Scholarships

Scholarships

UChicago Promise honors those whose service to the City of Chicago allow our city to work and thrive. To recognize the importance of the public service that educators, firefighters, and police officers provide to allow both the city and the University community to flourish, the University of Chicago and UChicago Promise offer Chicago Public Schools Educators Awards and Chicago Police & Fire Scholarships each year to the children and dependents of those invaluable members of the community. In addition, UChicago Promise offers full–tuition scholarships to attend UChicago to select students in Chicago Public Schools.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Educators Award

This award offers children of Chicago Public Schools educators full–tuition scholarships to attend the University of Chicago. Candidates for the Chicago Public Schools Educators Award must be accepted to the University of Chicago and be the child or dependent of a full–time Chicago Public Schools teacher or a full–time, school–based staff member—this includes counselors, speech pathologists, nurses, teaching assistants, lunchroom workers, school clerks, and custodians.
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Chicago Police & Fire Scholarship

Each year, the Chicago Police & Fire Scholarship offers children of Chicago firefighters, Chicago police officers, and UChicago police officers full–tuition scholarships to attend the University of Chicago. To be considered for this full–tuition scholarship, candidates must be accepted to the University of Chicago and be children (or the legally adopted children) of currently active, sworn Chicago Fire Fighters, Chicago Police Officers, or University of Chicago Police Officers who will remain active for the duration of their children's college careers. Students whose parent lost his or her life in the line of duty are also eligible.
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Scholarship

The University of Chicago awards full–tuition, four–year scholarships to select graduates of Chicago Public Schools who are admitted to the College of the University of Chicago. Awards are made to outstanding students who show the greatest potential for making contributions to the academic, extracurricular, and community life of the College. CPS student applicants will automatically be considered and need not submit any additional information beyond the required application materials.

UChicago Partner Schools Scholarship

As part of an ongoing effort to support students in our community and make higher education an affordable option for our local families, the University of Chicago awards full–tuition four–year scholarship to graduates of select partner high schools in the city of Chicago. The awards will be given to outstanding students who demonstrate the greatest potential for making contributions to the academic, extracurricular, and community life of the College. Student applicants will automatically be considered and need not submit any additional information beyond the required application materials. Current partner schools include the University of Chicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus, Nicholas Senn High School, Providence St. Mel School, and Kenwood Academy High School.

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Star Scholarship

The University of Chicago awards full–tuition scholarships to select recipients of the City Colleges of Chicago Star Scholarship who are admitted to the College of the University of Chicago. Awards are made to outstanding students who show the greatest potential for making contributions to the academic, extracurricular, and community life of the College. CCC Star Scholar applicants will automatically be considered when they apply for transfer admission and need not submit any additional information beyond the required application materials.

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