Urban Ventures Scholarship

The Urban Ventures Scholarship is presented in Gary on odd-numbered years and in Chicago on even-numbered years (seniors in fall of 2016, graduating in June, 2017). This scholarship is offered to Chicago Public Schools minority students entering college after high school who plan to pursue a career in business in the fall of 2017. This scholarship is endowed by grants received from Urban Ventures Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois.

Website: Urban Ventures Scholarship

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • Chicago Public Schools senior (class of 2017)
  • Plan to pursue a major or career in business (business, economics, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship)
  • 3.0 unweighted GPA or higher
  • Positive personal qualities as observed directly through references
  • Demonstrated high qualities of character and service through volunteerism

Renewable: Yes, up to 4 years.

Open to DREAMers: Yes

Urban Ventures Scholarship offered by the Gary Educational Development Foundation, Inc.

For questions regarding this scholarship contact CPS Scholarship Manager at CollegeScholarships@cps.edu

$1,000 (renewable for 4 years), $4,000 total
Supplemental Questions
  1. Official Transcript Required
  2. Please provide a recommendation from a teacher, counselor, principal or college and career coach.
    • Name and Email Address
  3. Provide the name of the college have you been admitted to and plan to attend in the fall of 2017?
  4. What is your planned major in college?
  5. Please upload your college letter of acceptance or proof of applying to college (e-mail confirmation from college with your name/e-mail address or a letter of application confirmation) The letter of acceptance or proof must come from a regionally accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning.
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