Truman College SEED Scholarship

Scholarship Overview:
At City Colleges, we are creating a diverse learning community for future educators that includes merit-based scholarships and a cohort of like-minded peers, as well as direct paths to a four-year degree, teaching licenses, and employment with CPS. The SEED Scholarship launches fall 2021 for CPS graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021, and includes undocumented students and students from CPS charter schools who apply and enroll in Teach Chicago Tomorrow.

City Colleges will offer up to $3,000 in individual scholarship dollars each year to at least 100 students, with the scholarship amount based on the number of credits taken. Students taking 6-8 credits per semester will receive a stipend of $750/semester, students taking 9-11 credits will receive a stipend of $1,000/semester, and students taking 12 or more credits will receive a stipend of $1,500/semester.

Website: S.E.E.D. Scholarship
Interest Form Application: Access Here

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Track 1: Teach Chicago Tomorrow (full-time students)
You will:

  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA with two references
  • Complete your associate degree in elementary education at City Colleges of Chicago in two years
  • Become specialized in either ESL or Special Education
  • Participate in all your cohort’s activities, including a six-week summer bootcamp (summer stipend will be provided)
  • Transfer directly to Illinois State University to complete your bachelor’s degree (must maintain a 3.0 GPA)

Track 2: Emerging Educators (full-time or part-time students)
You will:

  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA with two references
  • Complete your associate degree in an Education Pathway at City Colleges of Chicago in three years
  • Participate in all your cohort’s activities, including a six-week summer bootcamp (summer stipend will be provided)
  • Transfer to any 4-year institution to complete your studies (must maintain a 2.75 GPA)

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes, the scholarship will be renewable up to three years.
Questions? Please email Corey Hardiman at chardiman3@ccc.edu

Award
$3,000
Deadline
06/30/2022