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:

  • $1,000 towards your college education or other educational program supplementing your college education (for example, books or a study abroad program)
  • Being matched with a mentor from the McKinsey Chicago office
  • 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 2021
  • Be of Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America
  • Be able to establish to McKinsey evidence of your identity and right to work in the U.S.
  • Have plans to enroll at a four-year accredited institution during the 2021-2022 academic year

Application includes:

  1. On-line application form
  2. 250- to 500-word personal statement
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation (teacher, counselor, or employment manager)
  4. 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 Alli Zeper at