Chicago Housing Authority/S2S Scholarship Program

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The college scholarship program is only for current residents of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) currently listed on a CHA lease. The applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2021. Accordingly, applicants can include current high school seniors and undergraduate students continuing their studies, or adults seeking to start a post-secondary program in the fall of 2022. Scholarships cannot be applied to any past debt with your institution. Proof of enrollment will be required at the time of scholarship award.

Website: Chicago Housing Authority Scholarship
Application: Create an Account & Apply
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a current CHA or Housing Choice Voucher resident, currently listed on a CHA lease
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA (unweighted), a 2.5 GPA or higher is recommended for all applicants
  • Be accepted in an accredited post-secondary institution for fall 2022
  • Three (3) 250-word essays are included in the application

Open to DREAMers: No
Renewable: If you have previously received an award through this program and will be continuing your studies in the fall, you will need to reapply to receive sustained support.
Contact Information: For questions about the CHA Scholarship, please email or call (312) 786-3409.