If you have received a fellowship, CONGRATS!! It’s good to hear that your hard work is paying you.
If you have not received a fellowship, apply, apply, apply! Something is bound to come up.
When you are looking for a fellowship, make sure you reach out to Lisa Knepshield in the Graduate College. She can help you figure what you need to do, when, and why.
Another resource you might find useful is the Graduate College Waiver Handbook: http://grad.uic.edu/pdfs/Waiver_Handbook_August_2010.pdf (It’s updated yearly. If you cannot find it, check here http://grad.uic.edu/cms/?pid=1000080 for an updated link.