Sally Curtin Lowing Scholarship for Young Women

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
This scholarship will be offered to a female CPS high school graduate who displays a commitment to further education and resides in Chicago’s south side communities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to graduating female high school students (class of 2022)
  • Must reside in Chicago’s south side communities
  • Must possess a minimum 3.0 weighted GPA
  • Must plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at a 2- or 4-year college/university

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes; the $1,000 scholarship award is dispersed annually to the recipient, contingent upon their maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA
Questions? Please email CPS Scholarship Manager at

Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicants MUST reside within one of the following south side zip codes to be eligible for this scholarship: 60623; 60608; 60616; 60653; 60609; 60632; 60638; 60629; 60636; 60621; 60637; 60649; 60652; 60620; 60619; 60649; 60617; 60633; 60827; 60628; 60643; 60655
  2. Official Transcript Required
  3. Please upload a copy of your acceptance letter to an accredited college or university.
  4. Please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA ( OR a copy of your Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (intended for qualifying undocumented and transgender students)
  5. 1 of 2: Letter of recommendation from individuals with direct knowledge of the applicant's abilities, accomplishments, and potential. One must be from a teacher, or other school personnel. Recommendations must be signed, and on school/organizational letterhead.
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