McKinsey Diverse Young Leaders Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The McKinsey Diverse Young Leaders Scholarship was established with the goal of supporting and building relationships with promising and diverse Chicago Public Schools students. The award includes:

  • $5,000 or $1,000 towards your college education or other educational program supplementing your college education (for example, a study abroad program)
  • Being matched with a mentor from the McKinsey Chicago office
  • Guaranteed first round interview for a summer internship (after sophomore or junior year) or a full-time Business Analyst position (after senior year) at one of our Midwest offices (Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh)

One $5,000 award and multiple $1,000 awards will be granted.

Website: McKinsey Diverse Young Leaders Scholarship
Application: Access Here

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Be a student at Chicago Public Schools graduating in Spring 2020
  • Be of Hispanic, Latino/Latina, African American, or Native American race or ethnicity
  • Be able to establish to McKinsey evidence of your identity and right to work in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT minimum score of 27 or a minimum SAT score of 1250
  • Have plans to enroll at a four-year accredited institution during the 2020-2021 academic year

Application includes:

  1. On-line application form
  2. 250- to 500-word personal statement
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation (teacher or counselor)
  4. Unofficial high school transcript and test scores
  5. Resume (containing work experience, leadership experience, academic awards, activities, and volunteering experience)

Those selected for interviews will have two rounds

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please email Lauren Au at

$1,000 or $5,000