offered by other organizations.