Chicago Citizen: First-Generation College Student Headed to MIT
Marcus Russell, a Jones College Prep High School Senior and participant in the University of Chicago’s Collegiate Scholars Program, will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a first-generation college student in the fall.
After an unprecedented year, Chicago Public Schools students graduating from UChicago college readiness programs prepare for their next chapters
This year, all 77 graduates of UChicago's Office of Civic Engagement’s college readiness and access programs were admitted to post-secondary institutions, receiving a total of $13 million in financial aid.
New class of Collegiate Scholars helps readiness program reach largest ever enrollment
It looks a little different in the remote era, but with its just-admitted cohort, the Collegiate Scholars Program is supporting more high-achieving CPS high school students than ever
A life-changing surprise: Two South Side high school seniors earn early admission, scholarships to UChicago
Mia Rodgers of South Chicago and Zenin Miller of Hyde Park learned they’ve been admitted to the University of Chicago College Class of 2025 and will have their tuition fully paid.
Picturing the possibilities at PME: UChicago Collegiate Scholars get a virtual introduction to molecular engineering
For the first time, Collegiate Scholars Program classes were taught virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering's Introduction to Molecular Engineering course where students learned through at-home projects like building circuits.
Programs prepare Chicago’s future scholars for college success
Collegiate Scholars are high-potential, underrepresented students at Chicago public high schools who participate during the school year in enrichment activities geared toward college readiness, leadership development, cultural awareness, and civic engagement.
Chicago Sun-Times: Student who aced AP Spanish test surprised with full ride to UChicago
Arturo Ballesteros, a senior at Back of the Yards College Prep and participant in the University of Chicago's Collegiate Scholars Program, recently learned of his admission to the University of Chicago with a full-ride scholarship.
Surprise ceremony welcomes student into University of Chicago's incoming class
Chicago high school student Arturo Ballesteros, a member of the Collegiate Scholars Program, recently learned of his acceptance into the University of Chicago at a surprise ceremony and celebration at Back of the Yards College Prep.
2 sets of twin black girls are CPS valedictorians this year — a ‘powerful example’
Naomi and Nannette Beckley, twin valedictorians from the South Side's Gwendolyn Books College Prep and participants in the Office of Civic Engagement's high school preparation programs, are headed to Yale and Princeton on full scholarships from the Gates Foundation in the fall.
Twins Bound for Ivy League after UChicago College Readiness Programs
South Side Twins Naomi and Nannette Beckley are bound for Ivy League schools after participating, respectively, in the Collegiate Scholars Program and Office of Special Programs-College Prep, UChicago college readiness and access programs.
Celebrating 50 Years of College Access
This week, UChicago celebrated 50 years of groundbreaking programs led by the Office of Civic Engagement to help low-income, high-potential Chicago high school students gain admission to, pay for, and thrive in college.
Chicago High Schoolers Make the Most of Summer at UChicago
The Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP) and Collegiate Scholars Program (CSP) are two college readiness programs operating under the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago., both of which have supported Chicago-area high schoolers this summer as they continue to prepare for college and all that comes with it.