CPS Scholarship Resources

Thank you to over 700 students and parents who attended the Scholarship Information Session held at DePaul University, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Please review and download the materials that were shared during the event.  If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact Chicago Public Schools Scholarship Manager, Michele Howard at CollegeScholarships@cps.edu.


  1. CPS Scholarship Information Session – Review the program agenda (page 2) that also has key websites and contacts for support.
  2. Chicago Public Schools Scholarship Manager Presentation (Academic Works & Strategic Scholarships)– Michele Howard, Chicago Public Schools
  3. DePaul University – Center for Access & Attainment Online Writing Support Essay Editing and Personal Statement – Amanda Parada-Villatoro, Associate Director – Community Outreach
  4. City Colleges of Chicago Star Scholarship Presentation and Star Scholarship Brochure – Anne Brennan, City Colleges of Chicago
  5. City of Chicago Resources from the Office of New Americans – (Available in five languages) families can also call 311 for any immediate questions/concerns.
  6. Alternative Support for “Dreamer” and Undocumented Students Presentation– Rosalyn Pedraza, Chicago Public Schools

For scholarship information please visit Academic Works

Due to limited resources, the CPS scholarship guide will not be produced for this school year.

Download the 2014-2015 CPS College Scholarship Guide

This resource is designed to assist you with your scholarship search.  Our list is compiled of information that various CPS-affiliated providers distribute, and many of the scholarships that past CPS students have won.

Please take note of the following suggestions to make best use of this guide:

This is not a complete list of all scholarships available, and we encourage you to search on your own online, check out books at the library, and/or talk to your counselor to get additional information on scholarships that may be a good fit for you.

As scholarship deadlines, requirements and eligibility are subject to change from year to year. We advise you to verify deadlines and criteria by downloading scholarship materials from the provider’s web site or requesting a copy of the current scholarship application.

Most colleges and universities provide their own scholarships, so be sure to visit individual college web sites for scholarships specific to the institutions that interest you.

We wish you luck with your search and hope that you will be among the numerous CPS alumni whose scholarship awards contributed to the millions of dollars received by students in the district last year.

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