Chicago Engineers Foundation (CEF) Student Incentive Award
Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Chicago Engineers’ Foundation (CEF) encourages Chicago students to pursue engineering by recognizing their talents through merit-based scholarship awards and career development opportunities to achieve their engineering career goals.
Each year, CEF presents scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors who live or go to high school within the city of Chicago, and are accepted to accredited 4-year university engineering programs. For those award winners who maintain satisfactory grade point averages, and complete annual applications, CEF continues to present awards each year, through a student’s 4 years of undergraduate college study. The awards increase each year a student qualifies and participates in the program. Students who receive CEF scholarship awards also have access to career development opportunities including mentoring, professional networking, resume and interview skill development, and internship placement to help each award recipient build their professional presence while working towards their engineering degree.
Graduating High School Senior – $1,200
Rising College Sophomore – $1,400
Rising College Junior – $1,500
Rising College Senior – $1,500
Website: Chicago Engineers Foundation Student Incentive Award
Application: Create an Account & Apply
- Be a graduating high school senior living or going to high school within the city of Chicago. Applicants who do not live or go to high school within the city of Chicago are not eligible for consideration.
- Study engineering in college, starting in the Fall 2022 semester.
- Provide acceptance letter from an ABET accredited, 4-year undergraduate engineering program (university does not have to be in the city of Chicago).
- Meet the academic criteria outlined in the application:
a) Minimum 2.5 GPA (unweighted)
b) Minimum SAT score of at least 990 or ACT score of at least 21
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes; for those high school award winners who maintain satisfactory GPAs, and complete annual applications while in college, CEF may continue to make awards through a student’s 4 years of undergraduate college study. The awards increase each year a student qualifies and participates in the program. Renewal eligibility includes maintaining a certain cumulative GPA each year, submission of a completed renewal application, and continuing to demonstrate academic merit throughout 4 years of undergraduate study.
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