Student Resources


We also offer mentoring classes for first-year students geared toward building community, professional preparation, and academic approach.

One of MEP’s signature activities is a mentoring event called System of Success (SOS). This is a mentoring event that connects current students with some of our alumni.


There are many options for academic assistance at Illinois. The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE) is the “go-to” resource all engineering students are expected to use.  Additionally, MEP hosts Facilitated Study Groups and works with resources from the Office of Minority Student Affairs.  Most engineering departments provide review sections in the first-level courses, along with the help of the engineering honor societies.

Undergraduate Research

Approximately half of our undergraduates do some type of research activity in Engineering at Illinois through a variety of programs, often beginning freshman year. Their work is vital to the College and helps answer society’s toughest questions.

More information about undergraduate research programs on campus


Details and other information about scholarships and other financial resources is available on the College of Engineering scholarship website and Office of Financial Aid list of university-wide scholarship resources.

MEP 411 is your source for current and upcoming scholarship opportunities for MEP students. Other relevant information specifically targeting MEP students is also posted on our Facebook page.

The University of Illinois is a proud partner of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). This partnership provides financial support for underrepresented minority students with demonstrated financial need.

University Resources

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