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Gates Scholarship

Deadline: September 15th

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

To learn more watch this video.


Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale


Questbridge: National College Match Scholarship

Deadline: September 27th


In order to be eligible to apply to the National College Match in the fall of 2017, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2018 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2018.

The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents or

Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.

*Important considerations for students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, but are attending high school in the United States: Only some of our colleges will consider non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents for admission and full scholarships through the College Match.

Academic Achievement:

We seek students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standards of our colleges. The following is based on profiles of past Finalists, and are not strict cut-offs:

Academic Criteria:

Grades and rigor of high school curriculum

Primarily A's in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, AP, and/or IB level courses.)

Class rank: Top 5-10% of your graduating class.

Standardized test scores

SAT or PSAT scores > 1310

ACT composite score > 28

Financial Qualifications

Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify.

Greenhouse Scholars

Greenhouse Scholars' vision is to create a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. We are not a typical scholarship: our unique, Whole Person approach provides personal and professional support, in addition to financial support, during all 4 years of college.

We are excited to announce our application is open, and eligible high school seniors may go to our application site to apply. The deadline to be considered is December 1, 2017. I am attaching a flyer, which may be shared with students and parents. We are also mailing materials to your school.

Who should apply: We are looking for high-performing seniors who come from low-income communities and have demonstrated true leadership and positive community contributions. To be eligible, applicants must:

Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, or North Carolina

Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)

Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest and commitment to their community

Application Process: Please visit our website for information on the process and key dates: https://greenhousescholars.org/our-scholars/become-a-scholar/

Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship

Once again, Wendy's® High School Heisman® is awarding a total of $150,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 100 State Winners, 10 National Finalists, and 2 National Winners, your graduating seniors have lots of ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners—including several of your school’s very own.

Refer your best-of-the-best.

This year’s winners from your school will compete for 100 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, along with recognition at the state and national levels. And their chance starts with you. Give your seniors a shot at winning the Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship by referring a student today. You can also encourage your Heisman-worthy students to apply at https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/

The 2017 Lexus Eco Challenge

The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6–12 that empowers teens to take action to help the environment.

Challenge your students to tackle eco issues related to land, water, air, and climate. In the contest, teams of 5–10 students create practical solutions while competing for amazing prizes–up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year to eligible teachers, students, and schools.

Chicago Football Classis College Fair

Student Registration is open!



100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. 15th Annual College Scholarship Fair

October 7th, 2017

UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave, Chicago IL.


Students can register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-100-black-men-of-chicago-15th-annual-college-scholarship-fair-students-registration-37229199538


Since 2003, the 100BMC has hosted an annual College Scholarship Fair with up to 200 Colleges and Universities interacting with nearly 5000 students, parents and educational partners.

The 15th Annual College Scholarship Fair will take place Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the University of Illinois - Pavilion from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Student Registration is open; please complete your registration at CSF Registration to obtain your spot for this year’s fair.

Silas Purnell College Expo

September 16th, 2017

Tuley Park, 90th and King Dr.

11 AM – 2 PM

Free Admission

Special event brought to you by the:

United States Naval Academy

In Illinois: Chicago, IL

September 23, 2017

Join us for a USNA Admissions Program in one of the three dates/locations to learn about the admissions process for the U.S. Naval Academy, meet midshipmen and talk with USNA Admissions staff.

  • Full College Scholarship
  • 25 Academic Majors
  • #1 Public School in the Nation*
  • Top 5 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Division I Varsity Sports
  • Exciting Careers Post-Graduation  



September 23, 2017 (Saturday)

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Registration begins at 1:30 P.M.      


UIC College Prep

1231 S. Damen Avenue

Chicago, IL 60608

FIRE's Free Speech Essay Contest is now open!

This year's prompt is: Explain why free speech is so important to higher education, and why censorship undermines the ideals of liberal education and a free society.

You can find more details about the essay contest here: thefire.org/contest

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) will be awarding $20,000 in scholarship prizes to the winners.


Infinite Scholars Program

Free Scholarship Fair!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with colleges and universities about scholarship opportunities. Some colleges will be accepting students and awarding scholarships on the spot. Learn about our Micro-Scholarship program that awards you scholarship dollars for your high school accomplishments.

 University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion

 525 S. Racine Ave

 Chicago, IL 60607

10:00am -3:00pm

4:00pm -7:00pm

Students need to bring: multiple copies of transcripts, ACT/SAT test scores, letters of recommendation, an essay titled “Why I want to go to college.”, and a resume.


Students can register for this event online at www.infinitescholar.org

Scholarship Name Timeline (Open - Close) Target Demographic Award Amount Academic Works Link
City of Chicago Scholarship 10/16/2017 - 12/1/2017 Current College Students ONLY, Minimum of 2.5 GPA, Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA), Attend a four-year college/university Varies https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2511
Greenhouse Scholars Program 9/1/2017 - 12/1/2017 HS Senior, cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., up to $5,000 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2460
Demonstrate financial need: household annual income may not exceed $70,000
Emma L. Bowen Foundation Work/Study Program 10/1/2017 -12/1/2017 HS Senior OR college student, Student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American), cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, Interested in pursuing a career in the media industry, Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university, U.S. citizen or permanent resident Hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/1958
Department of the Air Force - Type 1 6/1/2017 - 12/1/2017 HS Senior, Minimum 3.0 GPA, pursue a career in engineering, technology, chemistry, meteorology, etc, Must achieve an SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26, Enlist in the Air Force Reserve and enroll in Air Force ROTC beginning with the fall term, U.S. citizen, Applicants must be age 17 or older to be considered Full Tuition https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2272
Department of the Air Force - Type 2 6/1/2017 - 12/1/2017 HS Senior, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Pursue a career in engineering, technology, chemistry, meteorology, etc, Must achieve an SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26, Enlist in the Air Force Reserve and enroll in Air Force ROTC beginning with the fall term, U.S. citizen, Applicants must be age 17 or older to be considered $18,000 per year https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2299
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship 10/1/2017 -12/1/2017 HS Senior or undergraduate student, African-American male, Cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or greater, Involvement in church, community, and/or school-site activities, Plans to enroll at a 4-year college/university up to $1,000 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2127
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Scholarship 10/1/2017 -12/1/2017 HS Senior, African-American female, Minimum 2.5 GPA, Must be accepted by an accredited college/university, Must major in a Business related field of study. Varies https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/1926
Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education 10/1/2017 - 12/1/2017 HS Senior, Must be Latino/a, Illinois resident, Registered in a two or 4-year college or university in the State of Illinois, Community involvement $1,000 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2182
AXA Achievement Scholarship Program 9/5/2017 - 12/15/2017 HS Senior, US citizen, Attending 2-year or 4-year institution, Demonstrate ambition/self-drive $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2499
Foot Locker Scholars Athletes Program 9/1/2017 - 12/15/2017 HS Senior, Minimum GPA of 3.0, Entering college in the Fall of 2018 as a freshman at a four-year school, Currently a member of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports, U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident $20,000 dispersed over 4 years https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/1994
Sisters Investing in Souls Scholarship 10/31/2017 - 12/15/2017 African-American HS Senior, Middle-income economic status, Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, Student must be a resident of the State of Illinois, Declared intention to enroll in a four-year accredited college, two-year city college Varies https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2241
Burger King McLamore Foundation and the James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship 9/1/2017 - 12/15/2017 HS Senior, US resident, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico $5,000 - $50,000 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2357
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders 9/15/2017 - 12/29/2017 HS Senior, At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry, Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA), Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year or two-year institution in the U.S., Open to DREAMers $500 or $1,000 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/1866
Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award Sweepstakes 3/13/2017 - 12/31/2017 HS Senior, Plan to attend 2 or 4-year college, US resident $2,500 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2092
Dolores Saxton-Walker Scholarship 10/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Minority HS Senior student, 3.5 unweighted cumulative GPA, Pursuing a career in business or business-related career, Admitted to college or university  $3,000 https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/2129
All links provided are accessible through CPS Academic Works (AW). “Ours” are opportunities where the application is embedded in Academic Works. External Opportunities must be completed outside of the AW system. For more information on scholarships contact CPS Scholarship Manager, Michele Howard, at CollegeScholarships@cps.edu