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About Us

Collegiate Scholars attend programs and events year-round in order to support their college preparations.

During the summer months, Collegiate Scholars take courses in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics, taught by University of Chicago faculty on the UChicago campus. 
Throughout the academic year, scholars engage in a series of enrichment activities focused on leadership development, civic engagement, college advising, academic opportunities, and cultural exploration.
Scholars may also participate in college tours in the pursuit of their best-fit college.
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UChicago Promise

UChicago Promise is the University of Chicago’s multipronged initiative designed to help students and families throughout the City of Chicago gain admission to, pay for, and thrive in college. With UChicago Promise, the University of Chicago offers resources and special scholarships to help guide students in the City of Chicago to selective four-year institutions.

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Past and present donors
Chicago Public Schools
Crown Family Philanthropies
Goldman Sachs Gives
Harriet Heyman and Michael Mortiz
The Women's Board
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Invest in Our Scholars

The Collegiate Scholars Program is an important part of the Office of Civic Engagement's portfolio, which expands the University's commitment to urban education and college access. The Collegiate Scholars Program is also one component of the University’s Odyssey Program, a holistic model to support students with financial need before, during, and after their college careers. Gifts made via the Odyssey Program towards supporting the University’s Collegiate Scholars Program will help CSP to prepare talented Chicago Public Schools students for admission and success at the nation’s top colleges and universities. CSP has become a national model for university-based college access programs that serve high-potential, low-income youth, spurring other programs in Chicago and across the country. Please feel free to contact our office to learn more about our work.

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