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 pandemic, the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program (CSP) has postponed the admissions and recruitment process for the Class of 2024 (current 9th grade students). CSP will resume the recruitment process for interested 9th and 10th grade students in Chicago Public Schools during the 2021-2022 academic year, and the application will be posted on our website in the fall of 2021. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. We can be reached by emailing uccsp@uchicago.edu.

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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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