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The Chicago Commitment Scholarships

As part of an overall commitment to providing resources to students in the area, UChicago offers several different scholarships to high school students in Chicagoland. Please read more about these scholarship opportunities below. 

UChicago Promise

UChicago Promise is the University of Chicago’s pledge to help increase college access and readiness for Chicago high school students. UChicago Promise offers special scholarships for students from the Chicago area and also includes an Admissions Academy, which guides Chicago high schoolers toward selective four-year institutions, as well as mentoring, preparation, internships, and more. Explore UChicago Promise.

Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship

In honor of Chicago Fire Fighters’ and Chicago Police Officers’ service to the University community and the city, the University of Chicago offers full-tuition scholarships to select children of active Chicago firefighters and police officers. To be considered for a full-tuition scholarship, candidates must qualify for admission to the University of Chicago and be children (or legally adopted children) of sworn Chicago Fire Fighters and Chicago Police Officers who will remain active for the duration of their children’s college careers. Students whose parent lost their life in the line of duty are also eligible for the scholarship. Each winner is guaranteed full tuition for four years of undergraduate studies (12 academic quarters), provided he or she makes satisfactory academic progress. All Police and Fire Scholarship candidates must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Download the Police and Fire Scholarship application

Chicago Public Schools Scholarship

The University of Chicago awards full-tuition, four-year scholarships to select graduates of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) who are admitted to the University. Awards are given 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 Charter School Scholarship

In an ongoing effort to support the students in our community and make higher education an affordable option for our local families, the University of Chicago will award a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to a graduate of the University of Chicago Charter School—Woodlawn Campus who is admitted to the College of the University of Chicago. The award will be given to an outstanding UCCS Woodlawn student who demonstrates great potential for making contributions to the academic, extracurricular, and community life of the College.

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