CSP Class of 2021

Collegiate Scholars Program

Founded in 2003 and operated through the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement, the Collegiate Scholars Program (CSP) is a three year program designed to encourage high achieving and underrepresented Chicago Public Schools students to apply to and succeed at highly selective colleges and universities.

  • CSP is shaped around a core curriculum of humanities, social science, math, and science courses.

  • During the summer months, scholars are taught by University of Chicago faculty and PhD candidates.

  • Enrichment activities during the academic year are geared toward college readiness, leadership development, civic engagement and cultural exploration.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our shared community, CSP Class of 2023 interviews will not be held this spring as originally planned. The CSP admissions and recruitment process has been postponed until the start of the Chicago Public Schools 2020-2021 academic year. We are now planning to host CSP in-person interviews with finalists throughout the month of September. The CSP team will reach out to applicants with additional updates as we know more. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. 

CSP scholar receiving advice

How to Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in helping Chicago Public Schools students find success through the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program.
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