Niche College Scholarship

The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund

March 1, 2024
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund’s mission is to aid qualified Chicago Public School students from low-income households in pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) four-year college degree and launching a career in the construction or engineering industries.

This innovative partnership from the Chicago Transit Authority, Walsh-Fluor Design Build Team, and Chicago Scholars will provide college scholarships and mentoring supports, along with access to career development opportunities, to guide students in launching careers in the construction and engineering industries.

Eligibility and Requirements:

*Currently attending a CPS high school or charter school supported by CPS for two consecutive years or more *Participant in the Chicago Scholars program *Graduating Senior with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher *Have taken or be enrolled in at least 2 courses in either Construction-Related Courses, Architecture, Pre-Engineering, Business, or STEM. Planning to pursue similar field of study in college. *School attendance rate of 85% or higher *Seeking a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. four-year college or university on a full-time basis *From a low-income household as determined by HUD standards

Students selected for the scholarship will be notified via email with a copy going to the student's high school. Students may be expected to attend a scholarship gathering to celebrate this award if selected. Scholarship Search