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December 17, 2020

This year has been a long one, but one thing has remained true:

We're family.

As the semester comes to a close, join us in a look back on 2020.

There's no Student Spotlight this week, but take this opportunity to fill out the form! First-year students and sophomores, juniors, and seniors please complete this quick survey if you've not yet been featured.

Here are a few things to keep in mind over the break...

 
 
 

Student Wellness

 
 

Guidance for Winter Break Testing
Starting Dec. 19, all undergraduate students residing in the local community should move from an every other day testing schedule to a twice-weekly testing schedule for the remainder of Winter Break. Also starting Dec. 19, there will be changes to testing locations and hours. Be sure to check the testing location page or your Safer Illinois app before testing at your usual location. Check here for the full list of Winter Break testing locations and hours. 

Submit Your Positive Off-Campus Results
Undergraduate and graduate students who test positive for COVID-19 at an off-campus location over Winter Break should submit their positive off-campus COVID-19 test result through the MyMcKinley Portal. All questions about testing or test results should be directed to the COVID Wellness Answer Center at covidwellness@illinois.edu or 217-333-1900.

 
 
 

Career + Professional Opportunities

 
 

Spring 2021 NCSA and SPIN Internships
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has lots of internship opportunities for 2021! Internships are paid, and international students are eligible to apply. To learn more about the individual intern programs and general information, visit the SPIN website.

The Boren Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 19, 2021
The Boren scholarship provides undergraduate study abroad scholarships up to $25,000 for a full academic year or up to $12,500 for a semester. These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately one in five eligible applicants receive awards. In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security. For more information, undergraduate students should contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu.

Golden Apple Scholarships
This teacher preparation program provides their scholars up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and mentoring that supports the development and success of new, highly-effective teachers for Illinois schools-of-need. Illinois needs passionate resilient young educators like you! High school seniors and first and second-year Illinois college students are eligible to apply.

For more information on scholarship opportunities, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit their website.

 

 
 
 

Please visit our COVID-19 site for the latest info & resources.

Best of luck to those still finishing up finals, and have a wonderful winter break.
We will see you all in 2021! GO ILLINI ❤

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