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.

Given the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person interviews for the Collegiate Scholars Program Class of 2023 have been postponed until further notice to ensure the safety of our community and visitors.  Applications are still being reviewed, and we anticipate moving forward with the next stage of the application process sometime in mid-April.  As the situation continues to remain fluid, 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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