Multicultural Affairs provides information regarding scholastic opportunities for students from underrepresented communities. One of the most notable programs is the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI). The DFI is a fellowship awarded annually to Illinois residents enrolled in a state institution of higher education. The purpose of the award is to increase the number of underrepresented faculty in Illinois’s colleges and universities. It provides financial assistance to full-time graduate students from underrepresented ethnic groups. For more information on the fellowship and other academic resources, please contact Multicultural Affairs.