Michael and Christine Kolbuk Scholarship

The Michael and Christine Kolbuk Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate economics student in good academic standing, with preference given to first generation students who are not in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant student visa. Michael Kolbuk earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the department in 1971. Both he and his wife, Christine, are committed to supporting hardworking and meritorious students at the University of Illinois.

Please read eligibility for this scholarship before you apply.

Eligibility: A currently declared Economics student who has completed at least 60 hours of coursework, including at least 18 hours of economics, has GPA no less than 3.0/4.0 grade point average in all UIUC economics/statistics courses; and has a minimum 3.0/4.0 grade point average overall.

Application: Submit the online scholarship application, a résumé/CV, and a brief essay (250-500 words). The essay should describe your most meaningful achievements and their relationship to your economics major, and your future educational and/or career goals.

APPLY HERE: https://go.illinois.edu/KolbukScholarship

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Recipients
Spring 2023 Amy Exposito & Shaurya Gupta
Spring 2022 Alex Hernandez & Alex Predescu
Fall 2021 Mansi Bodalia  & Alex Wellman
Spring 2020 Hana Abbed & Yi Li
Spring 2019 Michael Zhuang
Spring 2018 Jing Wang
Spring 2017 Kornelia Chyla
Spring 2016 Emily Schroeder