Undergraduate Education

Cancer Scholars Program

The Cancer Scholars Program (CSP) is an undergraduate program that provides students with a unique interdisciplinary learning experience that inspires profound scholarship through exposure to research early in their undergraduate careers.

While traditional undergraduate education focuses on classroom instruction independent of career aspirations or broader causes, the CSP program incorporates real-world laboratory experiences, fellowships, workforce development, and advocacy to empower students to pursue scientific breakthroughs, develop solutions against cancer, and lead lives of impact.

Program Goals

  • Encourage continued learning and the pursuit of education to make progress in the fight against cancer
  • Emphasize research early to encourage critical thinking and build skills and knowledge from the very outset
  • Provide clinical, patient-oriented, and entrepreneurial opportunities alongside comprehensive disciplinary training
  • Advance the detection and treatment of cancer through engineering solutions

For More Information

Contact Marcia (Marci) Pool, CCIL Assistant Director for Education, mpool@illinois.edu.