CPS Academic Works is the web-based scholarship application system and management tool for Chicago Public Schools students. This link takes you directly to the tool.
Scholarships are gifts you do not have to pay back. Scholarships can be based on need, merit, talent (visual and performing arts), volunteerism, religious affiliation, organizational affiliations and many others. You may receive scholarships from colleges, organizations, or foundations.
Different scholarships are available for different types of students. Scholarships may be based on your grades, what you want to study in college, whether you are male or female, or your after-school activities.
You can improve your chances of getting a scholarship by:
When applying for scholarships, pay attention to the deadlines and the eligibility criteria. Follow the directions carefully.
CPS has a web-based scholarship application system called CPS Academic Works.
Academic Works is a web-based scholarship management tool for Chicago Public Schools students. Students are able to apply for many CPS Strategic Scholarships through Academic Works a well as review and apply for postsecondary enrichment programs that lead to scholarships. All CPS Strategic Scholarships (almost 200 scholarships internal/external) can be found in the system! All scholarships within the system are intended for Chicago Public Schools students. (Scholarships are added to the system year-round.)
There will be no paper applications, CPS students will only be able to apply for scholarships through Academic Works tool or as they are directed to other scholarship provider websites through the tool.
There are three types of opportunities in the system: