Chicago Star Scholarship
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- Scholarship Description
Since the Star Scholarship Launched in Fall 2015, Star Scholar completion rates are nearly double the national average. Star Scholars have received almost $5 million in additional scholarships. Of Star Scholars projected to graduate this year, more than 80 percent are in the first-generation of their family to attend college. CPS graduates will have up to three years to use the funds, starting in the first fall CCC semester after their CPS graduation.
Chicago Public Schools students–and now, students attending Chicago-based Big Shoulders Fund-supported schools–are able to pursue a degree or certificate at City Colleges at no cost. Requirements vary, but students generally need a GPA of at least 3.0, and must test completion-ready in math and English. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.