Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area (PBKACA)

Organization & Scholarship Description:
The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area (PBKACA) will offer a one-year $5,000 scholarship ($2,500 per semester) to an outstanding 2021 graduate from the Chicago Public Schools for continuation of his/her education in college. The scholarship will have both merit-based and need-based criteria, recognizing superior academic talent, personal character, and financial need. The goal is to enable the recipient to benefit from higher education while pursuing academic excellence in keeping with the ideals of Phi Beta Kappa. In making these awards, the Association will not discriminate based on race, creed, national origin, or other non-academic factors. Awarding of these scholarships will be based solely upon academic qualifications, financial need, and capacity for contribution to society.

Website: Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area Scholarship
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST APPLY VIA ACADEMIC WORKS ONLY
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students applying to this scholarship MUST have a nomination by the school Principal, Assistant Principal, Counselor or College and Career Coach. ONLY ONE nomination per school will be considered for review.

Please Note: Ensure you follow up with the counselors/teacher who you requested in your General Application and/or Supplemental Questions to submit a recommendation and/or transcript on your behalf.

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • Chicago resident
  • Chicago Public Schools senior (class of 2021)
  • Composite ACT Score of 27 or higher (SAT equivalent:1280+)
  • Must be nominated/recommended by the school Principal, Assistant Principal, Counselor or College and Career Coach (ONLY ONE NOMINATION/APPLICANT PER SCHOOL)
  • Must submit a teacher recommendation in addition to the nomination.

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENT: Students must meet the SAT test score requirement to apply for this scholarship. If you have only take the ACT test, please use this website to convert your ACT score to the SAT score equivalent.

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes, if funds are available and the student has earned excellent/superior grades as verified by official transcript, and on a case-by-case basis, the scholarship may be renewed for one year.

For questions regarding application completion contact: CPS Scholarship Manager via email at CollegeScholarships@cps.edu

Award
$5,000
Deadline
03/12/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship requires a nomination and ONE student per school will be selected to apply for this scholarship. Please confirm you have spoken to/met with your nominator to confirm your selection to apply for this scholarhsip.
  2. Please provide a nomination from your Principal, Assistant Principal or counselor that provides information on your abilities, interests and likelihood of success in college.
    • Name and Email Address
  3. Please provide a recommendation from a teacher with direct knowledge of your academic work, including the teacher's name and email address.
    • Name and Email Address
  4. This scholarship requires a composite SAT test score of 1280 or higher (equates to a ACT Score of 27 or higher.) Please confirm your SAT test score meets the requirement.
  5. Please provide your official SAT or ACT test score at the time of you submitting your application. (You may be required to provide your official score information.)
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