City of Chicago 2020 CSBG Scholarship

Scholarship Overview:
The City of Chicago 2020 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship program helps low-income Chicagoans finance higher education. Funds can be applied toward tuition, uniforms, study-related fees and books. The scholarship offering is open to all City of Chicago residents enrolled full-time by September 15, 2020 in an Illinois institution of higher education either in a degree or certificate program.

Website: Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
2019 Application: Download Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a City of Chicago resident;
  • Must be income-eligible* and provide proof of income for 3 months;
  • Must posses a minimum unweighted 1.35 GPA;
  • Must be enrolled full-time by September 15, 2020 in an Illinois institution of higher education either in a degree or certificate program
    *Check Here (page 1)

Required Documents:

  1. Completed application packet;
  2. One (1) letter of recommendation from your school, work, extra-curricular or church/house of worship activity environments. The recommendation must be on the letterhead of the agency, business, church or school and signed by the endorser;
  3. Completed essay (300 words minimum – no maximum)

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: No, however, scholarship recipients may apply the following year.
Questions? Please email Jenny.Schuler@cityofchicago.org

Award
$500 - $3,000
Deadline
06/12/2020